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DC Comics Releases “Harley Quinn And The Gotham Girls” Collection, “The Batman Adventures” #12 Reprint Details

DC Comics has released official details for the upcoming February 2020-dated Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls trade paperback collection, plus details on a special $1 reprint of The Batman Adventures #12 hitting shelves in January 2020. Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls collects all five issues of the 2002 Gotham Girls mini-series, published by DC Comics and loosely based on the 2000 Gotham Girls online animated series, itself spun out of Batman: The Animated Series. Continue below for official details and cover artwork.

DOLLAR COMICS: BATMAN ADVENTURES #12
Written by: KELLEY PUCKETT
Art and cover by: MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
Reprinting Harley Quinn’s first comic-book adventure in a tale guest-starring Poison Ivy and Batgirl!
ON SALE 01.15.20
$1.00 US | 32PAGES | FC | DC

HARLEY QUINN AND THE GOTHAM GIRLS TP
Written by: PAUL STORRIE
art by: JENNIFER GRAVES
Cover by: SHANE GLINES
Unable to resist a golden opportunity tofund her beloved lion preserve, Catwoman heists a vial of a mysterious formulafor a shady company—only to discover she’s actually working for Harley and Ivy!Detective Renee Montoya, investigating the theft of the formula, follows thedeadly trail of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, while Ivy tries to convinceCatwoman and Batgirl that they should cooperate with her. Then, Harley Quinngets control of the chemical formula everyone wants, which means that nothinggoes as planned—not even for her best pal, Poison Ivy! Collects Gotham Girls#1-5.
ON SALE 02.12.20
$16.99 US | 128 PAGES | FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9971-2

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“Young Justice: The Animated Series – Book One: The Early Missions” TPB Collection Coming Oct. 2, 2019

DC Comics has provided details on the upcoming Young Justice trade paperback collection, called Young Justice: The Animated Series – Book One: The Early Missions. The trade paperback collects issue #0 – 13 of the 2011 – 2013 series along with content from Free Comic Book Day 2011. The earlier trade collections of the series are currently out of print. DC Comics is expected to collect the comic series in two releases. Continue below for the official details and cover artwork.

YOUNG JUSTICE: THE ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE: THE EARLY MISSIONS TP

WRITTEN BY ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO, GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS
ART BY MIKE NORTON and CHRISTOPHER JONES
COVER BY MIKE NORTON

In this new trade collecting issues #0-13 of the 2011 series plus the 2011 Free Comic Book Day story, the Justice League needs a covert team that can operate on the sly, so who better than experienced crimefighters Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad? Together with Superboy and the crush-worthy shape-shifting alien Miss Martian, these teens are ready to stop being sidekicks and start taking down their own villains—like the League of Shadows and The Joker—all on their own.

ON SALE 10.02.19
$24.99 US | 328 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-779501417

Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the Young Justice animated series, is currently available on the DC Universe streaming service. New episodes of the series debut July 2, 2019. An exclusive Young Justice: Outsiders comic is also available on the platform. It has not been confirmed if that comic will be released or collected in print format.

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DC Entertainment Plans Special Events, Projects To Celebrate 80th Anniversary of Batman

DC Entertainment has released details on its plans to commemorate 80 years of Batman. Plans include a special worldwide Bat-Signal light-up event, theatrical screenings, convention panels, special projects and more. Special projects include previously-announced titles – such as Batman: Hush and Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – and a selection of yet-to-be-announced titles. Complete press details are below, along with key artwork and two animated clips for the 80th anniversary celebrations.

Long Live The Bat
DC Commemorates 80 Years of Batman
With Worldwide Fan Celebration

DC Releases Landmark Detective Comics #1000 Issue;
Iconic Bat-Signal to Light Up Across the Globe;
Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs Of America;
Exclusive Fan Festivities; and More

Yearlong Celebration Kicks Off at SXSW with
1.5 Million Bats Flying from Austin’s Congress Bridge​

Batman

To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of Detective Comics #1000, live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.

First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

To commemorate this milestone, custom artwork was created that pays homage to Batman’s legacy in all forms of media. The Batman profile pencil design is by beloved longtime DC artist José Luis García-López, and digital paint design is by Admira Wijaya. This graphic will be featured throughout the celebration.

DC will honor #LongLiveTheBat throughout 2019, including Batman’s 80th anniversary on March 30 and Batman Day on September 21. As part of this yearlong celebration, there are many ways fans can participate.

Read Batman:
-Paying homage to the Super Hero’s 80-year publishing history, DC will present two commemorative books: including the landmark collector’s issue of Detective Comics #1000, on sale at comics shops March 27, and a special hardcover release, Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman – The Deluxe Edition, available March 19.

Experience Batman:
-SXSW in Austin, Texas, will kick off the global celebration with multiple fan experiences, photo opportunities, limited-edition merchandise and Instagrammable mural by a local artist. SXSW will also set the stage for an incredible moment when more than 1.5 million bats fly into the night over Austin’s famous Congress Bridge on March 15.
-DC will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with panels at major conventions, including a dedicated “Happy Birthday, Batman!” panel at WonderCon in Anaheim on the actual anniversary, March 30.
-Generations of fans across the globe will gather together to honor the timeless hero on Batman Day, September 21. The Bat-Signal will light up in major cities worldwide, alongside a wide array of fan celebrations, including interactive photo opportunities, live music, food, games and more. Plus, fans will race across the finish line in their favorite Caped Crusader attire in a series of 5K and 10K runs in select cities.
-Families can celebrate #LongLiveTheBat at multiple Six Flags locations across North America in August with extended hours, exclusive Batman-themed experiences and special merchandise. Warner Bros. theme parks across the globe, including Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, Parque Warner Madrid and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, will host Batman 80th anniversary events.
-Madame Tussauds locations in Orlando and Sydney will unveil interactive fan-friendly experiences, photo opportunities and special merchandise in September.
-In May, collectible art boutique MONDO will host a curated anniversary exhibit at its Austin gallery celebrating iconic Batman cover art throughout the years.
-The global touring exhibition The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes will celebrate the Dark Knight with a special Batman edition, beginning this September in São Paulo, Brazil.
-Romics—the comic book, animation and gaming convention in Rome, Italy—will host an immersive Batman 80th anniversary exhibit in April.
-Designed for fans of all ages, visitors to Shanghai this summer will be treated to a first-of-its-kind special exhibit celebrating Batman.
-Otter Media brands Rooster Teeth, Crunchyroll, VRV and Fullscreen will celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary through a variety of programming and social campaigns designed to amplify DC’s global campaign.
-AT&T will activate across retail, digital and DIRECTV, which will celebrate the anniversary with a Batman-branded channel. Plus, AT&T customers will get insider access through AT&T thanks to Batman content, comics, merchandise, exclusive fan experiences and more.

Watch Batman:
-Television broadcast partners worldwide will host Batman programming marathons in March and September.
-Cartoon Network in the U.S. and key territories will host exclusive Batman themed programming and stunts for kids in March and September.
-DC Universe – DC’s digital subscription service – will be celebrating in a big way with the promotion of Batman content in March and September.

Join Batman:
-Boys & Girls Clubs of America will join Batman in a first-ever partnership to celebrate kids, teens and youth development professionals who stand up for positive change in their communities. The campaign kicks off in April during National Boys & Girls Clubs Week.
-In honor of military appreciation month this May, DC will partner with the USO, the iconic military support nonprofit, on a special Batman-themed USO2GO kit featuring comics, movies, TV shows, games and more. The kit will offer a fun diversion for service members stationed in remote locations around the globe, connecting them to home and all things Dark Knight.
-Fans in the UK can join in raising awareness of Genetic Disorders UK by wearing an exclusively designed Batman t-shirt on Jeans for Genes Day in September.

Shop Batman:
-WB and DC are also joining forces with an extensive list of retail partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, iTunes, Walmart, GameStop and Google Play, among others.
-Global partners such as LEGO, Mattel and Funko will release exclusive Batman 80th anniversary products throughout the year.

Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. And he’s just getting started. More details on the global celebration will be released in the coming months.

Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. Visit www.Batman80.com for the latest news and updates.

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Home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, DC is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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“Young Justice: Outsiders” Prequel Comic Coming To DC Universe

During the 2018 New York Comic-Con, DC Comics announced it will publish a Young Justice: Outsiders prequel comic through its DC Universe streaming app. The comic, currently slated to be a single issue, will be written by Greg Weisman with art by Christopher Jones, both of whom worked on the original Young Justice animated spin-off comic series. Weisman also serves as a producer and writer for the Young Justice animated series.

The Young Justice: Outsiders prequel comic series will debut in 2019. DC Comics has yet to confirm if the comic will also be available in print or through other digital comics outlets. More details are expected to be announced in the near future.

Young Justice: Outsiders is described by Warner Bros. Animation as follows:

Young JusticeYoung Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.

Young Justice: Outsiders premieres in January 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service, with new episodes spread out in two separate chunks during the year. Three episodes will debut each week. The first batch of episodes will debut in January 2019, with the second batch airing in June 2019. Additional details on the platform, including content and pricing, can be found here.

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DC Comics Launching “The Death Of Superman” Digital First Mini-Series

DC Comics is rolling out the digital-first mini-series The Death of Superman. The series, based on the DC Universe Movie animated title of the same name, expands and follows-up on events depicted in the feature. The first issue of the digital title is available starting August 1, 2018. Additional details on the series, and the cover to the first chapter, are available below. The actual The Death of Superman animated movie is available now on Digital HD and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN #1

The Death of Superman

Written by: Louise Simonson
Pencils: Cat Staggs
Inks: Cat Staggs

Story: The Death of Superman was one of the biggest moment in the history of comics. Revisit the story that rocked the entired world with the last stand of Earth’s mightiest champion in this thrilling brand new mini series!

“Power” Part 1! How did Superman miss the beginning of Doomsday’s rampage? Well, first, he had to save Lois Lane’s father from his own folly.

The Death of Superman – Chapter 1 is available at digital comic outlets starting August 1, 2018, with a print collection of the mini-series coming later in 2019. Stay tuned for additional updates on The Death of Superman, including a full review, here soon at The World’s Finest. The Death of Superman is available now on Digital HD and will arrive on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

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