Anthony’s recommended miscellaneous DC Comics

The Bronze Age JLA

I’ve previously covered recommended comics for Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Thus, here’s a list of recommended comics for their Justice League pals, as well as the rest of the DC Comics roster of characters. Again, I try to favor trade paperbacks over single issues (or the expensive Archives editions).

Minorities in cartoons: Solstice

Solstice

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Solstice, a DC Comics superheroine. Solstice first appeared in “Teen Titans” (vol. 3) #89 in January 2011. She was created by J.T. Krul and Nicola Scott. Background Solstice (real name: Kiran Singh) is a teenage girl from Delhi, India, whose parents are archaeologists. While at an archaeological conference … Read more

Top 10 2000s TV cartoon theme songs

Cyberchase cast

While animation exploded in quantity and popularity in the 90s, the 2000s also saw various changes. Some of the changes, however, didn’t seem for the better. Various factors (poor-looking Flash TV animation, a push for live-action programming even on Cartoon Network, the death of broadcast TV animation outside of Fox, etc.) led to this being … Read more

Package shows: “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure” (plus Batman)

Aquaman

This week’s package show look is at “The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure,” which ran from 1967 to 1968 on CBS. I’ll also look at “The Batman/Superman Hour,” which aired in the 1968-1969 season. Both shows mark the animation debut of most of the classic DC Comics stable of characters. The only exception is Superman himself. He’d … Read more

Yet another round of comics sexism: Janelle Asselin, “Teen Titans” and online backlash

Comic book shop display

Other than Amazon’s purchase of Comixology, the biggest comics topic online in the past week’s been yet another embarrassing round of sexism by a vocal segment of comic fans. To summarize: Janelle Asselin, a contributor to Comic Book Resources and comic creator, wrote a critique of the cover to the upcoming reboot/issue #1 of “Teen … Read more

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for May 2014

Comic book shop display

It’s time to see what’s of interest from DC Comics this May. Full solicitations are available here. Comics Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, on sale May 7, $3 Astro City #12, on sale May 14, $4 Adventures of Superman #13, on sale May 28, $4 (digital first) Batman ’66 #11, on sale May 21, $4 (digital first) … Read more

The best 2000s/2010s superhero TV show or movie openings

Steven Universe cast

Finally hitting the 21st century, here’s my favorite superhero TV show/movie openings for the 2000s and 2010s. I’m combining the two given there’s fewer choices for both decades, plus the 2010s aren’t done yet. My favorite opening is “Teen Titans,” but here’s some others: Static Shock I’ve written about Static previously. Virgil’s show ran on … Read more