Tuesday, November 24, 2009
MORE BANG FOR YOUR DC DVD BUCK
So in what I think is a seriously kick ass move by DC Comics the next animated DVD "Crisis On Two Earths" will have a little more to it than the standard DVD extra palette. Namely an original animated short about non other than The Spectre. Here's the press release:
DC Showcase - The Spectre: The first animated short in the all-new DC Showcase series 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 the voice cast includes Gary Cole (Entourage) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed).
Not only does it sound cool but I'm hoping it becomes a trend with DC for future DVDs. There's a whole wealth of smaller characters in the DC Universe that would be great to see brought to life. I'm also hoping if the stint with Smallville is successful that DC will do an animated JSA movie.
On another cool tidbit the 2006 Aquaman pilot (which sucked) and the Wonder Woman pilot will be available on the Bluray DVD of Crisis On Two Earths