DC Animated Universe

“Superman Adventures: Lex Luthor, Man of Metropolis” Trade Collection Coming March 2, 2021

DC Comics is releasing a new Superman Adventures trade paperback collection in March 2021, as shown in DC Comics’ February 2021 comic solicitations. The collection, titled Superman Adventures: Lex Luthor, Man of Metropolis, includes an assortment of issues from the classic Superman: The Animated Series-inspired comic series focused on the Man of Steel’s brilliant arch foe. The title is part of the digest-sized DC Comics graphic novels line aimed at all ages readers. Continue below for artwork and release details.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES: LEX LUTHOR, MAN OF METROPOLIS TP

Superman Adventures

Written by MARK MILLAR, DEAN MOTTER, EVAN DORKIN, and SARAH DYER
Art by ALUIR AMANCIO and others
Cover by RICK BURCHETT and TERRY AUSTIN

As long as Superman has flown over the skies of Metropolis, one man has always sought to take the brave hero down: Lex Luthor! But why does Lex hate Superman so much? See just how devious Superman’s greatest foe is as experiments with Kryptonite run amok. And Lex isn’t just Superman’s enemy here on Earth—their rivalry will take them to Apokolips and back, as seen in this collection of stories set in the world of the Superman: The Animated Series! Collects Superman Adventures #27, #54-55, and #65-66.

ON SALE 3/2/21 US
$9.99 US | 136 PAGES | FC | DC
TRADE PAPERBACK | 5.5″ x 8″
ISBN: 978-1-77950-812-6

Please note that, unlike last month, there is no new issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue listed.

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DC Comics Extends “Batman: The Adventures Continues,” Issue #8 Coming January 2021

DC Comics is extending the popular digital first series Batman: The Adventures Continue for one more month at least, with issue #8 hitting shelves at the start of January 2021. The extension was revealed as part of DC Comics’ January 2021 comic solicitations. The (now) eight-issue series, which features new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, debuts new issues digitally before print editions are made available one-two months later. The content in Batman: The Adventures Continue #8, the print version, will be released as digital-first Batman: The Adventures Continue issues #15 – 17 later in 2020. Continue below for artwork and release details.

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #8

Batman: The Adventures Continue

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
Card stock variant cover by RONNIE DEL CARMEN

It’s the holidays in Gotham City, and Harley and Ivy have a wonderful idea: they want to hold a party for all the city’s villains to commemorate the season! But one evildoer wasn’t invited and has sent a devious present to the festivities to make some mischief. Can Batman intercept the package and save the villains, or is it the final night for these fiendish foes?!

ON SALE 1/5/21
$4.99 US | 30 STORY PAGES
32 PAGES | 8 OF 8 | FC | DC

Please note that while DC Comics lists Batman: The Adventures Continue #8 as issue “8 of 8,” implying this is the final issue, the solicitation does not actually state this is the last issue of the series. Batman: The Adventures Continue #7 was previously announced by the publisher as the final issue of the series, the issue itself an extension from the series’ original six-issue plan.

Batman: The Adventures Continue will also contain 30 pages of story content, meaning it will first appear as digital-first Batman: The Adventures Continue issues #15 – 17. Release dates for those digital issues, slated for late 2020, will be announced soon. Batman: The Adventures Continue #8 hits comic shops on January 5, 2021.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection”

The World’s Finest has published its review of Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, available through traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020. In short, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is one of most arresting books to hit shelves this year. Mondo’s work, on display here, is imaginative, slick and bursting with admiration and respect for Batman: The Animated Series, and Insight Editions pulls out all the stops in making sure the presentation is second-to-none. It’s serves as tangible representation of the enduring legacy of the beloved cartoon classic, and you couldn’t ask for a better example.

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The World's Finest reviews Batman: The Animated Series - The Phantom Creative Collection

Insight Editions describes Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection as follows:

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.

Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is available through your favorite traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Finale Details, More, From DC Comics For December 2020

DC Comics has provided details for its December 2020-shipping titles, which include the final issue of the digital-first mini-series Batman: The Adventures Continue. The seven-issue mini-series, which features 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 the final issue of its special $2 The Batman Adventures series, along with Batman Adventures and Justice League Unlimited digest-sized collections. Continue below for artwork and release details.


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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #7 (of 7)
Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Variant cover by JUSTIN ERICKSON
ON SALE 12/1/20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 7 OF 7 | FC | DC

The stage is set for Jason Todd’s master plan. Batman must kill The Joker – or Red Hood will kill Robin! Can Batman turn the tables on his Boy Wonder turned bad and save Tim Drake, or will Batman finally put an end to the Clown Prince of Crime’s shenanigans?

Batman: The Animated Series

DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #7
written by KELLEY PUCKETT
art and cover by MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
ON SALE 12/1/20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
FINAL ISSUE

In this final issue of the all-ages reprint series, the Dark Knight tracks a fugitive from Chicago to an underground wrestling ring in the heart of Gotham City, where Killer Croc wrestles under the name the Masked Marauder!

Batman Adventures

BATMAN ADVENTURES: ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER TP
Written by TY TEMPLETON, CHUCK DIXON, SCOTT PETERSON, and GABE SORIA
Art by RICK BURCHETT, TIM LEVINS, CRAIG ROUSSEAU, and DEAN HASPIEL
Cover by DEAN HASPIEL
ON SALE 1/5/21
$9.99 US | 160 PAGES | 5.5″ x 8″ | FC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-723-5

Robin takes the lead in this series of stories set in the beloved world of Batman: The Animated Series! A criminal uncovers Robin’s secret identity – and attempts to profit from his discovery! Plus, when Batman’s poisoned, Robin only has six hours to find the cure – and Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are standing in his way. Collects Batman: Gotham Adventures #7, #19, #29, #42, #54, and Batman Adventures #9.

Justice League Unlimited

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: HOCUS POCUS TP
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, JASON HALL, MATT WAYNE, and BEN McCOOL
Art by CARLO BARBERI, RICK BURCHETT, MIN S. KU, and DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by ZACH HOWARD
ON SALE 2/2/21
$9.99 US | 144 PAGES | 5.5″ x 8″ | FC
ISBN: 978-1-77950-754-9

DC’s greatest superheroes team up to defend Earth against unpredictably dark, ancient, and mystical forces! Facing off against Dr. Destiny, ancient evils, demons, and other supernatural threats isn’t easy. This collection features the iconic core members of the Justice League as they enlist the help of an expanded roster featuring Stargirl, Deadman, Blue Devil, Doctor Fate, Zatanna, and more to take action against the dark, magical forces of the DC Universe, including the Shadow Thief and an out-of-control Spectre! Collects Justice League Unlimited #11, #14, #25, #33, #37, and #40.



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“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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