batman: year one

Batman: Year One

by Cap'n Carrot on October 25, 2011

in Comics!,Film

The latest straight-to-DVD animated release from DC Comics and Warner Premiere is extremely faithful adaptation of Frank Miller‘s retelling of Batman’s origin and the early days in the careers of Batman (Ben McKenzie) and Jim Gordon (Bryan Cranston).

Batman: Year One is a good, not great, entry into the DC Animated universe. It isn’t a success in terms of Batman: Under the Red Hood or Justice League: The New Frontier. However, it works better than the Superman/Batman animated films or Wonder Woman. In terms of a mixed success I’d compare it to Green Lantern: First Flight, and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.

The film does a good job and capturing the look of David Mazzucchelli‘s art from Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, although it does have a decided Japanese animated look and feel. With a couple of exceptions, including the opening shot of Bruce Wayne returning to Gotham and Gordon unburdening himself to Essen in the diner, the film follows the comic nearly as closely as Sin City.

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Sweet Jackman’s pecs, it’s Friday! Which means it’s time to traipse through this week’s comic rack with the Four Color Freak-Out gang, as well as a look at the new Batman: Year One animated feature and Ernest Cline’s fabulous “Ready Player One“.

What are you waiting for? Listen now either below or on iTunes! (Or later. Whichever.)

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DC has released a clip from the adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One showcasing Batman confronting a cowardly lot of villains feasting on “Gotham’s spirit.” From what little we see here I’m a little unsure of Ben McKenzie‘s Batman voice. Batman: Year One hits stores on October 18th.

Batman: Year One – None of you are safe

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Eliza Dushku and Andrea Romano sit down with CBR TV to discuss Dushku’s role as Catwoman in the upcoming animated straight-to-video release of Batman: Year One.

Eliza Dushku & Andrea Romano Discuss “Batman: Year One”

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