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John Semper Talks Spider-Man: The Animated Series

John Semper served as the series producer/story editor for Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He was given the daunting task of adapting Spider-Man’s long comic book history onto the small screen and now speaks to The Marvel Animation Age about his work on the series.

Read more at The Marvel Animation Age

New Hellboy Comes To TV

Hellboy: Sword of Storms, a new animated feature based on Mike Mignola’s graphic novel series, continues the comic-book and film series when it debuts Oct. 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block.

Read more on Sci-Fi

Hear the interview with Mignola from Wordballoon

Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther

Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man and other superheroes join forces to save mankind from an alien invasion. Animated.

Sat 10/21 8:30 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Rated: pg-13

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Superman: Doomsday & Justice League: New Frontier

The Superman Homepage has the following details regarding these two animated features…

Superman: Doomsday

In an epic tale of sacrifice, Superman battles an intergalactic serial killer in a superpowered Armageddon – “Superman: Doomsday”.

Justice League: New Frontier

Live the intense tale of the founding of the greatest band of superheroes ever – “Justice League: New Frontier”.

In this origin epic, a virtual who’s who of superheroes featuring not only Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, but also Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Flash, these very different heroes must overcome their fear and suspicion of one another to forge an alliance against a creature so formidable that it will take all of their powers combined to prevail!

Static Is Back

Monday through Friday at 7 AM, Eastern Standard Time on Cartoon Network.

from McDuffie’s web site.

JLU’s Dwayne McDuffie to develop original adult action/adventure animated series

BET has inked an agreement to develop a new original adult action/adventure animated series with Dwayne McDuffie, co-creator (with BET’s Denys Cowan) of the Emmy Award and Humanitas Prize winning cartoon, Static Shock. Cowan and McDuffie were co-founders of Milestone Media, Inc., the most successful Black-owned comic book company in history. McDuffie is also a producer and story editor on Cartoon Network’s Justice League, Editor-In-Chief of Milestone Media’s award-winning line of comic books, and has worked as an editor for Marvel Comics and Harvey Entertainment. As head of BET Animation, Cowan will oversee the development of all new projects and work closely with McDuffie.

This is great news! I enjoyed McDuffie’s work on Static (especially the later seasons) and Justice League Unlimited. This partnership should help fill the void left by the cancellation of JLU. We will also get a nice alternative to the “kid-oriented” projects that DC Animation seems to be more interested in developing.

Read the full press release.

More DC Animation

Paul Levitz stood to make an announcement, and spoke about a new strategy for DC to move into direct-to-video animation.

Working with Warner Bros. Home Video and WB Animation, the company will launch a new line of direct-to-video DC animated movies that are being designed with DC Comics fans in mind, Levitz said.

He continued, saying that DC is looking to do a series of titles that will tell the character bits and stories that were important to fans, and will be working with the comic book creators on them.

I’m really looking forward to the new batch of Direct-to-Video projects planned by DC and Marvel. DC really needs to redeem themselves from the disappointing Superman: Brainiac Attacks feature. Thank goodness I was able to watch that one for free on Cartoon Network.

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Hellboy: Sword of Storms

Based on Mignola’s best-selling comic series, Hellboy: Sword of Storms finds Hellboy transported to a world of Japanese folklore, seeking a weapon to defeat the twin demons of Thunder and Lightning, who would unleash dragons upon the world.

Read more on Sci-Fi

Brainiac Attacks on Cartoon Network

Don’t miss the new movie Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Sat 6/17 6:30 PM EST on Cartoon Network.

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Getting your Superhero Fix in the Future

Justice League UnlimitedThe Journal Gazette has a feature on the future on anmimated superheroes, following the demise of Justice League Unlimited. It mentions new TV shows like The Legion of Superheroes and Fantastic Four, and movies like Teen Titans Tokyo and Iron Man.

Also found this comment interesting:

Cartoon Network officials say Justice League has been canceled due to low ratings.

Yeah, and CN constantly changing the time slot , putting the show on a long hiatus and lack of promotion had nothing to do with it. Thank goodness for DVDs!

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