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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

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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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DC Comics Releasing “Batman Adventures: Riddle Me This!” Trade Collection In April 2021

DC Comics is releasing a new Batman Adventures trade paperback collection come April 2021, as shown in DC Comics’ March 2021 comic solicitations. The collection, titled Batman Adventures: Riddle Me This!, includes an assortment of issues from both Batman: Gotham Adventures and Batman Adventures, focused on the classic Batman 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.

BATMAN ADVENTURES: RIDDLE ME THIS! TP

Batman Adventures

Written by TY TEMPLETON, DAN SLOTT, and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by RICK BURCHETT and TIM LEVINS
Cover by BOB SMITH and TERRY BEATTY

This all-ages collection of stories set in the world of Batman: The Animated Series stars one of Batman’s most vexing villains…the Riddler! His schemes are never easy to solve, and in these adventures, it’s no different! Riddler flips the script by leaving Batman clues…to other villains’ crimes, and faces the music when he holds a rock star hostage! And when a copycat tries to steal the Riddler’s style, who will find them first—Batman or the Riddler? Collects Batman: Gotham Adventures #11, #28, #56-57, and Batman Adventures #11.

ON SALE 4/6/21
$9.99 US | $13.50 CAN | 136 PAGES | FC | DC
5.5″ x 8″ | TRADE PAPERBACK
ISBN: 978-1-77950-936-9

Check out the Batman: The Animated Series subsite here at The World’s Finest for more on Batman Adventures and the classic animated series. Batman Adventures: Riddle Me This! hits comic book shelves and most book retailers on April 6, 2021. Stay tuned for further updates, and be sure to click the link below to discuss this news!

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DC Comics Extends “Batman: The Adventures Continues,” Issue #8 Coming January 2021

DC Comics is extending the popular digital first series Batman: The Adventures Continue for one more month at least, with issue #8 hitting shelves at the start of January 2021. The extension was revealed as part of DC Comics’ January 2021 comic solicitations. The (now) eight-issue series, which features new stories from the world of Batman: The Animated Series, debuts new issues digitally before print editions are made available one-two months later. The content in Batman: The Adventures Continue #8, the print version, will be released as digital-first Batman: The Adventures Continue issues #15 – 17 later in 2020. Continue below for artwork and release details.

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #8

Batman: The Adventures Continue

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
Card stock variant cover by RONNIE DEL CARMEN

It’s the holidays in Gotham City, and Harley and Ivy have a wonderful idea: they want to hold a party for all the city’s villains to commemorate the season! But one evildoer wasn’t invited and has sent a devious present to the festivities to make some mischief. Can Batman intercept the package and save the villains, or is it the final night for these fiendish foes?!

ON SALE 1/5/21
$4.99 US | 30 STORY PAGES
32 PAGES | 8 OF 8 | FC | DC

Please note that while DC Comics lists Batman: The Adventures Continue #8 as issue “8 of 8,” implying this is the final issue, the solicitation does not actually state this is the last issue of the series. Batman: The Adventures Continue #7 was previously announced by the publisher as the final issue of the series, the issue itself an extension from the series’ original six-issue plan.

Batman: The Adventures Continue will also contain 30 pages of story content, meaning it will first appear as digital-first Batman: The Adventures Continue issues #15 – 17. Release dates for those digital issues, slated for late 2020, will be announced soon. Batman: The Adventures Continue #8 hits comic shops on January 5, 2021.

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The World’s Finest Reviews “Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection”

The World’s Finest has published its review of Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection, available through traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020. In short, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is one of most arresting books to hit shelves this year. Mondo’s work, on display here, is imaginative, slick and bursting with admiration and respect for Batman: The Animated Series, and Insight Editions pulls out all the stops in making sure the presentation is second-to-none. It’s serves as tangible representation of the enduring legacy of the beloved cartoon classic, and you couldn’t ask for a better example.

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The World's Finest reviews Batman: The Animated Series - The Phantom Creative Collection

Insight Editions describes Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection as follows:

Over the years, Mondo has received global recognition for their astonishing artisanal posters, and their creations for Batman: The Animated Series are no exception. The studio has partnered exclusively with the award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc., Justin Erickson, in order to bring this show to life in a striking and unparalleled way. Paul Dini, longtime writer and co-producer of the Animated Series (and co-creator of Harley Quinn), contributes a wonderful introduction. Filled with Erikson’s slick graphic design as well as beautifully rendered illustrations, Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest animated shows of all time.

Insight Editions’ Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is available through your favorite traditional and digital retailers starting Oct. 6, 2020.

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