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Details For December 2014 “Teen Titans Go!,” “Beware The Batman” DC Comics Titles

DC Comics has officially announced details for the new December 2014 issue of Teen Titans Go!, the bi-monthly all-ages comic series from DC Entertainment. The Teen Titans Go! comic book title, based on the Cartoon Network ratings hit of the same name, collects two 10-page stories per issue. Each 10-page story is initially released monthly exclusively through digital outlets, including the DC Comics’ online store and Comixology, before being published for print every two months. Details for the upcoming print issue of Teen Titans Go! can be found below.

TEEN TITANS GO! #7
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by BEN BATES and JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention – even if he must become a teen idol himself! Plus: Cyborg gets an awesome new jacket!
Boo-yah!

Teen Titans Go!, the animated program of which the bi-monthly title from DC Comics title is based, airs Thursdays at 6:00pm (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network, with rebroadcasts airing throughout the week on Cartoon Network.

Continuing, DC Comics has also released details for an upcoming Beware The Batman trade paperback collection. The new Beware The Batman, Volume One collection includes all six issues of the short-lived comic book spin-off based on the CG-animated Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. Official details can be found be found below.

BEWARE THE BATMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by IVAN COHEN, MATTHEW K. MANNING, SCOTT BEATTY and MIKE W. BARR
Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO and DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale JANUARY 21 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

In this all-ages title based on the Cartoon Network series, Bruce Wayne and his butler, former secret spy Alfred Pennyworth, take on Gotham City’s worst evildoers! Batman’s skills will be put to the test against villains Professor Pyg, Man-Bat, Tobias Whale and more in stories from issues #1-6.

Beware The Batman, Volume One, a six-issue trade paperback collection from DC Comics, is slated to hit shelves come January 21st, 2015 for $12.99US. Beware The Batman airs Saturdays at 2:30am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim.

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Final Issue Of “Beware The Batman” Title Now Available From DC Comics

The final issue of the monthly Beware The Batman title from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, issue #6, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. A downloadable digital version of the comic will also be available through digital outlets including ComiXology and the DC Comics website. The Beware The Batman comic is based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, which is currently on broadcast hiatus in North America.

Matthew K. Manning is the author for Beware The Batman #6, with Luciano Vecchio providing the art. The World’s Finest recently interviewed both Beware The Batman comic writer Manning and artist Vecchio. The interviews can be found here and here respectively.

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BEWARE THE BATMAN #6

Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Luciano Vecchio

The Story: Final Issue. In a story told entirely from first-person perspective, Alfred Pennyworth searches for Batman, who’s in the midst of a fight for his life! Can Alfred get there in time?

The cover price is $2.99US. Beware The Batman #6 is now available through both comic book stores and digital outlets.

A statement from DC Entertainment concerning the cancellation of the Beware The Batman comic book can be found right here at The World’s Finest. Additional details on the Beware The Batman comic series can be found at the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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Preview For “Beware The Batman” Issue #6, Final Issue Of The DC Comics Title

DC Comics has provided a preview for Beware The Batman #6, the final issue of the monthly comic title. The comic hits retail and digital outlets this Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. Beware The Batman is based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, which is currently on broadcast hiatus in North America. A downloadable version of the comic will also be available through digital outlets including ComiXology and the DC Comics website.

Matthew K. Manning is the author for Beware The Batman #6, with Luciano Vecchio providing the art. The World’s Finest recently interviewed both Beware The Batman comic writer Manning and artist Vecchio. The interviews can be found here and here respectively.

Click on the images below to view a preview of the comic, along with additional details below.

BEWARE THE BATMAN #6

Written by: Matthew K. Manning
Art by: Luciano Vecchio

The Story: Final Issue. In a story told entirely from first-person perspective, Alfred Pennyworth searches for Batman, who’s in the midst of a fight for his life! Can Alfred get there in time?

The cover price is $2.99US. Beware The Batman #6 will be available to own through both comic book stores and digital outlets starting Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.

A statement from DC Entertainment concerning the cancellation of the Beware The Batman comic book can be found right here at The World’s Finest. Additional details on the Beware The Batman comic series can be found at the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

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Latest Issue Of “Beware The Batman” Title Now Available From DC Comics

The latest issue of the monthly Beware The Batman title from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, issue #4, arrives in comic book and hobby stores today. A downloadable digital version of the comic will also be available through digital outlets including ComiXology and the DC Comics website. The Beware The Batman comic title, with a rotating creative team, features stories taking place in continuity with the animated series’ source material. Ivan Cohen is the author for Beware The Batman #4, with Luciano Vecchio providing the art.

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BEWARE THE BATMAN #4

Written by: Ivan Cohen
Art by: Luciano Vecchio

The Story: Just when Batman is able to provide Kirk Langstrom (a.k.a. Man-Bat) with a possible cure to his affliction, a different man-sized bat begins terrorizing Gotham City! But who is this shadowy new foe? And where did he come from?

Please note this issue spoils two plot developments from the Beware The Batman animated series that have not yet been revealed due to the show’s current hiatus from Cartoon Network.

The cover price is $2.99US. Beware The Batman #4 is now available through both comic book stores and digital outlets. Additional details on the Beware The Batman comic series can be found at the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

DC Entertainment confirmed for The World’s Finest last week that Beware The Batman issue #6 is the final issue of the comic book. A statement from the publisher can be found here. Stay tuned for further updates here soon at The World’s Finest

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The World’s Finest Interviews “Beware The Batman” Artist Luciano Vecchio

The World’s Finest caught up with artist Luciano Vecchio to discuss his work on the monthly comic book series Beware The Batman, published by DC Comics. Vecchio is part of the rotating art team for the title, the fourth issue of which hits shelves this Wednesday, January 29th, 2014.

Beware The Batman, based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, features stories based on the cartoon’s continuity. Vecchio has worked on a host of different projects over the past decade, including his own original works and comics inspired by popular DC Comics-based animated shows, such as Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

To find out more about Vecchio, his work, and Beware The Batman #4, continue on to the interview below…

The World’s Finest: So, off the bat, please tell us a little about yourself and your past work.

Luciano Vecchio: My name is Luciano Vecchio, 31 years old and I’m based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve worked as illustrator and comic book artist for almost 12 years now, and most of my past work is comprised of original graphic novels for different publishers. My major works include the independent superhero saga Sentinels (by New York-based publisher Drumfish Productions); Cruel Thing, a trilogy of gothic horror and adventure for mature readers (by Norma Editorial, Spain); and The Interactives, about British fantasy in the Internet Era (by Markosia, UK). After that, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien was my fist assignment for DC Comics, and it was followed by many other animation-based books.

WF: Can you run us through Beware The Batman #4, your third issue on the comic series, and perhaps give us a rundown on the story and what you enjoyed about drawing it.

LV: This was my favorite issue to draw so far. It is very action-packed, fast and fun. Besides Batman and Katana, it features two of my favorite characters in the Bat-Family – Man-Bat and Barbara Gordon. In the story there is a second person turned into a Man-Bat, and that character I got to fully design. I love doing character and costume design, so developing this character in a way that fits the Beware aesthetic, and is unique and different from Kirk Langstrom (the first Man-Bat) at the same time, was what I enjoyed the most.

WF: Now, Beware The Batman isn’t your first “animated title.” You’ve worked on Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice for DC, and worked on a few Marvel Universe titles. How close are these “animated” styles to your own?

LV: Well, I grew up consuming mainly American superhero comics and Japanese anime, and my style developed as an eclectic mix of such divergent influences. I love the aesthetic of anime – the consistent lines, the minimalist details, the cell shading coloring, the expressionism in characterization. At the same time I’m passionate about the superhero genre – its characters, its myths. I think that a merging of both styles has become a trend in animation over the last decade. I remember when I saw the first episode of Young Justice, I was like “this looks exactly like what I aim to achieve with my own style!”. Little did I know then that I would end up drawing two issues of the series, but if I compare those issues to my earlier work like Sentinels or Cruel Thing, the essence was always there and I barely had to adapt my style at all.

WF: As a follow-up to the last question, do you find there’s enough familiarity between all these different “animated styles” that makes your work easier to do? For example, you can jump from Young Justice to Beware The Batman, two shows with very difference styles, with ease. Is this a benefit?

LV: Actually, in the cartoons and their spin-off comics, not only does the general style differ from one license to the other, but each character is uniquely different on its own and has to remain on model. And while that is a challenge, they were specifically designed by animation professionals to be easily interpreted and reproduced by many, many different artists. So while there is some familiarity between the different series, I think it is the quality of the designs and my training to reproduce them and make them “act” that makes the style-jumps natural.

WF: How has your work on the “animated” comics translated to other work? What other titles do you work on? Has there been an increase in demand for your work thanks to working on these books?

LV: I think the traits that could translate from these animated styles to my own style were always already there in essence: minimalism, expressiveness, dynamic narrative and a focus on “acting” and characterization.

Besides being one of the rotating artists on Beware The Batman, I’m working on Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comics for Marvel. So yes, so far there has been a constant increase in demand for my work, mostly in such animation-based comics, which I’m enjoying very much at the moment.

WF: When working on these comics, what type of reference materials do you receive? How much of a insight into the given show are you provided to make sure your work matches what’s on screen?

LV: It varies from series to series. I mostly get character model sheets and occasionally props and backgrounds references.

Young Justice was the most ‘close-to-the-show’ experience I had and I thoroughly loved it. The writer was one of the show producers and he made sure every little detail fitted and complemented the show’s continuity. I got references for everything – characters, weapons, technology, etc. Everything that had already been designed for the show and appeared in the comic script was meticulously planned out. It felt like I was part of the TV show and I really enjoyed it, and Young Justice still remains my favorite take on the DC characters.

On other series, artists are given more liberty as long as the characters are drawn in model and the comic reflects the cartoon. But I still like to do my homework, take lots of screen captures from the TV shows, study the tones, aesthetics, body languages and such, to properly translate them to the comics.

WF: Beware The Batman #4 – your next issue – spotlights Man-Bat, who has yet to appear on the series to date. Is there some intimidation knowing that your version of the character will appear under your pencil before the same character hits the cartoon?

LV: When I was drawing this issue, several months in advance, I didn’t know the airing of the episode would be delayed and the release order inverted, so there was not such intimidation involved.

WF: As somewhat of a follow-up, when it came to Beware to Batman and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, was it difficult to translate the CG designs into 2D models? Was there any difficulty in making sure your work still looked like the CG-animated versions?

LV: It was exciting and challenging. It required studying the 3D models and breaking them down to their structure and logic, to then be able to recreate and draw them in my own style. And doing my own translation from CGI images to 2D artwork inevitably led to a more personal take on the characters. The final result reflects the look of the show, but with my own style choices.

WF: To go off-topic for a moment, can you fill us in on where we’ll be seeing your artwork (outside of Beware The Batman) in the coming months?

LV: I just finished drawing issue six of Beware The Batman, which ships in March. Beyond that, Infinite Comics: Ultimate Spider-Man starts serializing on digital devices somewhere in the near future, with a very different and fun reading format, and in this case I get to color my own artwork too. Also, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of my first published work, Sentinels (Drumfish Productions), which will be relaunched in a revised, colorized and digital version.

WF: Lastly, as we wrap this up, can you tell us why we should rush out and pick up Beware The Batman #4 on Wednesday?

LV: On top of the excitement, action, adventure, and Men-Bats, this issue reveals an important development for one of the supporting characters that we didn’t get to see yet on the show, and left me happily surprised as a longtime DC fan. I can’t wait to see what everybody else think about it.

A selection of Vecchio’s artwork can be found below, with more posted at the The World’s Finest Beware The Batman subsite.

Beware The Batman #4 hits comic book stores and hobby shops, in addition to digital outlets, on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. DC Entertainment confirmed for The World’s Finest last week that Beware The Batman issue #6, drawn by Vecchio, is the final issue of the comic book. A statement from the publisher can be found here.

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