New Adventures of Superman-Seasons 2 & 3 DVD
Warner Home Video has announced that they will be releasing Seasons 2 and 3 of "The New Adventures of Superman" cartoons from Filmation on June 3, 2014.
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MICHAEL WILKINSON: There was some pressure, although I have to preface it by saying that when the director Zack Snyder asked me to work on Man of Steel, I was already working on another project. So he started off with another costume designer, James Acheson, who developed the suit, and then I came in and finished the development and designed all the other costumes in the film. We were so thrilled to be able to contribute to the look of Superman in the 21st century. We wanted to create something that was relevant and made sense to contemporary audiences.
ESQ: So is James responsible for taking away Superman's red briefs?
MW: Yes! In the early stages of development James worked with some illustrators and I remember hearing stories of the red briefs getting smaller and smaller until one day they simply weren't there.
ESQ: Did you read a lot of the comics in preparation for Man of Steel?
MW: We spent lots of time just looking at the 75 years of how this character has been drawn and how he's been portrayed, both in film and on TV. But more importantly we really sunk our teeth into the mythology of Superman and what he means to the world, what he symbolizes, where he came from. A lot of the efforts we took in the film were to explain why the suit looks the way it does. We didn't want it to be a random, ornamental decision. We start the film on the planet of Krypton, which is where the suit comes from, and we go to great pains to show the suit fitting into the culture. All of the people you see on Krypton are wearing this chainmail-like suit, with the same detailing as the Superman suit. Everyone has their family crests on their chests. The cuff and the boot details are shared through all of the different characters we meet on Krypton. So by the time we see Superman in his suit we understand why it looks the way it looks.
Joe Keatinge: With Earth exploding around them, Old Man Kamandi tells the Last King of America the 75-year parable of Superman, from 1938 to 2013, leading to humanity's final damnation or salvation, concluding with a look at the end of all existence, with Superman's final act in the universe's entropic death rattle.
Wow, a story that spans all of Superman's time. How did you come up with the idea for this story and its setting across time? What inspired it?
Keatinge: Alex Antone, editor of the series, called up with the offer of being able collaborate with whoever on whatever we wanted to do on Superman. No constrictions of continuity or crossover or anything. I think he originally asked for a done-in-one story, but I had this idea I couldn't get out of my head - it's a rare thing to be handed a character of this iconic status and be told all bets are off. You can do whatever you can imagine.
So I pitched the idea for this three-parter, spanning centuries of time, starting in 1938 and ending with reality's collapse, bookended by the Earth exploding, telling a Superman story encapsulating everything I've been fascinated about him, whether it's the Fleischer cartoons, weird Silver Age comics where he's got a lion head or even modern classics like All-Star Superman or Evan Shaner showing folks how it's done in the last Adventures of Superman story. Who knew when I'd be given the opportunity to mash this all up again?
The mythology of Superman is an obvious inspiration, but basing superhero comics only off of other superhero comics generally leads to boring comics. Like anything you draw from life, your own experiences, interests - things ranging from Joseph Campbell to Fritz Lang to Homer to Jack Kirby.
Even more so, I liked the challenge of telling a huge story in the span of only 30 pages, and getting the right artists to collaborate on this was essential.
If it wasn't for Ming Doyle, Brent Schoonover, David Williams, Al Gordon, Tula Lotay and Jason Shawn Alexander, this thing wouldn't have worked. Alex was amazing at curating a line up who could make something fairly immense in scale execute it flawlessly on an art-level. I feel very lucky to be part of this team. Getting Jon Bogdanove - a guy who drew one of my favorite Superman single issues, Superman: The Man of Steel #37 - on the cover made this experience as good as it could ever get. Seal that up with colorists Jordie Bellaire, Nick Filardi, Jason Wright, Lee Loughridge and letterer Wes Abbott making this whole thing cohesive while still retaining everyone's individual artistic identity. Again - I feel lucky to be part of it.
"Only Child" - Part 3 of 3
Writer: Ron Marz
Penciler: Evan "Doc" Shaner
Inker: Evan "Doc" Shaner
Colorist: Matthew Wilson
Cover: Evan "Doc" Shaner
Reviewed by: Alisa Lea Gossage
"I was just hoping they wouldn't kill me," joked Mack of her character, Chloe Sullivan, a woman created specifically for the show instead of being realized from comic book source material. She, of course, wasn't killed off (Mack joked that anytime her character was hit or fell in a scene, she would keep her eyes opened - "they can't kill you if you keep your eyes open, right?"), as Chloe evolved greatly across the decade, becoming more independent and influential.
"It was great, once I settled in," explained Mack, adding she personally was more excited about the direction of the series after the fifth season. "There was such a relationship between myself and the legend and the show. The fact that DC [Comics] ended up buying my character and my likeness was so cool and crazy."
"It really felt like an intimate thing we were developing with the audience, and it was a privilege to have the opportunity to develop something from the ground up."
Cover date: May 2014
"The Kryptonian" - Part 1
Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Nicola Scott
Inker: Trevor Scott
Cover: Ken Lashley & Matt Yackey
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
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