Well, I just hope the DC Direct stuff doesn't suffer. Its been pretty good, and with the cancelling of DC's good cartoon (Young Justice) to replace it with stuff of indeterminate quality, the direct line is the best hope for good stuff.
Well, it's worth pointing out that two years ago, Young Justice
and Green Lantern
were of "indeterminate quality." Granted, with Greg Weisman and Bruce Timm respectively behind them, there was plenty of reason for optimism, but they were still unknown quantities just like every upcoming show is. A few years from now, we may all be huge Beware the Batman
fans lamenting that its brilliant run had to come to an end. Or not. It remains to be seen.
I'd hate to see the line take a nosedive in quality because of this, or even just disappear.
No sign that it's going to disappear. James Tucker is taking over, and in the press release is saying they're developing a number of new projects and hoping to branch out beyond just Superman and Batman films again. Tucker was the mind behind Legion of Super Heroes
and Batman: The Brave and the Bold
, and before that was a producer on Justice League/JL Unlimited
and a director on Batman Beyond
and Static Shock
. We'll be seeing his first contribution to the DVD movie line with the next release, Superman: Unbound
, which he produced and directed.
And it looks like the rest of the creative team is staying where it is, including Alan Burnett, executive producer Sam Register, voice director Andrea Romano, and writer Bob Goodman (who adapted The Dark Knight Returns
and is the writer on Unbound
Well, thats good news. Brave and the Bold was really good, and what I saw of LoSH was good (I really wish it had gotten a full season release instead of mini-releases, I don't like buying DVD's of 2-3 episodes, and apparently season 2 was never put on DVD at all
They put the Zeta Project season 1 and The Batman on DVD, but we can't get LoSH or Static Shock?) and of course if he worked on JL/JLU thats even better news. While I like their Batman/Superman stuff, I'd love to see other films with different focuses. The biggest dissapointment from the Direct Line was learning that The Judas contract wasn't going to be made, even though it had been talked about. I'd love to see something from thew Titans, or maybe the JSA or atleast another Wonder Woman or GL movie.