As a big, long-time Batman fan, I’m particularly fascinated by two things going on in that family of comics at DC.
Everyone knows everything is better with Batman, but is everything better with Batman Beyond? Ron Salas gives us his interpretation of the character, and I’m going to have to say, “Yes. Yes it does.”
Batman Beyond and the DCAU have created an interesting pocket of DC mythos. Find out what a number of parts of this pocket are up to after the jump…
Cartoons are awesome, and a big part of cartoons is that show open. Superman flies around, cheetara beats up some mutants and Ash tries to catch some pokemans, all while some rockin’ music plays. This is not a list of ‘the greatest animated shows’ just the greatest opening sequences! What follows is a list of animated show intros, each more awesome than the last.
Much praise has be heaped upon the Batman Beyond universe. It gave us a look at what might come in the next twenty years, and gave us a new group of heroes to root for. While we’ve seen the adventures of Batman, and the Justice League, we’ve only seen Superman here and there. Now he get’s his own story, just in time for everything to change forever.
If you pay close attention to words, you often find surprises buried deep in the jibber-jabbering of public relations releases. Of course that means you actually need to read to the end of the jibber-jabber…
DC quietly announced that Batman Beyond will indeed return to store shelves in 2012, presumably (though not confirmed) with Adam Beechen, Chris Batista, and Rich Perotta telling tales of Batman in the fututre.
To be honest, Batman Beyond, Justice League Beyond, and Superman Beyond were titles that I actually expected to stick around following the relaunch as they really don’t tie into DCnU continuity directly, and in Superman Beyond #0′s case, barely getting in the spotlight before the change.
While Batman Beyond is the only book officially announced at this point, I do expect to see more Superman Beyond and Justice League Beyond books on the way in 2012 as well.
The first villain in the Batman Beyond universe was Derek Powers, who subjected to extreme radiation exposure, became Blight. Blight’s returned, and he’s pretty hot for Batman.
DC Comics has released a sneak peek of Batman Beyond #6 that arrives in stores this week.
Terry McGinnis has a lot of decisions to make; spend time with his girlfriend, his family, take orders from Bruce Wayne, or join the Justice League.
If you’re Batman you have a plan to take out just about everyone, including the Justice League. Terry McGinnis may have practiced a routine a time or two to please the old man, but when push comes to shove, and the Justice League is standing the way, will he be able to take them down?
Batman Beyond has had several mini-series over the years, and it looks like DC believes enough in the character and Earth-12 to give him an ongoing. And what better way to kick the series off than to have family members entangled in a hostage situation, and forcing Terry to confront the Justice League?