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Batman Ninja, the upcoming animated film coming from Warner Bros. Japan and directed by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Jumpei Mizusaki, is a simple enough idea to wrap your mind around: Batman and co. are flung back through time to medieval Japan. But the few seconds of footage screened today at New York Comic Con showed that the story writer Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze) and character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) have crafted is unlike any Batman story we've ever seen. Though the movie isn't quite done yet ahead of its 2018 release, it's already one of the most visually daring and astonishing Batman stories Warner Bros. has ever produced.

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Comic book events often rely on a narrowly-defined idea of "edgy coolness" to convey a sense of import to the story they're trying to tell. It isn't enough that the world is ending -- everything's gotta be gritty and dark. But DC and Boom Studios' Justice League/Power Rangers crossover is fuelled by something else: The power of friendship and teamwork.

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Because it's her 25th anniversary, this year's Batman Day has been hijacked by Harley Quinn. While the rest of the world is obsessing over a lovable maniac with a lapsed medical accreditation, we want to revisit the question that always pops up when you think about how many versions of Batman there are.

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We're inundated with comic book movies and TV shows these days. But for a decade now, we've been in the age of the "practical" hero look. And that was fine in the beginning, when everyone was worried about getting regular people to take this genre seriously. But we are far past that point now, and there are some things we demand to see.

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As a grim, obsessed loner dedicated to fighting crime in all its forms, Batman is supposed to have no time for love, yet somehow nearly all his live-action movies have had a token love interest. However, the animated Mask of the Phantasm revolves around the idea that Bruce Wayne had a fleeting yet meaningful chance at romantic happiness when he was at his most vulnerable -- and its loss is what finally sent him down on his tragic path.