The World’s Greatest Super Heroes are gearing up to “fight injustice, right that which is wrong and serve all mankind” when Warner Home Video (WHV) premieres two exciting releases in the brand-new “DC Comics Classic Collection” DVD series featuring the wildly popular adventures of Batman: The Animated Series and the vintage animated TV series Challenge of the Super Friends. Joining forces to battle evil on July 6, 2004, both animated series will be digitally re-mastered and available for the first time on DVD.

Batman: The Animated Series – Volume One will be presented in a fantastic four-disc DVD collector’s set with over 10 hours of original TV programming and enhanced content, priced to own at $49.98 SRP and the Challenge of the Super Friends: The First Season two-disc deluxe set featuring 16 original episodes along with some heroic bonus features will be priced at $29.98 SRP.

The Dark Knight’s Ultimate Crime Fighting Collection

Experience the thrills of vigilante justice as millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and alter-ego Batman protect the streets of Gotham City from a host of infamous villains, including The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and The Riddler. The series takes a shadowy approach to the legendary story of the Dark Knight, observing his self-imposed isolation within the Batcave, along with an equally dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne, a man who devotes his life to wiping out crime following the death of his parents at the hands of a criminal. Intelligent, dramatic stories, unique characters and sharp dialog shaped this edgy “film noir style” TV series into a four-time Emmy® Award-winning powerhouse that brought the Caped Crusader out of the dark alleys of TV history and into the present for fans of all ages.

Based on the DC comic books created by Bob Kane and originally airing to critical acclaim on the Fox Kids Network, Batman: The Animated Series was so popular it spawned a successful feature film, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. This deluxe Batman: The Animated Series – Volume One four-disc set packs 28 awesome adventures of the World’s Greatest Detective taking down an array of criminal masterminds plus exclusive extras also worthy of investigation such as:

- Batman: The Legacy Continues Retrospective Featurette

- Commentary on two key episodes (“On Leather Wings” and “Heart of Ice”) by series producers Bruce Timm, Eric Rodomski and Paul Dini

- The Dark Knight’s First Night pilot promo

- Tour of the Batcave

Be a Hero with this Animated Retro Favorite!

Back at the Hall of Justice, legendary super heroes Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman and Robin unite to form the Justice League of America and protect the world from evil – and this two-disc set of 16 Season One episodes starts the action from their very first showdown! With their super powers combined, these guardians of humanity joined by their other heroic friends including The Flash, Hawkman, Green Lantern, Black Vulcan and others, match wits and might against 13 of the most sinister villains of all time – the Legion of Doom…until justice is served! Produced by legendary animation studio Hanna-Barbera and first aired on ABC Television back in 1978, Challenge of the Super Friends was an action-packed sequel to two previously produced Super Friends TV adventures. This supreme Challenge of the Super Friends: The First Season DVD set also includes exclusive commentaries and top-secret bonus content including:

- Saturday, Sleeping Bags and Super Friends: A Retrospective featurette

- Hall of Justice Video Bios

- Legion of Doom Video Bios

- Commentary on two key episodes (“Wanted: The Super Friends” and “History of Doom”)

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Brian B.