There have been many updates and previews from DC Comics recently. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
Justice League: War Released on iTunes
Yesterday, the new animated film Justice League:War was released on iTunes although the DVD and Blu-Ray won’t be out until February 4th. The animated movie is the first to venture into the New 52 era with this adaptation of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s origin story for this version of the Justice League. The superheroes have to put aside their differences to save the world from Darkseid’s invasion.
A little heads up: The voice acting takes time to get used to. There are a lot of unfamiliar voices for the characters and the dialogue at times comes off as a little too cheesy.
Post-Credits Scene Hints at Future Animated Film
One of the best parts (in my opinion) of the Justice League is Aquaman, who is notably absent from the JL’s origin story. After the credits, there is about a 30 second clip which features Orm, Aquaman’s brother, holding an old man in his arms.
“The Surface Dwellers have killed our king. This is an act of war. And they will pay.”
Geoff Johns said last August that Aquaman would be getting an animated film soon and this may be what he was referring to. The “Throne of Atlantis” arc was a crossover between Justice League and Aquaman so this is most likely what the plot will be adapted from and hopefully the new era of New 52 films will improve.
DC Comics April 2014 Solicitations!!
Forevil will be wrapping up come April and there will be a lot of changes as a result!
Here are a few notable titles and release dates:
- Sinestro #1- The Yellow Lantern finally gets his own monthly comic! (Apr 16th)
- Justice League United #0- Writer Jeff Lemire brings us the adventures of what Earth calls Justice League Canada! Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Animal Man, and Super Girl! (Apr 23rd)
- Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane- Batman fights to take back Gotham City from the clutches of Bane in the aftermath of Forever Evil! (Apr 30th)
- Justice League #30- Lex Luthor leading the show?!?! (Apr 23rd)
- Aquaman and the Others #1- In this Aquaman prequel we’ll see how Aquaman and the Others formed and there other missions before the events of the New 52. (Apr 2nd)
- The Flash Annual #3- The long awaited return of speedster Wally West!! (Apr 30th)
For the FULL list head to Newsarama‘s report.
Be sure to check back here in a few days for my review of Justice League: War!!