Best Superman Animated
Every once in a while, someone involved with comics decides that a product involving the superheroes we love as adults can be both intelligent and geared towards an all-ages audience. Next Avengers saw the children of the Avengers come together to fight Ultron, rescue Tony Stark, and figure out what kind of heroes they can be on their own.
It's a fun and lighthearted movie that has its drama, and Brian Michael Bendis liked it so much he actually put this team of heroes into the Heroic Age's Avengers #1, bringing them officially into the Marvel multiverse. Refreshing and exciting, the movie is also notable as director Jay Oliva's last with Marvel (having directed Doctor Strange and Invincible Iron Man, as well as being in the art department on several other Marvel features and animated series), who switched gears to Warner Bros, directing the two-part Dark Knight Returns and the upcoming Flashpoint feature.
Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker
Bruce Timm and Paul Dini's DC universe did more than just exist in the "present day, " it also went about 40 years into the future, where Bruce Wayne had retired and a new kid, Terry McGinnis had taken up the mantle under Wayne's tutelage. The TV series Batman Beyond was a fan favorite, with a comic book series still in production today, but the high point was the feature length film that showed how the Joker returned despite dying at the hands of well, we won't tell you here.
This movie had Tim Drake, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Barbara Gordon. It had crazy plot twists, amazing action, scenes set in the past and future. it had Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin as just the start of a voice cast that reads as a who's who. And of course, the plot to the movie itself is just incredible. It's a testament not just to how cool Batman is, but how enduring his greatest foe is, as well.
Marvel may not have as many entries on this list, but the ones they have are heavy hitters — and there's no heavier hitter than the strongest one there is.
In Hulk Vs, the green goliath (he has a lot of nicknames) goes up against two of Marvel's greatest heroes, who he also happens to have quite the history with.
In the Thor half, Hulk, under the spells of Loki and Enchantress, rampages through Asgard. Bruce Banner dies, Hulk and Thor fight a lot, and there's even some nice romance.
But the real fun comes from the Wolverine half of the feature. Hulk smashes Wolverine, Deadpool, Omega Red, Lady Deathstrike, and Sabretooth the fights here are vicious and exciting, and some of the best animated action Marvel has ever seen. While Hulk and Wolverine do team up for much of the feature, the segment ends with the two back at each other's throats.