As we reported several months back, Bruce Timm, the co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other DC Animated Universe projects, was working on a new, edgy take on the Justice League, entitled Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
In this version of the Justice League, Superman is the son of General Zod, Wonder Woman is a New God and Batman is a goddamn vampire. And the villains are even more twisted! In this first online episode of Gods and Monsters, we meet the new underwear-clad, serial killer-version of Harley Quinn. For those raised on Timm’s mostly kid-friendly cartoons, the amount of blood, butts and naughty words found in this cartoon may be a bit shocking. Maybe more than a bit.
Two more short online episodes of Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles will be released by Machinima over the next few weeks, followed by a full hour-plus direct-to-DVD movie on June 28. While we’re at it, here’s a trailer for the series: