OH GOOD GRODD ITS BONERTOWN THE ANIMATED….er, um, Batman The Animated Series Marathon on THE HUB!!!
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES done in a more animated fashioned trailer. Enjoy.
In a special edition of Who Drew That? we are replacing the drew with do and seeing who is the person that does something instead of draws something. That person is none other than Kevin Conroy!
Kevin Conroy isn’t a name that instantly conjures up images of grandeur like if I had said Sean Connery or Bruce Willis, but his star hangs high in the skies of geekdom and will elicit fanboy glee at the mere mention!
So who is Kevin Conroy? None other than the voice of Batman!
In much the same way that Mark Hamill has put his stamp of ownership on The Joker, Conroy has done the same with his iconic voice work as The Batman, and like Hamill will forever be associated with the character. Having starred or costarred in no less than 24 features films, television shows and video games, Conroy has made his mark as the Bat, and will forever be known as Bruce Wayne and Batman.
So what does this Conroy character look like anyway? Would you notice him walking down the street as one of the most iconic voice actors to ever live? Or would you pass him by like some average Joe Schmoe?
Hit the break to see what the real man behind the cowl looks like.
For my money, there is no finer television series, toy line and movie franchise than The Justice League(Unlimited). I know some may forsake my words as I throw STAR WARS under the bus, but in totality The Justice League and associated Timm-verse properties are collectively much stronger and much better done.
Thanks to the talents of people like Dwayne McDuffie, Bruce Timm, Kevin Conroy and a whole host of others, the Justice League(Unlimited) cartoon series was one of the most engaging and interesting shows to come along in decades. You seldom see the kind of quality in story, character development and overall look as you did in the JL(U).
While the Justice League became another in a long line of successes (labeled as part of the “Timm-verse” after Bruce Timm) it simply would not have had the impact or been as strong without The Batman and Superman Animated series which preceded it. Thanks to those series fans were already deeply in love with the animation style, the characters and the potential for characters to be introduced as the Justice League fought a more diverse set of adversaries.
Not only that but the look of the toy lines matched up well with previous releases from the Timm-verse so it felt like a logical continuation and didn’t alienate collectors and fans in the process. The Justice League toy line continued well after the show ended thanks in large part to the custom toy community that was obsessed with the toys and demanded it continue! Mattel heard loud and clear from fans that they wouldn’t accept the demise of their favorite toy line and sales were strong for many years even after the show ended. While the JLU toy line will see its final release in September with a handful of 3 packs (showcasing Future Static among others) the custom community continues to crank out characters Mattel never got around to making at an almost feverish pace!
I can not recommend strongly enough that you check out the many resources available for watching the Justice League cartoons and movies. Here are some links to get you started be you a toy fan or just someone who loves animation.
Custom Justice (custom toys site for the toy maniac)
GeekVariety Customs GeekVariety Customs is your destination for custom original sculpted action figure kits and parts. If you love custom JLU toys, GeekVariety Customs is the place to be!
GeekVariety Deviantart Gallery is where you can find all my custom action figure work. You can see my personal work as well as a sampling of the commissions I've done. Enjoy!