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“Batman: The Adventures Continue,” “Young Justice” Collections Coming Spring 2021 From DC Comics

Collections for Batman: The Adventures Continue and Young Justice are slated to hit shelves come late Spring 2021, as revealed in DC Comics’ April 2021 comic solicitations. The publisher is also releasing a graphic novel-sized collection for Krypto the Superdog, the 2006 mini-series based on the short-lived 2005 pre-school animated series of the sane name. Continue below for details on all three collections, all slated to hit shelves and digital outlets starting May 2020. Continue below for artwork and release details.

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE TPB

Batman: The Adventures Continue

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

From Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series, comes a collection of all-new stories and adventures that turn Batman’s world upside down! Starting off with an attack on S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City by a giant robot that steals an entire room of the laboratory! Batman is going to have to stop it before it can cause more harm…and with Lex Luthor freshly back in Gotham, he knows where to start his search. Will Batman be able to topple the billionaire before he leaves Gotham? Collects Batman: The Adventures Continue #1-8.

ON SALE 6/1/21
$19.99 US | $25.99 CAN | 208 PAGES | FC | DC
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ISBN: 978-1-77950-789-1


YOUNG JUSTICE: THE ANIMATED SERIES – BOOK TWO: GROWING UP TP

Written by GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS
Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES and LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

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 5/18/21
$24.99 US | $33.99 CAN | 272 PAGES | FC | DC
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ISBN: 978-1-77950-924-6


KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG TP

Written by JESSE LEON McCANN
Art by MIN S. KU and JEFF ALBRECHT
Cover by SCOTT JERALDS

Ruff, ruff, and away! Come along on the exciting, all-ages adventures of Krypto the Superdog! He might have just been a pup when he left Krypton, but Krypto the Superdog is all grown up and ready to protect his new family and his new home, Earth! Whether traveling through space, working with other superdogs, or making jokes about Streaky napping the day away, Krypto is ready for any adventure! Collects Krypto the Superdog #1-6.

ON SALE 6/1/21
$9.99 US | $13.50 CAN | 144 PAGES | FC | DC
TRADE PAPERBACK | 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN: 978-1-77950-927-7

Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue, as well as a video of actor Kevin Conroy reading the first issue, is available at The World’s Finest. Also, for more Young Justice videos, images, episode reviews and exclusive content, check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue and Young Justice right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news!

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“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Batman Beyond,” “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” More, Coming January 2021 To HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, among many other titles, will be joining the streaming service starting January 1, 2021. HBO Max is an American subscription video on demand streaming service from AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which own publisher DC Comics and its characters.

Warner Media confirms that all 109 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series will be available, as will all 52 episodes of Batman Beyond and 26 episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Also confirmed is the addition of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. HBO Max previously added Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero, Batman & Harley Quinn back in July 2020, with Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman also recently added to the service’s library. The majority of the DC Comics-based animated content coming to HBO Max was previously available on the DC Universe streaming service, which is in the process of switching over to a comics-exclusive streaming platform starting January 2021.

Additional related titles coming January 2021 to HBO Max include the DC Showcase Batman: Death in the Family interactive animated short, the CW Seed Vixen animated series, and the DC Universe Movie titles Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Superman: Doomsday and Superman: Man of Tomorrow. HBO Max has been regularly adding DC Comics-based animated and live-action content since it launched May 27, 2020, including porting over content from the DC Universe service such as the Harley Quinn and Young Justice animated series. More content – both new and classic – is slated to be added to the service in 2021 and beyond.

Additionally, The Batman is slated to join the streaming service starting February 15, 2021. All 65 episodes plus the series’ spin-off feature will be available.

HBO Max and Warner Media have provided program descriptions for Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, all of which are available below:

Batman: The Animated Series
When the two shots rang out, Bruce Wayne’s life changed forever. He pledged himself to justice and he held that oath for years. Wearing many names – the Dark Knight, the World’s Greatest Detective, the Caped Crusader and Gotham’s Greatest Hero – he battled tragic foes like The Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and so many more. But deep inside, he knew that he shared something with them that most of humanity wouldn’t understand – a commitment to the fight. The acclaimed, Emmy-winning TV series redefined this complex man as an edgy hero struggling for revenge and redemption each time he donned the cape and cowl, and this comprehensive collection contains every episode, with all the allies, criminals and showdowns in Batman’s history.

Batman Beyond
Terry McGinnis was just an ordinary teenager…until his father was mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father’s company Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to battle injustice, Wayne refuses to help. So Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Batsuit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father’s death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father’s assassin. Get in on the action from the beginning of a new partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series
The Green Lantern lights up adventure in this CG animated action series from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League). Based upon the DC Comics legend, this 26-episode groundbreaking superhero series follows Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, a onetime test pilot who’s used to being in dangerous situations – but he’s never faced anything like this! Set in the farthest reaches of deep space, Green Lantern: The Animated Series finds Hal on the Guardian Frontier, where he must face down an invasion from the Red Lantern Corps. Powered by pure rage, the evil Red Lanterns have sworn to destroy the Green Lantern Corps and everything they stand for. Dispatched on the experimental spacecraft The Interceptor, Hal is soon joined by a group of heroes on a mission to protect Guardian Space – and the Green Lantern Corps itself!

Stay tuned for continued select updates right here at The World’s Finest. In the meantime, check out The World’s Finest subsites dedicated to Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and The Batman, each section packaged with extensive coverage and exclusive content. Additionally, coverage of assorted DC Universe Movie and DC Showcase Animated Shorts titles can also be found on their respective subsites, here and here. Also, be sure to click the link below to discuss this news!

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“Superman Adventures: Lex Luthor, Man of Metropolis” Trade Collection Coming March 2, 2021

DC Comics is releasing a new Superman Adventures trade paperback collection in March 2021, as shown in DC Comics’ February 2021 comic solicitations. The collection, titled Superman Adventures: Lex Luthor, Man of Metropolis, includes an assortment of issues from the classic Superman: The Animated Series-inspired comic series focused on the Man of Steel’s brilliant arch foe. The title is part of the digest-sized DC Comics graphic novels line aimed at all ages readers. Continue below for artwork and release details.

SUPERMAN ADVENTURES: LEX LUTHOR, MAN OF METROPOLIS TP

Superman Adventures

Written by MARK MILLAR, DEAN MOTTER, EVAN DORKIN, and SARAH DYER
Art by ALUIR AMANCIO and others
Cover by RICK BURCHETT and TERRY AUSTIN

As long as Superman has flown over the skies of Metropolis, one man has always sought to take the brave hero down: Lex Luthor! But why does Lex hate Superman so much? See just how devious Superman’s greatest foe is as experiments with Kryptonite run amok. And Lex isn’t just Superman’s enemy here on Earth—their rivalry will take them to Apokolips and back, as seen in this collection of stories set in the world of the Superman: The Animated Series! Collects Superman Adventures #27, #54-55, and #65-66.

ON SALE 3/2/21 US
$9.99 US | 136 PAGES | FC | DC
TRADE PAPERBACK | 5.5″ x 8″
ISBN: 978-1-77950-812-6

Please note that, unlike last month, there is no new issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue listed.

Check out the Superman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest for more on Superman Adventures and the classic animated series. Superman Adventures: Lex Luthor, Man of Metropolis hits comic book shelves and most book retailers on March 2nd, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates, and be sure to click the link below to discuss this news!

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Superman: Man Of Tomorrow”

The World’s Finest has published its review of the DC Universe Movie title Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which is available on Digital HD and physical media, including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack. In short, Superman: Man of Tomorrow is an intriguing reimagining of the early days of DC Comics’ first superhero. While it hits a lot of marks we come to expect from a story such as this, the new ingredients also both flesh out Clark Kent’s world in a humanizing, interesting fashion and will keep viewers drawn in until the end credits.

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The World's Finest reviews Superman: Man of Tomorrow

In addition to a detailed review, the above image link also leads to additional content, including video clips, imagery and more. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes Superman: Man of Tomorrow as follows:

It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as Daily Planet intern Clark Kent – working alongside reporter Lois Lane – secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there’s even greater trouble on the horizon. Follow the budding hero as he engages in bloody battles with intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo and fights for his life to halt the attack of power-hungry alien Parasite. The world will learn about Superman … but first, Superman must save the world!

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“Batman: Soul Of The Dragon,” “Justice Society: World War II,” Two-Part “Batman: The Long Halloween” Animated Movies Coming In 2021

Revealed during the special Superman: Man of Tomorrow discussion panel at the DC FanDome 2020 virtual event, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced four DC Universe Movie titles are slated for release in 2021. The titles are a mix of original content and adapted material, and feature Batman and the Justice Society.

The first 2021 DC Universe Movie title will be already-announced Batman: Soul of the Dragon, an original martial arts-heavy tale taking place in the 1970s. The movie includes Bruce Timm as Executive Producer. The cast features David Giuntoli as the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger, Mark Dacascos as Richard Dragon, Kelly Hu as Lady Shiva, James Hong as O-Sensei, and Josh Keaton as Jeffrey Burr. Click on the image below for a closer look at an image from Batman: Soul of the Dragon.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The second DC Universe Movie movie title coming in 2021 is Justice Society: World War II, which will also be an original story. The freshly-announced movie is slated for a spring release.

Lastly, the DC Universe Movie line will finish 2021 with a two-part adaptation of the acclaimed comic book mini-series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Part one will debut in the summer of 2021, with the second and final installment following in the fall. This title follows other recent extended comic book adaptations in the DC Universe Movie line, including The Death and Return of Superman and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both originally two separate animated titles re-released as one feature.

Official press information for Batman: Soul of the Dragon is expected in the near future.

Further details are expected to be released in the coming months for all four upcoming DC Universe Movie titles, including cast details, release dates and trailers. Stay tuned to The World’s Finest for more content, images, videos and exclusive content. Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the latest DC Universe Movie title, is available now on Digital HD and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 8, 2020. Click here for more.

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Batman: Soul of the Dragon Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Justice Society: World War II Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Batman: The Long Halloween, Parts 1 – 2 Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

Superman: Man of Tomorrow Animated Release Talkback (Spoilers)

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