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Package Artwork For Recent “Batman: Assault on Arkham” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a collection of select package images from the recent Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques for $19.98US, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

Click on the images for a closer look at the package artwork for the soundtrack release, created by the Warm Butter Design studio.

The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is now available starting at $19.98US. The compact disc soundtrack can be through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. Please note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

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The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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Second “The Batman Adventures” Trade Paperback Collection Coming June 2015

Initial details for upcoming comic collections slated for early-to-mid 2015 from publisher DC Comics have been released, and among them is the second trade paperback collection for the acclaimed 1990s The Batman Adventures series. The critically acclaimed comic book, which ran for nearly a decade through an assortment of revamps and reboots, featured stories which took place in continuity of Batman: The Animated Series. The Batman Adventures – Volume Two, set to replace the original out-of-print trade paperbacks released nearly twenty years ago, will include the Issues #11 – 20 of the original classic comic series and retail for $19.99US. The collection is slated to hit shelves June 2nd, 2015.

These early details are provided by DC Comics to an assortment of retail and online outlets to plan publishing initiatives for the next twelve months. Continue below for the initial details for this new The Batman Adventures collection.

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES VOLUME TWO

Writer: Kelley Pucket
Artist: Mike Parobeck

Summary: A special all-ages Batman collection! This graphic novel collects the serialized adventures from the classic Batman: The Animated Series, with appearances from The Joker, Batgirl, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Man-Bat and Scarecrow. From writer Kelley Puckett (Batman: No Man’s Land, Batgirl), these tales will connect with Dark Knight fans from 5 to 75! Collects Batman Adventures #11-20.

On Sale Date:
June 2, 2015

$19.99 USD / $23.99 CAD – 232 pages – Trade Paperback Comics

Please note that these details are subject to change.

The Batman Adventures – Volume Two, a ten-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come June 2015 for $19.99US. Stay tuned for additional updates on the release, including finalized details and package artwork. Details on the The Batman Adventures comic book series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

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Package Art For “DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime” DVD Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided updated package artwork for the new two-disc DVD compilation release collecting classic episodes of Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and Batman Beyond. The new DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime collection will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97 as part of the Justice League branded line. The two-disc DVD set will include thirteen episodes in total.

Continue below for the complete package artwork, along with product details and a rundown of episode content.

DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 7th, 2014 (10/7/14)

Synopsis:A collection of bad guys who are powerful and audacious enough to challenge the Justice League. These villains are not just threats to one super team, but the entire DC Universe! Featuring super villains from Lex Luthor, Sinestro to Darkseid.

Episodes:
Disc 1
1. Tabula Rasa, Part 1
2. Tabula Rasa, Part 2
3. Hearts and Minds, Part 1
4. Hearts and Minds, Part 2
5. Secret Society, Part 1
6. Secret Society, Part 2
7. The Return,

Disc 2
8. Divided We Fall
9. I am Legion
10. Dead Reckoning
11. The Great Brain Robbery
12. The Call, Part 1
13. The Call, Part 2

The two-disc DVD compilation collection DC Super-Villains – Justice League: Masterminds of Crime will hit shelves on October 7th, 2014 and retail for $19.97. Further similar released are expected from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment throughout the remainder of the year.

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Teletoon Airing Special Presentation Of “Justice League: War” Animated Feature

The Canadian network Teletoon is airing a special presentation of the 2014 direct-to-video movie Justice League: War during the network’s special free preview-week event on August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Justice League: War, part of the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, finds the superhero team teaming up to do battle against Darkseid. The animated feature will air as part of the network’s daily “Teletoon at Night” programming block.

Official details on the Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

Justice League: War
Teletoon, Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes – misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel, Justice League: Origin, by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glance into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”

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Justice League: War Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
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Justice League: Origin Comic Talkback (Spoilers)

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Justice League: War airs Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on the “Teletoon at Night” programming block as part of a special week-long free preview of the Canadian network Teletoon. Additional details on Justice League: War, including exclusive content and more, are also available at the The World’s Finest Justice League: War subsite.

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New “Batman: Assault On Arkham – Limited Edition” Soundtrack Release Available Today

The new Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is available starting today for the retail price of $19.98. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

The animated movie, the latest installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, features a story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download.

La-La Land Records, the specialty record label with thousands of soundtrack titles available for purchase, provided the following release details.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1316
Music by Robert J. Kral
Limited Edition of 1500 Units

STARTS SHIPPING AUGUST 26
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

ORDER BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION on 8/26 starting at 12pm (PST) at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composer Robert J. Kral at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding. Acclaimed composer Robert J. Kral (Green Lanrtern: First Flight, The Haunting in Connecticut, Duck Dodgers, Angel) returns again to the DC Universe with a dynamite action/thriller score that is the perfect compliment to this action-packed tale, based on the hit video game series, in which Batman infiltrates The Suicide Squad, who have been tasked to kill The Riddler. Scored like a contemporary, urban crime thriller by way of the Batman universe, this is a great listen! Produced by Robert J. Kral and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this is a special limited edition of 1500 Units features four exclusive tracks not available on the digital download version and liner notes from co-director Jay Oliva. Bat-riffic art design is courtesy of Dan Goldwasser.

TRACK LISTING:
Music By Robert J. Kral
1. Nygma’s Confrontation/It’s Batman 3:11
2. Criminal Montage 3:06
3. Task Force Indoctrination 2:42
4. Dropping Down 2:00
5. Gearing Up/Beer Room Challenge 1:51
6. Welcome Back Cowboy!* 1:05
7. Harley Arrested to Arkham 3:02
8. Infiltrating Arkham & Joker Assault 5:33
9. Killer Frost’s Kiss & Black Spider’s Microwave 2:00
10. Harley Bait & King Shark’s Work 1:28
11. Suicide Squad in the Big House 3:45
12. Batman’s Gotham & Property Room Access 2:59
13. Batman Fights Suicide Squad 2:12
14. Riddler Proposes a Cure* 1:14
15. Joker’s Out/Suicide Squad vs. SCU 3:35
16. Shocking Solution* 2:25
17. Joker Attacks Batman 1:41
18. Prisoners Released 2:46
19. Chopper Fight/Poison Ivy/The Batplane 2:03
20. Chopper Crash 2:25
21. Harley’s Rage* 0:57
22. Final Confrontations 2:08
23. Batman: Assault on Arkham End Credits 3:05

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 57:58
*album exclusive track

Plase note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year, including Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three from La-La Land Records. Details will be available soon.

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Batman: Assault on Arkham Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Assault on Arkham Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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First “Teen Titans Go!” Collection Coming March 2015 From DC Comics

Initial details for upcoming comic collections slated for early-to-mid 2015 from publisher DC Comics have been released, and among them is the first trade paperback collection for the current Teen Titans Go! comic series. The bi-monthly comic series is inspired by the popular Cartoon Network animated comedy/adventures series of the same name. Teen Titans Go! – Volume One, which will include the first six issues of the comic, will hit shelves on March 10th, 2015 and retail for $12.99US.

These early details are provided by DC Comics to an assortment of retail and online outlets to plan publishing initiatives for the next twelve months. Continue below for the initial details for Teen Titans Go! collection.

TEEN TITANS GO! – VOLUME ONE

Written by SHOLLY FISCH and others
Art by LEA HERNANDEZ and others

Summary: Based on the hit TV show, feast your eyes on this all-new, all-ages comic book series! Join Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven as they display their unique brand of hijinks, mayhem and justice! But giant pizza monsters aren’t the only dastardly and delicious villains on the menu…so dig in, Titans!

Collects Teen Titans Go! #1-6.

On Sale Date: March 10, 2015

$12.99 USD / $15.99 CAD – 128 pages Trade Paperback

Teen Titans Go! – Volume One, collecting the first six issues of the bi-monthly Teen Titans Go! comic book, is slated to hit shelves come March 2015 for $12.99US. Stay tuned for additional updates on the release, including finalized details and package artwork.

Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network. Stay tuned for further updates and more right here at The World’s Finest.

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Video Clip, Images For Next Week’s New Episode Of “Teen Titans Go!”

Cartoon Network has provided The World’s Finest with stills and a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode “Love Monsters,” airing Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 6:00pm (ET/PT). The half-hour comedy/adventure series – which features two 15-minute episodes – airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing at select times during the week. The new Teen Titans Go! segment “Love Monsters” will be paired with a broadcasting of a previously-aired episode. Teen Titans Go! follows the comedic adventures of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between the major battles.

View a clip from the new Teen Titans Go! episode in the video player below, followed underneath by a selection of still images.




Teen Titans Go!
“Love Monsters” airs Thursday, August 28th, 2014 on Cartoon Network

Raven warns the other Titans not to go near a box containing the Twin Destroyers of Azarath. Starfire can’t help it and opens the box, giving hugs and snuggles to the two tiny, adorable Destroyers … but love only makes the Destroyers stronger.

Teen Titans Go! © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Teen Titans and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week. Stay tuned for further updates and more right here at The World’s Finest.

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Details For “Batman: Assault On Arkham – Two-Disc Special Edition” DVD Release

Details have emerged for the Batman: Assault on Arkham – Two-Disc DVD Special Edition release, which is currently a Wal-Mart exclusive until Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. The animated movie, the latest installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, features a story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download.

Continue below for details on Batman: Assault on Arkham – Two-Disc DVD Special Edition, which will be available wide starting September 23rd, 2014. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and the Wal-Mart retail chain have an agreement which gives the retail giant exclusive selling rights to Two-Disc DVD Special Edition of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie title for six weeks.

Batman: Assault On Arkham (2-Disc Special Edition)
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Wide Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Synopsis: Welcome to Gotham City’s heart of darkness. At the center of the shadows rises Arkham Asylum, a festering depository of the vile, the dangerous and the delirious, with an ever-growing population courtesy of the Dark Knight. But when Batman foils the Riddler’s latest caper and a crucial piece of evidence needs to be secretly recovered from Arkham, the solution comes from an unexpected source: a covert government strike team assembled from Gotham City’s underworld. The assassin Deadshot leads the Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, King Shark and Black Spider, a roster of rogues who know Arkham Asylum and its residents all too well. Get ready for an all-out assault as Batman faces a fearless legion of criminals with nothing to lose. Some will live, some will die, and some just want revenge. It’s an unadulterated adventure through the criminal mind in the latest DC Universe animated movie.

Starring:
Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Martin Jarvis, Hynden Walch, CCH Pounder, Neal Mcdonough

Bonus Feature:
-Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie: Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
The Joker’s Queen: Harley Quinn
-From the DC Comics Vault: 2 Bonus Cartoons

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Details For Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season” Blu-ray Release

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has released official details for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray title. The collection, coming Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, will include 26 episodes from the second season of the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series. The title will be available through the official Warner Archive website for $24.95US, along with select retail outlets, and is now currently available for pre-order. Details for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray are available below, from the studio.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season

Synopsis: Braver. Bolder. Season two of Batman: The Brave and the Bold delivers more of the action you want, as the caped crusader continues to team up with heroes from across the DC Universe in this latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring nonstop adventure with a touch of comic relief, Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman frequently finds himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes at every turn, Batman must still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. With more action-packed antics and characters like Firestorm and Metal Men, season two features the voices of guest stars Julie Newmar (Batman), Adam West (Batman), Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris).

Running Time: 590 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.78:1
Format: Blu-ray
Audio Format: MONO
Box Type: Amaray Case

Unlike the previous second season DVD releases of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, this collection is set to include the controversial “The Mask of Matches Malone” episode. The episode, which was censored for content, was relegated to bonus content on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Complete Season Three DVD title, details of which are available here.

Batman: The Brave And The Bold – The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting September 9th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery. Details on how to order can be found at the official Warner Archive website.

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Preview For Next Issue Of “Teen Titans Go!” Series From DC Comics

DC Comics has released a preview for the next issue of the bi-monthly Teen Titans Go! comic title, hitting comic book and hobby stores tomorrow, August 19th, 2014. Teen Titans Go! #5, inspired by the popular Cartoon Network animated comedy/adventures series of the same name, collects two new 10-page stories. Each 10-page story is initially released monthly exclusively through digital outlets, including the DC Comics’ online store and Comixology, before being published for print every two months.

Teen Titans Go! follows the hilarious antics of the teenage superhero team as they deal with what happens between major battles. Details for the latest print issue of Teen Titans Go!, along with a preview, can be found below.

TEEN TITANS GO! #5


Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM
Art by LEA HERNANDEZ and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

How do Beast Boy and Cyborg kill time between missions? By making prank calls, of course! Plus: A package for Raven leaves the rest of the Titans asking, “What’s in the box?!”

The cover price is $2.99US. Teen Titans Go #5 is hits comic book stores Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 from DC Comics. It is currently available through digital outlets.

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