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A Message From The World’s Finest

First off, apologies for the rather bland subject line up there. It comes off more ominous than it should. Sorry about that! Anyways…

With 2014 now done and over with, the last news story from The World’s Finest has officially been posted up. As I mentioned on this site a year ago, it’s time to ease back on the overall workload of this site, and that starts with wrapping up the daily news post for the foreseeable future. Thousands and thousands of news posts, including three straight years of news posts at least five days a week, without a single weekday missed. And, with 2015 now here, that ends as The World’s Finest will return to its roots as an unbeatable resource for fans. An archive of content, a collection of materials covering a host of different shows and movies, a wealth of information – call it what you will, but The World’s Finest will be embracing that once again.

What does that all encompass? Well, don’t get alarmed … it’s all good! As the site shifts into a content destination, certain aspects of the site will stop while an emphasis will be placed on others. Daily news posts will cease, as I said, and no new subsites will be added to the site as of this time. Does that mean the end of updates and new material? No – there will always be new content added here, but the site will now just be easier for me to manage.

Site updates will continue going forward, reviews will still be posted, more content will be added (images, behind-the-scenes material, etc.), along with the odd interview. However, now, the site updates will now fall more onto the resource side of things. As I said, there will be no new additional subsites added to The World’s Finest going forward, with the possible exception of smaller pages dedicated to installments of the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Assorted DVD, Blu-ray, and other media releases will also still be covered. A new Batman: The Brave and The Bold Blu-ray? We’ll cover and review it – 100%. New soundtrack release? We’re on it – count on it. The only thing really changing is the end of daily news posts (which, honestly, it didn’t seem like a lot of people noticed anyway, given how so many stories broken here went unnoticed or stolen over the years).

A lot of factors played a role in this decision. For one, this site is too unwieldy for one person to handle. I cover about 95% of the work on the site, the forums and social media outlets. This includes emails, press work, reviews, finding reviewers and content, all of that. I spend many hours a day working on this site, volunteering countless hours. Juggling that with a regular job, a family, etc., and, well, something has to give. I have more responsibilities than ever before and there are just not enough hours in the day. But I can’t just abandon the site – no way. Given how long I’ve been working on this site, from its first iteration back in 1997, and how attached I am to it, I opted not to pass the torch. I did ask for help, more than a few times, but no one came to bat. So, I opted to scale the site responsibilities down to its skeleton in order to keep it going. I am expecting to reduce my presence and update rate overtime, though. The forum duties will be passed over to someone else entirely, for example. Still, with this, I’m able to balance my workload easier, have a bit of a better life, and explore other options.

This site is not going away. It’s not going anywhere. It’s going to stay right here. There’s no way I could let it go, anyways. All the content that you see here is not budging an inch. The only thing really changing is the removal of daily news updates and an easing back on the frequency of updates. This site will always be here for you to access and explore. In fact, to this day, there are some nifty secrets still not uncovered here on the site, which tells me there’s plenty for all of you still to explore.

For those worried, this isn’t the end. All you need to do is keep an eye on the “Site Updates” section to see that. Over the next few days, you’ll see the main page here change a little. The news will be replaced with links to the major site sections here, and the daily news shuffled off into an archive (where it will be readily accessible to look through). All portions of this site, I think, will be more easily accessible for those wanting to look around and just see what we have to offer. This site is the biggest DC Comics-animation (and Batman animation) site out there to this day, and I doubt that’ll change, even with the evolving trends of internet culture. But hey, no matter how much all of that changes, The World’s Finest will always be right here.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to drop a line. The social media portals for The World’s Finest will remain up until I decide what to do with them. I can be easily reached there, or through the contact links scattered throughout the site here. If all that fails, just catch me on the forums.

I’d like to express a quick “thanks” to all the folks who have helped me over the years. Zach, Ian, James, Barry, Eileen, Brian, Michael and a wealth of other people I can’t thank enough. This seems like a nice moment to tip my hat to them as I follow the site through a few minor changes and lifts. For your daily news fix, which plenty of you are clearly already getting elsewhere, I suggest you keep it tuned to Toonzone and DCAU Resource. The forums right here are also a good spot for any developments or concerns, as well. I may post the odd piece up from time to time there.

And that’s all from me for now, folks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. Don’t hesitate. That’s what I’m here for. Thanks!

-James

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New Printing Of Classic “Teen Titans Go!” Comic Collection Now Available

A new printing of a classic Teen Titans Go! comic collection is now available at comic book stores and hobby shops. Teen Titans Go!: Titans Together, featuring issues #27-32 of the original Teen Titans Go! series, hits shelves today – Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 – for $12.99. The original Teen Titans Go! comic title was based on the fan-favorite Teen Titans animated series, which originally aired from 2003 to 2006. The creative team for the majority of the popular comic’s run was writer J. Torres and penciller Todd Nauck. The series ran for 55 issues, wrapping up in 2007.

Continue below for further details on this release, with information directly from DC Comics.

TEEN TITANS GO!: TITANS TOGETHER TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by J. TORRES
Art by MIKE NORTON, TODD NAUCK and others
Cover by TODD NAUCK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

The all-ages collection featuring TEEN TITANS GO! #27-32 is back in print, with the team’s battles with Jinx, Mas y Menos, Dr. Light and more! Plus, appearances by the Doom Patrol and Nightwing!

Click here for further details on the classic Teen Titans Go! comic series. Additionally, info on the Teen Titans 2003 animated series can also be found right here at the The World’s Finest Teen Titans subsite.

Teen Titans Go!: Titans Together, a collection of the classic Teen Titans Go! comics series – not to be confused with the current comedic Teen Titans Go! series, is now available to own. Stay tuned for further news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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DC Comics Reissuing Classic “Teen Titans Go!” Collection For October 2014

DC Comics has released details for their upcoming September 2014 slate of comic titles, and among them is a reissue of a collection of the classic Teen Titans Go! series. Teen Titans Go!: Titans Together collecting issues Teen Titans Go! #27-32, will hit shelves at the start of October 2014 for $12.99. The original Teen Titans Go! comic was based on the fan-favorite Teen Titans animated series, which originally aired from 2003 to 2006. The creative team for the majority of the comic’s run was writer J. Torres and penciller Todd Nauck. The series fan for 55 issues, wrapping up in 2007.

Continue below for further details on this release, with information directly from DC Comics.

TEEN TITANS GO!: TITANS TOGETHER TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by J. TORRES
Art by MIKE NORTON, TODD NAUCK and others
Cover by TODD NAUCK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

The all-ages collection featuring TEEN TITANS GO! #27-32 is back in print, with the team’s battles with Jinx, Mas y Menos, Dr. Light and more! Plus, appearances by the Doom Patrol and Nightwing!

To check out further details on the classic Teen Titans Go! comic series, check out the The World’s Finest. Additionally, info on the Teen Titans 2003 animated series can also be found right here at the The World’s Finest Teen Titans subsite.

Teen Titans Go!: Titans Together, a collection of the classic Teen Titans Go! comics series – not to be confused with the current comedic Teen Titans Go! series, hits shelves October 1st, 2014 for $12.99. Stay tuned for further news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Best Of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics” Three-Disc DVD Set Now Available

A three-disc set collecting an assortment of DC Comics-based cartoons from the the past 90 years is now available to own from Warner Home Video. The Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics three-disc set features episodes from different animated series including Justice League Unlimited, Superfriends, Batman: The Animated Series, among many others. The MSRP of the three-disc DVD collection is $26.99. Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics is part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties. A collection of menu stills and package artwork images can be found below, along with an official description of the product, exclusive to The World’s Finest.






Best of Warner Bros. – 25 Cartoon Collection DC Comics
Product Description:

A collection of classics in a league of their own! It’s a heroic hall of fame as all your favorite DC Comics crime fighters are here in an all-new 3-disc collection that bursts from the Warner Bros. vault! Legendary heroes, infamous villains and daring deeds await as Superman confronts old enemies in “Little Big Head,” Batman battles to take back Gotham City in “Legends of the Dark Knight” and the Justice League suit up for adventure to battle “Chaos at the Earth’s Core.” Victory is sure to be yours with 25 action-packed episodes that helped contribute to 90 Years of Warner Bros. cartoon magic, It’s a timeless celebration with something for every hero of your family!

Episodes:
Superman (A.K.A. The Mad Scientist)
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 1
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 2
The Death of Superman
The Seeds of Doom
Mad Love
Legends of the Dark Knight
Heavy Metal
Little Big Head
Out of the Past
For the Man Who Has Everything
The Doomsday Sanction
Chaos at the Earth’s Core
Destroyer
Epilogue (Batman Beyond tie-in)
Go!
Terra
The Streaky Story
Man of Tomorrow
The Golden Age of Justice!
Revenge of the Reach!
Clash of the Metal Men!
Independence Day
Misplaced
Reboot

The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection three-disc DVD release, a collection of 25 animated episodes starring assorted DC Comics characters, is now available to own for the MSRP of $26.99. The collection, part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties, highlights an assortment of series from DC Comics lengthy animation history. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

Please note that The World’s Finest has returned from the FanExpo 2013 convention and, as such, there may be interruptions in regular website and social media updates this week.

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Initial Details For “The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection” DVD Release

Warner Home Video has announced the release date and initial details for the two-disc The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection DVD release, a collection of 25 animated episodes starring assorted DC Comics characters. The two-disc set will hit shelves August 27th, 2013 for the MSRP of $26.99, and is part of the studio’s ongoing celebration of acknowledging its best properties. The two-disc set includes episodes from Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Young Justice, and more. Cover artwork and a breakdown of included episodes can be found below, directly from the studio.

Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection – DC Comics

Episodes:
Superman (A.K.A. The Mad Scientist)
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 1
The Bride of Darkseid, Part 2
The Death of Superman
The Seeds of Doom
Mad Love
Legends of the Dark Knight
Heavy Metal
Little Big Head
Out of the Past
For the Man Who Has Everything
The Doomsday Sanction
Chaos at the Earth’s Core
Destroyer
Epilogue (Batman Beyond tie-in)
Go!
Terra
The Streaky Story
Man of Tomorrow
The Golden Age of Justice!
Revenge of the Reach!
Clash of the Metal Men!
Independence Day
Misplaced
Reboot

Further details, including product description and more, are expected to be released soon.

The The Best of Warner Bros. – DC Comics Collection two-disc DVD release, a collection of 25 animated episodes starring assorted DC Comics characters, will hit shelves August 27th, 2013 for the MSRP of $26.99. The collection highlights an assortment of series from DC Comics lengthy animation history. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo” Feature Returning To Cartoon Network For August 2012

The 2006 direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature is slated to air next month on Cartoon Network. The animated feature returns for a special presentation on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 11:00am (ET/PT), following the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. Official details on the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature are available below.


Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Cartoon Network, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 11:00am (ET/PT)

When a high-tech ninja attacks Titans Tower, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy spring into action. Robin finds out that the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, and the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down.

Further details on the direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature can be found at the Teen Titans subsite here at The World’s Finest. The direct-to-video animated featured originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2006 before arriving on DVD in 2007.

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Boomerang Returns To The First Season Of “Teen Titans” Animated In October 2011

A regular fixture of the Boomerang network, the specialty Cartoon Network spin-off channel will be returning Teen Titans to its first season in October 2011. The network is currently cycling through all 65 episodes of the acclaimed animated series that ran for five seasons on Cartoon Network, from 2003 to 2006. The current Teen Titan episode cycle will come to an end at 11:00pm (ET) on October 26th, 2011 with the episode “Things Change.” The network will then air the debut episode of Teen Titans, “Divide and Conquer,” immediately afterwards at 11:30pm (ET) on the same day. Teen Titans currently airs daily from 11:00pm – 12:00pm (ET) on Boomerang. Continue below for more schedule details.

Teen Titans
October 26th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Divide and Conquer”

Cyborg quits the Teen Titans after getting into an argument with Robin, and allowing Cinderblock to escape. Cinderblock returns to his mysterious boss Slade with his prize: a sleeping inmate who becomes the monstrous Plasmus whenever he is awakened.

Teen Titans
October 27th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Sisters”

Starfire’s sister, Blackfire, seems to click with all the Titans better than she does but possesses a secret of which they are unaware. Deciding that her sister fits better with the group than she does, Starfire decides to quit the Teen Titans

Teen Titans
October 27th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Final Exam”

Gizmo, Mammoth and Jinx – members of Hive Academy – try to make an impression on Slade by taking out the Titans. This forces the Titans to learn how to work together in order to be victorious.

Teen Titans
October 28th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Forces of Nature”

Dark clouds blow in, bringing Thunder and Lightning, two stormy brothers looking for a good time. Unfortunately their idea of fun is wrecking everything in sight. Meanwhile after one of Beast Boy’s practical jokes misfires, Beast Boy learns his lesson.

Teen Titans
October 28th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “The Sum of His Parts”

Cyborg is reminded he’s not completely human, when his power cell dies during a wild junkyard battle with the Amazing Mumbo. The Titans fear Mumbo has taken their friend, and search the city for Cyborg. But Fixit, a cybernetic hermit who finds and repairs broken things, finds Cyborg.

Teen Titans
October 29th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Nevermore”

Raven’s creepy tantrum of crackling black energy leaves Dr. Light begging for mercy, and the Titans see a new side of Raven- her temper. But, when Cyborg and Beast Boy find a Mysterious Mirror in Raven’s room, they’re suddenly transported to a strange nightmare world that’s somehow connected to Raven.

Teen Titans
October 29th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Switched”

Starfire and Raven don’t really “get each other.” Star doesn’t understand Raven’s repression, and Raven can’t deal with Starfire’s emotional outbursts. But when The Puppet King imprisons Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy inside wooden puppets and takes control of the boys’ bodies. The girls are going to have to understand each other — if they want to survive.

Teen Titans
October 30th, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Deep Six”

When a mysterious amphibious villain called Trident makes off with a boatload of dangerous Toxic Waste, the Titans hop into the T-SUB and go on an undersea adventure to put a stop to Trident. This is Beast Boy’s big chance to morph into all sorts of undersea animals and show the team what a big hero he really is. But unfortunately another big hero shows up to steal the spotlight: a good-looking water-breathing teenage do-gooder named Aqualad.

Teen Titans
October 30th, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Masks”

Slade sends a team of Robotic Commandos to steal a high-tech chip. Now Robin is more determined than ever to find out who Slade is — and what he’s planning. But while Robin is obsessively researching his arch-nemesis, a mysterious new bad guy called Red X tries to steal the same chip.

Teen Titans
November 1st, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Mad Mod”

The Titans awake to find themselves captured as prisoners of Mad Mod, a madcap bad guy in a psychedelic suit. Mad Mod has decided to teach the teens a lesson, creating a massive mind-bending school full of optical illusions and brain-washing hypno-screens. Will the Titans be “re-educated” and lose their minds in the process?

Teen Titans
November 1st, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Car Trouble”

Cyborg has just finished building the vehicle of his dreams: the super-cool, super-fast, ultra-high-tech T-Car. But before Cyborg can take it out for a spin, the Titans are called to an electronics superstore where Overload, an electrical menace, is wreaking havoc. But after the Titans capture Overload, Cyborg freaks because the T-Car is gone. A wild adventure unfolds as the T-Car changes hands from bad guy to worse guy.

Teen Titans
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:30pm (ET) – “Apprentice, Part One”

Who is Slade? And what is he planning? The questions that have been keeping Robin awake at night are about to be answered. Slade contacts the Teen Titans and unveils his master plan: A Chronoton Detonator – – a sinister-looking high-tech device has the ability to stop time… forever. The Titans spring into action on a mad hunt to find the Detonator before it freeze-frames the entire city.

Teen Titans
November 2nd, 2011 at 11:00pm (ET) – “Apprentice, Part Two”

With no signs of Robin since Slade’s “Chronoton Detonator” turned out to be a fake, the four remaining Teen Titans search the city for their missing leader. But their search is cut short when the Titan signal alerts them to a new villain in town.

Teen Titans currently airs daily from 11:00pm – 12:00pm (ET) on Boomerang, save for occasional special programming pre-emptions. Teen Titans will be pre-empted on Octoebr 31st, 2011 due to special holiday programming. The above schedule is subject to change.

Check out the The World’s Finest Teen Titans subsite for further details and content on this acclaimed animated series. Stay tuned for further updates and more here soon at The World’s Finest.

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“Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo” Feature Returning To Cartoon Network Later This Month

The 2006 direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature is slated to air later this month on Cartoon Network. The animated feature returns for a special presentation on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 at 11:00am (ET) as part of the special weekend of superhero-themed programming on Cartoon Network. Official details on the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature are available below.


Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Cartoon Network, Sunday, July 24th, 2011, at 11:00am (ET)

When a high-tech ninja attacks Titans Tower, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy spring into action. Robin finds out that the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, and the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down.

Further details on the direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature can be found at the Teen Titans subsite here at The World’s Finest. The direct-to-video animated featured originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2006 before arriving on DVD in 2007.

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Cartoon Network Schedules “Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo” For New Year’s Eve

The 2006 direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature is slated to air in prime-time during Cartoon Network’s special movie-themed New Year’s Eve programming. The animated feature is scheduled to air Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 6:00pm (ET), one of the many features the network has scheduled for the day. Official details on the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature are available below.


Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Cartoon Network, Friday, December 31st, 2010, at 6:00pm (ET)

When a high-tech ninja attacks Titans Tower, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy spring into action. Robin finds out that the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, and the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down.

Further details on the direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo animated feature can be found at the Teen Titans subsite here at The World’s Finest. The direct-to-video animated featured originally premiered on Cartoon Network in 2006 before arriving on DVD in 2007.

Teen Titans can still be seen on Cartoon Network and the spin-off specialty network Boomerang. Stay tuned for further schedule updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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