Month: October 2016

Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature, now available on Digital HD and coming November 1, 2016 to Blu-ray and DVD. In short, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is a great ride from start to finish, full of great moments, smart commentary and genuine laughs. Viewers will undoubtedly find themselves grinning ear to ear for the entire running time. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

A small subsite dedicated to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is also available on The World’s Finest, and includes an assortment of images and video clips from the feature, along with exclusive content. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content.

Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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DC Comics Announces “DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus” Graphic Novel , “DC Super Hero Girls” Digital Comic Series

DC Comics has officially announced the third DC Super Hero Girls graphic novel, titled DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus, and the start of a new ongoing DC Super Hero Girls digital first comic series. The DC Super Hero Girls: Summer Olympus graphic novel, the latest in an ongoing series of graphic novel titles based on the expansive DC Super Hero Girls initiative, will hit shelves come July 11 2017. DC Comics also announced the first chapter of the new ongoing DC Super Hero Girls digital first comic series will be available starting Thursday, October 6, 2016. New chapters will debut every week on Wednesday starting October 12, 2016. The official press release is below.

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS GO BACK TO THE FUTURE
WITH NEW DIGITAL FIRST SERIES ‘PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH’

FIRST CHAPTER AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD TODAY!
Third DC Super Hero Girls Original Graphic Novel ‘Wonder Woman: Summer Olympus’ set to Debut July 2017

Continuing the great momentum of the empowering DC Super Hero Girls universe, DC announced today at New York Comic Con (NYCC) a new Digital First comic book series DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High. The company will also publish a third original graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls: Wonder Woman: Summer Olympus in 2017.

DC Super Hero GirlsThe new Digital First series launches today everywhere digital comics are sold and is written by fan-favorite writer Shea Fontana with art by Agnes Garbowska, Yancey Labat, and many more. Fontana is well versed in the DC Super Hero Girls universe, having written DC’s first original graphic novel and The New York Times bestseller DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis. The highly anticipated second novel DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths hits stores November 1.

“I’m thrilled to work on this Digital First series because it focuses on two of my favorite DC Super Hero Girls characters, Harley and Batgirl,” said Fontana. “They’re an odd couple, but they make a fun dynamic duo as they team up to try and save Super Hero High. Through the story, we’ll explore what makes the Super Heroes tick and test the boundaries of their friendship. I’m also really excited to explore a new side of Bumblebee that hasn’t been seen before and can’t wait for fans to see so much of her heroic heart.”

DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High will follow iconic DC characters Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley, Katana, Bumblebee and Ivy as they embark on a time traveling mission that goes haywire, leading the teen superheroes on a wild goose chase through time in hopes to restore order at present-day Super Hero High. The series will debut new digital chapters every other Wednesday and fans can download the first chapter for free by visiting readcentertainment.com/redeem and using the special promotion code: PASTTIMES. Following the digital run, the comic will be collected into a print graphic novel in 2017.

Also announced at NYCC today, DC will continue its bestselling DC Super Hero Girls original graphic novel series with a third installment, DC Super Hero Girls: Wonder Woman: Summer Olympus. Fontana and artist Yancey Labat will unite for the third volume, slated to be released summer 2017.

Here are the official descriptions for DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High and DC Super Hero Girls: Wonder Woman: Summer Olympus:

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH

Writer: Shea Fontana
Artists: Agnes Garbowska, Yancey Labat, and more to be announced

For Liberty Belle’s “History of Heroes” class, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley, Katana, Bumblebee and Ivy take a time machine to learn about the past, up close and personal. But when the girls can’t help themselves from intervening in a past battle, they alter the course of history. When they return to the present, they find that Super Hero High is now run by Vandal Savage! The girls will have to ping-pong through time, trying to find the right way to restore order—and Amanda Waller—to Super Hero High.

On Sale: The first chapter is available for download now via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, and Nook Store.

DC Super Hero Girls: Summer OlympusDC SUPER HERO GIRLS: WONDER WOMAN: SUMMER OLYMPUS

Writer: Shea Fontana
Artist: Yancey Labat

School’s out for summer, which means WONDER WOMAN has to take her annual trip to visit her dad, ZEUS. Wonder Woman usually feels like an outsider among the gods and goddess of her paternal family (and she hates the constant barrage of “You’ve gotten so big! How tall are you now?”), so she’s thrilled when Zeus says she can bring a few friends along. When the girls arrive at Olympus, it’s not long before the family reunion devolves into a family competition. When jealous ARES enters the scene and stokes the fires of distrust, the family feud turns into a battle for Wonder Woman’s soul! The gods offer Wonder Woman the ability to become “full goddess” and increase her powers – but at the cost of renouncing her life at Super Hero High. Will Wonder Woman refuse the offer, and if she does, might this mean war on Super Hero High? When Ares and STRIFE work their battle-magic on Wonder Woman’s friends, it’s super hero girl against super hero girl in the battle for Metropolis!

On Sale: July 11, 2017
US $9.99

About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC universe during their formative high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring DC’s icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero.

DC Super Hero Girls is a fun, immersive world that encourages girls to discover their own super-heroic potential with new animated shorts, TV specials, and made-for-video movies; as well as a merchandise program across all categories, and more. Random House Children’s Books continue to expand on its portfolio of middle-grade novels, with author Lisa Yee; and DC continues to create original graphic novels, with writer Shea Fontana. Fans can discover more at DCSuperHeroGirls.com and through dedicated social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

The first arc of the DC Super Hero Girls digital comic, will be collected as a DC Super Hero Girls: Past Times at Super Hero High graphic novel collection, slated for a September 20, 2017 release. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for additional select coverage and updates on the DC Super Hero Girls franchise.

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“Vixen” Second Season To Debut October 13, 2017 On CW Seed

The second season of CW Seed’s animated series based on the classic DC Comics hero will premiere on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The season, like the previous season, will debut on CW Seed, The CW’s digital outlet service. The CW says Vixen‘s second season will find Vixen (voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke) – who uses the mystical Tantu totem, a family heirloom, to channel the abilities of the animal kingdom – facing off off against a mysterious foe who has his own magical totem.

Vixen

The second season will also feature appearances characters from The CW’s live-action DC Comics-inspired series Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), Atom (Brandon Routh), Firestorm (Franz Drameh and Victor Garber) and Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) will all lend their voices. Vixen takes place in the same continuity established in the live-action super hero series which currently air on The CW.

Following the second series premiere of Vixen on October 13th, 2017, CW Seed will release new episodes every Friday on the digital outlet. The second season, like the first, will consist of six episodes running four-seven minutes in length. The CW announced the second season of Vixen back in January 2016.

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