As part of IGN's State of Streaming initiative, we have the exclusive teaser trailer reveal for the Cartoon Network and HBO Max animated series, Batwheels, starring Ethan Hawke as Batman

Batwheels: Exclusive Teaser Trailer and Release Date Reveal


Cartoon Network and HBO Max have released a teaser trailer for its upcoming animated series, Batwheels, which is set to debut on Cartoonito on October 17 at 9am ET. HBO Max subscribers can stream every new episode the following day.
Here's how the network describes Batwheels: "They are a team of incredible crimefighters who have banded together to oppose evil, combat crime, and clean up the streets of Gotham City. They are…okay, they’re NOT Batman and Robin. They’re the Batwheels - an awesome group of sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles defending Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, and Batgirl."
As part of IGN's State of Streaming initiative, we can exclusively reveal the "Teamwork" teaser trailer in the video below or at the top of the page:
Batwheels features an all-star lineup of voice actors, including Ethan Hawke (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), Jacob Bertrand (as Bam), Gina Rodriguez (as Catwoman), Xolo Maridueña (as Snowy), Jordan Reed (as Redbird), Madigan Kacmar (as Bibi), Noah Bentley (as Buff), Lilimar (as Batwing), Kimberly D. Brooks (as The Batcomputer), Mick Wingert (as Moe and The Joker) AJ Hudson (as Duke Thomas/Robin), Leah Lewis (as Cassandra Cain/Batgirl), and many more.
If you can't wait until October 17 to check out Batwheels, Cartoonito and HBO Max released an animated special, titled "Secret Origin of the Batwheels," which you can stream right now!
The 27 Greatest Batman Graphic Novels of All TimeHere are the 27 greatest Batman graphic novels ever published.<b>27. Batman: Earth One</b><br><br>

Creators: Geoff Johns & Gary Frank
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If Batman: Year One were written today, it would be Batman: Earth One. It’s a modern retelling of Batman’s early years where he’s not an infallible master detective who moves like a shadow -- a point driven home when, while chasing a crook over the city rooftops, his grappling gun malfunctions and he lands in a pile of trash below. Also, instead of being best buds with Jim Gordon, he winds up socking him in the face.
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The crucial element that makes this story work is the overhaul of Alfred Pennyworth’s character. No longer a kindly butler, Alfred is an ex-MI-6 agent who, instead of serving him tea and tending to his wounds, beats the crap out of Bruce to teach him a lesson. It’s a refreshing spin on the classic dynamic that lets us appreciate how Batman would adapt to a world with more realistic limitations.
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To date, Earth One has spawned one sequel, and we’re looking forward to release of Book 3 once Geoff Johns and Gary Frank wrap up their work on Doomsday Clock. 
<b>26. Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance</b><br><br>

Creators: Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso
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Flashpoint marked a critical chapter in DC’s history, paving the way for the rebooted New 52 universe and everything else that followed. But as it turns out, the best part of this massive crossover didn’t involve The Flash himself, but rather Batman.  
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In this alternate timeline, Thomas Wayne became Batman after his son was murdered in front of him. The result is a vigilante who manages to top even Bruce Wayne in the brooding and scowling department. Knight of Vengeance showcases a darker, meaner Gotham City that plays perfectly to Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s storytelling strengths.
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Though this book technically serves as a piece of a much larger crossover, it also reads perfectly well on its own. It also features one of the most haunting endings you’ll find in any Batman comic.
25. Batman Universe
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<b>Creators:</b> Brian Michael Bendis & Nick Derington
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When Marvel Comics mainstay Brian Michael Bendis made the jump to DC in 2019, it was inevitable he'd write a Batman story. But anyone who expected Bendis to return to the type of gritty crime drama that defined his early comics career was probably shocked by the contents of Batman Universe. Sometimes surprises can be a great thing.
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In a world where so many Batman storytellers seem intent on outdoing each other in terms of darkness and violence, it's refreshing to have a comic that celebrates the lighter side of the Caped Crusader. Universe is a zany romp that spans the full scope of the DCU and shares as much in common with the classic Silver Age comics as it does contemporary Batman fare. It's a book that also benefits mightily from the dynamic art of Doom Patrol artist Nick Derington. 
<b>24. Batman: The Man Who Laughs</b><br><br>

Creators: Ed Brubaker & Doug Mahnke
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A mad man is targeting Gotham's elite and next on his hit list is millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. This is Batman's introduction to his most nefarious villain, the Joker. Where Alan Moore's The Killing Joke tells the origin of the Clown Prince of Crime, The Man Who Laughs details the first tussle between Joker and Batman.
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Brubaker is one of the best crime writers in comics. He manages to bring some of that noir flair to The Man Who Laughs while maintaining the proper tone and pace for a good Batman yarn. To my knowledge this is the only story to ever suggest that, like Bruce Wayne, the Joker had to practice to perfect his art. And that's ultimately what makes the Joker so frightening. His psychosis is not chaotic, not as random as you might think. There's a methodology and a purposefulness to many of his actions.
<b>23. Batman: Venom</b><br><br>

Creators: Denny O’Neil & Trevor Von Eden
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Venom opens with one of the biggest failures in Batman's career. A little girl is trapped. Drowning. And Batman isn't strong enough to save her. Distraught, the Dark Knight finds a new alternative to strength training -- a little pill that triples his strength. Of course, it's highly addictive and the always-in-control hero loses his grip, nearly assassinating Jim Gordon just to get his fix. It's a look at a side of Batman we rarely see.
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Venom is one of those stories that is a struggle to rank. The premise is stronger than the actual writing. Batman fights a shark. So, there's that. But there are moments, strong moments, where O'Neil tests the limits of Batman's commitment to his crusade. And it's enough to make Venom one of the more memorable Batman stories ever told.
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