I’ve been heaping praise on the “DC Showcase” animated shorts for a while now, so it’s nice to see that this great little line is finally being collected next week on DVD and Blu-Ray. What’s even nicer, however, is that the collection comes with the brand new animated short “Superman/Shazam: The Return Of Black Adam.”
During New York Comic Con, I spoke to “Superman/Shazam” writer Michael Jelenic to more info on the project, and now DC and Warner Home Video have provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive clip from “Superman/Shazam” to get you psyched for its November 9 release.
Along with all three previous DC Showcase animated shorts, “Superman/Shazam” features Jerry O’Connell as the voice of Captain Marvel, George Newbern as Superman, Arnold Vosloo (“The Mummy”) as Black Adam, and veteran actor James Garner as The Wizard.
Just in case you’re new to the world of DC’s “Showcase” short films, the popular line spotlights characters who might not be as well known to mainstream audiences with a short, animated adventure.
Previous shorts have featured adventures with Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, and The Spectre (my personal favorite). The DC Showcase collection hitting shelves November 9 promises extended versions of each of these shorts in addition to “Superman/Shazam.”