BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network have announced Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1, the first chapter of an all-new six-issue limited comic book series inspired by the Emmy Award-winning animated series arriving in stores June 2018. After the stunning conclusion to the landmark Regular Show on Cartoon Network in January 2017 featuring an epic battle between Pops and Anti-Pops, fans have been wondering what’s next for Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park – and now BOOM! Studios has the answer! Journey 25 years into the future with acclaimed writer Christopher Hastings and the debut of artist Anna Johnstone, as Mordecai and Rigby have a lot to learn about how things never stay the same…
Regular Show: 25 Years Later #1 features a main cover by JK Phan, with variant covers by Cole Closser, and Noelle Stevenson.
BOOM! Studios, Cartoon Network, and Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, have announced The Adventure Time 100 Project, a new graphic novel celebrating the eponymous franchise in stores May 2018. Finn, Jake and the entire Adventure Time crew take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format, which invites 100 amazing artists from around the world to create one-of-a-kind original covers, this time on the blank variant cover editions of Adventure Time #36. The results are here, with stunning art from Jeffrey Brown, John Cassaday, Emi Lenox, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, and more!
The original art from The Adventure Time 100 Project will be auctioned off beginning in on June 2nd, 2018 during a launch party event at Challengers Comics in Chicago, IL and continuing online.
Print copies of The Adventure Time 100 Project will be available for sale in May 2018 at local comic book shops or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network announce the Adventure Time With Fionna & Cake 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special, inspired by the Emmy Award-winning series. Arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day (May 5th, 2018), this FREE comic features fan-favorites Fionna and Cake, on a new adventure as they find themselves on an never ending quest. Cake tries to bring some fun into their endless journey about a story of two best friends…only these stories might hit a little closer to home than either of them realize. The issue will be written by Kiernan Sjursen-Lien and illustrated by Christine Larsen.
Adventure Time With Fionna & Cake 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special will feature a cover illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo. Print copies will be available for free while supplies last at participating local comic book shops on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2018.
BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Enterprises announce Adventure Time: BMO Bonanza, a one-shot comic book special debuting March 2018 that peeks into BMO’s springtime adventures in the land of Ooo. Ever wondered what BMO is up to when they’re not trying to keep Finn and Jake out of trouble? In this collection of short stories, creators Cynthia Cheng, Laura Langston, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun, Ian Moore, and Shirley Chan follow the multi-skilled console on their very own adventure time.
Production has begun on DC Super Hero Girls, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC Entertainment. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award–winning producer Lauren Faust, DC Super Hero Girls will be coming to Cartoon Network in 2018.
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara and Barbara, alongside their Super Hero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged Super-Villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. . But add super powers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated.
Sure, gal pals Bumblebee, Zatanna and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz are always there to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a fist to punch with, and their bros in the Justice League amp up the fun whether they’re at a concert or taking down a crime ring. But what happens when Diana and her favorite study buddy and fencing partner, Tatsu, can’t agree on how to dole out justice as Wonder Woman and Katana? Or when Barbara finds out her Gotham-Con bestie is teen-fiend Harley Quinn? Along with all their friends, foes and frenemies, this squad of super teens navigates the unique growing pains that come when you’re a teenager trying to fight the battles of the world and the battles of growing up at the same time.
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015 and viewed by millions of fans on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, as well as the DC Super Hero Girls mobile app.
Sam Register serves as executive producer.
When Batman becomes possessed, the Justice League must hunt down and defeat the Djinn to save him and the world.
The Justice League are back in animated action in Justice League Action‘s hour-long debut that has the team dealing with some escaped Djinn and eventually Black Adam. Sporting a style which feels like a blend of Bruce Timm, Imaginext, McDonlad’s toys (though Cyborg feels like a nod to the Teen Titans Go! style). It’s an interesting style that feels like an appeal to kids and based on the 6pm debut, that’s most likely the intended audience (and we’ll keep that in mind for the review).
The episode doesn’t have a ton as far as story or depth, it’s focus like the title suggests is on action. Again, not a bad thing and believe it or not a niche that isn’t filled by DC’s animated movies.
The humor is the focus on tone which is light and fun. There’s lots of jokes and everything is a quick take. Again, with a focus on kids this isn’t too shocking.
The characters are plenty which is partially the most fun of the series. Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Cyborg, the major characters are there. But, Swamp Thing, Constantine, Booster Gold, and Shazam all are part of it as well. It creates a great mix with all sorts of personalities and powers to combine.
The animated series is fight but light. It’s called Justice League Action and it shows. We’ve seen better animated series, but this is a welcome addition filling a hole that’s been there for far too long.
Overall Rating: 7
Cartoon Network is kicking off the school year with all your favorite shows! Emmy-nominated series The Powerpuff Girls returns Thursday nights beginning Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), with a full week of power-packed premieres following on Monday, Sept. 19.
Coming this Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5, tune-in for back-to-back episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, followed by a half-hour episode of We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go! and a special sneak peek at Cartoon Network’s upcoming series, Mighty Magiswords. Catch new episodes of all returning and new shows Thursday nights this fall.
Check out the list of episodes below:
- Monday, Sept. 1: “Odd Bubbles Out” – When Donny the Unicorn visits, Bubbles becomes jealous of his new friend.
- Monday, Sept. 8: “Presidential Punchout” – When Morbucks enters the Student Body President race, Blossom sinks to her level to secure the win.
- Monday, Sept. 19: “Fashion Forward” – When the Fashionistas launch a new line of brainwashing clothing, it’s up to the Powerpuff Girls to stop the fashion trend before it’s too late.
- Tuesday, Sept. 20: “In the Garden of Good and Eddie”- When the girls try a quick-fix on their neglected veggie garden, they are left with a giant, mooching tomato worm they must care for.
- Wednesday, Sept. 21: “Road Trippin’” – Realizing her and the Professor don’t have much in common, Bubbles schedules a road trip with just the two of them.
- Thursday, Sept. 22: “The Big Sleep” – When the Professor’s latest invention wreaks havoc in the house, it’s up to the Powerpuff Girls to stop it before it escapes.
- Friday, Sept. 23: “The Secret Life of Blossom Powerpuff” – When Blossom can’t join her favorite school club, she imagines what her life would be like if she joined other clubs.
Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 million worldwide fans experiencing it across multiple platforms, making it the largest international event in the history of the network. The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has also given over 12 million fans of all ages the ability to see themselves as a real Townsville superhero. The series also picked up its first Emmy nomination this year for “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.”
As previously announced, The Powerpuff Girls will also make its inaugural appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-24 with its first-ever panel and an immersive Townsville-inspired booth. Convention goers can step into the booth where they can print their personalized avatar on a t-shirt or tote bag using the Powerpuff Girls avatar maker
The Powerpuff Girls is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, with Nick Jennings serving as executive producer and Bob Boyle as co-executive producer. The voice cast includes: Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides.
One of Cartoon Network’s most enduring original series, the initial run of The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, premiered in 1998 and earned two Emmy Awards along with five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78 episodes. The series also spawned a feature film with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002.
As part of their ongoing commitment to inspire the next generation of young creators, Cartoon Network is deepening its collaboration with Scratch and debuting the first of two coding-themed episodes from the global hit series, The Powerpuff Girls, along with the introduction of “Make It Fly,” a tutorial that shows young people how to create interactive animations and games using the Scratch global coding platform. The series, premiering Thursday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT), joins We Bare Bears as the second Cartoon Network intellectual property uploaded to the Scratch website to encourage children to create and share.
In “Viral Spiral,” the first of two computer science-themed episodes of The Powerpuff Girls, Bubbles uses her coding skills to help save the internet. Kids can develop their problem solving and creative skills by visiting the free Scratch coding platform and using the new tutorial to make animations, stories and games starring Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup.
Earlier this year, Cartoon Network announced its collaboration with the White House on the Computer Science for All initiative, a movement focused on making coding and other hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning an integral part of every student’s education.
Scratch, a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, is a free, easy-to-use programming language and online community that encourages kids to create and share their own interactive stories, games and animation projects. The MIT Scratch Team designed the website as a space where kids can express themselves creatively through technology and collaborate with one another. Through the Scratch online community, kids can try out each other’s projects, give feedback and suggestions, and even remix and build on one another’s projects.The Powerpuff Girls free coding tutorial is available online.
Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network have announced the release of the Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game. With many successful launches in the Cerberus Engine line, including standalone versions as well as expansion packs, this new release is highly anticipated and features fan favorite characters from many current and classic Cartoon Network animated series. This newest standalone game is fully compatible with all previous Cerberus Engine releases.
What kind of craziness ensues when cartoon worlds collide? Cartoon Network’s mischievous nemeses are loose and it’s up to the players to stop them. Play as beloved heroes from Cartoon Network’s past and present original shows including Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Regular Show, Samurai Jack and Steven Universe to take them down. Every main deck card is unique and brimming with Cartoon Network characters.
In this wacky take on the world-renown Cerberus Engine, players will find everything they have come to expect in a Cryptozoic game including high drama and hijinks. Weakness cards are all unique and dangerous. Fortunately, Pratfall cards (which replace Vulnerabilities) are a great way to exit any scene (and get rid of Weaknesses).
Never before seen Event cards change things up in crazy ways when they appear out of the main deck. Players never know who will be the next victim, but everyone is in on the hilarity. In the end, only one player will be left laughing in this competitive game.
Included with the first print run is a promo oversized Dee Dee Character Card (from Dexter’s Laboratory). Stores who order in time for the first printing will receive boxes marked as First Printing Promo Inside. This card will become a collectible that customers will search for.
- Number of Players: 2
- For Ages: 15+
- Playing Time: 30-45 minutes
- Retail Price: $40
- 206 Game Cards
- 9 Oversized Character Cards + 1 Promo Oversized Character card
- 1 Rulebook