Month: September 2009

Details On Upcoming Issue Of “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” Animated Comic Series

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for their December 2009 library of releases, including details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #12, the comic series based on the popular animated series of the same name. Further information on Batman: The Brave and The Bold #12, scheduled to ship in December 2009, can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12

Written by: Landry Walker
Art by: Eric Jones
Cover by: Eric Jones

Its our very special Final Christmas issue! Batman must team up with Adam Strange in order to save Earth, Rann, the Universe and Christmas before reality as we know it is destroyed forever! On sale December 16th, 2009. Cover price is $2.50 US.

DC Comics has also released advance details for the upcoming trade paperback release Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Volume One, scheduled to hit shelves in January 2010. Further details on this new collected edition, collecting the first six issues from the series, are available below.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – VOLUME ONE TP
Written by: Matt Wayne and J. Torres
Art by: Andy Suriano, Phil Moy, Carlo Barberi and others
Cover by: James Tucker

Inspired by the hit Cartoon Network series, The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes including Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Aquaman and others. In these tales from the first six issues of the monthly series, Batman and his allies tangle with The Time Lord, saves the worlds children from the Queen of Fables and more! On sale January 13th, 2010. Cover price is $12.99 US

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New Details Arise For Upcoming “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” Animated Feature

According to the “A First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” featurette, featured the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature home video release, the upcoming Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths animated feature has origins spinning out of the classic Justice League Unlimited animated series.

During the “A First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” featurette, Gregory Noveck, SVP Creative Affairs for DC Comics, discusses the production history of the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature, including how the story for the upcoming feature came to be.

“We had a script from Dwayne McDuffie called ‘World’s Collide’ that was originally intended to be the next chapter in the Justice League Unlimited television series,” says Noveck in the featurette, “but that series was canceled and wasn’t going to come back.”

Continuing in the “A First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” featurette, Noveck reveals that he went to writer Dwayne McDuffie, of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, and asked him to adapt the script to be part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line.

“Dwayne had written this terrific script, so we went to Dwayne and said ‘Hey, want to look at your old script and see if you want to just morph it a little more so it’s closer to just really addressing the DC continuity and not addressing the Justice League Unlimited continuity?'” says Noveck, “and he said ‘Yes’ and we ended up with this terrific script.”

More production details for the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature are revealed on the “A First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” featurette, available on both the Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, hitting shelves on September 29th, 2009. Stay tuned for a full review and further coverage of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies here at The World’s Finest.

Commenting in the official forum for The World’s Finest, located here, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths executive producer Bruce Timm states that despite what Noveck says in the “A First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” featurette, it was actually his idea to adapt the Justice League Unlimited ‘Worlds Collide’ script for the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature. Timm says he saw it as opportunity to get the ‘Worlds Collide’ story produced and on screens.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature is scheduled to premiere on DVD and Blu-ray in Spring 2010. Click here for initial plot and casting details.

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Complete Voice Cast For Upcoming “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” Animated Feature

The complete voice-cast rundown for the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature, as listed in the official credits for the direct-to-video animated feature, are as follows below.

Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor
Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Tim Daly as Superman
Xander Berkely as Captain Atom
Corey Burton as Captain Marvel
Ricardo Chavira as Major Force
Allison Mack as Power Girl
John C. McGinley as Metallo
CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller
LeVar Burton as Black Lightning
Calvin Tran as Toyman
Mark Jonathan Davis as Newscaster
Brian George as Gorilla Grodd
Jennifer Hale as Starfire
Rachael MacFarlane as Nightshade
Alan Oppenheimer as Alfred
Andrea Romano as Giganta
Bruce Timm as Mongul

Despite not being listed in the official credits for Supreman/Batman: Public Enemies, The World’s Finest has confirmed that actor Michael Gough provides the voice of Hawkman for the direct-to-video animated feature.

Check out the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature debuts Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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Hi-Res Images From Upcoming “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” Animated Feature

Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at two hi-res images from the upcoming Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature, provided by Warner Home Video.


A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature is scheduled to premiere on DVD and Blu-ray in Spring 2010. Click here for initial plot and casting details.

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Casting Update, Details For “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” Animated Feature Contest

Press Release:

WARNER HOME VIDEO PLACES BOUNTY ON SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES VIRTUAL COLLECTOR CARD SWEEPSTAKES

Fans Compete Online to Win PlayStation 3, 40 LCD HDTV, Blu-rays & DVDs
in conjunction with Sept. 29 release of next DC Universe Animated Original Movie

Fans can further immerse themselves in the multitude of DC Super Heroes and villains in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie by participating in the “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes. Kicked off on September 11, 2009, the sweepstakes involves an active search for special codes on the films Facebook and MySpace pages, Twitter updates and the films official website, and entrants will be eligible to win a Sony PlayStation 3, a 40-inch LCD HDTV, and a Blu-ray or DVD of the film, which will be released by Warner Home Video on Sept. 29, 2009.

Sweepstakes entry begins through an application on the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Facebook fan page (http://apps.facebook.com/supermanbatman) and the search extends through the films official website, MySpace page and Twitter updates. Entrants can find daily codes to be entered into the Facebook application. With each code, the entrant will be rewarded with one additional sweepstakes entry and two virtual collector cards. Entrants will unlock gateways to greater prizes exclusive content from the film, including video clips, wallpaper and images by completing groups of card collections.

The “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes features an unique interactive component amongst fans that allows entrants to trade virtual cards so they can help each other complete their collection sets and continue to advance toward unlocking the exclusive content.

Fans will appreciate the added bonus of artistic detail within the virtual collector cards themselves as each depicts a character from the 100+ DC Super Heroes and villains that appear in the film. From Superman and Batman to Captain Atom and Power Girl to Solomon Grundy, Starfire and Metallo, the Collectors Cards include 33 different characters displayed across 40 individual, beautifully-designed virtual cards. An additional 10 bonus cards depict classic graphic novel images from the DC Comics archives.

One fan will be awarded the Grand Prize package consisting of a Sony PlayStation3, a 40-inch LCD HDTV, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies on Blu-ray, the special new edition of the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies graphic novel, and two Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD Maquettes (one of Superman, one of Batman).

There will be five first prize winners who will receive the Complete DC Universe Animated Movie Collection on 2-Disc DVD or Blu-ray, including Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern: First Flight, Wonder Woman, Batman: Gotham Knight, Justice League: The New Frontier and Superman Doomsday; the special new edition of the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies graphic novel; and two Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD Maquettes (one of Superman, one of Batman) from DC Direct.

Ten winners will receive the second prize package, which includes a standard edition Superman/Batman: Public Enemies on DVD and the special new edition of the Batman/Superman: Public Enemies graphic novel.

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 8, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on October 13, 2009. Sweepstakes is open to individuals who i) are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who at time of entry reside within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia; ii) are age 13 or older; and iii) are registered users of Facebook, except for residents of Maine under 18, who are not eligible. Limit: one prize per person/household. Void where prohibited. For complete Official Rules, with prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit http://apps.facebook.com/supermanbatman/. Sponsor: Silicon Ridge, Inc. 3232 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

SUPERMAN, BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and DC Comics. (s09)

In related news, The World’s Finest confirms that Corey Burton will be providing the voice of Captain Marvel in the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature. Check out the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and information on the upcoming Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated feature.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature debuts Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Stay tuned for further Superman/Batman: Public Enemies updates.

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