Lex Luthor is under attack–and only Superman can save him! When the world’s most ingenious scientific mind took on the mantle of Metropolis’ new Man of Steel, the world took notice–and so did the mysterious Godslayer! But are the Godslayer’s actions justified? Will stopping Lex Luthor prevent catastrophe later?
Wonder Woman Vol. 7: War-Torn
The new God of War, Diana of Themyscira finds that conflict follows her wherever she goes. As Wonder Woman, she must help the Justice League to stop a mysterious evil that’s claiming countless innocent victims. As Queen of the Amazons, she’s attempting to bring her sisters into a new era, allowing men to live on Paradise Island for the first time. But this divided loyalty and break with tradition is inciting unrest among the Amazons. When a new challenger to the throne arises—one with a familiar face—will Diana be Queen enough to defeat her?
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Young Diana has the fawning attention of her nation, but she soon grows spoiled and ungrateful. When a series of tragic events takes its toll, Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny.Acclaimed for her work with Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES and more, Jill Thompson fulfills her dream project of bringing readers this new perspective on the Amazon Princess.
Barry Allen / The Flash:
Barry Allen and a twin brother were born two weeks late, to Henry and Nora Allen in the small midwestern town of Fallville, Iowa. The brother was pronounced stillborn by Dr. Gilmore. However, in actuality, he had been born healthy, but given to another family, the Thawnes, whose child had died during birth. The lateness of Barry’s birth only foreshadowed his bad habit of always being late. Barry grew up reading the adventures of his favorite superhero, Jay Garrick, the original Flash and acted many of his hero’s adventures out with his friend and future actress, Daphne Dean.When he was a child, his mother was killed and his father was convicted of the crime. The drive to prove his father was innocent gave Barry a strong belief in justice.In high school, Barry had a reputation for being slow and easy-going. On his first date, he went to a carnival. His date had wanted to put a little motion in his life, and they went on the roller-coaster first thing. Because of this, he developed a fear of roller-coasters, a fear that he didn’t get rid of until much later in his life.That night during an electrical storm, Barry returned to an experiment after a short break. All of a sudden, a bolt of lightning streaked through a window, shattered a chemical cabinet and covered Barry in the electrified chemicals. Dazed, he decided to return home in a taxi. However, the taxi started to pull away without noticing him. Barry sprinted after it, only to run straight past it as if it had been standing still. He decided to sit down and recollect his thoughts at a diner. A passing waitress accidentally spilled the items of her tray onto Barry, who amazingly caught them all in mid-air and returns them to the tray. The next day, Barry saved Iris from a stray bullet. There was no question about it: the freak accident had somehow given Barry superhuman speed!
The Flash Comics :
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yetaltered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!
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Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!
The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Rebirthby
His name is Barry Allen, and he’s the Fastest Man Alive. But he’s also so much more.
As he learns more about the Speed Force that fuels his incredible powers, the Flash is also discovering secrets about his past beyond anything he’d ever dreamed—how he created a Flashpoint that changed history and helped create a new world, watched over by forces unknown.And when the same Speed Force that flows through him is unleashed all over Central City, striking cops, criminals and ordinary civilians alike, it’s up to the Flash to train this new wave of speedsters to use their amazing abilities wisely.
Aquaman, born as Orin to Atlantis Queen Atlanna and the mysterious wizard Atlan, was abandoned on Mercy Reef as a baby because of his blonde hair, which was seen by the superstitious Atlanteans as a curse they called “the Mark of Kordax.” The only one who spoke up on Orin’s behalf was Vulko, a scientist who had no time for myth or superstition, and while his pleas had no effect, Vulko would later become a close friend and adviser of Orin’s. Orin was found on the reef by dolphins; one of the dolphins, named Porm, took Orin in and became his adopted mother. As a child, Orin was found and taken in by a lighthouse keeper who gave him his own name, Arthur Curry. One day Orin returned to the lighthouse and found Arthur gone, so he set off on his own. In his early teens, Orin ventured to the far north, where he met and fell in love with an Inupiat named Kako. He also first earned the hatred of Orm, the future Ocean Master, who would prove to be his half-brother. He was driven away before he knew Kako had become pregnant with his son, Koryak.Orin returned to the seas; he crossed paths with humans from time to time but for the most part he stayed well out of the reach of humanity, until a fateful day when Orin happened on the city of his birth, Atlantis. He was captured by the then-dictatorial government of the city and placed in a prison camp. He was helped by Vulko, at the time also a prisoner of the state, who taught Orin the language and ways of the Atlanteans. While Orin was there he realized that his mother was also being held captive, but once she was killed he broke out and fled.
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The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean!
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Long before the King of the Seven Seas joined the Justice League, Aquaman was a part of another super-team: The Others. These young costumed adventurers traveled the globe, each trying to find their own individual road to redemption. Six years later after a grisly murder, The Others are reunited. They know only one man could be responsible: Black Manta. Aquaman must lead the charge to stop his arch-nemesis, but will the years have fractured The Others just enough to keep them from bringing this villain to justice?
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The King of Atlantis dives into a new era in AQUAMAN VOL. 1: THE DROWNING, as a part of the critically acclaimed, best-selling, all-new line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth!
He is Arthur Curry—Aquaman. King of Atlantis. Member of the Justice League. World leader. Superhero. A bridge between the surface world and the world below. And to far too many humans, the dictator of a rogue state. But Arthur and his beloved fiancée, Mera, are determined to prove to humankind that Atlantis can be a force for peace and justice.
Yet even as Aquaman strives to improve his public image, dark forces rise from the depths to crush his hopes and dreams. A cabal of Atlantean terrorists have declared war on their king and the surface world alike. And the killer known as Black Manta will stop at nothing to settle his blood feud with the hero he hates above all else.
Aquaman Vol. 4: Underworld (Rebirth) (Aquaman – Rebirth) Paperback – January 30, 2018
A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet in AQUAMAN VOL. 4: UNDERWORLD!
Former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world.
Victor Stone / Cyborg:
Victor Stone was a high school athlete at odds with his brilliant scientist father Silas Stone.Vic was caught in an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs when a nearby Father Box detonated.His father saved his life by using experimental technology to turn him into a cyborg in the Red Room. Dr. Stone injected his son with nanites and installed experimental robotic parts . These included a Promethean skin graft, Dr. Will Magnus’ Responsometer, Professor Ivo’sA-maze operating system, the classified and prototypical B-maze operating system, and Dr. Ryan Choi’s White Dwarf Stabilizer, as well as the energies from the Father Box. This allowed Vic to access the vast New Gods data library and discover Darkseid’s true invasion plans.When Vic first woke up after the accident, he discovered he could not move his legs, and then later learned of his new robotic body. The Red Room was attacked by a group of Parademons; before they could hurt Dr. Charles, Cyborg’s defense system’s reacted automatically, causing his arm to shift into a sonic cannon. He destroyed the creatures, along with half the building. Vic, still in shock, asked his father what happened to him; his father told him that he couldn’t let him die. Vic escaped through the hole in the wall, with his father’s calls to stay falling on deaf ears.While roaming the streets, Vic saved a woman being attacked by Parademons; in the process, he also absorbed some of the Parademon’s components, giving him access to Boom Tube technology. This new ability automatically transported him to the site of a major battle, where he met Aquaman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman while trying to control his new powers.In the middle of the alien invasion, he helped them fight Darkseid and his Parademon army.Cyborg tapped into the alien technology to close their portal after Superman hurled Darkseid back to Apokolips. This crisis lead humanity to finally accept super-heroes.
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Spinning off from his adventures with the Justice League comes CYBORG VOL. 3, a part of DC Universe Rebirth!
Cyborg’s gone to ground following the crippling malfunction of his tech at the hands of the corrupted S.T.A.R. Labs. Desperate to find his prey, the techno-villain posing as Vic Stone’s father conspires with the Lord of Rats, a Detroit crime lord who agrees to hunt down Cyborg in exchange for OTAC transforming his rodent drug distribution force into a cybernetic rat army.
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Cyborg is the Justice League’s most high-tech hero, but can he withstand an attack by another of his brilliant father’s creations?
Captured by those he thought he could trust, Cyborg discovers a covert plot to use alien technology to start a world war. And when he winds up imprisoned in the heart of S.T.A.R. Labs, an unorthodox escape plan brings him face-to-face with Anomaly, a human-machine hybrid created by Cyborg’s father Silas years before Vic Stone became Cyborg!Only the now-missing Silas Stone holds the answers to the puzzle Anomaly presents, but before Cyborg can rescue his father, he’ll first have to free the city of Detroit from the villainy of the bizarre Lord of the Rats!
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Cyborg is a member of the Justice League. He is one of Earth’s greatest heroes. But is Cyborg really who he thinks he is? Find out in CYBORG VOL. 1: THE IMITATION OF LIFE, a part of DC Rebirth!
When a shocking discovery about his own origin makes Victor Stone question everything he thought he knew about his identity and his humanity, it seems Cyborg might be more machine than man after all. But if that’s the case, which side will Cyborg take when a mysterious cybernetic entity decides to start a war between man and machines?
Now, the people Victor Stone cares about the most are caught up in the crossfire, and the choices he makes may mean the difference between the survival of mankind and an artificially intelligent future. Can Cyborg display the heart of a hero…or will he be torn in two by his dual nature?
Slade Wilson was sixteen years old when he first enlisted in the United States Army, having lied about his age. After serving a stint in Korea, he was later assigned to Camp Washington where he had been promoted to the rank of Major. In the early 1960s, he met Captain Adeline Kane who was tasked with training young soldiers in new fighting techniques in anticipation of brewing troubles taking place in Vietnam. Kane was amazed at how skilled Slade was and how quickly he adapted to modern conventions of warfare. She immediately fell in love with him, and realized that he was without a doubt the most able-bodied combatant she had ever encountered. She offered to privately train Slade in guerrilla warfare. In less than a year, Slade mastered every fighting form presented to him and was soon promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Six months later, Adeline and he were married and she became pregnant with their first child. It was at this time that the war in Vietnam began to escalate and Slade was shipped overseas. At home, Adeline gave birth to their son Grant.Some time later, Wilson volunteered for a medical experiment designed to stimulate his adrenal gland in the hopes of increasing a soldier’s ability to resist truth serums. The experiment did not go as expected, and Slade fell into a coma. When he awakened however, he discovered that he was now capable of using 90% of his brain capacity, and his strength, durability and agility were increased to near-superhuman levels. He applied for re-assignment with the Army, but they refused him. Although his condition was now stabilized, depression took hold of him and he was desperate to serve his country. At this time, Adeline became pregnant with their second child, Joseph. Unable to further his career in the military, Slade turned towards hunting. He became a world famous safari hunter and great wealth followed soon after. Adeline always suspected however that Slade felt unfulfilled.A few years later, a group of hired mercenaries broke into the Wilson’s mansion and kidnapped young Joey. Adeline attempted to fight them off, but a gas grenade prevented her from saving her son. When Slade discovered what had happened, he knew he could not keep the truth from his wife any longer. Slade was not only a world famous safari hunter, he was also one of the world’s deadliest and most highly sought after assassins – Deathstroke the Terminator. He promised Adeline that he would save their son. Together, they flew to Tangier and squared off against a rival mercenary known as the Jackal. The Jackal wanted Slade to reveal important information relating to a client or else he would have his men kill Joey. Slade gambled on the idea that he could save his son before the Jackal could give the order. Unfortunately, Joseph’s throat was slashed by one of the criminals before Slade could prevent it, destroying his vocal cords and rendering him mute. After taking Joseph to the hospital, Slade’s wife, enraged at his endangerment of her son, tried to kill Slade by shooting him, but only managed to destroy his right eye. Afterward, his confidence in his physical abilities was such that he made no secret of his impaired vision, marked by his mask which has a black featureless half covering his lost eye.
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The World’s Deadliest Assassin blasts into a new era in DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: THE PROFESSIONAL, as part of DC Rebirth!
With a thousand enemies and a thousand kills, Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, is the world’s greatest assassin. His genetically enhanced strength, reflexes, healing and intellect—plus his ruthless dedication to his work—have made him one of the most feared people on the planet.
But even Deathstroke has vulnerabilities—and someone in his inner circle is beginning to exploit them.
When an assignment in a war-torn African country leads him to an old teammate, Deathstroke discovers that his own daughter, Rose—a.k.a. the Ravager—has a price on her head. In order to save her life, he’ll have to break his professional code, betray his most trusted allies, cross his most powerful enemy and defeat his own unshakeable addiction to violence.
Can Deathstroke run this gauntlet and survive with his family, his honor and his life intact?
Find out in DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: THE PROFESSIONAL, exploding from DC’s blockbuster Rebirth event! This historic volume and great new jumping-on point opens a thrilling new chapter in the life of one of comics’ greatest villains—crafted by the legendary writer Christopher Priest and a killer team of artists, including Carlo Pagulayan, Larry Hama, Joe Bennett and more! Collects issues #1-5 of the acclaimed new series with the DEATHSTROKE: REBIRTH one-shot.
Deathstroke Vol. 2: The Gospel of Slade (Rebirth) (Deathstroke (Rebirth)) by
Exploding from the pages of the DC Universe Rebirth event, this stunning new chapter unites legendary writer Christopher Priest with an all-star team of artists, including Carlo Pagulayan (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL), Cary Nord (Daredevil), Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION) and Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil).
Slade Wilson is a man without a family…and without a purpose. Now he must pick up the pieces of his shattered life and fight to regain the killer’s edge.
To do it, he’ll test his mettle against the Man of Steel himself—Superman, who’s been tasked with taking him down. He’ll journey back into the past, to the first mission he and his old ally Wintergreen ever worked on together. He’ll take to the streets of Chicago, where a series of murders brings him face-to-face with the madcap hero called the Creeper. And he’ll navigate a menagerie of mercenaries, from Red Lion to Raptor. He’ll even power through the pain with the help of Power Girl.Will Wilson pull himself together? Or has Deathstroke reached his point of termination?
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Has the sun set on the world’s deadliest assassin? It’s Slade Wilson like you’ve never seen him before, brought to his lowest point and forced to face the last two people in the world he wants to fight: his own children, Joseph and Rose!
Slade can kill anyone he sets his eye on…even though one eye is all he has. But when Slade finds himself completely blind, he faces a choice he’s never had to make before: adapt or die!
With the help of genius teen hero Power Girl, Slade is making some changes, including an all-new identity. But when Power Girl enlists Slade’s help to stop another assassin, can Deathstroke really become the hero Power Girl thinks he is?
Batman: Gotham Knight
Tying into the release of the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight is an anthology film that tells a series of stories that take place between 2005’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, though it is not officially considered to be part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series. Veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy returned once again to play Batman with the voice talents of Jim Meskimen as Lieutenant Gordon and Deadshot, Gary Dourdan as Crispus Allen, Ana Ortiz as Anna Ramirez, David McCallum as Alfred Pennyworth, Parminder Nagra as Cassandra, Rob Paulsen as Sal Maroni, Corey Burton as Scarecrow, Kevin Michael Richardson as Lucius Fox, Jason Marsden as Thomas Wayne, Andrea Romano as Martha Wayne, and George Newbern as the Man in Black.
The solo Wonder Woman film dealt primarily with the origin story of Diana of Themyscira and how she became the recognizable superheroine Wonder Woman. Much of the structure of the origin story was borrowed from George Pérez’s post-Crisis on Infinite Earthscomics 1987 relaunch entitled “Gods and Mortals”. Before screenwriter Michael Jelenic was brought on board for rewrites, the original script was written by former monthly Wonder Woman scribe Gail Simone. It was released on March 3, 2009.The film features the voice talents of Keri Russell as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor, Virginia Madsen as Queen Hippolyta, Alfred Molina as Ares, Oliver Platt as Hades, Vicki Lewis as Persephone, Jason C. Miller as Thrax, John DiMaggio as Deimos, Rosario Dawson as Artemis, David McCallum as Zeus, Marg Helgenberger as Hera, and Rick Overton as the President. It was also received positively.
Green Lantern: First Flight
Lauren Montgomery returned from Wonder Woman to direct Green Lantern: First Flight. According to Montgomery, “It’s a cop-thriller set in outer space, with very little time spent on Earth. It’s a training day sort of story where the veteran (Sinestro) space cop meets the rookie (Hal Jordan) space cop, but because the veteran has been ‘around the block’ it may have skewed his perspective a bit.” The film focuses on Hal Jordan and his relationship with veteran Green Lantern Sinestro, and their relationship as pupil and teacher, until Sinestro betrays the Green Lantern Corps. It was released on July 28, 2009.The film features the voice talents of Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan, Victor Garber as Sinestro, Olivia d’Abo as Carol Ferris, Kurtwood Smith as Kanjar Ro, Michael Madsen as Kilowog, Tricia Helfer as Boodikka, David Lander as Ch’p, William Schallert as Appa Ali Apsa, Larry Drake as Ganthet, Malachi Throne as Ranakar, Kath Soucie as Arisia Rrab, and John Larroquette as Tomar-Re. Like its predecessors, the animated film also had a positive reception.
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is based on the first story arc, “The World’s Finest”, from the Superman/Batman monthly comic book title from 2003–2004 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman for the “pending destruction of the planet” and declares a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime,” Batman. Superheroes and super villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot. It was released on September 29, 2009.A significant feature has Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Clancy Brown, and C.C.H. Pounder reprising their roles of Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor, and Amanda Waller from Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. The film also features the voice talents of Xander Berkeley as Captain Atom, LeVar Burton as Black Lightning, Allison Mack as Power Girl, Ricardo Chavira as Major Force, a credit-only Jennifer Hale as Starfire, an uncredited Michael Gough as Hawkman, Corey Burton as Captain Marvel, John C. McGinley as Metallo, and Calvin Tran as the Japanese Toyman. It was also received positively.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Loosely based on Grant Morrison’s 2000 comic book JLA: Earth 2, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths dealt with a heroic Lex Luthor from an alternate universe appearing to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters who are essentially evil versions of the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a devious plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril. The film was originally brought up, then titled Justice League: Worlds Collide, as a way to bridge the Justice League animated series and its successor series, Justice League Unlimited. However the idea was scrapped, but it was then later modified into Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths by mostly retaining the same plot, but removing connections to either TV series. It was released on February 23, 2010.The film features the voice talents of Mark Harmon as Superman, William Baldwin as Batman, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Josh Keaton as Flash/Wally West, Nolan North as Green Lantern and Power Ring, Jonathan Adams as Martian Manhunter, Brian Bloomas Ultraman, Gina Torres as Superwoman, James Woods as Owlman, James Patrick Stuart as Johnny Quick, Chris Noth as the heroic Lex Luthor, and Bruce Davison as President Slade Wilson.
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Batman: Under the Red Hood was written by comic book scribe Judd Winick. This was an adaptation of Winick’s story “Under the Hood” from 2005 in the main Batman title, featured in issues #635-641.It was released on July 27, 2010.The film features the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood as Batman, Jensen Ackles as Red Hood/Jason Todd, Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing, John DiMaggio as Joker, Wade Williams as Black Mask, Jason Isaacs as Ra’s al Ghul, Kelly Hu as Ms. Li, and Jim Piddock as Alfred Pennyworth.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, a sequel in the Superman/Batman series, was confirmed for 2010 after the positive sales of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is based on the second story arc, “The Supergirl from Krypton”, from the Superman/Batman monthly comic book title from 2004 by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner. It was released on September 28, 2010.A significant feature has Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, and Edward Asner reprising their roles of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Granny Goodness from Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. The film also features the voice talents of Andre Braugher as Darkseid, Summer Glau as Supergirl,Julianne Grossman as Big Barda, Rachel Quaintance as Lyla and Artemis, Andrea Romano as Stompa, Tara Strong as Lashina, and Salli Saffiotias Gilotina and Mad Harriet.
Batman: Year One
The film is an adaptation of Frank Miller’s story “Batman: Year One” from 1987 in the main Batman title, featured in issues #404–407. It is co-directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery.[It was released on October 18, 2011, the same day as Batman: Arkham City.The film features the voice talents of Benjamin McKenzie as Batman, Bryan Cranston as Lt. James Gordon, Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Jon Polito as Gillian B. Loeb, Katee Sackhoff as Detective Sarah Essen, Alex Rocco as Carmine Falcone,Fred Tatasciore as Detective Arnold Flass, Liliana Mumy as Holly Robinson, and Jeff Bennett as Alfred Pennyworth.
Justice League: Doom
Justice League: Doom, a sequel to Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, is a loose adaptation of Mark Waid’s JLA story arc, “JLA: Tower of Babel” wherein the Legion of Doom is formed to eliminate the Justice League using protocols created by Batman to take down the group should its members ever go rogue. The movie was adapted and written by Dwayne McDuffie shortly before his death in February 2011, and is directed by Lauren Montgomery.It was released on February 28, 2012. The film was dedicated in memory of McDuffie.The film features various actors reprising their roles from Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights respectively including Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tim Daly as Superman, Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman, Michael Rosenbaum as Flash (Barry Allen instead of Wally West), Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter and Ma’alefa’ak, Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Phil Morris as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo as Star Sapphire, Alexis Denisof as Mirror Master, and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen with the voice talents of Bumper Robinson as Cyborg, Carlos Alazraqui as Bane, Paul Blackthorne as Metallo, Claudia Black as Cheetah, Grey DeLisle as Lois Lane, and Robin Atkin Downesas Alfred Pennyworth.
Superman vs. The Elite
On July 22, 2011 during a Comic-Con screening of Batman: Year One, DC announced their 2012 slate of movies.Superman Versus The Elite is the second 2012 release and is based on “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?” The film features George Newbern reprising his role as Superman from Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, and Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, while David Kaufman reprises his role as Jimmy Olsen, It features the voice talents of Pauley Perrette as Lois Lane, Robin Atkin Downes as Manchester Black, Marcella Lentz-Pope as Vera Black, Fred Tatasciore as Perry White, Catero Colbert as Coldcast, Melissa Disney as Menagerie, Andrew Kishino as Hat, and Tara Strong as young Vera Black. The film was directed by Michael Chang and written by Joe Kelly. It was released on June 12, 2012.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
On April 14, 2011, it was revealed that a two-part adaptation of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns was in the works. The film is set in the same continuity as Batman: Year One and several previous Batman veterans were involved. The film featured the voice talents of Peter Weller as Batman, Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelley, Wade Williams as Two-Face, Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Maria Canals-Barrera as Ellen Yindel, and Gary Anthony Williams as The Mutant Leader.The film was directed by Man of Steel storyboarder Jay Oliva. Part 1 concentrated on Two Face and Mutant Gang arcs of the graphic novel and was released on September 25, 2012.Part 2 concentrated on the Joker and Superman arcs of the graphic novel and was released on January 29, 2013.The film featured the voice talents of Peter Weller as Batman, Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelley, Michael Emerson as Joker, Mark Valley as Superman, Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, and Maria Canals-Barrera as Ellen Yindel.
At the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, actress Molly Quinn confirmed that she would be voicing Supergirl in an animated adaptation of the 2008 story arc Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, stating that the film would be released in 2013. Matt Bomervoices Clark Kent/Superman, along with Quinn’s Castle co-star Stana Katic as Lois Lane and John Noble as Brainiac. Additional voices in the cast include Frances Conroy reprising her role as Martha Kent, Alexander Gould as Jimmy Olsen, Wade Williams as Perry White, Diedrich Bader as Steve Lombard, Michael-Leon Wooley as Ron Troupe, and Stephen Root as Zor-El. The film was released on Blu-ray on May 7, 2013. This was the first DC Universe Animated Original Movie not to be produced by Bruce Timm.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
On April 26, 2012, DCAU Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy let it slip that he had just recorded his lines for the animated film version of DC Universe-changing “Flashpoint”. WBA confirmed the actor will be playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the non-Flashpoint era sections of the film. Along with Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Vanessa Marshall, Nathan Fillion & Dee Bradley Baker reprising their roles as Deathstroke, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Etrigan the Demon, the actors whose roles are announced include Justin Chambers as Barry Allen/The Flash, C. Thomas Howell as Professor Zoom, Kevin McKidd as Thomas Wayne/Batman, Michael B. Jordan as Cyborg, Cary Elwes as Aquaman, Tim Daly’s son Sam Daly as Superman, Danny Huston as General Sam Lane, Steven Blum as Lex Luthor, Lex Lang as Captain Atom, Jennifer Hale as Iris West, James Patrick Stuart as Steve Trevor, and Danny Jacobs as Grifter. The film was released on July 30, 2013.
Justice League: War
War was released on February 4, 2014. The film is based on Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s “Origin” storyline. It features the voice talents of Jason O’Mara as Batman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Christopher Gorham as Flash, Alan Tudyk as Superman, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Sean Astin as Shazam, Steven Blum as Darkseid, and Rocky Carroll as Dr. Silas Stone.This is the first animated movie from the DC Universe based on the current continuity, “The New 52”. A mid credits scene at the end of the movie alludes to a follow up movie involving Atlantis..
Batman: Assault on Arkham
On July 20, 2013, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced on Twitter a new animated feature, Batman: Assault on Arkham. The film takes place in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham video game franchise. Kevin Conroy returned to voice Batman with the other voices including Troy Baker as Joker, Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Hynden Walch as Harley Quinn, Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, and C. C. H. Pounder reprising her role as Amanda Waller from both Justice League Unlimited and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Jay Oliva and Ethan Spalding directed a script by Heath Carson, writer of Justice League: War. The film was released digitally on July 29, 2014, and given a physical release on August 12, 2014.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
The back cover of Batman: Assault on Arkham revealed the next animated feature to be Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.The film is based on the 2012 storyline of the same name by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. It is a sequel to Justice League: War.
Jason O’Mara, Christopher Gorham, Sean Astin, Shemar Moore and Steven Blum reprised their roles as Batman, The Flash, Shazam, Cyborg, and Cyborg’s Computer Armor respectively while Nathan Fillion reprises his role as Green Lantern from previous DC Animated Original Movies. New cast members include Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Matt Lanter as Aquaman, Sumalee Montano as Mera, Harry Lennix as Black Manta, and Sam Witwer as Ocean Master. The film was released digitally on January 13, 2015, and physically on January 27, 2015.
Batman vs. Robin
In July 2014, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced Batman vs. Robin for a 2015 release. Although the Court of Owls is set to appear, Batman vs. Robin is not an adaptation of the Court of Owls storyline from the comics. On January 16, 2015, it was announced that while Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, and David McCallum would be reprising their roles as Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Alfred Pennyworth, the rest of the cast would consist of Jeremy Sisto as Talon, Grey DeLisle-Griffin as Samantha, “Weird Al” Yankovic as Dollmaker, Robin Atkin Downes as the Court of Owls Grandmaster, Peter Onorati as Draco, and Kevin Conroy as Thomas Wayne.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters
In July 2014, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters for a 2015 release. The movie, featuring an original plot, was written by Alan Burnett and directed by Sam Liu and executive produced by Bruce Timm and Sam Register. Along with the film, a three-part animated series entitled Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles was released before the film on Machinima with Timm as an executive producer in 2015. In April 2015, story and character details were released for the film along with images as a featurette on the Batman vs. Robin Blu-ray release. The film’s voice cast includes Michael C. Hall as Batman, Benjamin Bratt as Superman, Tamara Taylor as Wonder Woman, Jason Isaacs as Lex Luthor, Paget Brewster as Lois Lane, and C. Thomas Howell as Dr. Will Magnus. The film was released on July 28, 2015.
Batman: Bad Blood
On July 10, 2015, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced Batman: Bad Blood for a 2016 release. The story is original and not based on any comic book story. It was also revealed that the film will feature Batwoman, as well as Batwing.On July 15, voice actors for the film were revealed that includes Jason O’Mara as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Stuart Allan as Damian Wayne/Robin, Sean Maher as Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Yvonne Strahovski as Katherine Kane / Batwoman, Gaius Charles as Luke Fox/Batwing, Morena Baccarin as Talia al Ghul, Travis Willingham as the Heretic, and Ernie Hudson as Lucius Fox. The film was released digitally on January 20, 2016 and on physical media on February 2, 2016.The film was directed by Jay Oliva.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
On July 11, 2015, it was announced that the film was in development and slated for release in 2016. It would feature the Justice League and the Teen Titans.On January 18, 2016, the voice cast was announced to include Jon Bernthal as Trigon, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, and Kari Wahlgren as Starfire with reprisals of Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Sean Maher as Nightwing, Stuart Allan as Robin/Damian Wayne, Jason O’Mara as Batman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Christopher Gorham as Flash, and Terrence C. Carson as Ra’s al Ghul. The film was directed by Sam Liu and written by Alan Burnett and Bryan Q. Miller. It was released on March 29, 2016.
Batman: The Killing Joke
In 2011, during Comic-Con, actor Mark Hamill stated that he would be willing to voice the Joker for an adaptation of The Killing Joke, encouraging fans to campaign for said adaptation,most notably in a tweet made on October 24, 2011. Since then, a Facebook page titled “Petition to get Mark Hamill to play the Joker in animated Killing Joke” has been set up by his fans.In 2013, Bruce Timm also expressed a desire to create the project, saying it was only a possibility.On July 10, 2015, during the Justice League: Gods and Monsters panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Timm announced that an animated film based on the novel is in development and slated to be released in 2016. Sam Liu will direct and Timm will executive produce the film. The film will feature a 15-minute prologue that sets up the story. On July 17, Hamill tweeted that he had his fingers crossed in hopes that he would be contacted to reprise his role as The Joker. On July 27, Collider reported that Hamill will voice The Joker in the film and ComicBook.com spoke with Kevin Conroy who has stated he would reprise his voice role as Bruce Wayne / Batman “in a heartbeat”. On March 14, 2016 it was officially announced that Conroy and Hamill would reprise their roles as Batman and Joker respectively in the film alongside Tara Strong returning to voice Barbara Gordon. The film also features Ray Wise as Commissioner Gordon, Robin Atkin Downes as Harvey Bullock, Brian George as Alfred Pennyworth, and Rick D. Wasserman as Sal Maroni.The premiere was at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2016. Originally intended to be released directly on home video, the film was instead released simultaneously in theaters, on home video, and digitally on July 26, 2016, before a DVD and Blu-ray release on August 2, 2016.The film received significant criticism, mainly focused on the extended prologue focusing on Barbara Gordon, the romantic relationship between her and Batman and her implied rape by the Joker immediately after having been shot in the stomach.[
Justice League Dark
An adaptation of Justice League Dark where the titular group will unite to deal with heavenly forces that the Justice League can’t handle. The Justice League will also have new members with them. Matt Ryan, who portrayed John Constantine on NBC’s Constantine as well as The CW’s Arrow, returns to voice the character. Jason O’Mara reprises Batman while Jerry O’Connell reprises Superman and Rosario Dawson reprises Wonder Woman. Also joining them in the film are Camilla Luddington as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Ray Chase as Etrigan the Demon,Roger Cross as Swamp Thing and Green Lantern / John Stewart, Colleen Villard as Black Orchid, JB Blanc as Merlin and Abnegazar, Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Rath, Fred Tatasciore as Ghast, Enrico Colantoni as Felix Faust, Jeremy Davies as Ritchie Simpson, and Alfred Molina as Destiny.The film was digitally released on January 24, 2017 and on DVD and Blu-ray on February 7, 2017.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
At the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2006, an animated film based on the comic book story arc The Judas Contract was announced. Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, creators of The New Teen Titans, were assigned to work on the direct-to-DVD movie. The film was cancelled due to a lack of a “broad fanbase appeal”. In 2010, Bruce Timm stated that Warner Bros. didn’t have the intentions to revive the project. However, in 2016, it was announced that the film will be made and was released April 4, 2017. Sean Maher, Kari Wahlgren, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Stuart Allan will be reprising their roles as Nightwing, Starfire, Blue Beetle, Raven, Beast Boy, and Robin as they will be joined by Christina Ricci voicing Terra and Miguel Ferrer voicing Deathstroke as well as the voices of Meg Foster as Mother Mayhem, Gregg Henry as Brother Blood, Kevin Smith as himself, and David Zayas as Alberto Reyes.This film is one of Miguel Ferrer’s final roles before he passed away at age 61 from throat cancer.The film had its world premiere at Anaheim’s WonderCon on March 31, 2017. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract was then scheduled for release via digital download on April 4, 2017, and straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray on April 18, 2017.
Batman and Harley Quinn
A new original story by Bruce Timm. Kevin Conroy and Melissa Rauch voiced the titular roles, while Loren Lester reprised his role of Dick Grayson/Nightwing from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, and Paget Brewster voiced Poison Ivy. The film’s visual style is similar to that of The New Batman Adventures.The film was released on digital on August 15, 2017 before releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on August 29.[The rest of the cast consisted of Kevin Michael Richardson as Floronic Man, John DiMaggio as Swamp Thing, and Bruce Timm as Booster Gold.
A film based on the Elseworlds story Gotham by Gaslight is currently in production.[
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Coming in spring 2018, the film will be the first Suicide Squad story in the DC Animated Movie Universe continuity, as “Batman: Assault on Arkham”, while having the Suicide Squad in the film, is set in the Batman Arkham video game universe.
Death of Superman & Reign of the Supermen
In late 2018, the first part of an adaptation of The Death of Superman storyline will be released. The second part, titled Reign of the Supermen will be released in early 2019. The storyline was previously adapted in highly condensed and altered form in Superman: Doomsday.
The following films are stand-alone, and do not share continuity with each other or other films:
- Superman: Doomsday
- Justice League: The New Frontier
- Wonder Woman
- Green Lantern: First Flight
- Batman: Under the Red Hood
- All-Star Superman
- Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
- Superman vs. The Elite
- Superman: Unbound
- Batman: The Killing Joke
- Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (upcoming)
- Death of Superman (upcoming)
- Reign of the Supermen (upcoming)
This continuity is based on the Superman/Batman storyline.
- Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
- Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
Justice League (JLA)
This continuity is based on the JLA storylines published in 2000.
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
- Justice League: Doom
Batman: Dark Knight Universe
This continuity is based on Frank Miller’s Dark Knight universe, which includes for example the story arcs of The Dark Knight Returns.
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2
Batman: Year One
This continuity is based on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One.
- Batman: Year One
- DC Showcase: Catwoman
DC Animated Movie Universe
This shared universe is based on The New 52 continuity.
- Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (only the end)
- Justice League: War
- Son of Batman
- Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
- Batman vs. Robin
- Batman: Bad Blood
- Justice League vs. Teen Titans
- Justice League Dark
- Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
- Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (upcoming)
Justice League: Gods and Monsters
This takes place in a universe where different characters have the roles of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, and as such they are portrayed as darker characters.
- Justice League: Gods and Monsters
- Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (web series, serves as a companion piece)
- Batman: Gotham Knight (set in the Nolanverse)
- Batman: Assault on Arkham (set in the Arkhamverse)
- Batman and Harley Quinn (set in the DC animated universe)