BW’s Morning Article Link: Happy Little Bob Ross Art Display

Not a Bob Ross painting but I don’t actually have one in my library.

Years after his death Bob Ross’s painting show somehow manages to have a continued following thanks to the internet. (Admittedly I didn’t watch the show. I’m more into drawing than painting.) And now fans will have a chance to see some of his work in person at an exhibition in Virginia.

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Cowboy Bebop–The Perfect English Anime Dub? [VIDEO]

I always hoped Spike and Julia would meet again in Heaven. Or Hell, knowing those two. 🙂

The Cartoon Cypher recently put out a great editorial about the ongoing anime debate between supporters of subtitles and people who prefer the dub. However, because I tend to reach out to casual as well as diehard fans of the works I review and discuss I want to build up to it with a few other editorials that I think frame the dub perspective perfectly. And looking at the dub for Cowboy Bebop is a great place to start.

Even if you aren’t part of the anime fandom I’m willing to bet many of you out there have at least heard about this show. The series follows a group of space bounty hunters who come together through a shared sense of brokeness, eventually going their own way once they found a part of themselves that they lost. Or for Edward, because it was a Saturday in July or something. She’s fun. While sub-only purists may discount this, the Cypher team goes over why the dub works so well and why it’s airing on Toonami drew so many who find it easier in dub to anime.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Star Trek: Untold Voyages #2

This is what happens when you take kids who grew up with Carvel to Dairy Queen. I may be a bit biased, though.

Star Trek: Untold Voyages #2

Marvel/Paramount Comics (April, 1998)

“Worlds Collide” (I think this is generic title #8)

WRITER: Glenn Greenberg

PENCILER: Michael Collins

INKER: Keith Williams

COLORIST: Matt Webb

LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos

EDITOR: Tom Tuohy

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BW’s Morning Video: The Adventures Of Indiana Jones

from the poster:

Published on Sep 29, 2016

Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the tv series to make all other tv shows redundant: “The Adventures of Indiana Jones”! Enjoy, and if you liked it, please share, leave a comment and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Visit the artists website: http://www.patrickschoenmaker.com

 

 

Film Theory Unintentionally Makes Joker Movie Look Even Worse

The Joker as he appears in the show bible for Batman: The Animated Series.

I want to make one thing perfectly clear to anyone rushing to this movie’s defense or my interpretation of MatPat’s latest Film Theory episode about Todd Philips’ Joker movie. I am NOT talking about the quality of the movie. It could well be a good movie. This is about the quality of the ADAPTATION, although they have said that they are ignoring the comic. This leads me to the question that is at the heart of my problem with this movie: WHY did it have to be Joker? Is there any reason to make a Joker movie that ignores the source material other than the popularity of the name hopefully bringing in viewers? My answer is no, and this latest episode proves it.

In this episode, MatPat is actually looking forward to this movie, so every negative comment to follow is mine alone. He showcases just what this “Joker” origin story is actually doing, and while it may offer a slight defense the rest of it highlights this question of why it’s a Joker movie when it might have been better off being it’s own character except for the name. It starts with mental illness and ends with the idea being stolen from another work, which is appropriate for Joker admittedly. I’ll also get into why this bothers me so much.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Iron Man vol. 3 #46

“Darn it, Sam, this wasn’t funny the last two times!”

Iron Man volume 3 #46

Marvel Comics (November, 2001)

The 100 Page Monster bit is just the continuing story and three reprints. Although it means leaving on a cliffhanger for the next three weeks I’m going to review those issues separately in the Marvel slot.

“The Frankenstein Syndrome” part 1

WRITER: Frank Tieri

PENCILER: Keron Grant

INKER: Rob Stull

I’m guessing on these next ones because of the stupid gimmick credits. I don’t like gimmick credits. Also, when did Marvel start adding the publisher to the credits? Was that Jemas insisting?

COLORIST: Edgar Tadeo

LETTERER: Andy Gentile

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Marc Sumerak

EDITOR: Tom Brevoort

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BW-Approved Kickstarter: Megazone 23 Omega Edition

Admittedly I haven’t seen Megazone 23 (pronounced “2 3” not “23”) nor do I own a blu-ray player. However, for Robotech fans this movie is rather important.

This is the movie reworked into Robotech: The Movie, which I’ll be getting to both in video and in comic adaptation reviews when we get there. (With The Sentinels it’s going to be a long wait.) So promoting this movie gives a new opening of awareness of Robotech, although it also opens up to the anime purist critics of the franchise. Still, if you want to back this here’s the link.