18 May 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Wonder Woman Credits

When the live action Wonder Woman series landed in 1976, like Batman a decade earlier, the series adopted an animated intro sequence. Unlike Batman, the series star ended up looking like an animated gorilla.

Second Arrow Trailer Hits the Web

Yesterday we were treated to a clip from Green Arrows upcoming series, today we got an actual trailer. The trailer shows hobo Arrow on the island and gives a bit of context for his turning vigilante. I have to say, it actually looks like it has potential.

17 May 2012

Arrow Has Found its Target - Now With Video

Arrow has found its time slot on Wednesday nights at 8:00 on the CW. Its been awhile since I used that channel. The show also has a brand new page on Facebook. There is footage now online, but I will embedded it here when that's possible. Lets just say Ollie hates tennis balls.

UPDATE: Video embedded below

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - It's All Greek to Me

Although Wonder Girl had appeared as a member of the Teen Titans, Wonder Woman never appeared during the heyday of Filmation's DC series. In 1972, Filmation finally got the chance to animate the Amazon in a rare crossover appearance on an episode of The Brady Kids.

16 May 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Caped Crusader Caper

Holy flying Flintstone Batman, its episode 200 in my quest to watch them all!!!
Since the swiveling house was such a hit a few months earlier, the second teaming of Batman and Robin with the Scooby gang introduced a swiveling bridge with a grumpy troll living under it. Who would have guessed that said troll was none other than the freaking Penguin?

15 May 2012

Onscreen History of Adam Strange

First introduced in 1958 in the pages of Showcase #17, the jet pack toting Adam Strange was a defender of the aliens on the planet Rann ala John Carter of Mars.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair

Its time for the one with the upside down house. 

14 May 2012

Marvel's The Avengers Aims To Infinity and Beyond

Disney must be feeling pretty good about their $4 billion investment in purchasing Marvel a couple years back as Marvel's The Avengers has already passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office thanks in part for its record breaking $103 million second weekend take in the US. With a few hundred million more likely, the gauntlet has been thrown down and Batman may have a tough time rising to the challenge. Either way, The Avengers performance has to be a good thing for the future of Superhero movies. The genre is as alive and well as it ever has been. Hopefully this will open the doors for the likes of the Flash, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League as well as for other Avengers like Miss Marvel, Ant-Man, and Black Panther. Its a good time to be a geek.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Metamorpho: The Element Man

If you could add just one more hero to the Filmation line-up it would naturally be Metamorpho: The Element Man. Well, believe it or not, a Metamorpho series was not only planned (as were series for Plastic Man and Wonder Woman), the dude actually got a pilot made - though no one has ever seen it. Here is some proof.