Animation: From Toonzone.net, Archerstill deranged, demented and delightful. Normally, it’s not flattering to describe a show as offering “more of the same”; the phrase suggests it has fallen into a rut. But when you’re talking about a show like FX’s Archer, it means the show is following the dictum, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” After watching the first seven episodes of the new season, I can safely say that it continues to mate an outrageous and intelligent sense of humor with pitch-perfect voice casting and a distinctive visual style. It is exactly as deranged, demented, and delightful as season 1.
Archeris a gloriously hilarious send-up of the spy thriller genre. Its title character, Sterling Archer, is a suave, handsome, shallow, crass, womanizing, falling-down drunk. He is also the top field agent for ISIS, the world’s most dysfunctional intelligence agency, whose employees are often more dedicated to backbiting than to fighting their ostensible enemies. Archer’s constant juvenile antics are an unending source of aggravation to Lana Kane, the gorgeous and intelligent ISIS field agent who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. Other cast members include Archer’s completely horrible mother, Malory, who heads ISIS; the nebbishy comptroller, Cyril Figgis; Malory’s loopy secretary Cheryl/Carol (the season continues the running gag about her constantly changing name); and the sexually omnivorous and thoroughly outrageous H.R. director, Pam. Read on.
Comic Books: From MTV.com, Star Wars: Jedi – Dark Side comic preview with writer Scott Allie.
When it comes to the comic book side of the Star Wars expanded universe, Dark Horse Comics has made a name for itself as the home of original, creative tales that enrich the franchise and build on existing mythology in the most fan-friendly ways.
Last year, we brought you the exclusive announcement of “Star Wars: Knight Errant,” another addition to the publisher’s long list of ongoing and limited Star Wars series. Today, we bring you the exclusive news of a brand new title hitting shelves in May: “Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side.”
Featuring a story by Scott Allieand art by Mahmud Asrar (interior/cover) and Stéphane Roux (variant cover), “The Dark Side” follows Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (played by Liam Neesonin “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace”) as he’s dispatched to prevent a civil war on the homeworld of Xanatos, the Padawan he trained before Obi-Wan Kenobi. Read on.
Comic Books: Marvel has released it’s list of top ten heroes for 2010. Check it out here.
Cosplay: Poison Ivys, Dragon Con 2010.