(We have a spoiler here, a spoiler there, everywhere a spoiler lies before thee!)
From Starling City to Moscow, Russia, here comes Arrow Analysis for episode six of season two. TheArrow team goes to Russia, as Diggle needs help with a tricky situation involving an Agent of A.R.G.U.S., which I shall explain more of in the main review. It’s fun to see a Diggle focused storyline, showing more of his history as a person outside of the main Arrow-tastic adventures. Of course, even Oliver Queen needs focus too, with the continuing adventures of the flashback scenes furthering the episode rather than hindering it. Really everyone gets character moments here, this has probably been the best episode for the Arrow team proper in awhile. Not just one or two members but the main trio all getting a strong focus moment or two in the scheme of the episode. Summer Glau’s Isabel Rochev even gets some nice moments, which means character fleshing out is happening in a big way. Streamlining stories can work well for Arrow, and onwards to the full spoiler time of Arrow Analysis! You have been warned.
Nicholas Viscardi – known as Nick Cardy – passed away yesterday at the age of 93. He was a talented artist who forever made his mark on the comic book industry, and was famous for his skill of rendering highly attractive females, which his fans referred to as “Cardy Babes”. His artwork, from Tarzan to Teen Titans, has influenced others throughout the years and will continue to do so.
Here’s some exciting news that didn’t come from an NYCC panel, but rather from the ever-giving fountain of information that is Twitter: Tiny Titans will soon be returning to DC.
Back in September of 1982 two of the hottest comic series on the planet were Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men and DC’s The New Teen Titans, so it makes sense that Marvel and DC would team up to do a crossover series. That’s right, I’m going back to September 1982 to celebrate the release of the one-shot The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans.
The Teen Titans cartoon was a big hit on Cartoon Network, and the network is bringing the Titans back in a new show. Announced in June, Teen Titans Go! will feature the all-new comedic adventures of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg, who have been appearing in chibi form in a series of well-received shorts airing on the cable channel’s DC Nation programming block.
Yesterday, Cartoon Network released the first promo spot for the show:
Every week from now until eternity, we’ll be featuring totally badass artists from DeviantArt that we think deserve more recognition. It’s awesome to find people whose art you admire, but this is the perfect venue to feature it so that others can admire it too! It’s also extremely awesome to see other people’s interpretations of well-known characters.
Welcome to the week of January 9th, 2013 and another adventure into comic book history. In this adventure of comic book history, I learn that an event steeped in X-Men lore that still has ripple effects in the X-Universe to this very day took place in the month of January. Mix that in with a few other surprises, and believe me when I say, this is just a sampling of our comic book history.