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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” More, Coming May 2020 From DC Comics

DC Comics will launch the print edition of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue in May 2020, which will feature new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series. The digital-first edition of this series is slated to be available in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue will be co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, with artwork by Ty Templeton. DC Comics will also release a special $2 reprint of The Batman Adventures #1 and a new Batgirl-centric trade paperback collection. Continue below for artwork and release details.

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BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant cover by DAN MORA
Blank variant cover

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?
ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

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DC CLASSICS: THE BATMAN ADVENTURES #1
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON and RICK BURCHETT
Art and cover by TY TEMPLETON

Why does the Penguin plan to become Gotham City’s biggest philanthropist?
Find out in this reprint of the debut issue of DC’s classic all-ages series,
the first of a new monthly series of reprints with a $1.99 cover price!
ON SALE 05.06.20
$1.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Offered to coincide with The Batman Adventures Continue #1.

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BATMAN ADVENTURES: BATGIRL — A LEAGUE OF HER OWN TP
Written by PAUL DINI, TY TEMPLETON, and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by RICK BURCHETT and TIM LEVINS
Cover by BRUCE TIMM

In these previous, uncollected stories inspired by the hit Batman: The Animated Series, Batgirl swings across the rooftops of Gotham City alongside Batman, Nightwing, and Robin to battle the likes of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Ra’s al Ghul. She even finds time to team up with her father, Commissioner Gordon, to catch two escaped convicts. Collects the all-ages Batgirl Adventures #1 and Batman: Gotham Adventures #8-9, #22, and 38!
ON SALE 06.10.20
$9.99 US | 6” OF 9” | 152 PAGES
FC

DC Comics also released a series of preview images through an assortment of outlets, featuring interior artwork and the official logo for Batman: The Adventures Continue. Please click on the thumbnail images below for a closer look.

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The above imagery is also available at The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite. Stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. DC Collectibles is also releasing new additions to its Batman: The Adventures Continue action figure line, including new Batman and Catwoman variants, along with The Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Batman: The Adventures Continue” Comic Hits Digital April 2020, Print May 2020, From DC Comics

DC Comics has announced that Batman: The Adventures Continue, a digital-first mini-series based on Batman: The Animated Series, will be available in starting in April 2020, followed by a print edition in May 2020. The series, co-written by animated alums Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with artwork by Ty Templeton, will feature stories taking place following the events of The New Batman Adventures. Continue below for press details and artwork from the series.

Batman: The Adventures Continue
Arrives from Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Ty Templeton!

New Comic Books, Set in the World of Batman: The Animated Series, Coming this May

From the visionary team behind Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories set in this seminal animated world! Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, digital-first six-issue mini-series, launching in print on May 6, 2020, is co-written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, both producers of the original animated series, and illustrated by Ty Templeton, who has brought the world of B:TAS to comic books since 1992’s Batman Adventures #1.

Inspired by the beloved and Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, these new comics reflect a new era of the long-running DC Collectibles action figure line by featuring newly designed characters never before seen in the beloved animated shows! DC’s Batman: The Adventures Continue characters are all based on art by Ty Templeton in the iconic Bruce Timm animated style. New figures from DC Collectibles launch this spring, and now, together with these new comics, the legendary Batman: The Animated Series continues to reach new audiences!

“Fans familiar with the Batman of The New Batman/Superman Adventures will be right up to speed,” says Paul Dini. “Alan and I approached the writing with the idea that we were doing the season you might have seen if we had not put the series aside to do Batman Beyond.”

“Tim Drake is still a very young Robin,” added Ty Templeton of the timing of the series. “Batman isn’t middle-aged or anything, and we’re not even close to the events of Batman Beyond.”

“What is different, however, is that we’re going back to cover certain gaps in the original series, events that didn’t have a bearing on the series at the time, but now do,” continued Alan Burnett. “In other words, there will be secret histories that will turn Batman’s world upside down. Things that no one knew were out there, until now.”

“Perhaps the most intriguing character in the run will be young man whose story threads through most of the issues,” teased Burnett. “He’s a smart, super-elusive loner who knows way too much about the Dark Knight. How this mystery man fits into the world of Batman Adventures and what he means to accomplish should, I hope, be a real jolt for old fans.”

In the first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue, collecting two digital-first chapters, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?

Batman: The Adventures Continue #1, written by Paul Dini and Alan Burnett with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson and a variant cover by Dan Mora, hits shelves on May 6, 2020. Digital-First chapters will be released beginning in April 2020.

For more imagery from Batman: The Adventures Continue, including the title’s logo, check out the gallery available at The World’s Finest.

Stay tuned for additional updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue right here at The World’s Finest. DC Collectibles is also releasing new additions to its Batman: The Adventures Continue action figure line, including new Batman and Catwoman variants, along with The Batman Who Laughs and Vampire Batman. For more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest.

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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

Stay tuned for additional updates on these titles here at The World’s Finest. For more on the 2000 Gotham Girls online animated series, go check out the dedicated The World’s Finest subsite. Further details on The Batman Adventures, itself a comic series inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, can also be found at The World’s Finest.

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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​

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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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