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The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 7: The Unicorn in Captivity

This week’s episode, “The Unicorn in Captivity” is a perfect illustration of why we do this podcast: it is rich with Christ symbolism and Kubrick references. The episode is named after and significantly features one of a series of High Renaissance unicorn tapestries I just so happen to have studied, set in NY’s none-more-goth museum, The Cloisters.

This is the Venture Bros. podcast for people who want to dig into the narrative parallels between our two unicorns; Rusty Venture and The Monarch as well as the symbolism, the history and philosophical questions raised by the hit Adult Swim cartoon.

Steven Attewell examines the episodes’ commentary on sci-fi genre paradoxes via Warren Ellis and Fantastic Four comics. And OSI is no longer just a spoof of GI Joe, it’s a critique of the military industrial complex.

So join us! Here or on Graphic Policy Radio’s iTunes  or find all of our Venture Bros episodes on this playlist (plus Episode 6 which is here).

And comment or tweet me here https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn if you have thoughts about this week’s format. We went long this week. I promise you it’s worth it.

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 6: The Bellicose Proxy

The Venture Bros has rich continuity and character arcs over years. Layer on pop culture and historic reference with thematic significance? It’s a lot. So join pop culture & NY history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our podcast examining each episode of the Adult Swim show.

Season 7 episode 6: The Bellicose Proxy

Wherein:

  • Newish villain Augustus St. Cloud is explored
  • Architecture reveals a lost subway location
  • The Guild is bad at being a labor organization
  • Anais Nin books your mom may or may not have hidden in a closet
  • The late Burt Reynolds is saluted

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 5: The Inamorata Consequence

The Venture Brosshow has rich continuity and character arcs that play out over many years. Then layer on pop culture and historic references with thematic significance? It’s a lot to sift through. So join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our Podcast examining each episode of this hit Adult Swim show.

This is Season 7 episode 5: The Inamorata Consequence.

Learn about the human brain, Fudgie the Whale, yesterday’s video games and enough father drama to win a Tony Award. Also, is this negotiation episode a political metaphor?

Catch up with the show! Listen to Season 7 episode 1 here. Season 7 episode 2 here, Season 7 episode 3 Season 7 episode 4.  And our Season 6 episodes are here(and everything is on Graphic Policy’s itunes).

The Venture Bros. Podcast: Season 7 Ep 4: The High Cost of Loathing

Love The Venture Bros cartoon but afraid of missing the plethora of historical references and layers of meaning behind each episode? Join pop culture and history experts Elana Levin and Steven Attewell for our Podcast examining each episode of this hit Adult Swim show.

This podcast is about Season 7 Episode 4: The High Cost of Loathing

Professor Attewell puts his campus teaching experience to use explaining Stuyvesant University. I reveal the dark truth behind HankCo’s Air BnB, We see parallels to Spider-Man and the works of leading American playwright Arthur Miller. Also, does Sandman hold up?

PS learn more about Air BnB here and take action: ShareBetter.org

Listen to Season 7 episode 1 here. Season 7 episode 2 here, Season 7 episode 3. And our Season 6 episodes are here(and everything is on Graphic Policy’s itunes).

Transformers: Cyberverse Launches this Monday on the Cartoon Network App

Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake… only, he can’t remember what it is! It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.

The series features:

Autobots

  • Bumblebee – Jeremy Levy
  • Windblade – Sophia Isabella
  • Optimus Prime – Jake Tillman
  • Grimlock – Ryan Andes

Decepticons

  • Megatron – Marc Thompson
  • Starscream – Billy Bob Thompson
  • Shockwave – Ryan Andes
  • Shadowstriker – Deanna McGovern

Transformers: Cyberverse Episode 1 will appear on the CN app on Monday, 8/27 (then weekly on Fridays starting with Episode 2, throughout).

Transformers: Cyberverse Episode 1 will appear on VOD and Broadcast (CN) on 9/1.

A First Look at Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria, Out this November

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Cartoon Network, has unveiled a first look at Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria OGN, an all-new original graphic novel inspired by the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network mini-series. Eisner Award-winning writer Jonathan Case and Eisner Award-winning Over the Garden Wall artist Jim Campbell present an all-new story perfect for long time fans and new readers alike, in a new story arriving in stores November 2018.

While exploring the Unknown, Greg and Wirt suddenly find themselves back homeonly it looks like they brought Beatrice back with them?! Now, it’s up to them to help Beatrice return safely to the Unknown before anyone realizes she can talk. But it looks like something sinister might be happening in the shadows and everything might not be as it seems. It’s a mad dash filled with friendship, love, Sara, and learning that home might be a lot further away than you think.

Print copies of Over the Garden Wall: Distrillatoria OGN will be available for sale on November 21st at local comic book shops and on November 28th at book stores.

Cartoon Network’s ‘Teen Titans GO Figure!’ is Out Now

Cartoon Network has released Teen Titans GO Figure!, available today on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets for $3.99 via the App StoreGoogle Play and the Amazon Appstore. A sequel to the best-selling mobile game Teeny Titans, and based on Teen Titans Go!, Cartoon Network’s hit animated series from DC and Warner Bros. Animation, this new action-adventure game is inspired by the Warner Bros. Animation feature film “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” arriving in theaters on July 27, 2018.

Owners of the original Teeny Titans will receive a special Hooded Hood figure in Teen Titans GO Figure! for free. Players who beat Teeny Titanswill unlock an additional bonus figure in game, as well! Fans can also download a special edition Teen Titans Go Figure! digital comic book from DC here.

Combining the adorable 3D stylized figures, action-packed battle system and exciting shopping simulation of the original in a new adventure,Teen Titans GO Figure! features DC universe’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Someone’s trying to put the Teeny Titans Figure Company out of business and all signs point to… the Justice League?! Play as Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire or Beast Boy, and journey across iconic locations like Metropolis, the Hall of Justice, Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave, Arkham Asylum and the orbiting Justice League Watchtower to solve this larger-than-life mystery.

Teen Titans GO Figure! features nearly 100 exciting figures to battle and level up. Collect fan-favorites like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Lightning, Swamp Thing, Shazam and more, each customizable with new paints, abilities and accessories. You’ll meet up with tons of iconic DC characters along the way, including Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Martian Manhunter, Space Cabbie, Rainbow Raider, Booster Gold, Condiment King and more.

Teen Titans GO Figure! is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+) by the ESRB and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.

BOOM! Studios Delivers Ben 10 Graphic Novels

In the lead up to San Diego Comic-Con, BOOM! Studios has announced that the company has acquired the comic book and graphic novel license to Cartoon Network’s animated series Ben 10.

The first release from this partnership will be Ben 10: The Truth is Out There, an all-new original graphic novel by Rainbow Award-winning writer CB Lee and artist Lidan Chen in March 2019. Ben 10: The Truth is Out There, based on Cartoon Network’s 2017 relaunched franchise, is the first in a series of original graphic novels that will anchor BOOM! Studios’ publishing program for the property.

Ben 10 introduces fun loving, 10-year-old, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. Once Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different heroic aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. Ben 10 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment.

Ben 10: The Truth is Out There features a cover by artist Ling Chen.

BOOM! Studios Releases a First Look at Steven Universe: Harmony #1

BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network have revealed a first look at Steven Universe: Harmony #1, kicking off an all-new five issue limited series from writer S.M. Vidaurri and artist Mollie Rose inspired by the world of the Emmy Award-nominated Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. As Steven helps Sadie cope with quitting her job at the Big Donut and losing Lars, Steven and the Gems must work together to deactivate an old Diamond Authority artifact called the Harmony Core before it destroys Earth.

Steven Universe: Harmony #1 features a main cover by Marguerite Sauvage, along with variant covers by Savanna Ganucheau and Veronica Fish. Each issue will be formatted in a special 8”x8”.

Steven Universe: Harmony #1 is out August 2018.

Cartoon Network’s ‘Teen Titans GO Figure!’ Coming July 19, Pre-register Today (iOS, Android)

Cartoon Network has announced alongside a new gameplay trailer that Teen Titans GO Figure! will launch on July 19, 2018, for $3.99 on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets via the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. Fans can pre-register today through the App Store and Google Play to receive notification when the game – inspired by the Warner Bros. Animation feature film “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” arriving in theaters on July 27, 2018 – becomes available.

The sequel to the top-selling mobile game Teeny Titans, Teen Titans GO Figure! is based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series from DC and Warner Bros. Animation – Teen Titans Go! Someone’s trying to put the Teeny Titans Figure Company out of business and all signs point to… the Justice League?! Play as Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire or Beast Boy, and explore iconic locations across Gotham City, Metropolis and beyond to search for clues to solve this larger-than-life mystery.

Teen Titans GO Figure! combines the cute 3D stylized figures, exciting battle system and engaging shopping simulation of the original with a new adventure featuring the DC universe’s greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Collect and battle nearly 100 delightful figures, including fan-favorites like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Lightning, Swamp Thing, Shazam and more, each customizable with colorful paint schemes for the perfect look.

Owners of the original Teeny Titans will receive a special Hooded Hood figure in Teen Titans GO Figure! for free when it launches. Players who beat Teeny Titans will unlock an additional bonus figure in game, as well.

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