Month: January 2012

Upcoming “Young Justice,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Comic Details

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the publisher’s April 2012 library of releases, including details for the first issue of the ongoing Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic title and Young Justice #15. Official details for Green Lantern: The Animated Series #1 can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

A rundown for Green Lantern: The Animated Series #1, the first issue of the new ongoing series based on the animated series of the same name, can be found below. A special preview issue for the series – Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 – hit shelves in November 2011 to high sales and positive reviews.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #1

Written by: Art Baltazar and Franco
Art by: Dario Brizuela
Cover by: Dario Brizuela

Its the first issue of the monthly series inspired by the new Cartoon Network series!
Hal Jordan faces his greatest challenge onboard the Interceptor when he faces off against a captured Red Lantern and his own mentor, Kilowog! Has their trip to the outer reaches of Guardian space driven Kilowog mad? Has their rage-filled prisoner influenced him to rebel against the Guardians will? Hal cant believe his eyes, and neither will you!

On sale April 11th, 2012. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

More details on the new ongoing series, including interviews with the creative team, can be found here at The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

Details for the April 2012 issue of Young Justice, the DC Comics title based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, can be found below. The Young Justice comic series expands on the continuity of the hit animated series, telling stories taking place between episodes of the top-rated cartoon. Stories from both the animated series and comic title will directly tie into each other. Cover art is also available by clicking the thumbnail.

YOUNG JUSTICE #15

Written by: Kevin Hopps and Greg Weisman
Art by: Christopher Jones
Cover by: Christopher Jones

Ocean-Masters plan to purify Atlantis brings Aqualad to deaths door and forces his former schoolmates to choose sides. Can even Superboy and Ms. Martian help him?

On sale April 18th, 2012. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

Further Young Justice comic details can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite, including previews for current and upcoming issues along with creator interviews.

Both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic titles are expected to feature the DC Nation banner on the cover, similar to the banner attached to the cover of Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0.

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Schedule Details For Upcoming “Batman Beyond” Episodes Slated For The Hub

Details for upcoming episodes of the classic Batman Beyond animated series scheduled to debut on The Hub have been released. The complete 52-episode series has been airing regularly in cycles, with the series about to return to the first season as of February 2012. The Hub network is the rebranded name of the late Discovery Kids channel. Below is the schedule of classic Batman Beyond first season episodes slated to air on the network beginning February 2012.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Rebirth, Part One”
3:30pm (ET) “Rebirth, Part Two”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Black Out”
3:30pm (ET) “Golem”

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Meltdown”
3:30pm (ET) “Heroes”

Monday, February 6th, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Shriek”
3:30pm (ET) “Dead Man’s Hand”

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “The Winning Edge”
3:30pm (ET) “Spellbound”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Disappearing Inque”
3:30pm (ET) “A Touch Of Curar”

Thursday, February 8th, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Ascension”
3:30pm (ET) “Splicers”

Friday, February 10th, 2012
Batman Beyond
3:00pm (ET) “Joyride”
3:30pm (ET) “Lost Soul”

In additional schedule highlights, “The Call, Part One” will air Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 3:30pm (ET), immediately followed by “The Call, Part Two” at 4:00pm (ET) on the same day. “The Call” features Batman meeting the futuristic Justice League Unlimited. Also, the fan-favorite Batman Beyond episode “Zeta” is scheduled to air Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 4:00pm (ET) on The Hub.

The Hub, a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, with the network extending its content through a robust and engaging online presence. The Hub launched on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households.

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“Young Justice,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” December 2011 Comic Sales

Details on estimated comics sold to North American comic shops during December 2011 have been made available, including sale numbers for the comic titles inspired by the acclaimed Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. DC Comics released Young Justice #11 and Batman: The Brave and The Bold #14 in December 2011. Sales numbers for both titles are below.

The December 2011 issue of Young Justice, issue #11, sold an estimated 7,225 copies to comic shops in North America. Standard attrition for Young Justice #11 was just shy of 6%, with the book showing high retention in consumers. Please note these numbers do not take into account copies appearing on newsstands or sold digitally.

The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #14 moved an estimated 6,725 to North American comic book stores during the month of December 2011. The comic title has been experiencing an upswing in sales during the second half of 2011, with the series selling nearly 7,200 copies during the previous month. Standard attrition for from November 2011 to December 2011 for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold was shy of 6%. Like Young Justice, The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold continues to have a strong hold on its reading base. Newsstand and digital copies are note taken into account for the above numbers.

For more on The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold, including details on the latest issue which shipped earlier this week, please check out the The World’s Finest The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite. Additionally, details on the January 2012-shipping issue of Young Justice, hitting shelves later this month, continue to the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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“Superman/Batman: Public Enemies” Feature Airing Later This Month On Teletoon

The direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature will air Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET) to the Canadian network Teletoon. This concludes a month of special DC Universe Animated Original Movie-themed events on the Teletoon Fred At Night programming block. Teletoon is airing various titles from the popular DC Universe Animated Original Movie line from Warner Home Video every Sunday night at 9:00pm (ET) during the month of January 2012. Further information on the programming initiative available below. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies teams Superman and Batman against Lex Luthor and a horde of classic DC Comics villains. Official details on the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature, released by Teletoon, are as follows.


Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Teletoon, Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET)

In this animated feature, Lex Luthor frames Superman and declares a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime,” Batman. The highly sought after super heroes must unite to expose Luthors devious plot.

Complete details on the direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Public Enemies animated feature can be found at the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies subsite here at The World’s Finest Superman/Batman: Public Enemies airs Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET) on Teletoon, with an encore presentation immediately following on the same night at 11:00pm (ET).

Three other DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles will air on the Teletoon Fred At Night block during January 2012 – including Batman: Under The Red Hood, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, and Wonder Woman – one feature airing each Sunday during the month. Batman: Under the Red Hood aired on January 8th, 2012, with Superman/Batman: Apocalypse airing January 15th, 2012 and Wonder Woman airing January 22nd, 2012, both at 9:00pm (ET) on the respective nights. Teletoon schedule details for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse are available here and Wonder Woman schedule details can be found here.

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Latest Issue Of “The All-New Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Comic Hits Shelves

The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #15, the latest issue of the all-ages DC Comics title based on the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. The issue, written by Sholly Fisch with artwork by Rick Burchett and Dan Davis, features the Caped Crusader teaming up with Mister Miracle. The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #15 is the penultimate issue of the comic series. Official details for this issue of the The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series are available below, along with preview images.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #15

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett and Dan Davis

Batman finds himself in a death trap with no way out. Its going to take a miracle to save himMister Miracle, that is. But can even the worlds two greatest escape artists find their way out of an endless maze filled with nonstop danger?

The cover price for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #15 is $2.99US. Further details on both the Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series and comic title are available at the The World’s Finest Batman: The Brave and The Bold subsite.

Also on sale today is Young Justice – Volume One, a new trade collection of the first seven issues of the comic title based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. Young Justice comic artist Christopher Jones discusses the both the comic series and trade release here at The World’s Finest. The Young Justice – Volume One trade collection, featuring issues #0 – 6 of the Young Justice comic series, hits comic and hobby store shelves today for the price of $12.99. The collection will also be available through online outlets.

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