When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces new villains and old ones in a time-line after Batman Begins. In "Have I Got A Story For You", 3 kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. "Crossfire" focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. "Field Test" has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? "In Darkness Dwells" features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. "Working Through Pain" goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne's training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, "Deadshot" focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham. Written by
On DVD commentary, D.C. Comics' Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs, Gregory Noveck said that the reason they chose Deadshot as one of the villains was to show a direct contrast. While Batman took a vow never to use guns, Deadshot enjoys using guns. See more »
During the 'Field Test' segment, it is explained that the 'shield' has a highly sensitive sound detector that detects a gunshot and triggers activation of the device. As a bullet travels considerably faster then the sound wave from the gunshot that fired it, this device would be useless. See more »
I was extremely excited to get this DVD for several reasons. I've been
a huge Batman fan as long as I can remember and have really enjoyed the
animated shows that have been inspired by Batman as well as comics such
as Year one, Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Hush, The Killing Joke and
such. After the first string of Batman films and the original show I
never felt a real connection to a Batman not printed on the pages of a
book. However, Kevin Conroy remains my favorite Batman of all time. And
of course to see what David Goyer and the others have written is
phenomenal. Each episode is written and directed by different
individuals, but the voice talent remains the same (and I do mean
talent). It's really cool to see Batman in so many formats and to see
Batman from different perspectives as far as writing, directing, and
the p.o.v of the episodes go. If you're not used to anime it might be a
little tough to watch Batman in this format. But the pallets are really
gorgeous and I have fallen in love with the set of episodes and hope
they do more.
Also a plus-you don't actually have to watch Batman Begins or The Dark
Knight (but who hasn't?) to get it, but if you have you'll enjoy the
little nuances that make it great. It will also be enjoyable for comic
books fans, it bring back the old noir feeling of the comics
(especially with the arrival of Deathshot, wow). I hope this was
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