Ever since DC Comics announced that the Justice League was the first super-hero team in the new 52 universe, many fans have been wondering what became of the Justice Society? Recently it was announced that the once inaugural super-team would be returning in the Earth Two title, confirming that the new continuity does indeed contain a multiverse. Similarly, there will be a World’s Finest title featuring Power Girl and the Huntress on the same parallel Earth. Readers will also remember that long before the big bad reboot was mentioned there was a series called Multiveristy that has been in development for a while now. Written by Grant Morrison, the series would explore some of the infinite Earths in the titular landscape. For fans wondering what all three titles will bring, DC has released covers for the first issues of the first two titles. Additionally, the comics company has released page art from the Morrison-written Action Comics #9, which follows the adventures of an alternate Superman and, perhaps, acts as a sort of prelude to Multiveristy. We hope so, anyway. Here are the images. Check them out and let us know what you think!
Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.
Primetime television stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) provide the core voices for Batman: Year One. Three-time Emmy Award winner Cranston gives voice to young Jim Gordon, while McKenzie makes his animated voiceover debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Fanboy favorites Dushku and Sackhoff fill the roles of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Detective Sarah Essen, respectively. Alex Rocco (The Godfather) is the voice of crime lord Carmine Falcone.
Animation master Bruce Timm is executive producer of Batman: Year One. Directors are Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman) from a script penned by Academy Award nominee Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse).