To be blunt and upfront about it, The World’s Finest is slated to close its doors come Spring 2013. I fully expect the site to become a resource archive no later than April 2013. All current sections of the site will remain updated on a semi-regular basis, but daily news updates and new subsites will cease. This falls along with the Marvel Animation Age announcement made just two weeks ago. To provide a little context, The World’s Finest has simply become too big for just one person to handle. While I do get help from users here, with reviews and the occasional editorial or update, the vast majority of the work squarely falls on my shoulders to keep the site constantly updated on a near-daily basis. While I’m sure you all understand how large of an undertaking it is, I can assure you it’s more than you imagine. To keep things rolling behind the scenes, the front page consistently fresh, and deal with the host of different contacts and personnel behind the assorted shows, movies, and books? It’s a lot. It’s physically and mentally draining. It’s work. And frankly, it’s not something I’m able to keep up with anymore. Keep in mind, I work on this site in my spare time - I volunteer my own time to this - and that time is dwindling at an alarming rate. And, if I want to continue to branch out in other avenues of my work, I will have to decide just how to spend the little free time I do have now. Basically, I just don’t have the adequate manpower or capacity to do this anymore. So, I came to the decision last week that once Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice wrap up their current seasons, The World's Finest will morph into a resource site. That being said, if new episodes of either (or both) series air in the fall, their respective subsites will be updated accordingly. However, there will be no regular front page updates. New comic details will still be added, ditto with DVD updates, etc., to the subsites and overall site, but on a more relaxed and realistic level. But there is more, too. I’m ready to take a back seat and become a fan again. It’ll be an adjustment, one that I know goes against nearly every fibre of my being - not wanting to peak behind the curtain – but after 15 years I’m ready. I want to experience these great shows, comics and movies a little differently now. And, I’ll admit, I’m excited at the prospect of it. I am sure plenty of you are upset about this, and that’s understandable. And by all means, complain all you want. However, this site is simply becoming too taxing. This site has been around for 15 years and, for the most part, remains the biggest DC Animation resource online. And that won’t change. Everything you see on the site right now will stay. And new stuff will be added to the current sections housed here, guaranteed. The site won’t be abandoned and left to rot. I won’t allow that to happen. That being said, there will be no subsites added for Beware The Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Superman: Unbound, etc.. Only current subsites on the site will be updated from here on in. If you’re worried about there being a sudden drought in news, I highly recommend keeping an eye on DCAUResource, Nick and More, and Toonzone. These are all fantastic sites that are overflowing with every last bit of DC animation news you could ever want, plus so much more. Seriously, bookmark these sites right now. And from time to time, I expect to contribute to these aforementioned destinations, be it with reviews, news, or interviews. I’m not going to stop what I’m doing, just shift my focus a little. I know all of that sounds depressing and upsetting, I get it. This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but it's also not the end. If you want to keep the site going, then ... help me out. I would like to extend an invitation. In an effort to keep the site running as it does right now, I am more than willing to hand over the reins of the site to someone who is serious about keeping the site going. Obviously I would help show said person the ropes and such, but this is something I am willing to consider. Be warned, this is no easy task. There is a lot of work and plenty of people to deal with on a near-daily basis. Not to sugarcoat it, this would not be easy. But if someone wants to keep the site working as it does right now, then please send me a message or email be – bbeyond[at]yahoo.com – and talk to me. This would take serious dedication and a major investment in time. The integrity of the site would have to be maintained and strictly followed. So, if you’re not serious or can’t commit, don’t bother sending a message. If you think you can, drop me a line and let me know how. Naturally, there will be more talk in the future about the future of this site and this forum (don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere and it will continue on as is), but for now, I felt the users here deserved a little update. There will be more details coming early next year. This isn’t the end, folks ... Update: This likely will not happen until Fall 2013 at the earliest now.