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Weisman Discusses “Young Justice: Invasion” Blu-ray, “Rain of the Ghosts” Book Series

The World’s Finest caught up with Young Justice executive producer Greg Weisman to briefly chat about the Warner Archive release of Young Justice: Invasion, a two-disc Blu-ray title collecting the final twenty episodes of the acclaimed animated series. Weisman answered a few quick questions about his involvement in the bonus material slated for the Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray release, and also talked about his acclaimed book series Rain of the Ghosts. Young Justice: Invasion, now available for pre-order, will be available starting Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US from the Warner Archive. Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel are both currently available for purchase from retail and online outlets.

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The World’s Finest: Young Justice: Invasion is the first Young Justice home video release to feature proper behind-the-scenes bonus content. Is there any prep work that goes into bonus features (the commentaries and featurette) on your part?

Greg Weisman: Maybe there should be… but no. [Producer] Brandon Vietti and I have pretty decent memories for this kind of thing, and it’s just so much fun to watch the episodes again together and spend some time with great people like [actors] Jason Spisak and Stephanie Lemelin. So we just show up and run with it.

WF: Do you pull out notes and information to prepare yourself for both the commentary and the interviews?

GW: Not so much. We all have more stories than we could fit into the run time of any commentary. We’re not worried about running low and needing crib sheets.

WF: Is it exciting to get to share some of the experience in making this show, and relive it with colleagues?

GW: Very. We had such a blast making Young Justice, and so loved the folks we were working with, that getting to revisit the series in any way is a total joy.

WF: All 46 episodes are now out on Blu-ray. Does it feel like this kind of closes a chapter for you, that Young Justice is put to bed for the moment?

GW: Not at all. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic that the show is available in full now in a format that does it justice (no pun intended), but I think that Brandon and I would both jump at any chance to work with these characters and in this universe again.

WF: Did recording extras for the second set somewhat aid in that – getting a chance to put your final words on the property…for now?

GW: The key words there would be “for now,” because I’m not a big believer in final words. Never the end…

WF: Outside of your animated work, you’ve been keeping pretty busy with your Rain of the Ghosts book series, with the second installment released earlier this year. With the holiday season upon is, can you tell us why these make some solid gifts ….and particularly who for?

GW: Well, I’m biased, of course, as I’m very proud of these two books, but I think both Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam would make fantastic gifts. These books deal with some of the same themes and concerns that series like Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, W.I.T.C.H. and Young Justice have dealt with. So if you or your friends or family like any of those shows, I really think they’d like these two books. In addition, they are – technically – YA novels, so if you have kids, teens, etc., (girls or boys) who love a great yarn with interesting and diverse characters, then the Rain books could be just the thing. Finally, any student of mythology should find interest in how I’m taking the myths of the pre-Colombian Taíno people and bringing them forward into a modern fantasy/horror/action context.

WF: The Rain of the Ghosts book have a pretty wide appeal to them, even outside of the marketed pre-teen/tween group. For those who haven’t tried the books because they think they’re “just” for the younger set, what do you say to them?

GW: Again, I always write primarily for myself. It’s the only way I can prove out my passion for a given project. So if you’ve enjoyed my previous work on television or in comics, odds are you and I share a common sensibility. And if so, then you’re sure to enjoy Rain. The characterization, the plotting, the mythology, the backstory, the environment should all work for a younger audience, but I don’t believe in writing down to kids. So there’s plenty of meat on these bones for an older reader to sink her or his teeth into.

WF: Do you have any further comments on the new Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray release, and anything to add about Rain? The Blu-ray and the book sure would make a solid one-two punch for solid entertainment. Why are both worth checking out?

GW: We’re very proud of Young Justice‘s second season. We told a powerful story, introduced a bunch of new fan favorite characters and took a big step toward adulthood for our Season One cast. Plus each episode is simply jam-packed with content and can easily hold up over repeat viewings. And, of course, I feel the same way about Rain, and am really hoping that more of my Young Justice fans check it out!

For further details on Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam, including purchase information and readers reviews, please click on the respective artwork below for each title.

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Young Justice: Invasion arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, and will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US from the label. Please note the release then goes wide to all major online outlets starting December 2nd, 2014. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets.

Check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite for more information on this fan-favorite series. Stay tuned for additional news and updates right here at The World’s Finest.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham are both now available to own from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive, respectively. Click on the links below to discuss these new releases!

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Main Menu Screens From Upcoming “Young Justice: Invasion” Blu-Ray From Warner Archive

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has provided a look at the main menu system for the upcoming Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray release, now available for pre-order. The 2-disc collection, featuring the final 20 second season episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, and inspired by the DC Comics characters, will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US from the label. In addition to the entire second season of Young Justice, the Blu-ray title will also include two commentary tracks and a featurette.

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Additional details on this release can be found at The World’s Finest.

Young Justice: Invasion arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US from the label. Please note the release then goes wide to all major digital outlets starting December 2nd, 2014. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite for more information on this fan-favorite series.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham both hit shelves on November 11th, 2014, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive, respectively.

Package Art For Recent “Beware The Batman,” “Young Justice,” “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Blu-ray Releases

The World’s Finest has a look at the package artwork for a selection of recently released DC Comics superhero-themed releases from Warner Archive, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label. The images below for Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season, Young Justice: Season One and Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice provide a look at the front and back cover design, plus the discs for each collection. All three titles, released within the last three months, are currently available for purchase through Warner Archive and online specialty vendors. Click on the thumbnails below for a closer look at each image.



More details and a review for the Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season can be found here at The World’s Finest. Additional information, including a look at the DVD release of Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice, can be found at The World’s Finest by clicking here. And, as with the other two, more details and a closer look at Young Justice: Season One can be found right here at The World’s Finest.

In additional updates, Warner Archive recently announced the Blu-ray release of the entire second season of Young Justice, in a two-disc set titled Young Justice: Invasion, will be available for order starting Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. Further details on that highly-anticipated release can be found here. The label also announced that Thundercats: The Complete Series, a two-disc set collecting the 2011 short-lived Cartoon Network series, will be available on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. Lastly, Warner Archive is expected to announce the Blu-ray release of Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Third Season before the end of the year, but details on that have yet to be confirmed.

Stay tuned for more home video updates in the coming weeks here at The World’s Finest. To discuss any of the three releases covered above, please click on the following discussion links.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold – The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Young Justice: Season One Blu-ray Talkback (Spoilers)
Beware The Batman – Season One, Part Two: Dark Justice Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

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“Young Justice: Invasion” Blu-Ray Announced, Includes Commentary And Featurette

Warner Archive Collection, the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specialty label, has announced the Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray is now available for pre-order. The 2-disc collection, featuring the final 20 second season episodes from the acclaimed animated series from Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation, inspired by the DC Comics characters, will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US. In addition to the entire second season of Young Justice, the Blu-ray title will also include two commentary tracks and a featurette. Young Justice: Invasion will be available through most online retail outlets.

Initial details and cover art can be found below.

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION VIA WBSHOP.COM
Thrilling Second Season of Popular Animated Series Comes to Blu-Ray
on 11-18-14 with Exclusive All-New Commentary on Final Two Episodes

Warner Archive Collection brings another outstanding Warner Bros. Animation television series to Blu-ray with the November 18 release of Young Justice: Invasion, the thrilling second season of the popular series. Pre-orders are now available via wbshop.com.

Taking this release to another level, Warner Archive Collection has added an exclusive commentary track on the series finale episodes “Summit” and “Endgame” featuring creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti along with voice actors Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis). The package also includes a Behind the Scenes featurette.

Young Justice: Invasion finds our heroes five years into the future – and a lot can change in five years, as our super heroes are about to find out. First, there’s some new residents to be found at Mount Justice: new team leader Nightwing, Wondergirl, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Beast Boy. And Young Justice will need all the help it can get as an alien presence has infiltrated Earth, while certain members of the Justice League are forced to stand trial at the criminal hearing off-world. Watch as The Reach, spearheaded by the quick-talking Ambassador and backed by the muscle of Black Beetle, manipulates a trusting public while maintaining its shadowy maneuvering with The Light. This is a grand 20-episode adventure as the risks have never been greater and the conflicts never so far-reaching – and the epic finale will shatter everything you know!

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like “Young Justice,” “Beware the Batman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s “Loopy Da Loop” and the landmark anime series “Marine Boy,” to the playful silliness of the 1980s with “Shirt Tales” and “Gilligan’s Planet.” All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Young Justice: Invasion arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection, and will be available starting November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US. The collection is currently up for pre-order through most online retails outlets. Stay tuned for additional details, including press details and additional artwork and imagery.

In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. The series, which ran for two seasons from 2010-2013, amassed a diverse, loyal fan-following. Further details on the series can be found at the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite.

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Chris McKay Directing “The Lego Batman Movie,” Other Crew Details

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Chris McKay, who supervised animation on The Lego Movie, is directing the script from Seth Grahame-Smith. Roy Lee and Dan Lin will be producing The Lego Batman Movie along with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Will Arnett will voice the Caped Crusader, reprising his role from The Lego Movie. The Lego Batman Movie hits theatres on February 10, 2017. Stay tuned for further select updates here soon at The World’s Finest.

The Lego Batman Movie will be unrelated to the recent Lego Batman: The Movie direct-to-video animated features and Warner Bros.’ Lego DC Super Heroes home video line. For more details on those titles, check out the reviews right here on The World’s Finest.

Stay tuned for select The Lego Batman Movie coverage here at The World’s Finest.

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