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Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Review

Robot Chicken and DC Comics. What more really needs to be said?

In case you've forgotten, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special airs this Sunday, September 9 at midnight (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. If you haven't already, you can see the trailer and AQUAMAN variant cover that was released last month here.

Last week Cartoon Network sent over a screener and I immediately had a huge smile on my face. With the show about to air this weekend, I figured now was the best time to write about it.

You've probably seen Robot Chicken before or at least I hope you have. Seth Green and Matthew Senreich deliver an episode dedicated solely to the DC Comics characters. Following the tradition of the show, none of the characters are safe. They all get the Robot Chicken treatment. Which means they will all totally get made fun of.

It's not just a bunch of quick and easy laughs. There are those but there is also an underlying story. We all know Aquaman is the butt of many jokes and that plays a big role here. How much can one person take? How will the taunts affect his behavior? It might not be what you'd expect. Even if you can figure out what's going to happen, seeing it play out on screen is a blast.

The special also takes other easy targets to poke fun at. Batman getting his back broke as well as Superman's super kiss (from Superman: The Movie). If that wasn't enough, they even spotlight characters people wouldn't think were real (like Mr. Banjo).

There really isn't much more to say about the special. It was great. I laughed. Of course I will watch this episode again (and again). The humor is what you'd expect. We get to see the familiar characters in surprising and often inappropriate situations. There are parts that are so wrong, you can't help but laugh.

Some of the voice talent appearing in this episode include Seth Green, Neil Patrick Harris, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Megan Fox, Breckin Meyers and many more. Do yourself a favor, make sure you watch or DVR the episode this Sunday. You won't want to miss it.

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Edited by VyseCarma

I'm dying to see this, but I don't have cable. :/

Posted by Captain13

I've been dying to see this!

Posted by GR2Blackout

Sounds awesome

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
@VyseCarma: watch it online somewhere
Edited by jinxuandi

EDIT: Can't wait for this.

Posted by Zeeguy91

@VyseCarma: Get it on iTunes later

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Robot Chicken and DC Comics. What more really needs to be said?

Aquaman is awesome
Posted by Webjaker

Cant wait, when i saw this posted i thought I had missed it already

Posted by ImFatBatman

Looks great

Posted by Suprman

I can't wait to see this.

Posted by _Black

Cue the Flash sex jokes.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

I must see this

Posted by ma_rc_01

@VyseCarma said:

I'm dying to see this, but I don't have cable. :/

Of course not, Cable's a Marvel character.

Posted by NightFang
Posted by SiycoBat

I'm sold. Can't wait til this episode comes out on the web.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@_Black: cue Batman for pedophile/ gay robin/ and pointy nipples jokes.

Posted by sparty-dbq

I've already set my DVR. I flippin' love RC.

Posted by Danial79

Can't wait!!!! :D

Posted by BlueLanternBeast

I just watched the trailer and it looks hilarious! I can't wait

Posted by mtbmonkey

I can't wait for this! I loved the Aquaman cover. I want to find my old mego action figures.

Posted by Guardiandevil83

@ma_rc_01 said:

@VyseCarma said:

I'm dying to see this, but I don't have cable. :/

Of course not, Cable's a Marvel character.

Bazinga!

Posted by Utandi

Haha, can't wait to see this! I have the Aquaman variant too. It's awesome!

Posted by Queso6p4

Now I wish I had cable. Maybe my friend will dvr it. This is going to be great!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I really REALLY am not going to miss this. I'm so excited for it!

Posted by MrArrogant

I live in the UK :( guess I'll just have to watch it online.

Posted by NightTarget

I really hope Reverse Wonder Woman is there

Posted by RedOwl_1

I can't watch it ;'( too late to me plus I live in Mexico :P

Posted by FanofUltraman

THERE BETTER BE A CRIME SYNDICATE CAMEO.

Posted by ReadItNow

This show is going to rock!

Posted by Agent9149

@ma_rc_01 said:

@VyseCarma said:

I'm dying to see this, but I don't have cable. :/

Of course not, Cable's a Marvel character.

i think he meant he doesn't have "cable" as in tv service

Posted by comicfan123

Oh, man...Robot Chicken rules!

On a side note...anyone want a Robot Chicken Marvel Special in the future?

Posted by fables87

I'm SO ready for this!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

Does anybody know how long this is going to be? Is it supposed to be a regular half hour long show?

Posted by jwalser3

Wildcat vs Darkseid

"Come on I'm a guy in a cat suit"

Posted by Psycho_Soldier

Needed more WW & Flash jokes, also some Reboot critics

Posted by sparty-dbq

@comicfan123 said:

Oh, man...Robot Chicken rules!

On a side note...anyone want a Robot Chicken Marvel Special in the future?

Yes, yes, dear sweet living Christ, yes!

Never gonna happen though, because both Robot Chicken and DC are owned by Time Warner.

Anyway, loved the special. Loved seeing Batman get his back snapped by Bane.

"GAAAAH! IT'S LIKE A BUNCH OF FIRECRACKERS IN MY BACK! I FELT THE SOLES OF MY FEET TOUCH THE BACK OF MY HEAD!"

"Doot-doot-doot-doo that's Bane!"

Posted by comicfan123

Yeah, that's too bad.

Anyway, I missed seeing the special, but I'm hoping to catch it again someday. =)

Posted by 4_color_image

It seemed to be more of a Robot Chicken Jeff Johns Special... I was not impressed...

Posted by Jack Donaghy

"WE'VE BEEN CAKED!"

I loved this episode, could've used a lot more Flash but other than that it was hilarious, especially the part when Freeze was asking if it's that easy for anyone to get a freeze gun or "am I just an asshole?"

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