Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Official Announcement: Dc Universe Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD / Blu-Ray


Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Coming June 7, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Primetime TV Stars Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss Headline Voice Cast;
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD

BURBANK, CA, (March 30, 2011) – The origins of the ultimate intergalactic police force are revealed across six interlocking tales of the legendary Green Lantern Corps in the all-new Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theatres June 17, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

The full-length animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades – including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind the Green Lantern Corps.

Fillion provides the voice of the animated film’s central character, Hal Jordan, the human Green Lantern assigned to Sector 2814 (which includes Earth). Fillion has starred in several primetime television series including his current hit Castle as well as Desperate Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedon’s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedon’s internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Fillion returns to the DC Universe after his successful turn as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, and has performed voice work on the animated series Justice League, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.

Moss gives voice to Arisia, a young recruit forced into her first mission on just her third day as a Green Lantern. Prior to starring as the ever-evolving Peggy Olson in AMC’s ground-breaking series Mad Men, Moss was featured on The West Wing, Invasion and Picket Fences. Moss has been active in voiceovers for animation with previous roles in Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, Freakazoid! and It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown!.

The voice cast for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also features actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy, The Henry Rollins Show) as Kilowog, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films) as Sinestro, legendary professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live) as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Abin Sur, Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) as Laira and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Deegan. Radio Hall of Fame commentator/talk show host Michael Jackson voices the esteemed Guardian, Ganthet.

Bruce Timm is executive producer of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley. The six interlocking tales are penned by comic book luminaries Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim.

“Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is filled with wonderful backstory and exposition on the Green Lantern Corps going far beyond Hal Jordan, making this film a perfect complement to the live-action major motion picture, Green Lantern,” said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing Director, Family & Animation.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack has over 2 1/2 hours of exciting content, including:

· Feature film (est. 75 min)
· Sneak Peak at Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
· Behind-the-Scenes look at All-Star Superman
· Featurette: “Only the Bravest: Tales of The Green Lantern Corps” – Bravery is the unique, identifying characteristic of each Green Lantern. Yet what does it mean to be brave?  How has the world of Green Lantern and the Corps made bravery into something we can all relate to?  This story reveals and defines the bond that holds together the Green Lanterns’ affection for the ring, and the ring’s unwavering loyalty in return.  
· Featurette: “Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff Johns” – Geoff Johns is a force to be reckoned with. He’s not only the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, he’s a New York Times bestselling writer with a fresh and vibrant storytelling perspective. Johns discusses his contemporary take on the Green Lantern character and why that character resonates in our culture.
· Pod: From Comic Book to Screen: Abin Sur – Take a peek into Geoff John’s “Green Lantern Secret Origin” book which, for the first time, showed fans what really happened to Abin Sur before he crashed landed on Earth, and passed his ring to Hal Jordan.
· Pod: Beautiful … But Deadly – From Comic Book to Screen: Laira Omoto – Green Lantern: Emerald Knights again creatively weaved a riveting comic book short story into the
intricate plot of the film while introducing the honorable Green Lantern, Laira Omoto.  Known as one of the Green Lantern Corps’ fiercest warriors, this mini-featurette takes a deeper look into the history and origin of this humanoid marital artist and her
family feud with the Golden Dragon!
· Audio Commentary: Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns
· “Green Lantern” Digital Comic Book
· Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm.
· Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
· Digital copy on disc of the feature film

Street Date: June 7, 2011
Order Due Date: May 3, 2011
Languages: English and Spanish

Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
MPAA Rating: PG

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Blu-ray Combo Pack - $24.98 SRP
Price: SD 1 Disc - $19.98 SRP

BD Combo Pack UPC: 883929136902
1-Disc UPC: 883929137411

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, MAD and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch The Looney Tunes Show, ThunderCats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

NBC Wonder Woman Costume Gets an Upgrade!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Justice League Movie Back On and Batman 4....

Its already been widely known that Nolan will do a trilogy of bat-films and then leave the director's chair to someone else to re-launch it all...but that infernal JL movie is still in?!  C'mon WB. Avengers is going to be an epic fail (Iron Man and Hulk are great, but c'mon no one in the mainstream cares about Captain America and Thor).   NO JL MOVIE!

From Superherohype....

Is the Justice League Movie Back On?

Mar 29th, 2011
And what will happen to Batman after The Dark Knight Rises? 
The Los Angeles Times talked to Warner Bros. Pictures president Jeff Robinov about the future of superhero movies at the studio. We all know that Green Lantern hits this summer, followed by The Dark Knight Rises next summer and Superman in late 2012, but what will happen then? Here's several excerpts from the newspaper:

But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League. Though Wonder Woman is also in the works as a television pilot for NBC produced by Warner, Robinov dismissed that as a sticking point. “Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on,” he said, referring to the 2006 film that put Brandon Routh in the cape and the television show starring Tom Welling that is now in its 10th and final season.

Robinov knows that the most bankable part of his superhero empire has been Nolan and his Gotham City films –  the studio has yet to deliver a 21st century superhero blockbuster hit without Nolan in the director’s seat. Batman will continue to be a centerpiece property beyond next year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Nolan’s departure from the franchise. “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

We've asked Warner Bros. for clarification as there are no actual quotes from Robinov about the Justice League movie in the article above or in this larger profile piece, but one would assume he really did mention it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "The Battle of the Superheroes!" Airs Tonight (pics and video)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "The Battle of the Superheroes!" Airs Tonight (pics and video)

Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.
On Cartoon Network

The Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader do battle after Superman is infected with red kryptonite.  Batman must find a way to turn Superman back to his old self because he is going to need all the help he can get when Lex Luthor unleashes his latest scheme on Metropolis.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season One, Part Two DVD Review

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season One, Part Two DVD Review

Synopsis: Batman conquers past, present and future evil in a fantastic double-disc set. Batman and his DC Comics Super Hero comrades swoop into action with more amazing adventures from the debut season of the smart, hip TV series! This exciting 2-Disc Collection features Batman and allies Aquaman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Robin and Dr. Fate fighting foes in incredible showdowns. "Bats" even partners with another legendary detective: Sherlock Hlomes! Each diabolical villain from the tuneful Music Meister to the annoying Bat-Mite, the deadly Gentleman Gost or the impassive Equinox requoers a unique skill to defeat, and with Batman's cunning, evil will smashed like a bug. Journey through justice with the hero who cracks the case, sometimes cracks a joke but rarely cracks a smile in 13 Action-Packed Episodes.

Review: Batman: Brave and the Bold is the Cartoon Network follow-up to the 2004 cartoon 'The Batman'.  Ever since Batman: The Animated Series the Batman shows have become increasingly lighter-hearted.  The Batman was too light for some, although it looks rather dark compared to Brave, and this new one is really a campy homage to the golden age of comics.  This fact is odd to me, since crew from the show came out and mocked the adult fanbase for being nerdy "baby men" and stating the cartoon isn't for us...and yet the entire thing is a tribute to comic books that kids just don't care about or understand.  Hmmm.  Confused much on your target audience?   Thanks to a lot of that mockery the show hasn't gotten the reception you'd expect a Batman show to get.  The show has since announced its cancellation after season three.  I think this one will find legs on DVD down the road, and become a cult-goodie, much like Batman Beyond did.

This new DVD set is the second half of season one collected in a very nice and attractive case.  The 13 episode DVD is great, but it does include one extras!  This is still a great release for the money and is a necessity for any fan of the show or Batman completist.

The episodes on this DVD set include: 
1) Mystery in Space!
2) Trials Of The Demon!
3) Night Of The Huntress!
4) Menace Of The Conqueror Caveman!
5) The Color Of Revenge!
6) Legends of the Dark Mite!
7) Hail The Tornado Tyrant!
8) Duel Of The Double Crossers!
9) The Last Bat On Earth!
10) When Omac Attacks!
11) The Fate Of Equinox!
12) Mayhem Of The Music Meister!
13) Inside the Outsiders!

Links: DVD Legion

Interest Range: Batman, Cartoons

Mattel Young Justice Artemis & Speedy 2-Pack Premiered at C2E2!

Mattel pulled out an additional 4.25" Young Justice Cartoon 2-Pack featuring Artemis and Speedy at the C2E2 convention this year!

(pic courtesy of ToyNewsi)

We've added this to our Young Justice Mattel Figure Archive!

"Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters​" Available On Nintendo 3DS Beginning June 7

Inspired by Upcoming Green Lantern Film – Also set for 3D Release
For the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
Beginning June 7
Burbank, Calif. – March 24, 2011 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced their debut title for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters.  The action-adventure game will also be released in 3D, as well as 2D, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is set to invade the third dimension in North America beginning June 7 in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic superhero feature film Green Lantern scheduled for release June 17. The upcoming game title will also be available in standard 2D only for the Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ handheld system, delivering an immersive experience across all platforms for Green Lantern fans that the entire family will enjoy.
The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is designed specifically to take advantage of the system’s stereoscopic 3D capabilities and deliver multi-plane graphics that delve players further into the Green Lantern universe.  
Players on Xbox 360 and PS3™ will be given the option to play in anaglyphic 3D with technology that is compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing the 3D glasses that will be available for the video game.  Fans can also enjoy the game in stereoscopic 3D when playing on any 3D HDTV while wearing active shutter glasses that are compatible with the television.  
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by Warner Bros Pictures’ upcoming “Green Lantern” film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics Super Hero to the big screen for the first time and stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps.  In the videogame, gamers can utilize an arsenal of amazing constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern Power Ring.  Gamers playing the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions will also have the option to join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters.  
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is in development for Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games and for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Double Helix Games. For more information and updates, become a fan at
About the Green Lantern Feature Film
“Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins.  Also starring are Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney,.  Martin Campbell directs the film from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.  The film is being produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti.  Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers.  The film will open in 3D and 2D on June 17, 2011.  “Green Lantern” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS VIDEOGAME software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms developed by Double Helix Games, a Foundation 9 Entertainment Studio. Nintendo platforms developed by Griptonite, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.  

Warner Bros. Consumer Products aligns with Hopi Hari

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Editors Note - see the part in bold below for the Dc Comics/Batman part of the press release!

 Partnership Will Create Themed Environments Featuring The Looney Tunes, DC Universe Characters And Penelope Pitstop

Burbank, CA and Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 22, 2011 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Hopi Hari, the leading Latin American theme park company, announced today an unprecedented licensing agreement to grant Hopi Hari the rights to bring some of the world’s biggest franchises to the famed Latin American entertainment destination.  This long-term partnership will mark WBCP’s entrance into the amusement park market in Brazil and bring the Looney Tunes, the DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop to fans of all ages with themed environments and entertaining activities, as well as all-new products and merchandise inspired by these characters.

“Through this unique collaboration with some of the world’s most desirable entertainment properties, we are excited to have the opportunity to ignite the imaginations of each and every visitor who enters through our gates,” said Armando Pereira Filho, Hopi Hari president.  “Warner Bros. is an entertainment powerhouse and we are delighted to immerse these rich Looney Tunes, DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop characters into our Hopi Hari culture.”

In support of the alliance, Hopi Hari will make a total investment of more than R$100 million (USD$60 million) in a combination of capital investment, marketing, promotion, advertising and sales support that will be allocated to the park throughout the term of this agreement.  This dedicated investment will allow Hopi Hari to build on the myriad of rides and attractions currently in operation, while offering even more entertainment and thrills for families.  The scope of this agreement makes Hopi Hari WBCP’s largest partner in the region.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Hopi Hari to bring the humor of the Looney Tunes, the heroic powers of the DC Universe and the popularity of Penelope Pitstop to a vibrant, Latin American market,” said Jeffrey Whalen, senior vice president & general manager, LATAM, ASIAPAC for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.  “Fans of our most beloved franchises will now have the chance to experience their favorite characters in an immersive setting perfect for the entire family.”

“Hopi Hari is a truly powerful entertainment destination and the addition of Looney Tunes, the DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop only serves to enhance the overall experience and increase the thrill factor for fans of all ages," says Marcos Bandeira de Mello, general manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products operations in Brazil. 

Expected to be completed by January 2012 and encompassing two of Hopi Hari’s five themed areas, the exhilarating environment will feature state-of-the-art attractions as well as experiential shops and restaurants that will engage guests with some of Warner Bros.’ most treasured characters.  This partnership is an extensive, long-term licensing agreement granting Hopi Hari brand licensing rights to the names, likenesses and logos for Warner Bros.’ intellectual properties.

The area called “Infantasia” will be themed after the family-friendly Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Taz, Tweety, Sylvester and Daffy Duck.  Hopi Hari’s adrenaline-driven centerpiece “Aribabiba” will target the teen audience and feature super heroes from the DC Universe, such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash.  The agreement also includes Penelope Pitstop, in an entirely new themed environment for guests.

In addition to “Infantasia” and “Aribabiba,” fans will be able to engage with the characters during meet and greets, live shows and parades.  Merchandise will also have a presence across multiple categories, including: apparel and accessories, toys, games, gifts and novelties.  Hopi Hari stores will sell licensed character products, many of which will be developed exclusively for the park.

About Hopi Hari
Hopi Hari ( opened its doors in 1999.  Located in the state of Sao Paulo and being the Latin American leading theme park company, it attracts over two million visitors a year.  Through this new partnership with WBCP, the park is hoping to double their guest attendance in the next 10 years and reinforce its position as a park for the whole family.  Hopi Hari was created as the funnest “country” in the world and has five thematic regions – Kaminda Mundi, Mistieri, Infantasia, Aribabiba and Wild West – each with their own playful content.

About Warner Bros. Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

Cartoon Network / Dc Nation Update: Logo

Our friends at WB sent us over a logo they're using for the DC Nation / Cartoon Network animated partnership that we reported on yesterday.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Young Justice Confirmed for Season 2!

Cartoon Network has confirmed that Young Justice WILL be returning for a second season!  WOO HOO!

Fans - visit our fansite and facebook page for this show.

Cartoon Network & WB Announce the DC Nation!

Debuting in 2012 as a multi-platform franchise, DC Nation will be the exclusive home for original DC animation properties. Backed by the production, publishing and marketing resources of Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network, DC Nation will be an on-air and online programming block populated with event programming, interstitials, exclusive behind-the-scenes of theatrical production and an insider look into the world of all things DC.

“DC Nation on Cartoon Network will be the first-ever dedicated broadcast destination to showcase the depth and breadth of the DC Universe,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “We and our partners at WBTV are thrilled that fans will be able to immerse themselves in DC’s phenomenal stories, experience a wide spectrum of amazing characters and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings of the world’s greatest superheroes and their creators, both on-air and online.”

DC Nation: A multi-platform, branded block of original programming and exclusive content based on the DC Comics library of legendary character properties, DC Nation is developed in partnership with Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. The all-new venture will harness the publishing, theatrical and television assets together for one powerful on-air block on Cartoon Network with exclusive online content.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

UPDATE:The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime Book

Awhile back we reported on an upcoming book...The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime.  Amazon mistakenly had Matthew K. Manning as the author.  It has since been corrected and the actual author is Daniel Wallace.    Thanks to Dan for giving us the heads-up.  Watch for an interview with him closer to the release date!

UPDATE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt The Dark Knight Rises Casting Rumor False?

Variety had reported (and we relayed to you) that Gordon-Levitt would play Carmine Falcone's son in the new film.  Now, it seems that our friends at EW are calling bull on that one.  I guess we'll have to sit tight and see!  Boy, he sure does look like Heath Ledger in this pic...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role in the Dark Knight Rises Revealed!

It has been known for some time that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (GI JOE) was cast in the Dark Knight Rises.  Over the weekend it was revealed that he will portray mob boss Carmine Falcone's son, Alberto.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Calling All The Batman Fans - Old Pic Search!

Hey bat-fans..I need to enlist your help!
If you used to read Legions of Gotham back in 2004 prior to 'The Batman' airing I posted a pre-production full-body pic of Batman very briefly, and it soon after got lost in my massive amounts of files.  I have posted a small example of it in an avatar form above..if you happened to save this pic back in the day, PLEASE do me a huge favor and send it to me.  If none of us have it, this pic may be lost forever, as very few people ever had it to begin with.  Thanks!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Batman Actor Michael Gough (Alfred) - Dead at 94!

You may remember Michael Gough as Alfred in all four of the early Batman films, Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).  He also was featured in various Batman commercials from On-Star and Diet Coke.  He is an icon to those of us that grew up watching him and he most certainly left his mark on the Batman community, not to mention his other extensive acting chops.  His final big screen film appearance was in Burton's Sleep Hollow back in 1999.

Thanks for the memories Michael!  Our thoughts are with his family.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Young Justice Cartoon Comic #5



Art and cover by MIKE NORTON

Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy and Miss Martian are ready for their first mission as a team. To get to know each other better, they decide to trade stories around the campfire, revealing how they all started as crimefighters. Will this bring them together or underscore their differences? On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
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The New Dc Direct Product Solicits!

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First, the DC Universe was plunged into darkness with BLACKEST NIGHT. Then BRIGHTEST DAY burned away the night.

And now?


Comics’ next big event is not a dream, or an imaginary story, or an elseworld.

But for Barry Allen?

It could be his worst nightmare.

The world as Barry Allen knows it has changed. With humankind on the abyss’ edge of a cataclysmic war, Earth’s Greatest Heroes are nowhere to be found. It’s up to Cyborg, America’s last hope, to gather forces new and old from across the Universe.

If The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the timeline, the world may have no future at all.

Written by Geoff Johns with art by Andy Kubert, FLASHPOINT changes the DC Universe as we know it!

All four Flashpoint figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included.

CYBORG - 6.75” h

THE FLASH - 6.75” h

WONDER WOMAN - 6.75” h

BATMAN - 6.75” h

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.


On sale July 20, 2011 * Action Figures * PI


Princess from Another Planet!

Koriand’r is next in line for the throne of Tamaran, but betrayal and lies put her life on the line. Escaping to Earth, this alien went from princess to Teen Titan.

Flying high and soaring through the starry skies, Starfire sizzles across the galaxy.

An original design by Adam Hughes, this statue is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 9.25” high x 5.5” wide x 4.25” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale November 30, 2011 * Statue * $99.99 US



The BLACKEST NIGHT continues in mini-bust form!

Each month in 2011, DC Direct releases a mini-bust featuring a character from the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

Sinestro Corps Member Arkillo continues the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line! The sculpture features Arkillo atop a special base that displays the spectrum of lantern symbols. 

The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 6” high x 4.25” wide x 4.25” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale November 9, 2011 * Bust * $70 US


From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!

Fueled by fear, wearers of yellow power rings seek to instill great fears and terror in others.

For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct releases a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.

The Yellow Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and the Yellow Power Ring sit in a translucent display and are removable from the stand. Both light up, featuring manual on/off switches.

The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875” high (minus handle) x 1.75” wide x 2.375” deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent acrylic display measures approximately 1.5” high x 2” wide x 3.25” deep. The set is packaged on a 4-color blister.

On sale November 9, 2011 * Mini Prop Replica Set * $35 US


From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!

Included in this set are action figures of Indigo Munnk, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Black Lantern Blue Beetle and Star Sapphire Fatality, as well as a 48-page book entitled BLACKEST NIGHT SPECIAL EDITION #1, which includes the following stories: GREEN LANTERN #40 and #41 (written by Geoff Johns, with art by Philip Tan and Eddy Barrows) and BOOSTER GOLD #27 (written and drawn by Dan Jurgens).

Each figure stands approximately 6.75” high.

On sale November 9, 2011 * Box Set * PI


The Universe is a big place …
And there are enough Lanterns in the Corps to police it all!

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base.
Character-appropriate accessories are also included.





4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

On sale November 2, 2011 * Action Figures * PI


Based on the undead, Elseworlds Batman from the Kelley Jones-illustrated “Vampire Trilogy” (BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BATMAN: BLOODSTORM and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST), this haunting statue captures the darkest knight of all bursting from his grave.

This hand-painted, cold cast porcelain mini statue measures approximately 7.25” high x 8” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.  

Limited Edition.

Resolicit * On sale October 19, 2011 * Mini Statue * $95 US


From within the walls of Arkham Asylum, The Joker orchestrates the most elaborate scheme of his career: create an unstoppable army of Bane-like creatures to take over Gotham City. Only Batman, using an amalgam of detective, combat and stealth skills, can end his arch-nemesis’ plans.

This very special Batman Black & White statue was developed using actual character designs from the best-selling game Batman: Arkham Asylum, holder of the Guinness World Record for “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever,” and the winner of several industry game awards.

This statue based on the video game design measures approximately 7.25” high x 6.25” wide x 4.75” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.


On sale August 31, 2011 * Statue * $80 US

Designed by Amanda Conner
Sculpted by Jim Maddox


She’ll put a spell on you! The Mistress of Magic waves her wand, leaping from her Book of Incantations.

Designed by illustrator Amanda Conner, Zatanna is the latest character to join the popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust series.

The hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75” high x 4.75” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale November 23, 2011 * Bust * $60 US


Harley Quinn, Queen of Hearts, and The Joker’s jester is the next statue in the DC Universe Online Statue series!

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.1” high x 4.5” wide x 3.75” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale November 16, 2011 * Statue * $90 US


The Clown Prince of Crime returns for more murder and mayhem!

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.6” high x 5.25” wide x 2.5” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale November 16, 2011 * Statue * $90 US