Monday, September 22, 2014

09.22.2014 - FROM YOUNG JUSTICE & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TO LOOPY DA LOOP, SHIRT TALES & GILLIGAN’S PLANET, ANIMATION ABOUNDS AT WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION

BEWARE THE BATMAN: DARK JUSTICE COMING 9/30/14 TO BLU RAY

WARNER ARCHIVE INSTANT RIPE WITH AQUATIC ANIMATION INCLUDING UNDERWATER CLASSICS AQUAMAN & MARINE BOY; GET YOUR FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION TODAY

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) and Warner Archive Instant (WAI) continue to serve as hosts to some of the most treasured animated productions of the past half-century. The most seasoned animation fan can find plenty of WAC and WAI offerings to their liking, running the gamut from Blu-ray releases of recent super hero favorites like “Young Justice,” “Beware the Batman” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” to classic 1950s and 1960s cartoons like Hanna-Barbera’s “Loopy Da Loop” and the landmark anime series “Marine Boy,” to the playful silliness of the 1980s with “Shirt Tales” and “Gilligan’s Planet.” All of these titles can be found at wbshop.com.

Animated aquatics are currently receiving a featured place on Warner Archive Instant, where you can find episodes of both Filmation’s “Aquaman” and the first two seasons of “Marine Boy.” And with WAI’s offer of a free one-month subscription, there’s no reason not to sample the rich catalog of titles available for streaming. Check it out at http://instant.warnerarchive.com.


Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of "Beware The Batman: Dark Justice." Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. "Beware The Batman: Dark Justice" pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.” Pre-orders for "Beware The Batman: Dark Justice" can be placed now on wbshop.com. The direct link is: http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/code/1000519194.do

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available at WAC and/or WAI:

SHIRT TALES (1982-84)
Meet the world's cuddliest crime-stoppers: Pammy
Panda, Tyg Tiger, Rick Raccoon, Digger Mole, and Bogey Orangutan ­ they're cute, they¹re furry and they have a secret. Whenever the purple mushroom by the giant tree they call home starts to flash, they swing into action as the crime-sleuthing squad called the Shirt Tales. Racing down to their secret lair hidden underneath the tree (and under the nose of Park Ranger Mr. Dinkle), they answer the Shirt Tale Alert from the Commissioner who clues them in on the current crime via holo-phone. Then it¹s off to their shape-changing supersonic craft where they use their wiles and their fantastic gadgets to solve the mystery and nab the bad guys. While these message-wearing T-shirted critters started out as adorable greeting card characters, it took the genius of Hanna-Barbara to take the cute and mix-it up with a blend of Batman and Scooby-Doo to create a fan-and family classic. This is the 46-episode, complete series collection.


LOOPY DA LOOP: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (1959-65)
Between leaving MGM and building a TV empire, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera served up a series of theatrical shorts about a charming, tuque-wearing French Canadian wolf by the pun-tastic name of Loopy De Loop. Distributed to theaters by Columbia, these 48 shorts depict the misadventures of wolf with a mission to change the bad image that people have of wolves, and make them appreciated as warm and generous fellow creatures. Not an easy job, even for a loup as charming as Mssr. Loopy, and the poor fellow is usually rewarded with a terrified cry for “Help!” and a clout to the head. But hope springs eternal in the heart of this un-savage beast as he tries to undo his kind¹s big, bad image by rendering aid and assistance to the likes of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White,  Little Bo Beep,  Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, D¹Artagnan, Dr. Jeckyll and more to injurious and hilarious results. Rarely seen due to their unique genesis, Loopy De Loop is an unusual charmer (Much like Loopy himself) in the illustrious Hanna-Barbera oeuvre, combining the funny animal sit-com antics of classic H-B with the kind of satire associated with the work of Jay Ward. But now's your chance to enjoy them all with this complete collection that will have you crying “Sacre-iliac!”


BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Blu-ray)
Bigger, bolder, blu-er! The fearsome fan-addict forces behind Batman: The Brave and the Bold fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series first season, Batman goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight  in both their narrative approach AND in the fun. Across the 26-Episode second season - presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen - you'll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman's Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror! Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more! And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer's preferred order for the first time anywhere - including the "The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio! Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Complete First Season is also available via WAC.


YOUNG JUSTICE, SEASON ONE (Blu-ray)
The two-disc, 26-episode “Young Justice: Season One” features Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Brandon Vietti's (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) critically acclaimed and fan-approved tale of titanic teen heroes. Strap in and get ready for this dashing and daring new take on
Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis as they
splash across the 16x9 widescreen. In this first season, a “junior” Justice League bands together for purposes both light and dark – to honor the legacies they will one day inherit, and to be the Justice League's secret weapon. From within their HQ The Cave, they embark on covert missions that would be impossible for the high profile Justice League. Batman (naturally) is their mission handler, Red Tornado supervises and Black Canary trains them. But the lads and ladies of Young Justice push their mission envelope and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the scenes of this alternate DC universe.

GILLIGAN¹S PLANET (1982)
It¹s a brand new story about The Castaways!
Leaving their tiny island after years and months and days, they built a little spaceship, crude but it could fly. They left their home and lost their way, between the stars and sky, they went from an island to star, lost on Gilligan¹s Planet.² It¹s true ­ The Castaways are now lost in space! They¹re all here, in this strange, new world, Gilligan (voice of Bob Denver), the Skipper (voice of Alan Hale, Jr.), the Millionaire (voice of Jim Backus), his Wife (voice of Natalie Schafer), the Movie Star (voice of Dawn Wells), the Professor (Russell Johnson) and Mary Ann (voice of Dawn Wells). Now joined by Gilligan¹s alien sidekick Bumper, they begin a whole new life on a whole new world while still trying to repair the now space-worthy SS Minnow and return home from their near-infinite three hour tour. It¹s something old, something new in this Saturday morning cartoon sit-com sci-fi romp!


MAGIC BOY (1960)
Magically-gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and his elder sister, Oyu. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke's animal companions, he vows vengeance. Leaving the forest, the boy sets out to master his magical gifts by making a pilgrimage to the home of the wizard, Hakuunsai. While Sasuke learns the ways of magic, Yakusha, the demon witch, terrorizes the countryside, and Sasuke works to complete his training in time. Magic Boy aka Shunen Sarutobi Sasuke is a classic piece of anime history - the first full-length animated feature produced in Japan to reach the shores of the United States. With much of the original storyline left untouched and centering on pop culture staple hero Sarutobi Sasuke (think Bomba the Jungle Boy crossed with a ninja), Magic Boy is an enchanting precursor to decades of imported Japanese ani-magic. Presented in 16x9
Widescreen.


MARINE BOY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (1967-68)
Marine Boy, the amazing aquatic hero of the American anime action classic, surfaces for a final volume of sea-faring sci-fi adventures! This 3-Disc, 26-Episode Collections rounds out Marine Boy's excursions for the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters with a series of fantastic confrontations against fearsome foes side by side with some fabulous friends. Thanks to the inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, Marine Boy is super-scuba geared up and ready for the full fathom fighting form with his propeller shoes and bulletproof wet suit, not mention his boomerangs and Oxy-gum! So take a swim with Marine Boy, his dolphin Splasher, mermaid gal pal Neptina, hero-worshiping little Clicli and the stalwart crew of supersub P-1 as they go up against evil electronic brains, haunted island, ghost cruisers, mutant plankton swarms, militarized red dolphins, and attacking icebergs. It's just another day under the sea for Marine Boy - brave and free!

And on Warner Archive Instant …

AQUAMAN (1967)
Swim along with the King of the Seven Seas in his swingin' sixties animated incarnation from Filmation. Aquaman, alongside teen sidekick Aqualad and his Queen, Mera, uses his astounding powers to defend the ancient undersea city of Atlantis and endangered sea life everywhere. And, to sweeten the super-action, his adventtires are presented as originally seen, with segments featuring The Justice League, The Teen Titans, The Flash, Green Lantern and more!
Here’s the link for Warner Archive Instant:

MARINE BOY Season 1 & 2 (1966-67) 
Suit up for some undersea superheroics with Marine Boy, the original “American anime” classic! Produced in Japan but intended for first run in the US, Marine Boy lead the wave that included such color anime classic as Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Operating out of the Ocean Patrol Marine Headquarters, superscientist Dr. Mariner has outfitted his stalwart son with all the aquatic accoutrements he will need in his quest to keep the seas safe for all mankind. From Oxy-Gum and bulletproof wet suit to flying subs and propeller shoes, Marine Boy has what it takes to face a variety of fearsome foes above and below the ocean¹s surface.

Monday, September 8, 2014

09.08.2014 - Witness The Birth of a New Hero in CAPTAIN AMERICA #25!

This October, witness the heart stopping conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z in the oversized CAPTAIN AMERICA #25! Superstar writer Rick Remender and blockbuster artist Carlos Pacheco bring the saga of Dimension Z to a close, and give rise to the All-New Captain America!

Arnim Zola and his army of mutates have invaded Manhattan, aided by the devious Red Skull. As two of Captain America’s greatest foes stand united, Steve Rogers stands a broken man. Drained of the Super Soldier Serum that grants him strength, he must rely on his allies if he is to stand a chance! As he and his son Ian, Sharon Carter, Jet Black and Sam Wilson make their last desperate stand against Zola and his armies, witness the birth of a new Captain America! Before the highly anticipated All-New Captain America #1 hits in November, be there when Sam Wilson wields the shield for the first time as a new era of the Sentinel of Liberty begins!
                                                                       
You do not want miss out on the epic, oversized CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 when it hits comic shops and digital devices this October!










                                                    
CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 (AUG140742)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by CARLOS PACHECO & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN (AUG140743) &
ADAM HUGHES (AUG140744)
DEADPOOL 75th Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG140745)
Stomp Out Bullying Variant by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (AUG140747)
Hasbro Variant Also Available (AUG140746)
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale – 10/01/14

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel:
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 over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL

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09.08.2014 - BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

Bigger, bolder, blu-er! Warner Archive Collection is proud to present “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” in Blu-ray™ -- arriving  Tuesday, September 9 at www.wbshop.com and your favorite online retailers.

The fearsome fan-addict forces behind “The Batman: The Brave and the Bold” fired on all bat-cylinders for this fantastic sophomore season that skillfully blends super-heroics, sly satire, and a leviathan scope for an animated concoction embracing the fun of the past with the pow! of the present. Thanks to the series’ first season, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” goes even farther beyond the expected grim and grit of the Dark Knight in both its narrative approach AND in the fun.

Across the 26-episode second season - presented in HD and widescreen as it was meant to be seen - you'll find a vacationing Aquaman, a requiem for a Scarlet Speedster, the legendary Justice Society, the celebrated Justice League International, the Super Batman of Planet X (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Batman's Strangest Cases featuring a team-up with one snack-loving, mystery solving mutt, and an overarching story arc that climaxes in a stunning battle against Starro the Conqueror!

Joining Diedrich Bader (Batman) in this epic second season are some very special guest voices, including Adam West, Julie Newmar, Paul Reubens, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong, Stephen Root and many more!

And making this collection even more fab is the fact that the episodes are presented in the producer's preferred order for the first time anywhere - including the "The Mask of Matches Malone!” in the correct aspect ratio!

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” is the latest Blu-ray offering from Warner Archive Collection. The ever-growing roster of animated super hero Blu-ray animation includes “Young Justice,” “Beware the Batman” and “Green Lantern: The Animated Series.”

Pre-orders for “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” are available now. The direct link for the wbshop is: http://www.wbshop.com/product/batman-+brave+and+the+bold-+the+complete+second+season+%28bd%29+1000508798.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn

The two-disc set of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Complete Second Season” includes the following episodes:

DISC #1

1 Death Race to Oblivion

2 Long Arm of the Law!

3 Revenge of the Reach!

4 Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure!

5 The Golden Age of Justice!

6 Sidekicks Assemble!

7 Clash of the Metal Men!

8 A Bat Divided!

9 Super-Batman of Planet X!

10 The Power of Shazam!

11 Chill of the Night!

12 Gorillas In Our Midst!

13 The Siege of Starro! Part 1



DISC #2

14 The Siege of Starro! Part 2

15 Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!

16 The Last Patrol!

17 The Mask of Matches Malone!

18 Menace of the Madniks!

19 Emperor Joker!

20 The Criss Cross Conspiracy

21 Plague of the Prototypes!

22 Cry Freedom Fighters!

23 The Knights of Tomorrow!

24 Darkseid Descending!

25 Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!

26 The Malicious Mr. Mind!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

09.04.2014 - A Thunderous New Era Begins – Your First Look at THOR #1!

It’s the story that has been seen the world over, and today Marvel is proud to present your very first look inside THOR #1, the new series from New York Times-bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and rising star artist Russell Dauterman (Cyclops)! Prepare for an all-new era of the God of Thunder as a brand new female hero explodes into the Marvel Universe!

The great hammer Mj√∂lnir lies on the surface of the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens – even the Mighty Thor! Something dark has befallen the Thunder God, leaving him unworthy and unable to lift his magic hammer. With an army of Frost Giants invading Earth, the Odinson may not have the strength to stop them – and the hammer will be lifted by an all-new Thor! A mysterious woman unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before!

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” says writer Jason Aaron.

Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, Thor is the first of an exciting wave of titles that push the Marvel Universe forward in exciting new directions! Prepare for a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before as the biggest creators in the industry bring you bold new stories featuring the most popular characters!

Who is this mysterious new God of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! No fan can afford to miss the comic that has everyone talking. Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe this October in THOR #1!

Retailers: As Thor continues to garner unprecedented media attention from all corners of the mainstream press, retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders on this highly anticipated first issue.
               










                                    
THOR #1 (AUG140777)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (AUG140778)
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS (AUG140779)
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140780), SARA PICHELLI (AUG140782),
ANDREW ROBINSON (AUG140781), FIONA STAPLES (AUG140783) & ESAD RIBIC (AUG140784)
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale 10/01/14

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel:

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 over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL

09.04.2014 - A New Role. A New Mission. Your First Look at BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1!

This October, James Buchanan Barnes steps into his new role as intergalactic protector in BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1, the out-of-this-world series from rising star creators Ales Kot & Marco Rudy. Following the shocking finale of Original Sin, what has the Winter Soldier more driven than ever before?

Be there when the master assassin takes on his new role as the “man on the wall,”  protecting the Earth from extraterrestrial and extra-dimensional threats by any means necessary. Inherited from his predecessor Nick Fury, Bucky will go to any lengths to accomplish his new mission. From the depths of Limbo to the far reaches of space to the hallowed halls of Asgard – no challenge is too great for the Winter Soldier.  But he is not alone in his quest – former S.H.I.E.L.D. director Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake is along for the ride, and she brings her own set of skills and expertise to Bucky’s new shadow war.

He’s toppled dictators and foiled terrorist plots, but how can one man measure up to aliens, demons, monsters and gods? Clearly they’ve never met the Winter Soldier! A new mission begins this October, and the Winter Soldier brings his years of battle-hardened experience to the Marvel Universe’s grandest stage!

Don’t miss one moment of the pulse-pounding spy espionage action when Kot & Rudy go intergalactic and explore the man beneath the mask in BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1 – hitting comic shops and digital devices this October!
                                                                                        









                                                                                                      
BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #1 (AUG140755)
Written by ALES KOT                                                  
Art & Cover by MARCO RUDY
Variant Covers by STEVE EPTING (AUG140758)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140756)
Design Variant by MARCO RUDY (AUG140757)
Deadpool 75th Variant by DAN PANOSIAN (AUG140759)
Blank Variant Also Available
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale – 10/01/2014

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel:
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 over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL