LEGO Batman

Check Out This Stop Motion LEGO Batman: The Animated Series Intro!

Things are certainly looking pretty good for LEGO at the moment. With their upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters next week. You could understandably believe that all the bases have been covered in regards to things involving both LEGO and Batman.

[Via] Warner Bros. Pictures

I must admit that I did a double take after watching that extended trailer. Are they actually showcasing the likes of The Gentleman Ghost?!
LEGO Batman

Moreover they also decided to shine the spotlight on Calendar Man?
LEGO Batman - Calendar Man

In addition to including that villain who is surely the top of your list as well as mine. The one and only Edward Nygma aka The Riddler!

Of course I would be hard pressed to ignore that in the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie we see the Justice League. Or more like the Super Friends with the addition of some of the characters from Challenge of the Super Friends. Check out the image below – you can make out Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, Samurai, as well as the Wonder Twins and even Gleek!

So with all of that being included in the upcoming LEGO Batman film, you might think there is nothing to add. In this case Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe’s hard work would prove you wrong. As a matter of fact with over 27,000 views already. The duo have proven there is more than enough desire to see some form of a stop motion LEGO Batman: The Animated Series. Or at the very least the opening to the vintage show. Albeit a slightly different opening to the now legendary 1992 to 1995 weekday series.

Now if you might be wondering as to why Roberts and Poppe created this. I think that Kyle and Nathan explain it best in that YouTube upload:

“I can safely say my childhood wouldn’t have been the same without Batman or LEGO. It only felt natural to see them combined in stop motion heaven,” said Poppe.

“I remember coming home from school almost every day and turning on this show. It’s one of my all time favorites. It was for sure a labor of love recreating this intro,” Roberts says.

“It took more than 1,000 photos, 40 hand drawn backgrounds and more than 300 hours of work to complete this stop motion project. Paired with Belgium composer Joris Hermy’s sweeping soundtrack, this tribute is a work of art and a fun, nostalgic trip for Batman fans of all sizes. Joris scored all of the ‘Bad Days’ animated episodes over at MarvelousTV. Tighten your utility belt and get ready to click “watch again” to catch all the Easter eggs.”

The fan made project is certainly good enough to watch more than once in an attempt to find those Easter Eggs. While you do that…if you will excuse me…I have a flying rat to contend with!

Daniel HDR’s Justice League/Hanna-Barbera Art!

Thanks to Daniel HDR we can now see what a Saturday Morning Justice League in the style of Kevin Maguire and populated solely with Hanna-Barbera characters would have looked like!

About his artwork, Daniel says: “Justice League + humor = the unforgettable JL run writted by JM DeMatteis, Keith Giffen and illustrated uniquely by Kevin Maguire (I had the pleasure to know personally in my trip to New York ComicCon 2011). In the classic cover of # 1, Maguire showed the characters of the team being seenfrom above, and all characters looking at the reader, in an ironic way. It was then that I decided to do a double homage: to this cover and super-heroes of classic Hanna-Barbera.
And here is my Justice League Saturday morning : )”

Make sure to take time and visit Daniel’s Drawingboard Chronicles Blog by following the link up top to see even more great artwork.

By the way…Can you name all of the characters in the Hanna-Barbera Justice League?

DC Comics: Year 1000 By Ulises Farinas

A huge thanks to Comics Alliance for posting these wonderful illustrations by Ulises Farinas of his version of the Justice League and Legion of Doom if they had existed in Medieval times. Make sure to follow the links above to see more of Ulises’s wonderful art!

I really like Boston Brand’s (Deadman) tombstone in that Legion of Doom illustration. Nice touch.