Author: Jerry Whitworth

DC Comics Invades Hanna-Barbera

DC Comics Invades Hanna-Barbera by Jerry Whitworth   On March 29, 2017, the worlds of DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera are going to meet (outside the confines of Scooby-Doo Team-Up). Across four annuals being released simultaneously, Adam Strange will meet Jonny Quest (by Marc Andreyko, Jeff Parker, and Steve Lieber), Batman will meet Top Cat (by Dan DiDio and Phil Winslade), Booster Gold will meet the Flintstones (by Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna), Green Lantern will meet Space Ghost (by James Tynion IV, Chris Sebela, and Ariel Olivetti), and the Suicide Squad will meet the Banana Splits (by Tony...

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Young Justice: The New Gods of Supertown

Young Justice: The New Gods of Supertown by Jerry Whitworth   Since the announcement of Young Justice returning for a third season, no further news has emerged. However, it’s with little doubt this coming season will deal heavily with the New Gods. Children of the Old Gods of Urgrund whose planet split into two new worlds, namely Apokolips and New Genesis, the New Gods are ancient beings of vast power. Thus far, New Gods of Apokolips such as Desaad, Glorious Godfrey, and Darkseid have appeared (as well as their Earth-based organization Intergang) in Young Justice. Further, Young Gods of New Genesis...

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#WeLiveAgain: The Return of Gargoyles?

#WeLiveAgain: The Return of Gargoyles? by Jerry Whitworth   Following the success of #RenewYoungJustice in bringing back Young Justice for a third season, show runner Greg Weisman is trying to resurrect another of his cult favorite series… well, sort of. When Weisman was Director of Series Development at Disney’s Television Animation Division, he would be inspired by the series Adventures of the Gummi Bears and the film Gremlins to create a comedic series about little medieval creatures brought into the present. When that pitch was passed over, Weisman retooled the concept into what became Gargoyles. Featuring a clan of Gargoyles who are...

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Young Justice: The New Gods of Apokolips

Young Justice: The New Gods of Apokolips by Jerry Whitworth   While no further news has emerged regarding the return of the series Young Justice for a third season, with little doubt the New Gods of Apokolips will have a notable presence. Teased as an ally to the Light since the first season episode “Bereft” which introduced the character Sphere (a Super-Cycle from New Genesis), Young Justice would subsequently introduce Intergang (Apokolips’ Earth-based operatives), Desaad (Apokolips’ chief scientist), Glorious Godfrey (Apokolips’ propagandist), and inevitably Darkseid himself (ruler of Apokolips and its New Gods). Part of what is known as the Fourth World...

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Al Rio Tribute Book Returns To Kickstarter

Al Rio Tribute Book Returns To Kickstarter by Jerry Whitworth   Two years ago, the first volume of the Al Rio Tribute Art Book series was published via Kickstarter. Passing away suddenly in 2012, Al Rio made a career from producing “good girl art” having worked for DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Zenescope, and more. Likely best remembered for titles like Dv8 and Grimm Fairy Tales, Rio’s comic book career spanned sixteen years. Recently, a second volume of the Al Rio Tribute Art Book series emerged on Kickstarter which promises black-and-white and full color art of characters like Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl,...

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Top 10: Developments for Batman ’66/Wonder Woman ’77

Top 10: Developments for Batman ’66/Wonder Woman ’77 by Jerry Whitworth   Announced in October 2016, the hit television series-turned-comic Batman will crossover with another hit television series-turned-comic in Wonder Woman for Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77. Set to begin release digitally November 23rd and in print January 18th, the series will feature Ra’s al Ghul hiring Catwoman to steal a book for him in a story that will span decades as a World War II-era Wonder Woman met a young Bruce Wayne and beyond. The series will be co-written by Jeff Parker (Batman ’66) and Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman ’77)....

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