Month: March 2010

“Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” Feature Debuts To High Home Video Numbers


According to various home media retailing outlets and independent research, the recent Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature was the top performer for Warner Home Video in its debut week, outselling both the home video releases of Warner Home Video’s The Informant! and The Box by roughly 50,000 units. The animated feature hit the DVD sales chart at #2 in its first week, selling an estimated 205,500 copies for the week ending February 28th, 2010. Additionally, the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Blu-ray release also moved nearly 60,000 estimated units in the same time period. Keep in mind the sales numbers above do not take into account rental numbers, OnDemand numbers, or legal download numbers.

To compare, the previous “DC Universe Animated Original Movie” title Superman/Batman: Public Enemies debuted with an estimated 198,000 DVDs sold during its debut week in September 2009.

Above is the cover art for all three separate home video releases for the direct-to-video Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature. Click on the links below to discuss both the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths animated feature, the respective DVD and Blu-ray home video releases and the The Spectre DC Showcase animated short.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Feature Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD/Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
The Spectre Animated Short Talkback (Spoilers)

Continue to the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths subsite here at The World’s Finest for further coverage and details on the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths direct-to-video animated feature.

Stay tuned for further updates from both the “DC Universe Animation Original Movie” line and the companion “DC Showcase” line.

New Issue Of “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Animated Comic Series Now On Sale

Batman: The Brave and The Bold #15, the latest installment of the spin-off comic series from DC Comics based on the Cartoon Network animated series, arrives in comic book stores today. Official details for this issue of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #15

Written by: Scholly Fisch
Art by: Robert Pope and Scott McRae
Cover by: Robert Pope and Scott McRae

The race is on between Batman and The Flash to find out which hero is the world’s fastest detective! All they have to do is solve the case of the Minute Mysteryor die trying!

The cover price for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #15 is $2.50US.

Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic series are available at the Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite here at The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for further Batman: The Brave and The Bold updates, including details on upcoming new episodes from the animated series.

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Latest Cast Details For Upcoming “Batman: Under The Red Hood” Animated Feature

The Worlds Finest has confirmed that actor Wade Williams will play the part of Black Mask in the upcoming direct-to-video Batman: Under the Red Hood animated feature, the next title in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Williams is best known for his role in the recent Prison Break series that aired on the Fox network.

The Batman: Under the Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature is directed by Superman Doomsday co-director Brandon Vietti, and features the voice talents of Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Batman, Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as Red Hood, Neil Patrick Harris (Justice League: The New Frontier) as Nightwing, John DiMaggio (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) as the Joker and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film franchise) as Ra’s Al Ghul. Bruce Timm is the executive producer.

In related news, The World’s Finest can confirm recent reports that The Spectacular Spider-Man producer Greg Weisman pulled writing duties for the upcoming DC Showcase: Green Arrow animated short. The short is slated to be included on an upcoming DC Universe Animated Original Movie home video release.

Batman: Under the Red Hood is set for a Summer 2010 home video release on DVD and Blu-ray. The Blu-ray and Two-Disc Special Edition DVD release of Batman: Under the Red Hood will also include the DC Showcase: Jonah Hex animated short. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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DC Comics “Batman: Under The Red Hood,” “Batman Beyond” Products For June 2010

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the June 2010 library of releases from the publisher, including products tying into the upcoming Batman: Under The Red Hood direct-to-video animated feature. Additionally, DC Comics is bringing the animated Batman Beyond character into the mainstream DC Multi-verse during the same month. Official artwork and product descriptions are available below.


SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #4
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by RENATO GUEDES & JOSE WILSON
Cover by STANLEY ARTGERM LAU

Expanding on the hit TV show Batman Beyond, this years annual travels to the not-so-distant future where an aged Bruce Wayne oversees a new Batman, and the fate of a certain Man of Steel is very much in question. Metropolis is becoming crime-free, as someone is ridding the city of its criminal element permanently. Now, Terry McGinnis must uncover whats happening in Supermans home and face a very old and vindictive nemesis! And dont miss the Batman Beyond 6-issue miniseries kicking off this month! On sale June 2nd, 2010, 56 pg, $4.99US.

BATMAN BEYOND #1
Written by ADAM BEECHEN
Art by RYAN BENJAMIN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:25 variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

Terry McGinnis the Batman of the future and an elderly Bruce Wayne the original Batman are the sworn protectors of Neo-Gotham. But when someone targets The Dark Knights old foes, the new Batman must begin a case that reaches back into Bruce Waynes past and puts Terrys future directly in danger! Dont miss the long-awaited return of the popular Batman Beyond franchise in this 6-issue adventure from Emmy Award-nominated animation writer Adam Beechen and artist Ryan Benjamin. And be sure to check out the Superman/Batman Annual #4 from writer Paul Levitz and artist Renato Guedes starring the Batman Beyond characters!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. On sale June 30th, 2010, $2.99US.

RED HOOD: LOST DAYS #1
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant cover by BILLY TUCCI

Judd Winick returns to write the adventures of Jason Todd in this special 6-part epic exploring the lost days of this misunderstood character. Learn what secret events led Jason on his eventual path of death and destruction. Guest-starring Ras al Ghul and Talia with amazing artwork by Pablo Raimondi. Coinciding with the Batman: Under the Red Hood animated movie. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. On sale June 2nd, 2010, $2.99US.

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD DVD RED HOOD MAQUETTE
SCULPTED BY DEREK MILLER

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham City with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when The Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths emerge and old wounds reopen. With a fantastic voice cast headed by Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles and Neil Patrick Harris, this dazzling DC Universe Original Animated Movie twists and turns through action-packed battles and exciting surprises for a thrill ride you cant miss!

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Red Hood is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood! Measuring approximately 9.5 high x 4.25 wide x 6.25 deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition of 1000! On sale July 7th, 2010, $99.99 US.

Please note the image of the Batman: Under the Red Hood statue contains a look at the early DVD artwork for the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature release. The package artwork also confirms DC Showcase: Jonah Hex will be included on the upcoming Batman: Under the Red Hood home video release.

Stay tuned for further updates on these products here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Details On Upcoming “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” Comic Shipping In June 2010

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the June 2010 library of releases from the publisher, including details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #18, the comic series based on the popular animated series of the same name. Official details for Batman: The Brave and The Bold #18, scheduled to ship in June 2010, can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18

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

Batman learns what Life on Mars is all about when he teams up with the mysterious Martian Manhunter in order to prevent an invasion from the red planet! On sale June 30th, 2010. Cover price is $2.50 US.

Click here for further details on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series. Stay tuned for further Batman: The Brave and The Bold updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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