DC Universe, the upcoming streaming service/comic book depository/fan hub platform dedicated to DC Comics’ best and brightest, already has a lot of very interesting reasons to tempt us to sign up. Now it’s adding another in the form of Batman: The Animated Series. But not just any version of this beloved classic: This time it’s in HD.
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Twenty-five years ago this week, Batman: The Animated Series changed the way comic book characters are translated into cartoons. DC Collectibles celebrates the series with the release a box set of villains, safely imprisoned in their cells at the Gotham City Police Department. Or at least they were.
Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series' television debut. All sorts of intriguing details have emerged in the wake of the anniversary -- but so has some beautiful art, in the form of Kevin Nowlan's early concept designs for the look of the show.
One of the most adored Batman adaptations in the world, Batman: The Animated Series, turns 25 today -- but while fans will remember the iconic work of Kevin Conroy as the Dark Knight and Mark Hamill as the Joker, Hamill in particular almost never had the chance to become the animated clown prince of crime: Tim Curry was the first person cast for the role.
Later this year, the DC Animated Universe is returning to one of its most iconic worlds, the art deco noir of Batman: The Animated Series for Batman and Harley Quinn. But before the movie, DC is launching a new digital comic that sets up why Harley and Batman are teaming up where Harleen is the star -- and we sat down with its creators to learn more.
Trying to choose your favourite episode of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's Batman: The Animates Series isn't easy, but "Almost Got 'Im", where Gotham's villains trade stories about almost defeating Batman over a game of poker, is often considered one of the best. Now this specific episode has been transformed into a new card game that has players trying to uncover which poker-playing villain is actually Batman in disguise.
It's undoubtedly just a coincidence that Kyle Roberts and Nathan Pope's fantastic LEGO remake of the Batman: The Animated Series intro happened to appear online a couple of weeks before the LEGO Batman movie hits US theatres (Australians have to wait two months). But even if the pair is trying to cash in on the popularity of superheroes and building toys, their stop-motion film is full of fun Easter eggs and gags -- and a LEGO version of the best Batmobile to ever roll through Gotham.
Batman: The Animated Series still remains one of the most iconic takes on the Dark Knight years after it graced our screens. But to get there, the team behind the show needed to lay out their grand plan for who their Batman should be -- and reading through the guide they wrote ahead of the series gives us some fascinating insights.
Artist Greg Capullo's run on Batman with Scott Snyder came to a close last week, and under their tenure the Dark Knight has been amazing to read -- and gorgeous to look at. To bid adieu to Capullo's style, artist Rick Celis took some of Capullo's most iconic covers from his time on Batman and gave them an animated twist.