by Sally Jackson
Warner Home Video sent us a great early-morning present today, revealing the first images from “The Spectre”, the first entry into the DC Showcase series of animation shorts. DC Showcase will spotlight favorite characters from DC Comics who might otherwise not ever get the opportunity to appear in the DC Animated Universe.
From the press release:
The Spectre focuses on a detective story with an ethereal twist, featuring the otherworldly character originally introduced by DC Comics in 1940. The short is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos (G. I. Joe: Resolute). The voice cast is led by Gary Cole (Entourage) as the title character and Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as Aimee Brenner.
The Spectre will be distributed February 23 by Warner Home Video as part of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray/DVD.
DC Showcase is a co-production from Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video and DC Comics. Bruce Timm is Executive Producer. Future DC Showcase titles include Jonah Hex (written by Joe Lansdale).
Check out the first images from The Spectre below!
I’m thrilled with this development. Gary Cole should make a great Jim Corrigan/Spectre, and Alyssa Milano will be a solid choice for his love interest. And the news that the next Showcase title is going to be Jonah Hex should be enough to make tons of other fans happy as well.
(Source: Warner Home Video)