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10th Anniversary DC Universe Collection Released Today! NYCC Interviews!

The DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection features two collectible items of particular note: an exclusive 40-page adult coloring book featuring key art from all DC Universe films, with artwork designed by renowned artists exclusive for this collection; and exclusive collector coins featuring the DC “trinity” – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Justice League Dark Premieres Tonight in LA: Exclusive Interviews

In honor of tonight’s premiere in LA, we are sharing our NYCC interviews from the cast and crew of Justice League Dark, taken by ToonBarn Head Writer, Marc Morrell. The following interviews are with Matt Ryan (Constantine), Jason O’Mara (Batman), Jay Oliva (Director), James Tucker (Producer), and Phil Bourassa (Character Designer).

Superman Retrospective ’86 – ’99 pt. 3

You can check out the previous installments of this rather lengthy series here.

Action Comics #584

Action Comics 584

This happened around the time when there were three ongoing Superman titles at the same time. The main series was Superman, Adventures of Superman was the one where they try to make Superman more like Batman, and Action Comics is the one where Superman is constantly running into other superheroes. In Action Comics #584, it’s the New Teen Titans sharing panel space with big blue.

This issue stays true to the age-old tradition of making Superman look like a jerk on the cover, only to reveal inside the pages that it was just a dream or something even more silly, like they were just rehearsing for a play. In this case, it’s a guy who looks like Stephen Hawking tricking Superman into switching bodies with him. So this Hawking look-alike now has the powers of a god. What does he do with it? If you said anything other than punch buildings, you’d be wrong.

Luckily for Superman, the New Teen Titans are around to help him regain his body. Unfortunately for the New Teen Titans, they have to spend a few pages being mowed down by Super Stephen Hawking.

This issue is notable because it has a scene where Luthor notices that most Superman articles are written by Clark Kent, thereby proving that he’s the most intelligent man on the planet, and is a better investigative journalist than the entire staff of the Daily Planet combined.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Jim Krieg Interview

Jim Krieg, writer of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, talks to ToonBarn at SDCC 2013

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is based on a story in the “Flashpoint” comic book crossover story arc published by DC Comics. Consisting of a core limited series and a number of tie-in titles, the storyline premiered in May 2011. The core miniseries was written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kubert. In its conclusion, Flashpoint radically changes the status quo for the DC Universe leading into the publisher’s 2011 relaunch, The New 52.

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Cary Elwes Interview

Cary Elwes talks to ToonBarn about Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at SDCC 2013

Cary Elwes plays Aquaman in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, but it’s not the Aquaman who we grew up watching. This Aquaman, along with his fellow Atlanteans, is in the middle of a war with Wonder Woman’s Amazons. A war that Aquaman declared himself, due to circumstances that we don’t want to get into because it may spoil some of the story. This Aquaman is always strong, but you can tell he is conflicted in some way, although he keeps his feelings hidden deep down.

Welcome to Flashpoint Paradox Week on ToonBarn!

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Well, the day has finally arrived! For those of you who weren’t able to go to San Diego Comic-Con, TODAY is the first time Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has ever been available on DVD or Blu-Ray. I highly recommend Blu-Ray, if you weren’t already leaning in that direction. Some of you may have already downloaded the movie from iTunes, when it became available on the digital format on July 19th (or 20th, depending on your timezone).

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 preview at New York Comic Con

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment spotlights first footage of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and shows a premiere screening of The Batmobile documentary at New York Comic Con.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con.

Attendees of the Con will be the first to see footage from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the highly anticipated epic animated conclusion to Frank Miller’s landmark story. On Saturday, October 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the IGN Theater at the Jacob Javitz Center, executive producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and special guests will discuss the making of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie and show some tantalizing clips. Also anticipated during the panel is the announcement of the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 will arrive from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2013.

Robot Chicken creators start new studio

‘Robot Chicken’ Creators Start a New Studio

As creators of the wildly popular and long-running Robot Chicken series of cartoons, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are hardly newcomers in the business, but the duo has recently started a new phase in their careers as they launched their own stop-motion animation studio with help from Buddy System’s Eric Towner and John Haratine IV. In a recent report by, the group revealed that the studio’s name will be Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, and they will use it to produce the animation for the sixth season of Robot Chicken, particularly the much-awaited DC Comics Universe tribute episode.

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