Get ready to be ‘Static Shock’ with the release of the complete third season of the beloved animated series. The two-disc package is available on wb.com/warnerarchive and online retailers. It’s a great series that I watched back in the 2000’s and perfect to revisit or introduce to new fans aka kids or new to the geek world before seeing Black Panther <grrr>
“In the third season, everything sort of got spruced up,” recalls LaMarr, known far and wide for his voice performances in Samurai Jack, Futurama and Family Guy, and his live-action roles for MADtv and Pulp Fiction. “The writing was just as good as ever, but they really raised the stakes. Static’s costume went from homemade to a legitimate super hero costume, Richie became his own super hero in Gear, and that meant there was less sitting back at headquarters – we started going on a lot more duo-action adventures.”
Static Shock – Toys in the Hood (S3 E9)
“Moreover, it was so great to finally have a black super hero who didn’t have ‘black’ in his name. I could relate to him. Here’s a kid who is smart, who’s trying to do the right thing, dealing with relatable problems whether it was family or school or friendships. Despite that fact that it was a cartoon that revolved around super heroes, it felt real to me.”
Phil LaMarr starred as Virgil Hawkins/Static for the entire series run and the release of the third season saw a major shift in the show with important guest appearances, upgrade to his tech and integration in the overall universe. Static got a new costume, Richie his BFF/partner-in-crime-fighting became the super hero Gear and the duo fought crime with some major baddies. All of this feels like a direct line to the upcoming Black Panther since Static ‘returned to Africa’ to find his roots, teamed up with the Justice League and Superman. LaMarr & Marsden worked together on the Disney animated series ‘The Weekenders’ which really made enriched their chemistry as friends IRL and animation!
Static Shock & Gear
“Static Shock provided a second opportunity to play partners and best friends – which was great because we were already good friends,” LaMarr says. “Our friendship on the show was authentic. And there’s nothing better than getting paid every week to work with your friend.”
LaMarr’s connection to Static appealed to him in so many ways as a fan and as someone who was once a black teenage boy. “As a comic book guy, Static was a dream come true – a character who really felt real to me,” LaMarr says. “I always thought Static would be what I would be if I got powers as a teenager. I loved Spidey and Bats, but I never wanted to be them. There are tortured souls, and everything they do is informed by that guilt. For Static, the worst problem was having to do his homework.
Static Shock: The Complete Third Season featured numerous guest performances from actors as acclaimed and diverse as four-time Emmy Award winner Alfre Woodard (Miss Evers’ Boys, Desperate Housewives, Hill Street Blues), Emmy Award winner Roscoe Lee Browne (Logan’s Run, The Cowboys), Brock Peters (To Kill A Mockingbird, Soylent Green), Golden Globe winner Terence Stamp (Billy Budd, Superman), three-time Emmy Award winner Jean Smart (24, Garden State), Bud Court (Harold & Maude, M*A*S*H), Dennis Haysbert (24, Major League), Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight), T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (In Living Color, That’s So Raven), Danica McKeller (The Wonder Years), Phil Morris (Smallville), Charles Rocket (Moonlighting), Sean Patrick Thomas (The District), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect), Bumper Robinson (The Game), David Faustino (Married With Children), Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), David Arquette (Cougar Town), Tia Texada (Third Watch) and rapper Romeo Miller.
Also performing guest roles during Static Shock: The Complete Third Season are the voices of Warner Bros. Animation’s core group of DC Super Heroes, including actors from Batman: The Animated Series (Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Arleen Sorkin, Robert Hastings) and Justice League/Justice League Unlimited (George Newbern, Carl Lumbly, Maria Canals Barrera, Michael Rosenbaum), as well as Phil LaMarr himself as the voice of Green Lantern/John Stewart.
Static Shock, Gear & the Justice League
“The crossover episodes with the Justice League were so much fun for me – it was great to feel like Static Shock was part of the legacy of the super hero entertainment that I grew up watching and reading,” LaMarr says. “Associating Static with the Justice League sort of legitimized our little show, putting Static on the same level as supers like Batman, Green Lantern and all the rest. Plus getting to act again alongside my Justice League acting pals – Maria Canals Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, Carl Lumbly, Michael Rosenbaum, George Newbern, Kevin Conroy – was a blast, especially because now they were coming to MY house. It was actually a little weird because we were sitting in the same chairs as we always did when recording Justice League – but now I had more lines. Of course, I had two different characters – Static and Green Lantern John Stewart.”
LaMarr said the dual role – which put him in the unusual position of recording two characters talking to each other – was the first time he encountered that situation in his career.
“I thought the writers wrote those scenes as a challenge for me,” LaMarr recalls. “At least they didn’t have them singing harmony or something crazy like that!”
Static Shock: The Complete Third Season features an all-star lineup of writers behind the scripts: Paul Dini, Dwayne McDuffie, Len Uhley, Ernie Altbacker, John Semper, Courtney Lilly and Adam Beechen. For the Static-Superman team-up episode entitled “Toys in the Hood,” Semper crafted a story that was written by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).
An episode entitled “Static in Africa” saw the Hawkins family on vacation in Ghana, where Static teams with a legendary African folk hero to combat a group of bandits. The episode was particularly important to LaMarr.
Static in Africa
“Static in Africa was a blast for so many reasons,” LaMarr recalls. “It was a thrill to work for the first time with Michael Jai White and Roscoe Lee Browne, as well as my Justice League castmate Carl Lumbly. Carl and Roscoe are guys whose work I’d seen growing up, and to share a studio with them was fantastic.
“Moreover, it was really cool to be able to explore our roots in a Saturday morning cartoon. I had never seen contemporary Africa on Saturday morning – an Africa that was not unlike our own world. We have super heroes, they have super heroes. Africa wasn’t showed as exotica – it was a world where people like us live. And to me, that was a great part of Static Shock. It wasn’t about that Static was black; but he was black. His life, his world – those were real. And that kind of normalization is what’s key to true diversity.”
The Static Shock: The Complete Third Season two-disc set includes the following animated episodes:
Hard As Nails
Static in Africa
The Usual Suspect
A League Of Their Own, Part 1
A League Of Their Own, Part 2
Romeo in the Mix
Toys In The Hood
The Parent Trap
Blast From The Past
Disc Two also includes the Superman: The Animated Series episode entitled “Obsession” (Season 3, Episode 4), which ultimately served as a prequel to the Static Shock episode, “Toys in the Hood” and spotlighted the first meeting of Superman and Static, featuring the voices of Tim Daly (Superman), Nancy Travis (Darci Mason), Bud Cort (The Toyman) and Joely Fisher (Lana Lang).
Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Americanization of Emily, The Big Sleep, The Great Race, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor/Victoria and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as Longmire (on Blu-ray), Alice and Family Matters (on DVD) to feature-length animated films, including the recent Blu-ray release of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by recent Blu-ray releases such as Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.
I was a HUGE fan of this series and am so happy it will now be available for me to fangirl as well as introduce to my young relatives. Leave a comment below on your favorite episode and whom you plan to introduce to Static!
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You can complete your DC Universe Original Movie collection with the 10th Anniversary Collection out on August 15th (Digital) and November 7th (Blu-Ray) from Warner Bros Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment. The collection will comprise of all 30 animated films and a All-New special feature exclusive to the box set.
It’s been ten years of animation with heroes and villains comprising a DC Universe for fans of all ages. What is included in the box set is 30 films, 5 animated shorts, new special features andexclusive collectible items.
The first animated film was Superman Doomsday that came out in 2007 that is the bedrock and inspiration of the DC library animated film universe. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation work together to create DC Super Hero stories (Superman Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: The Killing Joke) to films inspired by themes from within DC history (Batman vs. Robin was inspired by “The Court of Owls,” Superman vs. The Elite was inspired by What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way) to original stories (Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman and Harley Quinn).
The DC Universe Original Movies: 10 th Anniversary Collection will include all 30 films – from Superman Doomsday to the all-new Batman and Harley Quinn, as well as newly releasedcommemorative editions of Wonder Woman and Justice League: The New Frontier. The 32-disc box set will also include all five “DC Showcase” animated shorts – The Spectre, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, Catwoman and Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. The details of the special features will be announced later this summer.
“It’s been an amazing journey from the initial concept of bringing comic book pages to screen to the completion of 30 animated films spotlighting the mesmerizing characters and stories of the DC library,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We are proud to celebrate this first decade of filmmaking with an impressive box set filled with exciting extras beyond these stunning films themselves.”
The 30-film DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray):
1. SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY
2. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER
3. BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
4. WONDER WOMAN COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
5. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
6. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES
7. JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS
8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD
9. SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE
10. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
11. GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS
12. BATMAN: YEAR ONE
13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
14. SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE
15. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
16. THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS, PART 2
17. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND
18. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX
19. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR
20. SON OF BATMAN
21. BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM
22. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS
23. BATMAN VS. ROBIN
24. JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS
25. BATMAN: BAD BLOOD
26. JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS
27. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
28. JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
29. TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
30. BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
DC characters and all related elements are trademarks of and ©DC Comics. (s17)
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Right Now Kapow for Disney XD; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC-branded digital service. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
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Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Partners With Guitar Center For Charity Auction Event To Be Held Sunday October 30 at 3:00PM
The World’s Largest Retailer of Musical Instruments and Pro Audio Gear Teams with L.A.’s Very Own Pop Culture Extravaganza to Auction a Gibson Flying V – Signed by Stan Lee – With Proceeds Benefitting Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory
All music-loving attendees of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con will be heading to the Main Stage of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM where one lucky convention-goer will become the owner of a Gibson Flying V signed by Stan Lee – all courtesy of the Los Angeles Comic Con and Guitar Center.
The one of a kind electric guitar will be auctioned off by the Los Angeles Comic Con with all proceeds generated from the auction benefitting the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, a downtown Los Angeles center that teaches the comic arts free of charge to local youths.
Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC) is dedicated to helping young people explore careers in Film, Television, Broadcasting, Digital and the Creative Arts industries. BHAC provides professional training and workshops that prepare students in becoming solid candidates for these industries. Through innovative programming such as Cartoons and Cereal, and Comics & Culture – Limited Edition, BHAC partners with multi-media professionals to bring technology and pop culture to our most under-resourced communities. BHAC works to create career pathways for ages 6-22, to develop the next generation of leaders in these fields and create an economic equity for our most underserved.
“We are extremely thrilled to be joined by Guitar Center whose awesome contribution of a Gibson Flying V will serve to benefit an outstanding cause. There are lots of musicians on the L.A. Comic Con team and they all regard Guitar Center as a home away from home for all of their musical and sound needs. It will be a joy for all of us to work alongside Guitar Center to help benefit the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory,” said Regina Carpinelli, President and Founder of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con. “We are also really happy to have the chance to help expose future comic artists and comic lovers to the comics industry. These young Los Angelenos are the future of this business.”
“Guitar Center is pleased to partner with Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con Expo to help benefit such a worthy cause,” said Brian Berman, Vice President of Marketing at Guitar Center. “We’re looking forward to a phenomenal turnout for the auction and we appreciate the opportunity to support the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory and their mission to remove barriers and create pathways for artists to continue their craft.”
Set for October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is L.A.’s ultimate comic and pop-culture convention, a 3-day mega-celebration featuring the biggest stars and creative talent in pop culture.
About Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con:
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest and best large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is a partnership of Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment, Cassandra Peterson, and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc. Visit http://www.stanleeslacomiccon.com/.
About Guitar Center:
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment. With more than 270 stores across the U.S. and one of the top direct sales websites in the industry, Guitar Center has helped people make music for more than 50 years. In addition, Guitar Center’s sister brands include Music & Arts, which operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students, and Musician’s Friend, a leading direct marketer of musical instruments in the United States. With an unrivalled in-store experience, an industry-leading online presence and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. For more information about Guitar Center, please visit www.guitarcenter.com.
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment welcomes Lego DC Fans to the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 13, 2016. It’s to celebrate the world premier of LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash a fun afternoon for fans of all ages. A limited number of Free tickets are available to attend the screening and the panel. See below for directions to request tickets.
In LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash, the brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League!
Free Tickets Available to Fans for Family-Friendly Saturday Event featuring a Screening, Film Talent Panel, Signed Posters & LEGO® Toys for All Kids with the screening starting at noon.
The Film is available on Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
The screening will commence at Noon (12:00pm) at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, photo opportunities with LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes standees, an autograph signing on collectible posters, and special LEGO® prizes for all kids in attendance.
The panel will have Khary Payton (Cyborg), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), Troy Baker (Batman), James Arnold Taylor (Flash), Kari Wahlgren (Saturn Girl) and Yuri Lowenthal (Cosmic Boy), as well as producer Brandon Vietti, director Rick Morales and writer Jim Krieg. Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.
A limited number of free tickets are still available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 13 must RSVP via email to LEGOCCLA@gmail.com.
The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. No need for pleas, no begging, no extra words – just three simple lines of information.
Here’s an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash is NOW available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD. WBHE will distribute the film on March 1, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.
JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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If you are looking for a site to buy multiple geek gifts check out Factory Entertainment that carries a variety of gifts that can fit any budget.
Game Of Thrones – Direwolf Cub 6 Inch Plush Box Set 2015 Convention Exclusive Price: $30.00
DC Comics – WriteEms Assortment Wave A Price: $29.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy – Dancing Groot Premium Motion Statue Sale Price: $169.15
James Bond – GoldenEye Limited Edition Prop Replica Price: $449.00 Sale Price: $381.65
Back to the Future – Delorean Time Machine Shakems Premium Motion Statue Price: $39.99
Outlander – Lithographic Print Set Price: $29.99
Archer – Lana Plush Price: $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica 2015 Convention Exclusive Sale Price: $297.50
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Do you remember as a child getting up bright and early to watch your favorite saturday morning shows as your parent’s were still in bed? I was a pretty socially inept kid so my favorite playmates were on TV that I watched with my favorite cereal (spoon sized shredded wheat with ice cold WHOLE milk! yummy). As I got older my geek friends morphed into comic books and (yes) my own comic book guy near my high school that I’d get my weekly fix. That was when I discovered my favorite comics and not hand me downs from my geek dad (he LOVED Conan and Vamparilla .. not really appropriate for a kid). Once I was able to buy my own my collection consisted of mutants and superheroes who populated my imagination with tales of derring do! I often imagined I was the star of my comic books with super powers that allowed me to fly, have the power of the sun and no matter what (in my mind) the characters always morphed into a kick ass black chick.
So I must admit to my crazy joy a few years ago when Cartoon Network became DC Nation for a few hours on Saturdays. I never loved Green Lantern since it was slow going at first but towards the end of it’s run they’d finally gotten a great storyline and a good villain that was the right amount of evil and well evil!
Now I never grew up loving Thundercats (that was my sister’s show) since I thought it was boring as dishwater and I’m not a cat person. But the reboot was pretty fun and once Mumra got his evil groove on the show was fun. Really I watched it for the evil doers since often they are just fun as heck.
What I really miss about DC Nations was the Young Justice League. It was a great mix of familiar characters and expanding on characters that had smaller parts back in the days when I was still reading comic books. The show had so many great characters and storylines .. well really the story arcs kept me tuning in every week. The interplay between the young adult super heroes in training as they grew into adults who at times wanted to break away from their ordained paths so related to my journey of adult independence (not that I’m totally a grownup still!) who is still trying to figure myself out. It’s been off for two years now and I still miss Young Justice one of the best animated series I’ve ever seen. I’m surprised that DC hasn’t tried to make a live action film with a few of the characters.
I have to say that DC does great TV but they have such a rich catalog of characters that they could use (not just the famous ones) and it’s frustrating that DC AND Marvel does the same thing over and over again. BATMAN BATMAN BATMAN or SUPERMAN SUPERMAN SUPERMAN am a bit bored with them so am not sure if they’ll get my money for the Batman vs Superman crapfest heading to the theaters next year. Urghh Ben freacking Affleck with another superhero movie (remember Daredevil .. my eyes are bleeding) that he’ll destroy with his wooden Ben self. Opps I got off topic ..
DAMMIT BRING BACK DC NATION CARTOON NETWORK or at least YOUNG JUSTICE. You need to fill a huge block of time since Star Wars is now on Disney and you need a new series. So why begin all over again with a new series use YJ as a jump point to bring new comic book characters that non hardcore fans can love as well. Strong females, people of color, LGBT and physically challenged that fans of all ages can identify with .. that is all.
Posted in Comedy Tagged with: Animation, Batman, ben affleck, Cartoon, Cartoon Network, CN, Comic Books, DC Nation, Geek, Green Lantern, nerd, Superman, Thunder Cats, Young Justice
Geek Travel to Paris!
<sigh> if you’re lucky enough to be heading to or near Paris you MUST check out the ‘Superheroes’ exhibition opening on March 5th at the Mona Bismarck Center in Paris. The Superheroes exhibit will be open until June 15, 2014 that will have 75 works by Alex Ross. Mr. Ross has won seven consecutive Comic Buyer’s Guide awards for his interpretation of iconic comic book characters from Wonder Woman to the Joker that have his philosophy permeating throughout. He wants to have them grounded in reality, with dignity, competency and … well being sexy! He’s influenced by many artists including Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker who created over 320 Saturday Evening Post covers. His 1999 lithography shows the Joker dancing with Harley Quinn in homage to the Leyendecker Jazz Age portrait of a couple dancing. As you can see he enjoys using pencils, paint and infrequently an airbrush for his art. He chooses to not use the more contemporary digital style tools since he’s not a tech kind of guy but he is an artist using a medium accessible to the general public .. comic books and graphic novels.
Now if you’re not able to fly off to Paris in your invisible jet with Wonder Woman you can check out tour of the 2013 DC Comics We can be Heroes Exhibit at SDCC and the 2012 Batman Dark Knight Exhibit at LA Live on YouTube.
During Superheroes: The Art of Alex Ross, the Mona Bismarck American Center galleries are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Closed on national holidays.
Posted in Geek Travel Tagged with: Alex Ross, artist, Comic Books, DC Comics, Exhibition, France, Geek Travel, Green Lantern, Icon, illustrator, Marvel, Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, Superheroes: The Art of Alex Ross, Superman, the Joker, Wonder Woman
LBCHC is having some great guests this year with the addition of Len Wein who’s the co-creator and current Ben 10: Omniverse writer.
Of course those of you who are comic book/animation fans you probably love him for his work on co-creating Swamp Thing, Wolverine, X-Men, and The Human Target, and writing for Justice League America, Amazing Adventures, Green Lantern, Batman, and Before Watchmen. I hope to have the opportunity to interview him to ask about his work on the hush hush Batman project!
Now for those who are comic book and animation fans He’ll be available for signings and discussions over the weekend at booth #1806.
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I’m super excited to check out this art exhibit inspired by Heroes and Villains that will be in San Diego during SDCC this year! I LOVE art, superheros, DC and heroes! What hero inspires you? I love Superman (of course got to love the Midwest good guy!) and would love to fly! I’m loving that this is the second art/museum event taking place this year so am going to be running around like a madwoman to see everything not just in the convention hall but in the satellite areas! San Diego is going to be HOPPING so I will have to bring crazy comfy shoes!
Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism exhibition is a one-of-a-kind art and education tour to raise awareness and funds for the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Darkness & Light features some of today’s top contemporary artists and showcases a collection of original artwork inspired by DC Comics’ Justice League characters paired with real world photography that depicts the everyday heroes fighting hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. From the Super Heroes that fight for justice in the comic world, to the human heroes who make a difference every day in the real world,Darkness & Light tells the story of the crisis through the lens of those working tirelessly to be of service to those in need.
The exhibition shows us what is possible when we tap into our own best qualities of responsibility, willpower and inner strength to be of service to others in need. And just like our favorite Justice League Super Heroes, the art reflects the Super Hero powers we each hold that compel us to do good in the world.
The centerpiece of the collection features a large-scale piece of original artwork by Jim Lee, the legendary artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher, featuring the profile of Batman in a color palette inspired by the hues of Africa – yellow, green, red and black. Lee’s work is featured alongside journalistic photography that expose moments of heroism by aid workers in the Horn of Africa.
Select pieces of DC Entertainment artwork will be auctioned off at the end of the tour with all net proceeds going directly the We Can Be Heroes campaign.
Darkness & Light is launching at Mercy Corps’ Global Headquarters and gallery in Portland, Oregon – a nonprofit partner of We Can Be Heroes – and then traveling to cities across the country including Comic-Con in San Diego July 9-15.
If you’re in a tour city, stop by to see the artwork and find out how you can make a difference! DONATE
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