This week, DC Comics and Warner Home Video announced something that all the fans of their popular animated series franchise have been dying to get their hands on. For the first time in its history, every episode of The Dark Knight of Tomorrow, Batman Beyond, will be collected and sold to you in a single boxed limited-edition set coming November 23, just in time for the holidays!
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series box set comes loaded with 9 discs with all 52 episodes for a suggested retail price of $99.99, and is packed full of extra goodies to make that price tag seem like chump change. The set includes all new bonus content and an art book that opens your eyes to the creation of the series.
See the breakdown of the details on the bonus features and packaging here below.
TOMORROW KNIGHT: THE BATMAN REBORN
The “Batman Beyond” creative team gives you a peek into the character of Terry McGinnis, and what made him worthy to become the new Caped Crusader.
GOTHAM: CITY OF THE FUTURE
A look at Gotham City, circa 2039, and how the team built a realistic vision of the near future while remaining true to the city they created in Batman: The Animated Series.
THE HIGH TECH HERO
Explore the technology behind the Bat-suit, its amazing powers and the real world science that inspired it.
The collection will also contain the DC 75th anniversary documentary, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics.
Included in the beautifully custom designed package is a 24-page, 8”x 12” collectible booklet with the inside perspective and artwork from the vaults especially compiled by DC Comics for this release.
In my humble opinion, Batman Beyond doesn’t get the proper respect that it deserves, as this series took animation to a new level and took Batman to a place no one thought he would ever go. The series was centered around an aging Bruce Wayne reluctantly taking a young Terry McGinnis under his wing to train him in the ways of The Batman, which was truly a step out from Batman’s comfort zone. Batman Beyond also features some classic voice acting from the likes of Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, George Takei, Stockard Channing, Wayne Brady, and even Henry Rollins, in addition to many, many more.
So, for fans of the series, and those who haven’t taken the time to get to know it, this box set will make a “totally schway” holiday gift.
[Source: Warner Bros.]