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Month: September 2020

LEGO Unveils a 1989 Burton-Styled BATWING on #BatmanDay!

LEGO.com:

This is no kid’s toy. If you’re serious about BATMAN™, comic book super heroes or making cool models, this LEGO® DC BATMAN 1989 Batwing is for you!

Recreate the authentic detail and gothic elegance of BATMAN’s iconic aircraft, the Batwing, with this LEGO brick build-and-display model. The impressive reproduction features realistic details, removable canopy, full interior, poseable flaps and a new special brick that will allow you to mount and display your model on your wall. There’s also a stand, nameplate and 3 minifigures – BATMAN™, THE JOKER™ and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon™ – to create an impressive setting for your model.

I have to admit, as awesome as this 2000+ piece set is, I was sold by the 1-2 punch of the wall mount and the mini-figure of Lawrence. Nice touch.

That said, I’d probably want both this and the 1989 Batmobile if I were to pick this up, so I think I’m gonna keep that wallet of mine closed.

The 1989 Batwing retails for $199.99 and releases on November 1, 2020.

DC Universe is Dead, Long Live DC Universe Infinite

The announcement everyone has expected has arrived.

DC Comics PR:

Calling all comic book fans to Explore the Multiverse! DC today announced the evolution of DC UNIVERSE into DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a premium digital comic book service set to launch on January 21, 2021. With access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months after the physical versions hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally in SUMMER 2021.

The big takeaways:

  • Titans and Doom Patrol were already confirmed as moving to HBO Max for their third seasons, with their prior seasons already having moved over to the platform
  • Harley Quinn1, which has taken off rather considerably with its first two seasons hitting HBO Max, has finally been picked up for a third season.
  • The comics catalog for DC Universe Infinite now is at a six month delay from retail, versus the current one year delay, putting it on parity with Marvel Unlimited.

The only bummer? Pricing remains the same – $10 a month, or $75 yearly. Given how regularly you can get a coupon code to have a year of Marvel Unlimited for $60, it would behoove DC to match or beat that.

Also, can we get some Vertigo, please?

  1. I started watching Harley Quinn earlier this week. It’s actually really good. Give it beyond the pilot – it’s very Venture Bros-esq.

SONG EXPLODER Arrives as A Netflix Series This October!

Song Exploder is hands down one of the coolest podcasts going, asking musicians to take apart the craft of writing a song – one sample, one instrument, one moment of inspiration at a time.

In a very cool twist, the podcast will become a Netflix television series as well, this October.

And in a perfect move, Hrishikesh Hirway remains as the host for the TV version, too.

Very excited for this.

Song Exploder arrives on Netflix on October 2, 2020.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY’s Jonathan Majors Signs On For a Major MCU Role

Justin Kroll, Deadline:

After a star-making turn in HBO’s hit series Lovecraft Country, Jonathan Majors is now ready to make his mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. Majors has been tapped for one of the lead roles in the next Ant-Man movie opposite Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily. The studio had no comment, but sources close to the project say he is likely to play the super-villain Kang the Conqueror.

Sources add that like with so many new characters in the MCU, there could be a twist with how the character is featured in future films, but as of now he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next installment in the franchise.

The craziest part of this is, I was literally commenting to my wife last weekend that Majors would — when the time was right, as it’s far too early — make a great replacement as the Black Panther.

Instead, dude is gonna be GODDAMNED KANG THE CONQUEROR.

Wow.