Christopher Jones Talks New “Parallel Man” Series, Working On Animated DC Comics Titles

The World’s Finest caught up with artist Christopher Jones to discuss Parallel Man: Invasion America, a new science fiction adventure comic book series from FutureDude Entertainment, and how his work on the Young Justice comic series – and other animated DC Comics titles – prepared him for this upcoming project. Jones has a long history with DC Comics, particularly when it comes to the animated adventures of the World’s Greatest Superheroes. And now, with Parallel Man: Invasion America #1 hitting shelves in comic book stores nationwide on October 8th, 2014, Jones is ready to take it to the next level. Continue on to the Q & A below to hear more from Jones himself!

The World’s Finest: First, before we go any further, can you give us a quick rundown on Parallel Man and why fans of your DC Comics work might want to check it out?

Christopher Jones: Parallel Man: Invasion America is a 7-issue mini-series about parallel worlds with a cast of great characters, lots of action and adventure, and a ton of cool gadgets and vehicles. The basic idea is that instead of a breakthrough that led to atomic weapons and power, another America breached the dimension barrier, gaining the ability to travel to parallel Earths. That America didn’t just win the war but dominated the globe, and by 2014 is known as the Ascendancy and controls an empire of 11 parallel Earths. As the Ascendency is about to move to annex our Earth, intelligence agent Nick Morgan goes rogue. He is being chased by Mackenzie Cartwright, who’s possibly my favorite character in the book.

For all the advanced technology the Ascendancy has accumulated from the worlds they’ve conquered and absorbed, their culture hasn’t really evolved since just after World War II because they’ve never really left their war footing. The Civil Rights movement never happened there. No advancement in the rights of women in their society. The general who created the dimension-hopping technology became president and founded a dynasty. The current Ascendancy president is his grandson, and his daughter Mackenzie Cartwright is his only child. She’s the heir-apparent in a man’s world, and serves as the only woman in an all-male military. Furthermore, she commands the Hellfighters – an all-black unit of commandos in the segregated Ascendancy military. It’s Mackenzie Cartwright and the Hellfighters who are sent after Nick Morgan when he goes rogue, in a chase that starts on our Earth and travels to the super-industrialized ChinaAmerica, to a world where the dinosaurs were never wiped out, and to a world where the only lifeform is a toxic fungus. And that’s just part of the first issue!

Each issue introduces new worlds and new characters, including the Scavengers – a group existing on the world that’s the dumping ground for all the undesirables from the Ascendancy worlds. We meet the Illinis Native American tribe on a world where Europeans never came to North America. And most importantly, we meet the Futurists – a group of scientists leading a resistance movement against the Ascendancy, trying to reclaim the technology they helped create from the imperialistic regime that is abusing it.

I think it’s all very cool and smart and exciting. The story is by Jeffrey Morris and Fredrick Haugen. Character designs are by myself with concept art by Eric Chu who worked on the new Battlestar Galactica, and the color on the book is by Zac Atkinson who I worked with on Young Justice.

In addition to the 7-issue comic, we’ve got games in development and are in production on a 12-minute pilot for an animated version which should be available online later in October. John Cho (Star Trek) is voicing Nick Morgan, Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is voicing Mackenzie Cartwright, and Lance Reddick (Fringe) is voicing Atlas, an AI assistant to Nick Morgan who becomes an interesting character in its own right. It all starts when issue #1 of Parallel Man: Invasion America launches on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. It’s available for pre-order through Diamond now at your local comic book retailer, and will be available digitally on Comixology.

WF: How would you compare your work on Parallel Man to your previous works?

CJ: I’ve drawn different books in a wide variety of styles over the years. Many of the titles I’ve worked on in recent years which I’m best known for were based on animation properties (Young Justice, The Batman Strikes!, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), and were drawn to resemble the show on which they were based. Other books I’ve done such as Batman ’66, Kolchak, and Re-Animator have been based on live-action films or TV shows. There I was trying to capture likenesses of lead actors and to evoke the look and feel of the show as much as possible. Other superhero comics I’ve done have been fill-ins or short one-off stories that didn’t seem well-suited for departing from what had gone before so I was just trying to draw versions of those characters that were rooted in what had gone immediately before.

So here, finally, is a chance to draw a comic that is it’s own thing. When I came onto this project there had already been some concept art done by Eric Chu (Battlestar: Galactica) and some vehicle design had been done, but I got to design all the characters from scratch, as well as uniforms, locations, props, all kinds of things. I’ve said that my Young Justice work was moving in the direction of being in “my own style” while still being anchored by the character designs from the show. Here now is a chance to see what my own style looks like unfiltered by other artists’ designs from an animated TV show!

And this is a sci-fi series about traveling to parallel worlds, so there’s been a lot of fun design work to be done in creating the different locations the story takes us to.

WF: Parallel Man is currently undergoing a bit of a media push, with games, soundtracks and merchandise. Can you explain to us the appeal of this character and why he deserves a little attention?

CJ: We’ve got a number of characters, actually. Despite the very singular-sounding Parallel Man title, even our lead character has two different aspects in this story! We are introduced to Nicholas Morgan (our Earth’s version of agent Nick Morgan). Nicholas is for from a super-spy; he’s a gamer geek who lives with his Grandfather Tobias, who has a connection to the Futurists and may just be the key to everything that is happening.

Parallel Man is packed with so many interesting ideas! The parallel worlds concept gives us so much to explore and has such limitless possibilities. So yes, we’re doing a 7-issue comic book mini-series to begin with. If it’s successful, we’d love to continue on from there. FutureDude is also developing a collectable deck card game and a mobile device/tablet game that are based on the concepts of Parallel Man and based on the look of the comic.

I also got to help develop and do storyboards for a 12-minute animation being produced as a pilot for the animated Parallel Man TV series we’d love to do. After years of clarifying that I worked on the Young Justice comic book but not on the TV show, I’d finally be able to say “Yes, I worked on the show!” The animation pilot will be available on-line in October, and a trailer is available right now.

WF: For fans who know you just from your animated comic work, why do you think they should give your work on Parallel Man a shot?

CJ: I think we’ve got a great-looking book with a ton of story packed into every issue. And if they liked my art on comics based on animated TV shows, here’s a chance to be a fan of the comic before the TV show happens! “Hey, I was a fan of Parallel Man before it was cool!” (Too late, it’s already cool.)

WF: Do you see a natural evolution to your artwork and storytelling abilities, looking at your older work to now? Do you tell stories differently (more panels, less, and so forth)?

CJ: So much changes depending on the needs of a particular project. The first issue of Parallel Man was already fully scripted when I came on board, with the rest of the series existing as an outline. For subsequent issues I’ve been doing layouts based on those outlines, giving me much more control over the visual storytelling. I’ve been trying to give the visuals a really cinematic flavor and have tried to limit the number of panels per page. Every time we go to a new location I try to do a big cinematic establishing shot, but it’s a real balancing act. We cover a lot of story in each issue and each page has to move the story forward.

But I think the projects I’ve done in the past have definitely had a lasting influence on my style and how I tell a story. My work has definitely become much more dynamic and expressive since doing so much animation-based work. A cartoonier drawing style I really think lets you focus more attention on the composition and design of a page. I like my action scenes to really move.

WF: How do you compare some of your earliest gigs to your current and upcoming work? Is it hard to believe just how far you’ve come in the last decade (give or take)?

CJ: It’s been a strange career trajectory if you go back more than a decade to my pre-DC Comics work. I started out drawing a lot of crime, horror and adventure comics. I really don’t have any professional superhero credits before the work I did for DC and Marvel. I was doing stuff like the Re-Animator movie adaptation, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and some other properties you likely wouldn’t know. The thing that got my foot in the door at DC were some samples I’d done for Warner Brothers Animation, which got me some fill-in work on Young Heroes in Love, a series DC was doing that was drawn in a fairly cartoony style. And that let to more and more in the same vein. And while I love all that material, especially The Batman Strikes! and Young Justice, I was getting to be known pretty exclusively for that kind of thing. It’s like getting typecast as an actor. You might be able to play more than one kind of role, but if that’s all you ever get offered, it’s all you’ll ever get the chance to do. So it’s exciting to get a chance to do something that’s removed from all that both in terms of visual style and subject matter.

WF: The Young Justice fanbase has been really loyal to the creators involved in both the television series and supporting comic. What is it about the characters and the fans that inspire such loyalty?

CJ: Aside from just being really well done, Young Justice offered strongly character-driven writing that with rich relationships between the characters. You saw those characters and relationships tested and changed by the adventures they had. That encourages a degree of investment in those characters from the audience you don’t often get in superhero material. Young Justice also had a remarkably large and diverse cast of characters – ethnic diversity and really strong female characters which is much rarer than it should be. When someone sees themselves represented in the cast of a show that’s huge. Young Justice offered a lot on so many levels. I was a huge fan of the TV show and was really proud of the work we did in the companion comic as well.

I really love the Young Justice fans. Meeting the Young Justice cosplayers and other fans as I travel to conventions continues to be such a joy for me. It’s really the gift from my association with that series that keeps on giving.

WF: Can you give us a rundown of your upcoming convention appearances? Let us know where we can find you!

CJ: Here are the rest of my appearances for 2014:

Cincinatti Comic Expo
September 19-21, 2014 – Cincinnati, OH

MCBA FallCon Comic Book Celebration
October 4, 2014 – St. Paul, MN

New York Comic Con
October 9-12, 2014 – NYC, New York

Grand Rapids Comic-Con
November 21-23, 2014 – Grand Rapids, MI

You can always find a list of my upcoming appearances at my official website.

WF: To wrap this up, can you give us one last sell on why Parallel Man: Invasion America #1 must be checked out when it hits shelves on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014?

CJ: The artwork is by my with color by my Young Justice collaborator Zac Atkinson. I think we’ve got some amazing world-building with a series jam-packed full of action and sci-fi concepts. And did I mention that the leader of the Futurists is a parallel world version of Carl Sagan, and that Carl’s real-world son Dorion Sagan is our scientific advisor for the comic book? It’s pretty cool stuff.

If you can’t find Parallel Man at your local comic shop, ask them to order it through Diamond. Otherwise, you can get it in digital form through Comixology! You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for your time, Chris!

Parallel Man: Invasion America #1 is will be available at comic shops and for digital download on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, from FutureDude Entertainment. The title currently is available for pre-order. Further updates on Jones and his assorted projects can be found at Christopher Jones Comic Art & Illustrations Blog.

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Details For December 2014 “Teen Titans Go!,” “Beware The Batman” DC Comics Titles

DC Comics has officially announced details for the new December 2014 issue of Teen Titans Go!, the bi-monthly all-ages comic series from DC Entertainment. The Teen Titans Go! comic book title, based on the Cartoon Network ratings hit of the same name, collects two 10-page stories per issue. 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. Details for the upcoming print issue of Teen Titans Go! can be found below.

TEEN TITANS GO! #7
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by BEN BATES and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become a teen idol himself! Plus: Cyborg gets an awesome new jacket!
Boo-yah!

Teen Titans Go!, the animated program of which the bi-monthly title from DC Comics title is based, airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network.

Continuing, DC Comics has also released details for an upcoming Beware The Batman trade paperback collection. The new Beware The Batman, Volume One collection includes all six issues of the short-lived comic book spin-off based on the CG-animated Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. Official details can be found be found below.

BEWARE THE BATMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by IVAN COHEN, MATTHEW K. MANNING, SCOTT BEATTY and MIKE W. BARR
Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO and DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale JANUARY 21 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

In this all-ages title based on the Cartoon Network series, Bruce Wayne and his butler, former secret spy Alfred Pennyworth, take on Gotham City’s worst evildoers! Batman’s skills will be put to the test against villains Professor Pyg, Man-Bat, Tobias Whale and more in stories from issues #1-6.

Beware The Batman, Volume One, a six-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come January 21st, 2015 for $12.99US. Beware The Batman airs Saturdays at 2:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim.

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New “The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition” Hardcover Collection Coming March 2015

Initial details for upcoming comic collections slated for early-to-mid 2015 from publisher DC Comics have been released, and among them is a new hardcover release of the classic The Batman Adventures: Mad Love one-shot. The critically acclaimed comic book, written by Paul Dini with art by Bruce Timm, features the origin of the wildly popular character Harley Quinn. The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition will include the original story plus an abundance of bonus material. The hardcover release is slated to hit shelves March 24th, 2015 for $17.99US.

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 this new The Batman Adventures: Mad Love presentation.

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE DELUXE EDITION

Writer: Paul Dini
Artist: Bruce Timm

Summary: Written and drawn by the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this Batman one-shot reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to the Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own!

Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition collects the comics debut of Harley Quinn, one of the most popular—and controversial—characters in the DC Universe. Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material, this new collection is a must-have for Harley fans everywhere!

On Sale Date:
March 24th, 2015

$17.99 USD / $20.99 CAD – 96 pages – Hardcover

Please note that these details are subject to change.

The Batman Adventures: Mad Love – Deluxe Edition, a new hardcover collection of the acclaimed origin story, is slated to hit shelves come March 2015 for $17.99US. 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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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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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. The collection is slated to hit shelves January 27th, 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 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.

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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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“DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures” Mini-Collection On Sale Now

The special DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures one-shot mini-collection, featuring four-full-length comic stories and one short, is now available at comic book stores, hobby shops and for digitial download. The 96-page DC Comics title pulls stories from the classic The Batman Adventures comic title, and its respective spin-offs and reboots, and retails for $7.99US. The Batman Adventures was a critically acclaimed comic book originally launched in the 1990s to coincide with the debut of Batman: The Animated Series. Featured writers and artists include Kelley Puckett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Mike Parobeck Bruce Timm, and more.

Continue below for the official details and cover artwork.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT, PAUL DINI and TY TEMPLETON
Art by TY TEMPLETON, RICK BURCHETT, TERRY BEATTY and BRUCE TIMM
Cover by MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
On sale JULY 30 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

Some of the best all-ages Batman stories ever are back in this new title collecting Batman Adventures #2 and 27, Batman: Gotham Adventures #2 and 4, and a short tale from Adventures in the DC Universe #3. Guest-starring Catwoman, The Joker, Two-Face and more!

The Batman Adventures ran for nearly a decade after its early 1990s launch through an assortment of revamps and reboots, and featured stories which took place in rough continuity of Batman: The Animated Series. The series featured work by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Kelley Puckett, Mike Parobeck, Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, Dev Madan, Joe Staton, Tim Levins, Scott Peterson, Dan Slott, and many others. More 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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Latest Issue Of “Teen Titans Go!” Series Now Available From DC Comics

The latest issue of the bi-monthly Teen Titans Go! comic title, from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. Teen Titans Go! #4, 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! #4

Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM
Art by CHRIS GUGLIOTTI and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP

As the Teen Titans engage in an epic game of “Go Fish,” the Hive-Five comes knocking at their door! Then, tired of finishing second, an ultra-competitive Robin comes up with a plan to show the rest of the Titans that he’s actually the best!

The cover price is $2.99US. Teen Titans Go #4 is now available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

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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!

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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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Sales Numbers For Complete “Beware The Batman” Comic Series

The sales numbers for all six issues of the Beware The Batman comic series, which ended publication in March 2014, are now available. The comic book, from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, was based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. Expanding on the continuity of the Beware The Batman cartoon, the comic spotlighted Batman as he faced off against the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana. The animated series is currently airing Saturday nights at 3:00am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim, recently returning to air after an extended broadcast hiatus.

Sales numbers for all six issues of the series can be found below.

Beware the Batman Issue #1 – 19,830
Beware the Batman Issue #2 – 10,368
Beware the Batman Issue #3 – 8,627
Beware the Batman Issue #4 – 7,226
Beware the Batman Issue #5 – 6,494
Beware the Batman Issue #6 – 6,069

After the standard second issue drop, where comic titles tend to drop between 30 – 60% of initial sales, the series fell an average of 12% per issue until its final month. Please note these numbers do not take digital or newsstand sales into account.

For the entire duration of the comic title’s run, the animated source material was on hiatus from Cartoon Network. The original report on the Beware The Batman‘s removal from the network schedule can be found here. The Beware The Batman comic series debuted in October 2014, releasing new issues on a monthly schedule until DC Comics cancelled the title with issue #6. A statement from DC Entertainment concerning the cancellation of the Beware The Batman comic book can be found right here at The World’s Finest.

For comparison, the final issue of the Young Justice comic series finished with just over 7,000 units sold for issue #25. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic finished below 5,000 with issue #14.

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