Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths — The DVD Review

It’s an alternate Earth, a place where Lex Luthor heads up the good guys and the characters most like “our” Justice League are murderers. (Hmm, maybe that’s not so different from current comic continuity. The darkening of superhero comics makes it hard to tell the good guys from their “evil twins” these days.) Anyway, Luthor needs the Justice League to help him return democracy to his world and overthrow the Crime Syndicate in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. I […]

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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Interview With Bruce Timm

The next DCU original animated film, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, is out tomorrow. Here’s a sample clip that explains the premise. Also of note is that this disc contains the first DC Showcase short cartoon, starring The Spectre. Right now, while it’s still technically a pre-order, Amazon has the two-disc special edition at just about half off, making it $13. To promote the movie, Warner Home Video has provided the following interview with executive producer Bruce Timm. Question: […]

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Spectre Cartoon Images Released

Warner Home Video has provided these images from the upcoming DC Showcase: Spectre short that will be included on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths special edition DVD, due out February 23. Click for larger versions. As described by the publicity group, “The Spectre focuses on a detective story with an ethereal twist, featuring the otherworldly character originally introduced by DC Comics in 1940. The short is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and directed by Joaquim […]

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Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Due in February With New Spectre Short

Warner has announced their next DC direct-to-DVD animated movie. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths will be released on February 23, 2010. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, written by Dwayne McDuffie, is an alternate Earth story in which Lex Luthor asks the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate. The press release continues: “What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan […]

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Review by KC Carlson Reasonably faithful to the original source material, the new Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature plays much better than some of the recent DCU animated films but still has some problems in both animation quality and story. Based on the opening salvo in DC’s Superman/Batman comic book (the story arc was originally called “The World’s Finest” in tribute to the long-running comic that the original Superman and Batman team-ups appeared in), the six-issue comic story was a […]

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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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