Jim Lee is a legendary comic book artist and one of my artistic inspirations when I was in high school.
Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee is an art book dedicated to Jim Lee’s run at DC and Wildstorm and (sadly) features none of his Marvel art.
Even though it’s a shame Jim Lee’s Marvel art isn’t included, the book’s still great because at Wildstorm as well as DC Jim Lee did what he does best, namely draw superheroes and heroines in an awesome way.
The latest entry in the DC Universe direct-to-DVD animated movie stars Superman and Batman against super villain Darkseid this time while also introducing Supergirl.
The movie could’ve easily been called Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl because they all play a big role. But perhaps female superheroes don’t sell as well as their male counterparts and that’s why Wonder Woman and Supergirl are left out of the title.
TVGuide reports that Cartoon Network will debut a Green Lantern Animated Series next year.
With Bruce Timm leading the new animated series it’s almost a guarantee for success even though Green Lantern for me has never been a popular character.
But then again very few characters in the DC universe are favourites of mine because I was more of a Marvel guy. However starting with Batman TAS Bruce Timm and Paul Dini did an amazing job bringing the DC characters to live in all the various toon incarnations. And even though I’m not a big DC fan, the various animated series and movies have made me a fan of the animated DC Universe.
So, in this case the specs are in favour of this new Green Lantern TAS also being a success. Can’t wait!
The newest entry in the DC Universe animated features stars Batman again. So far the Batman features have been the better ones and Batman Under the Red Hood is no exception. Under the Red Hood focuses on the 2nd Robin in Batman’s history, namely Jason Todd.
When it comes to releasing animated movies based on their superhero catalog DC Universe has established quite a name. One of their recent direct-to-DVD movies is for the Green Lantern. The Green Lantern is one of the bigger names in the DC universe but hasn't received a dedicated animated series or movie yet.
This year Green Lantern: First Flight was released, the first animated movie fully dedicated the Green Lantern alone. The DVD is released similar to the other animated movies in a 1-disc version and a 2-disc Special Edition.
The Special Edition comes with a foil based slip cover which is always a nice addition. The first disc contains the movie plus some extra features.
In terms of extras the second disc usually is pretty worthless, and the Green Lantern's second disc is no exception. The 'extras' include a digital copy, one of the most useless 'extras' thinkable. If you have the original movie on a disc, then who's to stop you from making a digital copy yourself?
Also, the documentaries included on the second disc are not that interesting to pay the extra money for. One the things I seriously dislike about the DC Universe's extras is the inclusions of select episode of other properties.
Included in this release are two episodes from the Justice League animated series. There's a very big chance if you got this DVD that you also own the JL series, which makes the inclusion of these two episodes pretty redundant.