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Out Today: “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” (Deluxe Edition)

Remember a few months ago when I posted how “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” was being released on DVD and Blu-ray at long last and had been done so in two separate chapters?  I hope so because it was great to find this time honored Batman story being given the animated feature treatment.  If any film needed to be made it was this one.

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So my reason for this post is to say how happy I am to inform you that now there is a special edition release of the film that puts the two chapters together in one volume.  Check it out (I pasted the Blu-ray art since that is the direction that the majority of my video purchases have been going).

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Having already done two full blog postings about the release I will leave you with the link to examine the official Wiki for any additional details on it.

Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight_Returns_%28film%29

If you’ve not ordered either chapter it’s probably best to just grab this one. I’ve put both the standard edition DVD and Blu-ray along with the trade paperback by Frank Miller. While I know that I have said this before, I will remind you again that if you do not own this story in your comic book library than it needs to be added immediately.

Out Today: “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” Part 2

I’ll admit that I felt that the second chapter of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” would have come out a little sooner than four months later but here we are at the exciting second chapter and finale of the animated film that brings to life Frank Miller’s amazing tale of a not too far in the future Batman.

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The film picks up where Part One ended and continues Batman’s struggle against the new faces of crime in his later years. If you read the original comic then you know he will go head to head against Superman and also run into The Green Arrow and Catwoman with this one. Here are the additional voice players that come into play with Part Two.

Cast Introduced in Part 2
Mark Valley as Superman
Robin Atkin Downes as Oliver Queen
Tress MacNeille as Selina Kyle
Jim Meskimen as President
Conan O’Brien as David Endochrine

Sadly I didn’t get to see the first part yet so I better catch up with those of you who have.

Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight_Returns_%28film%29

You can order the film on standard edition DVD an Blu-ray disc. I also have embedded the classic Frank Miller mini-series that told this incredible story in its collected Trade Paperback form.

DC Comics “The New 52” First Issues: “Batman” Titles

As previously blogged about in the PiercingMetal Musings; DC Comics recently re-launched a number of titles and started them off from issue #1 under the branding of “The New 52”. The initiative’s prime objective being to up the number of titles available each month and to offer new readers an easier chance to jump on board with their characters. New costumes and beginnings are par for the course with the reboot but a number of the company’s most historic moments shall remain unaffected. The New 52 appears to have segmented the titles into a number of different groups based on the relation of the character – for instance there is a Superman and Batman grouping to enjoy and each title relates directly to the character. From these segments I have opted to share my thoughts on the first issues for your reading pleasure. The Batman mythos has a whopping eleven titles and I felt this was a little bit excessive. Four of the titles deal directly with Batman himself and those are “Batman”, “Detective Comics”, “Batman and Robin” and “Batman: The Dark Knight”. To me four titles is overkill and they could have left this at the two staple titles which have become iconic over the decades since Batman first pressed the gas pedal on the Batmobile and left the other remaining titles to his large sub-universe of characters. That being said the other seven titles do just that and give us new issues of “Batgirl” and “Batwoman”; new adventures for the “Birds Of Prey”, “Nightwing” & “Catwoman” while characters you would not expect in their own titles get some face time with “Batwing” and “Red Hood and The Outlaws”. Continue reading DC Comics “The New 52” First Issues: “Batman” Titles