Month: June 2011

“Young Justice” Comic Series Sees Strong Showing On Charts, Readership Increasing

Five issues in, including the special #0 preview issue, and the Young Justice comic series is already proving to be a consistent performer in the comic book market place. The title, published by DC Comics, features stories that take place between episodes of the Young Justice animated series, exploring and expanding on the history of the team and their world. The series debuted in January 2011 with a special #0 preview issue, with issue #1 following in February.

Young Justice sold nearly 11,000 copies with it’s #1 issue, a high debut for an all-ages Johnny DC title. The title experienced standard attrition in the following months, as comic shops leveled their orders to meet the expectant demand. Not only did sales level out quickly, a rarity in the direct comic market, but they are also increasing. Below are sales numbers for the first five issues of the Young Justice DC Comics title.

Young Justice #0 (January 2011) – 9,412
Young Justice #1 (February 2011) – 10,777
Young Justice #2 (March 2011) – 9,612
Young Justice #3 (April 2011) – 9,407
Young Justice #4 (May 2011) – 9,729

The next issue of Young Justice, issue #5, hits shelves next week on June 22nd, 2011 for the cover price of $2.99US. Further details on this issue are available here.

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Warner Home Video Releases Package Artwork For “Justice League – 3 Pack Fun” DVD

The following package artwork and details for the upcoming Justice League – 3 Pack Fun DVD collection, provided by Warner Home Video, are available to view below. The release repackages three separate single-disc DVD volume releases into one collection. Justice League – 3 Pack Fun, which includes the upcoming Young Justice: Season One, Volume One DVD title, is set to hit shelves on July 19th, 2011. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look.

Justice League: 3-Pack Fun

Synopsis: Justice League 3-Pack Fun includes 11 episodes on 3 discs of Young Justice S1 V1, Justice League Brave & the Bold & Justice League Unlimited Saving the World. Young Justice will be the first time on DVD and Justice League & Justice League Unlimited are previously released DVD’s.

Disc 1 (Young Justice S1 V1)
1. Independence Day Part 1
2. Fireworks
3. Welcome to Happy Harbor
4. Drop Zone

Disc 2 (Justice League: The Brave and The Bold)
1) The Brave and the Bold Part 1
2) The Brave and the Bold Part 2
3) Injustice Part 1
4) Injustice Part 2

Disc 3 (Justice League Unlimited: Joining Forces – Season 1 Volume 2)
1) For The Man Who Has Everything
2) The Return
3) The Greatest Story Never Told

Justice League 3-Pack Fun streets on July 19th, 2011 from Warner Home Video with a SRP of $19.98. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

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Cast Details For Upcoming “Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Young Justice” Episodes

Official cast details for three upcoming episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and an upcoming Young Justice episode have become available. The Young Justice animated series remains in reruns on Cartoon Network, airing Fridays at 6:00pm (ET), while the animated Batman: The Brave and The Bold series remain on hiatus from the network. Continue on for details. Please note the listings below may contain spoilers.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!”
Diedrach Bader as Batman
Sean Donnellan as Steve Trevor
Loren Lester as Green Lantern
Vicki Lewis as Star Sapphire, Wonder Woman
Michael Jai White as Tattooed Man
Rachel Quaintance as Carol Ferris
Eliza Jane Schneider as Baroness Von Gunther, Georgette Taylor
James Arnold Taylor as Major Disaster

Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Time Out for Vengeance!”
Diedrach Bader as Batman
Brian Bloom as Creeper, Rip Hunter
Grey Delisle as Fire
John DiMaggio as Aquaman, Hellgrammite
Oded Fehr as Equinox
Will Friedle as Blue Beetle
Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter
Jennifer Hale as Ice
Tom Everett Scott as Booster Gold
James Arnold Taylor as Guy Gardner

Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Sword of the Atom!”
Diedrach Bader as Batman
Gabrielle Carteris as Laethwen
John DiMaggio as Aquaman
Sirena Irwin as Mera
Enn Reitel as Deraegis
Kevin Michael Richardson as Black Manta
Peter Scolari as Ray Palmer/Atom
James Sie as Ryan/The Atom
Preston Strother as Arthur Jr.

Young Justice “Targets”
Crispin Freeman as Red Arrow
Danica McKellar as Megan More
Nolan North as Conner Kent, Marvin White
Khary Payton as Aqualad
Nick Chunlund as Sportsmaster
Oded Fuhr as Ra’s Al Ghul
Kelly Hu as Cheshire
Masasa Moyo as Cat Grant, Wendy Harris, Karen Beecher
Yuji Okumoto as Tseng, Singh Manh Li, Xiaping
Kevin Michael Richardson as John Jones, Mal Duncan
Mark Rolston as Lex Luthor
Greg Weisman as Lucas Carr

Cartoon Network currently does not have the above episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice scheduled to air, but all four are available either through the official Cartoon Network website or available to purchase through the American iTunes store. Network premieres for all four episodes will likely be scheduled soon.

(Note: As of 8:00pm ET, Cartoon Network has removed the “Young Justice” episode ‘Targets” from its website.)

Batman: The Brave and The Bold “Scorn of the Star Sapphire!” and “Time Out for Vengeance!” were both written by J. M. DeMatteis and directed by Michael Goguen, while “Sword of the Atom!” was written by Steven Melching and directed by Ben Jones. Young Justice “Targets” was written by Andrew Robinson and directed by Christopher Berkeley.

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“Batman: The Brave And The Bold,” “Young Justice” Comic Details For September 2011

DC Comics has released comic solicitation information for the publisher’s September 2011 library of releases, including details for The All-New Batman: The Brave and The Bold #11, the acclaimed comic title based on the popular Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated series. Official details for can be found below. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the cover art.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #11

Written by: Sholly Fisch
Art by: Rick Burchett & Dan Davis
Cover by: Rick Burchett & Dan Davis

Old West gunslinger Jonah Hex would rather ride the range than the streets of 19th century Gotham City, but thats where he ends up on his latest bounty hunt. Now, unless he and a time-traveling Batman can stop a threat put in motion back in 1879, todays Gotham will face certain doom! On sale September 14th, 2011. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

Click here for updated comic guides and further details and on the Batman: The Brave and The Bold comic series.

DC Comics has also released details on the September 2011 issue of Young Justice, the comic title based on the acclaimed Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. The Young Justice comic series expands on the continuity of the hit animated series, telling stories taking place between episodes. Further details are available below.

YOUNG JUSTICE #8

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

Can someone with Artemis pedigree really be a hero? A close encounter when the team takes action against the deadly android Amazo may give her the chance to prove herself if she can survive the onslaught of Professor Ivos malevolent MONQIs! On sale September 21st, 2011. Cover price is $2.99 US. Rated E.

Young Justice features work by the new creative team of artist Christopher Jones and writers Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps. Weisman is one of the producers for the Young Justice animated series, and Hopps a regular fixture in of the show’s creative team.

Finally, DC Comics has released details on a new DC Direct product slated to tie into the upcoming Batman: Year One direct-to-video animated feature. Details are as follows below.

BATMAN: YEAR ONE DVD BATMAN MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Derek Miller

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, NONE OF YOU ARE SAFE. Batman

When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justicebut on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Dont miss this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and featuring two-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku and Alex Rocco in its stellar voice cast. Experience a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knights first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon.

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette of Batman is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie Batman: Year One, which will be released on September 27, 2011.

Measuring approximately 9.8 high x 7.75 wide x 5 deep, the statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

* Quantities may be allocated

On sale September 21, 2011* Statue * $125 US

Batman: Year One, the next direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movie release, is slated to hit Blu-ray and DVD on September 27, 2011. Further details are available here and here. Stay tuned for further updates, including exclusive content and more, here soon at The World’s Finest.

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New “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” DVD, “Justice League” Blu-ray Package Images

Click on the thumbnail images below to view new and recently-released package artwork for the upcoming Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season Two, Volume One DVD release and the Justice League: Season Two Blu-ray release. New cover art released for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season Two, Volume One release provides a small glimpse at the disc art for the title.

Justice League: Season Two arrives on Blu-ray July 26th, 2011. Click here for more details. Additionally, the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – Season Two, Volume One DVD release hits shelves August 17th, 2011. Click here for further details.

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