A metric ton of DC superhero content just landed on Stan. For the discerning comics dork an impressive degustation of DC delights awaits: Tim Burton’s Batman movies and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for the live action fans, a host of animated adaptations of crucial graphic novels for cartoon lovers, including Batman: Year One and All Star Superman.
But the real juice, which should have the young and the young at heart sitting forward in their seats, is the sudden appearance of a good chunk of the DC Animated Universe. We’re talking all of Batman: The Animated Series, all of Superman: The Animated Series, two seasons of Justice League, plus the feature films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.
This is the good stuff—years before Nick Fury clued Tony Stark into the Avengers Initiative, the DC Animated Universe presented us with a whole, integrated, holistic superhero universe on screen. However, being in cartoon form it flew under the radar of most audiences. But you, ya lucky so-and-so, can now plunge right into the bright, four colour heart of the DCAU.