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BOOK REVIEW – Batmobile: The Complete History by Mark Cotta Vaz

By Marty Mulrooney

Batmobile The Complete History

Batmobile: The Complete History offers a detailed account of the iconic Batmobile, from its first appearance within the pages of Detective Comics, to its latest appearance on the big screen in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. The book has been lovingly written and put together by New York Times bestselling author Mark Cotta Vaz, and features ‘stunning photographs, detailed specs, blueprints, concept artwork, and original interviews.’

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman: Knightfall (Volume 1)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Knightfall (Volume 1) collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane Special #1, Batman #491-500, Detective Comics #659-666, Showcase ’93 #7-8 and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18. Launched by Titan Books in the UK two months prior to the release of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, this collected edition gives readers the chance to discover how Bane – the only villain to have ‘broken’ the Batman – was introduced in the comics.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is the much anticipated follow-up to the 2009 surprise hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, once again brought to you by British developer Rocksteady Studios. At the beginning of the game Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) is captured and imprisoned in the titular Arkham City, a sprawling super-prison five times larger than Arkham Asylum, which is being overseen by genius psychiatrist Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, the Joker is facing almost certain death due to his recent consumption of the Titan formula, its unstable properties mutating his blood and slowly killing him…

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BOOK REVIEW – Superman: Earth One (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Superman: Earth One is a graphic novel written by J. Michael Straczynski and pencilled by Shane Davis. The first in a new series of original DC Universe graphic novels featuring top writers’ and illustrators’ unique takes on DC characters, Superman: Earth One offers a bold new origin story for the iconic Man of Steel.

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GAME REVIEW – DC Universe Online (PC)

By Duncan Voice

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Like his proverbial namesake catching the morning worm, The Chaffinch swoops down from the rooftops to tackle the nameless thugs of Gotham City. Dishing out punches, kicks and batarangs, his retribution is swift. Answering a call from his mentor Batman, he heads to another crime scene round the block. Identical looking thugs meet the same justice. Another call comes in, twenty more of the same reprobates line the streets. DC Universe Online reads a familiar story. Fantastic license, terrible execution.

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BOOK REVIEW – DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book

By Marty Mulrooney

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DC Comics celebrates 75 years of fantastic comic books this October with the publication of DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book, published by Quirk Books. Showcasing 100 of their most famous covers, each page is perforated and ready to frame, with behind-the-scenes commentary (as well as quotes from the artists themselves) offered on the back of every page.

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