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Cartoon Network Canada Airs “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Episodes In December 2012

Installments from the first thirteen episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series are set to air during December 2012 on the Canadian Cartoon Network channel. The network, which launched Summer 2012 in Canada, airs Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) and 8:00pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8:30pm (ET/PT). The first thirteen episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series aired exclusively to Cartoon Network Canada, with thirteen more episodes set to debut on the network in 2013. December 2012 schedule details, courtesy of the network, can be found below.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Fear Itself”

Hal and Kilowog visit an alien planet in search of food, but encounter two warring races of aliens!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “In Love and War”

Introducing the Star Sapphires!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Regime Change”

Hal and company go back to Betrassus, where Queen Iolande needs help from her evil brother, Prince Ragnor, who is now a Red Lantern!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Flight Club”

The Red Lanterns are on the move!

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 10:30am (ET/ PT) – “Invasion”

Hal and the crew are trying to stop the Red Lanterns from reaching Guardian Space.

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series airs Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT) and 8:00pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8:30pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network Canada. Green Lantern: The Animated Series is currently on hiatus on the American Cartoon Network station.

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New “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two” Blu-ray And DVD Package Art, Bonus Content

Warner Home Video has provided The World’s Finest with new package artwork for the single-disc DVD edition and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Batman: The Dark Knight, Part Two, arriving to the home video market on January 29th, 2013. The animated feature, the second installment of the two-part adaptation of the acclaimed 1980s comic series The Dark Knight Returns, is the first of three DC Universe Animated Original Universe titles arriving in 2013. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part One debuted on home video in September 2012. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at the back cover package artwork for both editions. Additional press details are also included below.

Initial bonus details for the Blu-ray Combo-Pack release are also now available, and can be seen below.

Bonus Features:
-“Superman vs. Batman: When Heroes Collide” Featurette
-“The Joker: Laughing in the Face of Death” Featurette
-“From Sketch to Screen: Exploring the Adaptation Process with Jay Oliva” Featurette
-Preview of DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie Superman: Unbound
-Three Bonus Cartoons
-Excerpt from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

The single disc edition of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two will also include a preview for Superman: Unbound. A full press for the upcoming release could arrive as early as next week, along with new promotional content.

Click here to view the trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two animated feature – the first DC Universe Animated Original Movie for 2013 – arrives January 29th, 2013 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download.

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“Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman,” “Superman: Brainiac Attacks” Blu-rays Announced

Warner Home Video has announced Blu-ray releases for the animated titles Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and Superman: Brainiac Attacks. Both titles will street on March 12th, 2013 for the MSRP of $14.98. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman was originally set for a Blu-ray release earlier this year, but was delayed for undisclosed reasons. Superman: Brainiac Attacks is being released to coincide with the promotional push for the upcoming Man of Steel theatrical feature film. Continue below for official details on both titles released by the studio.

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Street Date:
March 12th, 2013

Synopsis: The Dark Knight is back in this all-new feature-length thriller featuring the voices of Kelly Ripa (Live! With Regis and Kelly), Kyra Sedgwick (Born on the Fourth of July) and Hector Elizondo (The Princess Diaries). The Penguin and Rupert Thorn are criminal cohorts with a scheme to sell illegal weapons. But there’s a new super hero in Gotham City who has other plans for the evil entrepreneurs – Batwoman! With high-tech gadgets and powerful punches, Batwoman proves to be a formidable crimefighter – the only problem is that the Dark Knight has no clue who she is! And when Batwoman crosses the criminal line, Batman must identify whether or not this new player is really an ally! Join the world’s greatest detective in this exciting new adventure that will keep you guessing until the mask is pulled off!

The release includes an exclusive Batman animated short, “Chase Me” from the Emmy(R) Award winning writers Alan Burnett and Paul Dini.

Superman: Brainiac Attacks
Street Date:
March 12th, 2013

Synopsis: Superman, about to finally divulge his identity and his feelings to Lois Lane, suddenly finds his mighty hands full when Brainiac, a powerful computer, bent on universal domination and Lex Luthor team up to defeat him. Armed with new weapons and a special strain of kryptonite infused in his body, Brainiac becomes the most powerful enemy The Man of Steal has ever faced. When Lois Lane is critically injured by a force beam that was intended for him, Superman must race into the mysterious Phantom Zone to find a cure. Brianiac, believing Superman to be dead, betrays Lex Luthor and begins his attack on the city of Metropolis and ultimately Earth. Will Superman survive the Phantom Zone in order to defeat his deadly foes, save Lois and Metropolis?

Warner Home Video has confirmed both titles will be presented in the widescreen format.

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and Superman: Brainiac Attacks on Blu-ray will street on March 12th, 2013 for the MSRP of $14.98. Details on the above-mentioned Blu-rays are available on The World’s Finest here and here. Stay tuned for further updates, including additional package artwork for Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and Superman: Brainiac Attacks here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Two-Part Ra’s Al Ghul-Focused “Batman: The Animated Series” Episode Air Next Week On The Hub

The classic two-part Ra’s Al Ghul-focused Batman: The Animated Series episode “The Demon’s Quest” is set to air next week on The Hub. The two-part episode brings Batman face-to-face with the global terrorist Ra’s Al Ghul and his daughter Talia. The episodes originally aired in 1993. Batman: The Animated Series joined The Hub schedule in Fall 2011 . Continue below for specific episode details.

Batman: The Animated Series
December 3rd, 2012 at 7:00pm (ET/PT) – “The Demon’s Quest, Part One”

When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search … until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra’s Al Ghul. Ra’s quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin’s, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and ‘The Demon’.

Batman: The Animated Series
December 3rd, 2012 at 7:30pm (ET/PT) – “The Demon’s Quest, Part Two”

After freeing Talia from her father’s clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have – the word ‘Orpheus’. After discovering that ‘Orpheus’ is Ra’s private satelite that will orbit over the Sahara, the duo travel to the Demon’s desert stronghold. There, Batman learns that the satellite is actually a weapon which will explosively destroy all the Lazarus Pits simultaneously, throughout the world, destroying all the life that exists.

Batman: The Animated Series airs regularly Monday – Thursday at 7:00pm (ET/PT) on The Hub, with additional airings throughout the week.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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December 2012 Schedule Details For “Justice League Unlimited” On Vortexx

The World’s Finest has a look at the December 2012 schedule for Justice League Unlimited episodes airing on the new Vortexx programming block. The critically-acclaimed classic series is back on television thanks to the new programming block, airing Saturday mornings on The CW Network. Classic episodes of the series will be a regular part of the block. According to press details, available here to view, Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. The Vortexx programming block airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT). Continue below for schedule details specific to Justice League Unlimited.

Justice League Unlimited
December 1st, 2012 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Cat and the Canary”

Black Canary convinces Green Arrow to help save her mentor, the Wildcat, from his involvement in an underground, super-powered fight club.

Justice League Unlimited
December 8th, 2012 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Ties That Bind”

The world’s greatest escape artist needs help from the Flash in order to break a deadly enemy out of an inescapable prison on an alien planet.

Justice League Unlimited
December 15th, 2012 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Doomsday Sanction”

While Superman battles Doomsday in the heart of a Volcano, Batman discovers an elaborate conspiracy to destroy the Justice League.

Justice League Unlimited
December 22nd, 2012 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “Task Force X”

Five incarcerated super villains are offered suspended sentences if they can survive an impossible mission: steal a deadly weapon from the Justice League’s satellite headquarters.

Justice League Unlimited
December 29th, 2012 at 9:30am (ET/PT) – “The Balance”

Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must put aside their feud and go to the depths of Tartarus when the evil sorcerer Felix Faust establishes dominion over Hades.

Classic episodes of Justice League Unlimited air Saturdays at 9:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Vortexx programming block on The CW. Please note these episodes are edited from the original broadcast to meet the current standards of suitable entertainment set by the programmers behind Vortexx. These episodes may be edited for time and content. Click here for further details on this fan-favorite classic series.

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Cartoon Network Canada Airs First Season “Young Justice” Episodes In December 2012

Episodes from the first season of Young Justice are set to air during December 2012 on the Canadian Cartoon Network channel. The network, which launched Summer 2012 in Canada, airs Young Justice Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) and 7:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8pm (ET/PT). The first thirteen episodes of Young Justice aired on Teletoon, an animation-based network exclusive to Canada, before moving exclusively to Cartoon Network Canada. The network is currently airing the entire 26-episode first season. December 2012 schedule details, courtesy of the network, can be found below.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Coldhearted”

Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way…

Young Justice
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Image”

A covert operation against Queen Bee in Qurac forces Miss Martian to finally face her greatest fears and her biggest secrets. But will she reveal those secrets to her friends – or allow what she’s hiding to take down the entire team?

Young Justice
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Agendas”

Superboy returns to Project Cadmus, where he learns the top-secret genetics lab may have created another Super-clone…

Young Justice
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Insecurity”

Red Arrow’s return undercuts Artemis’ confidence, while the team’s mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.

Young Justice
Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 10:00am (ET/ PT) – “Performance”

The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isn’t all they find…

Please note schedule details are subject to change without notice.

Young Justice airs Saturdays at 10am (ET/PT) and 7:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 8pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network Canada. Young Justice is currently on hiatus on the American Cartoon Network station.

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Studio Confirms Delay For Upcoming “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game

A representative for Little Orbit, the studio handling the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game, based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series inspired by DC Comics, has confirmed the video game title is not expected to hit shelves in February 2013. Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series. The new video game will launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii. The title is now expected to arrive as early as March 2013.

According to the representative, “We are still working very hard on the game and additional content for distribution. As soon as we have something we will get it out to you. We have not announced a specific ship date as of yet and have always targeted a Q1 2013 date, which has not changed.”

Partial confirmed reason for the delay is the amount of content set to be included in the game. A substantial voice cast and amount of cut scenes were two specific reasons stated by the representative. Word of a delay leaked earlier this week through the official Facebook site for the Young Justice: Legacy video game.

Additional details on the upcoming video game, including game facts and a press release, can be found here and here. The gallery of images can also be found here.

Young Justice: Legacy will launch Early 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS and Wii, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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DC Comics Releases Latest Issue Of “Young Justice” Series, Available In Print And Digitally

Young Justice #22, 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 with Christopher Jones providing the art. Young Justice #22 continues the six-part story-arc featuring the characters and setting from the Young Justice: Invasion second-season setting. Official details and preview pages are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #22


Written by: Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
• The Invasion continues!
• Earth’s greatest heroes are kidnapped by Kylstar!
• Brainiac has Metropolis under glass and Lex Luthor’s secret weapon is on the loose!

The cover price is $2.99US. Young Justice #22 is also available same day digitally through DC Comics and Comixology.

Additional details on the Young Justice comic series can be found here.

Young Justice: Invasion, and the entire DC Nation programming block, is currently on hiatus until January 2013. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive Young Justice: Invasion content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Artist Christopher Jones Breaks Down Designing Brainiac For “Young Justice” Comic

The World’s Finest recently had the opportunity to interview Young Justice comic artist Christopher Jones about his design work for the famed villain Brainiac, currently appearing in the monthly Young Justice series published by DC Comics. The Young Justice comic title expands on the continuity of the acclaimed animated series of which its based, providing a more in-depth look at the characters and their world. The comic series is running a six-part “Invasion” arc, tying into the current season of the Young Justice animated series, and featuring a host of A-list heroes and villains.

Jones is no stranger to the DC Comics-inspired animated works. Not only is he the regular artist on Young Justice, but has provided artwork and even designed characters on past ‘animated’ titles such as Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and The Batman Strikes. The next issue of Young Justice, issue #22 and hitting shelves this Wednesday, brings the classic Superman foe to the forefront. Continue below for more from Jones …

[Young Justice Series Producer and comic writer Greg Weisman] had asked for a Brainiac that wasn’t as robotic-looking as the Gil Kane design from the late 1980s, preferring to get back to the look of a green alien with cybernetic implants. He just wanted an alien that looked more alien than a bald green guy – still humanoid but clearly not human.

My first pass at a design was more lean and lanky in an effort to emphasize the more intellectual nature of the character. I wanted to preserve the circular lights/nodes on the bald green head from the Silver Age version of the character, while referencing the animation designs from the DCAU (Superman, Justice League) and from Legion of Superheroes. I also wanted to reference the color scheme of the Silver Age Brainiac, while going more menacing and cyberpunk and less like an outer spece tennis ensemble. The one other design homage in the original version was the feet, which were a reference to the really uniquely-shaped feet of that 1980s robotic design. I respected Greg wanting to get away from that, but as I was quite fond of it, I wanted to reference it if I could.

This design was submitted and Greg loved the head but wanted the body to be beefier, as we were going to see Brainiac get into fist-fights with some heavy-hitter heroes. While I thought a Brainiac of this design trading blows with Superman at 8 feet tall would be plenty impressive, I was happy to take another stab at the design.

Since Greg was happy with the head, I largely left that alone although I made it slightly more square and aggressive-looking to suit the new body. I bulked up the shoulders, the arms, and the upper torso and generally tried to give Brainiac more “muscular” proportions, while trying to keep his body shapes streamlined and angular. I also redesigned the waist and hips to be more clearly a mechanical endo-skeleton, and not armor worn by a humanoid. I designed transparency into the shoulders for the same reason.

This version was approved is close to what is seen in the final comic. The only significant change is that I went back to the more rounded gauntlet shapes from the first version, and some minor surface detail.

It was a real delight to get to design a Young Justice version of such an iconic DC Comics villain!

Additional details on the Young Justice comic book series are available right here at The World’s Finest. DC Comics has recently announced the monthly Young Justice comic title will come to an end with issue #25, at the conclusion of the “Invasion” arc.

Young Justice #22, featuring Part #3 of the 6-issue “Invasion” storyline, arrives digitally and on shelves Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. Cover price is $2.99. Click here to view more artwork and content by Christopher Jones, including additional Young Justice material and much more.

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Details For “Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling” DVD Bonus Episodes

Warner Home Video has provided The World’s Finest with details for bonus episodes included on the upcoming Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One DVD release, hitting shelves January 22nd, 2013. The two-disc set will include ten episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network series, along with three additional bonus episodes from the fan-favorite Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. SRP for Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One is $19.97. Continue below for details on the three bonus episodes included.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Rise of the Blue Beetle!”

Batman and Blue Beetle team up to save an alien race from Kanjar Ro.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Fall of the Blue Beetle!”

Blue Beetle traces his legacy back to the original Blue Beetle, to learn why the Scarab has chosen him to share in it’s powers and become a super hero. The journey leads him to the dangerous Science Island where he battles legions of robots alongside Batman and learns the truth behind Ted Kord’s disappearance.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
“Revenge of the Reach!”

Blue Beetle is finally ready for a mission of his own and things go smoothly until he tries to deliver his captured villain to Oa, where he is attacked by the Green Lanterns! Blue’s scarab is revealed to be linked to an army of evil aliens known as the Reach–does he have the power to resist their influence?

Additional details on this DVD release, first revealed at The World’s Finest, are available here. Further package artwork is also available here.

Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling: Season Two, Part One will hit shelves on January 22nd, 2013 with the suggested retail price of $19.97. The above content is also available at The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

Young Justice airs two back-to-back episodes Saturday nights starting at 9:00pm (ET) on Boomerang, with encore presentations the following Sunday at 7:00am (ET/PT). Young Justice, along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the DC Nation programming block, is currently set to return to Cartoon Network come January 2013.

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