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“Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection” Coming Oct. 2020 From Insight Editions, Mondo

Insight Editions, the acclaimed publisher, has provided The World’s Finest with press details on its forthcoming hardcover release, Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection. The book will showcase and explore the recent Batman: The Animated Series-inspired artwork released by Mondo, the world-renowned art gallery which focuses heavily on music, art, film and collectibles. Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US.

Continue below for further press details and imagery. Please note that while the press release belows give the book a September 15, 2020 release date, Insight Editions confirms the book will now be released on October 6, 2020.

INSIGHT EDITIONS AND MONDO PRESENT
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Art by Justin Erikson
Introduction by Paul Dini

Mondo and Insight Editions are proud to present Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection [Sept 15, 2020; $60.00] a visually breathtaking celebration of the Emmy Award–winning series.

Known for their limitless passion and incredible ingenuity for film and television posters, Mondo turns their attention to the highly acclaimed DC show Batman: The Animated Series. The show first aired in 1992 and was instantly met with critical praise for its sophisticated writing, bold storytelling and distinctive, noir-influenced art style, generating an intense following that thrives to this day.

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.

ABOUT JUSTIN ERICKSON
Justin Erickson is the creative director and co-founder of Phantom City Creative, Inc. As an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator, Erickson has won over 17 Key Art Awards for his work on popular media such as Godzilla, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and more.

ABOUT PAUL DINI
Paul Dini is an American writer and producer whose work has spanned all forms of mass media. Some of his television credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series. One of his greatest character contributions was the co-creation (alongside Bruce Timm) of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, more famously known as Harley Quinn.

ABOUT MONDO
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music, and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl.

ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.

ABOUT DC
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – THE PHANTOM CITY CREATIVE COLLECTION
Insight Editions | Sept 2020 | 9.25 in. × 12.75 in. | 144 pages
Hardcover | $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-68383-964-4

Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection will be available from Insight Edition in hardcover starting October 6, 2020 for $60US through traditional and digital retail outlets. Stay tuned for further coverage on Batman: The Animated Series – The Phantom Creative Collection, including a review and more. Plus, for more on Batman: The Animated Series, check out the extensive dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news by clicking the link below.

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“Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond” Book Coming Oct. 2019

Insight Editions has provided The World’s Finest with press details and imagery from the upcoming release Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond. The book, available for purchase on October 29, 2019, explores Batman’s history across comics, TV, animation, film, video games and more. Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond will feature a host of imagery from assorted animated Batman projects, and from other media The Dark Knight has appeared in, along with a host of exclusive content. Continue below for press details and images.

INSIGHT EDITIONS PRESENTS
BATMAN:
THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE DARK KNIGHT
IN COMICS, FILM, AND BEYOND

Written by Andrew Farago and Gina McIntyre
Foreword by Michael Keaton
Preface by Dennis O’Neil
Introduction by Kevin Conroy

The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World’s Greatest Detective. Bats.

Since his 1939 debut in the pages of Detective Comics, Batman has become an icon, instantly recognizable the world over. Through the years, Gotham City’s guardian has been interpreted in so many radically different ways that we all now have our own Batman. To some, he’s the colorful Caped Crusader who dispatches villains with a POW! To others, he’s the grim Dark Knight hell-bent on avenging the death of his parents. And to others still he’s made of LEGO, has great abs and likes to eat lobster thermidor!

BatmanIn celebration of the Dark Knight’s 80th Anniversary, this deluxe volume tells the complete story of Batman and the many forms he’s taken across comics, TV, animation, film, video games and beyond, to present a compelling portrait of one of the most recognizable and versatile characters in the history of fiction. Covering the complete history of Batman in vivid detail, the book features exclusive commentary from the key creatives who have been instrumental in building the Dark Knight’s ongoing legacy, including Neal Adams, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Steve Englehart, Mark Hamill, Grant Morrison, Julie Newmar, Christopher Nolan, Denny O’Neil, Joel Schumacher, Scott Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Along with taking readers on an unparalleled journey into the creation of the most memorable Batman moments in the character’s eighty-year history—from the “Knightfall” comics arc to Tim Burton’s films and the Arkham video game series—the book offers incomparable access to the DC and Warner Bros. archives to deliver an avalanche of never-before-seen visual treasures that are guaranteed to blow the minds of Batman fans everywhere.

Filled with exclusive insert items, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond, is the ultimate exploration of a true legend whose impact on our culture has no limits.

This book contains new writing and never-before-seen content, such as:

• A foreword by Michael Keaton, who played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992).
• A preface from Dennis O’Neil, a legendary Batman comic book writer and editor.
• An introduction by Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, and countless other Batman properties including the Arkham Asylum video games.
• Interviews with Christopher Nolan and the other key creatives behind The Dark Knight Trilogy.
• Never-before-seen photography and concept art from the Tim Burton films Batman and Batman Returns
• Sketches, animation cels and storyboards from Batman: The Animated Series and other Batman animated shows, including The Batman and Brave and the Bold.

The book also unearths a lost gem of Batman lore: a rejected 40-page film treatment submitted to WB by Bob Kane, Batman’s co-creator, in 1986, called The Return of Batman.

Comprehensive, compelling and filled with previously unseen treasures, Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film, and Beyond is the ultimate guide to our most legendary Super Hero.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS:
Andrew Farago is the curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum and the author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album, Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties, and the Harvey Award–winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. In 2015, he received the prestigious Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International. He lives in California with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity, and their son, Robin.

Gina McIntyre is the New York Times best-selling author of Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down. Her other books include Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times, The Art of Ready Player One, and Star Wars Icons: Han Solo. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. She lives with her husband and daughter in Riverside, Illinois.

ABOUT INSIGHT EDITIONS:
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC
Home to iconic and globally recognized Super Heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world and a creative unit of WarnerMedia, publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year. Founded in 1934 with the launch of Detective Comics, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia properties.

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Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film and Beyond will be available for purchase from digital and traditional retailers on October 29, 2019. Stay tuned for further coverage on this upcoming release right here at The World’s Finest.

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