“Batman: Gotham Knight” Novelization Coming April 2008

The novelization will adapt the six short stories slated to be featured in the highly anticipated direct-to-video feature. The six short stories, taking place between 2005’s Batman Begins and the upcoming 2008 film The Dark Knight, will be written by Josh Olson, David Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg, and Alan Burnett. Each segment, featuring a different distinct anime-influenced animated style, will be directed by Bruce Timm.

Batman: Gotham Knight is slated for a June 2008 video release.

WHV Announces New “Sub-Zero” / “Mask of the Phantasm” Combo Release

Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics will release the Batman Double Feature DVD which contains two feature length animated made-for-video movies to DVD for one value price a first time for Batman! The Batman Double Feature DVD will be available on February 12, 2008 for $14.97 SRP. Order due date is January 8, 2008.

Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero is a breathtaking animated adventure that explodes into action when the villainous Mr. Freeze kidnaps Batgirl. Now, racing the clock, Batman and Robin face off against Mr. Freeze in the iciest showdown of the century. Batman Mask of Phantasm was called one of the most imaginative films of the past year by Chuck Rich (Westwood One). Only here will you discover all-new revelations about Batmans past, his archrival the Joker and the most grueling battle of Batmans life the choice between his love of a beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right.

Happy Holidays from The World’s Finest

While 2007 passed by quickly, it was a busy year here for all of us. New movies, new television series (more of both to come in the coming years, by the way), new comics, all of it has kept us both busy and talking. But, now that the holidays are here, things can finally slow down just a little bit so we can take it all in. We can relax just a little bit as the news slows down just before the New Year.

Still, it’s been an excellent year for The World’s Finest with the site revamp, the addition of new sections and the new DVD-themed spin-off, The WF DVD Report. It’s been a blast on our side and we hope you’ve been enjoying it as well. New and Updates will slow down a little bit over the next couple of weeks, but once 2008 arrives, we’ll be roaring back with a plethora of stuff that will, undoubtedly, keep everyone talking. Oh, before I forget, if you have any site updates you’d like to see, please PM or email Bird Boy and/or myself. We’ll get to them quicker that way! Okay, now where was I?

Oh yes! So, as the year comes to a close, Zach, myself, and everyone who lends a hand here at The World’s Finest, would like to wish everyone the best in the coming holiday season. Why not pop in Justice League’s “Comfort & Joy,” or Batman: The Animated Series’ “Christmas with the Joker” and “Holiday Knights” to celebrate this festive time? And why not crack open some of the holiday-themed Batman Adventures comics? There’s some great stories to be read there.

But in the spirit of the season, I, as well as everyone involved with The World’s Finest, would again like to wish everyone here a great holiday season! Id also like to thank the strong creative teams of our favorite programs, movies, and comics for providing a year that had all of the DC Animation fans talking! It’s been a great year here and we’d like to thank everyone who has made stopping here for a few minutes apart of their daily ritual. We strive to do our best, even when it seems like there’s too much on our plate and not enough hours in the day, we strive to keep and retain our status as the No. #1 largest DC-Animated themed site on the net. There’s a lot more to come in 2008, so stick around!

So, to all, Happy Holidays!

-James Harvey-Richardson
-Zach Demeter

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