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Otakon 2012: Saturday Night’s Alright for Conning

by Weathermanon August 1, 2012
So it was less of a meltdown by Saturday and more a mass of swirling people, costumes, and odors. Seriously folks: deodorant, showers and fresh clothing are your friends. Compared to Friday it was cooler, but we’re not talking a massive cooldown here. More of “well, it’s not almost 100…..*flump*”. Thankfully it was possible to […]
Disney/Pixar "Brave" Trailer Analysis

Disney/Pixar “Brave” Trailer Analysis

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2012
Disney/Pixar has just released a new trailer for Brave: The first thing I love about this trailer is that it’s just a chunk of the movie. No fast-cuts. No creative editing. No attempts to fool us into thinking this movie is something that it isn’t. No packing all the best parts of a movie into […]

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland Video Game Review (PS3)

by Todd DuBoison January 1, 2012
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland is a sequel to Atelier Roronoa: The Alchemist of Arland and the predecessor to Atelier Meruru: The Apparentice of Arland, which is due for release from NIS America in Q1 or Q2 2012. Newcomers need not be wary though, as I found this game to be enjoyable on its […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “Justice League”

by Todd DuBoison November 17, 2011
Today Toonzone’s “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature is back to talk Justice League, which very recently turned ten years old since its premiere on Cartoon Network on November 17th, 2001. This great series was the capstone of the DC Animated Universe, bringing together dozens upon dozens of heroes and villains and delivering some of the finest […]

Reading Room: Dwayne McDuffie’s “Justice League of America”

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2011
The late, great Dwayne McDuffie was the story editor for Justice League starting in season 2, and he served in that capacity for the duration of Justice League Unlimited. It would seem like a no-brainer for DC Comics to hand the keys to their premiere super-team book over to him and let him take them […]

X-Men: Destiny Video Game Review

by Todd DuBoison October 19, 2011
When Activision announced X-Men Destiny at New York Comic Con 2010, the assertion was made that there would be a “deep element of choice”. One year later the game has arrived, and as advertised you can certainly play out a “destiny” and choose between sides and encounter many characters from Marvel’s X-Men comics. Unfortunately the […]

“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” Volume 1 Eclipses the Competition

by Todd DuBoison September 16, 2011
Kodansha Comics’ republication of Naoko Takeuchi’s Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga marks nothing less than the long-awaited return of a giant. For those with any amount of serious interest in anime or manga, Sailor Moon should need little introduction. The anime series televised for years in syndication and on USA Network in the 90s before […]

The Potential of JManga

by Todd DuBoison September 2, 2011
By any standard, this has been a tough year for the manga industry. Sales are dramatically down compared to the heights reached a few years ago, Tokyopop went out of business and left a myriad of titles out of print, and the immenent closure of the Borders bookstore chain eliminates a major source of business and,makes it that much […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

by Todd DuBoison August 11, 2011
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 […]

Reading Room: Captain America

by on July 20, 2011
There are some characters that comic book creators feel the need to “try out,” to put in a backup story or a guest appearance somewhere to see if they garner any reader interest. That wasn’t the case with Captain America. Joe Simon knew he had a hit on his hands when he and Jack Kirby […]