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The Road So Far - The Amazing World Of Gumball

It feels like only yesterday that I first discovered The Amazing World Of Gumball, yet nearly two years have passed since then and I have watched every single episode since the premiere back in May.  At the time of this writing, exactly half of the first season’s episodes have aired.  I figured it was a […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

Creepy, Cool "Severed" Explores the Dark Side of Childhood

There’s a tendency to idealize childhood, to see it only as a time of innocence and discovery. Bright and sunny days filled with play. But for all but the luckiest of children, it’s more than that. It’s also a time to be really, really scared. When you’re a child you’re always at the mercy of […]

Jack Kirby Still Deserves Better

When I first read that the heirs of comic book legend Jack Kirby were trying to gain some control of the copyrights to the characters he created or co-created, like the X-Men, Thor and the Avengers–maybe you’ve heard of them–I wrote an essay here I called “What Does Jack Kirby Deserve?” I came down on […]

"Captain America: Super Soldier" (Nintendo DS) Review

Captain America: Super Soldier (DS) Publisher: Sega Developer: Griptonite Games Captain America: Super Soldier for the Nintendo DS is an interesting mix of surprise and disappointment. While the game is better than it has any right to be, it drops the ball after the final boss battle.  Features: Single Player Finding Dossiers unlocks additional story […]

Otakon2011: Industry Panel Reports

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"Nicktoons MLB" Video Game Trailer

Nickelodeon has released the following blurb and trailer in anticipation of the upcoming Nicktoons MLB video game. The game is due be released on the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and DS on September 13, 2011. In Nicktoons MLB, for the first time, an all-star roster from Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons series will take on players from all […]

Otakon 2011...It's been over 10 years...really?

Over 10 years…holy cow.  Yours truly has been going to Otakon, the biggest anime con on the East Coast and one of the biggest conventions in the country, and certainly the biggest fan-run convention in the country, for over a decade of my existence.  It’s kinda hard to fathom how much time that is till […]

The Sea Of Stars: Arcadia Of My Youth

Space! Oh, frozen Sea of Stars! My spirit will continue to defy you! The colder and stricter you become, the hotter my blood will likely continue to burn. The increasing scars I have in exchange for freedom, and burning pain, are signs that I live. ~Lyrics from “Arcadia Of My Youth” by Yamakawa Keisuke If […]

Avengelyne - Issue #1 Review: Is This Bad Girl Any Good?

Avengelyne #1 is a revival of a character that might be familiar to anyone who’s familiar with one of the sadder parts of the early 90s comics speculator craze. The Bad Girl glut. Spurred by the success of characters like Chaos Comics’ Lady Death, trend-following comics companies flooded the stands with comics starring “bad girls.” […]

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