Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Look at Crisis on Two Earths!



MTV.com has posted the First Look at Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths featurette found on the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies DVD (which was released yesterday.

This movie is looking really good. Check out the all star cast: Billy Baldwin as Batman, Mark Harmon as Superman, Chris Noth as Lex Luthor, Gina Torres as Superwoman, James Woods as Owlman!

The featurette gives a little insight from the creators into the thought behind the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie which is set for release in Spring 2010. Plus, there is some great footage of the characters from Earth-2's Crime Syndicate including Owlman, Ultraman, Superwoman, Power Ring and Johnny Quick, as well as the Justice League, of course!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Released Today!



Lex Luthor has declared Superman and Batman "Most Wanted Enemies of the State" and everyone is out to get them! And I know I am out to get them too -- on DVD and Blu-ray, that is!

Yes, today is the day that Superman/Batman: Public Enemies arrives on 1-disc and 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray! Pick up your copy today!

Bonus Features:
  • Blackest Night Featurette: Inside the DC Comics Event: Behind-the-scenes of Blackest Night, the epic DC Super Hero event in which the dead shall rise.
  • A Test of Minds Featurette: Superman and Batman featurette with Jeph Loeb, giving viewers a fresh and revitalized look at the team-up of Superman and Batman working together despite their often competitive and challenging relationship.
  • Dinner with DC: With Special Guest Kevin Conroy Featurette: Reprising his role from Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy joins the crew for dinner to discuss their creative approach and what the Superman/Batman team-up means. The evening will be hosted by Voice Director Andrea Romano, Producer Bruce Timm and DC’s Gregory Noveck
  • Extended Sneak Peak at Next DCU Film, Crisis on Two Earths.
  • Digital Copy Download
  • Two Episodes of Superman: the Animated Series hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm: Knight Time, The Demon Reborn.
  • Four Episodes of Justice League Unlimited hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm (Blu-ray only): Question Authority, Flashpoint, Panic in the Sky, Divided We Fall.



  • Warner Home Video has been releasing a series of interviews with cast and crew regarding the film. World's Finest has collected them all in one place:

  • John C. McGinley - Voice of Metallo
  • LeVar Burton - Voice of Black Lightning
  • Stan Berkowitz - Writer
  • Clancy Brown - Voice of Lex Luthor
  • Kevin Conroy - Voice of Batman

  • Friday, September 25, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up - September 25-27



    Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

    Friday, September 25 , 2009
    Nicktoons, 7:00pm (ET/PT)
    Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Pepper, Interrupted


    Iron Man ends up in an unlikely truce with Mandarin when Pepper gets caught in a feud between the Gene Tong organization and the Maggia.

    Friday, September 25, 2009
    Nicktoons, 8:00pm (ET/PT)
    Wolverine and the X-Men - Aces & Eights


    The Professor warns Wolverine that Gambit has been hired to steal the helmet of Magneto from Genosha. Xavier knows this to be an important event leading up to the fate of the future, but even the Professor has no idea why!

    Saturday, September 28, 2009
    Cartoon Network, 8:30am (ET/PT)
    The Marvel Super Hero Squad Show - This Silver, This Surfer!


    After being ridiculed by his teammates, Silver Surfer leaves the Squad and falls into a trap set by Doctor Doom who plans to steal his Cosmic Power to create a fragment of the Infinity Sword!

    Please note:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold will return in October with new episodes.
  • Spectacular Spider-Man will return in October with new episodes.



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Sunday, September 27, 2009
    Teletoon, 8:30am (ET/PT)
    The Marvel Super Hero Squad Show - Hulk Talk Smack


    During a chaotic battle with Klaw & Screaming Mimi, a fractal’s cosmic power turns the Hulk into the Gray Hulk. While Falcon and the Wasp babysit this unlikable, brainy Hulk, the Squad chase down the Lethal Legion in a battle to save Super Hero City.

    Sunday, September 27, 2009
    Teletoon, 9:00am (ET/PT)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Mayhem of the Music Meister!


    Batman and Black Canary are pitted against Music Meister, who is able to exert powerful mind control through song.

    Please Note:
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures is in reruns until further notice.
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    The Super Hero Squad Show




  • Episode Guide
  • Theme Song
  • Title Cards

    Produced by Marvel Animation, Cartoon Network and Film Roman, this series crams as many Marvel superheroes and super-villains as they can into one series! Focusing on one core team of Silver Surfer, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine, Falcon, Reptil (created specifically for this show) and lead by Iron Man, the Super Hero Squad defends Super Hero City from Doctor Doom and the Lethal Legion who are gathering fragments of the Infinity Sword which will give Doctor Doom ultimate power!

    The focus on the show is for a younger child audience with "cute" character designs and humourous situations that are based on the popular Super Hero Squad toyline and comic books. Noticeably absent from the show is Spider-Man, whose rights were tied up with Sony Pictures at the time of production.

    Each episode features a variety of guest stars, many with notable celebrity voices. The first 26 episode season debuted on Cartoon Network in the US on September 14, 2009 and on Teletoon in Canada on September 13, 2009.

    Main Cast

    Falcon - Alimi Ballard
    Hulk - Travis Willingham
    Iron Man - Tom Kenny
    Reptil - Antony Del Rio
    Silver Surfer - Mikey Kelley
    Thor - Dave Boat
    Wolverine - Steve Blum

    Allies

    Captain America - Tom Kenny
    Grey Hulk - Travis Willingham
    Hawkeye - Adrian Pasdar
    John Porter - David Boat
    Mayor - Stan Lee
    Ms. Marvel - Grey DeLisle
    Thing - Dave Boat
    Storm - Cree Summer
    Wasp - Jennifer Morrison
    Villains

    Abomination - Steve Blum
    Bulldozer - Roger Rose
    Doctor Doom - Charlie Adler
    Klaw - AL Buckley
    Melter - Charlie Adler
    M.O.D.O.K. - Tom Kenny
    Mole Man - Ted Biaselli
    Piledriver - Travis Willingham
    Screaming Mimi - Julia Morrison
    Thunderball - Alimi Ballard
    Toad - AJ Buckley
    Wrecker - Charlie Adler
  • This Silver, This Surfer!




    Season: 1
    Episode Number: 2
    Season Episode Number: 2
    Production Number: 102
    Airdate: September 20, 2009

    Writer: Mark Hoffmeier
    Director: Michael R. Gerard

    Voices: Tom Kenny (Iron Man, M.O.D.O.K.), Travis Willingham (Hulk), Dave Boat (Thor, Thing), Alimi Ballard (Falcon), Steve Blum (Wolverine, Abomination), Mikey Kelley (Silver Sufer), Grey DeLisle (Ms. Marvel, Old Lady), Charlie Adler (Doctor Doom), Unknown (Construction Worker).

    Plot: After being ridiculed by his teammates, Silver Surfer leaves the Squad and falls into a trap set by Doctor Doom who plans to steal his Cosmic Power to create a fragment of the Infinity Sword!

    Review (Warning! Spoilers!): I already feel like I'm getting a hang of this show. Any doubts I had about the humourous versions of these characters are being addressed right off the bat with this episode.

    The most drastic change to a character of the main cast has got to be the Silver Surfer, who has gone from stoic, introspective and dignified to clumsy, naive and quick to act without thinking. So it makes sense that the Silver Surfer is featured in the first character driven episode of the series.

    I imagine that adults who loved the prime time Muppet Show would have felt the same reservations about Muppet Babies that viewers of this show may feel about these beloved superheroes. But Muppet Babies carved their own path and became a huge success, and I'm guessing that this show will too.

    This episode gives us a little backstory: Doom opened up a rift window to retrieve the Infinity Sword and a battle with Iron Man caused the sword to shatter into pieces all over Super Hero City and Villainville.

    This is a pretty standard plot for a TV series. Having to collect an undetermined amount of something allows for the series to carry on as long as it wants. Look at Pokémon, they had to collect 120 Pokémon at the start and now they are up to something like 500+ because the show retained its popularity. I'm not saying that the Squad should search for the fractals forever, I'm just saying that it's a good way to keep the show going for a while if they want to.

    We meet two members of the Lethal Legion in this episode: Abomination, who is a typical oafish brute, a bit dim but somehow aware of what is going on better than his peers, and M.O.D.O.K. (Metal Organism Designed Only for Kicking-Butt) who has been mocked many times in various outlets such as Twisted Toyfare Theatre and Marvel Super-Heroes: What The--? and gets treated even less seriously here.

    I have a feeling that the villains in this show will be the ones that will see the most change. Fans are quite particular about their heroes, but don't seem to mind different incarnations of villains as much. Plus, this show is playing down the killing and carnage so it only makes sense to turn these violent villains into comical characters. Plus, it works for the show.

    The Thing makes his first guest starring role with a good design and a character that we are all too familiar with. Good to see him buddies with the Hulk for a change. No other guest stars or cameos (other than Ms. Marvel whom I am assuming is a supporting cast rather than a guest star).

    All in all, this series is seriously fun. Lots of laughs and action for this kids, and plenty for the adults and long time comic fans who know their Marvel history to get into. And the animation is really good too! Can't wait for the next one!

    Back to Episode Guide

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up - September 18-20



    Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

    Friday, September 18, 2009
    Nicktoons, 8:00pm (ET/PT)
    Wolverine and the X-Men - Rover


    Marrow's attachment to a reprogrammed Sentinel proves to be a liability when the future X-Men break into Mastermold's home base in order to gather information about the exact day the world was destroyed and are depending on the reprogrammed Sentinel's help to get out alive.

    Friday, September 18, 2009
    Nicktoons, 7:00pm (ET/PT)
    Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Chasing Ghosts


    A hit's been placed on Tony Stark, and the Ghost has come to collect. Tony can't even see the invisible and untouchable Ghost coming… but he's got a guardian angel, whether he likes it or not: Madame Masque. And while Madame Masque battles the Ghost to protect Tony, Tony finds himself pushing away Rhodey and Pepper to protect them. But when Masque is captured by the Ghost, Tony has to turn to the very friends he pushed away for help.

    Please note:
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be back soon with new episodes!
  • Spectacular Spider-Man will return to Disney XD with new episodes in October.
  • Super Hero Squad Show will be airing reruns of the first two episodes this week but will air an all-new episode next Saturday morning at 8:30 on Cartoon Network



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Sunday, September 20, 2009
    Teletoon, 8:30am (ET/PT)
    Super Hero Squad Show - This Silver, This Surfer


    Silver Surfer can't get a hang of earth customs and drives his Squad buddies to frustration. So the Surfer sadly heads out on his own.

    Sunday, September 20, 2009
    Teletoon, 9:00am (ET/PT)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Fate of Equinox


    Batman has his final battle with the balance-obsessed villain Equinox as the maniac tries to remake the universe in his own image.

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    And Lo...A Pilot Shall Come!




    Season: 1
    Episode Number: 1
    Season Episode Number: 1
    Production Number: 101
    Airdate: September 13, 2009

    Writer: Matt Wayne
    Director: Michael R. Gerard

    Voices: Tom Kenny (Iron Man, Captain America), Travis Willingham (Hulk), Dave Boat (Thor), Alimi Ballard (Falcon), Steve Blum (Wolverine, Abomination), Mikey Kelley (Silver Sufer), Cree Summer (Storm), Grey DeLisle (Ms. Marvel), Stan Lee (Mayor), Charlie Adler (Doctor Doom), Ted Biaselli (Mole Man).

    Plot: The Squad must defend Super Hero City from a trio of deadly monsters sent from the depth of the Earth by the Mole Man!

    Review (Warning! Spoilers!): This is the first episode of the "highly controversial" animated series by Marvel Animation and Film Roman. I say "highly controversial" because there are many who seem to this this is a monstrosity and an abomination of everything good about the Marvel Universe.

    Well, they may be on to something. This show is unlike anything you have ever seen before. The characters are cute and the plots are simple and quite a few changes have been made to their personalities (Cap is lazy and Surfer is way knarly). But an abomination? That may be taking it a little too far.

    In order to enjoy this show to its fullest, you need to set aside everything you know about the Marvel Universe and take it all it as if you are meeting these characters for the first time. Only then will be able to enjoy this show. And granted, Super Hero Squad may not be your taste, but it doesn't mean it's a bad show. I think that it has tons of potential.

    In this episode we are introduced to Super Hero City and the Mayor (voiced by Stan "The Man" Lee) who has just erected a giant wall that separates them from the denizens of Villianville. In Super Hero City we discover that SHIELD and Iron Man's Super Hero Squad are the two major superhero teams but they don't always get along.

    Iron Man and the Squad head underground to prevent the Mole Man from retrieving a 'fractal' that is buried at the Earth's core. It seems like this plot line will serve as the basis of the 26-episode season as Doom sends second-tier villains to gather fractals in order to put together the Infinity Sword that he mentions in the show's theme song. Oh, and the fractals give the one in possession of the glowing shard special abilities. The Mole Man gains super speed by way of very muscular legs in this episode and it was hilarious!

    The main focus of this series seems to be the humour. There is an object lesson in there somewhere but it doesn't seem to matter as much as the fart jokes and visual slapstick. Some are saying that this series is catering to a preschool crowd, but I have to disagree. The show moves at such a rapid rate that preschoolers would be hard-pressed to keep up.

    Rather, I think that fans of Batman: The Brave and the Bold will enjoy this series. Yes, the characters are different and the visuals are totally strange, but give it a few episodes and I bet the show will find its footing and take off.

    Aside from the main cast (Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Falcon, Thor and Silver Surfer), we also meet Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Storm and the Mayor. On the villain side, we are introduced to Doctor Doom (the show's Big Bad), the Mole Man, Fin Fang Foom and three of the Mole Man's giant creatures (Trichephalus, Manoo and Megataur). Cameo appearances include Abomination, Colossus, Cage, the Fantastic Four, Kitty Pryde and the Moleoids.

    Give this show a chance. It may take a few episode to warm up to it. I had the same feelings about the first few episodes of Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Teen Titans and X-Men: Evolution and they all turned out great!

    Back to Episode Guide

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009

    Next DC Animated Film is Crisis! Plus, Public Enemies Clips!



    Warner Home Video has released a statement that gives us a little look into the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie! The next project is called Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths.

    Warner Home Video will distribute in Spring 2010 (finalizing date soon) an original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics' popular canon of Crisis stories.

    Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer. Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.

    In Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, a "good" Lex Luthor arrives from an alternate universe to recruit the Justice League to help save his Earth from the Crime Syndicate, a gang of villainous characters with virtually identical super powers to the Justice League. What ensues is the ultimate battle of good versus evil in a war that threatens both planets and, through a diabolical plan launched by Owlman, puts the balance of all existence in peril.

    All-star voice cast led by Mark Harmon (NCIS) as Superman, James Woods (Ghosts of Mississippi) as Owlman, Chris Noth (Sex and the City, Law & Order) as Lex Luthor, William Baldwin (Dirty Sexy Money) as Batman, Gina Torres (Serenity, Firefly) as Super Woman and Bruce Davison (X-Men) as the President.





    And don't forget that Superman/Batman: Public Enemies will be released in a few weeks on September 29. Here are a few video clips to get you in the mood:



    Time to Empty Your Pockets!



    Man oh man, there are three big DVD releases to buy today! And over the next few months there will be plenty more to buy! I don't know that I can afford all of this!

    Wolverine and the X-Men, The Complete First Season (Canada Only) - America hasn't even seen every episode of this amazing animated series, but Canada gets an exclusive 5-disc DVD set that includes all 26 episodes! And it is in a Steelbook case! Super fancy!

    X-Men, Volume Three - The next 15 episodes, including the Dark Phoenix Saga, in the popular 90s X-Men animated series is collected in a 2-disc set!

    X-Men, Volume Four - Another 14 episodes, including Beyond Good and Evil are including in this 2-disc set. There is only one more volume left to release with the remainder of the episodes! Hopefully we will get that announcement soon!

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Hero Up Tonight!



    Don't forget about the one-hour premiere of Marvel's Super Hero Squad Show tonight on Cartoon Network at 7:00pm (ET/PT)!

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up - September 11 - 14



    Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the US:

    Friday, September 11, 2009
    Nicktoons, 8:00pm (ET/PT)
    Wolverine and the X-Men - Breakdown


    In an attempt to move on with his life, Cyclops agrees to allow Emma Frost into his mind to erase all memories of Jean Grey. The look into Scott's mind reveals the origins of Scott and Jean and their history together.

    Monday, September 14, 2009
    Cartoon Network, 7:00pm (ET/PT)
    Super Hero Squad Show - And Lo...A Pilot Shall Come!


    The Squad has a big mission to keep a fractal from Dr. Doom. Falcon is eager to show he's no rookie, but his teammates underestimate him.

    Monday, September 14, 2009
    Cartoon Network, 7:30pm (ET/PT)
    Super Hero Squad Show - To Err Is Superhuman!


    Wolverine is assigned to a new teen trainee, who gets himself in hot water.


    Please note:
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures will be pre-empted tonight for a Wolverine and the X-Men marathon (which starts at 6pm ET/PT).
  • Spectacular Spider-Man will return to Disney XD with new episodes in October.



  • Here is a list of new superhero cartoons debuting this weekend in the Canada:

    Sunday, September 13, 2009
    Teletoon, 8:30am (ET/PT)
    Super Hero Squad Show - And Lo...A Pilot Shall Come!


    The Squad has a big mission to keep a fractal from Dr. Doom. Falcon is eager to show he's no rookie, but his teammates underestimate him.

    Sunday, September 13, 2009
    Teletoon, 9:00am (ET/PT)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold - When OMAC Attacks!


    The Global Peace Agency assigns Batman to work with OMAC, but the pair have different ideas on how to bring down Shrapnel, especially once Equinox gets involved.

    Thursday, September 10, 2009

    Warner Bros. Creates DC Entertainment



    Warner Bros. has decided take a step in the right direction and put together a whole division of their company that would take control of all aspects pertaining to DC Comics. This new division, called DC Entertainment, will.... well, why don't I let the Press Release tell you:

    DC Entertainment, a separate division of WBEI, will be charged with strategically integrating the DC Comics business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros. Entertainment and all its content and distribution businesses. DC Entertainment, which will work with each of the Warner Bros. divisions, will also tap into the tremendous expertise the Studio has in building and sustaining franchises and prioritize DC properties as key titles and growth drivers across all of the Studio, including feature films, television, interactive entertainment, direct-to-consumer platforms and consumer products. The DC Comics publishing business will remain the cornerstone of DC Entertainment, releasing approximately 90 comic books through its various imprints and 30 graphic novels a month and continuing to build on its creative leadership in the comic book industry.

    What does this mean for animation? Batman: the Brave and the Bold is currently produced by Warner Bros. Animation, a company that has many other non-superhero animated shows in their care. Will we see more DC animated series if they are produced by DC Entertainment? Only time will tell.

    I also think that this is a move that Warner Bros. should have made years ago. DC related comics, movies, TV shows, toys, video games and merch are such a huge part of their industry that it makes sense to have one branch devoted to it all.

    I'm guessing that this new division is being formed because Disney will probably do something similar with Marvel, and Warner Bros., having realized that they should have done it a long time ago, doesn't want it to seem like they are following in Disney's footsteps.

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    When OMAC Attacks!




    Season: 1
    Episode Number: 23
    Season Episode Number: 23
    Production Number: 123
    Airdate: July 18, 2009

    Writer: Stan Berkowitz
    Director: Brandon Vietti

    Voices: Diedrich Bader (Batman), Jeff Bennett (OMAC), Oded Fehr (Equinox), Keone Young (GPA Operative), Dee Bradley Baker (Brother Eye, GPA Operative, Dove), Greg Ellis (Hawk, Shrapnel).

    Plot: The Global Peace Agency assigns Batman to work with OMAC, but the pair have different ideas on how to bring down Shrapnel, especially once Equinox gets involved.

    Teaser: Hawk and Dove bicker like brothers while Batman tries to unite two fighting nations.

    Review (Warning! Spoilers!): I have come to realize that there are a few different types of Brave and the Bold episodes, each using Batman in a particular role. When OMAC Attacks uses Batman as the enabler, as we see when Batman shows underdog Buddy Blank that he is worth something, similar to the way Batman treated G'Nort in The Eyes of Despero.

    I've said it before, this series loves Jack Kirby. Just like Day of the Dark Knight and The Last Bat on Earth, this episode centres around another Jack Kirby creation, OMAC (One-Man Mary Corps). Kirby created the character in 1974 and was one of the last characters that Kirby created for DC Comics before leaving the publisher to return to Marvel Comics.

    The design is a spitting image of Kirby's character, however, the origin and personality is quite different. In the original, Buddy Blank willingly turns himself into the OMAC in an attempt to save a love interest. In this version, Blank is totally unaware of being OMAC and is being used as a weapon by the Global Peace Agency (GPA).

    OMAC's powers appear to be true to the original. An orbiting satellite called Brother Eye increases or decreases OMAC's mass in order for him to either gain super-strength (increased mass) or flight (decreased mass). Brother Eye interacts with OMAC's utility belt.

    There are a few different types of plots in Brave and the Bold, all centred around how Batman relates to his co-star. This episode is a "Batman is ticked because his partner has a big ego" episode, which is my least favourite kind of episode because all Batman seems to do is grumble and act all pissed off.

    However, this episode is also a "Batman teaches the underdog to be a hero" episode which totally makes up for Grumble-Batman as it is a well told story and one that makes you hope for the return of Buddy Blank.

    The villain in this episode (other than Shrapnel who is just a typical brute villain) is a character created for this series, Equinox, who is bent on bring balance to the world by any means possible.

    He is as much a villain as, say, Magneto. That is, his mission in life seems to align with Batman's, but his methods are not always morally sound. We first met Equinox in the teaser of Mystery in Space, but this is his first full episode appearance. However, is feels very much like a set up episode for Equinox. I think that we may be seeing a bit more of him in future episodes, bringing a greater sense of continuity to the series, something we haven't really seen in this show yet.

    When OMAC Attacks is a pretty good episode, building up the character of OMAC to the point where I would welcome him back in a future episode. And I hope that Hawk and Dove gain their own feature episode. The extreme portrayals of their personalities was hilarious!

    Back to Episode Guide

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    Sony No Longer Producing Spectacular Spider-Man



    IGN.com has reported that Sony has relinquished the Spider-Man television rights, which includes animation.

    What does this mean for a third season of Spectacular Spider-Man? Well, I encourage you to read the whole article as the reporter has spoken directly to Greg Weisman about the subject, but the long and the short of it is that the ball is now in Disney's court.

    Marvel now has the option to continue Spectacular Spider-Man, and seeing that the show is currently airing on Disney XD, it may be more of a possibility. Here is a bit of what Weisman says in the article:

    "A number of folks at Marvel have said kind things about the show in the past, but as you can imagine they have a LOT on their plates right now, so no one's talked to me about any potential pick-ups since the world turned a bit upside-down. What hasn't changed, I imagine, is that we're still waiting to hear whether Disney XD even WANTS a new season. If Disney XD decides they don't want any episodes, it's no longer likely that we'd shop the series around to XD's competitors. So any decision begins at XD, I would think. And before you ask, no, nobody at Disney has talked to me about the series."

    Weisman also says that characters from outside the Spidey world would now be able to make appearances in the show, something that couldn't happen before since Sony only had the rights to Spider-Man and his rogues gallery and supporting cast.

    This could also mean that Spider-Man could join the cast of The Super Hero Squad Show, maybe in the second season!

    All in all, the Marvel/Disney merger could be a step in the right direction for Spectacular Spider-Man Season Three! I hope for the best.

    In other Spectacular news, Sony has announced a fifth volume of the show on DVD. Following the same format as the previous four releases, Volume Five will contain a full story arc, this time the first arc of Season Two featuring the Master Planner! The DVD will be in stores November 17. I'll post cover art when I get it.

    Friday, September 4, 2009

    Exclusive Iron Man Armored Adventures Images!



    Here are a few exclusive images from Iron Man: Armored Adventures which will air tonight on Nicktoons at 7:00pm (ET/PT). The episode is called Fun with Lasers and will features the return of the Living Laser who is now more powerful than ever. Iron Man tries to stop him but Nick Fury gets in the way!

    These new images show Iron Man in his newly outfitted Space Armor and the interior of S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters! Thanks again to Marvel Animation for sending over these images.



    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    Exclusive Super Hero Squad Show Pictures!




    The good folks over at Marvel Animation have sent me these exclusive images of the upcoming Super Hero Squad Show which is coming to Cartoon Network on September 19!

    Jason, a faithful reader, tells me that the Super Hero Squad Show will be debuting on Teletoon (in Canada) a week earlier on Sunday, September 13. I'm not sure of the exact times yet, but I will let you know soon!

    Until then, enjoy these pictures (some of which make awesome desktop wallpapers)! My favourite is the above image with the Silver Surfer and the Human Torch.