Have you ever wondered why Batman can’t be Batman, but also kind of like an angsty, teenage Spider-Man too? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions and have somehow never managed to hear of Batman Beyond, hold onto your bats, because I’m about to blow your freakin' mind.
With the recent launch of Batman Beyond Rebirth #1 as part of DC’s Rebirth initiative, this seemed like as good a time as any to take a look at some of the amazing art the show inspired.
Let’s go ahead and get two things out of the way immediately. First, while the fan art I’ve collected for you here is all great, it goes without saying (but I’m going to say it anyway) that this is only a small portion of all the incredible Venture Bros. fan art that’s floating around out there in the wild of the internet. So if I left some of your favorites out, it just means I didn’t come across it or had to leave it out for one reason or another.
Second, if you’re familiar at all with the Venture Bros. then you probably have a very good idea why some characters and a lot of the fan art that’s out there for this show couldn’t be featured. You know who and what I’m talking about. (Sorry, Molotov.) Honestly, even some of the tamer stuff I could include is already pushing it. Even though it honors many of the tropes and trappings of some our favorite kid-friendly cartoons and characters, the Venture Bros. has always been a show for the grown-ups that grew up on those kid-friendly cartoons. Or, you know, teenagers and young adults who are kinda familiar with them thanks to Cartoon Network.
Since it’s debut on Cartoon Network in 2010 (or as a six minute pilot on the Nicktoons network in 2007, if you want to get really “um, actually” about it), Adventure Time with Finn and Jake has shown us just how much fun a human boy and his talking, shapeshifting dog can have.
The show's mix of Dungeons & Dragons style fantasy escapades, bizarre surrealism, and low-key, dialogue-driven comedy made it an immediate hit with viewers of all ages. It goes without saying that the show's inseparable best friends go on adventures (at a specific time that has been set aside for it, if the title is to be believed), but the show has proven to be about so much more than just adventure.
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.
Just a year into reviving nearly 20 dormant Namco video games such as Galaga, Dig Dug and Katamari with webcomics by contemporary talent, ShiftyLookis venturing into animation with a new animated webseries based on Bravoman, the site's most popular strip...
I've never really liked slasher movies. To be honest, they scared the living hell out of me when I was a kid, and even though I've long since realized that, say, Chucky could be pretty easily punted into the next county, I never really got over that distaste...
If you'd been putting off picking up the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon for your DVD collection, Lionsgate Entertainment has plans to blow your pizza-lovin' mind this fall. All 10 seasons of the 1987-1996 animated series (along with 3+ hours of bonus features) will be collected in a 23-DVD set riding in style inside of a plastic TurtleVan/Party Wagon case on November 13...
I'll always remember the surprise I felt the first time I saw the famously bratty voice of Bart Simpson emerge from the mouth of a little blonde woman, voice actor Nancy Cartwright. I knew Bart was voiced by a woman, but knowing it didn't make it any less weird to see it...
During the boom years of the early '90s, printed comics weren't the only medium that saw a sudden influx of new, extreme super-heroes. The influence of the popular Fox cartoon based on the X-Men was obvious in a second wave of knockoffs similar super-hero cartoons, from the fact that they were based on comics to their blatant attempts to capture the magic of that goofy, synth-heavy X-Men intro where dudes stood around blasting their powers at their own logos...
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