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DC’s Monkey Prince will return in February 2022! #DCFanDome fans just learned that @geneluenyang and @thebernardchang are developing a new 12-issue comic book series for @DCComics!
 
Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese novel Journey to the West, DC’s newest shape-shifting Super Hero, the Monkey Prince, a.k.a. Marcus Sun, is returning to headline his own series! The news broke today during DC FanDome when a cover by artist Bernard Chang 張伯納 with colorist Sebastian Chen 鍾偉傑, and a variant cover by artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau 劉丕政, debuted. The first issue of Monkey Prince will also have a special team variant cover by artist Zao Dao 早稻.

Continuing from May’s DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1 anthology comic where the character was introduced, DC’s Monkey Prince will return in February 2022 in a new twelve-issue comic book series from writer Gene Luen Yang 楊謹倫 and artist Bernard Chang 張伯納. The series will kick off on the Lunar New Year, February 1.
 
For fans who can’t wait for February to read more about DC’s Monkey Prince, a new short story, “Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm,” just posted to dcuniverse.com and dccomics.com. In this new tale, available now, you’ll see the classic Journey to the West characters—Sun Wukong, King Bull Demon, Princess Iron Fan, Red Boy, and Erlang Shen—defending the heavenly realm against Darkseid and his parademons!

“Apokolips in the Heavenly Realm” is by writer Gene Luen Yang 楊謹倫, artist Bernard Chang 張伯納, artist (for flashback scenes) Billy Tan of Tan Comics 比利唐 of 唐漫文化, colorist Sebastian Cheng 鍾偉傑, and letterer Janice Chiang 蒋慧珍. DC’s Jessica Chen 陳穎珊 edits Monkey Prince.
 
Follow DC on TwitterInstagram, and Tik Tok for more information about Monkey Prince. Fans can also discuss Monkey Prince on DCCommunity.
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YOUNG JUSTICE: PHANTOMS 
TRAILER DEBUTS AT DC FANDOME
 
First Two Episodes Now Available on HBO Max
 
At DC FanDome Young Justice fans were finally given their first look at the highly-anticipated fourth season, Young Justice: Phantoms.
 
In true Young Justice fashion, the trailer was action-packed and full of surprises - with the biggest surprise coming in the end when it was announced that the first two episodes of Young Justice: Phantoms are now streaming on HBO Max. 
 
Following this surprise drop, new episodes will be available every Thursday (beginning 10/21), streaming exclusively on HBO Max.
 
Based on characters from DC, Young Justice: Phantoms is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and Sam Register serve as executive producers.


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In the all-new original DC animated movie Catwoman: Hunted, Catwoman’s attempt to steal a priceless jewel puts her squarely in the crosshairs of both a powerful consortium of villains and the ever-resourceful Interpol, not to mention Batwoman. It might just be enough to contain her. Or not.
 
The trailer for Catwoman: Hunted is available for viewing here.
 
Available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital on February 8, 2022.


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Behind-The-Scenes Video Featuring Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and James Tucker Debuts at Global Fan Event
 
At DC FanDome, fans got a first creative glimpse into Batman: Caped Crusader, the upcoming all-new animated series and reimagining of the Batman mythology.
 
In a video piece created exclusively for DC FanDome, Executive Producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves along with Co-Executive Producer James Tucker share their inspirations and early insights for this next animated chapter of the Dark Knight.
 
Batman: Caped Crusader is coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Bad Robot Productions and 6th & Idaho.

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Heroes unite to save the world! Funimation, the market leader in anime serving fans worldwide, is bringing the next exciting cinematic installment of the popular anime My Hero Academia to theaters nationwide on Friday, October 29, 2021.
 
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, from Toho Co Ltd., continues the journey of the young heroes-in-training as they try to save the world in a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat addition to this global phenomenon franchise. The film, shown in both English subtitles and dub, arrives in more than 1,500 theaters in the United States and Canada on October 29 (with tickets on sale October 1); in the United Kingdom and Ireland (October 29); and in Australia and New Zealand (October 28). The film will be coming soon to Latin America (in Spanish and Portuguese) and to Scandinavia by Funimation Global Group's Wakanim in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, all with subtitles in English as well as in each country's corresponding language (except Iceland).
 
In My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, U.A. High School students Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Katsuki Bakugo face the greatest crisis in My Hero Academia history, with only two hours to save the world! During their internship with the number one Pro Hero Endeavor Agency, Deku and his new friend Rody find themselves wanted nationwide for a crime they didn’t commit. Can Deku and his friends stop Humarise’s global plans of eliminating all Quirks?
 
The film is directed by Kenji Nagasaki. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is not yet rated and has an approximate running time of 104 minutes.
 
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is the third My Hero Academia film and comes on the heels of the launch of the fifth season of the My Hero Academia series currently streaming on Funimation. The previous two My Hero Academiafilms are My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020) and My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018).
 
My Hero Academia has captivated audiences beyond the core anime and Japanese entertainment fans through unique storytelling around the global superhero phenomenon. The series has introduced a number of diverse characters who each have their own special “Quirk” (a special superhuman ability that a person can have), allowing fans the opportunity to connect with their favorite characters on a personal level. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission serves as a standalone film that will continue bringing superhero action and adventure to a wide range of audiences to enjoy.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: WORLD HEROES’ MISSION
Arrives in more than 1,500 theaters in the United States and Canada on October 29 shown in both English subtitles and dub

Disney branded television orders PRIMOS, an animated comedy series about an extended multicultural Mexican American Family

Disney/Craig Sjodin* (Info from Press Release) Disney Branded Television has ordered "Primos," an original animated comedy series...