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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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“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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