La-La Land Records Announces “Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three,” “Batman: Assault On Arkham” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records has given The Worlds’s Finest a first look at two highly-anticipated upcoming soundtrack releases featuring music from the classic Batman: The Animated Series and the new Batman: Assault on Arkham animated movie. La-La Land Records is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman with the release of Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three and Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, by Robert J. Kral. The soundtracks will be available to order through La-La Land records and specialty outlets. The label hasn’t announced official release dates as of yet, but both are coming very soon, so stay tuned for details.

Continue below for La-La Land’s Batman 75th Anniversary graphic, celebrating the label’s past, current and future Batman releases!


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The above announced soundtrack releases from La-La Land Records are part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here. Click on the links below for subsites devoted to Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

-The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite
-The World’s Finest Batman: Assault on Arkham subsite

More details on La-La Land Records can be found at the label’s official website. La-La Land Records specializes in soundtrack releases highlighting the best music from television and film, both new and old. The label has been releasing soundtracks with material from assorted animated and live-action DC Comics-based projects since 2002.

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“Batman: The Animated Series” DC Collectibles Line Among DC Comics’ San Diego Comic-Con Plans

DC Comics has issued a press release announcing the publisher’s plans for their DC Collectibles line at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. DC Collectibles figures based on Batman: The Animated Series will be featured at the convention. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability. The San Diego Comic-Con convention is held every year, and focuses on a host of different genres and pop culture events.

Official details for DC Collectible at San Diego Comic-Con, along with a look at the Harley Quinn figure, are available below.

DC COLLECTIBLES UNVEILS A STELLAR NEW LINE-UP OF
TOYS AND COLLECTOR ITEMS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO

Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Arkham Knight, Arrow
Take Center Stage with an Array of New Product Offerings

DC Collectibles, the exclusive line of collector items from DC Entertainment, announced today a slate of new statues and action figures leading up to Comic-Con International: San Diego. Timed to the convention, DC Collectibles will unveil a new action figure line based on Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming videogame, Batman: Arkham Knight, all-new action figures based on Warner Bros. Television series’ Arrow (returns Wednesday, October 8th at 8/7c on The CW) and The Flash (premieres Tuesday, October 7th at 8/7c on The CW); and new action figures from Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures, among others. The new products will be highlighted during the DC Collectibles official panel on Thursday, July 24 from 10:00 – 11:00am PT in room 9.

Additionally, DC Collectibles will offer one “Con Exclusive” to be sold at Diamond retailer booths during the convention. This year, pick up a full color, limited edition Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn statue available for $124.95, standing approximately 9.25” tall.

DC Collectibles products that will be unveiled at Comic-Con International: San Diego includes:

-Batman: Arkham Knight action figures: Batman, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Arkham Knight
-Batman: The Animated Series / The New Batman Adventures action figures (wave three) The Creeper, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Robin
-The Flash action figure based on the Warner Bros. TV show on The CW
-Arrow action figures: Arrow (version one), Arrow (version two), Canary, Deathstroke, Dark Archer based on the Warner Bros. TV show on The CW
-Scribblenauts Unmasked figures (wave five and six)
-Designer Series Greg Capullo action figure (wave three)
-DC Comics Bombshells statues of Mera and Hawkgirl
-Man of Steel statue, art from Gary Frank
-Batman Black and White statues, art from Francis Manapul and Dave Johnson
-Wonder Woman Art of War statues, art from Cliff Chiang and Tony Daniel

To view these new products and DC Collectibles entire line of toys and collector items visit DC Entertainment’s booth #1915. DC Collectibles products are available in comic book shops everywhere and online at www.shopdcentertainment.com.

The DC Collectibles official panel will be moderated by John Cunningham and featured panelists include: VP Creative Services Kevin Kiniry, Director Creative Services Jim Fletcher, artists Greg Capullo (Batman), Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’L Gotham), and sculptor Jon Matthews.

Below is the list of show retailers where the Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn “Con Exclusive” statue will be available for purchase:

Booth # – Booth Name
1114 – A-1 Comics
3345 – Action Figure Xpress
4423 – Adventure Retail/ Source Comics
4120 – Atomic Toybox Entertainment
0814 – Cards & Comics Central
0737 – Comic Central
0615 – Comic Madness
1401 – Comics N Stuff
1016 – ComicStore.com
1105 – Danz Comics and Collektibles
4203 – Desert Wind Comics
1205 – Graham crackers
5523 – Mile High Comics
1807 – New England Comics
1206 – New Force/Bedrock City
0621 – Starbase Toys
5625 – Things From Another World
4734 – Toy Wars
3551 – Toynk.com
1014 – World’s Best Comics & Toys
4729 – Yes Anime

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here. Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for more details on this classic cartoon.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be located at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27. 2014 marks the 45th year for the show, making it the longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

Further convention schedule details can be found at the official San Diego Comic-Con website.

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DC Comics Provides Details For October 2014-Shipping “Teen Titans Go!,” “The Batman Adventures” Titles

DC Comics has officially announced details for the October 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! #6
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

What happens when the girls have a slumber party and don’t invite any of the boys? What about when Cyborg and Beast Boy plug their sweet new game console into the Tower’s mainframe computer? We’re glad you asked – but did you really think we’d give it away?!

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 the upcoming new The Batman Adventures trade paperback collection. The new Batman Adventures, Volume One collection will early include issues from the classic, critically-acclaimed 1990s comic series based on Batman: The Animated Series. Official details can be found be found below.

BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT and MARTIN PASKO
Art by TY TEMPLETON, RICK BURCHETT, BRAD RADER and MIKE PAROBECK
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

The first ten issues of the classic all-ages series are back in a new collection! Don’t miss these tales of the Dark Knight featuring appearances by The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Clayface, The Riddler and more!

Batman Adventures, Volume One, a ten-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come November 2014 for $19.99US. 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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New Details For Upcoming “Batman: The Animated Series” Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Comics has released new images and official details for upcoming DC Collectibles figures based on Batman: The Animated Series. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability. Official details for upcoming figures, all scheduled to ship before the end of the calendar year, are available below.

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN, THE JOKER, MAN-BAT AND POISON IVY ACTION FIGURES

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES ROBIN – 5.25″ TALL
22 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: ROBIN’S RECKONING PT. 1
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:
• Bola
• Additional Hands
• Additional Cape
• Grappling Gun


BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES THE JOKER – 6.25″ TALL
18 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: THE LAST LAUGH
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:
• Helmet
• Make Up Sponge
• Knife
• Pearl Necklace
• Telescope
• Joker Card
• Brick • Additional Hands
• Comb • Cologne Bottle


NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES POISON IVY – 5.5″ TALL
12 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: CHEMISTRY
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:
• Additional Hands
• Assorted Chemistry Bottles


BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES MAN-BAT – 6.75″ TALL
19 POINTS OF ARTICULATION
EPISODE: ON LEATHER WINGS
ACCESSORIES INCLUDE:
• Additional Set of Wings (Sculpt Shown)
• Pill Bottle
• Tape Recorder

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here. Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for more details on this classic cartoon.

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New Images Of Upcoming “Batman: The Animated Series” DC Collectibles Line

DC Comics has released new images from upcoming figures included in the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line, based on the acclaimed classic animated series. The Mr. Freeze and Two-Face figures have been officially scheduled for a November 2014 release, details of which can be found here, with the other figures slated for December 2014. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

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Official details on announced figures part of the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line can be found here.

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here.

For more details on Batman: The Animated Series, please visit the The World’s Finest subsite dedicated to the acclaimed cartoon.

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Details For Upcoming Animation-Themed Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Comics has released new images and official details for upcoming DC Collectibles figures based on an assortment of animation projects, including Batman: The Animated Series and Son of Batman, among others. DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability. Official details for upcoming figures, all scheduled to ship before the end of the calendar year, are available below.

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN, CATWOMAN, MR. FREEZE AND TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURES
CATWOMAN – BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – 5.5″
BATMAN – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.25″
MR. FREEZE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.75″
TWO-FACE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

The highly anticipated line from DC Collectibles is finally here! Based on the designs from the hit New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series comes the first wave of figures of Batman, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and Two-Face! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
$24.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN STATUE
BASED ON SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The Man of Steel from the popular Superman: The Animated Series rockets into your home with this latest installment in the popular line of statues celebrating the World’s Greatest Super Hero.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR: CYBORG ACTION FIGURE

Half-man, Half-machine, all awesome. The hero Cyborg battles the hordes of Apokolips with this action figure based on his designs from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Justice League: War!
CYBORG – 6.9″
* $19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES
SON OF BATMAN: DEATHSTROKE, BATMAN, ROBIN AND NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURES
ROBIN – 4.75″
NIGHTWING – 6.85″
DEATHSTROKE – 6.75″
BATMAN – 6.9″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

Based off designs of the much anticipated Son of Batman animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!

$19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here.

Click on the links below to check out The World’s Finest subsites dedicated to the inspiration for the DC Collectibles figures above.

-Batman: The Animated Series
-Superman: The Animated Series
-Justice League: War
-Son of Batman

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“DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures” Collection Coming July 2014

DC Comics has officially released details for their library of July 2014-shipping comic book titles, and included in the listings is a new The Batman Adventures-themed collection. DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures is a one-shot collection, slated for release on July 30th, 2014, featuring five stories pulled from the classic The Batman Adventures comic title (and its respective spin-offs and reboots). Cover price is $7.99US.

Continue below for the details for this new The Batman Adventures collection, including initial 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!

DC Comics Presents: Batman Adventures is slated for release on July 30th, 2014. The collection will retail for $7.99US.

The Batman Adventures was a critically acclaimed comic book launched in the 1990s to coincide with the debut of Batman: The Animated Series. Running for nearly a decade through an assortment of revamps and reboots, the comic title which featured stories which took place in 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.

DC Comics is also slated to release a full-length trade paperback collection of The Batman Adventures in late 2014. Initial details on that forthcoming release can be found here. 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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New Preview Images For Upcoming “Batman: The Animated Series” Figures From DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles has provided preview images for two figures from the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series 2014 line set for release by the collectable division of DC Comics. The preview images below provide a closer look at the sculpts used for the Mr. Freeze and Two-Face figures, both of which are slated to hit shelves later this year. DC Collectibles announced the release of a new line of action figures based on the highly influential Batman: The Animated Series cartoon earlier this year, part of DC Entertainment’s ongoing “Batman 75″ anniversary celebrations. The DC Collectible Batman: The Animated Series line will feature a selection of figures based directly from the character designs of the famed animated series, including Batman and his allies and enemies.

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The DC Collectibles team is using the actual original character design sheets used by the Batman: The Animated Series creative team to ensure the figures are as accurate as possible. All of the figures are in the 1/12th or 6-inch scale and will be accurately scaled in relation to Batman.

The press release announcing the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line can be found here. Figures based on Batman and Catwoman will also be released later this year. The Two-Face and Mr. Freeze figures will be available to own starting November 2014.

DC Collectibles is the exclusive collectibles division of DC Comics, manufacturing and marketing over 100 products every year. Ranging from action figures to cold-cast porcelain statues to finely detailed prop replicas, these products are based on the world famous DC Comics Super Heroes, the edgy stars of Vertigo, the timeless icons of MAD Magazine and some of the most popular licensed properties from TV, film and videogames. Available exclusively through comics shops and specialty retailers, the DC Collectibles line is highly regarded and sought after by fans and collectors for its superior quality and limited availability.

The DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series line is also as part of the year-long “Batman 75″ 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75″ can be found here.

Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for a host of content dedicated to the classic series.

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Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have issued a press release announcing initial details for the company’s plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. Plans include multiple home video release, animated features, and special initiatives. Since his creation and first published appearance, Batman has become arguably the most popular comic book character across the world. Highlights from the press release include special promotions for upcoming Batman-centric animated movie titles Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham, new DC Nation animated shorts by Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke, and special home video releases. Further details and the first look at the Batman 75 commemorative logo can be found below.

Warner Bros. Entertainment And DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

A Super Hero For Every Generation

Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

“Batman is an incredibly important property with multi-generational appeal across all of the Studio’s businesses, and we’re proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary,” said Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “From billion-dollar blockbuster films to TV, home entertainment, video games and consumer products, The Dark Knight continues to resonate with audiences worldwide and rightfully deserves his place as a global pop culture icon for the ages.”

Batman is the single most successful Super Hero film franchise in history and there have been more theatrical movies released based on Batman than any other comic book character. In video games, the Batman Arkham franchise is also the most successful Super Hero game concept ever. Batman consistently breaks records in every incarnation of his character and remains the gold standard by which all other comic book sales are measured.

“Batman is one of the greatest characters ever created, in comics or elsewhere, and even after 75 years he continues to wildly fascinate fans. He is an integral part of pop culture and has successfully captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The origin of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the famous citizens of Gotham are legendary and likely a story you know inside out, even if you’ve never picked up a comic book in your life, and that speaks volumes to the character’s immense popularity and the constructs of the original mythology.”

The first published adventure of The Bat-Man (as he was then known) was in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27, conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story. The character was so successful, that one year later the first comic book devoted exclusively to the Caped Crusader’s adventures, Batman #1, hit newsstands. In that issue, Batman battled The Joker and Catwoman for the first time.

Now, DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Pictures, Television, Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary 75th anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products.

The new commemorative logo, also released today across social media and websites, takes its cue from the famed Bat symbol, and features block-style lettering of “75 Years.” The mark will be rolled out on Batman-related promotions, products and initiatives.

Key activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration include:

*DC Entertainment – DC Entertainment has an action-packed year filled with new Batman titles, commemorative issues and variant covers, including the recently released special edition of Detective Comics #27 commemorating Batman’s first appearance in the book in 1939, the new weekly series Batman Eternal launching April 9, and upcoming exclusive Batman variant covers planned for San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Batman Day – DC Entertainment is also partnering with thousands of comic retailers, book stores and libraries for “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. Each location will host a Batman 75th anniversary celebration and offer fans a free, special edition Batman comic.

*Interactive Entertainment – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has invited celebrated fashion designer Asher Levine to create a cape and cowl based on the Batsuit of the recently announced Batman: Arkham Knight videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios. Favorite contemporary artists will have the opportunity to use the replicas as a blank canvas to produce their own, original interpretations of Batman’s iconic attire for an all new “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit that will be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

*Home Entertainment – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring fans an array of new Batman titles throughout the year, including the highly anticipated release of the Batman ’66 TV series for the first time ever. Other new releases include animated films Son of Batman (May 6) and Assault on Arkham (summer 2014). Additionally, a 25th Anniversary Edition of Tim Burton’s Batman feature film will be released in the fall.

*Animation – Warner Bros. Animation has created two all-new Batman animated shorts set for debut in April, with fan-favorite producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond) each presenting a unique and familiar take on the Batman animated universe. In addition, Timm will participate in a Batman 75th all-star panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on Saturday, April 19, which will also feature an exclusive premiere of Cooke’s animated short based upon Batman Beyond.

*Television –Warner Bros. Television is in production on the pilot episode of the highly anticipated Gotham, a new one-hour drama for FOX which explores the origin stories of eventual police commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland) will encounter a familiar cast of characters – including a young Bruce Wayne – as he fights to keep the city safe. Executive producer Bruce Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot, which is being directed by executive producer Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita)

*Pictures – As Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated in 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures will begin production of Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

*Consumer Products – Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with an array of licensees to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary through special edition and limited-release products. From the classic 1960s TV series to modern day comics, Batman’s presence will be larger than ever in celebration of his legacy through everything from toys to t-shirts.

*DCComics.com – For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, visit www.Batman75.com. The dedicated section on DC Comics’ website launches today with the Batman 75 Sweepstakes which offers one lucky fan a one-of-a-kind prize package.

The World’s Finest was the first website to report on the forthcoming Batman Beyond DC Nation animated short, as confirmed in the press release above.

Additional initiatives and promotions will be unveiled throughout the year. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest, including exclusive content and news.

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New “The Batman Adventures” Trade Paperback Collection Coming November 2014

Details for upcoming comic collections slated from publisher DC Comics for the remainder of 2014 and into early 2015 have been released, and among them is a new collection for the acclaimed 1990s The Batman Adventures series. 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. The Batman Adventures – Volume One, set to replace the original out-of-print trade paperback releases from nearly twenty years ago, will include the first ten issues of the original classic comic series and retail for $19.99US.

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. Continue below for the initial details for this new The Batman Adventures collection.

THE BATMAN ADVENTURES VOLUME ONE

Writer: Kelley Pucket
Artist: Ty Templeton, Martin Pasko, Mike Parobeck

Summary: A special all-ages Batman collection, this graphic novel collects the serialized adventures from the classic Batman: The Animated Series cartoon show! From writer Kelley Puckett (Batman: No Man’s Land, Batgirl), these tales will connect with Dark Knight fans from 5 to 75!

On Sale Date:
November 11, 2014

$19.99 USD / $23.99 CAD – 240 pages Paperback / softback / Trade paperback

Please note that these details are subject to change.

The Batman Adventures – Volume One, a ten-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come November 2014 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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