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Warner Bros. Announces “Batman: The Animated Series,” “Reign of the Supermen,” “Constantine: City Of Demons,” More, New York Comic-Con 2018 Plans

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided details for select panels at New York Comic-Con, being held from October 4 – 7, 2018. Panels include a first look at Reign of the Supermen; the World Premiere and a separate panel for Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie; a celebration of Batman: The Animated Series and its upcoming remastered release on Blu-ray; and the highly-anticipated Lego DC Super-Villains videogame. Continue below for further details.

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES on BLU-RAY,
REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN
AT NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018

CONSTANTINE: CITY OF DEMONS – THE MOVIE
IN NYCC SPOTLIGHT WITH PANEL AT JAVITS CENTER &
WORLD PREMIERE AT AMC EMPIRE 25;
FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
OPENS NYCC 2018 WITH LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) bring four action-packed panels to New York Comic Con (October 4 – 7, 2018), including an NYCC-exclusive first look at the latest DC Universe Movie, Reign of the Supermen; the World Premiere and a separate panel for Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie; a star-studded celebration of Batman: The Animated Series and its upcoming remastered release on Blu-ray; and the highly-anticipated LEGO DC Super-Villains videogame.

Presentations will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with film/game talent, and exclusive prizes for inquisitive fans. All four of the WBHE and WBIE panels will be held on NYCC’s Main Stage at the Javits Convention.

In addition, WBHE will host the World Premiere of Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie in a special screening on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00pm at the AMC Empire 25 (234 West 42nd Street, New York). The 90-minute film is rated R – no one under the age of 18 will be admitted without an accompanying parent or guardian.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the special screening of Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie must RSVP via email to ConstantineNYCC@gmail.com. Ticket requests will be fulfilled on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email by Monday, October 1.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the name of the entrant, number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), and valid email address (written in the body of the email). Please enter only once, and do not enter if you can not attend. This is an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

John Constantine
2 tickets
Hellblazer@gmail.com

Here’s a breakdown of the panels – and confirmed talent to date – appearing at New York Comic Con:

Thursday, October 4
12:45-1:45pm – LEGO DC Super-Villains: An Inside Look at the Villain-Centric Adventure Game – Join the team behind the LEGO DC Super-Villains videogame, including Arthur Parsons (Head of Design, TT Games), Ames Kirshen (Vice President, Interactive Animation, DC Entertainment), Nyambi Nyambi (voice of Green Lantern), Grey Griffin (voice of Catwoman & Lashina) and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clock King & Desaad) for an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe. Moderated by Victor Lucas (founder and host of EPN.tv), this celebration of villainy will provide fans with a look at the story, customization options and character reveals. Players have the ability to create and play as a Super-Villain throughout LEGO DC Super-Villains, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The LEGO Group will release LEGO DC Super-Villains on October 16, 2018. Javits Main Stage

Thursday, October 4
2:30-3:30pm – Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie – The Hellblazer is back in an all-new twisted tale of mystery, intrigue and the occult with Constantine: City of Demons, a full-length, R-rated feature film based on the acclaimed DC animated series from CW Seed. A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons! Join producer Butch Lukic, screenwriter J.M. DeMatteis, lead character designer Phil Bourassa, actors Damian O’Hare (voice of Chas Chandler) and Rachel Kimsey (voice of Angela) and moderator Peter Girardi (Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation & Blue Ribbon Content) for an entertaining advance look at the riveting 90-minute film, complete with never-before-seen footage and some inside tales on the making of the latest Hellblazer film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, the action-packed Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment starting October 9, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Digital. Javits Main Stage

Friday, October 5
11:00am-12:00pm Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set – As the most acclaimed super hero animated television series in history, Batman: The Animated Series has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices and landmark approach to characters and stories. In late 2018, fans will finally be able to enjoy a remastered Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration of the series, an extended look at the newly-remastered footage, and additional details about this monumental Blu-ray box set. Join many of the key individuals behind the creation of this beloved series – including Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman; Tara Strong, voice of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl; Loren Lester, voice of Robin; Diane Pershing, voice of Poison Ivy; and producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski – for a revealing panel discussion … and maybe a few unique prizes. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 30, 2018. Javits Main Stage

Saturday, October 6
6:00-7:00pm – Exclusive NYCC First Look: Reign of the Supermen – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment extends its annual tradition of offering New York Comic Con fans the exclusive “first look” at the next DC Universe Movie. The critically acclaimed The Death of Superman took summer by storm, and the second half of the treasured DC Comics tale – Reign of the Supermen – completes the heroic package with its examination of a world first without Superman … and then with several vying for the ultimate title. Come enjoy an hour-long mix of never-before-seen animated clips and lively discussion amongst executive producer James Tucker, producer/director Sam Liu, screenwriters Jim Krieg & Tim Sheridan, character designer Phil Bourassa, and actors Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), voice of Hank Henshaw, Toks Olagundoye (Castle), voice of Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight, Mike & Molly), voice of Martian Manhunter, and some potential surprise guests. Reign of the Supermen arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in Early 2019. Javits Main Stage

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.

Further details for Batman: The Complete Animated Series are available on The World’s Finest. Stay tuned for further updates on all these titles right here! Also, check out the The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including extensive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs, exclusive content and so much more.

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Happy 25th Anniversary To Batman: The Animated Series

Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 5, 1992, the very first episode of Batman: The Animated Series aired. “The Cat and The Claw, Part One” introduced the world to a daring new animated spin on The Dark Knight, one that arguably remains unrivaled. To call this series a game-changer would be an understatement. The impact of this iconic series, which is still being felt to this day, is immeasurable. To be short, The World’s Finest would like to thank the cast, crew and every single person involved in Batman: The Animated Series and the animated world it created. Without this series, it’s safe to say the industry as we know it would look quite different, and many of the shows, movies, comics and characters we embrace and celebrate would not be around as we know them today. This very site would not be around today. We all owe you a tremendous debt.

Happy 25th anniversary, Batman: The Animated Series!

James Harvey
Sept. 5, 2017

Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite right here at The World’s Finest for a wealth of content, including exclusive interviews, reviews, images, videos, special easter eggs and so much more.

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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.

Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract animated feature, now available to own on home media. In short, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract continues to build out the continuity of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie titles, this time by showing us more of the Teen Titan’s world (something long overdue). This is their adventure – away from the Batman or the Justice League – and the creative team here picked the right story to remind us just how great the Teen Titans are. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

The Teen Titans: The Judas Contract subsite here at The World’s Finest includes an assortment of additional video clips, images, content and much more. Click on the review link above to further access the dedicated additional content. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is now available for purchase through online and traditional retail outlets, both in digital formats and starting April 18, 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Blu-ray, “Static Shock,” “The Zeta Project” DVDs

The World’s Finest has reviewed the new Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three Blu-ray and Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD titles from Warner Archive. For fans of DC Comics-based animated series, these are three titles that fans should definitely consider adding to their collection. Not only does Warner Archive bring the final episodes of Batman: The Brave and The Bold and The Zeta Project to home video, the label finally gives Static Shock the attention it deserves with the complete first season finally collected. To check out each review – which includes images and a closer look at each respective title – click on the images below.

Please note Warner Archive provided The World’s Finest with review copies of each title.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three, Static Shock: The Complete First Season and The Zeta Project: Season Two are all available to order directly from Warner Archive and from select digital retailers. Further details on each title can also be found in the reviews linked above.

Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. More home video title news is coming, so check back soon!

Discuss these home video titles in the following discussion threads at The DC Animation Forum linked below:

Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Complete Season Three Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Static Shock: The Complete First Season DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
The Zeta Project: Season Two DVD Talkback (Spoilers)