It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A 75 Year Old Reference!

Bruce Timm has done more good will for DC Comics than any other single person over the last twenty years. Between creating the definitive versions of the catalogue of characters for the DCAU, and his continued work in the animated film department, fans who can stand (or can't understand) the company's ineptitude when it comes to live action, and incompetence when it comes to producing readable books, can find salvation in Timm's work. The last bit if grace we can salvage from this mess is in his cartoons.

Zack Synder is not along is being one of the many responsible for dropping his britches and relieving himself all over the expectations fans have of how these characters can be treated on screen, in large part due to Timm's animations. So, the two of them coming together to celebrate Superman's 75 anniversary is like those few instances when Superman and Lex have to work on the same side, against Brainiac or Darkseid. It could go wrong, either way it'll be over quick, and hopefully the stronger influence (in this case, Timm) will prevail. And prevail it has, because this 2 minute animation is lovely in the way is quickly and wordlessly details the character's evolution over the years, from book to radio to TV and film, through the Golden, Silver, Dark and New ages.

A good reminder of how inspirational the character can be. When he's not snapping his enemy's neck.

Via Den of Geek.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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