Minorities in cartoons: Alejandro (“Total Drama”)

Alejandro Burromuerto from "Total Drama World Tour"

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Alejandro, a character on Teletoon’s “Total Drama” series. Alejandro (full name: Alejandro Burromuerto) is introduced along with a few other new contestants during the series’ third season, “Total Drama World Tour.” “World Tour” features a giant race around the world (parodying “The Amazing Race”), for a prize of $1 million … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for October 2016

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #4 (of 6)

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for October 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #4 (of 6), on sale Oct. 5, $3 (digital first) DC Comics Bombshells #18, on sale Oct. 5, $4 (digital first) Future Quest #6, on sale … Read more

My thoughts on the success of “Pokemon Go”

Pikachu at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Since its release last week, “Pokemon Go” has become a huge phenomenon, having taken the country by storm. One reason might be to take our minds off of less-than-pleasant recent world events. Another is the game itself being enjoyable by many. It’s also a nostalgic throwback for millennials that grew up with “Pokemon.” I’ve usually been … Read more

Brexit leading to more expensive US comics in the UK?

Comic book shop display of comics and graphic novels

The recent vote by a narrow majority in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, now infamously known as “Brexit,” is one of the biggest news stories of 2016. As of this writing, it’s caused prime minister David Cameron to leave office, various Brexit supporters to back down on their level of enthusiasm, and … Read more

2015 comics sales top $1 billion; majority from trade paperbacks and graphic novels

Star Wars #1 (January 2015)

Once again, Comichron and ICv2 have released their annual joint report on the fiscal state of the comics industry. The good news is that 2015 was one of the best years in awhile; comics sales reached a record modern-era high of $1.03 billion, up 10% over 2014. Below is an infographic made by ICv2/Comixology, listing the … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Hero High”

"Hero High" cast

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Hero High,” a Filmation animated series that aired from 1981-82 on NBC. “Hero High” was about a high school for budding (but bumbling) teenage superheroes, where they learned the fine art of heroics and how to master their powers. (The same premise as the movie “Sky High,” but 25 years … Read more