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Top 5 on The Strip: Animated superhero cartoons

1. Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series The stan­dard bearer for mod­ern super­hero car­toons, Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series was gritty, dark and fresh off the suc­cess of Bat­man Returns. It’s well-drawn with a neat art deco style and the voice act­ing set … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Captain America: Civil War

Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War Mar­vel Stu­dios, 2016 A civil war worth fight­ing No, this isn’t the “Late Unpleas­ant­ness,” but Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War is a bit­ter bat­tle waged between broth­ers in arms. And it’s a fas­ci­nat­ing look at that bat­tle that … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 9

Death Note wrap­ping up in its usual suspense-filled way Schol­arly. Resource­ful. If I had to describe Light Yagami, I would use these words to char­ac­ter­ize him as well as to say that I could see him becom­ing a future min­is­ter … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character highlight #22: Iceman

Name: Robert Louis Drake Alias: Ice­man, Bobby Drake, Frozen One, Frosty, Drake Roberts, Ice­face, Ice­heart Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, X-Factor, Mur­der Cir­cus, Excel­siors, The Twelve, Cho­sen, Defend­ers, Secret Defend­ers, Cham­pi­ons Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Ice­man is clas­si­fied as an “omega-level mutant.” Ice­man can lower his … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #24: Get ready for the deluge of comic book movies

The del­uge of comic book movies these days is like heaven-sent mana for a geek like myself. The sheer vol­ume alone is over­whelm­ing, and the major­ity of them hap­pen to be good. I will prop­erly con­fess that I wasn’t antic­i­pat­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #14: Death Note

Series: Death Note Episodes: 1 to 6 Premise: A young man named Light Yagami is bored and incred­i­bly gifted men­tally. He’s look­ing for things to do out­side of hack­ing the national police data­base and is prepar­ing to go to law school for … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: Things wrong with the Super Mario Bros. movie

1. Their names aren’t Mario and Luigi Mario Accord­ing to the author­i­ta­tive guide to all things Mario – MushroomKingdom.net – the script called for the Mario Bros. to have a last name. The char­ac­ters were never given names in the … Con­tinue read­ing

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 8

L con­tin­ues to inspire jus­tice in Death Note Vol­ume 8 Four years after his death, the world’s great­est detec­tive L con­tin­ues to chal­lenge Light Yagami in the most intense  game of cat and mouse via his suc­ces­sors. Will L and com­pany … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: Super Mario Bros. Super Show & The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

Mario impresses in car­toon form Super Mario Bros. Super Show Vol. 1 When you’re able to have a live-action show and you’re a house­hold name through­out the world, you can afford to do what­ever you want and take what­ever licenses you want … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #23: Animated Mario has wins, losses over the years

Car­toons, to me, fall in the same sphere as anime and comic books. If you tell a good story, I don’t care what medium you choose to tell it in. If it hap­pens to be about some­thing I love, chances … Con­tinue read­ing

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