Other than being a mouthful, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise is a three part graphic novel series by Dark Horse Comics that helps fill in the 70 year gap and acts as a bridge between Nickelodeon’s ATLA cartoon and their new Legend of Korra series.
Continuing on from the climactic ending of the first issue, the second part of the trilogy follows the Gaang as they decide how to deal with the growing problems of the Fire Nation colonies that remain in the Earth Kingdom and how this will ultimately effect the previous issues’ Harmony Restoration Movement, as Fire Lord Zuko has just withdrawn his supremely Fire Lordy support. Specifically, the 100 year old colony of Yu Dao, a western Earth city that was colonized by the Fire Nation. Though Zuko’s withdrawal from the Harmony act puts the Fire Nation citizens of Yu Dao in an incredibly tight spot, I can’t help but feel that he is the only one troubling himself enough to take a closer look at Yu Dao and learn what the citizens themselves want.
Within the first two pages, our favorite foursome decide to split up, as the extreme overuse of the word “sweetie” between Kataang puts the readers and Sokka both on edge. To get rid of his oogies, Sokka decides to join Toph to see her new school, The Beifong Metalbending Academy. And there was much rejoicing of Tokka shippers.
Upon arrival, Toph realizes that her school has been uprooted and replaced by the return of Master Kunyo’s Firebending Dojo. Kunyo scoffs at the mention of the word ‘metalbending’ and Toph quickly demonstrates her Sifu status, much to the shock of the Firebending students. As expected, our favorite spunky Earthbender is ready to fight for her right to teach stuff, and easily accepts Sokka’s suggestion of the building going to whichever teaching method is found to be most effective. Though it was the mature thing to do, I wish that Sokka hadn’t intervened and let Toph and Kunyo battle it out. A matching scarf would look great with his newly metalbent sword hat.
Back in Ba Sing Se, Katara and Aang meet Hei-Won, co-president of the “Official Avatar Aang Fan Club.” Can I quietly drop in how deep my love is for the fact that everything, absolutely everything Hei-Won says ends in, like, a question mark? Genius. Though it acts as mostly lighthearted filler to the overall darker tone of part two, it was a welcome giggle and nice to see that Aang is still able to have fun in the midst of growing up, even if Katara’s jealousy puts a damper on the whole experience. Not so happy pairs in this part, eh? Katara is jealous of Aang, Zuko tells all the lies to Mai, even Sneers upsets his new Earthbending-yet-Fire-Nation girlfriend, Kori. At least Toph finally gets her life changing field trip, even if it wasn’t with Zuko.
Ozai reminisces about young Zuko and oddly enough offers up some sage, Iroh-like wisdom about Zuko’s apparent indecisiveness. While Zuko is still so conflicted and allows his emotions to get the best of him at every turn, Ozai has been in this position before and is correct in his assessment of the Earth King’s actions. This whole humanizing Ozai thing is kind of creeping me out.
Zuko is still not confident enough in himself to support the decisions he feels are right as Fire Lord. Critics just assume this is poor character development, but arguably, when you live for sixteen years struggling to see the world in black and white, right and wrong, you’re going to come to roadblocks along the way. To think that Zuko will be able to put aside his demons so easily now that he’s a part of the Gaang is to really simplify the character. “Oh hey, Aang is my friend now, I’ll just follow suit in whatever he does!” Zuko is starting to realize that Aang may be the Avatar, he may have done amazing things, but he is still just a boy. Zuko’s trust in himself is something that he needs to grow into, and he certainly will have lapses in judgment and regress back to his comfort zone. I feel that it is a good move on the writer’s part to make this a point in Zuko’s journey of self discovery and hopefully lead him on the path to trusting in his own instincts in part three.
Major WTF Moment: Suki?! Zuko?! …ZUKI!? SUZUKI!
Best Line: “Normally I’d pummel you for hitting me in the butt, but in this case, good job!” Pretty much every line Toph has is gold.
Most Interesting Character: Ozai, hands down. Moral grey areas are my favorite parts of any villain.
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise, Part Three hits bookstores both tangible and interweb on October 3, 2012!
In a surprise move, the MTV Movie Awards not only announced a new interactive way to vote for your favorite categories such as Best Fight and Best Kiss, but have taken a cue from The Hunger Games and lumped together the guys and the gals for their brand new category, “Best Hero.”
Jennifer Lawrence is repping the ladies as a Hero (not a heroine!), with her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games currently holding down second place in the brand new category, and as of right this moment… 7,498 votes behind He-Who-Can-Be-Named, Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe. Not that I’m keeping count or anything.
The inclusion of the Best Hero category puts Lawrence herself in the running at four solo nominations (Best Hero, Best Female Performance, Best Kiss with Josh Hutcherson and Best Fight with Josh Hutcherson and Alexander Ludwig) and The Hunger Games as a whole at 9 nominations total, including the coveted Movie Of The Year category.
Voting for all categories but MOTY and Best Hero ends on Saturday, June 2nd, with voting for those two continuing all the way through the LIVE airing on Sunday, June 3rd until 9:00 PM ET. You can cast your vote for all categories online by visiting the MTV Awards page, or vote for Best Hero by simply tweeting with the hashtag #votekatniss! You can also check the Best Hero #vote tracker to check how your favorite bow slinging hero is stacking up against her competition!
The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. And with so many total nominations, it looks like the odds are ever in her favor at this years MTV Movie Awards!
Stan Lee. Patrick Stewart. Summer Glau. George Perez. Kevin Conroy.
DALLAS COMIC CON!
This star studded event demolished Ben Steven’s previously anticipated “hopeful” goal of 15,000 with around 20,000 – 25,000 comic fans lining the walls and prompting the convention itself to apologize for nearly doubling the capacity of the Irving Convention Center! Though we here at IHOGeek, especially our Dallas natives ladyvader99 and killerrqueen, are no stranger to the chaotic nature of cons in general, pulling up to the convention center an hour after their scheduled opening time of 11am was extremely surprising. Luckily, being shoulder to shoulder with our cosplaying bretheren was distracting enough that time flew by and, before we knew it, our autographs were collected and we squished our way to various stands.
There was the usual convention fare: dealers specializing in rare figures, gorgeous prints to be signed by Captain Picard or art legend Perez, comics by the long box, artists pimping their particular brand of crack (i.e. prints we must buy), and on the fourth floor, a company called Big Freeze had set up a platform that took fucking amazing 3D action photos of cosplayers and con-goers. Click here to see an example of their craftmanship featuring local cosplayer, Lhars Ebersold. Hint: She was the amazing Catwoman!
Not to be put out by the damper that was Friday, one shining moment of DCC Round Two was meeting Stan Lee on Saturday, something every geek dreams about! In a wonderful moment of connections forged and favors being asked, we were able to spend ten glorious minutes in the presence of Stan Lee. Energetic and with a flair leaning toward theatrical, Stan charmed the figurative pants off of us. With one leg swung over the arm of the chair, he regaled us with the tale of how he ended up co-running Comikaze Expo (yep, the same one we interviewed Regina Carpinelli about!). As our mini-interview came to a close, we turned our attentions to capturing photos of our fellow geeks in colorful costumes, but due to the utter mass of people crowding each and every hallway, finding an empty spot was nearly impossible. We decided to reconvene the next day in hopes of getting better coverage.
On Sunday, the lines were thankfully lessened and we felt less sardine-like as @ladyvader99 made her way to the Kevin Conroy (or as some may know, Bruce Wayne from Batman: The Animated Series) side of the convention in the hopes of acquiring an autograph and hearing a raspy rendition of “I am the night!” Unfortunately, this quest sadly failed as Conroy’s line was capped 20 people ahead of her after two hours of waiting. The absence of thousands allowed us to easily explore the rest of the convention and take many as many photos of wandering cosplayers as we could capture. Our discovery of the fourth floor photo exhibit, The Big Freeze, left us captivated. The Big Freeze exhibit consisted of a raised platform with well over a hundred mounted cameras that when triggered create a bullet time special effect, sometimes called the Matrix camera or 360 camera. The effect left us stopped in our tracks for a good half hour as many, many extraordinary photos were taken (our favorite being a fight scene between Deadpool and Dark Phoenix) Luckily, this is when we were also privy to an adorable chase scene between a tiny Robin cosplayer and an adult Joker cosplayer, another highlight of the day.
As the afternoon began to wane, we decided to try our luck with Firefly and Serenity actress, Summer Glau. While we were denied the time for an interview due to the multitude of people and Glau’s quickly approaching flight to catch, we were allowed to shadow the last half of her private autograph session. Summer Glau is as absolutely stunning in person as she is on film, a petite beauty with locks that fell in perfect waves. Someone make a tutorial on Summer Glau’s hair, STAT! As her session ended, we expected to be ushered out with the other media but surprisingly were allowed to linger and witnessed Laura Vandervoot coming in to meet and fangirl over Summer almost as much as we were doing ourselves! All too soon though, we decided to head out and ran into several of the gamer models for Charisma+2, including owner and founder, Yvonna Lynn (who was representing the warrior princesses dressed as Xena!) before heading out for the day.
Unfortunately, the moment that the convention was over, fans took to the Interweb/Facebook/Youtube to vent their personal frustrations on waiting 3+ hours for autographs and swag in a packed Dealer’s Room. Listening to fellow fans around us definitely shed some light on their experiences and expectations, though Con-goes need to expect the unexpected at times and remember that not every issue can be blamed on someone else. Stan Lee and Patrick Stewart, both previously scheduled for the entire weekend, ended up having to cut their visits short as their schedules changed which prompted a lot of attendees to shift the days they planned to attend to make sure they saw who they paid for. The conclusion of the convention saw numerous fans lodging complaints with the convention organizers, most notably a one hour long diatribe from YouTube user escottish140 personally directed to Ben Stevens, to the point where NBC sought out Dallas personality, cosplayer and long time Convention fiend, Taffeta Darling, to get her thoughts on the whole thing based on her initial response video to escottish140. You can also read the full article via Aggressive Comix HERE.
Despite the small slice of negativity, most fans realize that the mishaps, mistakes and mayhem of conventions is part of the excitement that leads us geeks to go there in the first place! If you attended DCC, what were the highlights of your experience? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our photos on FB!
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really hard to review something you love so much, considering that Saturday night’s airing of episode 7 of Game of Thrones, “A Man Without Honor”, was released almost a week ago. On the plus side, that means in less than 24 hours, I will get my next weekly helping!
First things first, though. Listen to this. Keep in mind that this video is NSFW – but if you’re at work, you shouldn’t be watching YouTube videos anyway. Carry on.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Congratulations! You will now sing this song every time you watch the opening credits. You’re welcome.
Following suit with my inability to review Game of Thrones properly, as made clear by my last review of episode 5, “The Ghost of Harrenhal” (which, let’s be honest, I watched at least three times and still took four days before I could push my jaw shut and sit down long enough to discuss the magic), Episode 7 had me so enthralled that when I went back to my notes for this review, there were literally 4 sentences. And not full sentences, mind you. Broken phrases were scribbled in a 12 year old’s illegible attempt at cursive so as not to miss anything on screen. Not sure if that means my reviews are getting worse, or the episodes are getting so much better as they go on that I’m left speechless. We’ll just go with the latter.
Whereas last week’s Episode 6 gave us beating, beheading, and bloodlust, HBO’s writers have toned it down a bit and given their actors a chance to flex their emotional range rather than their sword arm.
The episode starts on Winterfell’s self-proclaimed Lord By Conquest, Theon Greyjoy, who is taking a lesson from the Direwolves as he unsuccessfully tries to use pack mentality to his advantage and pull rank in his never ending quest to become a respected Alpha. Who let the She-Bitch Osha run off with the rest of the pack while he napped on fur. Theon, how are you an Alpha if you have no pack? Though he only shows up to open and close the episode, Theon’s line, “It’s only a game,” shows that the central theme of this episode is about growth.
Over in Harrenhal, where nightmares are forged by Hitler, Arya Stark is channeling her inner Trent Reznor and becoming a little too cocky in her lies. Tywin, of course, sees right through them. Who could miss that Arya is educated, quick of wit, and well spoken? Coupled with being found posing as a boy makes Tywin all the more intrigued, and he totally calls her out on all these things and more. Arya doesn’t bat an eye as Tywin recounts the history of Harrenhal, feeling out her boundaries as she corrects him on his lack of knowledge on the Targaryen lineage, pointing out that Aegon the First didn’t conqueror Westeros all by his lonesome. Arya mimics Tywin by giving him a lesson in the might of warrior women, specifically the two sister-wives Rhaenys and Visenya. Tywin takes this as a bit of an insult and is quick to fire back Arya’s way, mentioning that if she is going to pose as a lowborn or anyone else, she should play the part more convincingly, which is definitely a bit of epic foreshadowing for future events. The characters clearly have a mutual respect for each other and their scenes are headed into a father/daughter dynamic, with Tywin even going so far as to say Arya reminds him of his own offspring, Cersei. It’s very intriguing, as this is new territory that wasn’t included in the original story and makes me wonder how the two will eventually part ways.
Now, lot of book purists will disagree with my claim that changing minute details is not all that bad. Yes, in the books Arya is actually Roose Bolton’s cupbearer rather than Tywin’s. Yes, Sansa had nameless handmaids, Shae never brushed Sansa’s hair, Lady Talisa is not supposed to be a battlefield medic but in actuality Jeyne Westerling, Syrio Forel was actually bald and HARRY POTTER’S EYES ARE GREEN! Honestly though – who cares? Maisie Williams is nowhere near as “horsefaced” as Arya is described in the text. Does it make her performance any less brilliant when she does not have every single attribute her written character possesses? Take a deep breath, because the simple fact of the matter is that these details are interchangeable, and fans, we will never have a direct adaption because sometimes things that play out beautifully in text just don’t translate well to screen. And I say, the less Roose Bolton we see, the better!
He may be a Sworn Brother of the Night’s Watch, but Jon Snow certainly did consent to being Ygritte’s big spoon awfully fast. Jon and his Wilding have a verbal sparring match about seeing the world from a different point of view, with both being too stubborn to make an attempt. And a lot of emphasis is placed on Jon’s virginity, which Ygritte seems to find as hilarious as I do. Though Jon is adamant about “knowing how to do it,” he was unable to hide his blush and bone at every remark Ygritte threw his way, not only drawing his attention away from tracking his Brothers, but also making it all too easy for the Wildlings to spot him and hand him over to their King-Beyond-The-Wall, Mance Rayder, who we finally get to meet next episode. And I may or may not have done a little flail spasm and spilled my drink when Ygritte finally uttered her famous line, “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” Seriously, chills.
Poor Sansa. A lot of emphasis has been placed on her flowering since season one, and as she awakens from one nightmare, she is thrust into the reality of another, as she is now deemed fit to bear children for her beloved King Joffrey. Life in King’s Landing does not quite have quite the romanticism that Sansa was expecting, what with being a prisoner and branded a traitor to the realm, and the sudden arrival of Sansa’s Fertility Song definitely hits a sour note for her. I am filled with a mixture of pity, revulsion and understanding at Sansa’s reaction to the blood soaked sheets. As Shae comes in to check on the situation, understanding passes between them with a look. Though never mentioned in the books, I absolutely love the dynamic between Sansa and Shae, most especially because though there is a large social gap between the two, they can each recognize how similar their situations are. And all of the Sandor and Sansa (or San/San) shippers out there will squee in delight at their screentime together, though I can’t decide who looked the most uncomfortable upon Shae’s return from threatening the other prissy handmaiden with A DAMN BUTTERKNIFE. Shae, you are one hardcore lady.
Sandor does his sworn duty and hastens off to tell the Queen Regent all the messy details of Sansa’s reproductive activities, resulting in Cersei’s version of The Talk with Sansa, which immediately devolves into more of an awkward, “Your future husband beats brothel wenches, but he’s still my son, so let’s have a heart-to-heart!” type situation. Cersei’s lesson to Sansa in hardening her heart is a bit ironic considering most of Cersei’s power play tactics in the Game have been based on whims of emotion that happen to suit her at the time. But for all of Lena Heady’s bad acting during the riot in King’s Landing, she really shines in these touching moments with Sansa and also later in the episode with Tyrion. Lena gives Cersei a believably hard exterior, yet glimpses at her inner vulnerability when admitting she cannot control the madness of Joffrey. It’s a side of Cersei we’ve never seen before, and kudos to Heady for giving the viewer something to empathize with, because damned if we’ve had much thus far.
North of the Red Waste, HBO continues to fall short on their promise of a dragon-filled season 2, as Daenerys’ babies are still missing. Jorah Mormont continues his tactic of beating a dead Dothraki horse and once again tries to use his position as advisor to give Daenerys unwanted advice. Though Dany doesn’t need a lesson from Queen Cersei to convince her that trust will get you nowhere, Mormont insists that he is the sole person Daenerys can count on, which backfires as Dany starts to see him in a new light. Mormont begs to know how he can best serve her, swearing his allegiance with an underlying hint of desire, and Daenerys dismisses him to the tune of finding her dragons.
During Mormont’s search, he runs into the lovechild of Lady Gaga and Labyrinth’s David Bowie, the mysterious Asshai woman Quaithe, and she proclaims that though she did not steal the dragons, she will reveal the culprit and their whereabouts if Mormont swears never to betray Dany again. AGAIN. Keep that in mind, kids, it will come in handy next season. Meanwhile, Dany interrupts the Qarth Coup as she witnesses The Thirteen become The One via the warlock Pyat Pree’s magical assassin trick, which will ultimately force her into the House of The Undying if she ever wishes to see her dragons again. Frightened though she may be, leaving the little ones to the mysterious madman is not an option, and the viewers can rest assured that next episode we will see our beloved Mother of Dragons Dracarys that city to the ground, rage quit Qarth, and continue on her path to securing the Iron Throne.
All of these things, however, fall short in comparison to the climax of the episode. Jaime Lannister. I was under the impression the writers finally decided to show us a few more dimensions to Jaime’s character, given the events that are about to unfold, but NAY! Jaime has been desperately seeking an escape route out of the Stark’s camp, and a soultion arrives in the form of his cousin, Ser Alton Lannister, who holds Jaime on a pedestal and wets himself whenever Jaime looks at him in that special way.
Alton’s admiration is clear on his face, though Jaime’s brutality was unexpected and left me a bit shocked. I suppose you always have to have a clear cut villian when dealing with visual storylines, but the thing I love most about George R. R. Martin’s world is that it is entirely constructed in this moral grey area, where you can identify with almost everyone given the right incentive. Still, Jaime is a prisoner in an enemy camp with war going on, a sister who misses him up her skirts, and a nephew-son thing left to terrorize the Capitol. Also, his captor’s bannermen want to kill him for murdering a Karstark. He’s really running out of options at this point.
Catelyn’s lines were delived with such venom that you almost want to recoil away from the TV in fear, but their conversation about semantics proves to be my favorite of the episode. And by all accounts, Jaime does have points. How is it fair to be branded a Kingslayer when the king he slayed was roasting her Father-in-law alive in his armor? As Jaime throws Ned’s supposed infedility back in Catelyn’s face and she reaches for a Brienne’s sword, the viewer can see that Catelyn has a plan that extends further than getting revenge for Jaime’s harsh words. Though it is a bit of a transparent attempt at a cliffhanger, considering Catelyn wouldn’t go to so much trouble to save Jaime from the Karstarks just to have the satisfaction of ending his life herself.
Even more heart wrenching than dragon filled cries of the episode 6 finale, “A Man Without Honor” jumps back to where it began and shows the depths a Greyjoy will sink to in order to get the respect they feel they deserve. While Theon may believe that cruelty will frighten his foes into swearing him fealty, he does not consider the actions of burning those two little boys and what will rain down on him when word spreads from Winterfell. Though knowing where the story is ultimately headed, I’m sure we will see much worse than brunt children in all the closing credits from here on out.
Beautifully crafted dialogue that was smartly delivered by each actor.
The history of the Targaryen women!
Cersei’s maternal instincts show a little bit of the human side under the veneer. Also, candlelight is Lena Heady’s best light.
NO GLIMPSE OF JOFFREY!
“…I went to Willem Frey’s wedding?!”
I’m not a fan of any deviation that makes Jaime less likable.
Less Tyrion means less one liners from Bronn. And while we’re on it, no Gendry or Jaqen this episode. :[
Still no dragons!
Four out of five Arya smirks!
Maxim’s Gamer Girl has really been a hot topic around the Interwebs lately. When my roommate came upstairs and told me about the competition, my mind flew around about a mile a minute. A million different conflicting emotions were taking their turn in the forefront, from “I hate the term gamer girl” to “Awesome, fetishizing my hobbies.” and even a, “Great, another missed opportunity.”
But despite all the brain chaos, the resounding theme in my head was, “I can not win – I’m not good enough.”
So I didn’t enter. I watched as my roommate made her profile and my feed filled up with talk of objectification and the like, taking part in everything but the contest itself. And as I was editing my roommates video, I completely facepalmed myself. WHY exactly should I feel like I’m not good enough? The criteria of the contest is thus – a female who plays games. And though the term “gamer” is broad enough now that it includes even the casual videogame or playing Mario that one time, who cares? I have the two qualifications that were needed to enter the competition. Video games fill my shelves, and last I checked, I had a vagina. Combine newly not giving a fuck with a video bio, and the end result became “Why I Wont Win Maxim’s Gamer Girl!”Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
What happened next completely blew my brain. The video that I uploaded to Maxim and also IHOGeek’s YouTube exploded with people’s reactions. Some were negative, I got called a couple of names, there were underfed trolls running amok. But the majority of the responses were positive, from female gamers who understood to well the frustration that I was feeling when I made it.
I’m very new to this self promotion thing, and I never know what is and isn’t considered tacky. From where it stands now, the reality is that I wont win. But if everyone who took the time to watch the video would waste another two minutes and vote, things could change. You can vote once a day until May 25th if you visit http://www.maximgamergirl.com/killerrqueen. Do it for every time you’ve felt like an underdog yourself.
This week was full of lovey dovey, heart filled, candy coated goodness. Many of us, myself included, were in too much of a candy coma to update. But I did remember to make a note of my favorite things. Though it is a day late, without further ado I give you the best shit of the week! Er…last week.
What was your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day? IHOGeek’s was sitting down with our good friend and fellow blogger The Taffeta Darling and reviewing The Justice League of Pornstar Heroes: An Extreme Comixxx Parody for her segment on The Loud Idiots podcast, properly titled Taffeta Darling’s Month of Self Love. If the title isn’t obvious enough, it’s pretty much comic book porn starring your favorite tights-wearing heroes of DC. We decided, if the whole blogging thing doesn’t pan out, we’re going into comic porn. As consultants, you gutter minded sillies. Check out our YouTube for our favorite porn parts. The tiredness on our faces is from laughing until we couldn’t breathe anymore.
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If you didn’t catch the podcast, then perhaps your favorite thing about Fat Winged BabyArcher day spending the hours with Bioware’s highly anticipated Mass Effect 3 demo. We wont go into any details (because those can lead to spoilers) BUT – ohmagah. Mass Effect 3 will be released March 6th. In the meantime, let’s just watch this new trailer.
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With the month of love just about done for, that can only mean one thing. April is coming, and though we have a month and some change before the gratification of the Game of Thrones season two premiere, HBO has taken pity on our poor souls and gifted us with new official character posters! Not to be confused with their silly Valentine’s Photo Cards that were posted a day or so before via their Facebook… which may or may not have ridiculous taglines. My favorites? The two badassiest women, Arya Stark and Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen, complete with chilling quotes. Though the manboobs behind Dany have me chuckling a bit. But serious face! Game of Thrones premieres April 1st 2012 on HBO.
Speaking of the world of Westeros, designer Helmut Lang has haute couture and geekery combined as he claims to have used Game of Thrones as inspiration for his 2012 fall clothing line. Though the one sleeveless number seems a bit Lannister-inspired, the collection doesn’t go much further south than snowy Winterfell, with black leather and furs galore. I’m not sure how the Night’s Watch will feel sharing the Wall with runway models, given their vows.
Though details about the game have been swirling about the Interwebs for awhile, Square Enix has released a new trailer for the seventh installment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Unfortunately, the 10th anniversary is not coming with the legitimate, console version that we have hoped for, so we’re putting our money on a very epic ending within the next 5 years. Though I will say, TRON world looks fantastical.
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O lovers of silly cartoons, rejoice! Teen Titans is back on Cartoon Network! Well, sorta…
The New Teen Titansare a collection of small animated shorts that will run between full length episodes of the DC Nation programming block. The shorts feature the Titans in supercute chibi form and have even managed to snag all of the original voice actors. DC Nation kicks off on Saturday March 3rd at 10am. GO!
And speaking of amazing cartoons that didn’t last long enough but now have mini-sequel continuations based on fan demand, rounding up the list this week is news of Dark Horse’s newly released graphic novel, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise topping the Best Seller’s list. The canonical continuation of the story picks up where Avatar: TLA left off and will follow the journey of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph and Zuko as they reconstruct the broken relationship between the nations. Good thing they’re doing this before The Legend of Korra. I need to know what happens with Zuko and Ursa. Pick up part one of The Promise now! Or just wait, since part two wont be out until the end of May.