“Static Shock: The Complete Second Season” DVD Collection Coming May 23, 2017

Warner Archive will release Static Shock: The Complete Second Season to DVD come May 2017. The two-disc DVD brings the second season of Static Shock to home video for the first time. Static Shock follows the adventures of teenager Virgil Hawkins as he fights to keep Dakota City safe while juggling responsibilities at home, at school and with friends.

Static Shock: The Complete First Season is available to order from Warner Archive starting May 23, 2017 through the Warner Archive website, WB Shop and select digital outlets. Warner Archive recently released the first season of the acclaimed animated series to DVD in March. An official press release for the DVD title has yet to be issued, though Warner Archives has provided the following details below.

Static Shock: The Complete Second Season DVD
Release Date: May 23, 2017
MSRP: $24.99
Run Time: 275 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4 X 3 Full Frame | Original Aspect Ratio – 1.33:1
Audio: Stereo

Synopsis: Static Shock’s second season comes supercharged with new, dangerous metahuman menaces, an array of special guest stars, and more of its unique mix of high adventure and social drama.

The stakes are higher as Static gets drafted into “The Big Leagues” when the dynamic duo – Batman and Robin – travel to Dakota in search of The Joker (Mark Hamill). “Uncle J” to the metahumans, The Joker is wreaking his own special brand of “hilarious” havoc on the citizens of Dakota, giving Static (Phil LaMarr) the opportunity of a lifetime – to team up with his favorite super hero! Other superstar surprises this season include Static stints from none other than hoop hall-of-famer Shaquille O’Neal (Steel, 1997) and the Backstreet Boys’ A.J. McLean, on hand to lend some music-career advice to Rubberband Man. Things get a little more serious in the special episode entitled “Jimmy,” which addresses the issue of gun violence in school.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Archive are expected to release further details on this title. Static Shock: The Complete First Season is available to order from Warner Archive starting May 23, 2017 through the Warner Archive website, WB Shop and select digital outlets.

For additional details on Static Shock, please check out the Static Shock subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for more coverage on each release here at The World’s Finest and on The World’s Finest Twitter feed.

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Blu-ray, “Static Shock,” “The Zeta Project” DVDs

The World’s Finest has reviewed the new Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three Blu-ray and Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD titles from Warner Archive. For fans of DC Comics-based animated series, these are three titles that fans should definitely consider adding to their collection. Not only does Warner Archive bring the final episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and The Zeta Project to home video, the label finally gives Static Shock the attention it deserves with the complete first season finally collected. To check out each review – which includes images and a closer look at each respective title – click on the images below.

Please note Warner Archive provided The World’s Finest with review copies of each title.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three, Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two are all available to order directly from Warner Archive and from select digital retailers. Further details on each title can also be found in the reviews linked above.

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Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Static Shock: The Complete First Season DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

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Preview Image From Upcoming “Batman and Harley Quinn” Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature is spotlighted on the iTunes Extras page for the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is set to hit shelves come April 2017. No official details for Batman and Harley Quinn have been released as of yet, save for the movie title and Bruce Timm’s involvement as Producer, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks. Early details – including a trailer, cast, creative team and release date – are expected to be announced shortly. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title.

Please note the above image was taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

While the animated title does appear to use character designs from the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series, there is no official statement yet of whether or not Batman and Harley Quinn takes place in that continuity.

More details are forthcoming, so stayed right here at The World’s Finest for more on Batman and Harley Quinn, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie due out Summer 2017, in the coming weeks. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract debuts April 18th, 2017 on physical media and April 4th, 2017 on digital media. Both digital and physical releases of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will feature a preview of Batman and Harley Quinn.

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“Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” Comic Collection Coming July 2017

IDW Publishing and DC Comics announced a collection of the monthly Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic mini-series will hit shelves in July 2017. The mini-series, written by Matthew K. Manning with art by Jon Sommariva, has been a successful venture for the co-publishers, earning both critical and fan acclaim. In Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is currently available at your local retail and digital outlet. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TPB

Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Jon Sommariva

The Story: The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes! Villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Collects issues #1-6!

Bullet Points:
-The first Batman: The Animated Series new material since 2004 when The Batman Adventures concluded.
-Advance solicited for July release!

Release Date: July 2017
Cover Price: $19.99

Single issues of the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series are currently available at retail and digital outlets everywhere. The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures trade paperback collection will be available everywhere July 2017 for $19.99US.

The World’s Finest recently interviewed Matthew K. Manning on how this awesome mini-series came together, which can be found here. For more details on this series, including issue previews and more, check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Blu-ray, “Static Shock,” “The Zeta Project” DVDs Coming In March 2017

Warner Archive is slated to release new Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Static Shock and The Zeta Project home video titles in March. Both Batman: The Brave and The Bold and The Zeta Project will see their respective final seasons released while Static Shock will finally get a proper release of its first season. Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three, Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two will all be available to order from Warner Archive in March through the Warner Archive website, WB Shop and select digital outlets. Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be a Blu-ray title, while Static Shock and The Zeta Project will be DVD titles.

An official press release for all three titles has yet to be issued, but Warner Archives has released details on each, which can be found below.


Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Complete Season Three Blu-ray
Release Date: March 21st, 2017
MSRP: $21.99
Run Time: 297 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, Widescreen (16×9)
Audio: English (DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0)

Synopsis: Join the Caped Crusader and a wealth of DC’s finest as they team up to battle injustice in the third and final season of this cutting-edge series! Evil never sleeps in these diabolical schemes plotted by the world’s most infamous criminals, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Equinox and Ra’s Al Ghul! Fortunately, Batman and his many allies, including Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Wonder Woman, are always up for the challenge! Circle this globe and others, and even travel through time, in these 13 action-packed, fun-filled episodes!


Static Shock: The Complete First Season DVD
Release Date: March 28th, 2017
MSRP: $24.99
Run Time: 275 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: (Dolby Stereo 2.0)
Audio: Original Aspect Ratio – 1.33, Standard

Synopsis: Synopsis: Based on characters from the DC Comics series, superhero Virgil Hawkins and his classmates confront real problems and issues faced by today’s teens: peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse, urban neighborhood.

Meet Virgil Hawkins, a mild-mannered teen in the wrong place at the wrong time when a chemical explosion rocks the streets of Dakota City- changing him from supergeek to super-hero. Based on the Milestone/DC Comics property, this animated series about the adventures of the first African-American teenage superhero follows quick-witted Virgil, who finds himself imbued with electromagnetic superpowers after being exposed to a mutagenic gas. Taking on the guise of Static, an urban hero of his own creation, he must learn to control his powers, figure out how to patrol the skies at night and still make it home in time to study for school. Virgil’s greatest discovery becomes the real “charge” he gets out of helping people and making a positive difference as a super-hero in his community. The series confronts real problems and issues faced by today’s kids, including peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood.


The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD
Release Date: March 14th, 2017
MSRP: $24.99
Run Time: 269 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: (Dolby Stereo 2.0)
Audio: Original Aspect Ratio – 1.33, Standard

Synopsis: They created him to kill their enemies, but he refuses to destroy anymore…

Renegade “synthoid” Zeta (voice of Diedrich Bader, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), marked for reprogramming after developing a conscience and defying his evil orders, flees from a ruthless government agent. Capable of transforming himself at will into any human shape and possessing amazing cybernetic resources, Zeta joins Ro (voice of Julie Nathanson, Beverly Hills 90210) a 15-year-old street kid in her own kind of trouble with the law. In this spin-off from the blockbuster animated series Batman Beyond, futuristic vehicles, weapons and technology meld with the touching and humorous story of two misfits who need each other to survive in a dangerous world.


Warner Archive will also re-release The Zeta Project: Season One to DVD on March 14th, 2017. The original The Zeta Project: Season One DVD release, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, has long been out of print.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Archive are expected to release further details on these titles. For additional details on each series, please check out the Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Static Shock and The Zeta Project subsites right here at The World’s Finest. Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three, Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two will all be available to order from Warner Archive in March through the Warner Archive website, WB Shop and select digital outlets.

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“Vixen: The Movie” Coming May 23, 2017 to Blu-ray/DVD, May 8th, 2017 to Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued the following press release announcing the home video release of Vixen, the animated CW Seed series, slated to hit physical and digital media come May 2017. Continue below for the artwork and press details.

Follow the Path and Discover the Mystery
Vixen: The Movie
Feature Length Film Combines Acclaimed CW Seed Shorts with New Content for
Seamless Adventure Starring Voices from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash

Unleashing The Power Of The Animal Kingdom
On Digital HD on May 8, 2017
Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 23, 2017

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From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you the animated feature, Vixen: The Movie, on Digital HD on May 8, 2017, and on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. Vixen: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-rayTM and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.

Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new, never-before-seen content. The special features include a brand new featurette and two Vixen-focused episodes of Justice League Unlimited handpicked by super hero animation icon Bruce Timm.

Produced by Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, Vixen: The Movie features Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI Miami, The 4400, Damien) as the voice of Vixen/Mari McCabe. She is joined by the voices of Stephen Amell (Green Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Katie Cassidy (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) & Franz Drahmeh (Jax) collectively as Firestorm, and Brandon Routh (The Atom), reprising their roles from Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals – anything from the strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

“Vixen: The Movie gives fans the action sequences and the characters that they all fell in love with in Arrow and The Flash,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. We are very excited to release Vixen: The Movie for fans of the hit series and DC collectors, featuring never-before-seen content available exclusively to owners of the Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Vixen: The Movie Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc and a Digital HD copy of the movie.

Vixen: The Movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and is based on DC characters. Executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). James Tucker (DC Universe Original Movies, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the producer; Tucker and Curt Geda (Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond) are the directors. It was written by Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Keto Shimizu (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Brian Ford Sullivan (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Nolan Dunbar (Arrow), Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim, with Guggenheim and Shimizu serving as story editors. Vixen Season 1 debuted on August 25, 2015 on The CW’s online streaming platform, CW Seed. Season 2 debuted on October 13, 2016.

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
· Vixen: Spirit Animal featurette
· Bruce Timm’s Top Picks:
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Hunter’s Moon”
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Grudge Match”

DIGITAL HD
Vixen: The Movie will be available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download the film to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital HD copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros.’ digital studio. BRC develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. BRC programs include the live-action comedy Now We’re Talking, an UNINTERRUPTED Original Series for go90; the live-action comedies JoJoHead and Beerfest, as well as the animated Vixen plus the upcoming Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine for CW Seed; and the animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for Machinima. BRC also produces the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience with OTOY Inc. for the Mattel View-Master, among others.

Vixen and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Justice League Action” Series Premiere, New Video Clip

The World’s Finest has reviewed the four-part Justice League Action “Shazam Slam!” series premiere, the kick off for the latest animated series based on DC Comics’ fabled superhero roster. In short, Justice League Action “Shazam Slam!” is a promising kick-off for the new DC Comics-based animated series and, while it skews to a younger audience, there’s still plenty for fans of all ages to enjoy. More importantly, it reminds us that super heroes can be fun! To read the whole review, which is accompanied by new images and a clip, click on the image below.

Justice League Action kick offs with “Shazam Slam!,” airing Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Following that, new episodes of Justice League Action will premiere Saturday mornings at 7:30am (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, beginning Dec. 24. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network.

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“Justice League Action” Debuts Dec. 16th, 2016 on Cartoon Network, New Image and Clip

Cartoon Network has released premiere details and a clip for the debut of Justice League Action. The all-new animated series that will kick off with “Shazam Slam,” a four-part special event debuting, Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on iconic DC characters, Justice League Action will premiere new episodes Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, beginning Dec. 24. Complete details, along with a clip and a new image, can be found below, courtesy of Cartoon Network.

The World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes Return!
Justice League Action Premieres on Cartoon Network with a
Four-Part Special Event, Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

The world’s greatest DC Super Heroes are heading to Cartoon Network in the premiere of Justice League Action, an all-new animated series that will kick off with “Shazam Slam,” a four-part special event debuting, Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on iconic DC characters, Justice League Action will premiere new episodes Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, beginning Dec. 24.

In “Shazam Slam,” the villainous Black Adam battles Batman on the Rock of Eternity and unleashes a horde of Djinn determined to turn the Earth back to its pre-human, volcanic state. Affected by the otherworldly powers of these primordial monsters, Batman becomes possessed and is turned into a giant flying Batmonster laying waste to the Hall of Justice, with only Superman capable of taking the fight to the Dark Knight. One by one, the Justice League – with the help of Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) and The Wizard (voiced by Carl Reiner) – must hunt down and defeat each Djinn in order to yet again save the world from destruction.

Justice League Action marks the return of Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), beloved by fans worldwide as one of the most iconic voices of Batman, to a weekly animated television series. The series will also deliver an all-star lineup of regular and guest cast voices, including Mark Hamill as Joker, James Woods as Lex Luthor, Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold and many more iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) serves as executive producer, with Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as producers.

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John Takis Talks “Justice League,” “Batman” and “Caped Crusaders” Soundtracks with The World’s Finest

The World’s Finest pulled Producer John Takis aside to discuss his work on an assortment of 2016 DC Comics-based animated soundtracks from La-La Land Records, including the massive Justice League soundtrack release and the new Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders score release. Takis digs into how these titles came together, shares his thoughts on an assortment of different score releases, and how crucial it is for fans to support these releases. He also teases what could be coming down the pipeline for upcoming DC Comics animated-based soundtrack releases. To read the entire two-part interview, click on the image or respective links below.


Part One: Justice League & BatmanPart Two: Return of the Caped Crusaders

The soundtracks for Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and more are available from La-La Land Records and can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers. To discuss these releases, click on the discussion links below.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Interviews “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” Writer Matthew Manning

The World’s Finest caught up with writer Matthew Manning to discuss his work on the new Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series. The series, co-published by IDW and DC Comics, features the Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series and the Heroes in a Half-Shell from the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, thrust into an exciting animated adventure. On the eve of the six-issue mini-series’ launch, Manning was able to answer a few questions about what fans can expect from the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series, along with his influences, his other works and why this is going to be a mini-series fans will not want to miss.

Preview images from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 can be found at the end of the Q & A.

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Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 will be available November 9th, 2016 through comic shops and via digital. The series is a co-production between IDW Publishing and DC Comics.

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