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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: 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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Strip Talk #18: Days of Future Past isn’t a reality fast enough

  It’s no secret that I favor Mar­vel over DC in the grand scheme of comic book things. I always have: I began watch­ing X-Men: The Ani­mated Series almost as soon as the show began air­ing, and I’m far more … Con­tinue read­ing

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Character Highlight #17: Rogue

Name: Anna Marie Affil­i­a­tion: X-Men, Avengers Unity Divi­sion, Sal­vagers, Lights, Advo­cates Squad, X-Treme X-Men, X.S.E., Broth­er­hood of Evil Mutants Spe­cial abil­i­ties: Rogue has the abil­ity to absorb the tal­ents, knowl­edge, mem­o­ries, per­son­al­ity and abil­i­ties of a per­son that she comes into … Con­tinue read­ing

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Strip Talk #17: When the X-Men ruled the weekend

I grew up in a house­hold where Sat­ur­days were prized affairs of lazi­ness and doing absolutely as lit­tle as pos­si­ble. Mostly, we sat around read­ing romance nov­els (my mom), play­ing cards or board games or doing a lit­tle house­work well … Con­tinue read­ing

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Anime Lounge #05: Kaicho wa Maid Sama

Series: Kai­cho wa Maid Sama Episodes: 1 to 12 Premise: Mis­aki Ayuzawa is the stu­dent coun­cil pres­i­dent at a for­merly all-boys high school. She also works at a maid cafe on the side to earn money to sup­port her fam­ily. Mis­aki has … Con­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on The Strip: The Super family

  Super­man — The Man of Steel him­self is prob­a­bly the best incar­na­tion of the super fam­ily. He was the orig­i­na­tor of the series and thus car­ries the name on when other incar­na­tions drop in and out of the DCCon­tinue read­ing

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Top 5 on the Strip: Spider-Man’s weirdest foes

J. Jonah Jame­son What’s the deal with some dude putting your pay­check in your hands and then con­stantly snatch­ing it away because he wants to fire you on a whim? We couldn’t work for J.J. Sim­ply put, there’d be a … Con­tinue read­ing

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Property review: TMNT Vol. 1 (1987 animated series)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles Vol. 1 Lion­s­gate Home Enter­tain­ment, 2004 Tur­tles fight bare bones DVD True chil­dren of the ‘80s will tell you that one of the things imprinted in their mem­ory is what they watched on tele­vi­sion. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur­tles … Con­tinue read­ing

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