The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series. This week: Season 3 kicks off with "Out of the Past, Part One!"
If you thought it might be fun to fold up Funko's papercraft Batman, Star Wars or Iron Man 3 sets, this January might just blow your Boxos mind. Funko has announced three new additions to its Boxos brand, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Hello Kitty.
It's been a windy road for the ex-villains of Townsville, but Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are about to find out the true nature of their former foes turning good in this week's Powerpuff Girls #4 by Troy Little. With the Gangreen Gang, Sedusa, the Amoeba Boys, Princess Morbucks, Fuzzy Lumpkins and others all on their best behavior, the Powerpuff Girls have had to deal with their city's usual crimewaves, plus the sneaking suspicion that not all is as it seems. But who is missing from that villains list who could be capable of crafting such a situation? IDW's provided us with a first-look at the new issue, which you can sample for potentially spoiler-y clues after the cut.
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Fearless Defenders #12 arrived in stores this week, the final issue of a series that in a short amount of time gained a cult following unlike any other in mainstream comics. Upon close examination, it's easy to understand why -- it was not only the rare team title that featured an all female cast, but it was easily one of, if not the, most diverse and progressive titles on the stands. With Fearless Defenders, writer Culllen Bunn and artist Will Sliney fully embraced the notion that women of color and queer women are just as qualified to be heroic as anyone else.
So when it was announced that Marvel was ending the title at issue #12, it was disappointing news for many, including the title's creative team. As one last gift to fans, Bunn took to his website to bid a final farewell to the title, while also sharing some background information, including various lineups considered for the team and notes on where the book may have gone next.
The CW’s superhero series Arrow re-imagines Green Arrow for a TV audience as a tough, often ruthless vigilante bent on setting things right in his home of Starling City by punishing the wicked. ComicsAlliance’s Matt Wilson will be following along to see how he fares.
This week, super powers officially become a thing on Arrow, Barry Allen makes his long-awaited first appearance, and a lot of arrows go into a lot of legs.
Just about everyone in Sam Taylor's hyperactive cartoon grotesqueries is drunk: three-eyed Woody Woodpecker, Doctor Manhattan and hard-partying octopodes. Hell, even his anthropomorphic drugs are drunk. His bug-eyed, brightly colored style is a neat match for the characters from The Simpsons, whom he makes just a little sadder and more twisted than usual.
Following the current season of the dance/gun/dinosaur-themed Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Toei will launch its 38th Super Sentai series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger. It's all about trains! Train track helmets, railroad crossing chest motifs, a giant combined train mech known as the TokkyuOh, electronic train ticket device morphers called Tokkyu Chargers -- this show looks like it's going to be the right kind off the rails.
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
If there's one thing that we can all agree on this holiday season, it's that your wintertime needs more Batman. Even if you think your wintertime has the maximum allowable amount of Batman in it, there can always be more -- and Funko's Batman Boxox paper craft set is a pretty nice way to add a little without spending a lot.