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Review: "Beware The Batman" - Mind Your Mediocre Surroundings, Batman

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It’s no surprise that a new Batman show was commissioned following the end of the Silver Age-inspired team-up series Batman: The Brave and The Bold. As Warner Bros’ premiere franchise, Warner Bros Animation has no intention of taking Batman off television anytime soon. As a Batman fan, I received this news with joy, since I […]

"Fantastic Four" Season One: F for eFFort

Having been a fan of the various Marvel animated shows since I can remember, I have many, many fond childhood memories of watching them on Saturday mornings. There are some moments that I still remember vividly, nearly twenty years on. I doubt I will ever forget the awe I felt seeing Spider-Man in the middle […]

"Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends DVD": Appreciating The 80's

Despite the popularity of the show, its title character, and the current boom for nostalgia on DVD, Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends has been shockingly absent on disc. This is all the more surprising as there have been three golden opportunities (the three Spider-Man movies) in the last few years to release it. At last, […]

The Brave. The Bold. The Deeply Ambivalent.

As a Batman fan for many years, I have come to appreciate many things about the character. I have also come to realise that, as DC’s most popular superhero and a mainstream icon, he is going to get treatments that I am not going to like. So I loyally sat though Batman And Robin; more […]

X-Men: Kickin' Ass, Old School Style

Having now acquired the rights to the vast majority of Marvel’s animation library here in region 2, Liberation have finally set about rectifying one of the great injustices by releasing X-Men: The Animated Series in chronological order. While a few different companies have released X-Men DVDs over the years, the show simply doesn’t have the […]

"The Incredibe Hulk" (1966): Hulk Crash?

While all the other characters in the 1966 The Marvel Superheroes Show have found their way onto DVD here in region 2 over the past few years, The Incredible Hulk segment has always been overlooked. Many assume this is because a single episode was released as a bonus feature on a poor DVD that Disney […]

Filling You In on the Fun: Chris Yost Talks "Next Avengers"

To celebrate the release of Next Avengers: Heroes Of Tomorrow, the Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News sat down with screen writer Chris Yost via email to talk about his work on the film and offer a few glimpses to his other future projects. Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News: How did you come to work on […]

Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes DVD: Drastic Fantastic?

A year-and-a-half after the release of the disappointing live-action Fantastic Four movie, Marvel and Cartoon Network premiered Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes. One might wonder why it took them so long to get the FF back on the small screen, but all that matters is that they did—at least, for a ridiculously short time, before […]

Chris Yost: Farewell, Fantastic Four

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes on DVD, The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to catch up with the show’s story editor Chris Yost in an email interview to talk about his experiences on the show. MAA/TZN: How did you get your start in the animation business? CHRIS […]

Delightfully Dark Openings for "The Incredible Hulk" DVD

Upon finding a happy loophole in Disney’s misguided treatment of its Marvel animation properties, Liberation Entertainment has announced it will be releasing the contents of its various Marvel cartoon library on DVD, starting with this first volume of The Incredible Hulk from 1996, which lasted two season on the now defunct UPN network. The set […]

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