Useful Android apps for public transportation users

Like one out of five residents of the Seattle area, I take the bus to get to work. Since I don’t have a car, I also use the bus for errands, grocery shopping, and everything else. However, I’ll be the first to admit it’s not the most ideal means of travel for all situations. The bus … Continue reading “Useful Android apps for public transportation users”

It’s official: we’re getting “Space Jam 2,” starring LeBron James

After years of rumors and stalled proposals, a sequel to the 1996 Michael Jordan-meets-Looney Tunes film “Space Jam” has finally been greenlit. Taking the long-retired Jordan’s place is current basketball mega-star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Directing the film and co-writing the script is Justin Lin, who directed four of the “Fast and the … Continue reading “It’s official: we’re getting “Space Jam 2,” starring LeBron James”

2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners in animation

This weekend saw this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards take place. The Creative Arts Emmys were awarded on Friday, and the remainder of the Emmys were given on Sunday. For unfortunate reasons, this year’s ceremonies weren’t televised or streamed online, supposedly out of cost-related reasons. In this day and age, there shouldn’t be an excuse to not at least stream … Continue reading “2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners in animation”

Cable TV boxes face new FCC rules, other challenges

A recent survey by Leichtman Research Group reports that 65% of US households have at least one TV set connected to the Internet. This includes smart TVs (TVs with streaming media apps built in), video game consoles, Blu-Ray players, and streaming devices (Rokus, Apple TVs, etc.). This number’s gone up from 44% in 2013. It … Continue reading “Cable TV boxes face new FCC rules, other challenges”

Comic strips and webcomics I’m reading (spring 2016)

It’s time for another look at what comic strips and webcomics I’m currently reading. While it’s similar to my previous list of comics last fall, there have been some changes. Note despite several below being newspaper strips, I read all of my comic strips online. I use either the Feedly RSS reader or updates via … Continue reading “Comic strips and webcomics I’m reading (spring 2016)”

Minorities in cartoons: Poison Ivy

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Poison Ivy, a longtime Batman nemesis. Poison Ivy (real name: Pamela Isley) first appeared in “Batman” #181 (June 1966), and was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff. Poison Ivy’s origin has varied over the years, and across media. For most versions, Dr. Pamela Isley (a botanist and … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Poison Ivy”

Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion

As of Thursday morning, it’s been made official: Comcast will buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion. This will be a very big deal for both companies involved, as well as the animation media landscape. For DreamWorks, it’ll mean more breathing room to turn its movie efforts around, plus the support of a large media conglomerate behind … Continue reading “Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion”

Anthony’s trade paperback and graphic novel recommendations (spring 2016)

I thought it might be useful to offer up a post listing recommended trade paperbacks and graphic novels, all compiled from my comics solicitations posts for the period from January to March 2016. I’ve also added a few suggestions based on the New York Times’ graphic novel best seller list. Given the popularity and evergreen nature of graphic … Continue reading “Anthony’s trade paperback and graphic novel recommendations (spring 2016)”

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for July 2016

Here’s a look at what non-Big Two comics are coming out in July 2016. IDW A full list of solicitations is available here. Jem and the Holograms #17, $4 Jem and the Holograms Outrageous Edition Oversized Hardcover (HC), $50 Back to the Future #10, $4 Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #3 (of 5), $5 … Continue reading “Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for July 2016”

Who are the top 10 wealthiest comic characters?

Recently, I wrote a post addressing some site’s infographic about whether Superman is actually richer than Batman, accounting for his Kryptonian artifacts (plus some other odd assumptions). Of course, it ignores the even bigger debate among comic fans: who is the wealthiest character? There’s been plenty of people debating or trying to calculate such. This … Continue reading “Who are the top 10 wealthiest comic characters?”