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Green Lantern: First Flight release date changes again

Green Lantern: First Flight

Green Lantern: First Flight

Warner Bros. Animation has shifted the release date for the upcoming Green Lantern: First Flight DVD back to July 28, which was the original release date before they changed it.

Johanna Draper Carlson at Comics Worth Reading also notes that the prices have apparently been lowered for the two-disc special edition and Blu-Ray edition, to $24.98 and $29.99 respectively. The single disc version is $19.98.

But the most interesting thing Johanna notes is sales data for the four previous DC animated films:

  • Superman: Doomsday – over 850,000 units shipped
  • Justice League: The New Frontier – over 740,000 units shipped
  • Batman: Gotham Knight – over 1 million units shipped
  • Wonder Woman – over 400,000 units shipped

“As usual, the girl is last — but it’s also the newest title, so it’s had the least time on the shelves, and it’s received mixed reviews,” she said. “It shouldn’t be surprising that Batman, with his superior media penetration, has done the best.”

Gotham Knight also benefited from being released right around the same time as, and being tied into, The Dark Knight and the overall Batman movie franchise. I’m surprised that New Frontier, however, is getting beat by Doomsday, since it features Superman, Batman and a lot of other characters.

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Wonder Woman received “mixed reviews”? WTF? I thought everyone loved that movie. I don’t recall seeing a single bad thing written about it, especially compared to Gotham Knights. Really a shame it’s sold so much lower than the others when it was easily the best offering so far.

I wouldn’t say New Frontier “featured” anyone other than Hal. Not a criticism of the movie, just pointing it out.

Wonder Woman was definitely the best and worked the best as a single story.

I recall seeing a number of number of comments (I don’t remember where now, but they were there) giving Wonder Woman… not poor reviews, but middling reviews.

I’m a big fan of the Trinity, and have read their books regularly for years or decades, but THIS is the movie in the line that I’m most looking forward to so far, and it’ll probably be the first I see.

The reviews I’ve seen for the WW movie have been decidely mixed. I still haven’t seen it yet, though it is in the Netflix queue.

The sales for New Frontier don’t surprise me. The Death of Superman, in comics form, was a massive hit that enjoyed mainstream media coverage. New Frontier? Not so much. In fact, I’d argue that’s a tougher sell to mainstream audiences, since it’s a period piece and all. I never bought the comics for that very reason. I just didn’t care about the concept, and I’m not a fan Darwin Cooke either.

I did see the movie when it aired on Cartoon Network and I thought it was OK, but nothing worth buying. Sure it had Superman and Batman, but so what? It’s not like either character really did anything in that movie. Batman served almost no purpose, and Supes was taken out of the action before the big climax. It always amazes me that the supposed mightiest hero of them all is often beaten down, or somehow taken off the table for less powerful characters to save the day. I understand how Supes can make others seem irrelevant, but it begs the question of why we still have Superman at all if he’s never truly allowed to be Superman.

I gotta agree with Mr. Wesley… I’m a Bat-fanatic, but this GL movie is the one I’m most looking forward to. Gotham Knight had its moments, but it was a real disappointment in many ways. I think this GL movie could be seriously awesome though!

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