Package shows: “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure” (plus Batman)

This week’s package show look is at “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure,” which ran from 1967 to 1968 on CBS, and was an expansion of the earlier 1966 series “The New Adventures of Superman.” I’ve discussed it before in a previous post, but figure it deserves its own look. Ditto its successor, “The Batman/Superman Hour,” … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Monica Rambeau

Monica Rambeau

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Monica Rambeau, a Marvel Comics superheroine. She’s undergone several alternate identities, including Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, and Spectrum. Monica first appeared in 1982’s “Amazing Spider-Man Annual” #16, and was created by writer Roger Stern and artist John Romita, Jr. Monica’s backstory states she was a lieutenant for the … Read more

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for November 2015

Back to the Future #2

Here’s a look at comics coming out from the non-Big Two companies for November 2015. Archie A full list of solicitations is available here. The Shield #3, on sale Nov. 18, $4 Jughead #2, on sale Nov. 18, $4 IDW A full list of solicitations is available here. Back to the Future #2 (of 4), $4 … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “Straight Outta Compton” #1 again

Straight Outta Compton

“Straight Outta Compton” is for the second week in a row the #1 film at the box office, thanks to a positive reception and lackluster new competition. The film earned $26.8 million (-55.5% from last weekend), bringing its totals to $111.7 million. Almost all of that’s from North America, as the film’s not been released overseas … Read more

Package shows: Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel

This week’s package show look goes back a bit further than usual. This time, it’s a look at 1965’s “The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show” and its respective supporting characters. The show debuted as an hour-long show on NBC in 1965, and aired on the Peacock network through 1967, with occasional split into separate half-hour shows. It’s … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Bane

Bane

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is the Batman supervillain, Bane. Bane (real name unknown) first appeared in “Batman: Vengeance of Bane” #1 (January 1993), and was created by writers Chuck Dixon and Doug Moench, and artist Graham Nolan. Bane’s backstory states he was born in the fictional, corrupt Latin American country of Santa Prisca. As … Read more

Anthony’s Marvel picks for November 2015

moon_girl_and_devil_dinosaur

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from Marvel for November 2015. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics All-New, All-Different Avengers #1, $5 All-New, All-Different Avengers #2, $4 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1, $4 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, $4 Ms. Marvel #1, $5 All-New Hawkeye #1, $4 Howard the Duck … Read more

Google’s next Android version will be named “Marshmallow”

Android Marshmallow

Google’s announced that version 6.0 of its Android mobile operating system will be named “Marshmallow.” For years, Google has named its Android versions mainly after various snack foods, all in alphabetical order: Alpha Beta Cupcake Donut Eclair Froyo Gingerbread Honeycomb Ice Cream Sandwich Jelly Bean KitKat Lollipop Marshmallow The news came with the release of … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for November 2015

Catwoman #45

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for November. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16, on sale Nov. 4, $4 (digital first) Superman: Lois and Clark #2, on sale Nov. 4, $4 Bizarro #6 (of 6), on sale Nov. 18, $3 Bat-Mite #6 … Read more

7 obsolete tech references in cartoons

In my latest bid to cash in on clickbait trivia, I thought I’d make a list of seven cartoons featuring technology references that nowadays are considered outdated, obsolete, or a head-scratcher for those under a certain age. The list is in no particular order. 1. The CB Bears CB radios were all the rage in the late 1970s. … Read more