Enjoy 12/12 with morning links, after the jump.
Start your week off right with lots and lots of links.
Kids' entertainment network Nickelodeon has announced a 26-episode order for new animated series from a pair of cartoonists who might seem unlikely on first blush. Pig Goat Banana Cricket, about four friends who happen to be a pig, a goat, a banana and a cricket, comes from the minds of alternative cartoonists Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper.
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
Video: This charming "Gotham High" supercut may result in '90s nostalgia whiplash.
Crowdfunding: Custom magnetic/dry erase board comics could be in your future, should you choose to back Erik Heumiller's Kickstarter.
Toys: MattyCollector's new Masters of the Universe Classics Castle Grayskull has been successfully funded via preorders and will hopefully debut in prototype form in time for Toy Fair.
Gaming: TellTale's The Walking Dead: Episode Four - Around Every Corner is now available on PlayStation Network, with the Xbox 360 and other versions available later this week.
Upcoming: It may have
Art: Mondo's 20" x 29" "The Batcave" print (limited to 500) by artist JC Richard will go on sale on Thursday for $50.
Movies: Chinese audiences apparently prefer The Amazing Spider-Man to The Dark Knight Rises, with Spidey opening to $5.5 million as opposed to Batman's $4.5 l