Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – Trailer

You got your Batman in my Superman!
You got your Superman in my–

With the debut of Green Lantern: First Flight only weeks away, DC has released a trailer for their next direct-to-video feature, an adaptation of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. 

U.S. President Lex Luthor declares a bounty on Batman and Superman, leading to fisticuffs, betrayal, and mecha mayhem.   

This one is scripted by Stan Berkowitz a mainstay of the DC Animated universe. He wrote the script for Justice League: New Frontier and worked on both the Batman and Superman animated series, including the character team-ups.

The individual Batman and Superman features seem to be the hottest sellers, so this title seems like a smart move. Hopefully it will live up to the better features in the DC Animation lineup (which don’t happen to have Superman or Batman in the title). 

What say you, iFanbase?


  1. OK that just looks crazy awesome. I always thought McGuinness’s style would look great in motion and apparently I wasn’t wrong.

  2. Cool! They did a pretty good job of recreating McGuiness’s style in the character designs.

  3. Looks pretty good!  But that huge Supes/Bats robot looks just as ridiculas as it did in the comic.

  4. I haven’t read thiscomic, and The Batman Superman Movie sucked so it doesn’t look good. Add to that giant robot fight and having too many characters and it doesn’t look good.

  5. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    I’ll watch it, for sure.  Let’s hope the Black Manta voice is still quality.

  6. if they can improve on the original story it will be great. plus it gives alot of chances for superman and batman to kick the crap out of every villain in the dcu

  7. i hope it haves the same voice actors from the animated series.

  8. Sweet!!  So glad they kept the feel of McGuinness’s style.  Really looking forward to this DVD!

  9. Wow, they didn’t even mention New Frontier in those "from the people who brought you" bits.

  10. NEW FRONTIER was, from what I understand, the least popular film in terms of sales.

  11. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I generally buy all of these DC animated features. This, I will rent.  

  12. Yeah, I knew that.  I think I was just remarking on the confirmation of that here.

  13. I must also add that this looks kick-ass!  I just signed up in Amazon to be alerted to when I can pre-order it!

  14. This looks cool.  I can’t remember what the arc was about for the life of me but I guess watching this DVD will remind me. 

  15. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Wonder if Cir-El will still be in this. I remember there being Superman and Batman family elements in the book, but there’s no evidence here. The inclusion of Cir-El would probably be more confusing than worthwhile.   

  16. Awesome, I’ll be Netflixing this for sure.

  17. very very nice. I would LOVE a green arrow animated film

  18. i like the look of this movie… kudos on keeping the mcguinness touch.

  19. I think the McGuinness look works well. Probably more excited for this one than the GL movie, which I’m pretty stoked for anyway.

    I’m stunned that New Frontier is the worst-selling title – for me, it’s the best movie so far. Even the Justice League episodes in the special features were among the best.

  20. Must… purchase… now.

    Good thing I kept that Cosmic Treadmill after cleaning out the garage.

  21. The art looks amazing.  Glad to see McGuiness’ work translate so well.  I’ll at it to Netflix tonight

  22. "This video has been removed becuase of copyright infiringement of Warner Bros."

    Back in my day,it was called advertisement.

  23. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    @muddi900: And FREE advertising at that!  Heck, there are a few blogs out there linked to this YouTube trailer and they were all positive about the fact that they’re looking forward to this movie.  Bad move.

  24. SPOILER (Can it be a spoiler if the book is 3ish years old)

    I’m afraid the half Batman/half Superman rocket that they use at the end of the arc is going to look even more ridiculous on screen.  I think I glimpsed it in the trailer.  Hopefully, it won’t look as bad as I am assuming it will.

  25. Hooray! Video is no longer available!

  26. There is no such thing as bad publicity. 

  27. very criptic, white text on a black background saying "this video is no longer available due to a copy right claim by Warner Bros. Entertainment."



  28. For those unlucky few who didn’t get to see the trailer, here’s a mirror for it:

    Now hail me with praise!

  29. Link to video on a russian site.

    Looks pretty cool i’ll see it when it come out.

  30. Super excited, this was I think the first "new" comic arc I ever read (someone gave me all the issues in like 04) and I really like the story.  The animation wasn’t quite as McGuinis-e as I thought it would be, but it still looks good.  But what ever happened to the Judas Cotract? 

  31. IMDB says Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman. I hope it’s true, in spite of the car wreck that Gotham Knight was. He rocks. It’d be great to get Hearn back as Superman as well.

  32. @rockleerules: Thank you very much for that link. Also to you Pilled

    It looks good….I will admit whoever the animators are did an amazing job mimicking Ed McGuiness. But with no diaologue and very vague fighting shots in this…I cant say this is gonna be amazing.

    But this was a favorite Jeph Loeb story of mine. One of the last things Loeb did fantastic work before he went all shitty and Ultimates 3 on us.

  33. that looks so awesome!!!!!!!

  34. wow this looks freakin sweet!

  35. Bum. Bum. Bum. BumBumBUM!

  36. In soviet russia, video watches yooooou!

  37. catman ………….yessssssssssssssssss

  38. Kevin Conroy is back bitches! I missed him so much.

    Also I have to say that so far New Frontier is one of my least favorites.  I’ll be honest I wasn’t excited from the get go as it’s porbably one of my favortie works of all time.  I had high standards.

  39. This looks great. I’m surprised New Frontier didn’t sell as well as some of the others, I thought it was much better than say Superman: Doomsday.

  40. Of course Superman: Doomsday had the sales advantage of being titled Superman: Doomsday. 

    I think this looks really cool aesthetically.  I’ve never read the story though, so I can’t speak on that.  I love the DC Animated movies though, I’m on board with everything they do for the forseeable future.

    The movies have all felt very different, and have been worlds better than Marvels animated movies.

  41. I heart Captain Atom.