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Rooster Teeth Releases Teaser for New Animated Series Coming in 2013

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Rooster Teeth Releases Teaser for New Animated Series Coming in 2013

Hot off the heels of the monumental tenth season of Red vs. Blue, Rooster Teeth Productions has released a teaser trailer for a new anime-inspired CG series helmed by RvB lead animator and fight choreographer Monty Oum.

The new series, titled RWBY (an acronym for Red, White, Black, Yellow and pronounced “Ruby”), is slated for release in 2013 and will be Oum’s directorial debut as a part of Rooster Teeth since joining the production company for Red vs. Blue Season 8: Revelation. While no plot details have been given, the title and promotional image suggest a cast of four main characters, each with an associated color.

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The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2 – Teaser & More

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The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2 – Teaser & More

DC Animation has released the trailer to the second and final installment of The Dark Knight Returns, and just as we expected, things are getting explosive!

Luckily for us, that’s not all that’s happening at DC Premiere.  Released on the same day was the trailer to LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, a movie adaptation of the hugely popular LEGO Batman 2 game.  The combination of the two trailers have got Bat-Fans young and old as well as young at heart all excited for something.

You’d think that would be good enough, but it must be Christmas because DC Premiere also announced other animated films planned for release this year.

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The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Review

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The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Review

After the recent release of The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 the Comic Issues Crew had to get their hands on a copy to see how it holds up and how well it stands by itself. If you’re still on the fence about picking up your own copy, allow us to help you out with our video review!

Anthony and Elizabeth are both well-versed in the original series and tell it straight how the new animated version does living under the shadow of its acclaimed source.  Trust us, this is a SPOILER-FREE review, so kick back and see what we had to say about the animated movie everyone’s been waiting to see.

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Video – A Very Venture Halloween

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Video – A Very Venture Halloween

It’s the month of October and one of the greatest holidays is almost upon us, filled with costumes, candy and holiday specials. While there are plenty of Halloween specials, nothing is quite like The Venture Bros.‘ “A Very Venture Halloween”.

Celebrate the holiday right with this clip of the upcoming special, debuting on Adult Swim Sunday October 28th at 11:30pm.

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Interviews with The Dark Knight Returns Cast

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Interviews with The Dark Knight Returns Cast

Finally, the long wait is over. The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is now on sale everywhere.  Geeks and Nerds everywhere are donning their capes and cowls to storm the Best Buys and Walmarts to get a copy of this fall’s DC Animated movie based on the seminal work of Frank Miller.

As you must have seen by now in our earlier posts (Trailer, 1st Clip, 2nd Clip, & 3rd Clip), the cast for this film looks amazing and just this past Monday we got to speak with some of the cast and crew, all excited about the release.  Watch the video below to see what Peter Weller (Batman), David Selby (Comm. Gordon), Jay Olivia (Director), Bob Goodman (Screenplay Writer), Andrea Romano (Voice Director), and the legend Bruce Timm (King of DC Animation) have to say about this landmark animated film.

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1st Clip from The Dark Knight Returns

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1st Clip from The Dark Knight Returns

Twenty-six years after the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, DC Entertainment and Warner Premiere are releasing Part 1 of the story that changed Batman forever. Penned by Frank Miller (who also re-wrote Batman’s early days in Batman: Year One, animated this time last year), the original brought a new gritty edge to the Dark Knight that has been his calling card since.

Just last month, we were given the trailer to The Dark Knight Returns, and now just today the first clip of Part 1 has been released to give us a brief look at the style and feel of this animated film.

It’s also a giant tease because it’s just not enough. Why isn’t it Sept 25th yet? Enjoy the clip after the break.

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The Dark Knight Returns – Trailer

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The Dark Knight Returns – Trailer

Throughout Batman’s long history a handful of stories are considered pivotal and influential, such as “The Killing Joke”, “The Long Halloween”, and the “Knightfall” series.  However, Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” may stand head and shoulders above them all.

First released in February of 1986, “The Dark Knight Returns” was a critically acclaimed story looking at Batman and Gotham years after The Bat had retired. Now an aging recluse, Bruce is pulled back into action by the return of old enemies and then quickly met by new foes.

Peter Weller (Robocop), as previously reported, has been cast as the elderly Bat, along with Ariel Winters (Modern Family) as Robin/Carrie Kelley, Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Two-Face/Harvey Dent, Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, and David Selby (of the original Dark Shadows soap) rounds out an amazing cast we finally get to see in action today, as MTV Geek has the exclusive first trailer for  The Dark Knight Returns Part 1.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think of DC Comics and WB Animated’s adaptation of the story that changed everything for Batman.

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SDCC 2012 – Beware the Batman

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SDCC 2012 – Beware the Batman

With very little to go on, Beware the Batman has raised a lot of questions about the nature of the show.  This year’s San Diego Comic-Con gave us our first chance to speak with creators Mitch Watson and Glen Murakami and find out what will be coming  for fans in this new incarnation of the Dark Knight.

With precious little time to find out as much as possible about Beware the Batman, I asked my “Bat-Buddies”: what we have to look forward to? What inspirations (if any) will be coming from the comic? What’s the deal with Alfred?

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