Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Flash Taps into the Speed Force in New Season 2 Poster - Join the Battle against Zoom!

The Flash Taps into the Speed Force in New Season 2 Poster

Join the Battle against Zoom! 

By Alex Burns

The CW have revealed a new poster for the new season of 'The Flash' and it's awesome! Looks as though Barry will be tapping into uncharted territory with his powers so expect out hero to go faster than ever before to take on new "Big Bad" Zoom. The Season 2 villain has been confirmed as "Faster than both the Flash and the Reverse-Flash" by showrunners Barry will have his work cut out for him to stay alive and defeat this new enemy. It's not all bad news though as the Flash will have help in this battle against Zoom as Teddy Sears and Violett Beane join the show as fellow speedster heroes Jay Garrick and Jesse Quick respectively. Together, will these heroes be able to best the might of Zoom?

Check out the poster below plus a new teaser for Season 2 that shows off Jay Garrick in action plus our first glimpse at Zoom.

Grant Gustin returns as Barry Allen/The Flash, along with Candice Patton as Iris West Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Demore Barnes as Tokamak, Tony Todd as the voice of the new adversary; Zoom. The Flash is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, David Nutter and Sarah Schechter.

The Flash returns for his second season in October on Sky 1. 

Marvels - C&C Classic Comic Retrospective Icons from a New Perspective

Marvels - C&C Classic Comic Retrospective

Icons from a New Perspective 

By Steven Carter

I have been wanting to do a review on this for quite some time. There is a fantasy I have that one day, we would eventually see all of the movie rights to all Superheroes and Mutants come back home to Marvel Studios. If this day should ever arrive, there are several graphic novels that I would dearly love to see on the big screen. The storylines are: Dark Reign, House of M, Old Man Logan, Secret Invasion, World War Hulk, and most of all, Marvels. 

These are all novels that span the whole of the marvel 616 comic universe. One at least, is rumoured to be the inspiration for the upcoming Wolverine film but sadly won't reach it's full potential due to those pesky movie rights! We’ll get back on track now and focus on Marvels. This is a 4 part series released back in 1994, written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by the artistic wizard, Alex Ross. The beginning of the book is set in the 1940’s, right when the comics were gaining popularity and the 2nd World War was raging. 

The Prelude kicks off as a monologue detailing the first moments of the original Human Torch (seen briefly in the first Captain America movie). This sets the mood of the whole series really well. You read about the first experience the Torch has with the general public and how they react when they see him catch fire the very moment he comes into contact with oxygen. 

The main body of the story covers some major events throughout the gold and silver age of comics, seen through the eyes of one journalist, Phil Sheldon. During the first few pages you see the events mentioned in the prologue, only from Sheldon’s point of view. You also learn about his ambitions to be a war journalist in Europe, covering the events of WW2. Sheldon loses his desire to go some what when all of these stories start to surface of flying men on fire, a naked man who possessed great strength and was able to swim underwater without coming up for air (Namor). There's a great line when all this was happening: 

“But we had gotten smaller. I could see it in those same faces. Faces that had once been so confident, so brash. We weren't the players any more. We were Spectators. We were waiting for something, without knowing what it was.” 

The realisation that the human race wasn't the most powerful species any more. Fights were breaking out in cities that the authorities had no power to stop. That must feel pretty scary for the average Joe, but fantastic for a journalist. 

When Captain America appeared, public opinion changed. He was just as powerful as Namor and the Torch, yet he was perceived as a true American hero. Taking the fight to those who had it coming. You even get to see a young Nick Fury (pre eye patch) express his desire to enlist in the army thanks to Cap. 

Chapter 2, titled “Monsters Among Us” sees many more appearances of a wider variety of heroes. The public are captivated every time they get a sighting and Sheldon is busy trying to document it all. “It was life or death. It was a grand opera. It was the greatest show on earth. And we, every single one of us, we had the best seat in the house.”A nice 4th wall reference I noticed was that a lot of the photographs Sheldon takes end up being the front covers of comic books in real life.

Further into the chapter you realise why the book received it's title. It's the introduction to the X-Men. Fuelled by rumour and here say, they were vilified from the start. Marvel’s take on racial hatred against mutants was handled really well. The derogatory term “Mutie” gets used a lot in gossip and stories often start with “well I heard…” And “this guy said…”

It gets to the point where groups of men are running around with guns and pitchforks towards the last sighting of a mutant. “We don't want your kind here!” “We saw one out by the trash cans, a face like a skull, who knows what it was up to?!” “We gotta get ‘em Phil, before they get us!” Phil was caught up in the hysteria until he found out the mutant they were hunting was a little girl who was hiding in his basement. The look in her eyes reminded him of the look in the prisoners eyes when they were liberated from Auschwitz. The riots against Mutants were getting out of control and weren't helped when the sentinels were created to hunt the Mutants. It's quite clear that the “Monsters” the title refers to is about the humans rather than the mutants. 

The third chapter “Judgement Day” covers potentially the biggest event to happen in the silver age of comics, the day Galactus arrived to devour Earth. Public opinion had once again changed regarding superheroes. Magazines were desperate to find scandals and vilify certain characters, notably Spiderman. Phil Sheldon was losing motivation to do his job. The world seemed to want to put a downer on every good deed that a hero performed. 

The main event followed the Fantastic 4’s fight against Galactus. Once again, New York was helpless and were certain they were witnessing the apocalypse. After the events reach their conclusions, there was much confusion and the media spun a story claiming the whole thing was a hoax. This left a sour taste in Phil’s mouth. On the way to covering a fight between the X-Men and Count Nefaria, he confronts some anti-mutant group blasting out “YOU PEOPLE! WHAT DO YOU NEED, THE WORLD TO ACTUALLY END?! Are you so busy digging for garbage you can't even admit to yourselves that you're grateful?!” The book promptly ends there and brings us to the final chapter called “The Day She Died". 

Phil Sheldon is close to retirement. The newspapers are still intent on putting Superheroes in a bad light. Sheldon pleads to an editor about how they save us again and again, yet we insult and belittle them in return. The truth it seems is getting distorted in a major way. The plea falls on deaf ears and Sheldon takes it upon himself to clear Spidey’s name from the murder of George Stacey. He follows many leads from eye witnesses, including Octavious himself but gets no-where, until he meets up with Gwen Stacey herself. The time he spends with her just highlights what an amazing individual she was. It also brings up the anguish and sorrow all over again as Sheldon bares witness to her kidnapping by the Green Goblin. He gives chase and sees the fateful fight unfold between Spiderman and Green Goblin on the Brooklyn Bridge. That event proves to be the final straw for Sheldon who slips into depression and promptly retires. The book eventually ends on an optimistic note with Sheldon looking forward to leading an ordinary life, posing for a photo with a young Danny Ketch (the third Ghost Rider) on his paper round.

If the story doesn't keep you captivated then the sheer class of the artwork certainly will. Alex Ross simply is one of the greatest comic book artists there is. If you purchase the novel version of this collection, you are treated to behind the scenes pages of how Ross manages to bring life to his characters. This was his first major project that thrust him into the limelight and establishing himself as one of the most sought after cover artists. His watercolour imagery stands out from other artists’ work and creates a very realistic picture, from the facial expressions, right down to the folds in clothing. This is an important book to add to any comic book fan’s collection. 



Monday, 28 September 2015

Civil War Interview - Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Replacing Captain America

Civil War Interview - Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Replacing Captain America

Plus Chris Evans Reveals Plot Details

By Alex Burns

Marvel Universe actors Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were present at the Salt Lake Comic-Con and each have offered up some pretty intriguing comments concerning Captain America: Civil War. The next big Marvel movie, Civil War is being billed as Avengers 2.5 as Captain America and Iron Man clash along with a whole host of their superhero friends. Evans has elaborated on just why these two heroes are coming to blows in the movie check out his comments below.

“Tony actually thinks we should be signing these accords and reporting to somebody and Cap, who’s always been a company man and has always been a soldier, actually doesn’t trust anymore. Given what happened in Cap 2, I think he kind of feels the safest hands are his own, and these are understandable concerns, but this is tough, because even reading the script, you think I think I agree with Tony in a way, and I do agree that to make this work, you do need to surrender to the group. It can’t just be one person saying this is right and this is what we’re going to do.’

“But Cap has his reasons, he certainly has his reasons, and he is a good man and his moral compass is probably the cleanest, This is a tough thing. This is what made it so interesting while we were filming, and it’s hopefully what will make the movie great is nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. There’s no clear bad guy here. We both have a point of view, which is akin to most disagreements in life and politics.”

Mackie and Stan were also questioned about the future of their roles in the MCU and whether, like in the comics, their characters would take on the role of Captain America.

“I don’t think we need a new Cap. I don’t think Cap needs to change,” Mackie said. “I think (Sebastian Stan) would be a great Cap, but then we’re left without Bucky. I think I’d be a great Cap, but then we’re left without a Falcon.”

“I’ll say this: They sure like to dangle a cheese in front of my nose a lot,” Stan said. “They’re like ‘Oh yeah, that’s where you pick up the shield,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. There it is again.’ But I don’t know. If I could say one thing, if anyone can have anything to do with it, to make it happen, is you.”

Speculation has been rife that Chris Evans may be coming to the end of his tenure as Captain America but we'll have to wait and see how this plays out. Captain America: Civil War is set for release May 6th 2016

Saturday, 26 September 2015

'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ' Season 3 Episode 2 - "Purpose in the Machine" Preview

'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ' Season 3 Episode 2 - "Purpose in the Machine" Preview

The Team Gets an Asgardian Perspective

By Alex Burns

Marvel's Agents of Shield is back for another season of super powered action and MCU intrigue with the first episode Laws of Nature set to bow September 29th on ABC (unconfirmed here in the UK) we've now got a sneak peek at episode 2 to share with you. Check out the episode synopsis and a couple of official photos below.

Fitz and the team enlist the aid of an Asgardian to unlock the secrets of the ancient monolith that swallowed Simmons, and Agent May is at a crossroads in her personal and professional life

Fan favourite actor Clark Gregg returns as Director Phil Coulson along with Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson/Quake plus familiar faces like Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell. Matthew Willig also joins this season playing the Inhuman villain, Lash.

Episode 2 airs October 6th on ABC and we'll make sure to keep you up to date with every episode so keep it locked right here at Cape and Cowl! 

Netflix Reveal 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Trailer - Just Five More Minutes...

Netflix Reveal 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Teaser

Just Five More Minutes... 

By Alex Burns

Netflix have revealed a new teaser for their upcoming series 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' on the official Facebook page. for the show. I think we'll all be able to relate to the footage below and it's a pretty sweet tease for a hero who is not an all-star in Marvel's line-up as the promotions keep saying, "It's time the world knew her name".

Atrévete a juzgar su aliento por la mañana.Muy pronto, #JessicaJones. Una serie original de #Netflix.
Posted by Marvel - Jessica Jones on Friday, September 25, 2015

We're looking forward to the show and can't get enough of the Netflix Marvel adaptations. We even got a nice message thanking Cape and Cowl for our coverage from cast member Susie Abromeit on our Instagram page, which is always nice! 


Taking place after a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, the new series follows Jessica Jones as she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. The show is the second entry in Marvel's four-part Netflix deal, after 'Marvel's Daredevil' it will be followed by 'Marvel's Luke Cage' and 'Marvel's Iron Fist'. The four heroes will eventually join forces Avengers style in the 'Marvel's The Defenders'.

Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones first appeared in the Marvel comic 'Alias' #1 (November 2001) as a former super heroine who became the owner and sole employee of Alias Private Investigations. She has had numerous run-ins with Marvel Heroes notably Luke Cage and Spider-Man, the latter inspired her to become a superhero. She has since become a member of the New Avengers alongside her husband Luke Cage during Marvel Comics' Heroic Age. Krysten Ritter will portray the character in the live-action series alongside David Tennant as the villainous Kilgrave. The show is set to premiere on Netflix on November 20, 2015.

Hayley Atwell Strikes a Pose in New Agent Carter Season 2 Poster

Hayley Atwell Strikes a Pose in New Agent Carter Season 2 Poster

Peggy Carter Heads to the City of Angels

By Alex Burns

'Agent Carter' season 2 is almost upon us and Marvel have revealed a new poster showing Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter looking classy in new locale, Los Angeles. The series focuses on Captain America's ally and long lost love, Peggy Carter and her exploits at the beginnings of SHIELD back in the day. After some concern the show may not get picked up for a follow-up season this poster will look all the more sweeter. Check out the poster below.

Season 2 follows Peggy Carter as she moves to Los Angeles to deal with the threats of the new atomic age in the wake of World War II, gaining new friends, a new home, and potential new love. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.

Photos From Netflix Show 'Marvel's Luke Cage' Revealed - Plus New Cast Member On Set

Photos From Netflix Show 'Marvel's Luke Cage' Revealed

Plus New Cast Member On Set

By Alex Burns

Check out a few new snaps of from the upcoming Netflix series 'Marvel's Luke Cage' featuring actor Mike Colter as the titular hero. The shots show off a scene set outside Pops Barber shop, also present is actor Frankie Faison who's character role has not been officially announced as of yet, judging by these pictures though it's a safe bet he'll be playing "Pop" although it's unclear if this is a reworked comic book character or a new creation for the show.

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem, and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

The show is the third entry in Marvel's four-part Netflix deal, after 'Marvel's Daredevil' and 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' it will be followed by 'Marvel's Iron Fist'. The four heroes will eventually join forces Avengers style in the 'Marvel's The Defenders'.  

Colter leads a cast that also includes Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple after her appearance in 'Marvel's Daredevil'

'Marvel's Luke Cage' Season 1 will bow on Netflix in 2016.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Go Behind-The-Scenes of Daredevil in this New Video - Take a Peek Behind the Mask

Go Behind-The-Scenes of Daredevil in this New Video

Take a Peek Behind the Mask

By Alex Burns

The first season of 'Daredevil' was a smash hit when it premiered on Netflix and while we wait for season 2 to be released let's take a look at how the show was made. The official Facebook page released this awesome clip showing off filming and interviews with the main cast as well. Check it out!

Get a peek behind the mask with some of the people who make #Daredevil possible.
Posted by Marvel's Daredevil on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City's Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil. 

Season 2 is expected to drop in 2016 on Netflix with Jon Bernthal joining the cast as Frank Castle AKA The Punisher! You can check out our review of the first season here.

Nostalgia Trip! X-Men '92 Returns as Ongoing Series in 2016

Nostalgia Trip! X-Men '92 Returns as Ongoing Series in 2016

What's Next for Xavier's Students After Battleworld?

By Alex Burns

During Marvel's Secret Wars there were some epic tie-in miniseries and one of the most well received was X-Men '92 a return to the fan-favourite cartoon that became an introduction for many people (myself included) to the wonders of the X-Men universe. The minseries was awesome and today Marvel have announced that not only is X-Men 92 coming back but it's going to be an ongoing series! Expect the title to launch in Spring 2016 and creative team Chris Sims and Chad Bowers are continuing to write the series as well as interior Alti Firmansyah and cover artist David Nakayama.

The title will pick up after the events of Battleworld with the X-Men travelling back to their own universe and getting Xavier's School back up and running. Expect new students at the school as Cassandra Nova's pupils will be enrolling. Check out the first issue cover below and see if you can spot some familiar faces! Several popular X-Men villains charge into battle against Wolverine and co. including Omega Red, Exodus, Mystique, the mighty Apocalypse and more! This is bound to excite anyone who used to watch the show on FOx Kids back in the day and we'll make sure to bring you more as we have it, so keep it locked at Cape and Cowl.

Wonder Woman Screenwriter Describes The DC Universe On Film

Wonder Woman Screenwriter Describes The DC Universe On Film

"Very Different" to the MCU and Fox's X-Men Franchise

By Alex Burns

In an interview with Collider Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs and he has spoken at length about his experience so far working on projects connected to the DC Extended Universe. Fuchs comments on the high level of secrecy and also how the DC take will differ from other current superhero cinematic ventures. 

“This is what I would say. When you work for DC, it’s sort of like working for the CIA. You have a vow of silence. I think, as we speak, Zack Snyder’s gonna come in here and put a muzzle on me. The trouble with these things is that you really can’t say much. So I’m excited about everything that’s going on in that universe. And I’ve certainly read the same reports you’ve read about my involvement and what that might be, but I can only speak to it as a fan. I can tell you, I am someone who from a very young age was a huge fan of DC Comics. A huge fan of that key troika in the Justice League of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as all the other characters.

“So I am very, very happy that that DC Cinematic Universe is finally being fleshed out. I don’t think it’s any secret that people who have seen the Batman v Superman trailer, the Suicide Squad trailer can see that this is a very different cinematic universe than the one that Marvel has constructed over at Disney, or the one that Simon Kinberg and company have constructed with X-Men over at Fox. It’s a really specific, grand, slightly darker, slightly grittier place. As a fan of those comic books, a fan of those movies, I’m excited to see where it goes next.”

DC is finally making the jump to producing a DC Universe on film like Marvel have enjoyed with the likes of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Next year we have Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad before the Justice League come together in 2017. For more on what to expect from the DC Extended Universe check out our editorial on the issue here.

Check Out This Incredible Mondo Batman: The Animated Series Vinyl Collection

Check Out This Incredible Mondo Batman: The Animated Series Vinyl Collection

Limited Edition Box Set Available for Pre-Order This Year

By Alex Burns

The epic and unique poster and merch makers Mondo have shared a pretty sweet tweet showing off this incredible 'Batman: The Animated Series' vinyl music box set.

Inside the new box set you’ll find eight 180 Gram 12″ LPs and  six 4×6 screen-printed handbills of classic Batman villains. The set comes with incredibly beautiful sleeve artwork courtesy of  Phantom City Creative’s Justin Erickson. Each individual vinyl comes with music from the series most memorable and classic episodes like “Heart of Ice,” “On Leather Wings” and “Almost Got ‘Im.”

Mondo also announced that the box set will be available for pre-order in November, more details are sure to follow with a more specific release date so I'd subscribe to their page for the quickest updates  @MondoNews. There will only be 1200 of these bad boys as it's a limited edition set and trust me when I say that this Mondo stuff goes like hot cakes! Set aside some cash as the box set is around $225 and keep your eyes peeled!

Developed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, 'Batman: The Animated Series' originally aired on FOX from 1992 to 1995 and amassed 85 incredible episodes whilst spawning a vast array of merchandise and several tie-in movies icluding the sole theatrical release 'Mask of the Phantasm' The series introduced the Harley Quinn character and featured the iconic partnership of Mark Hamill as The Joker and Kevin Conroy as Batman, the two actors were so well received that they are still playing those roles across a variety of mediums to this day. This show is the reason a lot of guys my age are into Batman in the first place and the way the series never pandered to youth was really key to it's appeal. While we wait for the release of the box set, check out the stunning artwork images in the gallery.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman - Character Motivations, Costume Details and Action Figures

Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman

Character Motivations, Costume Details and Action Figures

By Alex Burns

Jason Momoa has offered up some details on his new role as Aquaman in DC's new cinematic universe. In an interview with The Roberts Voice Momoa was drawn on the subject of Aquaman and spoke quite candidly about what we can expect. The actor revealed that the Aquaman costume could potentially have a more traditional motif to acknowledge the character's history and how the film will be made relevant to today by channelling into the our global pollution crisis.

“Well, there might be some bit of orange and green, a bit of respect to prior work, but I think he is meaner now and upset – look at what has been done to our oceans. That’s his world that has been polluted.”

The Aquaman reveal by Zack Snyder caused somewhat of a stir when the character appeared borderline unrecognisable as the Aquaman the general public were used to. Momoa appears in tribal style armour with tattoos, a fierce hair-do and a massive trident, it threw fans a little at first but the appreciation for the artistic endeavour and direction has eased public perception a little and now everyone really just wants another photo. There was also good news for collectors as Momoa revealed he has been scanned and is ready to be made into an action figure.

“Yes I have (been scanned), There will be collectibles.”

We'll get our first look at Momoa as Aquaman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' before he makes his debut proper by joining director Zack Snyder’s The 'Justice League Part One' in 2017. Momoa than takes centre stage in the James Wan-helmed solo film 'Aquaman' on July 27, 2018.

Gotham Season 2 Episode 2 - "Knock, Knock" Preview and Photos - The Inmates are Out of the Asylum

Gotham Season 2 Episode 2 - "Knock, Knock" Preview and Photos

The Inmates are Out of the Asylum

By Alex Burns

Gotham is back! The firs episode of Saeson 2 aired last week in the US and it won't be long before it's back in the UK. Make sure you stay up to date with all the goings on in Gotham City and check out this preview for Season 2 Episode 1 "Knock, Knock".

“Following his reinstatement, Gordon is thrust onto the high-profile case tracking the deadly inmate escape from Arkham Asylum. Meanwhile, Galavan plans his next move, while Bruce enlists the help of his father’s old friend to unlock the secrets in his office, and Nygma attempts to ask out Kristin Kringle (guest star Chelsea Spack) on a date.”

Ben McKenzie stars as Detective James Gordon alongside Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, newcommer Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma.

“Knock, Knock” is set to air on September 28. Gotham airs Mondays at 8 PM EST on FOX.

Check Out the Action-Packed Opening for Agents of SHIELD Season 3

Check Out the Action-Packed Opening for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 3

Daisy Johnson's Powers Plus a New Inhuman

By Alex Burns

Marvel's Agents of Sheild returns to Channel 4 this Autumn and thanks to IGN we've got an extended look at the opening sequence for Season 3 Episde 1 "Laws of Nature". Check out the footage below.

Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.

When Coulson and the team discover a new Inhuman, S.H.I.E.L.D. comes face to face with another organization searching for powered people. And still reeling from Simmons’ dramatic disappearance, Fitz goes to extreme lengths to try to learn how to get her back.

Batman Day: Everything You Need to Know - DC Comics 80% Off Sale, Special Events and More

Batman Day: Everything You Need to Know

DC Comics 80% Off Sale, Special Events and More

By Alex Burns

September 26th is Batman Day and we want to make sure you all celebrate in style, while not official here in the UK of course we'll be joining in the festivities as well! Whether it's a Batman party or a quiet night in watching The Dark Knight there's plenty you can do to celebrate the caped crusader, lets clue you in. 

For starters make sure you check your local comic or book store to check for Batman Day events, you won't want to miss getting involved if it's only up the road. DC Comics are releasing a limited edition run of one shot Batman Day comic books with several awesome variant covers, some of which you can check out below, the issue also features an 8-page sneak peek at the upcoming Batman and Robin: Eternal series, make sure to pick one of these up, especially as it's free!

There is also a DC Comics sale with 80% off digital downloads covering 1000 Batman related titles. The special offer is running now with comics available for only $0.99 in the US or £0.69 for those of you on our side of the Atlantic.  The deal is running across a variety of retailers including Comixology, Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Apple iTunes and iVerse. You can view the full listings of titles on offer here, make sure to hurry, the deal ends September 28th.

There are also numerous Batman Day talent signings featuring comicbook legends like Jim Lee, Paul Dini and Scott Snyder. These events are taking place across the US and Canada and you can find the full listings here.

If you run you're own store and want to get involved in the action make sure to download the official Batman Day activity book to hand out. You don't have to own a store though, we just downloaded it for fun! For the link to the download head here.

"Batman Day is back by popular demand on September 26th! From comics to video games, and TV to movies, join us as we celebrate all things Batman! Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book shops, bookstores, schools, libraries and other retail partners participating in the bat-centric event." 

DC Comics wants to share this day with you so make sure whatever you end up doing share your celebrations with the hashtag #BatmanDay. We'll be sure to keep you updated with our own Bat antics as well.