Contact Us

DC Nation’s ‘Deadman’ Is The Cutest Dead Man You’ll Ever See [Video]

 

Debuting Saturday morning on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block, “Deadman” is the latest superhero short from Warner Bros. Animation. Based on the character created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino, the Deadman short comes courtesy of cartoonist C.H. Greenblatt, probably best known to ComicsAlliance readers as the creator of Chowder and to animation buffs as a storyboard artist for SpongeBob Squarepants. Also known as Boston Brand, Deadman is given voice by actor Matt Jones (Breaking Bad’s Badger, Beware The Batman’s Humpty Dumpty).

Like most of the best acclaimed DC Nation shorts, Greenblatt’s “Deadman” sets aside the character’s traditional aesthetic (defined primarily by the realistic, illustrative style of Neal Adams and the extreme, horrific vision of Kelley Jones) in favor of a radical visual reimagining that still retains the major tenets of the late circus performer Boston Brand. To wit, he still possesses the bodies of the living in pursuit of various missions — in this case, apparently saving a bird falling out of the sky. But here Deadman is extremely cute; with a big ‘ol Charlie Brown head, Jack Skellington eyes and a Casper-esque “ghost tail” in place of his gymnast physique. Also there is euphoric dance music, which is decidedly unexpected.

 

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!