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April 29 2007

Superman Doomsday Trailer online. Based on the classic Superman storyline, Adam Baldwin is the man of Steel, and James Marsters is Lex Luthor.

Upcoming release on DVD.

Too bad we get only 1 second of Adam's voice and none of James'. And to be clear, for those like me who didn't know - this is animated. (And to me, looked really cheesy but it could have been due to the announcer.)
This has also been mentioned on AICN.
Heh, I wasn't even thinking about Adam voicing Clark while watching the trailer. It didn't click for me until I was reminded by this thread and watched it a second time. Then I could clearly hear Adam's distinctive gruffness.

I don't really like the look of the new Lana, but aside from her the character designs look almost the same as the ones in the previus DC comics Timm-verse.

At the very least, this warrants a rental. If it rocks, I'll buy it. Or maybe I should just wait for a boxed set of all of these. They're guaranteed to sell well enough that they'll all be released. When I saw the pretty box that Marvel shoved the three (so far) Ultimate Avengers movies into a couple weeks after buying them individually, was a little pissed that I missed out.
I didn't know the Death Of Superman was the best selling graphic novel of all time, I'd figured Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns.
I didn't know the Death Of Superman was the best selling graphic novel of all time, I'd figured Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns.


The're probably talking about the single issue in which he died, which, much like the "Death of Captain America" issue, was snatched up by tons of people who were hoping to send their kids through college on it. Joke's on them, of course.
Man, 'voice-over guy' could make anything look cheesy. Why they still use him in anything except parodies is a puzzle to me.

I don't really like the look of the new Lana, but aside from her the character designs look almost the same as the ones in the previus DC comics Timm-verse.

Really Kris ? Lex Luthor looked particularly different to me but Superman was also a departure, with actual 'craggy' features rather than just the standard smooth face (though clearly you can't go too far off template when the brief is 'dark hair, kiss curl, square jaw' ;).

I'll probably check it out since it's a pretty big story and it'll be interesting to see Timm do something different (though i'm looking forward to the Justice League one more even if i'll still miss Kevin Conroy in a big way).

(and even single issue best-seller i'm not convinced, sounds like PR bollocks to me. What about X-Men and all those other stunt/variant books from that time for instance ? That said, i'dve thought it would be something from around then since comics will probably never shift in those numbers again. And even as a regular comic reader i'd still balk at calling a 22 page single a 'graphic novel'. S'just silly IMO)
These animated film versions of famous comic book stories sound an look really cool.Up next it Justice League: The New Frontier which features DB voicing Green Lantern.Then Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.There are rumors that Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns could get this treatment down the line too.
I would LOVE to see The Dark Knight Returns turned into an animated movie as long as it is rated 'R'! It would be sacreligious to dumb down that fine graphic novel.

BTW, there is an episode of Batman: TAS that has a portion of (or an homage to) the Dark Knight Returns animated into it Frank Miller style. It is the episode called "Legends of the Dark Knight".
The're probably talking about the single issue in which he died, which, much like the "Death of Captain America" issue, was snatched up by tons of people who were hoping to send their kids through college on it. Joke's on them, of course.


Actually, I think the 1st issue of the X-Men series in '91 was the biggest single issue seller ever. I agree with Simon though, I would have figured one of those other two would be at the top.
Actually, I think the 1st issue of the X-Men series in '91 was the biggest single issue seller ever.

Yup, that's what I've always heard. Don't know if exact figures were ever revealed back then, though, so there's probably plenty of room for marketing exaggeration.
I've been told by one who knows that Lana doesn't look like Lana because she is actually Lois!

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