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Free Spectre with Purchase of Crisis on Two Earths


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?DC’s Crisis on Two Earths cartoon DVD yadda Crime Syndicate yadda James Woods Owlman yadda Billy goddamn Baldwin Batman yadda yadda yadda. We’ve gone over that. But with the press release for the Crisis on Two Earths DVD and Blu-ray, we’ve got some new news — namely that there will be a bonus Spectre cartoon included on the disc.

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).

Nice! I think this is a great idea — make shorter cartoons of the lesser known heroes and include them as extras to the main titles. That’s a great value for fans and an even better way to get new audiences acquainted with DC’s lower tier of heroes. I imagine Marvel will have to follow suit as soon as they can, and if they don’t, they really should.

Oh, the Blu-ray will also include the live-action pilots for the Wonder Woman and Aquaman TV series — the Aquaman one being the failed spin-off from Smallville from 2006. I know it was released on iTunes, but I think this is the first time it’s coming out on any kind of disc, right? I guess the Wonder Woman is the ’70s show, but I really hope it’s the ’60s Batman spin-off disaster. Everyone needs to see that at least once. (Via The Blu-ray Blog)