DC Storylines that should be animated features

The news that DC is celebrating its animated 10th anniversary by releasing a box set of all their films, here are some suggestions for the next 10…

 

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As the war between the different Corps rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends in this hardcover collecting the best–selling BLACKEST NIGHT #0-8. Now, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps lead DC’s champions into battle to save the universe from an army of Black Lanterns made up of the DCU’s deceased heroes and villains!  Hal Jordan has certainly been better in animation than live action and a Blackest Night film is just the right vehicle to get everyone excited about Green Lantern again.

 

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A mysterious being known as the Anti-Monitor has begun a crusade across time to bring about the end of all existence. As alternate earths are systematically destroyed, the Monitor quickly assembles a team of super-heroes from across time and space to battle his counterpart and stop the destruction. DC’s greatest heroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Aquaman, assemble to stop the menace, but as they watch both the Flash and Supergirl die in battle, they begin to wonder if even all of the heroes in the world can stop this destructive force.  Now that the new 52 is a thing of the past the animation continuity can catch up by animated one of DC’s best stories.

 

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He’s a strange visitor from another world who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands’ — and who, as the champion of the common worker, fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, Socialism and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.A deftly written alternate take on the mythos of the Man of Steel, RED SON explores the classic tale of Superman’s origins’ — if his rocketship had landed in the Soviet Union rather than Smallville, Kansas.  This fantastic story from Mark Millar will have fans talking about the man of steel in a elseworlds story about what could have been.

 

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Armageddon 2001 refers to a gigantic battle between all of Earth’s heroes and a villain known only as Monarch, in which the superheroes were slain and the all-powerful Monarch plunged the world into a totalitarian government underneath his rule. This Possible Future took place in the then-future year of 2001, hence the title. In the year 2030, Matthew Ryder, a scientist sent into the Timestream as a part of one of Monarch’s experiments, becomes imbued with temporal superpowers and journeys into the past as Waverider to attempt to learn more about Monarch and determine who he is so he can be thwarted. On his journeys, Waverider investigates the possible futures of almost every superhero in the DCU, some even multiple times. As the tale reaches its conclusion, the identity of Monarch is revealed as he appears in the present time to destroy all superheroes in order to make his future reign be certain.  Another movie that covers almost every character within the DCU and not only is it a great story but think of the possibility of an original movie about the Monarch.

 

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Similar to the premise of the Smallville television series, this hardcover book takes a look at the life of a young Clark Kent as he begins to develop strange powers. Living in a small Kansas town, the boy who would grow to be the Man of Steel must come to terms with his true origin and his uncanny abilities. In this mythic tale, we witness the experiences and adventures that transform a simple country boy into the world’s greatest hero.  Not only does this book deserve an absolute edition but could you imagine Superman/Clark voiced by Tom Welling.  If anything PLEASE WB ANIMATE THIS BOOK!!!

 

DC comics is filled with years and years of stories just waiting to be animated, so congratulations to 10 years of great animation and here’s to another ten, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.

 

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