It is more of a fanboy nod, but nonetheless it is a treat. Jay Olivia who is director of Batman:The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 added a little something special into the animated feature. There is a scene in the animated feature showing a liquor store magazine rack is shown carrying issues of Swamp Thing, Sandman, V for Vendetta and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Here’s why Olivia placed it into the feature:
“When we were designing the backgrounds, they had a rack for magazines,” Oliva said. “I asked everyone for their favorite comic from the ’80s.” The director explained, to laughs, that he made it clear that Marvel comics were exempt.
That’s pretty cool. I didn’t notice that. Did you notice that? There might be more little treats in the movie that might have fanboy nods.