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Aliens that Should Be Unleashed on DC’s TV Universe: Our Top Picks

We at the GB nearly plotzed the other night when a major character*** on Supergirl turned out to be . . .a beloved DCU stalwart (see end note at the bottom if you want to be spoiled). Whoa! This was in the same episode that the main antagonist was a character usually relegated to the trivia section, Jemm, Son of Saturn (who in the comics is a hero, but did a villain turn for TV). This got us thinking – with opportunities for appearances on Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, and even the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow mini-series, what other DC comics aliens, whether obscure or high profile, would be welcome presences on TV?

Our top choices below:

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JLA: New Animated Series Teased At Warner Bros.

A new image from the Warner Bros. offices in Burbank California teases a few new animated series coming to the small screen, including what looks to be new Justice League animated series, titled simply JLA.

Today we’ll take a look at the image and gather the little information we know about the series, while briefly looking at some of the versions of these characters we’ve seen in the animated world before.

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Mark Hamill To Return As The Joker In Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Film

Veteran actor Mark Hamill will be lending his trademark vocals to Batman’s arch-nemesis for the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, one of the most revered Batman stories of all time.

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DC Animation Announces ‘Justice League: War’, ‘Son of Batman’, and ‘Assault on Arkham’

This year we saw no shortage of announcements from DC Entertainment, who shocked Comic Con by announcing a Man of Steel sequel to include Batman, as well as finally confirming the Flash and Justice League films. Knowing that their live action films are in the works, we also learned about the ongoing awesomeness that are the DC Animated Features.

Whereas Marvel Studios has been leading the charge in Hollywood, DC Entertainment has been absolutely crushing Marvel when it comes to full length animated films. Marvel has had a couple that aren’t terrible, but DC has been adapting storylines and releasing great animated films for years now.

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‘Beware the Batman’ Releases a Sizzle Reel and Our First Look at the Opening Credits!

Batman in many forms has graced the small screen with his presence for years, but has recently been off the air for a few months (since Young Justice was cancelled), which is far too long to be without a Batman cartoon. Thankfully, Cartoon Network is bringing a brand new series set to debut on July 13th called Beware the Batman that takes a new look at the Dark Knight. 

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New Clip for “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”

To fans of all things Batman, get excited.  The conclusion to the animated adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns is set to be released on January 29, 2013.  To temporarily satisfy our appetites, a clip from the film has recently been released.

We were first given The Dark Knight Rises, Part 1 in September of 2012.  It sets up the four issue story originally written by Frank Miller in 1986.  It is one of the most definitive Batman story lines ever, and has shaped and colored the character we’ve seen in the modern Batman film interpretations.  We owe a lot to this book, and it has been exiting to see it in its animated format.

Part 1 set up the story of a retired Batman who has been out of the crime fighting game for ten years and now thought by many to have been nothing more than a myth.  A new mutant gang has taken over the city, and Gotham has found itself worse off than ever before.  With the spunky encouragement of Carrie Kelley (AKA Robin), the Dark Knight finds his final reason to don the cape and cowl.

Part 2 completes the story and sets up one of the greatest battles of all time, Batman vs. Superman, as well as the resurrection of his rivalry with the Joker.  The newest clip shows that 55-year-old Batman clearly still has it.  His fighting style has evolved to such a gritty, brutal force, but still displays all the things we loved so much about Batman to begin with.

Part 1 was received with great reviews sitting with a 7.9/10 rating on IMDB.  I would say the only issue that I can take with this series is the complete overhaul of voice actors I have grown up with.  I am a child of the 80s so when I think of animated Batman, I think of Kevin Conroy, and Mark Hamill.  However, I can appreciate the need to evolve and change things up to revive the series, and stay fresh to new audiences.  The Dark Knight Returns features Peter Weller (Robocop), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), and David Shelby (Dark Shadows) as Gordon.

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As stated earlier, if you love Batman, you’ll love The Dark Knight Returns.  If you weren’t already, get excited for Part 2 late January!