The Dark Knight lightens up! Exclusive supercut of funniest moments from DC's animated movies

Ethan Alter
Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

From Adam West’s Batman to Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor, it’s well established that one of the best weapons in a superhero’s arsenal is a super sense of humor. Even as the DC Extended Universe has struggled to integrate humor into movies such as Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the animated versions of the company’s galaxy of heroes have been cracking wise for a decade and counting.  A new box set, DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, collects 30 animated features starring the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, and the Teen Titans. As this supercut — which Yahoo Entertainment is premiering exclusively today — illustrates, these films often alternate slam-bang action and yuk-yuk gags.

The current version of DC’s animated universe started with 2007’s Superman: Doomsday, which loosely adapted the famous Death of Superman storyline from the comics. Almost every subsequent entry has also been based on a graphic novel (such as Batman: Year One and Batman: The Killing Joke) or a specific arc that ran in comic book form (such as Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Besides 10 years’ worth of movies, this new box set also boasts short features (including one about how Mark Hamill perfected his iconic Joker laugh) and video footage of an all-star panel discussion from this year’s Comic-Con. No joke: It’s a superhero fan’s dream gift.

Here’s a list of all the titles included:

  1.  Superman: Doomsday
  2.  Justice League: The New Frontier
  3. Batman: Gotham Knight
  4. Wonder Woman Commemorative Edition
  5.  Green Lantern: First Flight
  6.  Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  7.  Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths
  8. Batman: Under The Red Hood
  9. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  10.  All-Star Superman
  11.  Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  12.  Batman: Year One
  13.  Justice League: Doom
  14.  Superman vs The Elite
  15. The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
  16.  The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  17.  Superman: Unbound
  18.  Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  19.  Justice League: War
  20.  Son of Batman
  21.  Batman: Assault on Arkham
  22.  Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  23.  Batman vs. Robin
  24.  Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  25.  Batman: Bad Blood
  26.  Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  27.  Batman: The Killing Joke
  28.  Justice League Dark
  29.  Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  30.  Batman and Harley Quinn

DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection hits stores today.

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