Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Clip

Here’s a two-minute fight scene clip from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies in which Superman faces off with President Lex Luthor. I like the revised look of the characters, reportedly based on Ed McGuinness’ art — there seems to be more feeling in the faces, and it’s nice to see them getting away from the ridiculously flat square jaws of the Bruce Timm-inspired designs — but the shoebox-flavored straight-line cars are a bit amateurish. The DVD will be released September 29 as […]

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Superman/Batman: Interview With LeVar Burton (Black Lightning)

The next original DC animated film is Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, due out on DVD on September 29. Based on a comic story by Jeph Loeb about Lex Luthor becoming President of the U.S. and declaring the heroes illegal, the movie features LeVar Burton as the voice of Black Lightning, one of the many DC heroes battling the title characters. The following interview text was provided by Warner Home Video, as were previous interviews with John C. McGinley (Metallo) and writer […]

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Superman/Batman: Interview With John C. McGinley (Metallo)

The next original DC animated film is Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, due out on DVD on September 29. Based on a comic story by Jeph Loeb about Lex Luthor becoming President of the U.S. and declaring the heroes illegal, the movie features John C. McGinley as the voice of supervillain Metallo. The following interview text was provided by Warner Home Video, as was a previous interview with writer Stan Berkowitz. McGinley has crafted a well-rounded career in film and television, forcing […]

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Superman/Batman: Interview With Writer Stan Berkowitz

The next original DC animated film is Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, due out on DVD on September 29. Based on a comic story by Jeph Loeb about Lex Luthor becoming President of the U.S. and declaring the heroes illegal, the movie was written by Stan Berkowitz, who also adapted Justice League: The New Frontier. The following interview text was provided by Warner Home Video. Berkowitz has been actively writing for 30 years, focusing his efforts on animated properties for the past […]

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Darn, That ‘Motion Comic’ Name Is Sticking

Yet another company jumps on the “motion comic” bandwagon… Eagle One Media sent out a press release announcing that they were producing “animated motion comic productions” of Street Fighter (formerly a video game) and Voltron: Defender of the Universe (formerly an anime series) to air on Syfy starting September 28. Since the Eagle One website prominently pushes their cartoon DVDs of the same titles, I guess I know where they’re getting the content. I find it amusing that, although they […]

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What’s the Point of a Motion Comic?

Last year (July 2008), Warner Bros. launched what they called “motion comics”, comic panels that had been “animated” through the addition of pans and zooms and a soundtrack with narration, voices, music, and effects. The best-known of such is probably the 12-episode Watchmen, which was released on DVD as well as online to tie in with the motion picture of the same name. Motion comics are a jazzy, buzzword-filled way to turn reading material into something you can watch, often […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Anime Coming to Syfy

One of the best manga of 2008, Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, will debut in animated form on Syfy on October 12. The former Sci-Fi Network is running “Ani-Monday”, an anime programming block. After airing on Mondays on Syfy, the episodes will re-run on Chiller (a channel focused on horror and suspense) in the following week. The cartoon series is rated TV-MA and is promised to “remain true to the original story.” Neurosurgeon Dr. Tenma saved a child who then turned out […]

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Next DC Animated Film: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths — Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Extras

World’s Finest has posted the back cover art for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, coming in September, which reveals that the next direct-to-video DC animated movie, will be Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. Sounds good to me! The title suggests an opportunity to see lots of DC heroes. Unfortunately, the rest of the back cover copy promotes extras on Superman/Batman: Public Enemies as including “Behind the Scenes of Blackest Night” and “Explore 4 Other DC Universe Animated Movies”. That suggests that […]

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