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Stephen Amell Teases ‘Arrow’ First Look at Live-Action ‘Vixen’

Arrow Vixen Photo Live Action
The CW

Now that Arrow settled its “Blood Debts” by the 2016 premiere, the DC drama has plenty more stops in the battle against Damien Darhk. Soon enough, Megalyn Echikunwoke will bring her animated Vixen to live-action as well, and Stephen Amell has our first look at the transition.

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New ‘Venture Bros.’ Season 6 Trailer Moves to NYC With Heroes, Villains Galore

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Adult Swim

Sweet Sally of a time it’s taken to get here, The Venture Bros. Season 6 looks to be a tremendous makeover for the series, both in shifting location to New York City, upping Rusty’s financial credit, and tossing all manner of new superheroes and villains into the mix. See for yourself, in a balling new trailer for the January 31 premiere!

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New ‘Venture Bros.’ Season 6 Photos Reveal New Looks All Around

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Adult Swim

The Venture Bros. occupies a unique space in animation, actually allowing its characters to age and progress, even if the wait between seasons keeps us all aging significantly faster. Still, with Team Venture headed to New York for the Season 6 premiere, check out the updated designs in new photos from the Venture Bros.’ return!

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Animated Batmobile Gets Deluxe Treatment in New Set from DC Collectibles

Nerdist/DC Collectibles
Nerdist/DC Collectibles

Did you miss out on the DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile when it released last fall? Perhaps you didn't have enough money at the time. Maybe you were just waiting for some shelf space to clear up. Or by chance you've just been waiting for it to be repackaged in a deluxe edition with a new paint job and a few figures to make it an even more special collectible. That might seem like a very specific instance, but it's one that is applies quite well to today's announcement from DC Collectibles.

Whatever mysterious circumstances kept you from adding the killer collectible to your collection, know now that you'll have another chance later this summer. DC Collectibles is revamping the animated Batmobile ever so slightly for re-release in August, and this time it won't just be sold all by its lonesome. You'll also be getting the dynamic duo, with new capes, and a Bat-signal to call Gotham's protectors to your aid.

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The Mouse That Floyd Built: Celebrating the Mickey Mouse Comic Strip

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Between his debut in 1928's Steamboat Willie and the beginning of 1930, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse had appeared in fifteen critically acclaimed and commercially successful short films --- so it should be no surprise that the high-powered world of newspaper comics soon came calling. King Features approached Disney about licensing the characters, and on January 13, 1930, the Mickey Mouse comic strip was born.

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Objectively Better: Logic, Compassion, And Peridot in ‘Steven Universe’

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After two and a half months without new episodes, Steven Universe warmed up January with a new Steven Bomb week last week. While the first couple of episodes focused on Steven’s birthday, starting with the heart-melting story of Ruby and Sapphire’s first meeting, the last three episodes were specifically about Peridot, the Gems’ sometimes enemy, and now uneasy ally. There were several developments for the character, but none that stuck with me quite so much as what happened in the fourth episode of the week, “Message Received.”

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Rick and Morty Getting a Pokemon-style Mobile Game Next Week

Adult Swim
Adult Swim

The wait for the nebulous arrival of Rick and Morty's third season just got a little bit easier to manage. While Oni Press' Rick and Morty comic has taken a bit of the sting out of the not knowing, we still only get that once a month. But what if I told you there was a way you'd be able to get schwifty with Rick and Morty on the regular? Starting next week, that will be possible with the arrival of Pocket Mortys, a new mobile game that mashes Rick and Morty with Pokemon.

Okay, so technically you can already play a Rick and Morty video game over on the Adult Swim website, but you can't take it with you. You just can't. Pocket Mortys is hitting up both iOS and Android, meaning you'll never be without Rick's slovenly belches or Morty's ability to cancel out Rick's brainwaves to keep him safe. Plus, you get the added benefit of it being a riff on one of the most addictive and long-running role-playing game series', Pokemon.

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Upsetting the Balance: Queerness, Censorship, and ‘Steven Universe’

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Fans of Cartoon Network's Steven Universe were disappointed to discover that the episode We Need to Talk, which first aired in the US in June 2015, was apparently re-edited for its UK broadcast, removing the most intimate shots of the fusion dance between Pearl and Rose Quartz, replacing them mostly with Greg Universe's slackjawed reaction. Tumblr user officialkurapika has made a side-by-side video that displays the changes.

It's an odd move, because removing the shots doesn't do anything to dissuade an attentive adult viewer that there's something going on between Pearl and Rose, especially since the dance is motivated by Pearl's jealousy of Rose's growing closeness with Greg. And it's not as if they go so far as to kiss in the moments that were excised, although as you can see in the screen shots, they do seem to come very close.

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‘Venture Bros.’ Season 6 Sets Surprise January Premiere

Venture Bros Season 6 Premiere 2016
Adult Swim

The wait for an official premiere date on The Venture Bros. Season 6 has been almost as grueling as the wait between seasons itself, but it looks as if Rusty and co. at last have their return. Following initial reports of February, Adult Swim has officially set The Venture Bros. Season 6 for a late January bow.

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Enjoy the Awesomeness of Spider-Gwen With Just Seven Seconds of Animation

Marvel
Marvel

There's just something about Spider-Gwen that calls to me. From the ways the spider legs are incorporated to the color palette, that whole suit just pops. That style carries through to the main book itself to a degree, and helps Gwen stand out from most other books on the shelf at the LCS. That and the crazy, cool kinetic art of Robbi Rodriguez.

I'm guessing that's a bit of what inspired Allegra Town Studio to craft this little fan animation of Spider-Gwen. The hyper pace, the vivid colors; everything that makes Spider-Gwen awesome is all there. And they did it in just seven seconds.

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