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On March 3, 2012, the shorts premiered as part of the DC Nation block, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. They are aired alongside Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, as well as with Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! in 2013. On June 8, 2012, Cartoon Network announced that it would revive the Teen Titans animated series as Teen Titans Go!, based on the New Teen Titans shorts.

 

I've found some of these to be great test runs of the DC portfolio of characters. Some are better done than others, and hopefully lead to even more series.

 

Animal is one of those crazy characters I'd like to see more of. Especially the way they are portraying him, like out of the Grant Morrison run.

 

DC Nation #19 & 20 (Animal Man #1-2): Bank Robbery & Train

 

 

DC Nation #32 & 33 (Animal Man #3-4): Beach & Invasion

 

 

 

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DC Nation #40: Sword of the Atom #1

 

 

DC Nation #43: Sword of the Atom #2 - A Choice of Dooms

 

 

DC Nation #46: Sword of the Atom #3 - Rattling the Cage

 

 

DC Nation #49: Sword of the Atom #4 - Battle of the Tiny Titans

 

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DC Nation #83 (Shade #1): Shade, the Changing Man

 

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DC Nation #103, 104, 106: Wonder Woman #1-3

 

 

 

 

I really like these!

 

:applause:

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DC Nation #145, 149, 153 (Shazam #1-3): Courage & Wisdom & Stamina

 

 

 

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DC Nation #147, 151, 155 (Creature Commandos #1-3): Trailer & Lucky Day & Weak Link

 

 

 

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You're right, these are pretty cool! :applause:

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DC Nation #112, (Doom Patrol #1): Challenge of the Timeless Commander

 

 

DC Nation #135, (Doom Patrol #2): Trail of the Terrible Titan

 

 

DC Nation #140, (Doom Patrol #3): The Spy Within The Doom Patrol

 

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You're right, these are pretty cool! :applause:

 

I figured you could appreciate these.

 

It turns out Sword of the Atom had four episodes (added all of them now). What a cool way to warm people up to these characters.

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You're right, these are pretty cool! :applause:

I figured you could appreciate these.

 

It turns out Sword of the Atom had four episodes (added all of them now). What a cool way to warm people up to these characters.

 

(thumbs u

 

 

I'll watch them all later this evening. I usually get my cartoons in AFTER the wife goes to sleep.

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I had never seen the Shade the Changing Man short until recently. I would love to see more of those made.

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DC Nation #5: Plastic Man in... Super Hero Sketch Artist

 

 

DC Nation #12: Character Profile: Plastic Man

 

 

DC Nation #14: Plastic Man in... The Many and the Fowl

 

 

DC Nation #26: Plastic Man in... Boobtube

 

 

DC Nation #99: Plastic Man in... The Bat and the Eel

 

 

DC Nation #116: Plastic Man in... Superheroes Wear Pajamas

 

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I've been really enjoying these. I watched a couple initially, but decided to save them until I could watch them all at once. I have the week off recuperating from surgery I'm finally getting around to sitting down and viewing all of them (between naps lol )

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I went back again on that Wonder Woman three-pisode. I was really liking the artwork.

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DC Nation #68: Thunder and Lightning #1 - Clothes Make the Hero

 

 

DC Nation #74: Thunder and Lightning #2 - Lightning Under the Weather

 

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They need to bring these back.

 

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DC Nation Short #4: Batman of Shanghai

 

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DC Nation - Animal Man #3: Beach

Black Manta invades the beach and Animal Man defeats him after he had knocked down a crab's sand castle.

 

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The "Showcase" animated shorts that used to come on Warner Bros. Animation's DC Universe animated feature films are coming back, the studio announced today. Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019 and 2020. Inspired by characters and stories from throughout the DC Universe, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of an innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short, which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

 

Each of the five shorts – entitled Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans.

 

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a -script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Karl Urban (Star Trek & Lord of the Rings film franchises) provides the voice of Sgt. Rock. Also voicing characters in Sgt. Rock are Keith Ferguson, William Salyers and Audrey Wasilewski.

 

Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited franchise), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons). On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore.

 

Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Death is produced & directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman: Bad Blood). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy … and eventual death. Leonardo Nam (Westworld) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6) is the voice of Death. The cast includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren.

 

The Phantom Stranger has Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke) at the helm as executive producer & director, and the short is written by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth. When odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to save her from a dreary fate. Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) gives voice to The Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor) provides the voice of Seth. The Phantom Stranger also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith. More information regarding Batman: Death In The Family will be available in 2020.

 

All five new DC Showcase shorts credits include Jim Krieg as co-producer, Amy McKenna as producer, and Sam Register as executive producer.

Fantastic news!

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