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DC: Delicious Crack

August 6, 2007

The bad news is that, with the 2006 cancellation of Justice League Unlimited, the DC Animated Universe that began in 1992 with Batman The Animated Series seems to be dead.

The good news, at least, is that that frees up much of the talent behind the DCAU to work on the series of direct-to-DVD animated movies that will begin dropping later this year. We’ve already seen the trailer for Superman:Doomsday, an adaptation of the ‘Death Of Superman’ storyline, and now, here comes the first trailer (that I’ve seen, at least) for the one I’m most excited about, the adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s “The New Frontier.”

Check it out behind the cut:



May 25, 2007

The second reason May 25th holds special significance for me: today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars.

Think about how different the Star Wars experience was in those days. There was so much still to wonder about. Would Luke get revenge on Darth Vader for killing his father? Would Princess Leia (and our 7-year-old selves could never remember if it was LAY-uh or LEE-uh) choose Luke or Han? We all knew that Star Wars 2 would be coming soon; would it be Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye, or Han Solo at Star’s End?

And most importantly, who had the most Star Wars toys?