Month: September 2008

“The Zeta Project” On DVD In 2009, “Batman: The Animated Series” Blu-rays Considered

Warner Home Video held their annual Home Theater Forum chat regarding television shows and animation on DVD and several DC Animation-related projects were asked about. For fans of the DCAU, news on a DVD release of The Zeta Project was big news, as well as a surprise. The robot Zeta, lead character of The Zeta Project, first appeared on Batman Beyond.

Toward the end of the chat, Warner Home Video revealed that The Zeta Project would see a 2009 release on DVD. Many more DC cartoon releases were mentioned, including other DCAU titles. A complete series collection for Superman: The Animated Series is also being considered, as is a special edition for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, something fans have been asking for for over two years. Warner Home Video is also seriously considering releasing Batman: The Animated Series on the Blu-ray format. No mention was made of a new possible Static Shock DVD release. For now, the only confirmed release of the above-mentioned titles is The Zeta Project. Complete DVD releases of Static Shock and The Zeta Project have been requested year after year by fans eager to have a complete library of DCAU animation. During the chat, Warner Home Video stated their goal is to release the entire DC Comics animation library onto DVD.

Stay tuned for further updates, including specific information on the upcoming The Zeta Project DVD release.

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Note: More information on “The Zeta Project” can be found here.

“Justice League: The New Frontier” Animated Feature Airing October 2008 On YTV

The animated feature is scheduled to air October 4th, 2008 at 8pm (ET). Below is the official synopsis for the feature.

Justice League: The New Frontier
Saturday, October 4th, 2008, at 8pm (ET)

Inspired by the best-selling graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke and produced by the multiple Emmy award winning animation legend, Bruce Timm, Justice League: The New Frontier is the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are all here of course, and so are Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Flash – whose incredible origins will be told for the very first time. Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the mighty Superman can not stop it. If they fail, our entire planet will be “cleansed” of humanity.

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Price Increase On All-Ages “Johnny DC” Titles Coming In December 2008

The all-ages “Johnny DC” titles, which include comic book spin-offs based on many of the animated DC cartoons, will see a twenty-five cent increase from $2.25 US/CAN to $2.50 US/CAN. The new prices will take effect in December 2008.

This price increase will affect all “Johnny DC” titles, including the comic based on the upcoming animated series Batman: The Brave and The Bold, scheduled to premiere in January 2009. The title, originally speculated for a November 2008 launch, is expected to be part of the “Johnny DC” line. The World’s Finest has confirmed the new January 2009 launch date for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series. Stay tuned for confirmation on the title’s status and information on the creative team in the near future.

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DC Comics Releases New “Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century” This Week

Below is the official solicitation information for the new issue.


Written by: J. Torres
Art by: Ethen Beavers
Cover by: Alexander Serra

Computer chaos hits New Metropolis, crippling the high-tech city and throwing the Legion into the Dark Ages as communications crash, starships collide and magic takes over! Brainiac 5 has to prove that science is stronger than sorcery…but will he have to give up his place in the Legion to do it?

This issue ties into the overall “Flight Ring” arc, spanning from Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century #17 to #19. Stay tuned for further updates.

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New Images From Upcoming “Superman Doomsday” Special Edition Release

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The cover art also reveals the bonus content that will be featured on the new DVD and Blu-ray releases. The list of bonus material for both the two-disc special edition DVD and the Blu-ray release are as follows, as seen below.

Requiem and Rebirth: Superman Lives! – Comprehensive documentary about how the DC Comics team decided Superman’s fate
-Commentary by Producer Bruce Timm, Writer Duane Capizzi, Voice Director Andrea Romano, and Executive Producer Gregory Noveck
Justice League: The New Frontier Teaser Featurette
Behind the Voice Featurette
Superman’s Last Stand Challenge
-All New Featurettes When Heroes Die: The Making of “Superman Doomsday” and The Clash of the Juggernauts
-Bruce Timm’s Top Picks: Four bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series: “Apokolips…Now, Parts 1 and 2,” “Brave New Metropolis,” and “Mxyzpixilated
Wonder Woman Sneak Peek

Please note that the Superman’s Last Stand Challenge game is only currently not listed as an extra on the Blu-ray release. Superman Doomsday: Special Edition hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 25th, 2008. Stay tuned for further updates on this release.

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