FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY Set to Introduce the First Gay Lead Superhero to CW

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Today, CW announced that their digital network, CW Seed, would adapt the story of the classic DC Comics character The Ray in a new animated series called Freedom Fighters: The Ray.  The cartoon, executive produced by Arrowverse masterminds Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, will feature the first gay superhero lead. In addition to his cartoon, The Ray […]

Dash Shaw’s animated film about high school to be shown at two acclaimed film festivals

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Add comics formalist/experimenter Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button) to the list of cartoonist/movie directors: his animated film My Entire High School is Sinking Into the Sea will debut at be shown at both the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (its world premiere) and New York Film Festival (NYFF). Pretty prestigious places to be shown. Shaw […]

SDCC ’16: Samurai Jack creator drops details of show’s return

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It’s been over a decade since Samurai Jack aired, but an ending for the series – in the form of a movie or otherwise – has been on creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s mind since. After last year’s announcement that the series would finally return with a fifth season, Tartakovsky sat down with press at SDCC to explain what that return would look like and what brought it about.

SDCC ’16: Teen Titans Go! – It gets weirder

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Teen Titans Go! has been entertaining fans for three seasons. It continues to make audiences laugh by taking the beloved characters from the original Teen Titans series, which at times took on a serious tone, and putting them in ridiculous storylines.

During interviews at SDCC this year, the cast members and producers chatted about the absurdity and humor of the show, and why audiences need it now more than ever.

Joyce Brabner is putting on a Comixcast from the Republican National Convention – and you can help

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This year’s Republican National Convention (held July 18-21 in Cleveland) promises to be a spectacle of unsurpassed Marvels. Either it will be the greatest reality show episode of all time, as a TV pitchman is crowned with the nomination; or a Game of Thrones-style melee of cutthroat political intrigue that will leave the Grand Sept […]

Luke Pearson’s Hilda is coming to Netflix

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Whaaa-at!!! When I first saw this profile of Luke PEarson in The New Yorker, I was pleased as punch. I called Pearson one of the best emerging cartoonists when I first saw his work four years ago and since then he’s definitely emerged are a best selling author. But then I got to the third paragraph with the huge news that Pearson’s Hilda series is being adapted as a 12-episode animated series set to debut on Netflix in 2018. The series will be based on the first four Hilda books, all published by Nobrow. The series will be produced by Silvergate Media (The Octonauts and Peter Rabbit.)

Civil Rights Saga MARCH is becoming an animated series

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Announced by Charleston Immersive & Interactive Media today, the production company has optioned Top Shelf’s March for adaptation into an animated series, along with developing related interactive educational products. No release date was announced at this time. The March series, which currently set as a trilogy, is penned by Civil Rights Icon, Congressman John Lewis, […]

DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

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DC Universe announced today they’ve accepted an “R” rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.