Warner Bro.s has released images from the DC Showcase series of short animated film.  Take the jump to get a better look at The Spectre and more info on the series.

From the creative forces behind the DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, DC Showcase puts the spotlight on favorite characters from throughout the annals of DC Comics in fascinating, short-form tales sure to entertain longtime and new fans alike.

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 Dos Santos (G.I Joe: Resolute). The voice cast is led by Gary Cole (Entourage) as the title character and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as Aimee Brenner.

The Spectre will be distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.

DC Showcase is a co-production from Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video and DC Comics. Bruce Timm is Executive Producer. Future DC Showcase titles include Jonah Hex (written by Joe Lansdale).

via Warner Bros.

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4 Comments

  1. Larry King
    January 13, 2010 at 11:09 am — Reply

    So this is supposed to equal the DC Animated backup story? Sign me up. If they bring in some Detective Chimp that would be cool.

  2. TaZ
    January 13, 2010 at 11:21 am — Reply

    Nice. I miss the Jim Corrigan Specter. Crispus Allen is OK but what good is it being the powerful “Spirit of Vengance” if you happen to be “powerless” against almost everyone you face and then one black ring comes along and zaps your host into a Black Lantern (causing you to almost immediately be forgotten in the story line)? I’d like to see Spec go back to being the major force he once was when he was used sparingly with other heroes but when he did it was a display of his power on a cosmic level. The fact that this “spirit” that required the humanizing host of a human that was at the same time a hunter of lost souls on a personal level but yet a “hand of God” has always interested me as a reader.

  3. Jim
    January 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    This is awesome. Looks like I might be getting Crisis on Two Worlds.

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