This Should Be Worth Watching: Astro City to Get TV Show

Astro City is one of those high-quality, long-running comics that’s too easily ignored because it feels as though it’s always been there, and the issues are always good reads. Admittedly, the nostalgia approach it takes to the Silver Age of superhero comics may not be to everyone’s taste, but many of the stories are about a lot more than “what if Superman needed some time off?”, and for older comic readers, there’s nothing else acknowledging meaningful adult concerns within the […]

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Usagi Yojimbo, Rabbit Samurai, Optioned for Cartoon

The incredibly long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic — most recent issue was #165 in December, and it’s all been written and drawn by one guy, Stan Sakai, with colors by Tom Luth — has been optioned for an animated TV series by the French company Gaumont. Co-producers will include Sakai, Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, and James Wan’s Atomic Monster (which is best known for horror movies and the MacGyver relaunch). Gaumont’s President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan, said […]

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Neat Vampire Show Running on CW Seed

Before he was grumpy military cop on Hawaii Five-O, Alex O’Loughin starred in the 2007 series Moonlight as a modern-day vampire who hooks up with a reporter (Sophia Myles, “The Girl in the Fireplace” on Doctor Who). I started watching it because his vampire mentor is played by Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars), but I was quickly sucked into the moody crime-fighting drama. Emphasis on the drama, as Alex’s character has an ex-wife (who turned him, played by Shannyn Sossamon) and […]

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DC Can’t Let Go of Cities Being More Important Than Characters

Word of another DC TV show exclusive to the coming DC digital subscription service has just broken. In addition to the live-action Titans and the animated Harley Quinn show and Young Justice season 3, in 2019, the service will air a 13-episode season of the live-action Metropolis. Yes, in the tradition of Gotham (which has four seasons under its belt, so nothing to sneeze at) and the upcoming Krypton, the city gets star billing. Because that way you don’t have […]

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Sabrina Cast for Netflix Show

It was announced last month that Netflix was taking over the Riverdale spinoff from the CW. It’s intended to be a more horror-based take on the Sabrina the Teenage Witch concept. Now comes important news — they’ve cast the lead, and it’s a great choice. Kiernan Shipka — best-known as the daughter on Mad Men — will star as “Sabrina Spellman … described as an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, […]

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Teen Titans Comes to Blu-ray in January

Under a press release titled “Warner Archive Collection Continues Commitment to Super Heroes on Blu-ray” comes the news that Teen Titans: The Complete First Season will be available on Blu-ray on January 23. (It was previously released on DVD a decade ago.) The 13-episode season is priced at $21.99, and these episodes predate the later Teen Titans Go! approach with the more exaggerated designs. The characters are voiced by Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven), Scott Menville (Robin), Greg Cipes […]

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Steven Universe Getting a Full Season 1 DVD Set

Now maybe I will understand all the gem-related fan art I see on Twitter! Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar, is about a little boy who lives with three magical aliens, the Crystal Gems — Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst. Steven’s mother was Rose Quartz, who left him her gem. There have been five seasons so far since the show debuted on Cartoon Network in 2013, and finally, the first season is coming to DVD. The four-disc set of Steven Universe: […]

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray Now Available on CW Seed

The animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray now has six episodes (most only six minutes) available on the CW Seed digital network. It opens in a post-apocalyptic-looking Nazi-controlled city, a prequel to the recent superhero TV show crossover Crisis on Earth-X. (Similar to the way Vixen was a cartoon that explained that hero’s origin.) The first episode sets the stage and shows the team of heroes — the light-powered Ray (Russell Tovey), the dark-casting and sometimes invisible Phantom Lady (Dilshad […]

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