Death of Superman Animated DVD?

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Apparently there is a Death of Superman animated DVD coming Fall 2007. That was one of my favorite Superman story arcs. Anyone have any info on this or links to where I can read up on it?

    http://comics.ign.com/articles/763/763592p8.html

     
  2. Tekkaman Blade

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    There are going to be 3(with more to come) Death of Superman, The Judas Contract(teen titans), and New Frontier. No one knows much about them their hush hush. But the art styles are going to be based on the original comics(as much as is possible) and the original writers are writing the scripts. This is Dc answer to the marvel dvd's and all indications are they will kick butt
     
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    It was Bruce Timm's panel at Comicon. Right when the panel ended and the lights went out he said "Oh yeah, and I'm doing a Death of Superman dvd movie."

    The crowd went crazy.
     
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    Yes, this is one of 3 DTVs coming out in the next year or so. The first we've heard of any actual date was at Toyfair when behind the figures you could see a "Fall 2007" advertisement for the movie. The other 2 are an adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier, with Cooke himself on the art team (written by JL writer Stan Berkowitz); and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, with Wolfman on writing (with Tom DeSanto) and supposedly Perez assisting on art in some manner (I can't find a source for this, I just remember reading it). Bruce Timm is supervising producer on all 3.

    http://www.movieweb.com/dvd/news/01/13701.php
     
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    Hell's YEAH! Now these are DVD'sI will get behind!
     
  6. Joe Moore

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    Nice. Thanks guys. I remember the Bruce Timm panel, but didn't really think anything of it at the time.
     
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    I will definitely be buying the Death of Superman one.
     
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    hurray for animated movies..now if marvel will just do an r rated deadpool animated movie, ill be happy....
     
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    Yeah, I will be picking up the DVDs also but I'm curious about the animation style because the toys revealed at toyfair makes it look similiar to the style used in JL?
     
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    I was wondering that too since I was under the impression they weren't using that style. The figures definately look like the previous DCAU shows we've seen. Maybe just the Death of Superman one is.
     
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    Yeah, I got pumped up by the DVD when I saw the toys!!!
     
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    It's Bruce Timm's style. He invented it for the Batman animated series in '92, and he's been using it ever since. Why would he change it?
     
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    That's cool news, but a little odd, since they basically did the story in the JLU series as a two parter.
     
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    ^??? you must mean "Hereafter" well it's nothing like the Death of Superman story infact its much much better imo
     
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    Can't remember the name, but doesn't he fight doomsday, appear to die, and end up in some grim future?

    I mean, it's not quite DOS, but he does appear to die at the hands of doomsday, unless I'm mixing separate stories.
     
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    These should be good. I enjoyed the Marvel ones and i'm sure DC doesn't want to be out done.
     
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    You are. In Hereafter it's Toyman, not Doomsday.

    They threw in the funeral scene from the Death of Superman, but outside of that, the two stories have nothing in common.
     
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    Finally! I always wanted to see this in the old animated toon. I'll be waiting this set with a big smile in my face.^^
     
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    Good point. I've gotten used to that style and like it. It's just that before the toys were shown it seemed like it was a fact that the movies specifically weren't going to be in that style.

    I'm actually glad it is so even if it isn't in the same continuity you can pretend it is.
     
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    eh, nevermind
     

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