RIP Clay Martin Croker of Space Ghost fame, “Marvel vs DC” in Baltimore, the Ghost in the Shell adaptation looks awful, and the Avengers want you to vote against the supervillain Donald Trump.
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Marvel vs DC in Baltimore, Deadline 9/30
My colleague Lisa Perdigao is organizing this academic/fan’s dream, a panel on representations of the rivalry between two of the biggest comic book publishers, or about how Marvel and DC differ in representing rivalries. Submit your 300-word abstract and short bio to the Northeast Modern Language Association CFP here online before the September 30th deadline, and read more about the Marvel vs DC rivalry here.
Avengers vs Trump
Joss Whedon and actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe campaign against supervillain (and Marvel’s favorite presidential candidate) Donald Trump.
Register to vote (for Clinton, and in all races) here.
In other DC streaming news, Netflix just added Gotham Season 2. And its third season started on Fox, along with Season 2 of Lucifer. (Shameless plug: My review for the Lucifer Season 2 premiere is here.)
Batman: The Animated Podcast looks at the Riddler episode “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”
Paramount has released clips of its whitewashed Blade Runner ripoff of a Ghost in the Shell Western live action adaptation.
Servamp wrapped up its initial 12-episode series. I’ll have a review of the season following the completion of the Funimation dub.
Saturday Morning Rewind posted a podcast interview with actor with Jason Marsden (Young Justice, A Goofy Movie, Spirited Away).
Amazon and iTunes have offered for free the first episode of Murphy’s Law, the new Disney cartoon from the creators of Phineas and Ferb and featuring Weird Al Yankovic.
RIP Clay Martin Croker
Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and Cartoon Planet were the reasons I wanted Cartoon Network to come into my house. It took a few years for my local cable provider to add it, and when I started watching those shows, I was hooked. I had no idea Croker was Moltar until seeing him on camera do the voice, without a filter.
A Space Ghost Christmas was almost yearly viewing, along with Mystery Science Theater Christmas episodes, every winter. Adult Swim has now uploaded most episodes of Coast to Coast this week in memory of Croker.