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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.

Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. More home video title news is coming, so check back soon!

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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)

“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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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.

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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.

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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!

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Goodman On “The Zeta Project: Season One” Sales, Future “The Zeta Project” Releases

While reception to the release was high among both fans and critics for The Zeta Project: Season One on DVD, it appears as though that did not translate to solid sales numbers for Warner Home Video. The World’s Finest was able to catch up with The Zeta Project creator Bob Goodman to discuss what this means for future home video releases of the cult-favorite animated series.

“I don’t have specific numbers,” says Goodman, “Word I’m getting is that sales [for The Zeta Project: Season One] weren’t great and as of right now they’re not planning to release season two.”

With Warner Home Video unlikely to produce a The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD release, Goodman notes that fans will miss out on some of the best episodes of the series.

“To me this is a huge bummer,” he continues, “I think we all did our best work in season two, and it would be a shame for those episodes – including ‘Absolute Zero,’ which was intended as the season one finale – to not get their day in the sun.”

Goodman also adds that bonus material slated for the The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD release has already been shot, but that will currently stay tucked away for the foreseeable future.

“All I can do now is hope sales pick up, or for some other reason they change their minds,” he concludes.

Bob Goodman would like to send his appreciation to The Zeta Project fans who have supported both the series and the The Zeta Project: Season One DVD release.

Stay tuned for updates.

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