Seven years ago today, 'Batman: Arkham City' (@batmanarkham
) was released for @playstation
3, and @xbox
360. The game was developed by @rocksteadygames
, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (@warnerbrosentertainment
). Like its predecessor 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (released 2009), 'Arkham City' was written predominantly by long-time Batman writer Paul Dini, but this time with assistance from Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill.
The game featured 'Batman: The Animated Series' regulars @real_kevin_conroy
(Bruce Wayne/Batman), @arleenfsorkin
(Harley Quinn), and @hamillhimself
(The Joker). Set one year after the events of 'Arkham Asylum', both the asylum, as well as Blackgate prison are closed, and Arkham director Quincy Sharp walls in a large section of Gotham's slums, turning them into a giant, city-like prison. Bruce Wayne is arrested during a press conference and thrown inside Arkham City where he has to save Catwoman from Two-Face, and battle many of his enemies including the Joker, Harley Quinn, Ra's Al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Mr. Freeze, and the villainous Dr. Hugo Strange who has discovered Batman's secret identity. 'Arkham City' is more of an open-world sandbox than its predecessor, and updates the previous game's fight mechanics and detective modes. It also awards Batman with new gadgets and fighting techniques, and allows the player to play as Catwoman.
While I still prefer 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (mainly because I like the story better), this game truly is fabulous. If you've never played it, do yourself a favour. 🎮🦇 #ahealthyappreciation #batmanarkhamcity #batman #kevinconroy #arkhamcity #batmanarkhamcity #batmanarkham #batmanarkhamasylum #arkhamasylum #batmanarkhamorigins #arkhamorigins #batmanarkhamknight #arkhamknight #thejoker #markhamill #harleyquinn #catwoman #pauldini #batmantheanimatedseries #batmantas #detectivemode #historyofthebatman #cultofthebatman #thebatforce #gothamcity #thebatman #dcuniverse #playstation3 #xboxone #invertedtakedown #dccomics
revealed more details & photos of the upcoming DKIII: The Master Race 1/3 scale Batman Deluxe statue based on the variant cover artwork of @gabrieledellotto
depicting a scene from DKR. No details about pricing yet.
Statue features: - Size approximately 40 inches tall with Sniper Rifle [(H)101.7cm (W)65.9cm (D)57.6cm]
- Size approximately 32 inches tall with Grappling Hook [(H)83.6cm (W)65.9cm (D)57.6cm]
- Estimate Arrival: December 2019 – February 2020
- Three (3) alternate portrait (Normal, Smirk, Angry)
- Two (2) switchable chest emblem (Normal, Classic)
- Two (2) interchangeable right-hand (Fist, Holding Batarangs)
- One (1) interchangeable left-hand holding Sniper Rifle
- One (1) interchangeable pair of hands holding a Grappling Hook
- Edition Size: TBA
- Prototype samples shown.
- Product details could be subjected to change without further notice.
Today is the THIRD BIRTHDAY of Classic Batman Panels. On October 18, 2015, I started this account hoping to find an outlet for the obscure Batman knowledge I'd accumulated since childhood, and over the last few years this corner of the internet has grown from a simple repository of old artwork to a place where I can write full-fledged essays...that people actually read! Thank you to all my followers, as this account would be nothing without you. To commemorate the start of another year, I changed my Instagram profile picture, which some of you may have noticed recently. The new pic is an image drawn by Norm Breyfogle (RIP) that used to adorn the corner box of every issue of Detective Comics back in the late 80s and early 90s, which is the time period that I grew up on and have special feelings for. To the best of my knowledge, this may be the only "clean" version of this corner box image that exists on the internet, since I had to take a photo of a physical comic and digitally edit it to remove the background colors! Last but not least, writing these posts has become quite time consuming lately, especially since the last year was hectic for me. (I recently made a huge international move from Asia, where I was living for the past several years, back to the United States - NYC, to be specific! Hey, I'm livin' in Gotham!) While I have toyed with the idea of opening up a Patreon, at the moment I simply don't have enough time to create specific content for Patreon supporters, and I don't think what I write is good enough to warrant a Patreon yet, honestly. I did make a Ko-fi account though, and the link is in my bio. Ko-fi is like a tip jar in a coffee shop (hence the name) where you can donate 3 USD to help support a creator. If you like my write-ups and have spare pocket change to help me potentially stay caffeinated as I search for new material, I'd deeply appreciate your support! And if not, then no worries whatsoever - I don't plan to stop anytime soon, and as we move forward into another year of posts, I'll continue doing my best to shed more light on the nostalgic stories of yesteryear...and maybe even a few newer stories as well. Thanks again!