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“Justice League” And “Justice League Unlimited,” “The Batman,” “Static Shock,” More, Coming February 2021 To HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and The Bold will be joining the streaming service starting February 1, 2021, with Static Shock and The Batman to be available starting February 15, 2021. HBO Max is an American-based subscription video on demand streaming service from AT&T’s Warner Media, which also owns publisher DC Comics and its characters.




Warner Media confirms all 52 episodes of Justice League will be available, as will all 39 episodes of its sequel series, Justice League Unlimited. Every episode of Static Shock, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, as well as The Batman and its spin-off movie, The Batman vs. Dracula, will also be streamable on HBO Max. The majority of the DC Comics-based animated and live-action content was previously available on the DC Universe streaming service, which became a comics-exclusive streaming platform in January 2021.

The World’s Finest can also confirm exclusively, courtesy of HBO Max, that both Static Shock and The Batman will be available on the streaming service in high-definition widescreen, a first for both of these series in terms of home media releases.

HBO Max and Warner Media have provided program descriptions for Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Static Shock and The Batman, all of which are available below:

Static Shock
Based on characters from the DC Comics series, superhero Virgil Hawkins and his classmates confront real problems and issues faced by today’s teens: peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse, urban neighborhood. But helping people and making a positive impact in his community gives a real charge to this newfound superhero in the animated adventures of Static Shock.

The Batman
In Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, lives The Batman. He’s in his mid-twenties and just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while maintaining his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. This younger Batman confronts updated versions of familiar foes, meeting each member of his classic Rogues’ Gallery for the first time. With the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the Dark Knight takes his war on crime to the next level, employing a new arsenal of experimental Bat-gadgets and amped-up Batmobile, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the “BatWave.” Join the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character’s extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.

Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Batman isn’t going at it alone this time! The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and others fight crime alongside Batman, although their differing powers and personalities are often at odds with the Dark Knight’s style. While still based in Gotham, Batman often travels beyond the Gotham City limits, facing situations both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman still relies on his stealth, resourcefulness, and limitless supply of cool gadgets to uphold justice.

Justice League
In this action-packed adventure series, the world’s greatest superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, join forces as the Justice League to battle powerful villains, supernatural creatures and evil entities determined to take over the world and destroy the League. Based on the DC Comics characters.

Justice League Unlimited
In a world of extraterrestrial invasions, powerful sorcerers, vast shadowy conspiracies and ancient gods, the galaxy’s most powerful superheroes return to battle the allied villains and criminal plots that endanger the universe. Two years ago, the world’s greatest heroes banded together as the Justice League and dedicated themselves to battling threats too great for any single hero to handle. Since then, they’ve saved the world countless times from unimaginable dangers. But the price has been high. With their ranks diminished after fighting off an alien invasion and with new dangers arising at an ever-increasing pace, the remaining Justice League crime fighters realize that protecting the entire world is going to take more technology and manpower than they have at hand. A lot more. These heroes come home to roost in their high-tech Watchtower, sporting space-based energy weapons and a powered-up fleet of Javelin spaceships. The team members tap innovative matter-transporters that zip them from one location to another in a flash. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern continue to lead the universe’s most powerful superheroes, including such well-known defenders as Supergirl, Green Arrow and the Atom as well as Booster Gold, Hawk & Dove, Elongated Man, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Zatanna. These fearless fighters and many others are the Justice League Unlimited.




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“Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons” Coming February 16, 2021 To Blu-Ray

Warner Archive, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s specialty manufacture-on-demand label, announced the first two seasons of the Harley Quinn animated series will be available February 16, 2021 on Blu-ray. The first season of the animated series is already available on DVD, with the second season hitting that format also on February 16, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Continue below for press details and cover art from the forthcoming release.

Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons
Available on Blu-Ray February 16, 2021

Harley QuinnHarley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker (Alan Tudyk) and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. With the help of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom. Don’t worry – she’s got this. Or does she? In Season 2, Harley has defeated the Joker, and Gotham City is hers for the taking…what’s left of it, that is. Her celebration in the newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, they’re intent on keeping Harley and her crew from taking control as the top villains in Gotham.

About Warner Archive Collection
Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Thing From Another World, The Big Sleep, The Thin Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Days of Wine and Roses and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as The Jetsons and Jonny Quest (on Blu-ray), Step by Step and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on DVD) to theatrical animation on Blu-ray, including the remastered and restored Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volumes 1-3 and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases such as Teen Titans: The Complete Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via warnerarchive.com and your favorite online retailer.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons, which collects the first 26 episodes of the acclaimed series, arrives February 16, 2021 on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. The first two seasons of Harley Quinn are also currently available to view on the HBO Max streaming service, with a third season slated for 2021. For more, click here to check out The World’s Finest review of Harley Quinn‘s first season. Stay tuned for select Harley Quinn coverage right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news at the link below.

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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

Additional details and imagery for Batman: The Adventures Continue, as well as a video of actor Kevin Conroy reading the first issue, is available at The World’s Finest. Also, for more Young Justice videos, images, episode reviews and exclusive content, check out the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite! Stay tuned for further updates on Batman: The Adventures Continue and Young Justice right here at The World’s Finest. Click the link below to discuss this news!

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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-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.

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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“Harley Quinn” Renewed For Season Three, Moves To HBO Max With “Young Justice,” Others

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have announced that Harley Quinn has been renewed for a third season, with the entire cast and crew returning. While the first two seasons of the acclaimed animated series debuted on DC Universe, the DC Comics streaming service, the third season will move to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s tentpole streaming outlet. Harley Quinn will join the rest of DC Universe’s scripted programming – including Young Justice, Doom Patrol, Titans and more – which will also shift over to HBO Max.

Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco, will now be listed as a Max Original program, and HBO Max will be the home for all current and forthcoming Harley Quinn content going forward. While a premiere date for third season has not yet been revealed, Harley Quinn executive producer Patrick Schumacker shared the following image promoting the series’ renewal and move to HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics also recently released the logo and confirmed the title of the upcoming fourth season of the acclaimed Young Justice, the announcement made during the DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse virtual global event on Sept. 12, 2020. As with Harley Quinn‘s third season, Young Justice: Phantoms has no set premiere date on HBO Max, but all currently available episodes will soon be made available though the streaming outlet.

Concerning DC Universe, the streaming service will shift to a comic subscription service titled DC Universe Infinite, and will launch on January 21, 2021. The service will include more than 24,000 comic books, along with digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, and a stream of recently released comics six months after the physical editions hit store shelves. DC Universe Infinite, which will be roll-out worldwide by summer 2021, will be available online at DCUniverseInfinite.com, iOS and Android devices for $7.99/month or $74.99/year.

The first two seasons of the Harley Quinn are currently available to stream on HBO Max, and DC Universe for the time-being, with a Blu-ray release from Warner Archive slated for later in 2020. Check out The World’s Finest Harley Quinn mini-site for additional content from the animated series. Also, please note the The World’s Finest Young Justice subsite is regularly being updated with new episode images and details as they are available, along with videos, images, reviews and much more content! Stay tuned for further updates right here at The World’s Finest. Discuss this news in the links below.

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