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Kevin Conroy Will Play Batman in CW’s Epic Crossover Event!

Kevin Conroy certainly made, if not his name, then his voice known to millions after voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the epic Batman: The Animated Series, which ran from 1992 to 1995.

 

Batman: The Animated Series

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Afterwards, however, he didn’t hang up his cape and cowl, instead he went on to voice Batman in so many animated projects that he’s the voice of Batman in your head, throat cancer and menacing whispers aside.

 

Rocksteady Batman

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Now he’s about to lend not only his voice but his whole body for the most-climatic climatic episode of Arrow. Titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, the episode isn’t actually a single episode. In fact, it will be a five hour…

 

Five Hours

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…FIVE HOUR event that will span over the course of two months instead of, like previous crossovers, airing on consecutive nights. The first three episodes will air in on December 8, 9, and 10 and the other two will air back-to-back as one of Arrow’s final episodes and a special non-season-premiere of Legends.

If five hours of television wasn’t enough, well, you’re going to get more. SO MUCH MORE!

 

 

The event will encompass Arrowverse show: SupergirlThe FlashLegends Of TomorrowBatwoman, and, of course, Arrow.

 

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Yes, we do, and we’re in luck. The event will deal with the multiverse. That means there will be multiple versions of the same character from different universes.

We’re going to get Tyler Hoechlin will be Supergirl’s Superman, Brandon Routh will be Superman Returns‘ Superman, Tom Wellington is in talks to play Smallville‘s Superman, but Michael Rosenbaum will be Lex Luthor.

 

Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor

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In addition we’ll not only have Kevin Conroy as Batman, Burt Ward as a Robin from a universe where his Batman is dead.

 

Burt Ward as Robin

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But, wait, that’s not all!

 

Do you want more?

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Black Lightning will be making his first appearance in the Arrowverse, crossing over from his decidedly non-Arrowverse CW show, along with some Black Lightning friends.

Can they fit all that in five hours? I don’t know, but I’m as excited as a Teletubby.

 

Excited Teletubby

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DC to End Practice of “Double Shipping”

Since 2016, DC Comics has been releasing two issues of the same series once a month or ‘double shipping’, but it has been announced that the company plans to stop this and instead just release one issue of an ongoing series once a month.

Citing this very tweet, Forbes wrote that “…starting in 2020, all of DC’s titles will release a maximum of one issue a month”

DC has not made any public statements about the changes yet, however CBR notes that “DC already announced changes to the Batman shipping schedule earlier this week”.

DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras

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They go to quote DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras as saying, “a new Tom King and Clay Mann Bat/Cat series in 2020 fills the gap once Batman begins to ship monthly”.

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The benefit of double shipping are obvious—twice the sales for a must-see tentpole series. That’s your Batmans, your Supermans, your Wonder Womans.

But the downsides are steep. For one, if I want to read Flash and Aquaman, then to keep up I need to spend $3.99 four times in a single month. If I’m not willing to do that, then I’ll only spend $3.99 twice a month, thus costing DC the extra money.

Secondly, double shipping puts pressure on the writers and artists to write quickly and draw even quicker, which oftentimes sacrifices a more polished story and artwork. If I spend $3.99 for a comic only to find out the story needed to go another round at the editing booth, then should I bother spending $3.99 later that month for the next story in that series?

 

Batman and Bruce Wayne

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But DC Comics still wants those Batman sales, given that he is a tent-pole character. As Higgins wrote above, DC doesn’t want to lose those extra Batman sales, so they’ve ordered a new miniseries called Batman/Catwoman, which is to be written by Tom King and drawn by Clay Mann.

DC’s current double shipped titles are Detective Comics, Batman, FlashJustice League and Wonder Woman. You can order them at Comixology.
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