Wednesday, September 23, 2020

09.23.2020 - Space Ghost and Dino Boy come to Blu-Ray!

COMING IN OCTOBER FROM WARNER ARCHIVE - The Classic 1966 Space Ghost and Dino Boy Series remastered on hi-def Blu-Ray!

Space Ghost flies again with more extraterrestrial adventures and thrilling takedowns in Space Ghost & Dino Boy: The Complete Series. This dynamite compilation also features the dynamic six-part Space Ghost episode The Council of Doom. Showcasing the episodes in the three-segment form as they originally aired, these stellar retro hits soar through space and time to deliver justice! It's cosmic entertainment for all!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

09.22.2020 - New Warner Bros. Home Video Releases for October - Preview at Virtual New York Comic Con

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY, THE FLINTSTONES: THE COMPLETE SERIES AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SCOOBY-DOO! TO NEW YORK COMIC CON 2020

THE MYSTERY INC. QUARTET OF FRANK WELKER, GREY GRIFFIN, MATTHEW LILLARD & KATE MICUCCI APPEARING TOGETHER FOR FIRST CON EVER

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) presents three engaging panels – spotlighting the landmark interactive animated short Batman: Death in the Family, The Flintstones: The Complete Series remastered for Blu-ray™, and the all-new Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! – to New York Comic Con for the annual event’s new virtual streaming edition October 8-11, 2020.  

The Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! presentation will be the first-ever Con appearance featuring all four core voices of Mystery Inc. together on the same panel: Frank Welker (Fred & Scooby-Doo), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy) and Kate Micucci (Velma).

WBHE panels will spotlight never-before-seen footage, discussions with filmmakers, and showrunners, artists and actors. All three panels will be live-streamed through NYCC’s partnership with YouTube, and specific panel links will be found via the NYCC website at  www.newyorkcomiccon.com

Here’s a breakdown of the panels – and confirmed talent – appearing at New York Comic Con:

Saturday, October 10

1:15pm PT/4:15pm ET – BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY – AN INTERACTIVE TALE

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s unveils its first-ever interactive film presentation with Batman: Death in the Family in a fascinating New York Comic Con panel. As the anchor of an anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts, Batman: Death in the Family is based on the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending, and is organically grown out of the 2010 DC Universe Movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. In this new version, the animated short is an interactive storytelling presentation with numerous “branches,” allowing the viewer multiple options from which to choose and alter the path of the core characters (Batman, Robin, Joker, Red Hood and more). Join producer/director/writer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), actors Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris) and Zehra Fazal (Young Justice), and moderator Tiffany Smith (DC Daily) for an in-depth panel discussion about this innovative film. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Digital starting October 13.



Sunday, October 11

8:40am PT/11:40am ET – HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SCOOBY-DOO!

Be part of the first-ever convention panel to feature the four core voices of the Scooby-Doo franchise as they chat about their all-new film, Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! – and then show you the first eight minutes of the movie! Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Bill Nye the Science Guy, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove! Enjoy a fun panel discussion amongst  voiceover legend Frank Welker (The Transformers), in his 50th year voicing Fred Jones and 18th year voicing Scooby-Doo; Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls films) in her 20th year as Daphne Blake; Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, Bosch, Good Girls) celebrating his 18th year as Shaggy Rogers; Kate Micucci (Unikitty!) in her fifth year as Velma Dinkley; Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), director/producer/writer Maxwell Atoms (Fish Hooks, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) and moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine senior writer). Then stay for a special sneak peek at the first eight minutes of the film. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! arrives on DVD and Digital HD starting October 6.



Sunday, October 11

9:30am PT/12:30pm ET – THE FLINTSTONES TAKE NEW YORK!

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first animated family of primetime television – The Flintstones – with an entertaining panel at New York Comic Con. Join panelists director/producer Tony Cervone (SCOOB!, The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!); actors Jeff Bergman (Our Cartoon President, Looney Tunes Cartoons), Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls, Scooby-Doo franchise) and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, UniKitty!), the voices of Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble and Bam-Bam & Dino, respectively; animation historian & author Jerry Beck and moderator Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame) as they discuss the landmark series, which has been fully-remastered for Blu-ray release by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The collectible box set includes all 166 episodes and two Flintstones feature-length animated films. The Flintstones: The Complete Series will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 6, and on Blu-ray on October 27. 




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.


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.


DC SHOWCASE BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics


About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Jellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).


About ReedPop

ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con Paris, BookCon, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Minecraft Festival, ComplexCon, POPSUGAR Play/Ground, Salon du Chocolat NY and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion. (www.reedpop.com)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

09.17.2020 - ENTER THE PHOENIX! The Battle To Decide the Next Host of the Phoenix Begins this December in Avengers #40 (LGY #740)

ONLY ONE WILL RISE! The infamous firebird of cosmic destruction and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force returns to Earth in the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS this December. On the hunt for its next host, the Avengers and some of the most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe will engage in a globe-spanning competition that will ultimately decide...who will be the all-new Phoenix.

 

“The most iconic, primordial powers of the Marvel Universe have been central to my AVENGERS run. And few forces in the cosmos are more world-shaking and potentially world-destroying than the Phoenix Force. It's legacy on Earth goes back to the Stone Age, as we've seen, but we haven't seen much of the firebird in the present day. That's about to change in a very big way,” Jason Aaron promises. “The Phoenix is back and in its spirit of fiery rebirth, it's seeking a brand new avatar. So begins the greatest tournament the world has ever seen, as some of Marvel's most powerful heroes and villains are called to battle for the right to become the all-new Phoenix. All will be transformed. But who will burn?”

 

As is tradition, the Phoenix Force graces its hosts with iconic new costumes. This time around, the cosmic designs come courtesy of superstar artist, Javier Garrón.

 

“Javier Garrón has been doing simply gorgeous work on the "Age of Khonshu," and now he's busy bringing to life the biggest, most powerful, more fiery group of Avengers we've ever seen,” Aaron said about his extraordinary collaborator. “Plus a few really wild surprises.”

 

Check out Leinil Yu’s cover of AVENGERS #40 below and don’t miss ENTER THE PHOENIX when it kicks off in AVENGERS #40 this December!


AVENGERS #40

Written by JASON AARON 

Art by JAVIER GARRÓN 

Cover by LEINIL YU

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

 

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2020 MARVEL



09.17.2020 - Archie Comics December 2020 Solicitations

ARCHIE CLASSIC




ARCHIE MILESTONES JUMBO COMICS DIGEST  #12
This final issue of the Archie Milestones Jumbo Comics Digest is a cause for celebration—so much so it’s filled to the brim with stories about celebration and parties! But it’s not only fun and games, it also includes some important, teachable moments courtesy of Archie and the Gang as well as some far away travel—like a galaxy far, far away!  

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Harry Lucey
Ship Date: 12/2
On Sale Date: 12/16
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.




ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1
Have some festive fun and holly jolly hijinks in this special collection of Christmas tales!

Script: Various
Art: Various
ARCHIE’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR #1 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 12/9
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.















BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #289
BRAND NEW STORY: “My House Never Tasted So Good!”  Betty is a whiz at making gingerbread houses, much to Veronica's chagrin. But when Pop's hosts a Gingerbread House contest, Veronica is determined to win—and she’ll do whatever it takes!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
Ship Date: 11/18
On Sale Date: 12/2
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.











BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR VOL. 3 (TR)
Betty & Veronica take on the world in this series of once-quarterly stories! See how B&V tackle the world of fashion, prep for the red carpets of Hollywood and still have time to finish their homework in this third collection of the popular 1990s comic series! 


Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Henry Scarpelli, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-64576-981-1
$10.99 US
5 ¼  x 8”
TR
224 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 12/30








WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #105
BRAND NEW STORY: “A Very Merry Makeover!” Betty & Veronica get a frantic message from Noelle, Santa's daughter. She's finally landed a date to her holiday dance at the North Pole, and is in desperate need of a makeover—which means getting to Riverdale ASAP!   But how will she get there? A magical sleigh might solve her problems… or cause even more! 


Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
Ship Date: 11/25
On Sale Date: 12/9
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.


Thursday, August 20, 2020

08.20.2020 - Archie Comics November 2020 Solicitations




SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 (of 5)
The thrilling conclusion of Sabrina: Something Wicked is here, and it’s going to put our magical teen heroine face-to-face in a battle against someone unexpected—will everything Sabrina’s learned about magic help her through this ordeal? 

Script: Kelly Thompson
Art: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish, Jack Morelli
SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 CVR A Reg: Veronica Fish
SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 CVR B Var: Sweeney Boo
SABRINA: SOMETHING WICKED #5 CVR C Var: Andy Fish
On Sale Date: 11/25
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.



ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #315
BRAND NEW STORY: “That Elf is Shelved!” When Jingles takes over as the Andrews Household’s resident “Elf on the Shelf,” Santa’s nosy helper keeps interfering and causing trouble! Archie and Jughead decide to give him a dose of his own medicine, getting him in trouble with his boss.... the one and only Santa Claus himself!

Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/25
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.




ARCHIE MILESTONES JUMBO COMICS DIGEST  #11
Get into the festive spirit with this collection of Archie’s most memorable holiday tales, family celebrations and all-around feel good stories!  


Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover:
On Sale Date: 11/11
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.




ARCHIE & FRIENDS: FALL FESTIVAL #1
Hop into a pile of leaves with Archie and Friends for this fun fall collection of stories! From pumpkin pies and haunted corn mazes to creepy campfire tales and raking leaves, this issue is full of autumnal activities!

Script: Various
Art: Various
A&F FALL FESTIVAL #1 CVR A Reg: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/11
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.



 

BETTY & VERONICA BEST FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #286
BRAND NEW STORY: “’Tis the Season to be Freezin’” Veronica is hosting her Annual Christmas Sleepover Party at Lodge Mansion with her friends including Betty, Toni, Ginger and others when the heat goes out! But that’s not going to ruin Veronica’s fun—they’ll just have to take the party outside, in a custom-built igloo!


Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/18
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.



 

JUGHEAD’S DINER (TR)
Jughead is transported to another dimension, where he tries to help the bizarre and eclectic patrons of Dinerville keep their property from the clutches of the dastardly real estate agent Slimy Sal Monella! Grab a magic stool and dive into the quirky world of Jughead’s Diner in this complete collection of the classic ‘90s series!


Script: Dan Parent, Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Bill Golliher, Pat Kennedy, Pat Brosseau
978-1-64576-977-4
$7.99 US
5 ¼  x 8”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 11/25



WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #104
BRAND NEW STORY: “Blast from the Past” The gang is decorating the tree at Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, when they come across a cute but crudely-designed ornament. Each of the gang has a different memory of who crafted the ornament…but it turns out the real version of how it was created is not what anyone thought!


Script: Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 11/4
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.

Friday, July 31, 2020

07.31.2020 - DC SHOWCASE - BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY Coming Oct 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING ALLOWS VIEWERS TO CHOOSE & CHANGE DIRECTIONS OF THE STORY IN RETELLING OF LANDMARK DC COMICS EVENT

 

DC SHOWCASE - BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY



 

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC PRESENT COMPILATION OF 2019-2020 ANIMATED SHORTS COMING OCTOBER 13, 2020 TO BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL

 

NEW COLLECTION INCLUDES ACCLAIMED TITLES SGT. ROCK, ADAM STRANGE, DEATH AND THE PHANTOM STRANGER

 

Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) history, come to animated life in DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020.

 

Anchoring the compilation of shorts is Batman: Death in the Family, WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. Central to the extended-length short is an adaptation of “Batman: A Death in the Family,” the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.

 

Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the 2019-2020 series of shorts – which have been individually included on DC Universe Movies releases since Summer 2019 – include:

·      Sgt. Rock

·      Adam Strange

·      Death

·      The Phantom Stranger

 

DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family will be available on Blu-ray (USA $24.98 SRP) and Digital (19.99 SRP). The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with all of the shorts in hi-definition, including the fully-interactive, extended-length Batman: Death in the Family, plus a digital version of the four other 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts. The Digital distribution features the Batman: Death in the Family extended-length short in a non-interactive format (pre-assembled version of the story, entitled Under the Red Hood: Reloaded), along with the other four 2019-2020 DC Showcase shorts, and three other non-interactive versions of the Batman: Death in the Family (entitled Jason Todd’s Rebellion, Robin’s Revenge and Red Hood’s Reckoning) as bonus features (Note: not all Digital retailers offer bonus features with purchase). The Blu-ray also offers approximately five minutes of additional content within the Batman: Death in the Family story that is not included in the Digital version.

 

Produced, directed and written by Brandon Vietti, Batman: Death in the Family offers an inventive take on the long-demanded story. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. And while Batman: Under the Red Hood provides a baseline, the story also branches in new directions and features several characters previously unseen in the original film. Bruce Greenwood (The Resident, Star Trek, iRobot), Vincent Martella (Phineas and Ferb) and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) reprise their Batman: Under The Red Hood roles of Batman, young Jason Todd and The Joker, respectively. Other featured voices are Zehra Fazal (Young Justice) as Talia al Ghul and Gary Cole (Veep) as Two-Face and James Gordon.

 

Batman: Death in the Family is essentially a comic book come to life,” says Vietti, whose DC Universe Movies directing credits include Batman: Under the Red Hood and Superman: Doomsday, and he is co-creator and co-executive producer of the popular Young Justice animated television series. “We’ve paid homage to the 1988 interactive experience of DC’s ‘A Death in the Family’ comics release by giving fans a unique opportunity to craft their own story through a branching tool that can lead in multiple directions. The viewer gets to choose these characters’ paths, and each choice paves an alternate future for all of the characters and, ultimately, the story.”

 

The interactive Blu-ray presentation offers many different ways for viewers to tell the Batman: Death in the Family story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. The choices along the way put greater weight on the viewers’ decisions and result in even stronger stories. Viewers can also choose to allow the story to tell itself, as there is an option to let the Blu-ray decide its own path.

 

Packed with Easter Eggs, the centerpiece short’s story – with its foundation grounded in the original “Batman: A Death in the Family” comic run, and the acclaimed Batman: Under the Red Hood animated film – balances a number of integral themes within its entertainment, including fatherhood, mental health, death, rebirth, revenge and redemption. Along the route, viewers encounter new, surprising looks at some classic DC characters.

 

“From the very first navigation card, we wanted to give the audience an impression of what they’re getting into, but then also give them something unexpected – maybe even something they’ll regret, so they have to think twice about every future choice they make,” Vietti explains. “Branched storytelling has to be stronger than just the gimmick of the choices – it has to be rewarding and offer new and worthwhile insights into the characters. It needs to involve you, and keep you searching for the next twist. So we sought to subvert expectations and do something very different.”

 


 

Beyond Batman: Death in the Family, the additional four shorts on Blu-ray & Digital are:

 

Originally attached to Batman: Hush, Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company consisting of legendary monsters into battle against an unstoppable platoon of Nazi zombies. Karl Urban (Star Trek & Lord of the Rings film franchises) provides the voice of Sgt. Rock. Also voicing characters in Sgt. Rock are Keith Ferguson, William Salyers and Audrey Wasilewski.

 

Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman,” Death is produced & directed by Sam Liu (Superman: Red Son, The Death of Superman) and written by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman: Bad Blood). In the story, Vincent, an artist with unresolved inner demons, meets a mysterious girl who helps him come to terms with his creative legacy … and eventual death. Leonard Nam (Westworld) provides the voice of Vincent, and Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Big Hero 6) is the voice of Death. The cast includes Darin De Paul, Keith Szarabajka and Kari Wahlgren. Death was originally included with Wonder Woman: Bloodlines.

 

Attached as a bonus feature on the release of Superman: Red Son, The Phantom Stranger has Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke) at the helm as executive producer & director, and the short is written by Ernie Altbacker (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Batman: Hush). Set in the 1970s, the short find the enigmatic DC mystery man simultaneously playing both omniscient narrator and active character in a story of supernatural comeuppance for evil doers. Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) gives voice to The Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor) provides the voice of Seth. The Phantom Stranger also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.

 

Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Superman: Man of Tomorrow), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, Constantine: City of Demons). The short was initially attached to Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. On a rugged asteroid mining colony, few of the toiling workers are aware that their town drunk was ever anything but an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore.

 

All five new DC Showcase shorts credits include Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) as co-producer and Amy McKenna (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines) as producer. Sam Register is executive producer.

 

Initially launched in 2010, DC Showcase was originally comprised of four animated shorts produced by Bruce Timm and directed by Joaquim Dos Santos: The Spectre (released on 2/23/2010), Jonah Hex (7/27/2010), Green Arrow (9/28/2010) and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam (11/9/2010). An additional short, Catwoman (10/18/2011), was attached the following year to the release of Batman: Year One, and was directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) and executive produced by Bruce Timm. Screenwriters on the initial quintet were Steve Niles (The Spectre), Joe Lansdale (Jonah Hex), Greg Weisman (Green Arrow), Michael Jelenic (Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam) and Paul Dini (Catwoman).

 

Interactive storytelling offers an entirely new dimension of entertainment for DC animated movie fans, and an exciting look into potential titles for the future,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “Brandon Vietti has crafted a uniquely involving, multi-tiered approach to captivating the audience with both popular story devices and some very unexpected plot twists.”

 

 

DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family Special Features – Blu-ray

·      Audio Commentaries – Commentary tracks on Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death and The Phantom Stranger, plus one of the linear “Death in the Family” shorts (Under the Red Hood: Reloaded), by DC Daily hosts Amy Dallen and Hector Navarro.

 

DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family Special Features – Digital

·      Three non-interactive versions of the Batman: Death in the Family – entitled Jason Todd’s Rebellion, Robin’s Revenge and Red Hood’s Reckoning. (Note: not all Digital retailers offer bonus features with purchase).

 

 

DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On October 13, 2020, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On October 13, 2020, DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

 

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video,  the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

 

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BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                    SRP

         Blu-ray                                                             $24.98 USA

 

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Running Time: 96 minutes (151 minutes for interactive storylines)

Rated R for strong bloody images, and some drug material

 

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.

 

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.

 

DC SHOWCASE BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics

 

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiJellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

 

 

PUBLICITY CONTACTS

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Melissa Hufjay, 818-977-7310

Melissa.Hufjay@warnerbros.com

 

GT Marmots/PR, Inc.

Gary Miereanu, 818-427-9469

miereanu@gmail.com

@SuperPRGuy

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

07.28.2020 - ALEX ROSS OFFERS A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK INTO THE MAKING OF A TIMELESS MURAL IN MARVEL’S NYC OFFICES

Get a rare glimpse look at the legendary artist’s creative process for a magnificent mural and the Timeless variants! 

Over the last two months, the humble House of Ideas has revealed 28 "Timeless" variant covers created by Modern Marvel Master Alex Ross, which will begin to hit shelves at your local comic shop in September. Now, you can get a rare glimpse inside Ross’s amazing artistic process! Check out a special video and watch as Ross crafts his iconic painted covers and see how his timeless imagery was made into a magnificent mural in Marvel’s NYC offices!


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Each terrific Timeless variant of Marvel’s greatest heroes brought to life by the iconic art of the relentlessly revolutionary Ross. Behold Spider-Man, Storm, Wolverine, Namor, and more in painted portraits, depicted in their most classic and beloved costumes. And don’t miss your chance to begin collecting all 28 of these stunning variant covers at your local comic shop starting in September!



 

See below for a complete list and gallery of the Timeless variant covers available in just over a month!

 

September 2020

 

X-FACTOR #4 ANGEL TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

IRON MAN #1 TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

EMPYRE FALLOUT: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 SUB-MARINER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

IMMORTAL SHE-HULK #1 SHE-HULK TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #2 SILVER SURFER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

IMMORTAL HULK #37 HULK TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: STORM #1 STORM TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

STRANGE ACADEMY #3 DR. STRANGE TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT  

CAPTAIN AMERICA #23 CAPTAIN AMERICA TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT  

FANTASTIC FOUR #24 HUMAN TORCH TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

FANTASTIC FOUR #24 INVISIBLE WOMAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT  

FANTASTIC FOUR #24 MISTER FANTASTIC TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

FANTASTIC FOUR #24 THE THING TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

AVENGERS #36 GHOST RIDER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

 

October 2020

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

DAREDEVIL #23 DAREDEVIL TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

EXCALIBUR #13 NIGHTCRAWLER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

FANTASTIC FOUR #25 BLACK BOLT TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #3 MEDUSA TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

HELLIONS #5 PHOENIX TIMELESSS VIRGIN VARIANT

MARAUDERS #13 ICEMAN TIMESLESS VIRGIN VARIANT

NEW MUTANTS #13 COLOSSUS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

SHANG-CHI #2 SHANG-CHI TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

THOR #8 THOR TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

WOLVERINE #6 WOLVERINE TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

X-FORCE #13 BEAST TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

X-MEN #13 CYCLOPS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

 

 

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About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com.

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