Comics Alliance has posted a new clip from Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment’s latest animated film, Superman Vs. The Elite. It strengthens our belief that DC are doing their best film work in the animated arena at the moment.
It is based on 2001 Action Comics #775 story “What’s So Funny About the Truth, Justice and the American Way” by Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke and one of our favourite artists, Lee Bermejo. According to DC, this comic was lauded by Wizard Magazine as the “Greatest Superman Story of All Time,” and ranked the epic tale at No. 21 on its list of the “Top 100 Comics of the last 30 years.”
In Superman Vs. The Elite, Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene. As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical, yet preferably non-lethal Man of Steel.
Superman Vs. The Elite is released in the US on 12 June 2012 and in Australia on DVD and Blu-ray on 4 July 2012 from Warner Home Video