As the internet showers me with scores of variant covers for the upcoming Detective Comics #1000 these past few weeks (not a bad thing), a thought hit me.
Wouldn’t it be interesting for there to be an animated movie adaptation of “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate”, the very first ever Batman story from Detective Comics #27?
I’ve watched and own every DC Animated Universe direct-to-video release from Superman: Doomsday to The Death of Superman (I’ve decided to hold off on buying Reign of the Supermen until next year’s double-feature blu-ray release, but I did watch it on the big screen, so I did my loyal DC guy thing and spent money on it already LOL). In a nutshell, I loved them when they started, got really tired of them when they shifted into the New 52/Flashpoint era. While they’re riskier, I’m now appreciating the ones that are original stories rather than adaptations, like the Suicide Squad movies, JLD, and Gotham by Gaslight, which chose to carve an original story inspired by the book fans know and love.
So why not do the same for “Chemical Syndicate”? Use the original story for inspiration but also be inspired with it being the very first Batman adventure?