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Marvel & BET to Show "Panther" Preview at Comic-Con

by Dan Collinson July 15, 2008
Superhero Hype reports that Marvel and BET will show a sneak peek of the upcoming cartoon The Black Panther at this year’s annual Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday July 26. The series will be adapted from the first six issues written by BET President of Entertainment, Reginald Hudlin. The series will air on BET […]

"Smurfs: Season 1-Volume 2" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 15, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner is releasing The Smurfs: Season 1-Volume 2. The 2-disc set contains 20 more remastered cartoons, as well as the bonus feature “I Smurf the Smurf.” The set will be in stores on October 7th.

Newsarama Talks "Deadshot" with Alan Burnett

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2008
Newsarama has spoken with writer Alan Burnett about “Deadshot,” his contribution to the Batman Gotham Knight direct-to-video movie. Burnett discusses how he landed the job to write the segment, why he selected Deadshot as the antagonist of his chapter, the work he did on tying the individual chapters together, how he feels about the work […]

Briefly: WALL-E to Dolly?; Chowder Creator Comics; "Space Chimps" Rescue Real Ones

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2008
* The prominent use of two songs from the movie Hello, Dolly! in Pixar’s WALL-E has “unexpectedly amplified the buzz” for a revival of the musical on Broadway. [Variety] * On his weblog, Chowder creator C.H. Greenblatt has posted the two-page autobiographical comic that was published in Nickelodeon magazine a few months ago. * The […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Trailer On-Line

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2008
The trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man: Armored Adventures has appeared on-line. The new animated series is scheduled to debut on the Nicktoons Network in the spring of 2009. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Yukikaze": If "Top Gun" Met "2001: A Space Odyssey"

by on July 14, 2008
Teasing, allusive, and obscure, Yukikaze is a series that might have been created to drive a certain kind of viewer mad. This story of an extraterrestrial war lulls the senses with a hypnotically languid pace and graceful, ballet-like sequences of aerial combat; at the same time it forces you to puzzle through the most maddening […]

"Yukikaze": The Radar Appears To Be … JAMmed

by on July 14, 2008
Yukikaze is an advanced fighter plane, part of the Fairy Air Force group that’s been fighting back a decades-long alien invasion. The plane and its pilot, Rei Fukai, run reconnaissance through the Antarctic dimensional portal that the JAM, the alien fighters, attack Earth through. When a plot to replace humans with JAM dopplegangers is uncovered, […]

Who’s NEXT? An Awesome Anime Convention

by Weathermanon July 13, 2008
Going to northern New Jersey….northern New Jersey here I come. What comes to mind when you think of The Meadowlands? Football, garbage dumps, turnpikes, Jimmy Hoffa….anime? Yes, anime. Anime NEXT to be more precise. Having been in the Meadowlands in one form or another, with the exception of a brief side trip to Rye, New […]

Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes DVD: Drastic Fantastic?

by on July 12, 2008
A year-and-a-half after the release of the disappointing live-action Fantastic Four movie, Marvel and Cartoon Network premiered Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes. One might wonder why it took them so long to get the FF back on the small screen, but all that matters is that they did—at least, for a ridiculously short time, before […]

Bruce Timm Talks "Batman Gotham Knight" with Comic Book Resources

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
Comic Book Resources has posted an article talking with executive producer Bruce Timm about Batman Gotham Knight, the direct-to-video movie that was released to stores this past Tuesday. Timm discusses what he was looking forward to in the collaboration with Japanese anime studios, why Batman is malleable enough to withstand experimentation, how he would have […]