Preview Image From Upcoming “Batman and Harley Quinn” Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature is spotlighted on the iTunes Extras page for the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is set to hit shelves come April 2017. No official details for Batman and Harley Quinn have been released as of yet, save for the movie title and Bruce Timm’s involvement as Producer, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks. Early details – including a trailer, cast, creative team and release date – are expected to be announced shortly. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title.

Please note the above image was taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

While the animated title does appear to use character designs from the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series, there is no official statement yet of whether or not Batman and Harley Quinn takes place in that continuity.

More details are forthcoming, so stayed right here at The World’s Finest for more on Batman and Harley Quinn, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie due out Summer 2017, in the coming weeks. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract debuts April 18th, 2017 on physical media and April 4th, 2017 on digital media. Both digital and physical releases of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will feature a preview of Batman and Harley Quinn.

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“Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” Comic Collection Coming July 2017

IDW Publishing and DC Comics announced a collection of the monthly Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic mini-series will hit shelves in July 2017. The mini-series, written by Matthew K. Manning with art by Jon Sommariva, has been a successful venture for the co-publishers, earning both critical and fan acclaim. In Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is currently available at your local retail and digital outlet. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TPB

Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Jon Sommariva

The Story: The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes! Villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Collects issues #1-6!

Bullet Points:
-The first Batman: The Animated Series new material since 2004 when The Batman Adventures concluded.
-Advance solicited for July release!

Release Date: July 2017
Cover Price: $19.99

Single issues of the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series are currently available at retail and digital outlets everywhere. The Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures trade paperback collection will be available everywhere July 2017 for $19.99US.

The World’s Finest recently interviewed Matthew K. Manning on how this awesome mini-series came together, which can be found here. For more details on this series, including issue previews and more, check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“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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John Takis Talks “Justice League,” “Batman” and “Caped Crusaders” Soundtracks with The World’s Finest

The World’s Finest pulled Producer John Takis aside to discuss his work on an assortment of 2016 DC Comics-based animated soundtracks from La-La Land Records, including the massive Justice League soundtrack release and the new Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders score release. Takis digs into how these titles came together, shares his thoughts on an assortment of different score releases, and how crucial it is for fans to support these releases. He also teases what could be coming down the pipeline for upcoming DC Comics animated-based soundtrack releases. To read the entire two-part interview, click on the image or respective links below.


Part One: Justice League & BatmanPart Two: Return of the Caped Crusaders

The soundtracks for Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and more are available from La-La Land Records and can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers. To discuss these releases, click on the discussion links below.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Interviews “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” Writer Matthew Manning

The World’s Finest caught up with writer Matthew Manning to discuss his work on the new Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series. The series, co-published by IDW and DC Comics, features the Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series and the Heroes in a Half-Shell from the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, thrust into an exciting animated adventure. On the eve of the six-issue mini-series’ launch, Manning was able to answer a few questions about what fans can expect from the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures mini-series, along with his influences, his other works and why this is going to be a mini-series fans will not want to miss.

Preview images from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 can be found at the end of the Q & A.

Click on the image below to read the interview.




Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 will be available November 9th, 2016 through comic shops and via digital. The series is a co-production between IDW Publishing and DC Comics.

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews Soundtracks For “Batman,” “Justice League,” Animated Movies

The World’s Finest has published reviews for the Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four, Justice League, Batman: The Killing Joke and Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack titles, all released by La-La Land Records. In a nutshell, each soundtrack release is worth adding to one’s collection, with Justice League and Batman: The Killing Joke easily the stand-outs among all four reviews. However, all four titles are feature fantastic work and each deserve a spin. All soundtracks are currently available for purchase through the official La-La Land Records website and through most online resellers.

To read the reviews, please click on the respective images below.

Please note the review for the Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack can also be found on the Batman: Bad Blood subsite.

Each review above is part of a larger subsite dedicated to each highlighted property, with each including more exclusive content and features. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the days and weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest. Click on the links below to discuss each soundtrack release.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Killing Joke Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

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IDW Publishing Releases Details For “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” #1

IDW Publishing has released details on Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1, the first issue of the comic mini-series co-publishing venture with DC Comics. The six-issue series brings together the worlds of Batman: The Animated Series with the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. The series is written by Matthew K. Manning with artwork by Jon Sommariva. Issue #1 will hit retail and digital outlets on November 9th, 2016 with a cover price of $3.99US. Details and cover artwork are available below.

BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #1 (of 6)

Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Jon Sommariva

The Story: When villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham, Batman seeks to track them down. What happens when he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and entered the TMNT’s New York City?

Bullet Points:
-The animated worlds of the current TMNT Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series!
-The greatest all-ages crossover of all-time!
-Featuring villains and allies from both universes!
-The influential Batman: The Animated Series returns to comics!
-Variant covers by Hilary Barta, and Nick Bradshaw!

Release Date: November 9th, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Further details on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic mini-series can be found at the Batman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for additional content and coverage, including an interview with writer Matthew K. Manning, here in the coming weeks.

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IDW Publishing, DC Comics Announce “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures” Comic Mini-Series

IDW Publishing and DC Comics have announced the companies will co-publish Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, a comic mini-series slated to hit shelves later this year. The series will bring together the Batman: The Animated Series universe and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon universe for an all-new original series. The series was announced with another comics series, also to be co-published by IDW Publishing and DC Comics. The official press release for the upcoming series can be found below, along with a promotional image.

New Batman/TMNT Adventures
and Star Trek/Green Lantern Crossovers Forthcoming

IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment will continue their successful partnership and bring fans two new comic book crossovers based on some of their most popular properties, including a sequel to the smash-hit co-publishing venture Star Trek/Green Lantern and an all new crossover with animation-inspired versions of Batman and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will once again cross paths with the Green Lantern Corps in a sequel to last year’s Star Trek/Green Lantern series. The creative team of Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez will reteam for another epic space opera, this one picking up the new status quo where it left off and introducing additional cosmic heroes and villains familiar to fans of both series. This series is slated for a winter 2016 launch.

Following the recent success of Batman/TMNT, IDW, DC, and Nickelodeon are also happy to announce another pairing between the Caped Crusader and the Ninja Turtles: Batman/TMNT Adventures, coming this November. Based on the animated versions of both series, this storyline for fans of all ages will bring the Dark Knight of the beloved Batman: The Animated Series in contact with Nickelodeon’s animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The dynamic duo of writer Matthew K. Manning (Beware the Batman) and artist Jon Sommariva (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures) will team on the series.

“The previous Star Trek/Green Lantern and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossovers were a huge hit with fans of each of the characters,” said Hank Kanalz, DC SVP of Editorial Strategy and Administration. “Bringing these characters back again, and expanding Batman and the Turtles to the realm where they’re most recognized by comic fans and fans of the TV series will make for a great story that any fan can’t wait to read.”

“It’s always a blast to pair up beloved characters in comic series, and our recent pairings with DC have been especially satisfying on a creative level and in regards to fan satisfaction, too,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “We’re happy to extend both the partnership with DC and these particular storylines in new ways, and being able to bring Ciro Nieli’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the amazing animated Gotham envisioned by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski is just an added bonus.”

Stay tuned for more upcoming news regarding these massively popular pairings from two of today’s most premier comic book publishers.

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Stay tuned for further updates on the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic mini-series, arriving to retail and digital outlets come November 2016. For more information on Batman: The Animated Series check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest.

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La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: The Killing Joke,” “Justice League,” “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records is slated to release soundtrack titles for the Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature and the Justice League animated series, along with a fourth installment in their Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack series on July 26, 2016. The soundtracks, which will be a limited edition titles, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con will get a chance to pick up all three soundtrack titles early starting July 20, 2016 at La-La Land Record’s booth at Booth 4536, which will also include in-booth composer, author and artist signings, announcements about upcoming releases and promotional offers. Click on the artwork below for details – including complete track listings, pricing, autograph availability and more – on the three aforementioned soundtrack titles:




Other related La-La Land Record soundtrack titles slated to debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, before going wide on July 26, 2016, include Supergirl: Season One, The Flash: Season Two and the Wonder Woman single vinyl. Further details of each (along with many others) can be found at the official La-La Land Records website.

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La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman” Soundtrack

La-La Land Records is slated to release the soundtrack to the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman animated feature on March 29th, 2016. The soundtrack, which will be a limited edition of 2000 copies, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. The CD soundtrack release features the score work of Lolita Ritmanis. Click on the image below for a complete rundown of the track listing and additional information.

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