I just watched the trailer for Superman / Batman: Public Enemies, the next WB/DC Animated movie on the main page of this site. And I was moved to write. If you’ve been reading these for a while, you know I have very opinionated views about comics. Superman/Batman is a series that I highly recommend.
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High energy heroics. Mysteries. Stories that feature Superman and Batman but at the same time give other characters across the DCU some screen time. The first arc, Public Enemies, which this movie is based on, introduces the reader to Lex Luthor, Metallo, Captain Atom, Power Girl, Katana, Major Force, Green Lantern John Stewart, Starfire, Hawkman, Captain Marvel, Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, Supergirl, Steel, Superboy, and I am sure a few others, plus when Lex Luthor puts out a bounty on Superman and Batman, a ton of villains come crawling out of the woodwork. The trailer does an awesome job of showing this by including this shot.
It just shows the depth of the characters to be featured in this story and movie. If you have not read the story, from Superman / Batman issues #1 to #6, again, I highly recommend it. It is available in a collected edition, which is probably more easily obtainable.
And to Mattel, I hope you are watching these DC animated movies unfold as well. We think you are. We know that Cartoon Network likes to run these movies. I have no doubt they will add this one to their rotation and be beaming it into thousands of homes. Free advertising for DC character products. See that Black Manta right there? Yeah. JLU. You can start working on him right now.