Mark Hamill Retiring as the Joker

by on May 31, 2010
Mark Hamill says he is retiring from playing the Joker after recording the character for the videogame Arkham Asylum 2, IGN reports. This is not the first time the actor, who first essayed the Clown Prince of Crime for Batman: The Animated Series, has said he is quitting the part, but he is emphatic: “This […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" Revealed as Next DC Animated Feature

by on May 27, 2010
Newly released artwork for Batman: Under the Red Hood reveals that Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will be the next installment of the Warner Premiere/DC line of direct-to-DVD releases, The World’s Finest reports. The back cover viewable here says that a “first look” at the “next original animated movie” will be a special feature included on Under the […]

"Jonah Hex" Images Unveiled

by on May 27, 2010
Warner Home Video has released three images from “Jonah Hex,” the second DC Showcase animated short, which will appear as a special feature on Batman: Under the Red Hood. The short will feature a conflict between bounty hunter Hex and a “murderous madam who wants to steal more than just her bounty” from Hex. Thomas […]

John DiMaggio on Being the Joker for "Batman: Under the Red Hood"

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2010
Warner Home Video has released the first press release interview in conjunction with the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. The subject is John DiMaggio, known to animation fans as Bender in Futurama, Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible, and Aquaman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. DiMaggio will portray the Joker […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Website Open

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2010
The official website for the Batman: Under the Red Hood DTV has been opened officially at The site currently includes the trailer for the movie, an image gallery, and a blurb about the “Jonah Hex” short film to be included on the DVD and Blu-ray disc. The site will be updated over the summer […]

"Public Enemies": Suspense Goes South by Southwest

by on May 24, 2010
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies comes to the small screen with all of the snap and dazzle we’ve grown to expect from the Warner/DC direct-to-DVD product line, and in a few quiet moments it even dares to drop the usual biff-bam-pow stuff for some interesting character interplay. But professionalism can only take things so far, and as […]

"Iron Man": If You Love the Movies, You’ll Moderately Enjoy the Cartoon Series

by Christopher Glennonon May 13, 2010
Although Iron Man’s popularity has gotten a boost from the recent movies starring Robert Downey Jr., he has always been one of the big guns in the Marvel Comics stable. Rather than drape himself in brightly colored spandex, Iron Man dons high tech armor equipped with an array of different powers, making him one of […]

"X-Men Volume 5" Is It Bad the Best Episode Doesn’t Even Star the X-Men?

by on May 10, 2010
The final battles of the X-Men are at hand. Mojo returns, the Phalanx Covent arrives, and the graduation day at Xavier’s School rolls around. In the real world, though, the final battles of X-Men are definitely not at hand. Volume 5 of the series’s DVD release mashes together random episodes and arcs, but no real […]

Update: New G.I. Joe Series Show Details Revealed

by on May 6, 2010
ForcesofGeek has coverage of Hasbro’s presentation from the recent JoeCon (G.I. Joe fan convention) where it was officially announced that the title for the new series is G.I. Joe Renegades. Of note from these reports is that the first season will include: – A 2-part pilot with a total of 26 episodes. – Snake Eyes […]

Top 5 Martial Artists of Animation

by Todd DuBoison May 3, 2010
There have been many martial artists in animation. Some of these characters are the perfect embodiment of stealth and cunning, others wield remarkable power, and still others are remarkably skilled and look spectacularly awesome on the screen. As tough as it is to choose, the following is a list of five particularly impressive animated martial […]