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Listen, Bud: Nine Super-Hero Cartoon Themes Worth Remembering [Music Week]

Marvel
Marvel

When superheroes make the transition from comics to TV animation, it's always interesting to hear what kind of theme music they get. Songs with lyrics that explain who the heroes are can be fun, but they can also go awry. Instrumental tracks can be boring if you're not careful, but if they're well-executed, they can do a great job of creating just the tone you want for your cartoon.

I've put together a chronological list of nine memorable theme songs from TV superhero cartoons. Obviously I can't include them all, but I expect to see in the comments which of your favorites I've left out.

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‘Young Justice’ Episode Guide: Season 1, Episodes 19-20: ‘Misplaced’ / ‘Coldhearted’

Teenage 'Kicks #10: Misplaced / Coldhearted

Because you demanded it, Young Justice is returning for a third season in 2017, and that means that there's no better time to get caught up on the first two seasons.

This week, we get one of the best high concepts on the series so far, and a pretty interesting spin on a classic comic book story.

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Miles Morales Confirmed For Lord And Miller’s Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Feature Film

Sara Pichelli / Marvel Comics
Sara Pichelli / Marvel Comics

Since his creation several years ago, Miles Morales has become of the biggest fan-favorite characters in recent years and those fans have been clamoring to see him break out of the comics and take to the screen. Today, Sony Pictures confirmed that Miles will be the lead character of the upcoming animated Spider-Man film written by The Lego Movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but what does that mean for the character and how will they approach possible ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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‘Voltron’ Heads Underwater (And Into the Trash) in First Season 2 Clips

Voltron Legendary Defender Season 2 Clips
Netflix

It may not have the fanfare of its predecessor, but Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender is nonetheless back for Season 2 this very Friday, and looking pretty divided, at that. Our first clips from the new season sees the disparate team members exploring some strange new territory, including underwater worlds, and … a giant pile of garbage. Onward!

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‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ TV Spot: Batman Has Met His Match

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Will Arnett’s Batman was by far the hilarious standout of The LEGO Movie, and we’re a little less than a month away from seeing his solo movie take off. But it seems another character might be stealing the show from Batman this time: Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, is featured in a new TV spot for The LEGO Batman Movie that shows the Dark Knight might have met his match.

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Gorillaz [Music Week]

gorillaz

Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

Hey, gang, it's Music Week, so today we're taking a look at the most popular cartoon band of all time, the Gorillaz!

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Fantastic Five: Best Ice Villains

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, there is a greater than average chance that you are currently buried in snow or will be some time in the next six weeks. In that case, you know the true power of the ice and cold. This week we're counting down the five most nefarious villains to wield that destructive-at-worst, annoying-at-best power to blanket the earth in frozen water.

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Rogues’ Gallery: The Transformers’ Top Ten Villains

Alex Milne / IDW
Alex Milne / IDW

A hero is defined by their villains, and comic books are filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of our favorite heroes, and we need your help to do it!

You voted to see who the ultimate Transformers villain was, and we’ve tabulated the results and assembled a video counting down the definitive top 10. Did your favorite make this list? There’s only one way to find out!

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Bottleneck Gallery Debuts Prints Based On Classic Episodes Of ‘The Simpsons’ By Florey

Florey-Simpsons

What's your favorite episode of The Simpsons? It's a tough choice right? For over twenty-five years and hundreds of episodes, Springfield's favorite family have provided some of the best episodes of television ever created and inspired a generation of artists and fans in the process. To celebrate the show, Bottleneck Gallery are debuting three prints based on classic Simpsons episodes by the artist Florey.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Creature May Make It Into ‘Episode VIII’

Star Wars Episode 8 Rebels Convor Creature
Disney / Lucasfilm

The timing of Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One made a natural fit for the healthy crossover between the pair, but might we expect any visual references to continue through Episode VIII? A new report suggests the next official chapter in the saga may feature some creatures previously limited to animation, with distinct connections to The Force.

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