Most film composers are happy to get even a single chance to score one of DC Comics’ iconic comic book characters, let alone Batman. But Christopher Drake has composed music for not just one Batman project this month, but two.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 was unquestionably one of the best installments of the already stellar ongoing line of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. With fantastic pacing, intelligent scripting and bone-crunchingly brilliant fight scenes, it was an extremely faithful animated adaptation that stands alongside the best of the animated and live action Batman films.
That all said, we knew from the start that it was the setup jabs to the knock out punch that would be coming in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.
Talk about a whirlwind 24 hours.
Sunday night, Ariel Winter was on stage at the Emmy Awards along with the cast of Modern Family to claim the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series, and on Monday she walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new animated film, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.
Tomorrow marks the DVD release of the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 animated feature film, which adapts the first half of the critically acclaimed graphic novel by Frank Miller that envisions a retired Bruce Wayne returning to duty as the Dark Knight after a decade out of the cape and cowl.
When Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight first came out in theaters, naturally we went to a midnight showing. Afterward, we all thought basically the same thing, "Wow. We need to see that again." We went again the next day.
Having made his mark as a villain for many of his 45 years in the entertainment industry, David Selby is only too happy to provide the heroic voice of Commissioner James Gordon for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.
It’s one of the most widely read, popular and acclaimed graphic novels in the history of the medium. It influenced a generation of writers and artists, reinvented a classic character for a smart and savvy new audience and helped shepherd in a new era of bold, mature storytelling in the comic book medium. And on Tuesday, September 25th, it will be brought to animated life in a two-part adaptation care of Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.
Michael McKean just can’t stay away from the fanboy realm.
The versatile star of film, television and stage continues to deviate from his mainstream roles to appear in all forms of super hero entertainment, this time lending his voice to the egomaniacal Dr. Bartholomew Wolper in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
Did you think we’d stop at just one?
We liked the idea of polling creators on their favorite covers so much – and based on their response, they liked it, too – we decided to expand the question a bit: What’s your favorite DC Comics storyline of all time?
So, Source readers, let your wheels start turning. What’s that one issue, storyline, etc. that stands above and beyond the others as your favorite DC Comics storyline? I know what mine is. Share yours in the comments below.