The Original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Being a comic strip reader in this millennium is a lonely experience. I remember when I was a kid, laughing at Calvin and Hobbes and knowing everybody in the country was laughing along with me. My favorite American newspaper comic strip running today is Lio, and I can’t tell anyone “ha ha, did you see […]

Katsucon 2011: The Experience

Another year gone by since the last President’s Day weekend and we have once again come upon…Katsucon, the itinerant wanderer of anime conventions.  In the eleven times I have now been to this convention this is only the 4th time it has been in the same place it was at the year before.  That’s a […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball - Part III

The Amazing Wold Of Gumball, which we have blogged about on two prior occasions (here and here), is currently scheduled to premiere in the United Kingdom on May 2nd.  The series, which was created by Ben Bocquelet, has forty episodes in its first season and it stars Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye, who voice Gumball and […]

Katsucon 2011: Premiere Impressions

The weekend of Katsucon 2011, FUNimation Entertainment screened English-dubbed premieres for multiple titles well in advance of their releases on home video. I was there for the film Eden of the East: King of Eden and the TV series Hero Tales and RideBack. King of Eden is the first of two movies continuing the story […]

The Long and Shorts Of It

When you need a lot of content in a short amount of time, quantity tends to trump quality most of the time. But what if you didn’t have to compromise one for the other? This was Fred Seibert’s goal when the then-fledgling Cartoon Network (who was owned by the same corporation as Fred’s Hanna-Barbera Studios, […]

Squee! - Captain America: Super Soldier

Captain America: Super Soldier is another upcoming game release that’s shaping up to be pretty cool. It looks gorgeous and if it plays as just as well, I’ll be set! In this third-person action/adventure game you’ll play as Captain America and face down the Red Skull’s army during World War II. The story was written […]

Squee! - Thor: God of Thunder

Thor: God of Thunder, is coming to video game systems three days before the upcoming May 6th movie release. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty psyched!  One of my first introductions to Norse mythology was at the Lehman College library at age, “tiny Eileen”. I actually don’t remember how old I was, but my […]

Reading Room: Superman

While American newspaper comic strips were published in collected form since the middle of the 19th century, the true launch of the American comic book industry is generally accepted to begin with the launch of its first and arguably most famous original character: Superman. Introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman was a smash […]

Reading Room: Grant Morrison

Sentient universes. Cybernetic war machine rabbits. Fiction suits. Singing evil to death. A guy who hunts other men for their beards. In an industry where “guy in tights punches other guy in tights” seems to qualify as enough to build at least a miniseries on, you might occasionally be surprised to stumble across an issue […]

Tex Avery, The Wacky World Of

It was a sad day in Mudville — or at least Portland, Oregon — when I turned on the TV in the fall of 1997 to find The Disney Afternoon no longer existed. In its place were several slabs of cheaper-looking material, including a UPN-mandated teen drama about a high school on a cruise ship […]

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