Today is 'Batman Day', honoring the 75th anniversary since the Batman first caped crusaded into the national conscience. In that time, he's been a grim defender, a campy comic, a smiling "put-'er-there-old-chum" mentor, a shadowy vigilante, a dark knight and a box office bonanza. But in all that time, he's rarely been what he started out as: a pulp hero. Bruce Timm—the genius behind the landmark Batman: The Animated Series recently returned to craft a new animated short from Batman's earliest "Lost Days" featuring an egg head villain in Hugo Strange, a menacing henchman, a damsel in distress—the whole Golden Age thing. He even snagged B:TAS voice actor Kevin Conroy to return for a brief line. Happy birthday, Batman ... Discuss

 

Jack White is playing in Chicago this week, and he decided to spend part his trip taking part in the great American pastime. And he had the time of his life. Just look at him. Can you blame him? The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. Even the most tortured rock star can't help but let free his inner child when once taken by the spirit of baseball. Have an extra hot dog for the rest of us, Mr. White! ... Discuss

 

YouTuber Josh Jordan was enjoying a quiet meal at a local Red Robin when he encountered this superhero disguising himself as a bus boy. Discretely filming the wizard of table clearing, Josh may have actually captured actual evidence of superhuman speed and agility on video. Some commenters are suggesting that the footage isn't authentic, but Josh has uploaded more evidence here, indicating that his mysterious burger-joint employee is the real deal ... Discuss

 

This one sounds like it could be interesting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Office star Ed Helms is in talks to star alongside Hilary Swank and Ed Harris in a TV drama about a family of financially struggling organic farmers. The One Percent is being directed by its co-creator Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, the filmmaker behind movies including Babel and 21 Grams. The series is currently being shopped around to networks and streaming providers ... Discuss