youngjusticer:

The future of the DC cinematic universe remains a mystery, but when it comes to animated features, it continues to deliver. Assault on Arkham has shown viewers they can expect faithful adaptations of popular graphic novels while pushing more mature content into their movies than seen within pages of comics. AoA is a unique Batman film because it’s not even about him, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since this flick, in my opinion, is the best DC animated movie so far. Why? Kevin Conroy is still THE voice for the Dark Knight. You’ve got a diverse team in the Suicide Squad, which is led by Deadshot, who is given as much heart as you can to a guy named “Deadshot.” Of course, you can’t have Harley Quinn without Joker. The two are like chocolate and vanilla; one can be really sweet, the other looks pasty as hell, and both are of very different natures, yet they form a perfect swirl. Hynden Walch and Troy Baker provide the acting of these two and give stellar performances; Arleen Sorkin and Mark Hamill are tough to follow, but they do it well. Comics are pretty brutal, so I’m glad this film actually isn’t geared towards children and Warner Bros. is more or less becoming comfortable with language, sex, and gore. Hoping Throne of Atlantis comes remotely close or even tops it.
Batman Beyond, by Rahzzah.

youngjusticer:

The future of the DC cinematic universe remains a mystery, but when it comes to animated features, it continues to deliver. Assault on Arkham has shown viewers they can expect faithful adaptations of popular graphic novels while pushing more mature content into their movies than seen within pages of comics. AoA is a unique Batman film because it’s not even about him, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since this flick, in my opinion, is the best DC animated movie so far. Why? Kevin Conroy is still THE voice for the Dark Knight. You’ve got a diverse team in the Suicide Squad, which is led by Deadshot, who is given as much heart as you can to a guy named “Deadshot.” Of course, you can’t have Harley Quinn without Joker. The two are like chocolate and vanilla; one can be really sweet, the other looks pasty as hell, and both are of very different natures, yet they form a perfect swirl. Hynden Walch and Troy Baker provide the acting of these two and give stellar performances; Arleen Sorkin and Mark Hamill are tough to follow, but they do it well. Comics are pretty brutal, so I’m glad this film actually isn’t geared towards children and Warner Bros. is more or less becoming comfortable with language, sex, and gore. Hoping Throne of Atlantis comes remotely close or even tops it.

Batman Beyond, by Rahzzah.

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If you’re wrong in the head, you know all about Arkham Asylum, which hasn’t accomplished much in curing its patients other than giving Batman more work to do. That’s why it needs to close down for good. A few villains pretended to be healed to get out so that they can resume their evil ways the second they step off the jailhouse grounds. Plus, anyone can escape from this place. Actually, everyone has gotten out at one point. The asylum is meant for crazy people; Joker is nuts, Two-Face is insane, and Riddler needs psychiatric help, but Mr. Freeze doesn’t have a mental illness… Unless loving an on-the-verge-of-death wife counts. Neither does Killer Croc; he’s just really ugly. And there are the troubled employees; just look at Harleen Quinzel and Jonathan Crane. Actually, most who work here are definitely bonkers. The founder, Amadeus Arkham, devoted his life to treat the sick due to his mother’s suicide. A nice thought, but it turns out he was repressing the memory of seeing a bat creature tormenting his mom and slashed her throat to end her suffering. Lastly, poor Bruce Wayne is getting too old for this shit. He deserves a lunch break.
Batman Beyond, by Mark Williams.

youngjusticer:

If you’re wrong in the head, you know all about Arkham Asylum, which hasn’t accomplished much in curing its patients other than giving Batman more work to do. That’s why it needs to close down for good. A few villains pretended to be healed to get out so that they can resume their evil ways the second they step off the jailhouse grounds. Plus, anyone can escape from this place. Actually, everyone has gotten out at one point. The asylum is meant for crazy people; Joker is nuts, Two-Face is insane, and Riddler needs psychiatric help, but Mr. Freeze doesn’t have a mental illness… Unless loving an on-the-verge-of-death wife counts. Neither does Killer Croc; he’s just really ugly. And there are the troubled employees; just look at Harleen Quinzel and Jonathan Crane. Actually, most who work here are definitely bonkers. The founder, Amadeus Arkham, devoted his life to treat the sick due to his mother’s suicide. A nice thought, but it turns out he was repressing the memory of seeing a bat creature tormenting his mom and slashed her throat to end her suffering. Lastly, poor Bruce Wayne is getting too old for this shit. He deserves a lunch break.

Batman Beyond, by Mark Williams.

youngjusticer:

In less than a year, fans can finally get their hands on the last of the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, so we should put on our thinking caps and speculate why the game is postponed. Is it because Rocksteady is simply adding an extra layer to polish everything? Perhaps the company is throwing an additional playable character? Nonetheless, we do know what we’re excited for: manning the Batmobile, scaring the shit out of foes and taking them out stealthily, letting our capes expand throughout the city of Gotham, experiencing memorable boss fights, and, of course, discovering the identity of the villain.
The Dark Knight Returns, by Yutthaphong Kaewsuk.

youngjusticer:

In less than a year, fans can finally get their hands on the last of the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, so we should put on our thinking caps and speculate why the game is postponed. Is it because Rocksteady is simply adding an extra layer to polish everything? Perhaps the company is throwing an additional playable character? Nonetheless, we do know what we’re excited for: manning the Batmobile, scaring the shit out of foes and taking them out stealthily, letting our capes expand throughout the city of Gotham, experiencing memorable boss fights, and, of course, discovering the identity of the villain.

The Dark Knight Returns, by Yutthaphong Kaewsuk.

youngjusticer:

The Arkham series is dedicated to the psychology of Batman, so it’s only right to cover a movie about Gotham’s mental health facility. In Assault on Arkham, a team of outlaws is assembled to take part in a life-threatening task.  Does it help or hurt that the criminals have a history of incarceration and psychiatric treatment? Perhaps Amanda Waller is brilliant to devise a plan that can only succeed via the knowledge and insight of those who’ve been through the system. In this adventure, we put aside the Dark Knight and substitute him with King Shark, Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and, of course, Joker. Can members of the Suicide Squad really collaborate effectively? Long ago, psychologists were interested in understanding social issues, like conformity, cohesiveness, and intergroup conflict. One of the most famous studies is Robbers Cave, an experiment involving two groups of elementary school boys. Although the idea seems intuitive now, the study shows that the adolescents, nicknamed the Eagles and Rattlers, are relentlessly competitive with each other until a third enemy is introduced. The study proves that even the strongest animosity can be mellowed when a common goal’s introduced. AoA tinkers with the idea of resolution when those who are previously at odds with one other work toward a common goal.
The Batmobile, by ProfessorAdagio.

youngjusticer:

The Arkham series is dedicated to the psychology of Batman, so it’s only right to cover a movie about Gotham’s mental health facility. In Assault on Arkham, a team of outlaws is assembled to take part in a life-threatening task.  Does it help or hurt that the criminals have a history of incarceration and psychiatric treatment? Perhaps Amanda Waller is brilliant to devise a plan that can only succeed via the knowledge and insight of those who’ve been through the system. In this adventure, we put aside the Dark Knight and substitute him with King Shark, Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and, of course, Joker. Can members of the Suicide Squad really collaborate effectively? Long ago, psychologists were interested in understanding social issues, like conformity, cohesiveness, and intergroup conflict. One of the most famous studies is Robbers Cave, an experiment involving two groups of elementary school boys. Although the idea seems intuitive now, the study shows that the adolescents, nicknamed the Eagles and Rattlers, are relentlessly competitive with each other until a third enemy is introduced. The study proves that even the strongest animosity can be mellowed when a common goal’s introduced. AoA tinkers with the idea of resolution when those who are previously at odds with one other work toward a common goal.

The Batmobile, by ProfessorAdagio.

youngjusticer:

The Mötley Crüe is back in action.
New Suicide Squad, by Jeremy Roberts.

youngjusticer:

The Mötley Crüe is back in action.

New Suicide Squad, by Jeremy Roberts.

youngjusticer:


I knew you were trouble when you walked in.

Harley Quinn, by Chrissie Zullo.

youngjusticer:

I knew you were trouble when you walked in.

Harley Quinn, by Chrissie Zullo.

youngjusticer:

This is nothing short of perfection.
Vintage Costume, by Stanley Lau.

youngjusticer:

This is nothing short of perfection.

Vintage Costume, by Stanley Lau.

youngjusticer:

Quinn Queen.
Yahtzee, by Mark Henry Bustamante.

youngjusticer:

Quinn Queen.

Yahtzee, by Mark Henry Bustamante.

youngjusticer:

Primarily aimed at hardcore comic fans, and given the carnage and sex, Assault on Arkham is clearly not for little kids. King Shark, Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn are assembled by the ruthless government operative, Amanda Waller, to obtain one of Riddler’s devices being held in Arkham, home of Gotham’s most dangerous criminals. Inevitably, Batman gets drawn into the action during an extended stretch, yet most of the spotlight is devoted to Floyd Lawton, who tackles the task of holding the squabbling band of psychopaths together. AoA is mindless fun; heck, Sinister Six can learn a thing or two from this madness of a movie.
Harley, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

Primarily aimed at hardcore comic fans, and given the carnage and sex, Assault on Arkham is clearly not for little kids. King Shark, Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, Deadshot, and Harley Quinn are assembled by the ruthless government operative, Amanda Waller, to obtain one of Riddler’s devices being held in Arkham, home of Gotham’s most dangerous criminals. Inevitably, Batman gets drawn into the action during an extended stretch, yet most of the spotlight is devoted to Floyd Lawton, who tackles the task of holding the squabbling band of psychopaths together. AoA is mindless fun; heck, Sinister Six can learn a thing or two from this madness of a movie.

Harley, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

Gotham will introduce us to not Pamela Isley, but Ivy Pepper. Bruno Heller says, “It’s really about being able to tell the secret histories of these stories. If you just re-tell them exactly as they’ve been before, you’re not adding anything to it, so we’ve set up a situation in which Ivy’s mom’s sick, her dad’s dead, and she’s going to an orphanage. She’s a nice girl; relatively undamaged. And she’ll find people to adopt her. Then, we’ll start on the Poison Ivy people are familiar with.”
Poison Ivy, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

Gotham will introduce us to not Pamela Isley, but Ivy Pepper. Bruno Heller says, “It’s really about being able to tell the secret histories of these stories. If you just re-tell them exactly as they’ve been before, you’re not adding anything to it, so we’ve set up a situation in which Ivy’s mom’s sick, her dad’s dead, and she’s going to an orphanage. She’s a nice girl; relatively undamaged. And she’ll find people to adopt her. Then, we’ll start on the Poison Ivy people are familiar with.”

Poison Ivy, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

King Shark (Killer Croc) is one of the most notorious cold-blooded killers. Speaking of cold-blooded killers, Killer Frost (Poison Ivy) fits the description perfectly. Black Spider (Red Hood) wages war on the drug trade, operating as a vigilante who murders anyone suspected of dealing. Captain Boomerang (Penguin) utilizes curved pieces of wood ruthlessly. Deadshot (Deathstroke) often boasts that he never misses. Harley Quinn (Joker) is just a lovable nutjob. Together, they are the Sinister Six Suicide Squad, a gang of villains turned government agents. The team’s assignment in Assault on Arkham is to infiltrate an asylum in order to retrieve/execute Riddler. When the Clown Prince gets freed from his cell, all hell breaks loose, and mayhem arises for both Task Force X and Batman, as Joker releases fellow inmates Scarecrow and Bane, among others. This movie is so incredible, but it should be noted that it isn’t for younger audiences. Given that the main characters are bad guys, it should come as little surprise that AoA pushes every boundary of its PG-13 rating in Dark Knight style. There’s profanity, violence, partial nudity, and some pretty gruesome death. If you can handle all that, this is the 10/10 feature for you.

youngjusticer:

Assault on Arkham is set in the Arkham franchise universe, focusing on the Suicide Squad, primarily Deadshot and Harley Quinn, while Batman plays a supporting role [for once]. The story revolves around six sinister criminals who get dispatched to break into Arkham Asylum, where they must contend with the Dark Knight and certain inmates as they attempt to complete their mission. In other words, this movie is SO DAMN GOOD; BEST ONE DC HAS TO OFFER.
Harley Queen, by Tatiana Vetrova.

youngjusticer:

Assault on Arkham is set in the Arkham franchise universe, focusing on the Suicide Squad, primarily Deadshot and Harley Quinn, while Batman plays a supporting role [for once]. The story revolves around six sinister criminals who get dispatched to break into Arkham Asylum, where they must contend with the Dark Knight and certain inmates as they attempt to complete their mission. In other words, this movie is SO DAMN GOOD; BEST ONE DC HAS TO OFFER.

Harley Queen, by Tatiana Vetrova.

youngjusticer:

Glammed up and ready to lay the smackdown.
New Batgirl, by Chrissie Zullo.

youngjusticer:

Glammed up and ready to lay the smackdown.

New Batgirl, by Chrissie Zullo.

youngjusticer:

World’s Greatest Detective.
666, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

World’s Greatest Detective.

666, by Serge Birault.

youngjusticer:

It appears Batman and Superman won’t be staring down Captain America the next time they come to theaters since WB will open Dawn of Justice three weeks later on March 25th. This is to space out the releases of nine other DC movies, not due to competition from a rival studio. Fortunately, or unfortunately, that means there won’t be a Marvel and DC showdown. Oh, and yes, you heard right; that’s nine upcoming DC films that extend all the way to 2020. SO excited!
Night Over Gotham, by Daniel Murray.

youngjusticer:

It appears Batman and Superman won’t be staring down Captain America the next time they come to theaters since WB will open Dawn of Justice three weeks later on March 25th. This is to space out the releases of nine other DC movies, not due to competition from a rival studio. Fortunately, or unfortunately, that means there won’t be a Marvel and DC showdown. Oh, and yes, you heard right; that’s nine upcoming DC films that extend all the way to 2020. SO excited!

Night Over Gotham, by Daniel Murray.