Author: Jerry Whitworth

Young Justice: Interview with Christopher Jones

Young Justice: Interview with Christopher Jones by Jerry Whitworth   Since the announcement of the return of Young Justice, fans have eagerly awaited any more news about the upcoming season. While the cast recently began recording voicework for the series, many have been left to wonder if the upcoming season will also have an accompanying comic book series as it had in the past. Online, Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman, who also wrote the comic tie-in, and his collaborator on the comic in artist Christopher Jones have advocated for DC Comics to publish a new series seemingly, thus far,...

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Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean

Big in Japan!: Interview with Tres Dean by Jerry Whitworth   For almost twenty years, Joey Ryan has performed as the sleaziest professional wrestler in the world. Sporting his trademark sunglasses, white sports jacket, Hawaiian trunks, cherry lollipop, coiffed hair, trimmed mustache, and baby oil glistening, tanned, hairy torso, Ryan became a viral sensation when during a match he employed a suplex on opponent Danshoku Dino in Japan’s DDT Pro using only the strength of his penis. Subsequently, Ryan would acquire the title of King of Dong Style and become sponsored by the website YouPorn and his penis-based suplex...

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Review: Iron Fist

Review: Iron Fist by Jerry Whitworth   Announced back in 2013, the final solo series in Netflix’s first wave of Defenders interconnected streaming shows would premier March 17th in Iron Fist. Following Daredevil (which has run two seasons thus far), Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage and set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Fist tells the story of Danny Rand, a young boy orphaned in a plane crash and adopted by monks. After fifteen years trapped in the mystical land of K’un L’un, Rand comes back to New York City to return to his former life wielding the powerful Iron Fist technique earned...

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Ninja Turtles: In Memoriam

Ninja Turtles: In Memoriam by Jerry Whitworth   Recently, Nickelodeon would announce the upcoming fifth season of the CGI-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the series’ last. Premiering in 2012, this third animated television series based upon the comic book created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984 was developed by J.R. Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, and Ciro Nieli. Longtime television writers who have known each other for decades, Ventimilia and Sternin would depart the series after the first season leaving Nieli to be the primary vision for the show throughout its run. Likely best known for...

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Make It So: DC – The Manga Universe 2

Make It So: DC – The Manga Universe 2 by Jerry Whitworth and Matt Eldridge   Over three years ago, tackled a concept for a manga re-imagining of DC Comics. Characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Cyborg were given an Eastern spin with an inspired flair from the likes of Dragon Ball, Kamen Rider, Urusei Yatsura, Super Sentai, Durarara!!, and Astro Boy. Noted elsewhere (specifically several of the linked articles in the previous sentences), the connection between American and Japanese comics are not so vast. Indeed, Osamu Tezuka, the father of manga (and creator of...

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Let’s Get Dangerous: Interview with Aaron Sparrow

Let’s Get Dangerous: Interview with Aaron Sparrow by Jerry Whitworth   Aaron Sparrow, the writer for Joe Books’ Darkwing Duck series, corresponded with Comic Art Community about his career, his love of Darkwing, the return of the character at Boom! Studios and now Joe Books, and the future of the title. Aaron, for those that maybe unfamiliar with your work, could you tell us a little bit about your career up to this point? Aaron Sparrow: Career? Is that what we’re calling it? I usually describe it as a series of unfortunate events. (laughs) I joined Tokyopop...

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