It’s time again for another Friday edition of Weekly Artist Spotlight! First off a quick apology for our Monday edition not getting to press, every so often that wacky thing called life comes knocking, and we got a little sidetracked. So to make up for that, we’re doing a Special Edition feature today and we’re going to overdose a bit on everyone’s favorite brooding ,cave-dwelling billionaire, Bruce Wayne aka BATMAN!
Batman: City of Scars
Let’s start off with Bat in the Sun Productions, these folks have produced what has to be one of the most incredibly well made fan scripts for the Batman storyline. Not only did they write their own script, they’ve created a few extremely high-quality half-hour long dramas that could rival that of many major television networks.
From the BITS site:
Bat in the Sun Productions is a self-contained film and music production company. We are based in the Los Angeles area, 10 miles north of Hollywood California in the city of Calabasas. The Company began in 2001 and was founded by both Aaron Schoenke and Sean Schoecnke, the work of BITS has collected many film festival awards and has received notable attention from the film industry as well as a loyal fan base.
Follow BITS at: http://www.batinthesun.com
Batman: Arkham City
After watching the exciting adventures of Batman, your inner Superhero nerd is probably jonesing for some interactive action with the caped crusader. So we’ll follow BITS up with Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the hugely successful Batman Arkham Asylum videogame. Batman: Arkham City will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 18, 2011.
The story for Arkham City takes place about one year after the events of Arkham Asylum. Quincy Sharp, former warden of Arkham Asylum, has taken credit for stopping the Joker, and used the notoriety to become mayor of Gotham City. As neither Arkham nor Blackgate Prison are in any condition to detain inmates, Sharp buys out a large section of Gotham’s slums and arms the perimeter with private military contractors from a group called Tyger in order to create “Arkham City”. The prisoners are brought into Arkham City and are given free rein, as long as they do not attempt escape. To oversee the city, Sharp hires psychiatrist Hugo Strange who appears to have his own secret agenda for the city. Batman maintains a vigil over the city, worried that the situation may get out of hand. Part of the setup for “Arkham City” was contained in plans in a hidden room in Sharp’s office in Arkham Asylum.
The events of the game are set in motion when Two-Face, seeking to gain notoriety among the inmates and other villains outside the city, devises a plan to publicly execute Catwoman. Batman decides for both the safety of Gotham and of his past relationship with Catwoman that he must stop the execution by entering Arkham City. Catwoman takes advantage of the chaos in Arkham City to acquire jewelry.
A teaser trailer was released that featured Joker being nursed by Harley Quinn from the effects of the Titan formula (and the explosive gel punch from Batman) while Gotham descends into chaos. The sequel was described by veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy as “really, really dark”. While relating the game’s dark nature to the animated movie Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Conroy also said, “It involves a lot of the villains and it goes to that area – it’s that dark.
Get the latest on Batman: Arkham City at: http://www.batmanarkhamcity.com
Great shows and what looks like a video game that will keep your inner Bat-geek happy for many hours to come, now we hit you with a video that will make you drool with envy. Even if you’re not that big of a Batman fan, car lovers will be on their knees begging to drive this beauty.
From their YouTube site:
This is the only Bat car created that makes fiction reality. It is powered by a military spec turboshaft engine driving the rear wheels through a semi automatic gearbox. It features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independent suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel and has a power to weight ratio comparable to a Dodge Viper. The car is registered and insured for the road in the United States. Built in 2011 by Casey Putsch. Casey Putsch has the Putsch Racing facility.
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Coming this summer…