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DC Comics Announces “DC Universe” Name For Upcoming Streaming Service

DC Comics announced the name and released new imagery for the upcoming streaming service, titled “DC Universe.” The streaming service will be home to a host of DC Comics-based programming, both live-action and animated. New imagery includes updated title logos for Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, two of the animated series slated for “DC Universe.” DC Comics says the service will be “a first-of-its kind, immersive digital experience designed just for DC fans,” with members getting access to exclusive original content. Launch date and price details are expected later this summer. Click on the images below to view new select “DC Universe” artwork.





Live-action programming currently slated for the service includes Titans, Swamp Thing and Metropolis. For more details on Young Justice, please check out the dedicated subsite here at The World’s Finest.

“DC Universe” is expected to roll out this year with the debut of the Young Justice: Outsiders animated series, the third season of the fan-favorite animated series. The new Harley Quinn animated series is also expected to launch this year, along with the live-action Titans series, which is currently filming. Stay tuned for further details – including a launch date, price and details on the service’s animated fare – right here at The World’s Finest.

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DC Comics Launches “Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay” Digital First Mini-Series

DC Comics is rolling out the digital-first mini-series Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, a twelve-chapter comic sequel to the upcoming DC Universe Movie animated title of the same name. The first issue of the digital title is available starting March 21, 2018. Press details, along with preview images from the first issue of the DC Comics Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay digital title, are available below. The actual Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Please note the content below may contain spoilers for the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie.

THERE IS HELL TO PAY
IN THIS NEW SUICIDE SQUAD COMIC SERIES,
AND IT BEGINS RIGHT NOW

Today [March 21, 2018], DC kicks off a brand-new Digital First series with Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, a sequel story to the upcoming animated film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The comic series from writer Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) will follow Amanda Waller as she looks for an escape – from death. The first chapter is available now.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay“Our story picks up immediately after the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated film, and Waller is still on a personal mission to save her soul – and she’s willing to put the Suicide Squad through hell to do it,” says Parker. “This time, the Squad goes way out of their element and around the world to face supernatural and ancient forces – and yes, Harley is in there too!”

Amanda Waller’s Task Force X has completed another mission­ – and in her opinion, the prize was worth the price they paid. But with the Spectre closing in to take Waller’s soul, she must find a new means of escaping death. Now looking to Jason Blood as a possible ally, Waller may face a revolt from her own team for this latest addition to the Squad. Is membership in the Suicide Squad really better than imprisonment at Belle Reve?

The weekly series will run for 12 chapters, written by Jeff Parker, beginning with illustrations from Matthew Dow Smith, with future chapters from artists Agustin Padilla, Stefano Raffaele and Cat Staggs.

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay – Chapter 1 is available today across digital platforms. Check it out on ReadDC.com, comiXology.com, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes.

About the movie:
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is the next film in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The new, original story finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay arrives March 27 on Digital and April 10 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.

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Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay – Chapter 1 is now available at digital outlets, with a print collection of the mini-series coming later in 2018. Check out images from the upcoming animated movie at the dedicated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay subsite. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Constantine: City Of Demons” Available On CW Seed Starting March 24, 2018

Warner Bros. Television has officially announced the Constantine animated series starring the fan-favorite character will debut March 24, 2018 on streaming service CW Seed. The show will be the subject of a panel at the WonderCon comic convention in Anaheim, California on March 24, with appearances by series star Matt Ryan, writer J.M. DeMatteis and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation exec Peter Girardi. The animated series, called Constantine: City of Demons, will take place in the same universe as the recent Justice League Dark animated feature from the DC Universe Movie line.

Warner Bros. has also provided the official description of the WonderCon panel, which takes place at 10am on March 24:

ConstantineConstantine World Premiere Screening — A WonderCon Anaheim exclusive! Don’t miss the world premiere screening of the first episodes of the animated Constantine series for CW Seed! This new series from Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Animation follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Constantine is executive produced by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Constantine, Krypton), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning), and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning). Join series star Matt Ryan, plus series writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark, Batman vs. Robin) and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation’s Peter Girardi for a Q&A session after the screening. The first season of Constantine begins streaming March 24 at http://www.cwseed.com.

While inspired by the depiction of the character appearing in multiple live-action “Arrowverse” series on The CW, Constantine: City of Demons series writer DeMatteis says the series takes place in the same continuity of Justice League Dark.

Stay tuned for further select updates on the forthcoming animated series right here at The World’s Finest. Additional coverage on Justice League Dark can be found at The World’s Finest subsite.

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“Batman And Harley Quinn” Comic Collection Coming March 2018

DC Comics has announced a special hardcover collection of the recent Batman and Harley and Harley and Batman digital comic titles, based on the 2017 Batman and Harley Quinn DC Universe Original Movie title, will hit shelves in March 2018. The twelve issues digital comic series featured a five-part Harley Quinn and Batman prequel segment, covering events leading up to the animated movie, and a seven-part Batman and Harley Quinn sequel segment exploring the film’s fallout. Details for collection can be found below.

BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

Batman and Harley Quinn

Written by: Ty Templeton and others
Art by: Rick Burchett and others
Cover by: Ty Templeton

The Story: Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett reunite for a story that serves as a sequel to the Batman and Harley Quinn animated film! Harley Quinn is a legend in her own mind, so when she realizes The Joker thinks of her as more of a sidekick, she takes her revenge! But before Batman can swoop in and cart her off to Arkham Asylum, her pal Poison Ivy rescues her! But if the only way to get rid of her sidekick status is to strike out on her own, will Harley be willing to try it? And does that mean…joining Batman? Collects Batman and Harley Quinn digital chapters #1-12.

Release Date: March 7, 2018
Cover Price: $24.99

Single issues of the Harley Quinn and Batman and Batman and Harley Quinn digital comic titles are currently available through DC Comics, Comixology and other digital comic retailers.

For more on Batman and Harley Quinn, check out the dedicated The World’s Finest subsite for a review of the animated release, more details on the digital comic ti-eins, an assortment of additional video clips, images, content and much more. The Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature is now available for purchase through online and traditional retail outlets, both in digital formats and on Blu-ray and DVD. Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic book mini-series, now available to own in the trade paperback format. In short, writer Matthew K. Manning and artist Jon Sommariva skillfully weave a fun story which finds Batman and the Ninja Turtles facing off against some of their biggest respective threats, including the likes of Shredder, The Joker and a wealth of surprise foes that are better left unspoiled. With clever twists, brilliant homages, smart dialogue and some legitimate surprise appearances, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is a terrific story that fans should pick up. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures

In further Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures coverage, The World’s Finest recently interviewed both Manning and Sommariva about their respective work on the comic series. Click here to check out Manning’s interview and click here to read Sommariva’s interview. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is now available to own in the trade paperback format through online and traditional retail outlets, though single issues are also still readily available online or through your local comic vendor.

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