Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jackson Publick's A Bold New Day Dawns

OK, I'm a little late reporting this. Sorry, blame the place I work. Anyway, Jackson Publick AKA Christopher McCulloch, has a new article (if you can call March 27th "new").

It is called"A Bold New Day Dawns"

"...you probably have some questions about the upcoming season, and just what the hell we think we're doing over here at the AstroBase. Questions such as..."


You Can Read the Rest by Clicking Here

Monday, June 28, 2010

MTV's The Maxx

There was a time when MTV was a innovative music television channel. Most of the cable channels programs was music, like its name suggests. This was long before The Real World and all the other “reality shows” that fill the programing today. They did have an occasional show that wasn't music related, and one of those was called MTV's Oddities.

There were two shows I remember, one called The Head, and the other, one of my favorites, called The Maxx. The Maxx was a 13 part cartoon which was not only based on Sam Kieth's wonderful comic but used much on his actual artwork.

How to describe The Maxx? That is a hard one. It is the story on Julie Winters, a freelance social worker, we friend, The Maxx, a large purple guy with a weird mask, Mr. Gone, an odd fellow who is the only one who seems to know what it going on and much more, Maxx seems to travel between two worlds, one the normal, corrupt world, and the other, the outback, in which he is a hero protecting Julie, the jungle queen. I'm not doing the show justice.

I had recorded them on VHS when they were originally on but as I tried to transfer these to DVD, they recordings didn't hold up to well. The tracking was messed up among other things. I also has a VHS tape of The Maxx that I had purchased years back but it was an edited version with some of the music changed. At least on whole episode was left out. I decided to just to to get what I could off the old VHS and just deal with it,

My wife found a recent (2009) DVD release of the series that I didn't know existed. It was the complete 13 shows with commentary and bonus material. Happy days!

I have also discovered that, and the reason I'm writing this, is that all 13 shows are available to your watching pleasure at MTV's website. I highly suggest that anyone in animation should give this is try.

Click Here to watch The Maxx!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Finally New Futurama Episodes

Another great animated series, Futurama will finally have new episodes starting this Thursday on Comedy Central. These are the first new shows since 2003!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Venture Brothres News - Finally!

Over at the Publick Nuisance site, some questions on the second half of the Venture Brothers season four are answered, including . . .


and more.

Click here to read the whole post!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jason Lenzi Interview

The wonderful site, The Mantis Eye Experiment, has a interview with Jason Lenzi. They talk about the new Venture Brothers action figures. Great read.

Second Interview with Bif Bang Pow!'s Jason Lenzi

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

James Urbaniak is Crumb

Just watched American Splendor. James Urbaniak does a wonderful job as Robert Crumb.

Great flick if you've never seen it!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dr. Venture & Brock Samson Action Figures

The Venture Bros. Dr. Venture & Brock Samson Action Figures

  • Join the action with Dr. Venture and Brock Samson!
  • Articulated figures based on the animated TV series The Venture Bros.
  • Note the retro '70s design and the real fabric clothing!

  • Bif Bang Pow! blasts off for action with this line of fully articulated, 8-inch tall action figures based on Adult Swim's all-the-rage animated series The Venture Bros. You'll find the most popular and recognizable characters from the show faithfully represented in amazing detail, real fabric clothing, and a 1970's retro style that accurately portrays that distinctive action-comedy mix that has become synonymous with the TV series! Comes individually carded in clamshell packaging.

    This Series 1 set includes 2 individually packaged action figures Dr. Venture &Brock Samson

    You can check them out at the Entertainment Earth, Inc Website