Monday, March 15, 2010
If you're above the age of 18, you may remember a little show entitled, "Batman Beyond." This animated television series, created and produced by the master, Bruce Timm, depicted an aging Bruce Wayne as he takes on a protege in the form of high school student, Terry McGinnis. The show ran from 1999-2001 on Kids WB before it was canceled unceremoniously. It was almost revived several years later with a college-aged Terry and the daugher of Nightwing and Starfire, but the show never left the runway. Even though Batman Beyond: Part II never made it to syndication, the cast was featured in its own feature length movie ("Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker") and on two Justice League episodes. The latter episode, entitled, "Epilogue," (which actually aired as part of Justice League Unlimited) served as a proper series finale for the show as it never had one before.
But why am I sharing all this lovely information with you? Well, as it turns, out, DC Entertainment (as they're now known as) has decided to give Batman Beyond its own 6-issue mini series starting in June!!! BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!! Not only are we receiving a Batman Beyond mini, but we're also going to be looking at Superman Beyond!!
As you may or may not know, Superman was featured on two episodes of Batman Beyond. I believe Superman Beyond to be about this spin on the character but DC has given us no further details at this point.
Needless to say for all those Batman Beyond fans out there, this is very, very schway.