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Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

by on March 9, 2011
Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

New Clips & Press Release Interviews on "All-Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has released video clips, stills, and press-release interviews in conjunction with All-Star Superman, the new animated direct-to-video movie released on February 22, 2011. (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Check […]

New Clip from "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" S1 Pt. 2 DVD, Coming March 15 2011

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2011
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip to promote the upcoming DVD release of Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One Part 2 on March 15, 2011: (Movie native size: 640 x 480) Synopsis: Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes […]

"Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon March 1, 2011
Warner Bros. Animation has released the trailer for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the upcoming animated direct-to-video movie coming on June 7, 2011: (Movie native size: 640 x 360) A new still has also been released from the movie; click the following thumbnail to view full-size: The movie will star Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Wonder Woman) as […]

"Megamind" Is a Mega-Disappointment

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
There are people who think they can harpoon the lunacies and ludicrousness of superhero stories just by pointing out Spider-Man should be shooting webs out of his butt. This is a joke that’s kind of funny when heard for the first time, but any humor value it has drops off dramatically upon repetition, and it […]

"All-Star Superman": This Star Burns Twice as Bright

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2011
Conventional wisdom says that Superman isn’t as popular as Batman because he’s too powerful and too perfect, and thus audiences can’t sympathize or identify with him the same way they can identify with the definitively human Batman. I think this argument is a big steaming load. If one accepts the conventional criticism that superhero comics […]

"All-Star Superman" Cast and Crew Interviews: McDuffie, Romano, Timm, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison February 24, 2011
On February 17, Toonzone News was invited to the All-Star Superman animated movie premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. We were also given the opportunity to speak with the late Dwayne McDuffie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 22. From my personal experience with Dwayne McDuffie, you could tell […]

Reading Room: Superman

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2011
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

by on February 18, 2011
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 […]

Baltazar & Franco on "Young Justice" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
Comic Book Resources has interviewed writers Art Baltazar and Franco about their work on the Young Justice comic book tie-in to the new show airing on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, the pair discusses the way the comic is tightly coupled to the show; characters the pair were asked, prohibited, or guided to use; and […]