DC Entertainment: Graphic Novel and DVD/Blu-Ray Sets

DC Comics has started to put out some great combo packages combining their wonderful trade comics and the animated moves based on them. I got a copy of JLA EARTH 2 and loved it.

The graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly is one of my favorites. I’ve been a fan of the Crime Syndicate going back to my youth and this updated version is so fun. The way the bad guys snark and snipe at each other goes a long way towards developing characters who back in the 60s were very one dimensional. Here they are full blown characters and really disturbed, at least in our world view. The way the Justice League reacts to them is terrific and I love that Batman has no interest in going to another planet to force justice and morality on their earth. The fight scenes are great and I love the whole tale.

The book itself is really nice, a glossy hardcover that comes with pages of extras including some script pages and lots of sketches and art.

The back of the book houses two slots, one for the blu-ray disc and one for the DVD.

Which brings us to the film. While the book is wonderful in large part due to the art of Frank Quietly and movie’s animation doesn’t match the art but after about 5 minutes I didn’t even notice because I got sucked right into the plot. It is a tight adaptations and loads of fun. (Though I have to admit I like every one of the DC animated movies).

I think this is a wonderful idea and with a price point of $26.99 it’s really a good deal and with just a little looking around you can find it cheaper.

The first six are available for $26.99 and feature fan-favorite stories of iconic DC Comics characters, the line-up includes: Batman: Year One, Batman Black And White + Batman: Gotham Knight, The Death Of Superman + Superman: Doomsday, JLA Earth 2 + Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, Justice League + Justice League: War and Wonder Woman. There will also be a slipcased set coming November 3rd with all of these in one package.

I’m completely on board with this and want them all!