‘GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES’ PRODUCER GIANCARLO VOLPE EXPLAINS FOCUS GROUPS IN NEW COMIC
In his time working in animation, Giancarlo Volpe has worked on some of my all-time favorite cartoons. As a writer, director and animator, he worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender (including directing the pretty phenomenal series finale), King of the Hill, and most recently as the director of the JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time movie. As a result, you’d think he’d know a little something about how to make an exciting and enjoyable animated series, right? But it seems that even he can learn a lot from a focus group!
At least, that was the opinion of the studio during Volpe’s time as the showrunner for Green Lantern: The Animated Series, when he attended his first focus group run by the studio. On his tumblr, Volpe recounted the experience in the form of a comic featuring an appearance by Bruce Timm, and to say the least, it does not sound like a fun time.
By Chris Sims
With their unintentionally terrifying masks and bizarre plastic coverall-style suits, the Halloween costumes produced by Ben Cooper, Inc. have become downright iconic in American pop culture through sheer awfulness. From the ’50s to the ’80s, they were a staple of Halloweens across the country and are still valued as vintage collectibles, despite the fact that they are — and this is putting it nicely — hilariously awful. With Halloween just around the corner, we’re still feeling a little nostalgic for those mind-bogglingly terrible costumes of days gone by. That’s why today, I’ve picked out 10 Amazingly Bad Retro Halloween Costumes from the archives at the Wonderful Wonderblog!
Play Imaginative's Jim Lee-designed New 52 Justice League lineup continues to expand with a new Super Alloy Green Lantern boasting the line’s usual 12” scale, approximately 80% die-cast construction and heap of accessories set to arrive by the end of the year.
By Andy Khouri
Patients at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil don’t just get plain old chemotherapy. Oh, no. They get something much cooler. They get Superformula.
The hospital shares an ad agency with Warner Bros., JWT, and as a result of that connection the two worked together to create special comics and animated videos for child patients, as well as superhero-themed covers for IV bags. The halls of the children’s ward were redecorated with superhero logos, and the game room was turned into a full-on Hall of Justice.