Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD Cover Art
At the beginning of the month we talked about the next DC Universe Original Animated movie coming out. Superman Homepage has come across the DVD cover art for this (and I know ironshadow has posted this in the forums but let's get this on the news page to make sure everyone sees it).
I know a lot of people will voice their concern over yet another original movie featuring Superman and Batman. As we've discussed before, Warner Bros. has to make what will sell. They are not just making this for us comic book readers. We had great movies like Wonder Woman and Green Lantern but I honestly feel that because many people most likely viewed a bootleg version rather than actually buy it, those were seen as not as successful.
Despite being another Superman and Batman movie, I'm actually excited about this. As we can see from the cover, this is the story introducing and dealing with Supergirl. I really enjoyed the early issues of Superman/Batman. When the series started telling out of continuity stories, I started losing interest. I think this could make an interesting adaption. Looks like this will be released on September 28, 2010. What are your thoughts?
You have no idea how excited I am about this. I own the first movie and read the book too. I read the second book and even memorized the Kryptonian alphabet because of it. (I forgot most of it now). I knew if they wanted it to really be good, they would do the sequel which has Supergirl and Darkseid. And on top of that, Green Arrow's short is in this one too. AWESOME!!!
I wonder if this will be in the style of Michael Turner, like how Public Enemies was in the style of Ed McGunness, if so it would be a nice tribute to his memory.
While I didn't read it, I think I remember hearing some complaints about Batman fighting Darksied and not getting splattered by him.
I'm more interested in Supergirl than in any other character. The cover also has Darkseid, which makes me think that this could be an adaptation of the Superman/Batman: Supergirl (issues 8-13) story arc, which is where the current incarnation of Supergirl was introduced.
i really wish that this site would stop blaming the failure of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern ( i bought the Blu ray) on bootlegging. Some parents buy these for their kids. most either don't know who Green Lantern is, or think Wonder Woman is for girls. It's all about name recognition here. You said it in your article, not only comic fans buy these things.
Hmm... It REALLY bugs me that we're gettin more Supes + Bats, but...wAAAAit a minute... is this the story arc "The Supergirl from Krypton" made into movie... HOLY CRAP!
OK, nevermind. I WANT THIS NOW!
Oh, and I hope Wonder woman, Barda, Mr miracle and DOOMSDAY is in this too!!!
@Joe Venom said:
My friend, I am with you all the way. Live action just doesn't cut it!
" I'll take whatever Animated flicks they can dish out, they can keep all the live action flicks I don't think I'll ever like any of those. "
" Supergirl looks like it was drawn by Mike Choi and Superman by Sana Takeda.. Batman, by JG Jones? "Clayton Crain.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies was basically just the exact comic book brought to DVD, I don't really see how that's not "for the fans."
Something about this seems fake to me. If this was for their next animated movie, why would they use clip art from comics? You'd think you'd use something more along the lines of the kind of animation that is used in the movie.
It's not like that art on the cover will be used as the animation style for the actual movie. This seems really misleading. Every other previous WB animated movie has used the art style from the movie on the box art.
When I look at this cover. I don't think animated movie. I think encyclopedia or trade paperback.
Thats what I've been hoping for. Maybe if the Green Arrow short does well we will get a Green Arrow: Year One feature length.
This looks great though. I actually just finished rewatching Superman/Batman: Public Enemies like 10 minutes ago. All the DC animated features have been good. No doubt I'll buy this.
" @jaymastergwapo: It looks to me like it's all Clayton Crain artwork. "That's what is bugging me about this image. If this was a cover for an animated movie. Why is all the art clips from comics? In the past, the covers for the cartoon movies has always been in the style of the animation.
Its a great story, it has everything and the kitchen sink! However, I can't help feeling that as a Supergirl fan I'm going to be left disappointed. She isn't even recognisable on the cover, is the combined merchandising power of Superman and Batman not enough to withstand a heroic female next to them? She's like that for 1/6 of the story for crying out loud. I was OK about the whole 'female superheroes don't sell enough for us' thing, its stupid but I wasn't particularly angry, but the exercising of prominent women from stories is crossing a line. The cover makes up compare the heroic Superman to the evil Supergirl, when she's a good guy.
" @FoxxFireArt: Josh Middleton did the cover for Crisis on Two Worlds and he wasn't in on the animation. "Still, "The Crisis on Two Earths" cover looked like the the animation that was in the movie if just a bit sharper. Nothing about these images looks like animation.
I'm pumped because I really enjoyed the story. I'm with you guys, I'll take any and all animated DC flicks. They can do what they want (though they rarely do the best they can) and the feeling that WW and GL are failures just shows how dumb the studio is.
This is great I thought that Supergirl story was amazing and hopefully Wonder Woman will show up in it just like the comic I know that's not the same as starring in a movie but hopefully she will be in it and get some attention.
It would be cool if Kevin Conroy and Tim Daily came back as Batman and Superman and Michael Ironside as Darkseid even if Wonder Woman is in it then Susan Eisenberg. But they don't need Nicholle Tom as Supergirl they should recast her, her voice wasn't the best in Superman the Animated Series or Justice League Unlimited.
And seeing how the Green Arrow short written by Greg Weisman looks is just as exciting as the cover of the DVD itself.
That's official art work have you seen the cover to Under The Red Hood? It looks nothing like the animation in the film itself so the DVD's can have different art.
" Something about this seems fake to me. If this was for their next animated movie, why would they use clip art from comics? You'd think you'd use something more along the lines of the kind of animation that is used in the movie.
It's not like that art on the cover will be used as the animation style for the actual movie. This seems really misleading. Every other previous WB animated movie has used the art style from the movie on the box art. When I look at this cover. I don't think animated movie. I think encyclopedia or trade paperback. "
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