With its utter refusal to even approach traditional Batman canon, Gotham has always been entertainingly bizarre. But season four was a cavalcade of craziness that would even give the Joker pause—or Jokers, rather. If you don’t watch this delightfully bonkers show, here’s all the madness you missed.
Lego just announced a new batch of smart systems that you can control with your phone. The so-called Powered Up Platform works with smartphones to turn classic brick-based creations into fun, animated sets. And right out of the gate, Lego is offering up a new app-controlled Batmobile. It looks awesome.
Gotham may be on its way out, but one of its producers is not done with Batman television prequels.
While it’s been fun to watch as Fox’s Gotham has tossed out the traditional Batman origin story in favor of a wilder, more generally batshit spin on Bruce Wayne’s early years, we all know that the show’s been building to this moment.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time we’ve got a bumper bunch of Jurassic Park merchandise (and some Jurassic-adjacent attempts too), rocking toys that boldly go, and perhaps the world’s most absurdly articulated action figure cape ever seen. Check them out!
Many actors have donned the bat-mantle to provide a voice to Gotham’s Dark Knight—the latest example being the delightfully loopy Batman Ninja, out now on Blu-ray and DVD—over decades of film, TV, and games. But who’s done it best? Here’s our bat-ranking of Gotham’s finest voice actors.
Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight is the kind of Elseworlds-esque story that has the potential to fundamentally change our ideas about the Dark Knight in a way that’s bigger than any one comic book, TV show, or movie. Now that the series has come to a close, we take a look back at what made it great and where it took…
We live in a world where superheroes are dominating the box office, but the story of their origins in the ‘30s and ‘40s are filled with personal stories that are just as gripping as the blockbuster tales of the modern day. A new graphic novel wants to tell the story of one man in particular: The artist who brought…
Batman: The Animated Series is one of those shows whose legacy has only grown with time. Now, over 25 years after the series debuted, Batman: TAS is getting a miniatures tabletop board game that will put a smile on anyone’s face, not just The Joker’s.
Booster Gold is known for being a bit of a screwup in the DC Comics universe. But his latest attempt at having something go right for himself has gone very, very wrong. And he’s pulled Batman and Catwoman into the mess.
Some pretty major storylines are coming to a head in DC Comics’ series this summer—and so to set the stage, DC has released DC Nation, a collection of stories being offered free digitally (or for a quarter or less in comic book stores) that give some hints at interesting and troubled times ahead for the world’s finest.
With the recent worldwide release of Avengers: Infinity War, many comic book fans spent the weekend processing the movie’s grand implications on the larger Marvel universe. Perhaps the most surprising revelation of all, however, isn’t being discussed in forum posts or on social media. Hidden among the movie’s numerous…
Batman Ninja is a gorgeous, almighty mess. Its frenetic incoherence is matched only by its desire to top itself again and again with vivid, striking imagery. I spent almost 90 minutes barely having a clue what was going on, but somehow despite that, also knew that I loved every goddamn second of it.
As of last week, Superman celebrated his 80th year as the world’s most recognizable superhero. Tons of conversations have been happening about favorite stories and moments in the Kal-El canon, and it’s worth thinking about the ones that came out since dawn of the new millennium.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we’ve got claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, Lego’s descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch’s premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!
In Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming Batman Ninja film, the Dark Knight, his allies, and his Rogues Gallery all find themselves suddenly transported back in time from modern-day Gotham to feudal Japan. It’s a wild, curious premise for an adventure, so of course it’s got a weird-as-hell explanation to go with it.
If you’re a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird.
Injustice is already one of DC’s most delightfully loopy alternate universes. Now, it’s going to get even better with a new crossover series that mashes that world up with the Masters of the Universe.
Ever since Gotham introduced Jerome Valeska in season one, a character that over the course of the show acted increasingly like the future Joker and dressed like the future Joker and laughed like the future Joker and also had his face cut off and stapled back on like the Joker of the comics, fans have wondered if he…
In the winter of 1988, thousands of people across the country voted to decide whether Jason Todd, the second Robin, would live or die in an upcoming issue of Batman. Some 5,271 people wanted Jason to survive the Joker’s brutal assault and torture; 5,343 did not. You do the math.