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Archer – Best. Episode. Ever.

by Eileen Cruzon July 10, 2011
Our favorite egotistical spy Sterling Archer will be coming back this fall on FX for Season 3 and that means it’s time to for the Toonzone crew to throw down the gauntlet with our picks for the “Best. Episode. Ever.” As always, “Best. Episode. Ever.” posts assume you’re familiar with the show and anything beyond […]

Toonzone Transformers Week – BEST. EPISODE. EVER! – Beast Wars Transformers

by on June 28, 2011
BEST. EPISODE. EVER! – Beast Wars Transformers Released on syndication in 1996 with a 52 episode run and a 26 episode sequel series Beast Machines on Fox Kids, Beast Wars introduced Transformers to a new generation.  Switching from vehicles to Earth fauna past and present, it brought out it’s own unique spin on the franchise.  The […]

Toonzone Transformers Week – BEST. EPISODE. EVER! – G1 Transformers

by on June 28, 2011
BEST.  EPISODE.  EVER! – Transformers Generation One Ah, the first Transformers series.  There are 98 episodes of pure, unadulterated, nostalgic bliss in this beginning entry to a nearly three decade franchise.  But we are here to honor our most favorite of the batch.  These are the episodes that truly exemplify the best of G1 Transformers, […]

Get ReBit by ReBoot Today

by Peter Paltridgeon June 24, 2011
There are bad cartoons. There are passable ones. There are ones that are pretty good. And then there’s that rare cartoon that satisfies you like a good book. The kind of cartoon that makes you recline in your easy chair, take a deep breath and think, “Wow. That was incredible.” ReBoot is one of those […]

Reading Room: Top 5 Reasons Why Walt Simonson’s “Thor” Rules All Midgard

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2011
One idea we had for Thor Week was a Reading Room blog entry documenting the top 5 Marvel Comics Thor stories worth checking out. The only problem is that I hit the original Stan & Jack comics (Jack’s sci-fi/fantasy Asgard is really something to behold), and then the Walt Simonson run on Thor…and that was […]

Who Shall Wield The Hammer? Marvel’s Thor Versus the Thor of Myth

by on May 14, 2011
If you have any familiarity with Marvel comic books, Marvel movies, and Marvel cartoons, you’re probably familiar with Thor. You know the Mighty Thor; imposing, hammer swinging, beardless, blond-haired, talks with sort of a fake Shakespearean accent and says “I say thee nay!” a lot. Thor is … Wait a minute, Shakespeare? Beardless? Isn’t Thor […]

“Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” DVD: An Object Lesson in Editing

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2011
NOTE: Spoilers ahead. The release of Marvel Animation’s Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Vol. 1 on DVD provides an interesting object lesson on how editing decisions can greatly alter a film or TV show’s final production. When the show premiered on TV back in October, Marvel released extremely short 5-minute “micro-episodes” to introduce the cast members […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks Cowboy Bebop

by Todd DuBoison April 17, 2011
Today Toonzone’s “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature returns to discuss Cowboy Bebop, a show that has undoubtedly been one of the best-loved Japanese animated series in North America since it began airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block in 2001. What this “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature does is simple; we get some of the TZ staff […]

Spring 2011 Anime Preview

by Todd DuBoison March 30, 2011
As a new crop of Japanese animation hits the airwaves this spring, Nick Hobbs and I are back again to comment on our best hopes for anime between now and the start of Summer. Some are already simulcasted or likely to be, some are possibly-unlikely licenses that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Have a look, enjoy […]

Introversion in Anime and Comics

by Todd DuBoison March 28, 2011
Today, Japanese animation and American television don’t really mix. The former is hardly gone from the airwaves, of course. Disney XD has Naruto Shippuden. Nicktoons runs Dragon Ball Z Kai, as does 4Kids’ “Toonzai” block on The CW along with Sonic X and Yu-Gi-Oh–well, until now perhaps.The Hub has got Deltora Quest running next to […]