The World’s Finest is proud to exclusively reveal that Batman Beyond: Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1, featuring music from the acclaimed animated series’ first season, will be released December 8, 2023. This long-awaited soundtrack, featuring a wealth of never-before-available tracks, is being released by Dynamic Soundtrack Records and will be available through all digital retailers and streamers.
Similar to Dynamic Soundtrack Records’ previous two Teen Titans: Original Soundtrack titles, both still available for purchase, this release includes 95 tracks chosen specifically and carefully from the show’s first 13 episodes. Composers/Producers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis reached out to The World’s Finest to share their thoughts on this exciting release.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally see a Batman Beyond soundtrack become a reality after years of requests from fans!” said Carter. “It’s been an amazing experience to revisit our Batman Beyond work after all these years.”
“The music from Batman Beyond was produced like a record…several days of tracking, overdubs and mixing,” McCuistion explained. “Each of our four studios was running 24/7; we were performing and producing synths, distorting samples and playing electronic drums. We collaborated with several top LA studio musicians who played live guitars, electric bass, acoustic drums and several orchestral instruments including acoustic and electric violins, cellos, French horns and more.”
“This music sounds every bit as modern and heavy-hitting as ever,” said Ritmanis. “It is deeply gratifying to us that we’re able to include music by the late Shirley Walker, our mentor and friend. Her vision and tenacity in securing this series for our team is the stuff of legends.”
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The Batman Beyond: Original Soundtrack, Volume One soundtrack release arrives December 8, 2023 from Dynamic Music Partners and Dynamic Soundtrack Records, and will be available to purchase from your preferred digital retailer. Check out the The World’s Finest Batman Beyond subsite for images, videos, reviews, exclusive content and much more, and stick around The World’s Finest for more news and updates!
DC Comics has scheduled a facsimile edition of Batman Beyond #1, the first issue of the original tie-in mini-series for the acclaimed animated series, to hit comic store shelves on January 9, 2024. Batman Beyond first hit comic shelves in January 1999, starting with a six-issue mini-series before graduating to an ongoing series. The special one-shot is priced at $3.99US, with $4.99US blank card stock and $5.99US foil variant covers also available. Continue below for artwork and details.
BATMAN BEYOND #1 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by: Hilary J. Bader
Art by: Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty
Cover by: Bruce Timm
Foil variant cover by: Bruce Timm
$3.99US | 32 pages | Blank card stock variant $4.99US | Foil variant $5.99US
Decades after Bruce Wayne retires, Terry McGinnis continues the legend of Batman in this limited series inspired by the animated series. This 6-issue miniseries based on the fan-favorite Batman Beyond animated series begins with a 2-part story revealing the destiny of Bruce Wayne and the origin of his successor! ON SALE 01/09/2024
Also, DC Comics recently announced a special Batman Beyond: The Animated Series Classic Compendium – 25th Anniversary trade paperback collection, timed to mark Batman Beyond‘s 25th anniversary. Click here for further details, including a content breakdown and early cover artwork.
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DC Comics has announced collected editions of its original Batman Beyond tie-in titles and the recent third volume of Batman: The Adventures Continue, both hitting shelves in early 2024. Batman Beyond: The Animated Series Classic Compendium – 25th Anniversary will collect over 30 issues, the majority of which never before collected or reprinted, and Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three will collect all eight issues from the title’s third and final volume. Continue below for details, provided by DC Comics.
BATMAN BEYOND: THE ANIMATED SERIES CLASSICS COMPENDIUM – 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Written by HILARY J. BADER, RICH FOGEL, JASON HERNANDEZ-ROSENBLATT, PAUL D. STORRIE, and JORDAN B. GORFINKEL
Art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, RICK BURCHETT, MIN S. KU, JOE STATON, and others
Cover by BRUCE TIMM
The year is 2039 and it’s been decades since anyone last spotted the Batman. Gotham has prospered into a megalopolis of neon and steel. But for all its glitz and advanced tech, it is still one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. When fate brings teenager Terry McGinnis into the life of reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne, the time will come for a new Dark Knight to rise. This compendium collects Batman Beyond (vol. 1) #1-6, Batman Beyond (vol. 2) #1-24 – which has never been collected in its entirety – and a guest appearance in Superman Adventures #64. ON SALE 3/5/24 | $59.99 US | 752 pages | Softcover
BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE
Written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Art by TY TEMPLETON, JORDAN GIBSON, JACOB EDGAR, and KEVIN ALTIERI
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
When all of Gotham’s major super-villains are behind bars, does Batman’s mission finally end? Fear not, the World’s Greatest Detective still has his hands full protecting the Muscle from retribution and pondering the return of his high school sweetheart…who also happens to be Harley Quinn’s college girlfriend?! Then, when Ra’s al Ghul and his daughter, Talia, show up with a proposition, Bruce must determine what Batman’s future will be! Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return one final time to the world of Batman: The Animated Series for a finale over 30 years in the making! Collects Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three #1-8. ON SALE 2/13/24 | $19.99 US | 208 pages | Softcover
In related news, Young Justice producer Greg Weisman’s ongoing Gargoyles series at Dynamite Comics, based on his acclaimed 1990s Gargoyles animated series, continues in 2024 with a new title to mark the next chapter of the ongoing Gargoyles saga. Details are below.
GARGOYLES QUEST #1 Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art by PASQUALE QUALANO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Acclaimed author and Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman is joined by artist Pasquale Qualano for an all-new chapter in the ongoing Gargoyles saga – and the stakes have never been higher for the Manhattan Clan!
Thwarted in her earlier attempt to gain control of the ancient magical artifacts known as the Original Keys to Power, the evil Demona has set her sights on three New Keys that will give her the ability to make any human in her vicinity into her willing puppet. All that stands between Demona and world domination are Goliath and the Manhattan Clan. But despite their best efforts, Demona always seems to be a step ahead, gathering one Key after another. And once she has them all, the entire human race had better beware! ON SALE 01/10/24 | $4.99US
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The third season of Batman: The Adventures Continue continues this February 2023 from DC Comics. Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three #2 sees acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series director and storyboard artist Kevin Altieri providing the artwork for issue. Continue below for artwork and further details on Batman: The Adventures Continue – Season Three, along with Harley Quinn: The Animated Series – Legion of Bats #5 and more, all provided as part of the February 2023 solicitations from DC Comics.
BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE – SEASON THREE #2
Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by KEVIN ALTIERI
Cover by NICK DERINGTON
Variant cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Villain variant cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
1:25 variant cover by HAYDEN SHERMAN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
Bruce Wayne and Harley Quinn don’t have much in common, except for Cassie Kendall. Beautiful and whip-smart, she nearly changed the course of Bruce’s life when she was his high school sweetheart, and shortly thereafter became Harley’s college fling. Now, after a long time away from Gotham, Cassie has returned and immediately has her sights set back on Bruce. But when Harley learns of Cassie’s return, she is all too happy (and manic, and unpredictable) to reconnect with her old college girlfriend. As Bruce’s and Harley’s paths cross, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems with Cassie Kendall… ON SALE 2/14/23
HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: LEGION OF BATS! #5
Written by TEE FRANKLIN
Art by SHAE BEAGLE
Cover by YOSHI YOSHITANI
Variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:25 variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
The Bat-Fam, Black Mask, and Lady Marabunta finally face off, while Ivy, Knockout, Bella, Livewire, and Nightfall break Porcelain out of Blackgate Penitentiary! Meanwhile, Harley visits an incarcerated Bruce Wayne for an unscheduled therapy-and-venting session. How much longer will Harlivy keep their secrets from each other before it’s too late? ON SALE 2/21/23
MILESTONE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
Written by CHUCK BROWN, NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, and others
Art by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, YASMIN FLORES MONTANEZ, DENYS COWAN, and others
Main cover by DENYS COWAN
Variant covers by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY, CHRISTOPHER JONES, and SCOTT JERALDS
1:25 variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
1:50 foil variant cover by NIKOLAS DRAPER-IVEY
$9.99 US | 96 pages | One-shot | Prestige | (all covers are card stock)
Celebrate 30 years of Static, Icon, Rocket, Hardware, and the rest of the Dakotaverse in this star-studded anthology. From a Static and Batman Beyond team-up harkening back to their adventures in the Static Shock animated series, a grown-up Raquel Ervin inheriting the mantle of Icon, and a reality-warping story where the present-day Milestone characters meet their 1993 counterparts, there’s something for every Milestone fan to enjoy! ON SALE 2/21/23
BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM (NEW EDITION)
Written by MIKE MIGNOLA and RICHARD PACE
Art by TROY NIXEY and DENNIS JANKE
Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
$16.99 US | 160 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″ | Softcover
Offered again! Gotham City, 1928. Twenty years have passed since a madman slew the parents of young Bruce Wayne, heir to one of the oldest fortunes in Gotham City. Then, Bruce fled the carnage of Gotham and the unearthly voice warning him to prepare for the world to come. Now Bruce Wayne has returned. And hell has followed…A terrible thing from beyond space and time has awakened. The Lurker on the Threshold has called its faithful servants—immortal sorcerers, reptile men, beings of eldritch cold and fungal horror—to feed our world into its gaping maw. Join acclaimed comics talents Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Richard Pace (Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword), and Troy Nixey (Harley Quinn) as they present Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, a terrifying reimagining of the greatest heroes and villains in the Batman mythos.Collects Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham #1-3. ON SALE 4/4/23
Fans of Static Shock will want to check out Milestone 30th Anniversary Special #1 when it hits shelves in February 2023. The one-shot special will feature stories and artwork inspired by the fan-favorite animated series. Additionally, a new printing of the Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham trade paperback collection is being released to tie into the Spring 2023 release of the DC Animated Movie animated adaptation of the same name. Stay tuned for further details on Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham here in the coming months.
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-based subscription video on demand streaming service from AT&T’s Warner Media, which owns 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.
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!