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“Justice League Unlimited,” “Supergirl” Collections, “Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two” Coming Summer 2021 From DC Comics

The launch of Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two, along with collections for Justice League Unlimited and Superman Adventures are slated to hit shelves come Summer 2021, as revealed in DC Comics’ June 2021 comic solicitations. The Superman Adventures collection features a series of stories spotlighting Supergirl, and the Justice League Unlimited focuses on the female members of the League. Continue below for details, artwork and release details.

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE – SEASON TWO #1

Batman: The Adventures Continue Batman: The Adventures Continue

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: the Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill, and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight?

ON SALE 6/1/2021
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Card Stock Variant Cover $4.99 US | FC | DC


SUPERGIRL ADVENTURES: GIRL OF STEEL TPB

Written by EVAN DORKIN, SARAH DYER, MARK MILLAR AND ADAM BEECHEN
Art by BRET BLEVINS, TERRY AUSTIN, ALUIR AMANCIO AND ETHEN BEAVERS
Cover by BRUCE TIMM

Supergirl takes the spotlight in this collection of adventures that prove she is much more than a sidekick! Discover the events that prepare Supergirl to face her past fears and embrace her future. Throughout this collection, witness Supergirl team up with Superman and the Justice League to confront treacherous encounters with some of DC’s most notorious villains, like General Zod, Lex Luthor, and Darkseid. Join the adventure as Kara gets accustomed to life on Earth and fulfills her desire to help the world. Collects Superman Adventures #21, #39, #52, and Justice League Unlimited #7.

ON SALE 8/3/2021
$9.99 US | 128 PAGES | FC | DC
5 1/2′ x 8′
ISBN: 9781779510259


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: GIRL POWER TPB

Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by TY TEMPLETON

Eight action-packed adventures featuring the incredible women of the DC Universe! When a Justice League mission goes bad, can Supergirl and Mary Marvel step in to save the day? Meanwhile, Wonder Woman battles the Cheetah while Natasha Irons takes on a robot attack. Then, it’s a true “Battle of the Sexes” when Wonder Woman’s Amazon sisters suddenly turn against Man’s World!
Collects Adventures in the DC Universe #3-6, #9; Justice League Adventures #4; Justice League Unlimited #20-22, #35-42.

ON SALE 7/6/2021
$9.99 US | 152 PAGES | FC | DC
5 1/2′ x 8′
ISBN: 9781779510150

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two” Hits Digital May 2021, Print June 2021, From DC Comics

DC Comics has announced that Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two, the sequel comic series based on Batman: The Animated Series, will be available on digital starting in May 2021, followed by a print edition in June 2021. Co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton and coloring by Monica Kubina, the series will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures, the latter era of Batman: The Animated Series. Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Two follows the successful first volume of Batman: The Adventures Continue, which continued to explore the animated world of Batman. Continue below for further press details and artwork from the series.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II
Uncovers an Ancient Gotham City Legend:
The Court of Owls

Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina
return for a second incredible season of Batman: The Adventures Continue!


Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Are there mysterious claw marks on brick buildings in your neighborhood? Who would you call to investigate? The GCPD…or Batman?

From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series and 2020’s hit comic book series Batman: The Adventures Continue comes an all-new season set in this seminal animated world! Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina return to comics for Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II, launching in print on June 1!

Gotham City is changing. After Mayor Hill is killed by a mysterious assailant, Batman finds himself tracking down an ancient order that’s long been buried under the streets of Gotham: The Court of Owls. But what does this group have to gain from the death of Mayor Hill…and how can Deadman help the Dark Knight? Will the clues lead Batman to an ancient Gotham City legend?

Who else besides Boston Brand will materialize in this new season of Batman: The Adventures Continue?

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II arrives in comic shops on June 1 with a cover by Riley Rossmo and a card stock variant cover by Andrew MacLean. Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II will have digital chapters publishing biweekly beginning May 6 on participating platforms.

Batman: The Adventures Continue Season II #1
Written by: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Art by: Ty Templeton and Monica Kubina
Cover by: Riley Rossmo
Card stock variant cover by: Andrew MacLean
ON SALE 6/1/2021 (digital chapters begin on 5/6)
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

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Movie-Inspired “Batman ’89,” “Superman ’78” Titles Coming Summer 2021 From DC Comics

DC Comics has announced it will release two new comic series inspired by the classic Tim Burton-helmed Batman and Richard Donner Superman movies. The titles, Batman ’89 and Superman ’78, will feature new adventures taking place in the same continuity of the acclaimed feature films. Both comic series will be available in digital and in print this coming Summer 2021. Batman ’89 and Superman ’78 follows DC Comics’ recent trend of revisiting previous multi-media interpretations of their biggest characters in comic form, including Batman ’66 and Batman: The Adventures Continue. Continue below for press details and early artwork.


The Movie Worlds of Superman ’78 and Batman ’89
Are Heading to Comics in Two All-New DC Digital First Series!

The gothic mentality of Tim Burton’s Batman lurks around every corner in Batman ’89
by Screenwriter Sam Hamm and Artist Joe Quinones!

You’ll believe a man can fly in Superman ’78
by Writer Rob Venditti and Artist Wilfredo Torres!

Beginning in July 2021, decades after both Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie and Tim Burton’s Batman introduced generations of fans to silver screen versions of DC’s Man of Steel and the World’s Greatest Detective, DC is returning to these beloved properties to tell new stories set within these worlds with the publication of a series of Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 comic books. Writer Rob Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres will capture imaginations in Superman ’78 while screenwriter Sam Hamm and artist Joe Quinones will immerse readers into Batman ’89.

Continuing the twisted adventures of DC’s Dark Knight from Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies, Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. The gothic mentality behind the world, while still rooted in a sense of realism, helped inform many of DC’s global fans’ first impressions on the Dark Knight’s Gotham. In the new Batman ’89 comic, Hamm and Quinones will help usher in the return of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and will debut a new Robin! Plus, Quinones has a vision for Harvey Dent/Two-Face that is as close to movie magic as a comic can get!

And in the vein of DC’s plans for Batman ’89, Rob Venditti (Hawkman) and Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66) will collaborate on Superman ’78 to tell stories set within the world Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve created in Superman: The Movie. In Superman ’78, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced! Inspired by Donner’s classic, timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will show fans that a man can truly fly.

Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 will debut with six digital chapters of each new series on July 27, followed by new chapters of each comic book for the six weeks that immediately follow. The twelve chapters of each new series will also publish as six printed comics between August and October and as hardcover collections in October (Batman ’89) and November (Superman ’78).



In addition to the above press release, DC Comics has also provided details for the first issue of each issue, respectively. Please note the details below were issued after the original press release above and feature updated release date and content details. Continue below for more.


BATMAN ’89 #1

Story by SAM HAMM
Pencils by JOE QUINONES
Inks by JOE QUINONES
Cover by JOE QUINONES

Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!
ON SALE 8/10/21
Price: US $3.99 | 32 pages | FC | DC
CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by JERRY ORDWAY Price: US $4.99
1:25 Design Variant by JOE QUINONES Price: US $4.99
TEAM VARIANT by KEN TAYLOR/TAURIN CLARKE Price: US $4.99


SUPERMAN ’78 #1

Story by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by WILFREDO TORRES
Cover by WILFREDO TORRES

Fly into director Richard Donner’s Superman once more in Superman ’78! Written by Robert Venditti (Superman: Man of Tomorrow) and drawn by Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66), Superman ’78 tells a brand-new adventure in the world of the beloved film. A bright, shining day in Metropolis is interrupted by a mysterious drone that crash-lands in the city and starts wreaking havoc. This looks like a job for Superman! But where did the metallic menace come from, what is its purpose, and who is Brainiac?
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CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by EVAN “DOC” SHANER Price: US $4.99
CARD STOCK 1:25 Design Variant by WILFREDO TORRES Price: US $4.99


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“Justice League” And “Justice League Unlimited,” “The Batman,” “Static Shock,” More, Coming February 2021 To HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be joining the streaming service starting February 1, 2021, with Static Shock and The Batman to be available starting February 15, 2021. HBO Max is an American-based subscription video on demand streaming service from AT&T’s Warner Media, which also owns publisher DC Comics and its characters.




Warner Media confirms all 52 episodes of Justice League will be available, as will all 39 episodes of its sequel series, Justice League Unlimited. Every episode of Static Shock, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, as well as The Batman and its spin-off movie, The Batman vs. Dracula, will also be streamable on HBO Max. The majority of the DC Comics-based animated and live-action content was previously available on the DC Universe streaming service, which became a comics-exclusive streaming platform in January 2021.

The World’s Finest can also confirm exclusively, courtesy of HBO Max, that both Static Shock and The Batman will be available on the streaming service in high-definition widescreen, a first for both of these series in terms of home media releases.

HBO Max and Warner Media have provided program descriptions for Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Static Shock and The Batman, all of which are available below:

Static Shock
Based on characters from the DC Comics series, superhero Virgil Hawkins and his classmates confront real problems and issues faced by today’s teens: peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse, urban neighborhood. But helping people and making a positive impact in his community gives a real charge to this newfound superhero in the animated adventures of Static Shock.

The Batman
In Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, lives The Batman. He’s in his mid-twenties and just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while maintaining his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. This younger Batman confronts updated versions of familiar foes, meeting each member of his classic Rogues’ Gallery for the first time. With the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the Dark Knight takes his war on crime to the next level, employing a new arsenal of experimental Bat-gadgets and amped-up Batmobile, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the “BatWave.” Join the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman isn’t going at it alone this time! The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and others fight crime alongside Batman, although their differing powers and personalities are often at odds with the Dark Knight’s style. While still based in Gotham, Batman often travels beyond the Gotham City limits, facing situations both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman still relies on his stealth, resourcefulness, and limitless supply of cool gadgets to uphold justice.

Justice League
In this action-packed adventure series, the world’s greatest superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, join forces as the Justice League to battle powerful villains, supernatural creatures and evil entities determined to take over the world and destroy the League. Based on the DC Comics characters.

Justice League Unlimited
In a world of extraterrestrial invasions, powerful sorcerers, vast shadowy conspiracies and ancient gods, the galaxy’s most powerful superheroes return to battle the allied villains and criminal plots that endanger the universe. Two years ago, the world’s greatest heroes banded together as the Justice League and dedicated themselves to battling threats too great for any single hero to handle. Since then, they’ve saved the world countless times from unimaginable dangers. But the price has been high. With their ranks diminished after fighting off an alien invasion and with new dangers arising at an ever-increasing pace, the remaining Justice League crime fighters realize that protecting the entire world is going to take more technology and manpower than they have at hand. A lot more. These heroes come home to roost in their high-tech Watchtower, sporting space-based energy weapons and a powered-up fleet of Javelin spaceships. The team members tap innovative matter-transporters that zip them from one location to another in a flash. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern continue to lead the universe’s most powerful superheroes, including such well-known defenders as Supergirl, Green Arrow and the Atom as well as Booster Gold, Hawk & Dove, Elongated Man, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Zatanna. These fearless fighters and many others are the Justice League Unlimited.




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“Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons” Coming February 16, 2021 To Blu-Ray

Warner Archive, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s specialty manufacture-on-demand label, announced the first two seasons of the Harley Quinn animated series will be available February 16, 2021 on Blu-ray. The first season of the animated series is already available on DVD, with the second season hitting that format also on February 16, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Continue below for press details and cover art from the forthcoming release.

Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons
Available on Blu-Ray February 16, 2021

Harley QuinnHarley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker (Alan Tudyk) and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. With the help of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom. Don’t worry – she’s got this. Or does she? In Season 2, Harley has defeated the Joker, and Gotham City is hers for the taking…what’s left of it, that is. Her celebration in the newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, they’re intent on keeping Harley and her crew from taking control as the top villains in Gotham.

About Warner Archive Collection
Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Thing From Another World, The Big Sleep, The Thin Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Days of Wine and Roses and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as The Jetsons and Jonny Quest (on Blu-ray), Step by Step and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on DVD) to theatrical animation on Blu-ray, including the remastered and restored Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volumes 1-3 and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases such as Teen Titans: The Complete Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via warnerarchive.com and your favorite online retailer.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons, which collects the first 26 episodes of the acclaimed series, arrives February 16, 2021 on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. The first two seasons of Harley Quinn are also currently available to view on the HBO Max streaming service, with a third season slated for 2021. For more, click here to check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn‘s first season. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news at the link below.

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