Month: August 2020

“Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection” Coming Oct. 2020 From Insight Editions, Mondo

Insight Editions, the acclaimed publisher, has provided The World’s Finest with press details on its forthcoming hardcover release, Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection. The book will showcase and explore the recent Batman: The Animated Series-inspired artwork released by Mondo, the world-renowned art gallery which focuses heavily on music, art, film and collectibles. Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US.

Continue below for further press details and imagery. Please note that while the press release belows give the book a September 15, 2020 release date, Insight Editions confirms the book will now be released on October 6, 2020.

INSIGHT EDITIONS AND MONDO PRESENT
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Art by Justin Erikson
Introduction by Paul Dini

Mondo and Insight Editions are proud to present Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection [Sept 15, 2020; $60.00] a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.

Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed DC show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing, bold storytelling and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that thrives to this day.

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

ABOUT JUSTIN ERICKSON
Justin Erickson is the creative director and co-founder of Phantom City Creative, Inc. As an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, Erickson has won over 17 Key Art Awards for his work on popular media such as Godzilla, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and more.

ABOUT PAUL DINI
Paul Dini is an American writer and producer whose work has spanned all forms of mass media. Some of his television credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series. One of his greatest character contributions was the co-creation (alongside Bruce Timm) of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, more famously known as Harley Quinn.

ABOUT MONDO
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music, and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl.

ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Insight Editions | Sept 2020 | 9.25 in. × 12.75 in. | 144 pages
Hardcover | $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-68383-964-4

Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US through traditional and digital retail outlets. Stay tuned for further coverage on Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection, including a review and more. Plus, for more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news by clicking the link below.

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“Batman: Soul Of The Dragon,” “Justice Society: World War II,” Two-Part “Batman: The Long Halloween” Animated Movies Coming In 2021

Revealed during the special Superman: Man of Tomorrow discussion panel at the DC FanDome 2020 virtual event, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles are slated for release in 2021. The titles are a mix of original content and adapted material, and feature Batman and the Justice Society.

The first 2021 DC Universe Movie title will be already-announced Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an original martial arts-heavy tale taking place in the 1970s. The movie includes Bruce Timm as Executive Producer. The cast features David Giuntoli as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Click on the image below for a closer look at an image from Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The second DC Universe Movie movie title coming in 2021 is Justice Society: World War II, which will also be an original story. The freshly-announced movie is slated for a spring release.

Lastly, the DC Universe Movie line will finish 2021 with a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Part one will debut in the summer of 2021, with the second and final installment following in the fall. This title follows other recent extended comic book adaptations in the DC Universe Movie line, including The Death and Return of Superman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both originally two separate animated titles re-released as one feature.

Official press information for Batman: Soul of the Dragon is expected in the near future.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest DC Universe Movie title, is available now on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Click here for more.

Discuss these upcoming titles and more right here at The World’s Finest by clicking on the links below.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Justice Society: World War II Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 – 2 Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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“Young Justice: Outsiders,” “Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans” Soundtrack Details From La-La Land Records

La-La Land Records has provided a look at the track list for Young Justice: Outsiders – Music from the DC Universe Original Series and Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans – Music from the DC Animated Movie, two upcoming CD soundtrack releases from the record label available starting August 25th, 2020 at 12noon PST. Both releases feature music from the two recent DC Comics-based animated projects. Both titles are limited editions of 1000 units, and the first orders to be placed at www.lalalandrecords.com on August 25th on both titles will get CD booklets autographed by the composers at no additional charge. Dynamic Music Partners provides the score to Young Justice: Outsiders, and Jason Lazarus handles scoring duties for Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans.

Continue below for a tracklist breakdown of both titles, provided exclusively to The World’s Finest by La-La Land Records.

YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS (2-CD SET)
TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1

1. Young Justice: Outsiders Main Title§ 0:26

PRINCES ALL
2. Anna Has Monster Heart Attack* 2:43
3. Prince Brion Asks For Help** 0:28
4. Royal Assassination* 1:32
5. Tube To A New Adventure* 0:43

ROYAL WE
6. Space Trek 3016* (Source) 0:31
7. To The Palace** 0:52
8. Tigress Meets Halo* 1:27
9. Brion Experiment Continues* 1:37

EMINENT THREAT
10. Vertigo Tortures Dr. Jayce** 1:50

PRIVATE SECURITY
11. Raging And Rapid*** 1:07
12. Over The Bridge / Around The Bend** 1:27

AWAY MISSION
13. Attack Launched*** 1:08
14. Forager Intervenes*** 0:40
15. Brion Is Enraged*** 0:41
16. An Authentic Villain*** 1:50
17. Brion Turns To Leave** 0:34
18. Wrapped In A Memory*** 1:48
19. Forager Banished** 2:23

RESCUE OP
20. Black Spider Arrives*** 1:26
21. Kids Confront Sensei* 3:23

EVOLUTION
22. The Armada Approaches* 0:46
23. The Spirit Is Forged** 0:39
24. Armada*** 2:32
25. Kalibak Joins The Fight* 2:11
26. Ancient Babylon And Beyond** 0:55
27. Vandal Battles Starro*** 1:29

TRIPTYCH
28. S.T.A.R. Labs Machine Heist** 1:36
29. JL Heroes Street Fight** 1:23
30. Bring Back The Horror*** 0:25
31. AntiLight*** 1:03

HOME FIRES
32. Family Family Family*** 1:18
33. Main Man Sneak Attack* 2:03
34. Lobo Dispatches Forager** 2:20
35. Forager Emerges** 0:56
36. Light And More Light*** 1:22

EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEINGS
37. I Like The Sound Of That*** 0:28
38. What’s In A Name*** 1:12
39. JL Battle Bane’s Gang** 3:48
40. Bash Bashford Arrives*** 1:05

ANOTHER FREAK
41. Fred Bugg With Two G’s** 1:35
42. Looking Backward Or Ahead** 1:28
43. Fatherbox In Control* 1:01
44. Indigo*** 0:42
45. HaloCyborg Standoff* 3:33

NIGHTMARE MONKEYS
46. He’s Dead Tom* 0:56
47. How Does This Fit*** 1:51
48. Waterfall Flashback** 0:25
49. Ready To Get Back To Life** 1:01
50. All The Kids Are Doing It** 0:46

TRUE HEROES
51. Danger Morph*** 0:51
52. Halo Horror House* 1:44
53. Might Be Ready To Be Heroes*** 1:12
TOTAL DISC TIME 73:12

DISC 2

TRUE HEROES (CONT.)
1. Off To The Halloween Dance** 0:46
2. Arriving In Bialya** 1:12
3. Bittersweet Reunion** 1:43
4. Rescue And Escape** 1:13

INFLUENCE
5. Not Their Biosigns*** 1:39
6. You Have A Choice** 0:53
7. Just Me*** 2:01
8. Granny Disciplines Barda* 1:22
9. Granny Activates Machine* 2:56

LEVERAGE
10. First Covert Mission** 1:40

ILLUSION OF CONTROL
11. Harvest Festival Montage** 1:16

FIRST IMPRESSION
12. Launch The Outsiders*** 2:37
13. Forager Misses Bioship*** 0:22
14. Reach Ships Attack** 1:53
15. Enter The Outsiders*** 1:19
16. Getting Used to It*** 0:34
17. It’s Not The Reach** 0:39
18. Mothership Crashes* 2:15
19. AntiLight Report*** 0:39

EARLY WARNING
20. More Outsiders Success* 1:51

ELDER WISDOM
21. Penthouse Battle** 1:51
22. Not Quite Right*** 0:47
23. If Not Us, Then Whom** 2:11
24. Not Hero Behavior*** 2:18

QUIET CONVERSATIONS
25. Pain*** 0:14
26. You Are Very Brave*** 0:51
27. Fighting While Planning** 2:04
28. The Unhappy One*** 0:30
29. Admitting Abuse*** 0:37

UNKNOWN FACTORS
30. Oracle Calls Aquaman** 1:43
31. Nervous About Genes*** 0:28
32. Busy Tower Life* 1:52
33. Planting A Seed*** 1:37
34. I Hope You Learned A Lesson** 2:39

ANTISOCIAL PATHOLOGIES
35. Pit Excursion* 1:33
36. Thinking About This*** 0:26
37. Spill Your Secrets*** 3:24

TERMINUS
38. Can’t Be Trusted*** 1:05
39. Wally Psychic Videogame Flashback* 1:56
40. Captured Heroes*** 1:50
41. The Age Of Darkseid Begins** 0:57

INTO THE BREACH
42. Halo In Excelsis* 1:58

OVERWHELMED
43. Patience** 0:41
44. What Would Superman Do** 1:28
45. Artemis Will Never Walk Alone* 3:30
46. Markovia Here We Come** 0:48

NEVERMORE
47. Brion Usurps Throne* 2:04
48. I Am The Superboy** 0:49
49. All’s Well That Ends Wait Is That A Cliffhanger* 1:49
50. Young Justice: Outsiders End Credits Long Version§ 0:55
TOTAL DISC TIME 73:45
TOTAL ALBUM TIME 2:26:57


§ composed by Kristopher Carter,
Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis
* composed by Kristopher Carter
** composed by Michael McCuistion
*** composed by Lolita Ritmanis

TEEN TITANS GO! vs TEEN TITANS
TRACK LISTING:

1. Titans Vs Titans 1:30
2. The Unkindness 1:32
3. Titans of Infinite Earths 1:00
4. Face Yourself 0:26
5. A Portal Opens 1:01
6. Meet Your Challengers 1:25
7. Countdown 0:44
8. Tournament of Champions 2:21
9. A Crack in Her Gem 0:57
10. Master of Games 0:37
11. Who We Are 0:36
12. Get Them Back 0:24
13. Lord of Madness 0:26
14. A Raven’s Power 0:44
15. Amends 0:57
16. Inner Demon 1:30
17. Unleashed 2:24
18. Bigger Problems 1:53
19. Sinister Plan 1:05
20. Hatching a Plan 0:51
21. Polar Infiltration 2:26
22. Not So Silent Night 1:58
23. Into the Multiverse 0:58
24. Out of Patience 0:42
25. Hexagon 0:55
26. Reinforcements 1:17
27. Under Siege 2:35
28. No Time For a Plan 0:45
29. Tug of The War 1:14
30. Lessons Learned 1:20
31. Worlogog (Instrumental) 0:45
32. More Serious 0:49
33. In Sync 1:02
34. We Are Titans (Alternate Version – Instrumental) 1:36
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 41:52

La-La Land Records previously released soundtracks for the first two seasons of Young Justice and Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, along with a wealth of other titles from assorted DC Comics-based animated properties, including Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and more.

Stay tuned for further updates on Young Justice, select Teen Titans Go! reports, and details on other forthcoming La-La Land Records titles, right here at The World’s Finest. Check out The World’s Finest Young Justice sub-site for additional content, including images, videos, reviews and exclusive content on this release and more. In addition to soundtrack details, a review of the Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans animated feature is also available here. Discuss this news by clicking the link below.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” Animated Feature

The World’s Finest has published its review for the Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Blu-ray title from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In short, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is a thorough dive into the title character’s past, with dark secrets from the past bubbling to the surface and forcing Deathstroke to set right a life he’s left in tatters. With great casting, a visually stunning animation style and a compelling story, Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC have put together a solid animated outing that works well for any follower of The Terminator. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

Deathstroke

Warner Archive and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the collections as follows:

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons offers a new take on the Deathstroke legacy. Mercenary and master assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: one as the relentless killer known as Deathstroke, and the other as a dedicated family man. When these worlds collide, forced together by the vicious terror group known as H.I.V.E., it is the killer in Slade who must fight to save his loved ones, as well as what remains of himself. With his soul torn apart and his young son held captive, Deathstroke will have to atone for the sins of his past to fuel the battles of his future!

In additional news, WaterTower Music is slated to release Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons – The Movie: Soundtrack to the DC Animated Movie on September 10, 2020. The digital-only soundtrack, featuring Kevin Riepl’s entire score to the animated feature, will be available through most digital retailers and music streaming services.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” “DC Classics: The Batman Adventures” Details For November 2020

DC Comics has released details for its November 2020-shipping titles, including the latest issue of the digital-first mini-series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The seven-issue mini-series, featuring new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, debuts new issues digitally before print editions are made available one-two months later. DC Comics is also releasing a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #6. Continue below for artwork and release details.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Batman: The Adventures Continue

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #6
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON and MARK MORALES
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
ON SALE 11/3/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 6 OF 7 | FC | DC

Batman’s clash with Jason Todd continues as he hunts for information on his former Boy Wonder. Meanwhile, Alfred recounts Jason’s rampage against the criminal underbelly of Gotham City and what led him to a confrontation with the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker!

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #6
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art by BRAD RADER and RICK BURCHETT
Cover by RICK BURCHETT
ON SALE 11/3/20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

Bruce Wayne-murderer?! Gotham City’s most prominent citizen is found in a locked room with a dead body and no way out except for a high window. Is it possible for the man we all know as Batman to be guilty?

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