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New York Comic Con released their panel listing yesterday. On Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the IGN Theater, our friends at Warner Home Video will be staging a panel with Kevin Conroy, Bruce Timm, and Andrea Romano.

Central to the panel will be the world premiere of the animated short Catwoman, starring Eliza Dushku. The panel will also include the very first footage to be seen from Justice League: Doom, the next of the DC Universe animated movies. There will also be a peek at the 2012 DC slate, and some prize giveaways. Plus, "quite possibly a few surprise guests," so it's a panel you don't want to miss. (An autograph session with the panelists will immediately follow.)

The Catwoman short is going to be on Batman: Year One, which we have more about after the jump.

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Ben McKenzie, Mr. Welcome To The O.C. Bitch, is voicing young Batman in this, and I'm not really happy with his take on it based on the trailer. I swear to you, the way he says "fresh" makes me think of H. Jon Benjamin ten times over. The last thing I want in my gritty Frank Miller Batman is to think of Archer.

Batman: Year One releases October 18 on Blu-ray, DVD, for Download and On Demand. The blu-ray combo pack includes a look at Justice League: Doom, the Catwoman short, and two featurettes -- one called "Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots", and one called "Conversations with DC Comics". The latter is led by Michael Uslan (you know, the Batman guy, he produces all the Batmens), who chats with well-known writers, editors and artists of Batman lore. Also in the set: a commentary, a digital copy of Batman: Year One, and a couple of Batman: The Animated Series episodes picked by Bruce Timm.

Personally, I think this even looks like Bryan Cranston.

Year One is directed by both Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery, and also stars Bryan Cranston as Commissioner Gordon. Interestingly enough, they've cast Katee Sackhoff as Sarah Essen, which is about the right age gap between the two characters, but now I just keep seeing Starbuck making out with Bryan Cranston in my head, and want to cry. Eliza Dushku portrays Catwoman in the main film, as well as the short.

I'm not exactly bowled over by the voice casting, but the trailer is sexy enough. I'm more excited for this than The Dark Knight Rises, but I'm more excited for Crunchberries than either. Batman and I, I think we're breaking up. It's okay, it's not your fault, kids. Sometimes mommies and daddies live apart.

Anyway, more goodies available at the WB site for Batman: Year One.

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Now all I want is for Archer to be Batman, damn you.


Yes, I should say that Archer crossing over with any other Batman other than the one that's supposed to be dramatic and serious would be awesome.