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Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond

Publisher: Insight Editions
Release Date – Oct. 29, 2019


Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Through the years, Gotham City’s guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all now have our own Batman. To some, he’s the colorful Caped Crusader who dispatches villains with a POW! To others, he’s the grim Dark Knight hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents. And to others still he’s made of LEGO, has great abs and likes to eat lobster thermidor!

BatmanIn celebration of the Dark Knight’s 80th Anniversary, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken across comics, TV, animation, film, video games and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Along with taking readers on an unparalleled journey into the creation of the most memorable Batman moments in the character’s eighty-year history—from the “Knightfall” comics arc to Tim Burton’s films and the Arkham video game series—the book offers incomparable access to the DC and Warner Bros. archives to deliver an avalanche of never-before-seen visual treasures that are guaranteed to blow the minds of Batman fans everywhere.

This book contains new writing and never-before-seen content, including a foreword by Michael Keaton, a preface from Dennis O’Neil, an introduction by Kevin Conroy, never-before-seen photography and concept art, along with sketches, animation cels, storyboards and much more! Filled with exclusive insert items, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, is the ultimate exploration of a true legend whose impact on our culture has no limits.


Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond
By James Harvey

It goes without saying, Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond is a book that you need to own, especially if you have any interest in Batman or the character’s storied history. As the title says, this book covers, well, nearly everything. Surprisingly thorough and even fairly up-to-date in terms of the character’s media status and comic book continuity,  Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond offers up everything you need to know on Batman’s impressive 80-year career, shining a signal on both his biggest events and some of his not-so-well-known adventures.

Written by Andrew Farago and Gina McYntir, Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond not only delivers on the lofty premise of its title, but actually exceeds expectations. Not every era or iteration gets the same amount of coverage, but the authors offer up an commendable balance of the bigger events coupled with some of the more lesser-known happenings of the Caped Crusader. The book is split into chapters covering either a specific spin or time period of The Dark Knight, and is laid out in a mostly chronological order, though some chapters focusing on a specific aspect of Batman’s history cause the book to slightly jump around (the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher content, for example). There’s a wealth of knowledge on display here, and it’s a safe bet most readers will be hit with a fair amount of new details from Batman’s assorted multi-media career.

While the book does cover the different cowls Batman has worn over the decades, the character’s four-color origins remain the base for this tome, which serves as a nice connective tissue throughout. Even though the book does end on some of the character’s more recent interpretations (Gotham, the DC Extended Universe), Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond never forgets where this all began. What’s impressive about this book is how, given the 80 years covered here, not only is the coverage balanced, but it’s easy to digest and never over-whelming. There’s a clear appreciation for the character here, so the book never feels like a history lesson but instead a testament to the icon’s incredible cultural impact. It’s an engaging read no matter how familiar one may be with Batman, which is commendable given the 400-ish page count.

Every era of Batman, on the page or otherwise, is given its proper due here. Whether it’s the dark avenger from the 1930s, the upbeat super-hero from the 1960s, the established vigilante of the 1980s and 1990s, up to the refreshed, rebirth-ed armored crime-fighter of today, all of the character’s different portrayals are laid out and, especially in the context of a book such as this, it’s fascinating to see how the character has evolved over the years. His assorted comics over the decades – Batman and Detective Comics, along with his assorted spin-off books and team titles – get plenty of ink, as do key storylines from throughout the years (think “Death in the Family,” “Knightfall,” “The Court of Owls,” “The Dark Knight Returns,” “The Killing Joke,”No Man’s Land,” and so on). Looking at all these events captured and broken down in one book makes you appreciate just how many changes and events Batman has endured during his publishing history. Naturally, given how big some of these events are, be it in terms of storytelling or the impact on Batman’s pop culture status, some do get dedicated chapters (like The Dark Knight Returns), while other are grouped together primarily on their placement in the timeline (Tim Burton’s Batman gets a chapter to itself, for example, and rightfully so, as does Batman: The Animated Series).

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That said, there’s a notable lack of coverage concerning all the action figures and similar collectibles that Batman has inspired over the year. An odd oversight, but by no means is it a major blow to the book, just unfortunate (though likely with a legitimate reason why).

For what’s included, nearly all of it is supported with a wealth of supplemental materials and inserts. Batman’s introductory story in Detective Comics #27 is reprinted here in a slightly larger than standard comic trim size insert, and it looks great. To offer a small taste, the book also offers up the 1950s Batmobile schematics, select storyboards from the Batman-centric The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians episode “The Fear,” Batman: Year One script pages, character designs from the movies, and much more. There’s behind-the-scenes photos, character and costume designs, storyboards, sketches and much much more. There’s one particular insert at the very end of the book that is cool, so neat, that I don’t want to spoil it here. And all of this is on top of a cool foreword by Michael Keaton, a history-laden preface by Dennis O’Neil and a wonderful introduction by Kevin Conroy (coupled with a fantastic full-page splash of the Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series). They’re all extremely well-written and the perfect way to set the tone of this massive tome.

All this incredible content is housed in an attractive, and surprisingly heavy, oversized package. It’s a big, weighty book, make no mistake, but it’s thankfully binded in a way that doesn’t make it cumbersome or awkward to read. It lays out flat and is easy to flip through. The overall design of the book too is attractive, with simple, themed page layouts and some fantastic cover artwork by John Guydos that succinctly encapsulates the Dark Knight’s history across page and screen. The comic book version of Batman appropriately looms over all the different media interpretations that have sprung forth since Detective Comics #27. It’s admittedly cool to see all these different versions of Batman share the same cover.

Like the cover, the book essentially tells Batman’s story throughout the decades both on the page and in the real world. Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond takes us from his early, scrappy beginnings to his current status as an icon known around the world, and it makes for an interesting and at-times fascinating read. To watch the character evolve throughout the decades is engaging and, even if we know where this journey may (hopefully) never end, it’s still a page-turner. There’s a level of respect on display here by the authors, who make sure that nearly every aspect of the character’s legacy is given it’s due. Even some of the lesser moments are given their due in a way that isn’t disrespectful or mocking, which is a testament to Farago and McYntir’s thoughtful approach to the material. 

A massive love letter to Batman’s 80-year history, both on and off the page,Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond is an impressive release from Insight Editions. Everything about this book, from the content within to its overall design and presentation, is top-notch. Not only is it a book that every Batman fan should add to their collection, but for those new to the character, it’s an incredible summation of the Dark Knight’s first 80 years. And, equally important, it’s just as well-written as it is meticulously researched. There’s an undeniable flow from paragraph to paragraph that makes this book nearly impossible to put it down, even with it clocking in at around 400 pages. Even at the suggested retail price of $75, this book is worth every penny (and it’s the ideal gift for yourself or for the Bat-fan in your life). No question about it, this is a book needs to be in your collection. Batman: The Definitive History of The Dark Knight In Comics, Film & Beyond is a Must Own!

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Please note that while Insight Editions provided a copy of this book for review, that did not impact or influence the product’s final assessment.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “The Death and Return of Superman”

The World’s Finest has published its review of DC Universe Movie’s The Death and Return of Superman, now available to own on physical and digital media. In short, The Death and Return of Superman is an enjoyable, lengthy adaptation of the classic Superman comic event that hits much, much more of the right notes then the wrong. It also feels like the preferred way to experience this animated adaptation. Watching the story unfold as it was originally presented, as two separate features, does work just fine, but this version just plays out better. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews The Death and Return of Superman

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes The Death and Return of Superman as follows:

The Death and Return of Superman finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage. Superman saves the planet, but not himself, leaving Earth’s citizens – and his heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. The aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

Check out the The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen subsites here at The World’s Finest for additional content on both features. Stay tuned for additional updates on The Death and Return of Superman right here at The World’s Finest. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, The Death and Return of Superman is available now on physical and digital media.

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Animated “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” First Look, Press Details Released

Blue Ribbon Content and CW Seed announced the upcoming Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons animated limited series will debut in Early 2020 on The CW’s streaming service. The mature-rated drama finds Deathstroke, voiced by Michael Chiklis, coming under threat by the villainous H.I.V.E. organization. Continue below for the press release.

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL CHIKLIS HEADLINES THE VOICE CAST OF
CW SEED’S ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS

First Look At DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Now Available

DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Set To
Debut On CW SEED First Quarter 2020

CW Seed, The CW’s free, ad-supported digital network, announced today the voice cast of its new animated series, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons. The twelve-episode original series is set to debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons stars Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Gotham) as the titular voice of Slade/Deathstroke, Sasha Alexander (Dawson’s Creek, Rizzoli & Isles) as Addie, Chris Jai Alex (Thundercats Roar) as Jackal and Faye Mata (Lego Friends: Girls On A Mission) as Rose, Griffin Puatu as Jericho, Asher Bishop as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon as Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt as Tiger, Panta Mosleh as Lady Shiva, Imari Williams as President/Hive Pilot, Minae Noji as Secretary of State, Noshir Dalal as Kapoor and Castulo Guerra as General Suarez.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons follows in the tradition of CW Seed’s animated series Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Ten years ago, Slade Wilson—aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke—made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson’s family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.IV.E. Can Deathstroke atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ultimate price?

Written by J.M. DeMatteis (CW Seed’s Constantine: City of Demons) and directed by Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light), Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is an animated DC series from Blue Ribbon Content and executive produced by Sam Register (DC Super Hero Girls, Mike Tyson Mysteries), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Blindspot).

ABOUT CW SEED:
CW Seed offers more than 1,000 hours of free, curated and ad-supported programming with original series such as award-winning I Ship It and Warner Bros. Animation/Blue Ribbon Content’s Constantine: City of Demons, Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray based on the DC characters, as well as beloved series such as J.J. Abrams’ (Westworld) Alcatraz, comedian Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris, Matthew Miller’s (Lethal Weapon) Forever, Martin Gero and Brendan Gall’s (Blindspot) The L.A. Complex, Bryan Fuller’s (Hannibal) Pushing Daises, Kevin Williamson’s (The Vampire Diaries) The Secret Circle and most recently added, the Emmy Award nominated Schitt’s Creek.

CW Seed can be found on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV, as well as CWSeed.com without logins, subscriptions and authentications. In late fall, CW Seed will launch CW Seed “Live,” an ad-supported 24/7 digital linear channel featuring original content provided by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly through the PeopleTV property.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will debut in early 2020 on CW Seed streaming service. Stay tuned for select Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Harley Quinn” Animated Series Debuts Nov. 29, 2019 On DC Universe, “BizarroTV” Series Announced

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Universe announced the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series will debut Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. The premiere date was announced at the annual New York Comic-Con. Also announced was a mixed media BizarroTV anthology series, upcoming titles coming to DC Universe and more. Continue below for the press release.

HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED ORIGINAL SERIES
DEBUT DATE ANNOUNCED AT GRAND OPENING OF
ART GALLERY POP-UP DEDICATED TO THE DELIGHTFULLY DERANGED SUPER-VILLAIN

Additional Live Action and Animated Shows Coming from Blue Ribbon Content to the Subscription Platform in 2020
Open Call for Unscripted Video Pitches and Launch of a New Robust Fan Community Initiative Rounded Out the Announcements During New York Comic-Con

DC Universe continues to deliver new content, robust community engagement, and real-world experiences to its members. During the grand opening reception of a new, pop-up activation titled, DCU HQ, the subscription service highlighted updates to the platform and previewed new content coming in 2020.

Timed to New York Comic-Con, the DCU HQ also includes an art retrospective dedicated to Harley Quinn and the character’s colorful history throughout animation, comics and film titled The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery. Included in the gallery space are props from the hotly anticipated film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn), in theaters February 7, 2020, from Warner Bros. Pictures: her fan-favorite Mallet, Harley Grenades, Fur-Covered Brass Knuckles, Black and Red Roller Skates donned by Harley Quinn herself for a hard-hitting Roller Derby scene, and many more never-before-displayed items.

In addition, many original art pieces are on display including, a development sketch of Harley Quinn for her first appearance in “Joker’s Favor”; original cel art from Batman: the Animated Series; comic book covers by Amanda Conner, Rachel Dodson and Jim Lee among others; plus original art by Bruce Timm and Amanda Conner created exclusively for the pop-up gallery.

The opening night festivities included a presentation featuring a line-up of DC executives, artists, producers and even Krypto was on hand, the fan-favorite super dog who will soon be appearing on the DC Universe original series Titans. The evening got underway with artist Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, creating live art on the walls within The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery. Timelapse video available in the media kit.

DC UNIVERSE ORIGINAL SERIES AND EXCLUSIVES

Harley Quinn Debuts on November 29!

Executive Producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker were on hand to officially announce the premiere date for the original adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn. DC artist Amanda Conner was on hand as well to share her inspiration to create some of the art that inspired the animated series. Her art is featured within the immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ.

BizarroTV from Blue Ribbon Content

DC Universe announced a new anthology series, titled BizarroTV, that will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe. This mixed media series is coming to DC Universe in 2020. Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talent to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper!

New Home Entertainment Releases

More WB Home Entertainment releases will be coming to DC Universe in 2020, particularly because the movies have been so popular with members. The most watched movie on the DC Universe to-date is the animated original Reign of the Supermen, which debuted on the service January 29, 2019. Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse. These original animated movies will be available on DC Universe just 90 days after their physical release date.

DC IS FOCUSED ON GIVING BACK TO ITS FANS

DCYou Unscripted

In another fan first, DC Universe unveiled a partnership that – for the first time – provides DCU members the opportunity to create an unscripted series that has the opportunity to launch on DC Universe.

“Since the launch of this service just over a year ago, we’ve established a community that has far exceeded our ambitions. We’ve hosted unforgettable member events – creating places and spaces where fans could have a voice. We’re working to take it to a whole new level in our second year by giving our fans an opportunity to submit their own concepts for an unscripted show that will potentially become a series on DC Universe next year,” commented DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades.

Abe Mohammadione, Vice President of Creative & Production for Ideas United, presented the new initiative designed to harness the creativity and talent of DC fans and unleash a new unscripted concept and video series. DC Universe, in association with Ideas United, kicked off DCYou Unscripted, inviting emerging creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.

New Community Engagement

Many DC Universe members are familiar with Jackie Cole as the Community and Rewards Manager and oft-moderator in the DC Universe community. She provided an overview of the new features launching on DC Universe this month. New features will be available to members starting on October 23, 2019 as a part of “Community Week”, a special event for members on the service. It will include special guests and top-notch creators from comics, TV, animation, and more, who will join the fun by participating in Q&As, book club discussions, live Watch-Alongs with behind-the-scenes insights and deep dive explorations of the shows and scripts. Community week will kick off with a Q&A with Titans series star, Anna Diop.

The upgrade is a meaningful evolution of the platform in direct response to member feedback. The new features will give fans more opportunities to interact, participate in live Q&A’s with DC talent, find their niche fandom with comic book and fan clubs, earn badges and level up for even more exciting opportunities and exclusive rewards.

“DC Universe is designed to deliver an unparalleled experience in video, comics and conversations with the intent to give fans a voice and a shared sense of place in the DC world,” said Ades. “Now, in its second year of service, our plans to evolve have turned to breaking down barriers between fans and creators and fulfilling our promise to deliver the ultimate fan experience digitally online and offline.”

Comic Books

Jim Lee wrapped up the evening with a rundown of data pulled from comics readership patterns on the service. DC Universe members have read over 9.5 Million comics on the platform to date, just over this inaugural year. That’s about 395,000 comic books read each month! With the ability to read comics page-by-page or auto-play on a big screen – members are guzzling comics on the service.

The top comic on DCU is DC Universe: Rebirth No. 1 (2016). And it is no surprise that The New Teen Titans (1980) No. 1 comes in as the second most-read comic.

Speaking of favorite characters, the titles most read on the service coincide with hard-to-find classics, including Batman from 1940, as well as Injustice: Gods Among Us from 2013. Here are the top five books that dominate:

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
Batman (1940)
Batman (2016)
Batman (2011)
Injustice 2 (2017)

News Recap: Coming Soon to DC Universe

-Original animated series Harley Quinn will debut on November 29, 2019.
BizarroTV is a new anthology series created in partnership with Blue Ribbon Content which will be exclusive mixed media content provided specifically for DC Universe.
-Home video releases coming to DC Universe in 2020 include: Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apocalypse.
-New community features will launch during “Community Week” on October 24, 2019
-DC Universe in partnership with Ideas United announced DCYou Unscripted, inviting emerging creators and dedicated fans alike to submit unscripted series ideas, drawing on all things DC.

-Artist Amanda Conner unveiled a new Harley Quinn original art piece created exclusively for The Fantabulous Evolution of One Harley Quinn Gallery immersive pop-up installation at DCU HQ. Conner also revealed the cover art for a new Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey comic book coming in February 2020.

ABOUT DC UNIVERSE
DC Universe is a first-of-its kind digital subscription service that fans can join today to stream highly-acclaimed original series, watch animated and live action films and series, and read more than 23,000 digital comic books that span 80 years of iconic stories. It is a membership like no other, designed for DC fans, an experience in video, comics and community that provides a shared place to gather around all things DC. With exclusive member rewards and merchandise, an exclusive daily DC news show and a thriving community fans can watch, read, shop, connect and explore like never before for only $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually (plus taxes, where applicable). DC Universe is available in the U.S. on, Amazon Tablets and Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromebook, iOS, the Roku platform, Xbox One as well as the web and mobile web. To learn more and purchase today, visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC Universe on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. DC Universe is not intended for children.

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 subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

Harley Quinn debuts Nov. 29, 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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First “Wonder Woman: Bloodlines” Clips, “Wonder Woman: Bloodlines,” “Batman Beyond” Cast, Crew Appearing At NYCC

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided details of cast and crew members from the DC Universe Movie Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and the classic animated series Batman Beyond who will be appearing at New York Comic Con 2019. The annual convention will host the world premiere of the DC Universe Movie Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and hold a panel celebrating the 20th anniversary of Batman Beyond. Additionally, the studio has also provided two clips from Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, both of which are available to view in the players below. Continue on for video, press details and further information on both Wonder Woman: Bloodlines and Batman Beyond!

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES
BATMAN BEYOND on BLU-RAY,
WORLD PREMIERE of WONDER WOMAN: BLOODLINES
AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2019

ROSARIO DAWSON, KEVIN CONROY, WILL FRIEDLE,
ADRIENNE C. MOORE, MARIE AVGEROPOULOS,
MOZHAN MARNO, LAUREN TOM, COURTENAY TAYLOR
AMONG CONFIRMED TALENT

WONDER WOMAN: BLOODLINES
CAST & FILMMAKERS SIGNING AT DC BOOTH


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) returns to New York Comic Con with two spotlight events – the World Premiere of the latest DC Universe Movie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Batman Beyond and its upcoming remastered release on Blu-ray – over the October 3-6, 2019 weekend at the Javits Center.

Presentations will include a film premiere and never-before-seen remastered footage, discussions with production/acting talent, a special autograph signing, and exclusive prizes for inquisitive fans. Both of the WBHE panels will be held on NYCC’s Main Stage.

The cast and filmmakers of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will be hosting an autograph signing – on exclusive-to-NYCC mini-posters – on Friday, October 4 from 4:00-4:45pm.

Here’s a breakdown of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment panels at New York Comic Con (names in bold are confirmed to attend):

Friday, October 4 – 7:45-9:45 – Main Stage
World Premiere of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC and Warner Bros. Animation invite New York Comic Con attendees to experience the World Premiere of the latest DC Universe Movie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines. In the film, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor and return him to his home in America – setting in motion one of Wonder Woman’s most captivating chapters. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana soon earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. Equally strong in body, heart and will, she makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl enlisted by a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading Themyscira. Prepare for a thrilling quest packed with brutal battles, mysterious mythology and endless wonder! See the film, then stay for an entertaining panel discussion with stars and filmmakers. Rosario Dawson (Jane the Virgin, Rent, Luke Cage) returns as the voice of Wonder Woman for the sixth time, leading a sensational Wonder Woman: Bloodlines voice cast that includes Jeffrey Donovan (Fargo, Burn Notice) as Steve Trevor, Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100) as Silver Swan, Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is the New Black) as Etta Candy, Kimberly Brooks (DC Super Hero Girls, Mass Effect, Winx Club) as The Cheetah & Giganta, Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show, Fallout 4) as Dr. Poison, Constance Zimmer (Entourage, House of Cards) as Veronica Cale, Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) as Julia Kapatelis, Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Arrow) as Ferdinand, Cree Summer (Batman Beyond, Rugrats) as Hippolyta, and Mozhan Marno (The Blacklist, House of Cards) as Dr. Cyber. Producer Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen) and Justin Copeland (Batman: Hush) co-direct from a script by Mairghread Scott (Justice League Action). James Tucker (Batman: Hush) is executive producer. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents Wonder Woman: Bloodlines on Digital starting October 5, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 22, 2019.

Sunday, October 6 – 1:45-2:45pm
Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for super hero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary and its upcoming remastered Blu-ray box set release with key members of the Batman Beyond creative team, led by the voices of Batman, Terry McGinnis and Dana Tan – Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible) and Lauren Tom (Futurama, King of the Hill) – alongside producer Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series), director James Tucker (The Death of Superman, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines) and some potential surprise guests. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting October 15, 2019, and in a stunning Blu-ray box set on October 29, 2019.

WBHE panels will be live-streamed for fans unable to make the trek to New York. Please check the NYCC website (www.newyorkcomiccon.com) for streaming details.

Click here for more details on the upcoming physical and digital media release of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, and keep an eye right here at The World’s Finest for additional content. The next installment in the DC Universe Movie line, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines will hit Digital on October 5, 2019 and physical media on October 22, 2019. Continuing, click here for details on the Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series – Limited Edition Blu-ray collection. Also, for more the acclaimed animated series, be sure check out the dedicated Batman Beyond subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Content on the site includes reviews, exclusive interviews and production material, image galleries, videos and much more. Click on the link below to discuss this news.

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