Batman

Batman Arkham City
First Screens

The first in-game stills from Rocksteady Studio’s sequel to the award winning Batman: Arkham Asylum were mysteriously leaked onto the internet today. Besides the enigmatic teaser trailer, this is our first real look at the game. Nothing official has been announced about the Batman: Arkham City to this point, other than its title. We know […]

Batman: Under the Red Hood Review

Batman: Under the Red Hood is the latest DC Comics animated film from Warner Premiere and WB Animation. The film is based on two well known Batman comic book stories:  the groundbreaking 1980’s arc A Death in the Family and the controversial 2005 arc Under the Hood. The former was significant because it featured the […]

DC Universe Online Cinematic Trailer

WB Games and Sony Online Entertainment used San Diego Comic Con as a chance to show off the new trailer for their upcoming massively multiplayer roleplaying game DC Universe Online. The trailer shows an alternate DC Comics universe, where Lex Luthor finally succeeds in killing Superman. However, Luthor quickly discovers that his victory is a […]

The Absolute Best of the Century (Thus Far)

When it was first suggested that each Dork Shelfer (we’re kinda like the Maple Leafs that way) write a blurb about their favourite comic book, video game and movie of the past decade, reactions were mixed. It’s the general consensus that the only thing more arbitrarily reductive than declaring the ‘best’ of the year is […]

DC Comics looks to 2010

New formats, new stories, and the worst kept secret in comics. The Return of Bruce Wayne At the end of Final Crisis, Bruce Wayne was believed dead. Well…  not so much dead as trapped back in time. The DC heroes all think Bruce Wayne is dead, except for Red Robin aka Tim Drake, but he […]

Podcast 14: High Rise Jeans

Jeff, the thief, Will, the knight, and Lucas, the wizard, take a break from stacking boxes and dissolving in acid to talk about what they've been playing and what the new year may bring. Lucas details his least favourite Genghis Khan biopic. Jeff talks about what DC has planned for next year, what looks promising. Oh, and Will saw Avatar. Hike up those pants, listen in, and continue the discussion in the comments.

Sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum in Development

Rocksteady Studios officially announced a sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum last night with a teaser trailer. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment debuted the trailer at Spike’s Video Game Awards last night and promise fans that it will be a worthy sequel to the first game.  From the looks of the trailer, the action […]

Batman: Number One

FunnyOrDie presents Batman: Number One, a hilarious short film in which we discover that having dead parents isn’t the only issue the Dark Knight has. Thanks to richpee for the link

Art-O-Bot: Rivoche, Brogila, Daniel

It’s that time again: Art-O-Bot returns! Tony Daniel The huge Batman event Battle for the Cowl from DC Comics was visually entertaining and a very fast paced book.  It was also on time, something that doesn’t happen often with the big event books.  Tony Daniel’s art was perfect for these books, his story telling techniques […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 17

I want to thank you all for coming back and remind you that if you have any books you think I should check out, or even your own pull list please feel free to comment, or email me jeff@dorkshelf.com. Keep in mind these are not full length reviews, nor is that the intention of the […]

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Trailer

For the past few years Warner Brothers has produced a steady stream of animated straight-to-DVD films based on stories and characters from the DC Universe. The first film WB and DC released was Superman: Doomsday, a retelling of the popular “Death of Superman” arc.  The next was a tie-in to mark the release of The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight: six animé […]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Pulls No Punches

We here at Dork Shelf are very much looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The new game from Eidos and Rocksteady Studios puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts to foil the Joker’s bid to take control of Gotham City’s institute for the criminally insane: Arkham Asylum.  Everyone knows that […]

Podcast 4: Cat’s in the Bag

In this fourth podcast, Jeff tells us about the super important summer event that's been keeping him busy (is it X-Men Origins: Wolverine?), Will explains how Fallout is like Metal Gear, and Lucas drinks from the precious "I ♥ Jim" mug. The dorks talk about new TV shows, bemoan the shallow ethnic diversity in superhero troupes, and debate the state of computer gaming. Prepare to be informed, amused, and offended.

College Humor: The Dark Knight Meets the Justice League

The Justice League have more superpowers than they know what to do with.  Batman on the other hand has no superpowers.  With that in mind, College Humor presents a “realistic” take on what the power dynamic would actually look like within the Justice League of America.

Green Lantern: First Flight Trailer Arrives

The first trailer for Green Lantern: First Flight movie has hit the web. Hit the HD and Fullscreen buttons With the success of DC Comics and Warner Bros. previous direct-to-video animated features like Superman: Doomsday and Batman: Gotham Knight, a Green Lantern movie was bound to happen eventually.  Green Lantern: First Flight introduces us to […]