Blu-ray, Cartoons, Comics

A 12-Minute, Unilluminating Look at Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

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Okay, I’m not being totally fair. This behind-the-scenes featurette looking at DC’s next direct-to-DVD cartoon movie, based on Jeph Loeb’s Batman/Superman arc re-introducing Supergirl, does have a few interesting tidbits, although there’s not a second of actual animation in it. But you do get:

? A lot of storyboards
? A lot of the voice acting
? A very few animated character designs
? Summer Glau, as Supergirl, demonstrating that voice acting is probably not in her wheelhouse
? Bruce Timm, clearly unexcited with this whole fucking project

I feel for Timm. One minute he’s doing Batgirl: Year One and Teen Titans: Judas Contract, and then they’re canceled and he has to work on another Jeph Loeb story? Erg. (Via Comics Alliance)

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