Teletoon Retro holds favorite cartoon characters poll (for Canadians only)

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Canadian cable channel Teletoon Retro is currently running a contest (limited to Canadians only, unfortunately) to vote for your five favorite cartoon characters. Teletoon Retro is a companion channel to Canada’s Teletoon (Cartoon Network’s Canadian analogue), airing reruns of older classic cartoons, similar to the US’ Boomerang. In Teletoon Retro’s case, however, they seem to … Read more

Comic review: Super Hero Squad #11

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Super Hero Squad #11 Written by: Todd Dezago (both stories) Art by: Leonel Castellani (first story), Marcelo Dichiara (second story) The first story in this issue starts off with the Squadettes—the She-Hulk, Wasp, and Tigra—rounding up a couple of criminals, only to find that the local media’s more interested in their counterparts, the Super Hero … Read more

Comic reviews: The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1, Tiny Titans/Little Archie #2 (of 3)

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The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1 Written by: Sholly Fisch Art by: Rick Burchett “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” gets rebooted with a new #1 (albeit pointlessly, as there’s no difference from last month’s issue), with this month’s issue featuring a team-up with a hero who’s been long overdue on the … Read more

DC’s new digital comics store and the state of digital comics

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Much like the current eBook trend, there’s also a trend toward offering digital versions of comic books. On the heels of Marvel’s similar service, DC Comics has opened a new digital comics store via digital comics service Comixology (who also run similar stores for most of the other major comic companies—Dark Horse, Archie, etc.): … Read more

DVD review: Turtles Forever

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This weekend, I watched the direct-to-DVD movie, “Turtles Forever,” an animated film starring 80s independent comics-turned-TV-sensations, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or in the UK, the Teenage Mutant *Hero* Turtles, renamed out of concerns over violence). As anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s recalls, the animated series about, well, four teenaged mutant … Read more

Cable TV alternatives

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Lately I’ve been looking over what I’ve been spending on my cable bill. After being notified that I’ll be seeing my cable bill raised next month by $16 (from $80 currently, for digital cable service with no specialty channels and a DVR, to $96), I’ve been pondering what it is I watch on TV, and … Read more

Comics review: Veronica’s Passport, Archie’s Haunted House

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This weekend, I’ve read two Archie trade paperbacks in their “Archie & Friends All Stars” series, “Veronica’s Passport” (volume 1 of the series) and “Archie’s Haunted House” (volume 5 of the series). The former is a compilation of stories from a storyline where in each issue, Veronica visits different countries, explores their customs, and has … Read more

Comic review: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #7

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Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #7 Written by: Paul Tobin Art by: Jacopo Camagni and Ronan Cliquet This issue sees that Peter’s injuries from the past several issues have apparently healed, as is demonstrated when he tests out his abilities in a game of super-powered “tag” with Kitty Pryde and…Wolverine? We then move onto the other plot … Read more

Black Friday 2010: the year we make contact (with the annual holiday shopping onslaught)

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Aside from the use of yet another “2010: The Year We Make Contact” pun (only a bit under two months of that left, folks), I’d also like to note that the holiday shopping season kicks off in three weeks with what the media and retailers have dubbed “Black Friday.” Black Friday refers to the day … Read more