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The Venture Bros Is Still One Of Adult Swim’s Best Cartoons.

December 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Cartoons, News

How about those of us who love action? You’re in luck, The Venture Bros has a lot of that as well. Because Dr. Venture operates in the private sector repairing complex equipment, he flies close to the intelligence community while being a part of the military industrial complex.

Pair that with the constant threat of attacks from supervillains. His best friend and bodyguard Brock—and later Sergeant Hatred—is needed to clean house. The guy is a beast, a killing machine, even. Usually the action packed part of an episode comes in when an experiment, job, or even a date goes south either because Rusty and Dean, something Rusty forgot to do, or just outside interference.

How the Avengers Went From B-Team to A-Team.

December 25, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

Once those films dropped, that all changed and now the benched players were delivering highly-rated films. Marvel was swimming in money. Meanwhile, two of the three A-tier players were mostly dropping the ball as far quality films but still generating hundreds of millions.

With that, The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man became A-tier players and that was reflected in the comics and other media.

7 More Martial Arts Manga to Check Out.

December 21, 2020 by  
Filed under Manga, News

I love martial arts manga and manhua as we’ve established. While there are a lot of manga out there about martial arts, the South Korea and Chinese martial arts manhua/manhwa are a different beast. Let’s look at seven more martial arts manga (or manhua/manhwa) to check out!

5 Things To Love About X-Men Vol. 2.

December 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

It’s a fun read for fans of Marvel Comics’ mutant franchises or if you fancy yourself a bit of a historian and want to check out the writing and style from this period in comics.

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death: Round 1.

December 17, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, News, TV/Film/Movies

In the last encounter of the story, Judge Death has already started reviving—or reanimating—his body. Dredd comes out of nowhere and blasts the skeleton to fragments! Death is annoyed and goes to escape but Dredd has the room sealed off tight. His foe returns to Anderson’s mind, aiming to kill Dredd only to get sprayed with something call “Boing” which encased her in an unescapable bubble. This meant Judge Death couldn’t’ escape either.

Ranking the Skywalker Saga of Star Wars.

December 12, 2020 by  
Filed under News, TV/Film/Movies

Imagine a world without the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated stuff alone. You’re looking at a dormant franchise with wasted merchandising and spin-off potential.

Black Voice Actor Appreciation: Cree Summer.

December 12, 2020 by  
Filed under News, TV/Film/Movies

What I loved about it is that the series was serial. Everything tied in and the story advanced. This wasn’t a wacky-zany cartoon. It had a story. That’s how Valerie Gray was introduced into the world of Danny Phantom and what a surprise when it you heard it was Cree?

She’s a true industry pro who is always in demand. Her voice is one of the standout voices in North American animation. That means that she stays busy and you’ve probably heard her in a game you’ve played or a cartoon you’ve watched this week!

Comic Book Revamps Are A Mixed Bag.

December 12, 2020 by  
Filed under Comics, Mainstream Comics (Marvel/DC), News

It’s kind of rare to find long-running series that have just rolled along with new publisher-wise comic book revamps. Image Comic’s superhero side kept soldiering on from the early 1990s and have made some retcons to story elements, powers, and individuals. It also has a lot of series that actually end, something that has become more commonplace in comics.

That doesn’t mean that we can expect Tony, Steve, Peter, Clark, and Ollie to all die, stay dead, and new heroes take up their mantles. That would smack too much of progress.

Manga Showdown: Lone Wolf & Cub vs. Astro Boy.

December 9, 2020 by  
Filed under Manga, News

However, Lone Wolf and Cub—debuting as Tezuka was working on Phoenix—is a gorgeous series artistically and has some of the best dramatic writing for a manga series. Tezuka’s Black Jack, Dororo, Phoenix, and Princess Knight could all match Lone Wolf and Cub in the story department but if we’re being honest, Tezuka’s art style looked dated by the late 1960s as artists such as Goseki Kojima came onto the scene.

Is The Super Mario Bros Series Isekai?

December 8, 2020 by  
Filed under Gaming, News, Nintendo Switch/SNES/N64

In manga, anime, and Japanese games, isekai is a subgenre of fantasy where the main character ends up in another world. Their arrival in the world can be either because they were summoned or teleported there or they died and were reincarnated elsewhere.

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