Although violent action anime is in no short supply, there is a curious shortage of titles depicting real-world warfare. After all, what could be more topical than a volatile Middle Eastern insurgency? Yes, probably not one set in the early 1980s. But, chronology aside, Kaoru Shintani’s classic aerial combat manga Area 88 has returned in […]
Comic Book Resources has posted an in-depth look into the upcoming The Ultimate Avengers straight-to-DVD production. The first of a proposed series of direct-to-DVD animated releases featuring Marvel properties, The Ultimate Avengers — slated for release in February 2006 — is based on the first six issues of The Ultimates by Mark Millar and Bryan […]
Warner Bros. has officially announced Mission Hill: The Complete Series for DVD, scheduled for a November 29 release. The 2-disc set will contain all 13 episodes of the animated series and will retail for $29.98. More information, including an episode and extras listing, can be found at TVShowsonDVD.com.
See, this is why you always negotiate with chicks in bikinis. Maia’s the new girl at Nereid, the local odd-jobs girls in the future. Things change when Yu Park, the close combat warrior of the group returns after serving a jail sentence for injuring twenty civilians during a case. Can Maia survive amidst a punch-drunk […]
With all the giant robot anime out there—Gundam, Evangelion, Rahxephon, Gravion, Giant Robo—you need something special to stand out from the crowd. There’s , and then there’s everything else. With New Getter Robo, it’s buckets and buckets of blood. On the last disc, our heroes Ryoma, Hayato, and Benkei were chosen by Dr. Saotome to […]
A first look at the upcoming animated DTV The Ultimate Avengers, from Marvel and Lions Gate, was previewed during this weekend’s Wizard World Chicago convention. A description of the preview can be found at Wizard World.
There is a legend that those who eat the flesh of a mermaid will gain everlasting life. Turns out the legend is only one-third true: you’ve got just as good a chance as dying or turning into a monster. Yuta, a man from centuries past, and a fifteen year old girl named Mana have both […]
Mile High Comics has posted several on-line previews for comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on August 10. Highlights include Action Comics #830 by Gail Simone and John Byrne, Green Arrow #53 by Judd Winick, Captain America #8 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and Incredible Hulk #85 by Peter David and Jorge […]
The Quills Literary Foundation has named their 2005 Quill Award nominees. James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar was nominated in the “Business” category, Fantagraphics’ Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 was nominated in the “Humor” category, and Marvel Comics’ 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard Isanove was nominated in the “Graphic Novel” category.