By Chris Sims
Good news for fans of the Teen Titans cartoon: After the success of the shorts on the DC Nation block, Cartoon Network has announced that the half-hour Teen Titans Go! will premiere on April 27.
Like the shorts, the half hour show promises to skew a little more towards comedy than the previous Teen Titans cartoon, which occasionally got pretty dark once Deathstroke (AKA Slade) showed up and tried to murder a bunch of children. But, you know, that tends to happen in teenage superheroics.
By Ziah Grace
By Chris Sims
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how great it was that the “DC Nation” shorts on Cartoon Network put a spotlight onto some of DC’s lesser-known properties (like Amethyst), but occasionally, they swerve into entirely new takes on the stuff that’s already popular. Case in point, DC Nation Farm League, in which the JLA is reimagined as a bunch of animals hanging out on a farm. The first episode introduced us to Supermanatee, Wonder Wombat, and Shazham (a pig with a magic word, obviously), but now, things are getting a little darker.
This week, the Farm League returns with a focus on Batmongoose, voiced by The Brave and the Bold’s Diedrich Bader, as well as villains including Cat Cat, which might be the best idea ever.
Earlier this month, DC Nation fans were treated to two new shorts: One featuring Amethyst, and another starring Thunder and Lightning, the young (and kind of adorable) daughters of Black Lightning. They were both fantastic, and each got enough attention that they certainly warranted further installments. Fortunately, more were already in the can. An Amethyst follow up has already debuted, and now the DC Nation folks have released a teaser for the next Thunder and Lightning short, set to air this Saturday morning, along with new episodes of the soon-to-end Green Lantern and Young Justice cartoons.
By Andy Khouri
Ahead of its presentation to advertisers and promotional partners — known in television as “upfronts” —Cartoon Network confirmed what new and returning series will be on the slate for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. While such ComicsAlliance favorites as Adventure Time and Regular Show will return with new seasons and specials, it seems we’ll not see new installments of Green Lantern: The Animated Series orYoung Justice. But in happier superhero news, Cartoon Network announced the long awaited return of thePowerpuff Girls in a new CG-animated special, and the much anticipated Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! will finally make their premieres later this year.
By Chris Sims
Ever since the Free Comic Book Day solicitations came out and we discovered that Boom! Studios’ offering this year featured Mordecai and Rigby on the cover, we’ve been wondering if that would be followed up by an announcement of a full-on Regular Show comic book. Now, we have our answer… sort of. Today, Boom! Studios released one of their mysteriously cryptic visual press releases, featuring only silhouettes.
Fortunately, talking birds and raccoons are pretty easy to identify.