The first day of San Diego Comic Con has ended. A relatively quiet day for Gotham related news but there was a loads of Batman news on show throughout the day. We expect lots of DC connected universe news over the rest of the weekend.
New Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham trailer and Demo
As we shared yesterday there was a new trailer for the brilliant looking Lego Batman 3. IGN also had a play-though with the developers TT Games of the Batman 66 themed level featuring voice over from Adam West, the original music from the show and all the crazy 60s gadgets that you know and love. See the play-through below.
Batman ’66 on Blu-Ray
Speaking of Adam West. He joined Julie Newmar (Catwoman) and Burt Ward were to discuss details of the first release of the complete Batman ’66 series on DVD and Blu-Ray. Coming on the 11th of November to the US the full box set contains all 120 episodes of the genre defining 60s show with a Batmobile replica hot wheels car and tonnes of special features. We’ll be pre-ordering this one.
Spotlight on Scott Snyder
Given his current work on Batman: The New52! series, Scott Snyder writer of Batman Zero Year, Superman Unchained and American Vampire (and the upcoming title Wytches for Image Comics) is an important figure right now for DC and for the Batman universe. In this panel Scott Snyder provides a great insight in to his work and the craft of comic writing. The “Spotlight” panel explores topics such as why he chose the Riddler as the principal villain for “Batman: Zero Year” and what it was like and how prepared he was to write Batman after landing the job with DC. Scott Snyder also talks about his experiences pitching his writing, such as American Vampire, to publishers and the upcoming projects Wytches and Batman: Endgame. The panel transcript can be found in full via Newsarama.
Spotlight on Bill Finger
Featuring members of Bill Finger’s family this panel dealt with the legacy left behind by Bill’s contribution to the creation of Gotham city and The Bat-Man in 1959. It’s unlikely the Dark Knight we know and love today would have existed without Mr. Finger’s contribution, so it was great to see his name highlighted on this weeks free reprint of Detective Comics #27. You can read a recap of the panel via comicsbeat.com
Gotham Zip-Lining, Trams and Taxis disguised as G.C.P.D. cars.
Opened by Kevin Faulconer, the Mayor of San Diego, the Gotham Zip-Line allows fans to glide past a backdrop of Gotham City. Looks like great fun there’s a video of the Gotham Zip-line below. There are also Gotham Trams operating on the route to the convention center and if you want to use a taxi to get around and order through the Uber app you can get picked up by a Gotham City Police Department car.
New Ben Affleck Batman image
At the DC entertainment both they had created a rather large surprise for fans in the Batman 75 montage wall. In amongst a vast number of images of batman throughout the years they had included a head shot of Ben Affleck in the cowl from the upcoming movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He looks a little like most of the attendees at comic con will look after a weekend of camping out for Hall H but still very cool.
With three more days of fun in San Diego, including panels for Gotham, Arrow, Flash, Constantine and Warner Bros. Pictures we’ll have loads more to discuss and share. We’ll do a full recap at the end of SDCC 2014 on our podcast.