Month: January 2012

MPAA Hands Down PG-13 Rating For “Justice League: Doom” Animated Feature

Falling in line with previous titles in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies direct-to-video feature line – a co-production between Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation – the MPAA has officially handed down a PG-13 rating to the upcoming Justice League: Doom animated feature. Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knights contingency plans for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waids much-heralded JLA: Tower of Babel. Official details on the rating is featured below.

TITLE: Justice League: Doom
RATING: PG-13
REASON: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action.
COMPANY: Warner Premiere

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A co-production of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the direct-to-video Justice League: Doom animated feature debuts February 28th, 2012 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video. Further details are available here. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.

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“Green Lantern: The Animated Series” Preview Comic Makes High Sales Debut

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0, the special preview issue of the upcoming ongoing series from DC Comics, sold an estimated 13,500 copies on the direct market. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 was the highest-selling all-ages comic title in the direct market for November 2011. Please note the numbers do not take into account digital copies or newsstand issues sold. The title’s debut numbers puts it on par with the premiere sales of the first Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic and current Young Justice comic title.

The Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic series, when it debuts as a regular monthly title later this year from DC Comics, will present new tales that take place within the continuity of the animated series of which the comic is based upon. Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0 originally went on sale November 30th, 2011, shortly after the special one-hour Green Lantern: The Animated Series preview which aired on both Cartoon Network and Teletoon.

In comparison, DC Comics released a special preview issue Young Justice #0 in January 2011, which debuted to sales of nearly 9,500 copies moved. Since then, the ongoing Young Justice comic series has pulled in consistent sales of roughly 8,000 copies moved monthly. Young Justice is based on the acclaimed animated series of the same name.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series #1 is expected to debut later this year from DC Comics. Further details on this comic title can be found at the The World’s Finest Green Lantern: The Animated Series subsite.

In related comic sales news, The November 2011-shipping The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #13 has sold out. Publisher DC Comics currently has no plans to issue a second printing for the comic. The issue featured different interpretations of Robin rushing to save Batman. The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold is based on the acclaimed Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. The title, which usually sells roughly 6,500 copies a month, saw an increase of nearly 1,000 copies for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #13. Copies may still be available at retailer level.

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