I've been excited about Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's Jem and the Holograms comic since before IDW even announced that there was a Jem comic to be excited about, so getting an advance review copy was a pretty big deal. It's easily my most anticipated new series of the year, but at the same time, that means that I'm expecting an awful lot from it. Outside of our own Betty Felon, I'm the biggest Jem fan here, and there's nothing that'll disappoint me faster than a book that just doesn't get it quite right.
Which is why I've decided that the first issue can only be judged on the objective criteria laid out in the theme song. With that in mind, I'm happy to announce that a) Jem is excitement, b) Jem is adventure, and, perhaps most importantly, c) Jem is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous.
Upcoming: Dark Horse Comics and Crystal Dynamics will release the 48-page Tomb Raider: The Beginning prequel comic as a Tomb Raider video game pre-order bonus through Best Buy, with further stories and reading options to be announced.
Art:Julien Bazinet mashes up The Dark Knight Rises and other fan-favorite films with Donkey Kong.
Animation:Justice League/Justice League Unlimited will return to the airwaves on August 25 as part of The CW's new Saturday morning Vortexx programming block. Gaming: Telltale Games breaks down some fun players stats from the second chapter of its choice-based The Walking Dead video game, Star
Anime: Discotek Media has plans to bring Samurai Pizza Cats and its Japanese source, Kyattou Ninden Teyandee, to home video. Each series will be sold separately in box sets with 52 dubbed American episodes and 54 subtitled Japanese eps.
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