How did a Titans special effects supervisor get killed? Why did Ruby Rose have to cancel her Comic-Con appearance? Want to see a new Iron Man VR preview? What superhero was teased in the latest Avengers video game footage? Why didn’t Batman Beyond ever do a sequel movie with The Joker? What is the best-selling superhero video game of all-time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When Batman Beyond debuted on Kids’ WB in 1999, it shattered expectations for what a sequel series to the classic, critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series would be like. A dark, weird cyberpunk continuation to the landmark animated noir series, Batman Beyond became a beloved classic in its own right that was both a radical departure from the storied history of the Caped Crusader while feeling like a loving homage.
“While we wanted to keep the familiar elements…we wanted [Batman Beyond] to feel fresh,” co-creator Bruce Timm said at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday. But it’s been 20 years since Batman Beyond first premiered, and the series doesn’t feel quite as fresh as it used to. However, that will soon be remedied with the release of a long-anticipated remastered Blu-ray complete series set arriving this October. How…schway.
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Bottleneck Gallery has a bevy of exciting pop culture print releases planned for New York Comic-Con 2018, featuring movies ranging from Indiana Jones to E.T. to Jurassic Park and featuring artists like Laurent Durieux, Dave Perillom Tom Whalen, Martin Ansin, Matt Ferguson, Gabz, and more. Below, get a preview of some of the art and learn when you can buy it1
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We have a new bit of Darwyn Cooke Batman Beyond animation!
Fifteen years ago, comic book writer/artist Darwyn Cooke had a hand in creating the opening titles for the show Batman Beyond. The show was a follow-up to Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures. It pushed the story timeline forward to 2039. At that point Bruce Wayne’s health is failing, and he passes the Batman identity to young Terry McGinnis. The show debuted in 1999 and ran only through 2001. But the McGinnis character has endured.
Now, as part of DC and WB’s celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, Cooke has come up with a new one-minute Batman Beyond short. While this new bit has a limited runtime, it brings Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle back to their roles as an aged Bruce Wayne and his young protege Terry McGinnis. Most of the action here is simply that: action. But there’s a neat nod to Alien, and an ending that gives fans of various Batman incarnations something to look at.
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