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DC Comics Launches “Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay” Digital First Mini-Series

DC Comics is rolling out the digital-first mini-series Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, a twelve-chapter comic sequel to the upcoming DC Universe Movie animated title of the same name. The first issue of the digital title is available starting March 21, 2018. Press details, along with preview images from the first issue of the DC Comics Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay digital title, are available below. The actual Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Please note the content below may contain spoilers for the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie.

THERE IS HELL TO PAY
IN THIS NEW SUICIDE SQUAD COMIC SERIES,
AND IT BEGINS RIGHT NOW

Today [March 21, 2018], DC kicks off a brand-new Digital First series with Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, a sequel story to the upcoming animated film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The comic series from writer Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) will follow Amanda Waller as she looks for an escape – from death. The first chapter is available now.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay“Our story picks up immediately after the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated film, and Waller is still on a personal mission to save her soul – and she’s willing to put the Suicide Squad through hell to do it,” says Parker. “This time, the Squad goes way out of their element and around the world to face supernatural and ancient forces – and yes, Harley is in there too!”

Amanda Waller’s Task Force X has completed another mission­ – and in her opinion, the prize was worth the price they paid. But with the Spectre closing in to take Waller’s soul, she must find a new means of escaping death. Now looking to Jason Blood as a possible ally, Waller may face a revolt from her own team for this latest addition to the Squad. Is membership in the Suicide Squad really better than imprisonment at Belle Reve?

The weekly series will run for 12 chapters, written by Jeff Parker, beginning with illustrations from Matthew Dow Smith, with future chapters from artists Agustin Padilla, Stefano Raffaele and Cat Staggs.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay – Chapter 1 is available today across digital platforms. Check it out on ReadDC.com, comiXology.com, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes.

About the movie:
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is the next film in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The new, original story finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay arrives March 27 on Digital and April 10 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.

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Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay – Chapter 1 is now available at digital outlets, with a print collection of the mini-series coming later in 2018. Check out images from the upcoming animated movie at the dedicated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay subsite. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman And Harley Quinn” Comic Collection Coming March 2018

DC Comics has announced a special hardcover collection of the recent Batman and Harley and Harley and Batman digital comic titles, based on the 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn DC Universe Original Movie title, will hit shelves in March 2018. The twelve issues digital comic series featured a five-part Harley Quinn and Batman prequel segment, covering events leading up to the animated movie, and a seven-part Batman and Harley Quinn sequel segment exploring the film’s fallout. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

Batman and Harley Quinn

Written by: Ty Templeton and others
Art by: Rick Burchett and others
Cover by: Ty Templeton

The Story: Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a sequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film! Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realizes The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean…joining Batman? Collects Batman and Harley Quinn digital chapters #1-12.

Release Date: March 7, 2018
Cover Price: $24.99

Single issues of the Harley Quinn and Batman and Batman and Harley Quinn digital comic titles are currently available through DC Comics, Comixology and other digital comic retailers.

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“Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Trailer, Press Details

Warner Bros. Animation has provided The World’s Finest with the trailer, press details and package artwork for the upcoming Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated feature. Batman joins the Mystery Inc. gang to catch a gaggle of villains wreaking havoc in the all-new animated feature produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD and Digital. Continue below for the trailer, press details and package artwork.

MYSTERY INC. & THE DARK KNIGHT UNITE AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND DC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE

SCOOBY-DOO! & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD

ON DVD AND DIGITAL STARTING JANUARY 9, 2018
TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER 45 YEARS IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED FILM


The ultimate crime-solving combination reunites when Batman joins the Mystery Inc. gang to catch a gaggle of villains wreaking havoc in Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new original film will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital.

Super sleuths Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won’t know who the ultimate villain is until those “meddling kids” pull off the mask!

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The BoldAvid Scooby-Doo fans know this isn’t the first time the Caped Crusader has partnered with Mystery Incorporated. Forty-five years ago, Batman (and Robin) were the featured guest stars in a pair of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Premiering in 1972, the renowned detectives worked to solve crimes together in the hour-long television movies entitled The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair and The Caped Crusader Caper.

Diedrich Bader, who voiced the Dark Knight in the fan-favorite Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated television series, reprises his role for this all-new film alongside the longtime Scooby-Doo voice cast of Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo & Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne and Black Canary), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Kate Micucci (Velma). The guest cast includes Jeff Bennett (Joker), Jeffrey Combs (The Question), John DiMaggio (Aquaman), Nika Futterman (Catwoman), Nicholas Guest (Martian Manhunter), John Michael Higgins (The Riddler), Tom Kenny (Penguin, Plastic Man), Kevin Michael Richardson (Detective Chimp), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy) and Fred Tatasciore (Harvey Bullock).

Jake Castorena directs the teleplay by Paul Giacoppo, based on a story by supervising producer James Tucker. Michael Jelenic is the producer. Executive Producer is Sam Register. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

“Scooby-Doo continues to be one of the most popular kids’ brands in the Warner Bros. canon, and we are thrilled to reunite the gang with Batman, the ultimate crime-stopper,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family and Animation Marketing. “Fans and families of all ages are in for a treat – and hopefully some Scooby snacks, too – when watching this all-new original movie on DVD and Digital.”

Digital
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be available to own on Digital starting January 9, 2018. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray®  and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 

For much more coverage on Batman: The Brave and The Bold – including extensive interviews and production content, along with exclusive interviews, commentary and much more – check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD and Digital. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Teen Titans Go!” Animated Theatrical Feature Set For July 2018

The hit Cartoon Network animated series Teen Titans Go! is getting a big-screen theatrical release, with the movie set debut on July 27, 2018. Plot details for the animated feature, spinning out of the successful comedy series, are not known as of yet.

The movie is expected to include the same cast and creative team from the Cartoon Network series. More details will be released in the coming months, including a first look at the movie in late 2017/early 2018. Production on the Teen Titans Go! animated series, currently in its fourth season, is not expected to be hampered by the movie.

Cartoon Network describes Teen Titans Go! as follows:

Teen Titans Go! features Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures. The character-driven comedy series focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic mayhem of the animated series is punctuated by pranks and the occasional need to fight crime, but it will also deal with the everyday issues of adolescence. With epic staring contests to decide who does the laundry, a series of quests and battles to construct the perfect sandwich or fighting crime in Jump City , one thing is for sure, these Titans will always be ready for an adventure inside the house and out.

The principal voice cast for Teen Titans Go! consists of Scott Menville as the voice of Robin, the slightly power-mad perfectionist and leader of the Teen Titans. Then, Hynden Walch voices Starfire, an alien struggling to fit in; Tara Strong voices Raven, the sardonic, deadpan demon girl; Greg Cipes returns as the slightly dim but always loveable loafer, Beast Boy; and Khary Payton provides the voice of Cyborg, a laidback kid who is half teen, half robot.

Teen Titans Go! airs on Cartoon Network multiple times during the week, but with new episodes debuting Fridays at 6pm (ET/PT). Stay tuned for select further coverage of Teen Titans Go! in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman vs. Two-Face” Hits Digital On October 10, 2017, Blu-ray And DVD On October 17, 2017

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided details for the upcoming home video release of Batman vs. Two-Face, the second animated movie based on the 1960s live-action Batman TV series. When the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity and halt his evil-doing. Batman vs. Two-Face arrives on Digital HD on October 10, 2017, followed by a physical release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 17, 2017. The press release, along with box art and trailer, can all be found below.

POP CULTURE ICONS ADAM WEST & WILLIAM SHATNER UNITE
TO VOICE THE TITLE CHARACTERS FOR AN ALL-NEW, ACTION-PACKED, ANIMATED FILM,
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT’S

BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE

COMING OCTOBER 10, 2017 TO DIGITAL
AND OCTOBER 17, 2017 TO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK & DVD

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP).

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

Batman vs. Two-FaceThe late Adam West leads the star-studded cast in his final performance as Batman. The beloved actor delivers an inspired turn opposite fellow pop culture icon William Shatner (Star Trek) as the criminally conflicted Harvey Dent/Two-Face. This is only the second production of any kind to feature the two titans of the fanboy realm together. West and Shatner first teamed in the 1963 “Alexander The Great” television series that never made it past the pilot.

The cast also boasts two more pop culture icons of the 1960s. Burt Ward is back for more “holy” fun as the Boy Wonder himself, Robin, and Tony Award winner Julie Newmar reprises her role as the fiendish feline, Catwoman.

The voice cast includes Jeff Bergman (Joker, Bookworm, Desmond Dumas), Sirena Irwin (Dr. Quinzel), Thomas Lennon (Chief O’Hara), Lee Meriwether (Lucilee Diamond), William Salyers (Penguin), Lynne Marie Stewart (Aunt Harriet), Jim Ward (Hugo Strange, Commissioner Gordon), Steven Weber (Alfred, Two-Face henchmen) and Wally Wingert (Riddler, King Tut).

The core Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders filmmaking team reprises their roles for Batman vs. Two-Face. Rick Morales (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Tucker and Jelenic and also Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.

Batman vs. Two-Face is a must-have for all Batman fans featuring a cavalcade of his foes, and an amazing cast including two giants of pop culture, Adam West and William Shatner,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to bring these beloved characters to animated life, and proud to have been associated with an actor as impressive, gracious and entertaining as Adam West. We salute his extensive contributions to the legacy of the character, and we are greatly appreciative of his cooperation and support in bringing this animated film to fruition. He will be greatly missed.”

Special Features for Batman vs. Two-Face include:
-“The Wonderful World of Burt Ward” (featurette) – Spotlighting Burt Ward’s life away from acting – particularly his many benevolent activities, and his lifelong devotion to the health and welfare of dogs.
-Adam West Tribute Panel/2017 Comic-Con International 2017 – At the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego, a panel celebrated the life and times of the late Adam West, the legendary “Bright Knight.” Fans laughed, cried and cheered as actress Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 1966 Batman movie), director/writer/actor Kevin Smith, actor/radio personality Ralph Garman, producer James Tucker and moderator Gary Miereanu captivated the audience with anecdotes and tales about Adam West.
-Actors Burt Ward and Julie Newmar discussing various aspects of their lives, ambitions and inspirations.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Batman vs. Two-Face will be available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting October 17, 2017, Batman vs. Two-Face will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL
* Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman vs. Two-Face and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray®  and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 

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