Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Review

Posted by G-Man (19488 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#1 Edited by VyseCarma (259 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Posted by Captain13 (3834 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been dying to see this!

#3 Posted by GR2Blackout (2567 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds awesome

#4 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (8940 posts) - - Show Bio
@VyseCarma: watch it online somewhere
#5 Edited by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

EDIT: Can't wait for this.

#6 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1240 posts) - - Show Bio

@VyseCarma: Get it on iTunes later

#7 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

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

Aquaman is awesome
#8 Posted by Webjaker (366 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by ImFatBatman (72 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks great

#10 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait to see this.

#11 Posted by _Black (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

Cue the Flash sex jokes.

#12 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14346 posts) - - Show Bio

I must see this

#13 Posted by ma_rc_01 (13 posts) - - Show Bio

@VyseCarma said:

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

Of course not, Cable's a Marvel character.

#14 Posted by NightFang (10460 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by SiycoBat (147 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15161 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#17 Posted by sparty-dbq (886 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by Danial79 (2339 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait!!!! :D

#19 Posted by BlueLanternBeast (75 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#20 Posted by mtbmonkey (52 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.


#22 Posted by Utandi (217 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by Queso6p4 (1471 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#25 Posted by MrArrogant (149 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by NightTarget (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope Reverse Wonder Woman is there

#27 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#28 Posted by FanofUltraman (153 posts) - - Show Bio


#29 Posted by ReadItNow (154 posts) - - Show Bio

This show is going to rock!

#30 Posted by Agent9149 (2872 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#31 Posted by comicfan123 (64 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, man...Robot Chicken rules!

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

#32 Posted by fables87 (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm SO ready for this!

#33 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3607 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Posted by jwalser3 (5463 posts) - - Show Bio

Wildcat vs Darkseid

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

#35 Posted by Psycho_Soldier (128 posts) - - Show Bio

Needed more WW & Flash jokes, also some Reboot critics

#36 Posted by sparty-dbq (886 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.


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

#37 Posted by comicfan123 (64 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, that's too bad.

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

#38 Posted by 4_color_image (220 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#39 Posted by Jack Donaghy (1195 posts) - - Show Bio


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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