Author: Jerry Whitworth

How I Would Have Done It: Super Powers

How I Would Have Done It: Super Powers by Jerry Whitworth   One of the most notable toylines of the 1980s, Kenner’s Super Powers featured action figures, vehicles, and a playset modeled after DC Comics properties. The Hanna-Barbera Super Friends cartoon was resurrected to bring the show to television as Jack Kirby (who was involved in the toyline’s development) contributed to several comic book adaptations. Both the toys and cartoon were modeled closely after the work of José Luis García-López who provided style guide art for DC beginning in 1982 (which was the standard look to be followed in the comics...

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Top 10: Young Justice’s Suicide Squad

Top 10: Young Justice’s Suicide Squad by Jerry Whitworth   Since the announcement of Young Justice returning for a third season, no further news has emerged about the series. However, given the finale of the second season Invasion, undoubtedly the New Gods of Apokolips and Supertown will be involved. Chances are also quite good that a third season could see the arrival of the Suicide Squad to the show. Since the first season, elements of the Squad have been teased with the location of Belle Reve Penitentiary a focal point of the series (housing supervillains and acting as a cover for the Light under...

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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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