Cartoon Network is only weeks away from rolling out their new Saturday morning line-up of toons, DC Nation. The block will include new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, as well as a slew of animated shorts all featuring DC characters. Thanks to the new Nerdist Channel we’ve got our first sneak peak at a short starring Plastic Man,
Voiced by Tom Kenny, who a few years back was part of the Plastic Man series that never happened, Plas will be starring in all new animated shorts. In addition to Plastic Man, there will shorts starring the Doom Patrol, Teen Titans, and Batman shorts animated by Aardman Productions. Y’know, the guys behind Wallace and Gromit!!
The one show I’m most excited about in the new DC Nation block is Super Best Friends Forever from Lauren Faust. She’s the ultra cool lady who played part in creating My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Powerpuff Girls, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Now she’ll be bringing her genius to Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl! Needless to say, I’m stoked. Thanks to TV Guide we’ve got our first look at the girls,
This bit from the article explains the show,
A humorous tone runs through all the shorts, including S.B.F.F. (short for Super Best Friends Forever), which stars Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Girl and “has plenty of action and fighting, but is really much more focused on comedy and laughs and how much fun it is to be a superhero,” says producer Lauren Faust. ”It’s like taking a teenage experience but putting a superhero spin on it, in one episode, Supergirl and Batgirl try to convince Wonder Girl to sneak out in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet to go for a joyride.” Guess even supergirls just wanna have fun.
What a great reason to wake up early on Saturday mornings!
DC Nation starts on Cartoon Network March 3rd at 10a (ET/PT).
All right, big changes are coming to DC Universe in an effort to condense their ever-so-convoluted history and attract new readers with a simple and safe, #1. A lot of characters are getting new back stories, different histories, and some might not even exist anymore! Needless to say many, many comic book fans are freaking the fuck out. Unless you only woke up from a coma, like 20 minutes ago, you haven’t heard the apocalyptic news that DC is rebooting their universe. Well, reboot might not be a fair word. Relaunch? Revamp? Shake-up? Slight alteration of everything just enough to piss off your die-hard fans? Yeah, it’s something like that.
Of course this isn’t the only time DC decided change was needed. There’s a reason we refer to certain eras in comics as ‘golden’ or ‘silver’, they predominately refer to differences in characters and stories as they reflect their time period. We’re entering a new age now and it’s exciting, thrilling and a little disconcerting.
Listed here, all in one handy post is every new #1 title beginning in September in the post-Flashpoint DCU. Their covers, their quick solicits and a few snarky comments from myself. I admit now I am no DC expert, just a fan. And there are going to be some books I’ll have little to say about, others I could probably devote an entire post to, but I’ll try an keep ’em short. If I don’t share the same concerns you do about a title or I just say little about your favorite new book please, please, please share your thoughts and feel free to contradict me in the comments section. On to the books!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS.
On sale AUGUST 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.
I think this sounds solid. We’re going to be introduced to our favorite heroes as younger, more inexperienced people and with the team of Johns and Lee, it’ll rock. They want to put their best foot forward with this book, this’ll be the title that introduces new fans to the core of DCU. It’s great to see Cyborg being included in such an iconic group, too. They’re starting out strong with their whole plan to diversify the DCU. We’ll just see how long that plan continues…