Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block has announced the premiere of the eighth season of the hit stop-motion, animated comedy series Robot Chicken. The new season will premiere with a half-hour special, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship. This very special episode premieres next month. In addition, Adult Swim provided us with a new trailer and some photo stills of the special, which you can check out below.
Following the special, the regular eighth season of Robot Chicken will kick off one week later. It’s almost hard to believe that Robot Chicken first hit the airwaves 10 years ago, and it’s still going strong with its unique blend of nostalgic geek humor, comic books, superheroes and 1980s toy references. The new DC special includes Superman bugging Batman about not having super powers. Also the Justice League has encounters with alternate Multiverse versions of themselves, including Batman meeting the Adam West 1960s TV series Batman. Swamp Thing will be even making an appearance in the upcoming special.
The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship premieres on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block on Sunday, October 18 at Midnight (ET/PT). The regular eighth season of the show will start on Sunday, October 25.
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