“Justice League: Gods And Monsters” Subsite Launched, “Batman: Arkham Knight” Review Added

First, a review for Batman: Arkham Knight has been added to the site, and can be viewed by clicking on the first image below. Is it a worthy conclusion to the Batman: Arkham franchise? You bet it is, so check out the review for an in-depth look at the game! Second, a subsite dedicated to the Justice League: Gods and Monsters animated movie has been launched! The subsite includes all three episodes from the first season of the Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles prequel series, images, exclusive content, and much more. Check that out by clicking on the second image below.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters arrives July 28, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

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First, a review for Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate has been added to the site, and can be viewed by clicking on the first image below. Is it a worthy addition to the Batman: Arkham franchise? Check out the review! Second, also added is the package artwork for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of Batman Versus Robin and Batman Unlimited. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at each, and stay tuned for subsites dedicated to each opening up in the coming weeks.

Batman Versus Robin arrives April 14th, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts arrives a month later, May 12th, 2015, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

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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!

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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.

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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 “Young Justice” Legacy” Video Game Now Available To Own

The new video game Young Justice: Legacy, based on the acclaimed Cartoon network animated series Young Justice, is now available to own on most major consoles. Young Justice: Legacy, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series that fills in the gap between the first and second season of the acclaimed animated series. Little Orbit is the studio publishing the highly-anticipated video game. The video game is now available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and on Steam. Click on the images below to view the cover art for the different console releases along with a product description.


Based on WB’s animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

More Young Justice: Legacy content, including the trailer and additional images and details, can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. Additionally, click on the image below to read The World’s Finest review of Young Justice: Legacy. Please note the review below is for the XBox360 release.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is now available to own on major home consoles and Steam. Young Justice: Legacy is based on the recent Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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New Images Released For Upcoming “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game

Publisher Little Orbit has provided The World’s Finest with a new set of images from the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game title, arriving tomorrow, November 19th, 2013 for most major consoles. Young Justice: Legacy, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series that fills in the gap between the first and second season of the acclaimed animated series. Little Orbit is the studio handling the highly-anticipated video game. The video game will launch for an assortment of consoles, including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and on Steam. Click on the images below to view the new images.

More Young Justice: Legacy content, including the trailer and additional images and details, can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. A description for the game can be found below.

Based on WB’s animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

Click on the image below to read The World’s Finest review of Young Justice: Legacy. Please note the review below is for the XBox360 release.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will hit most major home consoles and Steam on November 19th, 2013. Young Justice: Legacy is based on the recent Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Little Orbit Cancels “Young Justice: Legacy” Titles For Wii and WiiU Video Game Consoles

Publisher Little Orbit has announced the Wii and WiiU editions for the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game title have been cancelled. The Young Justice game will no longer hit the major Nintendo consoles, save for a Nintendo 3DS release. Slated to hit shelves on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action-RPG based on the recent Young Justice animated series that fills in the gap between the first and second season of the acclaimed DC Comics cartoon. Little Orbit confirmed Young Justice: Legacy will see definite release on the aforementioned Nintendo 3DS handheld console, along with editions for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam. Below is the publisher’s official announcement on the console cancellation.

“Based on several factors we’ve had to cancel the Wii and Wii-U versions of Young Justice: Legacy.

We regret that this decision will prevent some fans from playing the game and the finding out what happens in the story. There were a number of reasons ranging from quality issues to lack of retailer support, but know that we didn’t make this decision lightly. We are a fairly new company, and unfortunately both of these platforms presented challenges we couldn’t overcome.

Please accept our sincere apology.

We look forward to delivering the Xbox360, PS3, 3DS, and Steam versions in less than a month.”

More Young Justice: Legacy content, including the trailer and additional images and details, can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. A description for the game, originally announced in early 2012, can be found below.

Based on WB’s animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will hit most major home consoles and Steam on November 19th, 2013. Young Justice: Legacy is based on the recent Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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First Look At Superman In “Justice League: War,” Warner Home Video At New York Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided The World’s Finest with a new image from the upcoming Justice League: War animated feature, along with additional updates concerning the studio’s presence at the New York Comic-Con 2013. The new image from the upcoming direct-to-video Justice League: War animated feature spotlights a first look at Superman, along with appearances by Batman and Green Lantern. The upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie title, scheduled for release come Early 2014 from Warner Home Video, will be an adaptation of the “Justice League: Origin” storyline recently published by DC Comics. “Justice League: Origin,” written by Geoff Johns with artwork by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, kicked off the comic publisher’s current ongoing “The New 52” comic-line initiative. Click on the thumbnail below for a closer look at the image.

Main cast details for Justice League: War include Jason O’Mara as Batman, Alan Tudyk as Superman, Michelle Monaghan as Wonder Woman, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Justin Kirk as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Sean Astin as Shazam, and Steve Blum as Darkseid. Jay Oliva is the director for Justice League: War, with Heath Corson adapting the original “Justice League: Origin” comic book storyline.

Justice League: War is set for release come Early 2014 as part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video. Click here to discuss Justice League: War at The DC Animation Forum!

In additional updates, Warner Home Video has provided the following press release highlighting the studio’s presence at the upcoming New York Comic-Con 2013. New York Comic-Con is the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention, with show floors that play host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. The convention will be held October 10th – 13th, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York. Continue below for further details provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
invades New York Comic Con with Seven Super-Powered Panels/Premieres

Presentations include Justice League: War, Superman 75th Anniversary, Batman: Arkham Origins,
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics premiere, two Warner Archive Collection spotlights plus
Special Friday Night Paley Center event featuring Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Jason O’Mara, Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, Bruce Timm & Molly Quinn added to WBHE panels


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a fanboy buffet of super hero-inspired presentations to New York Comic Con this week, October 10-13, with the spotlight covering several exciting upcoming releases: the highly-anticipated animated film, Justice League: War; a star-studded salute to Superman’s 75th Anniversary, including the premiere of a Zack Snyder/Bruce Timm-produced animated short; the World Premiere of an all-new documentary, Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics; new revelations from Batman: Arkham Origins, the next installment in the blockbuster videogame franchise; insightful Warner Archive Collection panels on both Alex Toth and classic, yet forgotten TV super heroes; and Warner Archive Collection’s special Friday night panel featuring Batman: The Brave and the Bold at The Paley Center for Media.

The chronological schedule for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s seven panels, and two associated autograph sessions, is as follows:

Thursday, October 10
5:00-6:30pm
Room 1A06
World Premiere of Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics

Behind every great super hero is an even greater rogues gallery, and that’s where the spotlight lands in the all-new documentary, “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.” From the Joker and Deathstroke to Lex Luthor and Darkseid, the film investigates the inner-workings of the most nefarious collection of baddies in comics history. Join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment for the World Premiere of this compelling film, which is narrated by everyone’s favorite villain, Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings & Star Wars films). “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 25, 2013.

Friday, October 11
Noon-1:00pm
Justice League: War Autograph session
James Tucker, Jay Oliva, Andrea Romano (possible surprise guests)
Autograph area – Table 2

Friday, October 11
2:45-3:45pm
Theater 1D
First Look – Justice League: War

Be among the first to witness an extended look at Justice League: War, the latest addition to the popular line of DCU animated films. As an exclusive NYCC presentation, fans will be treated to full clips and lively discussion – courtesy of the new voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars), producer James Tucker (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Man of Steel), 8-time Emmy Award winning dialogue director Andrea Romano and some surprise guests from the all-star cast. Moderator Gary Miereanu will be handing out some unique prizes for a few lucky fans, and dropping a few intriguing tidbits about future DCU releases. Starring the voices of O’Mara, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Firefly, Suburgatory), Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III, The Bourne Supremacy), Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) and Sean Astin (LOTR films), Justice League: War will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in early 2014.

Friday, October 11
7:00-8:30pm
The Paley Center for Media (25 West 52nd Street)
Warner Archive, Paley Center for Media celebrate New York Comic Con with Batman: The Brave and the Bold event

Warner Archive and The Paley Center for Media, in conjunction with New York Comic Con, present an evening of Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Friday, October 11 at 7:00pm. Join the voices of Batman and Aquaman, respectively, Diedrich Bader (Office Space, The Drew Carey Show) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time), producer James Tucker, 8-time Emmy Award winning dialogue director Andrea Romano, Warner Archive podcasters Matt Patterson & DW Ferranti, and moderator Gary Miereanu as they take an in-depth look at the popular Warner Bros. Animation series – in anticipation of its Warner Archive Blu-ray release in early November. Limited tickets are available to fans via a special lottery – send an email to BatmanBATB@gmail.com with body copy listing ONLY your name & email address to enter for tickets.

Saturday, October 12
12:30-1:30pm
Theater 1D
Superman 75th Celebration

As the most recognizable superhero in the world, Superman has flown high in film, TV, radio, animation, video games and, of course, comics for 75 glorious years. Join a star-studded panel covering the gamut of Supes’ incarnations as they discuss the beloved character’s many personifications, impressive history, and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment. You won’t want to miss the World Premiere of a special 75th Anniversary animated short created by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and Superman: The Animated Series producer Bruce Timm (who will be on-hand to present the short). Award-winning writer Scott Snyder, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio, comics icon Paul Levitz and Mike Carlin, Creative Director/Animation, DC Entertainment will anchor the panel alongside stars of film and television, including Castle star Molly Quinn, the voice of Supergirl. As a perfect complement to the panel, make sure you tour the special “Superman 75” costume exhibit on display as part of the DC Booth all weekend at NYCC.

Saturday, October 12
5:30-6:30pm
Room 1A03
Hanna-Barbera and the Designs of Alex Toth

What do Space Ghost, The Herculoids, The Mighty Mightor, Shazzan and Thundarr all have in common? Besides being classic Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoons, they all feature unforgettable character designs by the legendary Alex Toth. Join longtime comics writer/editor/educator Danny Fingeroth and all-knowing, fan-favorite Warner Archive Podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti for a salute to this animation sensation and his iconic influence on Saturday mornings.

Saturday, October 12
7:45-8:45pm
Theater 1E
Batman: Arkham Origins

Witness the next installment in the blockbuster videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman™: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight.  Don’t miss the lively panel discussion between WB Games Montréal Creative Director Eric Holmes and actors Roger Craig Smith (Resident Evil) and Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us), the voices of Batman and The Joker, respectively, moderator Lucas Siegel and other surprise guests. Be on the look out for new NYCC-exclusive reveals! Batman: Arkham Origins will be released worldwide on October 25, 2013.

Sunday, October 13
Noon-1:00pm
Warner Archive Collection: Almost Forgotten Heroes – Autograph session
Jerry Ordway, signing special Shazam poster
Autograph area – Table 2

Sunday, October 13
1:30-2:30pm
Room 1A10
Warner Archive presents “Almost Forgotten TV Heroes”

Did you know there were two TV Wonder Women BEFORE Linda Carter’s turn beneath the tiara? Or that none other than Ed MacMahon roasted members of the Justice League – on prime time TV? With Smallville’s triumphant 10-season run still fresh in our memories, and a certain Man of Steel soaring high in the cinema, Warner Archive think it’s worth a look at some lesser known super-shows. Join renowned writer/artist Jerry Ordway and Mike Carlin, Creative Director/Animation, DC Entertainment alongside the ever-informed, fan-centric Warner Archive Podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu as they take a look at the syndicated Adventures of Superboy (from  the producers of Superman: The Motion Picture and featured scripts from some of comicdom’s most noted scribes), Cathy Lee Crosby’s superspy version of Princess Diana, Hanna-Barbera’s notorious live-action primetime Superfriends: Legends of the Super Heroes and clips from some choice “super” pilots.

New York Comic-Con is the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention, with show floors that play host to the latest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, and the screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Stay tuned for additional updates and coverage on New York Comic-Con 2013 right here at The World’s Finest!

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“Batman: Arkham Origins” coming to all major video game consoles October 25th, 2013!

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Upcoming “Young Justice: Legacy” Video Game Pushed Back To November 2013, New Platforms Announced

Publisher Little Orbit has informed The World’s Finest that the upcoming Young Justice: Legacy video game title has been pushed back to November 19th, 2013. Young Justice: Legacy, released in conjuncture with Warner Bros. Interactive, is an Action-RPG based on the popular Young Justice animated series that fills in the gap between the first and second season of the acclaimed animated series. Little Orbit also revealed that the title will also now be available on to own on the Wii and Nintendo 3DS systems on top of the previously mentioned PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii-U and Nintendo DS consoles and PC.

“They will have the same original story line written by [producers] Greg [Weisman] and Brandon [Vietti], but will take advantage of the touch screen ability offered by Nintendo,” said a representative for Little Orbit. “We know fans have been waiting a long time for this game, but the doubling of available platforms is something fans have been asking for and we are happy that we are able to make it happen.”

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More Young Justice: Legacy content, including the trailer and additional images and details, can be found at the The World’s Finest subsite. A description for the game can be found below.

Based on WB’s animated series airing on Cartoon Network, Young Justice: Legacy is an Action RPG where players control multiple characters in a squad created from 12 possible team members to explore, fight, gather experience, and level up. It will feature both solo and multiplayer missions that follow an epic plotline spanning many locations all across the DC Comics world of Earth-16.

A renowned archaeologist, Dr. Helena Sandsmark, is kidnapped, and the Young Justice team tracks a group of the Light’s most notorious villains around the globe in an effort to rescue her. But when the young heroes discover the Light is exploiting Dr. Sandsmark’s expertise to locate fragments of an ancient statue of legendary power, they must race against time to save the planet from imminent disaster.

Young Justice: Legacy was originally supposed to hit shelves in Early 2013 before it’s first delay, timed with second season of Young Justice. This current delay is its second.

Young Justice: Legacy, released by Little Orbit through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will hit all major home consoles and PC on November 19th, 2013. Young Justice: Legacy is based on the recently-concluded Cartoon Network animated series inspired by the DC Comics characters. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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