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Ten Minutes on the Animated Batman: Year One

Cautiously Optimistic

Batman: Year One, tied in position for my favorite Batman comic book ever* and one of the least problematic Batman stories Frank Miller has ever written, is getting the animated treatment from Bruce Timm (executive producer) and a host of other veterans of DC’s Animated Original Movies series, due to come out this summer. And it looks like its going to be great. Whether it will sound great on the other hand… One the one hand, Bryan Cranston and Katee Sackoff will slam it out of the park as James Gordon and Sarah Essen. They sound great. But hearing Ben McKenzie try to deliver the “You’ve eaten Gotham” speech… I almost laughed out loud.

Oh, Kevin Conroy… why can’t they bring you in to coach everybody who has to find a Batman voice?

*This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the great big nostalgia bump it gets for being the first graphic novel I ever owned…

(via The Daily Blam!)

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Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.