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DC Comics News: Grace Randolph on Writing "JLU," "Teen Titans: Year One" Preview

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2008
Comicon.com’s PULSE News interviewed writer Grace Randolph about her upcoming issue of Justice League Unlimited. Randolph discusses how she got started in the industry, how her education at the NYU film school affected her comics hobby, and what kind of threat the Joker and Harley Quinn would pose to the heroes of the Justice League. […]

"Solty Rei" Another Victim of the Gonzo Curse

by on January 1, 2008
Solty Rei has quickly become one of my favorite Gonzo series. Now, we’ve finally reached the series’ conclusion, but can the series escape the horrid endings other Gonzo series seem to have? Previously, Ashley had decided to finally try take over the central computer of the city, Eunomia, so that he could finally escape the […]

"The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye" Vol. 2 "Tending Wounds" Fixes Flaws

by Ed Liuon December 31, 2007
When we last left The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, series heroine Honoka had engaged and defeated the murderous enforcer robot Blue Breaker, who had just attacked and killed the kindly mechanic Zankan. During the battle, Honoka revealed her third, astral eye, connecting her somehow to the alien overlords called the Third that […]

"Shaun The Sheep- Off The Baa": Wooly Wonder Continues Winning Streak

by Grant Whiteon December 31, 2007
Shaun the Sheep returns with more claymation episodes full of comedic wit in a second DVD, Off the Baa. Like the first DVD release, Shape Up With Shaun, it presents eight episodes with a total running time of a little over an hour. The quality of the selections varies: whilst none are terrible or skippable, […]

PR: Museum of Modern Art Announces January Animation Programs

by Ed Liuon December 29, 2007
Still Moving ONGOING The Museum continues its regular series derived exclusively from its film collections, featuring works that have been acquired and preserved by MoMA over the last seven decades. This month, Still Moving features animation, from traditional cel animation to puppets,clay,and CGI. Included are three Technicolor Popeye shorts from the Fleischer studio, recently restored […]

NHK’s Domo-kun to Invade Nickelodeon in Early 2008

by Weathermanon December 29, 2007
The ICv2 retail news source is reporting that Nickelodeon will air the Domo series of animated shorts in America in the first quarter of 2008. The stop-motion anime, which is based on the Domo-kun mascot of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, consists of 26 two-minute episodes. Nickelodeon first announced its involvement in the anime in […]

FUNimation Announces New February & March Titles Including "XXXHolic"

by SB20xxon December 29, 2007
XXXHolic makes its R1 DVD debut on 3/25/08. It is priced at $29.98 (or $39.98 w/artbox) and runs 100 minutes. Numerous complete series box sets have been announced by FUNimation: * Aquarion Season 1 Box Set 1: 325 min. – $59.98 – 3/11/08 * Baki the Grappler Box Set 2: 576 min. – $49.98 – […]

"Simpsons Movie" Debuts Strong in DVD

by on December 28, 2007
The Simpsons Movie debuted at the top of both the DVD sales and rentals charts last week. Underdog, also in its first week of release, ranked ninth in rentals and sixth in sales. Ratatouille and Shrek the Third were nineteenth and twentieth, respectively, on the rentals charts, and ninth and tenth in sales. Transformers ranked […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny" Continues Its Downfall

by on December 28, 2007
You know what’s been lacking in Gundam SEED Destiny lately? Justice. We have all sorts of truly evil people running around committing genocide every two days, mass populations that do whatever a pop idol says they should do, plus technology leaps that just destroy any sense of realism whatsoever. Well, the Cosmic Era is about […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny": Shining Beacon Through Crap

by on December 28, 2007
As Gundam SEED Destiny draws ever closer to its conclusion (well, it’s first attempt at a conclusion anyway), you would imagine the best is yet to come, especially after the excellence that was Volume 8 and all the changes that finished up in Volume 9. So, does Volume 10 continue the trend? Previously, after defeating […]