The Batman logo debut

Via CBR:

Director Matt Reeves has debuted the official logo for The Batman, along with Jim Lee artwork for DC FanDome.

Reeves shared the logo and artwork on Twitter with the caption, “Excited to share the very first look at our official #TheBatman logo, and some very cool additional #DCFanDome artwork by the amazing @jimlee — see more of #TheBatman at the #DCFanDome global event in the Hall of Heroes this Saturday, 8/22! #TheBatman #DCFanDome #ForTheFans” Much like the first look at Robert Pattinson in the Bat suit, the logo for The Batman finds the film’s title filled in dark red.

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and co-written by Reeves and Mattson Tomlin. The film stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone and Peter Sarsgaard as District Attorney Gil Colson. The Batman is set to be released in theaters on October 1, 2021.

Get ready for Tron: Ares

Via CinemaBlend:

Sometimes all it takes to revive a project that’s languished in the shadows like Tron 3 is the right amount of buzz. Recently, that sort of anticipation is what’s been powering the project, as director Garth Davis and star Jared Leto have boarded the project’s early stages of active development. But another interesting note has been making the rounds with fans, as it looked like Leto, in his excitement, may have accidentally let the working title of this new film slip: Tron: Ares.

Should this be the actual title, or even just the name of the film in this phase of development, we could be looking at some very exciting developments for the future of the Tron franchise. Here’s what I’m thinking about the possibilities of Tron: Ares:

It’s been rumored for some time that Jared Leto was playing a mysterious character named Ares in the world of Tron. So if the title of Tron: Ares is accurate, this assumption sounds like it’s finally been confirmed. Right from the beginning, knowing that Leto could very much be playing that figure shrouded in secrecy is a pretty powerful key to unlocking the rest of the project’s strategy moving forward. It also leads to some exciting assumptions and pathways that Tron 3 could take to make an interesting sequel even more promising.

Doctor Who – Thin Time

By Dan Abnett

The TARDIS is unmoored in space-time, resulting in a rather peculiar appearance in the 19th Century, on Halloween night. The Doctor specifies that on this night, the barrier between worlds is thin, resulting in strange apparitions and occurrences.

Charles Crookshap, a novelist of science fiction, has been having dreams that his future self has been communicating with him and providing knowledge. He has redecorated his dining room at the request of his future self for a specific event that will change his life. The Doctor is puzzled by Crookshap’s story and worried by the designs on the dining room walls which are actually sub quantum computations to take advantage of the thinness of time. Crookshap had called his good friend and confident John Hobshaw by to witness the event when he would meet his future self, then this Doctor fellow showed up and things went sideways.

Creatures from outside of time attack the manor house and threaten the Doctor and the others as they attempt to find some way to bolster their defenses and close the gap. The Doctor ruminates that he has left his companions behind given the grave and dangerous nature of his travels. He realizes that perhaps he was wrong to leave them behind as they had already decided to live the mad dangerous life they live with him.

Thin Time is a thrilling and atmospheric tale combining themes of classic horror and classic Who to deliver a great adventure. There is also a surprise guest from voice actor Jacob Dudman that will have you punch the sky. A grand story, Thin Time is the first part of a double story release alongside Madquake and can be ordered directly from Big Finish.

NEW COMICS 08/19/20

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Strong Box The Big Bad Book Of Boon #8 (Of 8), $3.99
Aquaman #62 (Cover A Robson Rocha), $3.99
Batman #97 (Cover A Guillem March), $3.99
Metal Men #9 (Of 12)(Cover A Shane Davis), $3.99
Question The Deaths Of Vic Sage #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz), $6.99
Heavy Metal #300 (Cover A Claudia Iannciello), $9.99
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Omni #9, $3.99
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Too Long A Sacrifice #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Ricardo Drumond), $3.99
Adventureman #2 (Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers #35 (Cover A Matteo Scalera), $3.99
Captain America #22 (Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99
Empyre X-Men #4 (Of 4)(Cover A TBD), $4.99
Maestro #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Dale Keown), $4.99
Spider-Man #1 (Facsimile Edition), $3.99
Spider-Man Spider-Verse Spider-Ham TP, $9.99
Thor #6 (Cover A Olivier Coipel), $3.99
X-Men Milestones Necrosha TP, $39.99
Rai #6 (Cover A Netho Diaz), $3.99

Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant reunite in Doctor Who Big Finish box set

They were separated during The Trial of a Time Lord. They were reunited in The Widow’s Assassin back in 2014; now they’re getting a new collection of stories spanning the cosmos.

In 1999, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant first reprised their roles as the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown for the Big Finish audio drama, Doctor Who: Whispers of Terror. While they have starred in over 30 adventures together since, this is their first box set.

Joining them for this first exciting volume of stories are, among others, Deirdre Mullins (Man Down), Hugh Skinner (W1A), Javone Prince (Horrible Histories), Sarah Douglas (Superman II) and Rosie Baker (actress daughter of Colin, in her first role for Big Finish).

Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor and Peri volume one is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set (£24.99) or as a download (£19.99), exclusively from

This box set contains four brand new, one-hour adventures:

The Headless Ones by James Parsons & Andrew Stirling-Brown

When a distress call from an unknown source threatens to rip the TARDIS from the vortex, the Doctor and Peri arrive in nineteenth-century Africa hoping to find the cause of the disturbance. Instead, they meet a British expedition searching for a long lost tribe: the B’lemyae… better known to the locals as ‘the Headless Ones’.

Like by Jacqueline Rayner

On the Earth colony world Rusina, the populace strive to be popular. Likes lead to promotion, dislikes lead to demotion – and more recently, something worse. So when the Doctor investigates the truth behind their subscriber-led society, he finds himself about to become very unpopular indeed.

The Vanity Trap by Stuart Manning

Myrna Kendal used to be a Hollywood film star. Now she spends her life reminiscing on chat shows but there is always one unfinished film she refuses to talk about… at least until the TARDIS interrupts a TV interview, and the Doctor and Peri’s appearance stirs up long-forgotten memories.

Conflict Theory by Nev Fountain

Concerned by the Doctor’s increasing over-protectiveness, Peri presents him with an ultimatum: either they seek counselling or she leaves the TARDIS permanently. Reluctant to lose one of his closest friends, the Doctor seeks out one of the finest psychoanalysts in the universe: Dr Sigmund Freud.

Peri actress Nicola Bryant said: “As always it’s a delight! And it’s very easy to work with my dear friend and colleague Colin Baker. I have been working with him for over half my life – so ‘easy’ is kind of an understatement!

“I really adore all of these stories. Interesting, complex and diverse. They all tackle the inevitable change between the Sixth Doctor and Peri that would be reflected in the decades they have known each other. What is really interesting is that Peri has grown but of course the Doctor hasn’t changed at all.”

Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor and Peri volume one is now available to own HERE as a collector’s edition five-disc box set (£24.99) or as a download (£19.99).

Batman: Soul of the Dragon


Batman: The Animated Series’ Bruce Timm is returning to DC for Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an animated film from Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment that takes the Dark Knight of Gotham City on a trip to the 1970s.

According to THR, Soul of the Dragon is not based on any previous source material. Instead, it’s an original story”[that] sees Bruce Wayne face a deadly menace from his past, with the help of three former classmates: world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva.”

Soul of the Dragon is executive produced by Timm and directed and produced by DC animation veteran Sam Liu from a script by Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge writer Jeremy Adams.

Directed by Sam Liu and executive produced by Bruce Timm, Batman: Soul of the Dragon stars David Giuntoli as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, James Hong as O-Sensei and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. The film arrives in 2021.

New images from The Batman

Some new images of the upcoming film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader have emerged. They depict Batman in full costume as well as out of costume as Bruce Wayne. Additionally, Catwoman (played by Zoe Kravitz) can be seen. The film is set in the early days of the dark knight and will feature several of his rogues.

The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it was developed as the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe and a reboot of the Batman film franchise.
Release date: October 1, 2021
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenplay: Matt Reeves

Doctor Who and The Minds of Magnox

This is a great announcement as Dudman is an incredible voice actor. I think fans will be very pleased with this one.

Via BBC Studios:

BBC Audio and Demon Records have announced that they will be publishing a brand new Doctor Who audio story for the Tenth Doctor as part of the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform adventure. Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox will be released on CD and digital download by BBC Audio on 3rd December and will be released on vinyl by Demon Records on 4th December, marking the first simultaneous publication of a BBC Audio title across CD, digital and vinyl formats. The CD and digital editions will also feature a short Coda to the story.
The audio story is available to pre-order on Amazon and Audible now and will be available to purchase globally.
In this original story, the Doctor travels with Brian, the Ood assassin, to the planet Magnox, one of the greatest receptacles of knowledge the universe will ever know, and home to the Minds of Magnox. The Doctor needs to ask a vital question, but the answer is Grade 1 Classified. In order to gain an audience with the Minds of Magnox he must take a dangerous test.
Meanwhile, Brian gets involved with a criminal group and is asked to assassinate the Minds of Magnox. However, others also have the planet within their sights…
Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox is written by Darren Jones and narrated by Jacob Dudman.
Darren Jones has written several previous Doctor Who stories for BBC Audio, including Doctor Who: Paradise Lost, Sleepers in the Dust and The Eye of the Jungle.
Jacob Dudman has previously read Doctor Who: Paradise Lost for BBC Audio, and has recently starred in Netflix’s The Stranger alongside Richard Armitage.
Michael Stevens, Doctor Who Range Editor for BBC Audio, said: “We’re delighted to tell this part of the epic Time Lord Victorious story, which is a unique and thrilling adventure for us all. Darren Jones has created the world of Magnox for the Tenth Doctor and Brian to visit, and Jacob Dudman brings it to life pitch-perfectly.” About Time Lord Victorious:
Time Lord Victorious is a multi-platform Doctor Who multi-platform adventure in which partners including Penguin Random House, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Big Finish Productions, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, Immersive Everywhere, Maze Theory, Demon Records, BBC Books and BBC Audio, unite to tell a brand new Doctor Who story.
Launching in Autumn 2020, Time Lord Victorious will tell a new and untold story, set within the Dark Times at the start of the universe, when even the Eternals were young. Following several Doctors across space and time as they defend their home planet from a terrible race, this is a story like no other.
The story will feature the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Doctors, companion Rose Tyler and monsters including the Daleks and the Ood, with more revealed over the coming months.
Further information about Time Lord Victorious can be found on DoctorWho.TV, where a timeline of product releases will be collated as products are announced.Bibliographic information:Pre-order links CD and download: 

NEW COMICS 08/12/20

For the complete list of this week’s comics, click here.

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Zorro Timeless Tales #2 (Cover A Tom Yeates), $3.99
Aquaman Deadly Waters Deluxe Edition HC, $39.99
Batman’s Grave #9 (Of 12)(Cover B Stephen Platt Card Stock Variant), AR
Dark Nights Death Metal #1 (Of 7)(Greg Capullo 2nd Printing Recolored Variant Cover), $4.99
Detective Comics #1025 (Cover A Kenneth Rocafort), $3.99
Green Lantern Season Two #6 (Of 12)(Cover A Liam Sharp), $3.99
Hawkman #26 (Cover A Mikel Janin), $3.99
Superman #24 (Cover A Ivan Reis & Joe Prado), $3.99
Corto Maltese Mu The Lost Continent GN, $34.99
Amazing Spider-Man #46 (Cover A Josemaria Casanovas), $3.99
Empyre #5 (Of 6)(Cover A Jim Cheung), $4.99
Hawkeye Freefall #5, $3.99
Hellstrom Evil Origins TP, $24.99
Revenge Of The Cosmic Ghost Rider #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Scott Hepburn), $3.99
Star Wars Darth Vader #4 (Cover A In-Hyuk Lee), $3.99
Star Wars The Action Figure Variant Covers #1 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher), $9.99
Blade Runner 2019 (FCBD 2020 Edition), AR
Batman 80th Anniversary Series Pull Back Car 1966 TV Version, AR

Christopher Eccleston Returns to Doctor Who

Via DoctorWhoMerchandise:

Big Finish Productions, in association with BBC Studios announces the long-awaited return of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor.

First seen on screen in 2005, Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor introduced a whole new generation of fans to Doctor Who.

Now he’s back, with a brand-new series of twelve fantastic full-cast audio adventures in space and time, due to be released across four box sets, starting with volume one in May 2021.

Christopher Eccleston said: “After 15 years it will be exciting to revisit the Ninth Doctor’s world, bringing back to life a character I love playing.”

Story details, writers and additional guest cast are being kept under wraps at present but this Doctor Who audio series promises to be, once again, the trip of a lifetime.

Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish’s Chairman, Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “I first talked to Christopher about returning to the role of the Doctor at a fan convention in February this year. Christopher said he was enjoying meeting the fans and was pleased that his Doctor was remembered so fondly. I am so pleased that Christopher has decided to return to the role with us – and I’m excited to welcome him to the Big Finish family as we discover the new adventures of the Ninth Doctor.”

Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs, added: “Working with Chris was a very special time for me. The beginning of my Doctor Who TV career. So, writing for and directing him feels incredibly exciting. He’s such a powerful performer and it’ll be amazing to work with him again.”

Each of the four volumes in Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures will be released as a 4-disc collector’s edition box set or download containing three brand-new full cast audio adventures, plus a selection of behind-the-scenes extras.

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures is now available globally for pre-order exclusively at the Big Finish website (, from just £19.99.

Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).

The Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website ( Please note: the vinyl editions do not include the behind-the-scenes extras.