Can You Believe 10 Years of Smallville?

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has made the first episode of each season of Smallville, 10 season premieres, available for free download on iTunes, to promote the upcoming series finale. That last episode, “Finale”, is scheduled to air Friday, May 13. I was just surprised to realize that this show ran for ten seasons! Watching this clip from the final season, I found myself wondering: where’s the high school? What’s with the newspaper? It’s obviously been quite a while since I […]

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Young Justice Comes to DVD in Limited Form

From my perspective, the poor Young Justice cartoon can’t do anything right. I wasn’t impressed at the “all boys together” approach, and I gave up after being put off by the way the creator responded. Now that it’s coming out on DVD, I thought I might give it another try, but the one-disc release is so limited that I’m not sure it’s worth it. Season 1 Volume 1 is due out July 19, containing four episodes (two of which make […]

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Tokyopop Reality Show America’s Greatest Otaku Debuts

Remember when “the leading manga-lifestyle entertainment company” (according to their press releases), Tokyopop, took a busload of interns across the country last summer? Now you can live the excitement, as they’ve turned it into a “weekly documentary series” called America’s Greatest Otaku, with new episodes every Thursday on Hulu. My first thought on watching the 40-minute first episode is that Stu Levy, company founder and guiding force, doesn’t have the voice to be the host and narrator, but after watching […]

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Young Justice Creator Responds to Criticism — Boys Are Tradition

Via DC Women Kicking Ass comes a link to Greg Weisman’s response to fans who criticized Young Justice‘s premiere for being so boy-heavy. A fan wrote in: I expect that the women will have a lot more to do in the episodes to come, but I still find it profoundly problematic to introduce the characters in such an unequal manner. I believe there are too many men in the world as it is who see women as mere supporting players […]

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Don’t Cartoon Makers Have Daughters? Thoughts on Young Justice

I watched the Young Justice cartoon pilot over Thanksgiving weekend. My reaction was very similar to Anika’s daughter’s, written about in depth here: “Where are the girls?” Well, with about five minutes to go [in the hour-long show], three female characters finally did show up: Wonder Woman, silently speaking in a background shot; Black Canary, who was introduced as the team’s main trainer — but also stood silently for it; and Miss Martian, the fifth member of the team, who […]

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More Batman: The Brave and the Bold Coming to DVD in March

Completing the first season — Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One, Part One was released in August — Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One, Part Two will be released on March 15, 2011. Two discs will hold the following 13 episodes at a suggested retail price of $19.97 US. Batman is voiced by Diedrich Bader, doing a surprisingly great job, and guest stars include Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze […]

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Marvel Launching Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Cartoon

Marvel has announced that their The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series will debut this fall on their parent company’s Disney XD channel (three years after production on the 26 half-hour episodes started — cartoons take time!). As can be seen from this promotional image, they’re pushing hard on the characters known from the (existing or upcoming) movies: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. Thankfully, the promo video trailer (no longer available) shows that Ant-Man/Giant-Man and the Wasp (hey! […]

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Lost: The Complete Collection Due August 24

I have a confession to make: the major reason KC wanted our new Blu-ray player for his birthday was because he enjoys watching Lost, and he’s already anticipating Lost: The Complete Collection, out next month on August 24. The big appeal for fans like him is that the set contains additional story material, which will make this a must-have for any dedicated viewer. If you’re not a Blu-ray fan, the set is also available on DVD. Here’s the official content […]

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