The first look at the animated Death of Superman two parter from WB has been shown. It will not be faithful to the comic book storyline of the same name but instead push their New 52 animated Universe. This is disappointing. The Dark Knight Returns 2-part animated movie was very faithful to the original comic book story and I was hoping that this would be the same. It will not. The Death of Superman has already been over done with the live action form and having a Doomsday/Superman animated movie done in 2007, which was horrible in my own personal opinion.
What I am more disappointed about is that the original Death of Superman storyline is quite well done and includes many characters in Superman’s life that is NOT the big Justice Leaguers that are common place now. Guy Gardner and Maxima are two characters that I was hoping to see with more screen time. Hell, it would be great to see Blue Beetle and Booster Gold get a little bromantic time during this film.
The return of Superman is also where we get Superboy (Kon-El), the Eradicator Superman, Man of Steel (John Henry Irons), and Cyborg Superman. I am curious if all of these characters will be brought into part 2 or whether or not we will have Superboy erased from the story, as DC Comics has done recently in their current storyline. I will give this a chance, but I have low hopes of being impressed. I know I am being geeky-critical, but this is still disappointing to me. What do you think?