Today, in the Quantum Cave, we are screening the first few episodes of Wolverine and the X-Men. This is a show that was pulled off of the air far before its time. Well animated, and perfectly plotted, the series took a new spin on an old favorite. It wasn’t a continuation of X-Men: The Animated Series, nor was it related to X-Men: Evolution. The only thing unchanged between this iteration and the previous, Evolution, was the return of Meghan Black as the voice of Rouge. Along with that link to a previous show came the voice of Steven Blum, as Logan, to firmly anchor us into this new reality for the team. His voice gives the show a solid amount of gravitas from the very beginning.
I won’t get through the entire series today, we have a Back to the Future trilogy marathon planned, so I’ll jump forward and praise the finale. The show ended on such a strong note that it’s even more unfortunate that we didn’t get a second season. No spoilers if you haven’t seen it, but a nod and wink to those who did. Like Young Justice, this one deserves another shot.
Good news, everyone! Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3 begins on Friday, August 4th on Netflix 😎👍
If you haven’t seen this program, then you just don’t know what you are missing. I was 14 when Beast King: Go-Lion was repackaged as Voltron: Defender of the Universe for an American audience. I was into Anime, then known more commonly as Japanime, and anything with a Mech was right up my ally. The treatment wasn’t that great, but they didn’t have a lot to work with. That being said, I have fond memories of enjoying the show for what it was, and drawing the combined robot for a while.
You have a week, and a day from now, to fire up Netflix and catch up on the fun. If you don’t have Netflix, you can always purchase the first two seasons from Google Play (it’s far cheaper to sign up for Netflix for a month).
Watching this for the first time. It’s not bad. It is aimed at a younger audience. I am already digging the fact that the Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. are involved with the show. While I write this, I am also watching the show. At this point I won’t hold my breath for Dum Dum Dugan to make an appearance.
The Howling Commandos was one of the best things that Marvel has put out in years. Having said that, it was also a short lived title. So seeing some of them show up in the animated universe is a treat.
This direct to video presentation is entertaining enough, but don’t expect anything too deep. It’s fun for what it is. If you like Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Howling Commandos, and don’t mind simplistic plots, then this show is for you. It really is worth a watch.
This is a wonderful documentary on the full history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a great, and informative, watch. You can’t beat the rental price of $2.99 either. I was onboard the TMNT train back in 84, when I discovered the 2nd printing of issue number one at my favorite comic book shop, Comics & Comix, in Citrus Heights, California.
"Spider-Man is the biggest action hero in the world. He is an iconic
character whose duality makes him both relatable and aspirational for
the Disney XD audience," says Marc Buhaj, senior vice president,
programming and general manager for Disney XD. He promises "a fresh
take on a beloved classic that will engage both new and existing Spidey
fans with its compelling drama, exciting action and the signature sense
I just heard about this animated movie this morning. It’s supposed to be released this month and there is absolutely NOTHING on it. Just a small snipit on Marvel.com about it.
For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe,
Hulk gets his very own animated feature, "Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell"!
Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandos to explore some of the
uncharted corners of the Marvel universe.
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell was announced by Marvel Animation for a Fall release last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. No sneak peeks or plot revelations but who cares, it is more Hulk to fill the gap until Thor Ragnarok next year. With the Hulk being “killed” in the recent Civil War story I will take any real Hulk (not name Cho) that I can get. I am hopeful that they story will be well done – consider me anxious. The story will include Doc Strange which undoubtedly will be used to build up the hype for the Doctor Strange movie in November.
More news below via Marvel and Newsarama links:
“For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, Hulk gets his very own animated feature, “Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”! Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandoes to explore some…
The CBS Special graphic. There are a few things in my childhood that created instant excitement for me. One was the 20th Century Fox fanfare, even today whenever I hear it expect to See “A Long Time Ago…” right after. The next was the CBS “Special” graphic. It mostly signified that a holiday special was going to be presented OR just a random animated show, such as The Hobbit, Riki Tiki Tavi, or Puff the Magic Dragon. Back in those days we had three main networks, one PBS, plus one or two UHF channels on TV. Cartoons were regulated to Saturday mornings or an after school block of programing. I can’t relay the amount of joy that I had upon seeing this. I looked for a decent version of it and found none in an image search, so I made on myself. It isn’t exact but I think it will do nicely if anybody requires one ^_^
The Geeks over at Den of Geekput together this reader’s guide last year. Now is the time, with the movie coming out, to get caught up on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme. As a character concept, I’ve always loved Doctor Strange. He has a great design, a smashing origin and, with Ditko’s art, some wild adventures. The books after the 1970’s have fallen flat for me from time to time while the animated feature from 2007 was a great adaption that I enjoyed. With the new movie on the horizon I am anticipating a great visual mind bender.
While you wait for Benedict Cumberbatch to hit screens in the Doctor Strange movie, we’ve got all the Marvel Universe comics to check out.