Press Release nicked from Newsarama:

The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened – until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission – in the animated Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero’s first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def for $29.98 (SRP) and $34.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is June 23, 2009.

Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Kilowog.

Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.

Green Lantern: First Flight - 2 Disc Special Edition versions will include incredible bonus features such as:

• Over three hours of extra content
• Two Featurettes
• Digital Copy Download
• Widescreen (1.78:1)
• Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

Green Lantern: First Flight Blu-Ray versions will include all the great extras as the 2-disc Special Edition as well as an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm.

“Warner Premiere along with our partners at DC and Warner Home Video has enjoyed great success with the DC Universe titles, and we’re proud to present this first feature-length animated Green Lantern film,” said Diane Nelson, President, Warner Premiere. “‘First Flight’ is a compelling story and a great vehicle to tell this iconic character’s story to both new and longtime fans.”

“In all of his incarnations, Green Lantern has stood as a fan favorite, and Warner Home Video is excited to provide fans with the character’s first full-length animated adventure,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “Green Lantern was the perfect hero to follow movies featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the entire Justice League.”

“Warner Bros. Animation is known for creating outstanding animated properties and has a legacy built upon some of the greatest characters ever imagined,” said Warner Bros. Television President Peter Roth, who also oversees television animation for the Studio. “Producer Bruce Timm and his creative team continue that rich tradition with this terrific DVD feature.”

“As one of the true core DC Super Heroes, Green Lantern has captured the imagination of pop culture enthusiasts with his illuminatingly human approach to justice throughout the universe,” said Gregory Noveck, Senior VP Creative Affairs, DC Comics. “Alan Burnett’s script captures the essence of DC’s canon of Green Lantern tales, and provides a fine launching point for future stories with this character.”

Apart from this animated release, Warner Bros. Pictures is currently in pre-production on a new “Green Lantern” theatrical motion picture, to be directed by Martin Campbell, bringing the popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time.


WONDER WOMAN DVD Sweepstakes!!!

OMG! I can't believe I didn't know about this!!- GRAND PRIZE: One grand prize winner will have their likeness drawn into an upcoming WONDER WOMAN comic book. The winner will also receive the framed original artwork featuring their likeness and 50 copies of the comic book.
- FIRST PRIZE: One first prize winner will receive a prize package consisting of 1 Playstation 3, 1 40" 1080p flat-panel LCD HDTV and 1 WONDER WOMAN movie on Blu-Ray.
- SECOND PRIZE: 10 second prize winners will receive the WONDER WOMAN Special Edition Movie on their choice of Blu-Ray or 2 disc DVD.
Sweepstakes ends at 11:59PM EDT on 3/17/2009. Official Rules.

March 3! March 3! March 3! I can't wait!!!!

And check out the official movie website. It's weak on content, but the pseudo-3D look is so freakin' cool!!


BATMAN and JONAH HEX! February 20 2009.

Ninjas and Tigers and Hex...oh my!

Drat. No Brave and the Bold tonight. But it's back next week with a new episode!!
This is just one clip you can find on CBG. They've got 2 more and screen caps!!

"Return of the Fearsome Fangs!"
written by Todd Casey and directed by Brandon Vietti

The synopsis: Fox, Vulture and Shark join the evil Shadow Clan in an attack on the ancient Wudang Temple and kill Master Wong Fei in a battle of flying arrows and martial arts. Flying swords, ninjas and the supernatural collide when Batman and Bronze Tiger must face their former colleagues. When the Terrible Trio steals the Wudang Totem and transform into unstoppable mystical creatures, it's up to Batman and Bronze Tiger to save us all!

Voice actors starring in this episode include:
Deidrich Bader: Batman /Ace
Gary Sturgis: Bronze Tiger
Phil Morris: Fox/Hex
Paul Nakauchi: Wong Fei
Eduardo Ballerini: Jack/Vulture


WONDER WOMAN (DC Universe Animated DVD)

CBR has this short clip from the upcoming WONDER WOMAN DVD!!

I cannot wait!!! March 3 2009!!!

This is American Idol 8!

I've warned you before that I occasionally talk about things other than comics (hence, Comics 'N Things). But I try to keep it to a minimum, so get over.

Well, I'm glad that Robert Downey, Jr. (aka Danny Gokey) made it. If he doesn't win, he'll be this season's Chris Daughtry. I'm just stunned that his friend didn't make it. Truly stunned.
Almost as stunned as I was that Tatiannoying (Tatiana Nicole Del Toro) did make it. Yeah she can sing, but OMG that "laugh!" Everytime I see her, I just want to slit my wrists.
Ditto Queen of the Drama Queens (Nathaniel Marshall). Sing? Yes. Someone I want to have assault my senses week after week? Not. In. This. Lifetime.
On the other hand: I so want Adam Lambert to record the version of Cher's Believe that he sang during Hollywood week. I hope he reprises it at some point on the show so they do a studio version of it.


Keep your "piece" out of Batman's face...

DC SPECIAL SERIES v1 #1 (1977)
[5-Star Super-Hero Spectacular]
written by Martin Pasko
drawn by Mike Nasser and Joe Rubinstein


The GREEN LANTERN CORPS Returns! Feb 6 2009.

After an appearance at the opening of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD's fourth episode, the Green Lantern Corps steps up for the main event in episode 10!

"The Eyes of Despero"
Written by J.M. DeMatteis.
The synopsis: In the middle of thwarting a robbery by the Cavalier, Batman is whisked away into outer space. When he arrives on their home world, he discovers The Green Lantern Corps is MIA after a battle with Despero - leaving the entire universe defenseless! To save us all, Batman joins the surviving Green Lanterns, G'Nort, Guy Gardner and Sinestro, to defeat the rampaging tyrant Despero before he turns OA, the living Green Lantern planet into his personal weapon of mass destruction!
Voice actors starring in this episode include:
Deidrich Bader - Batman
James Arnold Taylor - Wotan/Guy Gardner
Kevin Michael Richardson - Despero
Alexander Polinsky - G'nort
Greg Ellis - Cavalier/Dr. Fate
Xander Berkeley - Sinestro/Hal Jordan
Comic Book Resources has two more clips and a bunch of screen grabs for this ep. Check 'em out!!


I Dream of Stephanie

I never remember my dreams. No matter how hard I try, they just go away. Sometimes to the point I wonder if I even do dream. But I had one last night that was so weird, I literally forced myself to remember it.

Last night I dreamt of Stephanie Brown.

Well, kinda sorta. I was reading an issue of Previews (yes, apparently I not only eat, breathe and live comics, I dream them, too) and there was a solicitation that was really bizarre. I just wish I could remember which comic it was for. But, anyway, it read:
Batman was no Punisher. But with his bequest to Stephanie...he may have created one! Finally, an ID that's not a secret anymore!
Don't ask me to explain any of it. I don't know. That was my subconscious speaking, lol. Hell, "bequest" is barely in my vocabulary. Dork that I am, I even looked it up to make sure it was somewhat in context so I wouldn't look like a complete fool.

Anyway, just thought I'd share.


P.S. No, the picture really has nothing to do with the dream. But how could I do a post that was image-less!? It's just not me!