Month: October 2008

Initial Details On Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Comic Series

The first issue of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated comic series, shipping in January 2009, features the story “The Panic of the Composite Creature,” written by Matt Wayne with art by Andy Suriano & Dan Davis. James Tucker provides the cover art for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #1. The first issue, and each subsequent issue thereafter, also features Batman’s secret files on the best heroes and worst villains.

Stay tuned for the official synopsis and cover art next week when DC Comics releases solicitation details for the January 2009 shipping comic titles. Batman: The Brave and The Bold #1 will hit shelves on January 28th, 2009 with a cover price of $2.50 US/CAN.

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Boomerang Scheduled To Re-Air First Season Episodes Of “The Batman”

Boomerang, the Cartoon Network spin-off specialty channel, will air the first episode of The Batman, “The Bat in the Belfry,” on Friday, October 24th, 2008, at 11:30pm (ET), following Justice League Unlimited. Boomerang has been airing The Batman regularly since October 2007. The popular animated series airs Monday to Friday at 11:30pm (ET). The official description for the episode can be found below.

The Batman
Episode #1 – The Bat in the Belfry
Original Airdate – September 11th, 2004 – Series Premiere

The Batman finds himself dealing with a new breed of criminal when Joker takes over Arkham Asylum then plans to fly a hot air balloon filled with Joker Gas–a toxin that leaves its victims in a strange “rictus” state–and release its contents all over Gotham!

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Estimated Sales Numbers For August 2008-Shipping Animated Comics

Below are the total estimated sales numbers for the animated comics that shipped in August 2008.

The Batman Strikes! #48 – 6,702

Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century #17 – 5,925

Both titles experienced a slight dip in sales, likely due to the announcement of the cancelations of both titles. The Batman Strikes released its final issue earlier this month, with Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century to follow next month, in November 2008. Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans Go! were both recently cancelled by DC Comics, releasing their respective final issues within weeks of each other. DC Comics has no plans to currently revisit these titles in the near future, with the exception of possible collection releases.

The next animated-inspired comic title, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, is slated to hit stands in early 2009.

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“Justice League Unlimited” Goes Back To The Beginning On Boomerang

Boomerang, the Cartoon Network spin-off specialty channel, will air the first episode of Justice League Unlimited, “Initiation,” this Saturday, October 18th, 2008, at 11pm (ET). The network is scheduled to air the remaining Justice League Unlimited episodes in the proper production order. Boomerang has been airing Justice League Unlimited regularly for the past year. The official description for the episode can be found below.

Justice League Unlimited
Episode #1 – Initiation

A reluctant Green Arrow joins forces with the new Justice League to stop a rampaging nuclear monster in Asia.

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Jetix Schedules “Batman: The Animated Series” Episodes For This Week

The block of three episodes are scheduled for 8am (ET) on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 and will include, “Terror in the Sky,” “Almost Got ‘Im,” and “Birds of A Feather.” According to the programming schedule, Batman: The Animated Series still does not have a regular timeslot on the Jetix programming block.

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