By Chris Sims
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
Statistically speaking, at least one of you has to have two hundred grand burning a hole in your pocket, right? If so, it’s pretty much necessary that you buy a Batmobile this holiday season.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation teamed with the city of San Francisco earlier this month to to give five-year-old Miles “Batkid” Scott his chance to protect “Gotham City” from criminals, but the young hero’s mission continues.
This morning, the Batkid appeared on Good Morning America to protect rapper Pitbull from the Joker, and a group of artists from SF has even produced a digital comic about his heroic story. Batkid’s starting to give Bruce Wayne a run for his money.
By Chris Sims
There are a lot of things to love about Teen Titans Go, but the single best thing about it is how much there is to see in each episode. Well, no, sorry, that’s a lie: The best thing about it is that there are multiple episodes that end with the characters growing old and/or dying, but right after that, it’s definitely the show’s signature look. Art director Dan Hipp has been a ComicsAlliance favorite for as long as ComicsAlliance has existed, and now, he’s hard at work filling up the backgrounds of Teen Titans Go with some truly bizarre pieces of the DC Universe.
This week, we got what might be the single best gag of ‘em all, so we’re counting down our favorites from the series so far!
By Andy Khouri
In auspicious news for Daredevil fans, The Wrap is reporting that Drew Goddard is in talks to script the recently announced Marvel series for Netflix. Goddard earned high praise for his work directing and co-writing the horror hit Cabin in the Woods, and his involvement with Marvel’s Cinematic/Televised Universe makes sense given the studio’s close relationship with Joss Whedon, with whom Goddard has collaborated on Cabin in the Woods, Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Fresh off the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie, series creator Rob Thomas is teaming up with writer Diane Ruggerio to write the pilot for a show based on the Vertigo comic iZombie by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred.
The series is in development at the CW, as many TV projects based on DC properties are. Like the comic, the show would follow the exploits of a zombie med student named Gwen who has to eat brains to keep her human appearance.
By Chris Sims
This week, the first sesason of Batman: The Brave and the Bold was released on Blu-ray, marking the first time that the entire season of the Caped Crusader’s animated team-up has been available. That’s why we’re marking the occasion — because I will take literally any excuse to talk about BATB — by taking a look back at the highlights of those first 26 episodes.
If you’ve never seen it, or even if you have and are just getting ready to dive back in to all the HD goodness, then here are the bits and pieces to watch out for that made the show so great: The Ten Best Moments from Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1!
Even though Cartoon Network’s ThunderCats reboot never took off, the original animated series is retaining all of its nine lives with continued toys — this time from Funko. Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro, Mumm-Ra and, yes, Snarf are all getting figures as part of the Pop! Vinyl line.
It’s almost Halloween and that means three things are on everyone’s mind, costumes, monsters and monster costumes. You could spend your entertainment hours trying to get your fill of all that jazz through conventional methods, but I propose the more efficient alternative of living vicariously through The Power Rangers — or as I like to call them, mankind’s single greatest collective contribution to existence. After all, with their constant costumed monster slaying, they deliver all of the Halloween hotness a human requires. Regardless of whether or not you agree with that line of completely unreasonable reasoning, you should nevertheless take note of this list of essential Power Rangers Halloween episodes to watch from the franchise’s various seasons (which are all available to watch instantly on Netflix, by the way) after the jump.
Cartoon Network has pulled Beware the Batman off the air, even though it’s only been part of its Saturday morning schedule since mid-July. The next episode, which was scheduled for this Saturday, won’t be running.
Fans can hold out a little hope, though: Anthony Ruivivar, the actor who voices Batman on the show, Tweeted that it may return in January.