The ultimate rogue’s gallery takes center stage when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases the new full-length documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics on October 25, 2013 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics kicked off Opening Night festivities of New York Comic Con with a standing-room-only World Premiere of the documentary on Thursday, October 10, the crowd enthusiastically applauding the film’s first public screening.
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Some of you may remember the brouhaha surrounding David Goyer’s Supermax film project that was supposed to feature Oliver Queen locked away in a maximum security prison surrounded by the DC villains that he put there.Â The latest description of the film doesn’t quite sound like Goyer’s original premise.
The story takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.
Doesn’t sound like an Ollie Queen movie to me. So without an Ollie, does that mean the villains and monsters won’t be recognized DC villains either?Â Shooting for the film is set to begin in the early part of 2010.
Wonder Woman as a character has always been more successful than Wonder Woman as a comic book, or a series.Â The iconic imagery and power that people associate with Princess Diana, from Linda Carter to underoos to Superfriends and back is seldom easily captured in her comics.Â Aside from a delightful Kurt Busiek miniseries 20 years ago, some Denny O’Neil issues in the early 70′s, and the George Perez revamp, I’ve seldom found the character to work for me.Â Still, I’ve been onboard with the WW revamp for several years, with varying degrees of enjoyment.Â I find it odd that Gail Simone is one of my most beloved creators, and Aaron Lopresti’s art has always been visually appealing, going all the way back to “What Th–?” from Marvel a million years ago.Â So, why haven’t these stories captured me as easily as Gail’s other work?
How does Birds of Paradise sound to you?Â That’s kind of what you’re going to get when Wonder Woman and Black Canary team up in Wonder Woman #34.Â DC Comics released a sneak peek of the issue, that you can see after the jump.
Batman Confidential has had a lot of ups and downs for me.Â On the one hand the series gives DC a chance to tell origin stories about Batman and his villains, tech, and history, but on the other hand, DC canceled Legends of the Dark Knight (I know, Iâ€™m a broken record).Â With the holiday weekend upon us, what better way to show our patriotism than having Batman take on the Russians, or more specifically, the KGBeast.
Well not THE Dr. Horrible, but Neil Patrick Harris will provide the voice for the Music Meister in an upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode.
The Music Meisterâ€”an amalgamation of various DC Comics villainsâ€”â€œhas the power to create song wherever he goes, and heâ€™s trying to dominate the world,â€ Tucker says, before pointing out that the episodeâ€™s â€œplot itself is just the framework, an excuse to have everybody sing!â€ Tucker and producer/story editor Michael Jelenic wrote five original songs for the episode.
Yes, Batman: The Musical!
If you are attending the San Diego Comic Con, you’ll want to check out the Warner Bros. Animation panel on July 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM, where the episode will debut.