Superman Batman: Apocalypse – out now!
September 29, 2010

Superman Batman: Apocalypse came out yesterday.  For those who have not seen it or read the source material, I’ll try to avoid spoilers.

What I liked.
 
The art.  Once again, WB/DC Animation tried and succeeded doing a good job matching the style of the animation to the style of the art in the source comic.  I felt like I could be reading a comic drawn by Michael Turner.
 
The story adaptation.  Very subtly, they tied the story back to Superman Batman: Public Enemies.  It was unnecessary, but it was cool for comic fans that they did it. 
 
Some of the plot points were rearranged, but all the necessary beats were there.  As my son and I watched it we knew what should happen and were happy to see the various parts of the story unfold, even if they seemed shortened or slightly out of order.

 

What I missed.
 
The pieces they had to chop out for time.  I know this was necessary, but Artemis had a big role in one part in the comic and she was not even shown there in the movie (the fight in the park).

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Read the rest of Superman Batman: Apocalypse – out now!

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Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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