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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.” […]

"Spider-Man: Edge of Time" Video Game Preview

Spider-Man: Edge of Time follows the present-day Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 in their efforts to prevent a catastrophic event from taking place, the death of the Amazing Spider-Man. The story starts out in the future as Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) works at Alchemax. Walker Sloan, a rival scientist who works in the temporal physics […]

"X-Men: Destiny" Video Game Preview

 Toonzone recently had a chance to sit down with representative from Activision and preview the upcoming X-Men: Destiny video game. X-Men Destiny is a level-based Action RPG that takes place in the modern day X-Men universe. Professor X is dead and the X-Men are struggling to keep their numbers intact while trying to rebuild his […]

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