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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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“The New Batman Adventures,” “The Batman” Coming To DC Universe In February 2019

DC Universe has announced that episodes of The Batman and episodes from the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series will be added to the streaming service starting in February 2019. Press Details for what’s coming to the streaming service in February 2019 can be found below. The Batman will debut on the streaming service starting February 8, with episodes of The New Batman Adventures joining a week earlier on February 1. The Batman, produced by Jeff Matsuda and Glen Murakami and starring Rino Romano as The Dark Knight, aired for five seasons on Kids’WB, from 2004 – 2008. Press details, along with the opening title sequence of The Batman, can be found below.

For the first time ever DC Universe is now showing Reign of the Supermen on the same day it hit the shelves on DVD and Blu Ray.

But that’s not the only great thing added to the platform this month. Get yourself ready for the February 15th release of Doom Patrol, DC Universe’s next live-action series, not to mention Krypton Season 1 hitting spring 2019. New video and double the comics are available to DC Universe subscribers.

Also, don’t miss the Black History celebration in February where DC Universe will have all the classic stories and characters to honor the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.

Here’s what’s coming this month:
Video:
1/29 Reign of the Supermen (airing the same day and date as the DVD and Blu Ray release)
2/1: The New Batman Adventures
2/8: The Batman
2/15: Doom Patrol
Spring 2019 Krypton Season 1

Comics
Doubling over the month of February – key highlights include:
1/29 Batman (2011)
1/29 Gotham Central
1/29 Harley Quinn (2000, 2013)
1/29 Justice League: Darkseid War
2/5: 52
2/5: Forever Evil
2/12: Planetary
2/12: JSA (2009)
2/19: No Man’s Land

Also look for:
-2/14 – Paul Dini and Misty Lee join the cast of DC Daily
-Weekly giveaways including a signed copy of the New Teen Titans Omnibus, a DC Collectibles Harley & Joker Statue and more
-DC Universe will be celebrating Black History month by looking at classic stories and characters from the universe

Stay tuned for additional updated on select upcoming DC Universe content right here at The World’s Finest. For further details on The Batman, check out the dedicated subsite right here at The World’s Finest. Details on the The New Batman Adventures-era of Batman: The Animated Series can also be found at The World’s Finest. Click on the link below to discuss these latest updated at The DC Animation Forum.

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Teletoon Airing “The Batman Versus Dracula” Animated Feature On Halloween Night

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the 2005 The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature on Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT) as part of its “Superfan Friday” programming block. The airing, the second time this month, will wrap up the network’s month-long special Halloween-themed programming. The feature-length adventure is spun-off from the late Kids’WB! animated series The Batman, which ran from 2004 – 2008, featuring the early adventures of the Caped Crusader. The Batman Versus Dracula will air in the place of the regular programs found on the “Teletoon Superfan Friday” block, including Beware The Batman, for this week only.

Official details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

The Batman Versus Dracuka
Teletoon, Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT)

Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including the aforementioned super villains into his mindless minions? With supernatural strength, speed and mind control Dracula might prove to powerful for the Dark Knight. The movie also stars tenacious reporter Vicky Vale and fan-favorite villains The Joker and The Penguin.

Teletoon recently aired The Batman Versus Dracula on Friday, 0ctober 17th, 2014 as part of the “Teletoon at Night” programming block, and before that in mid-August 2014.

The 2013 DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part Two is scheduled to air directly after The Batman Versus Dracula on Friday, October 31st, 2014, starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT). More details on that airing can be found here.

Further details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature can be found right here at the The World’s Finest The Batman subsite. The Batman Versus Dracula airs Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon, wrapping up the network’s Halloween-themed programming.

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Teletoon Schedules “The Batman Versus Dracula” Animated Feature To Air This Week

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the 2005 The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature as part of the network’s “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The feature-length adventure is spun-off from the late Kids’WB! animated series The Batman, which rain from 2004 – 2008, featuring the early adventures of the Caped Crusader. The weekly “Teletoon at Night Superfan Movies” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 9:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero and sci-fi-based movies, both live-action and animated.

Official details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

The Batman Versus Dracuka
Teletoon, Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT)

Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including the aforementioned super villains into his mindless minions? With supernatural strength, speed and mind control Dracula might prove to powerful for the Dark Knight. The movie also stars tenacious reporter Vicky Vale and favourite bad guys The Joker and The Penguin.

The animated feature is also part of the network’s month-long Halloween-related programming.

Further details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature can be found right here at the The World’s Finest The Batman subsite. The Batman Versus Dracula airs Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon.

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Teletoon Superfan Friday Airing “The Batman Versus Dracula” Animated Feature This Week

The Canadian network Teletoon is slated to air the 2005 The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature during the network’s “Teletoon Superfan Friday” programming block on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. The feature-length adventure is spun-off from the late Kids’WB! animated series The Batman, which rain from 2004 – 2008, featuring the early adventures of the Caped Crusader. The weekly “Teletoon Superfan Friday” programming block on Teletoon, airing Fridays starting at 7:00pm (ET/PT), features a mix of super-hero animated television proagrams and movies.

Official details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature, released by Teletoon, are available below.

The Batman Versus Dracuka
Teletoon, Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT)

Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including the aforementioned super villains into his mindless minions? With supernatural strength, speed and mind control Dracula might prove to powerful for the Dark Knight. The movie also stars tenacious reporter Vicky Vale and favourite bad guys The Joker and The Penguin.

Further details on the The Batman Versus Dracula animated feature can be found right here at the The World’s Finest The Batman subsite. The Batman Versus Dracula airs Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT) on Teletoon.

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