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, this promo video trailer shows that Ant-Man/Giant-Man and the Wasp (hey! a girl!) are […]

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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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Ghost Whisperer Features Graphic Novelist

Set the TiVo! On Friday, April 2, at 8 PM Eastern time, the CBS show Ghost Whisperer will feature a story about a graphic novelist. The plot is described as “A graphic novelist’s livelihood — and life — are threatened when a vengeful ghost takes over his pen, using it to predict violent events that start to come true.” (Too bad we couldn’t get a female artist, hunh?) There’s a short video promo on YouTube. In the episode, a successful […]

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Proof That Superheroes Are Mainstream

I was watching Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper (the first new Doctor’s main squeeze) as Belle, a high-priced London hooker and now writer. The most recent episode, the fifth of season three, had an interesting exchange between Bambi, another call girl Belle has been mentoring, and her new flame, Byron. Byron, a spoiled rich boy, first hired Bambi two weeks ago, and now the two are getting married. Belle doesn’t believe prostitutes can have boyfriends, so […]

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Human Target Debuts Tomorrow

I’m looking forward to seeing the debut of the Human Target TV series tomorrow night on FOX (before it moves into its Wednesday timeslot starting January 20). It’s loosely based on the DC Comics character, starring Mark Valley (Boston Legal, Swingtown, Fringe) as bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. I say “loosely based” because the main gimmick of the comic — that Chance was a genius impersonator, so he could take the place of the targets he was protecting without anyone knowing (thus […]

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Naoki Urasawa’s Monster DVD Set Out December 8

The first box set of the anime version of Naoki Urasawa’s Monster will be released on Tuesday, December 8. It’s the story of a world-famous neurosurgeon who saves the life of a little boy who turns out to be a conscienceless murderer, the monster of the title. The doctor gives up his career and life to pursue the boy, now grown to an adult, in an attempt to stop him from committing more killings. Right now, it’s 45% off of […]

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