Month: September 2011

Media And Details For New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Young Justice” Episodes

Cartoon Network has passed along the episode synopsis, two video clips, and a collection of images from the upcoming all-new episodes of Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and The Bold. First up, the new Young Justice episode “Terrors” is scheduled to air Friday, September 23rd, 2010 at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and the Quicktime-format video clips, the first three thumbnails linking to the aforementioned Quicktime video clips.The official episode description is also provided below.

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Young Justice – “Terrors”
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to go undercover inside Belle Reve Penitentiary, a federal prison designed to house the worlds worst super-villains.

Photo credit – Young Justice Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Young Justice and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content can also be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite. Young Justice airs Fridays at 6:30pm (ET) on Cartoon Network.

Continuing, Cartoon Network has passed along the episode synopsis, three video clips, and over thirty-five images from the all-new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode “Time Out for Vengeance!” The new Batman: The Brave and The Bold episode is scheduled to air Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Click on the thumbnails below to view the complete library of hi-res images and the Quicktime-format video clips. Please note the first three thumbnails link to the aforementioned Quicktime video clips. The official episode description is also provided below.

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Batman: The Brave and The Bold – “Time Out for Vengeance!”
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: In order to save Batman in the present time, the Justice League International must travel to various eras in time and aid that eras Batman who is being hunted down by the minions of Batmans old foe, Equinox.

Photo credit – Batman: The Brave and The Bold Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics.

The above content can also be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs on Cartoon Network every Friday at 6:00pm (ET).

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a new trailer for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game. The trailer focuses on The Joker, the main protagonist from the original Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. Batman: Arkham City will be available October 18th, 2011 in North America for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. Click on the thumbnail below to view the footage in the Quicktime format, along with additional press details for the title.


Among the cadre of villains that Batman has faced, The Joker stands as one the Dark Knights arch-nemesis. With his elaborate schemes and capacity for violence, the Clown Prince of Crime has demonstrated a knack for creating deadly mayhem in Gotham, and now that threat has come to the dangerous streets of Arkham City.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the new trailer for Batman: Arkham City showcasing The Joker and his crew of deadly henchmen.

Batman: Arkham City will be available beginning Oct. 18 in North America for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. The PC version will be available in November.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new maximum security home for all of Gotham Citys thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics core Batman license. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their respective roles as Batman and Joker in Batman: Arkham City, the highly-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, along with Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini again penning the story.

Batman: Arkham City hits PlayStation3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC on October 18th, 2011. Click here to view the full-length Batman: Arkham City trailer. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Warner Home Video Releases First Official Clip From Animated “Batman: Year One” Film

Warner Home Video has released the first official video clip from Batman: Year One, the upcoming animated feature based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name. The clip below, titled “Dinner Party,” features Batman crashing a high society gathering. Click on the thumbnail image below to view the clip, available in the High Definition Quicktime format. Press details are also included.

The all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download.

There is also an opportunity to download-for-purchase in an early window starting October 11 through iTunes, Xbox Live, Zune, VUDU HD Movies and Video Unlimited on the PlayStation Network & Sony Entertainment Network.

Batman: Year One is based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli. The film depicts young Bruce Waynes return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham.

Primetime television stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) provide the core voices for Batman: Year One. Three-time Emmy Award winner Cranston gives voice to young Jim Gordon, while McKenzie makes his animated voiceover debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Fanboy favorites Dushku and Sackhoff fill the roles of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Detective Sarah Essen, respectively. Alex Rocco (The Godfather) is the voice of crime lord Carmine Falcone.

Animation master Bruce Timm is executive producer of Batman: Year One. Directors are Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman) from a script penned by Academy Award nominee Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse).

The above clip is also available at the The World’s Finest Batman: Year One subsite.

Details on the home video release of Batman: Year One, including a rundown of Blu-ray extras, can be found here, along with the official trailer. Warner Home Video is expected to cross-promote the release of Batman: Year One with Batman: Arkham City, the latest entry in the Batman videogame franchise from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which is also scheduled for an October 18th, 2011 release.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Year One animated feature debuts October 18th, 2011 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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Latest Issue Of “Young Justice” Comic Series Now Available Both At Stores And Digitally

Young Justice #8, the latest issue of the new DC Comics title based on the current Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. This issue features scripting duties by Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps with Christopher Jones providing the art. Weisman is one of the producers for the Young Justice animated series, and Hopps is a regular fixture of the show’s creative team. Official details for this issue are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #8


Written by: Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

Can someone with Artemis’ pedigree really be a hero? A close encounter when the team takes action against the deadly android Amazo may give her the chance to prove herself if she can survive the onslaught of Professor Ivo’s malevolent MONQIs!

The cover price is $2.99US. Young Justice #8 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology.

Click here for a recent interview with Young Justice comic series artist Christopher Jones, and click here for an interview with Young Justice comic-co-writer Greg Weisman. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive Young Justice content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Warner Home Video To Debut New “Catwoman” Short, “Justice League: Doom” Footage

The following press released, issued by Warner Home Video, features details for upcoming events surrounding the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. The line, a steady performer for Warner Home Video, spotlights characters from the DC Comics universe. Continue below for further details.

Warner Home Video to unveil Catwoman animated short, first Justice League: Doom footage at New York Comic Con

Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present an action-packed hour of first looks at DC Universe Animated Original Movies properties on Friday, October 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at New York Comic Con.

Central to the panel will be the world premiere of the animated short Catwoman, starring Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) as the voice of title character. The 15-minute short will be included on the release of Batman: Year One, which streets October 18 on Blu-ray, DVD, for Download and On Demand.

The panel will also include the very first footage to be seen from Justice League: Doom, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

The panelists, which include the ultimate voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, DCU executive producer Bruce Timm and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, will offer a glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly welcome a few surprise guests to the stage.

An autograph session with the panelists will immediately follow the panel.

Details on the home video release of Batman: Year One, including a rundown of Blu-ray extras, can be found here, along with the official trailer. Warner Home Video is expected to cross-promote the release of Batman: Year One with Batman: Arkham City, the latest entry in the Batman videogame franchise from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which is also scheduled for an October 18th, 2011 release.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: Year One animated feature debuts October 18th, 2011 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Young Justice” December 2011 Comic Solicitations

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the publisher’s December 2011 library of releases, including details for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #14, the acclaimed comic title based on the popular Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series, and Young Justice #11. Official details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett & Dan Davis
Cover by: Rick Burchett & Dan Davis

Join the Caped Crusader for a special holiday story. Chanukah is coming, but constant struggles against injustice in Gothams worst slum can wear anyone down even the heroic Ragman! Can Batman restore his allys faith in justice…and his faith in himself?

On sale December 14th, 2011. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

Click here for updated comic guides and further details and on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series.

Details for the December 2011 issue of Young Justice, the DC Comics title based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, can be found below. The Young Justice comic series expands on the continuity of the hit animated series, telling stories taking place between episodes of the top-rated cartoon. Stories from both the animated series and comic title will directly tie into each other. Cover art is also available by clicking the thumbnail.

YOUNG JUSTICE #11

Written by: Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

The spotlight turns to Robin, who must leave his teammates to fight alongside his crimefighting mentor, Batman. And the stakes couldnt be higher for the Dynamic Duo as they face off against the Demons Head himself: Ras al Ghul!

On sale December 21st, 2011. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

Young Justice features work by the creative team of artist Christopher Jones and writers Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps. Weisman is one of the producers for the Young Justice animated series, and Hopps a regular fixture in of the show’s creative team.

DC Comics has also advanced-solicited the first Young Justice trade release, collecting the first seven issues of the series, for a January 2012 release. Details on the trade release can be found here.

Further Young Justice comic details can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Finally, DC Comics has released details on a new DC Direct product slated to tie into the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series program coming to Cartoon Network. Details are as follows below.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ATROCITUS MAQUETTE

DESIGNED BY DAVE CORTEZ

With blood and rage of crimson red comes Atrocitus in maquette form! From the hit Green Lantern animated series comes the powerful and vengeful Red Lantern, Atrocitus!

Standing an impressive 8.25 high x 8 wide x 6 deep, no collection can be complete without this fearsome foe!

On sale May 23, 2012 * Statue * $125 US

Details on previous Green Lantern: The Animated Series DC Direct products are available here.

Stay tuned for further updates here soon – including new developments for Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Young Justice, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series – at The World’s Finest.

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