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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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Media From “The Best Of Green Lantern” DVD, Home Video Release Now Available

The World’s Finest has a first look at DVD media from the new The Best of Green Lantern DVD home video release, available below. The new DVD title from Warner Home Video, now on sale at all retail and online outlets, collects five different episodes from assorted DC Comics-based cartoons. Episodes from Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, The Batman and Batman: The Brave and The Bold are all included. Continue below for assorted media from the title.


Below are details issued from Warner Home Video for the DVD title.

The Best of Green Lantern

Synopsis: Together for the first time is the best of the Green Lantern in a single disc. Each Green Lantern has been chosen by the Guardians of the Universe and wields a power ring that can generate a variety of effects, sustained purely by the ring wearer’s strength of will; the greater the user’s willpower, the more effective the ring. The ring can be used for antigravity, space travel, flight, unleashing torrents of energy, translating alien dialects, and creation of green objects (constructs) of any shape. Across the years, the ring has been shown capable of accomplishing anything within the imagination of the ring bearer. This compilation contains 5 fan favorite action packed episodes that have been taken from other series.

Included Episodes:
In Brightest Day (Superman: The Animated Series)
In Blackest Night Part 1 (Justice League)
In Blackest Night Part 2 (Justice League)
Ring Toss (The Batman)
The Eyes of Despero! (Batman: The Brave and The Bold)

The MSRP for this release is $14.97. While The Best of Green Lantern is now available to own from Warner Home Video at all major online and retail outlets, it has been available since October 11th, 2011 – as a promotional tie-in for the home video release of the live-action Green Lantern theatrical film – at some retail outlets. Click on the link below to discuss this new DVD release.

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New Package Artwork For Upcoming “The Best Of Green Lantern” DVD Compilation Title

New package artwork and a new description for the upcoming The Best of Green Lantern DVD compilation title has been released by Warner Home Video. The upcoming release features five animated adventures from assorted cartoons focused on the Green Lantern lore. Continue below for a hi-res look at the package art, including a peek at the disc art, and the new release description details.

In brightest day, in blackest night, don’t let this collection escape your sight!

Being a cop is hard. Being a space cop is even harder. Join forces with four of Earth’s Green Lanterns – Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner – as they defend the universe from enemies like the treacherous former Lantern Sinestro, the alien monster manipulator Despero and the hordes of unstoppable robot Manhunters. This exciting collection features five of the best Green Lantern adventures drawn from four animated series and includes appearances by legendary DC Comics heroes Batman, Superman, the Justice League and the Green Lantern Corps.

Episodes:
In Brightest Day (Superman: The Animated Series)
In Blackest Night Part 1 (Justice League)
In Blackest Night Part 2 (Justice League)
Ring Toss (The Batman)
The Eyes of Despero! (Batman: The Brave and The Bold)

The MSRP for this release is $14.97. Warner Home Video is marketing this release as a tie-in to both the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series Cartoon Network series and the home video release of the live-action Green Lantern theatrical film. The Best of Green Lantern hits shelves on November 1st, 2011.

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Warner Home Video Announces New “The Best Of Green Lantern” Compilation DVD Title

Warner Home Video has released initial details on a special compilation DVD release spotlighting the DC Comics character Green Lantern. The Best of Green Lantern, collecting five different episodes of assorted DC Comics-based cartoons, hits shelves on November 1st, 2011. Continue below for a hi-res look at the cover art and official details.

The Best of Green Lantern

Synopsis: Together for the first time is the best of the Green Lantern in a single disc. Each Green Lantern has been chosen by the Guardians of the Universe and wields a power ring that can generate a variety of effects, sustained purely by the ring wearer’s strength of will; the greater the user’s willpower, the more effective the ring. The ring can be used for antigravity, space travel, flight, unleashing torrents of energy, translating alien dialects, and creation of green objects (constructs) of any shape. Across the years, the ring has been shown capable of accomplishing anything within the imagination of the ring bearer. This compilation contains 5 fan favorite action packed episodes that have been taken from other series.

Included Episodes:
In Brightest Day (Superman: The Animated Series)
In Blackest Night Part 1 (Justice League)
In Blackest Night Part 2 (Justice League)
Ring Toss (The Batman)
The Eyes of Despero! (Batman: The Brave and The Bold)

The MSRP for this release is $14.97. Warner Home Video is marketing this release as a tie-in to both the upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series Cartoon Network series and the home video release of the live-action Green Lantern theatrical film. The Best of Green Lantern hits shelves on November 1st, 2011.

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“Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” Featured In New Warner Bros. Entertainment Trailer

A new trailer released by Warner Bros. Entertainment features clips from the upcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature, along with clips from the live-action Green Lantern theatrical feature and Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game. The trailer is promoting three high-profile Green Lantern-themed projects from the studio. Click on the image below to view the trailer in the Quicktime format.

Click here to view the trailer for the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature. Click here to view the press details for the forthcoming Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature home video release, including a rundown of bonus content and artwork.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Green Lantern: Emerald Knights animated feature debuts June 7th, 2011 on Blu-ray disc and DVD from Warner Home Video. Stay tuned for a review of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights right here at The World’s Finest.

In continuing news, Teletoon has provided the following schedule details for episodes of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series slated to air on the Canadian network during June 2011, which include two new-to-the-network episodes of the acclaimed cartoon. Please note the episode details listed below are provided by Teletoon.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET)- “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”
Bat-Mite hosts a series of Batman’s most bizarre adventures including the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin, a Japanese-influenced Bat-Manga and a guest starring role from the Scooby Gang and Weird Al Yankovic.

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “The Malicious Mr. Mind!”
Batman and the Marvel family take on the evil Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society!

Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Death Race to Oblivion!”
Mongul holds Earth ransom, forcing its greatest heroes–and villains!–to race for the planet’s survival. It’s a crooked bargain wherein even if Batman wins, he dooms his fellow heroes–if the villains don’t doom them first!

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 7:00pm (ET) – “Aquamans Outrageous Adventure!”
Aquaman attempts to take a family vacation with Mera and Arthur Jr., but can’t resist helping heroes along the way. Just as he finally promises the family ‘no more heroics,’ Batman is trapped by the Pengiuin.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold airs every Friday at 7:00pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Friday” programming block, with Friday-premiering episodes re-airing Sundays at 8:30am (ET) as part of the “Action Block” programming block. Schedule details are subject to change without notice. Further details on this animated series can be found at The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Continuing, below are official descriptions and airdates for episodes of the classic Justice League animated series slated to air for June 2011 on Teletoon. Teletoon currently airs the first 26 episodes of Justice League in regular rotation. The information listed below is provided by Teletoon.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part One”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part One of Three.

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part Two”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part Two of Three.

Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “Secret Origins, Part Three”
J’onn Jonzz, the Martian Manhunter, comes to Earth to warn of an impending alien invasion. With the help of Superman and Batman, he gathers the world’s greatest heroes to fend off the seemingly unstoppable invading armada. Part Three of Three.

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 7:30pm (ET) – “In Blackest Night, Part One”
A squad of indestructible androids called the Manhunters arrives on Earth and arrests Green Lantern for interstellar atrocities and abuses of power. While the Manhunters take Green Lantern to appear before an intergalactic tribunal, the Justice League comes to his defense, trying to prove his innocence.

Justice League regularly airs every Friday at 7:30pm (ET) on the Teletoon “Superfan Fridays” programming block. Teletoon is expected to air new-to-the-network episodes of Justice League later this year. Click here for further details on the Justice League animated series.

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“Green Lantern” Animated Series Set For November 2011, Animated Feature June 2011

In further details made available from Time Warner Investor Day event, held yesterday in New York City, New York, comes confirmation of the premiere date for Green Lantern: The Animated Series along with confirmation of a new direct-to-video animated feature. The image below, from a presentation given at the Investor Day event, highlights upcoming initiatives for the “Green Lantern” brand. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look.


According to the above image, Green Lantern: The Animated Series is set to premiere November 2011 on Cartoon Network. The image also confirms the series will be a CGI-animated series. In addition to an animated series, a new as-of-yet untitled Green Lantern direct-to-video animated feature is set to debut June 2011 from Warner Home Video. Further details on both projects are expected in the near future.

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