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Watch voice actor Troy Baker discuss what it's like playing Batman and the Joker

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Meet the man behind the voice—or, that is, voices—of some of the biggest characters in video games and animation: Troy Baker.

Speaking to EW at New York Comic Con, Baker discussed his unique opportunity to play both the Joker, which he did in Batman: Arkham Origins, and the Caped Crusader himself, his latest role in the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is out on Nov. 11. Baker described his reverence for those who inhabited the roles before him and how he works to bring his own spin to such famous characters. But when he’s not inhabiting superheroes or their arch nemeses, Baker also lends his voice and motion-capture acting to a number of other memorable games.

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USPS releases new Batman stamps

Holy collectible postage stamps, Batman. To honor the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday—he first appeared in a May 1939 issue of Detective Comics—the United States Postal Service released eight different stamps commemorating the hero on Thursday. USPS teamed up with DC Entertainment to produce the stamps and has debuted them at New York Comic Con 2014.

Just the latest move to suggest we may be reaching “peak Batman,” the sheets of stamps include four different depictions of Batman from over the years, as well as four different interpretations of the Bat-Signal logo. These stamps will bear the words Batman Forever; we only hope they’ll do better than the last time those words were used together. READ FULL STORY

See the first 6 pages of the new 'Sleepy Hollow' comic book series

Few recent TV shows have inspired as much Tumblr meme-crafting, hardcore shipping, and hashtag-trending fandom as Sleepy Hollow, which just returned to kick off its second season a few weeks back. The show is one of the most unique on television, as it is part cop procedural, part demon-hunting fantasy, and part fish-out-of-water comedy—the latter driven by time-traveling American Revolutionary Ichabod Crane.

Sleepy Hollow has built up that deep-diving level of devotion by crafting a totally unique world, so it’s no wonder that people have sought to tell other stories within that universe that go beyond the weekly adventures on the TV show. The first of an expected cavalcade of tie-in novels is already available, and now comes a monthly comic book series from Boom! Studios, the same publisher responsible for the Big Trouble In Little China books (among many awesome others).  READ FULL STORY

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' battle Baxter, turn NY Comic-Con hallway into a sewer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The show’s already been renewed for a second season, but Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles update still has a lot of unfinished business to deal with in season 1.

The series’ first two episodes reintroduced the half-shelled heroes, not to mention Splinter and April. But as this exclusive sneak peek of a future episode shows, some classic baddies are on the way soon.

The clip below features the Turtles taking on mad scientist (are there any other kinds of scientists in TMNT-land?) Dr. Baxter Stockman, who’ll be voiced by MADtv‘s Phil LaMarr. Armor clad and laser equipped, Baxter seems to be unstoppable. Watch the exclusive video below to see how things pan out:

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'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 — the spin-off comic book series, overseen by Joss Whedon, that continues the story of his distaff dispatcher of neck-biters — the world is devoid of magic. It’s made life less outrageous for Buffy and her friends — no giant Dawn rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, for example — but for one of the Scoobies, it’s also made life simply less, period.

For Willow, reverting from a righteously powerful witch to just another mortal person has proven so painful, her one goal in life has been to bring magic back to the world. But how? Willow recently finished an arc on the sister comic series Angel & Faith in which the trio ventured into a hell dimension in the pursuit of their own impossible goals. And in this first look at the five-issue Willow miniseries (subtitled “Wonderland” and launching Nov. 21), we get a sense of what’s at stake for Willow’s quest other than the return of her magical mojo.  READ FULL STORY

'The Venture Bros.' Halloween special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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How’s this for a milestone: This February, The Venture Bros. will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. One of the defining shows on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line-up, the show is coincidentally returning for its fifth season in early 2013. Before that, though, fans of the show can enjoy a special episode airing just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year. A Very Venture Halloween will air on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11:30. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about the future of the series, but EW has obtained an exclusive clip from the Halloween special. Grab some ketchup and bourbon, and pull up a chair! READ FULL STORY

'Robot Chicken': New York Comic-Con exclusive! -- PHOTO

Cartoon Network’s heavily-caffeinated mega-spoof Robot Chicken is currently in the middle of its sixth season of frantically satirizing every element of geek culture. Chicken‘s co-creator and patron saint Seth Green will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about what’s coming up on the show, but Cartoon Network has given EW.com an exclusive — and, absent any context, somewhat horrifying — image from an upcoming episode. Suffice it to say that you may never watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial the same way ever again. Look upon the image if you dare! (And click on the image for a bigger image if you double-dare!) READ FULL STORY

First Look: LEGO 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at New York Comic-Con

What would the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like if they were from Scandinavia? One would think paler, but one would be wrong!

In anticipation of New York Comic Con, Nickelodeon’s rebooted TMNT team has partnered with LEGO for a pair of limited-edition minifigures, including a rare black-instead-of-green turtle. The collector items, rolled out exclusively for Comic Con, will be free for the first 300 costumed fans at the Danish toymaker’s NYC flagship store this Saturday. Perhaps more notable, though, is that the figures serve as a preview of the full TMNT set that Lego is looking to launch in January. (Do they even have sewers in Denmark?*)

You can sneak an exclusive peek at the first two toys — Epic Turtle and Kraang, respectively — here.

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'Iron Man' #1: New York Comic-Con Exclusive! Seven pages from Marvel's 'Iron Man' relaunch!

As Marvel continues to roll out its new companywide initiative, Marvel NOW!, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are taking the reins of the relaunched Iron Man series. Just in time for the New York Comic-Con, EW is excited to share with you the cover and seven exclusive pages from Iron Man #1, which includes an extended look at Iron Man’s posh new yellow-and-black armor and an intriguing tease about the direction of the new series. (Put it this way: Between this new comic book and those intriguing concept sketches for next year’s Iron Man 3, all of America might soon be learning how to spell and pronounce “Extremis.”) Click forward to start the preview!

'Deadpool' #1: Exclusive first look at the new Marvel comic!

The cultishly adored Deadpool — a psycho-satirical anti-superhero who speaks in yellow word balloons and has survived decapitation — is getting his own new solo series as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative. The new series starts in November, and marks a collaboration between comedian Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), writer Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show! and the Eisner-nominated Infinite Horizon), and artist Tony Moore (the original illustrator of The Walking Dead.) On the eve of the New York Comic-Con, EW is proud to present the cover and the first four pages from Deadpool #1, which includes a rampaging dinosaur, a guest-starring Avenger, and lots of NSFW viscera. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

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