Spotted via io9: a graph of the popularity of the name ‘Bruce’ from the 1880s to today. Somewhere in the 30s, parents really dug the name and named their kids Bruce in masses, propelling the steep ascent of the name to super-popular usage. Then, usage of the name spiked in the 50s with micro rises […]
It´s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s, well, Batman! At least at The Edén Hotel in Taiwan. So you don´t have to travel all the way to Gotham City to find a fully equipped Batman headquarters. In the Batman Suite, you can enjoy all the tiny gimmicks and features you´re so familiar with since you were a child sitting in front of the TV.
If you’re as rich as Bruce Wayne, this Batcave-inspired home theatre would be perfect in your home. Elite Home Theatre Seating designed this theatre with comfortable seats, movie screen, secret exits and elevators. Sliding wall panels also reveal Batman’s weapons, equipment, and vehicle. Now you can enjoy the Batman Trilogy in the comfort of your very own Batcave.
So, that Batman guy. He fights crime, zips around in a Batmobile and lives the high-flying life as billionaire Bruce Wayne when he’s not all caped up. No reason why he can’t guard our hard-earned money as well. The Batman money clip by Think Geek — essentially a matte black rubberised batarang that folds — will see that you never lose these cash wads in a fist fight.
Heading over to Metropolis for a vacation to check out Superman’s stomping ground isn’t quite feasible yet, and the shuttle to Gotham City hasn’t yet commenced. But you can get these vintage travel posters for your wall. Dave Ault’s illustrations, covering Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more DC Comics heroes, give you a minimalist mid-century travel feel.
Halloween is just around the corner so if you are into grim and other macabre creatures, check out the work of Andre De Freitas. This young illustrator who studied in Florida has cleverly zombified our beloved Donald Duck, Batman and Popeye.
Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the X-Men, Doctor Who and Frodo never looked so cute! These soft, adorable, and delightfully geeky ‘amigurumi’ (Japanese miniature knit dolls) created by Lady Lindsay make a sweet gift for the comic fan or movie buff in your world, even if that person is you. Or me — I’ll take Batman and The Joker for the win.
When I was just wee speck on the great tapestry of life (yes, an even wee-er spec than I am today), the highlight of my bat day was watching the title sequence to the original batman series. Not only did it herald thirty minutes or so or ‘pwoowwww’ action, but the menacing rumbling of the […]
Dave Mazzucchelli has been one of the boldest, medium-bending sequential artists of our time. Known best for his work on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, his groundbreaking adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, and the anthology, Rubber Blanket, he’s returning after a near fourteen-year hiatus with a new book for Pantheon in December titled […]