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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DC vs Marvel Part 2

Hey everyone, I'm here today to talk about the newest development in the battle between DC and Marvel.
OK, so in my last post I talked about DC Nation and in this post I'm going to talk about what Marvel is doing in response. DC used its connections with Warner Bros. to create DC Nation on Cartoon Network. Marvel used its connections with Disney to create Marvel Universe on Disney XD. During this hour block, Marvel is showing its new season of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and its brand new series Ultimate Spider-Man.

Here's my review for them:

Ultimate Spider-Man:

Recap:
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This show take place one year after Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider. Spider-Man, voiced by Drake Bell, has got some experience now, but he's still a rookie and trying to figure out this whole hero business. Early into the first episode he's approached by Nick Furry, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., and offered training so that he can become a better hero. At first he turns it down, but after being attacked at his own school because he clumsily let a villain he was fighting get a tracker on him. After defeating the villains he agrees to train with S.H.E.I.L.D, but after he is assigned to a team of rookie heroes including Nova voiced by Logan Miller, Power Man voiced by Ogie Banks, Iron Fist voiced by Greg Cipes, and White Tiger voiced by Caitlyn Taylor Love, he decides to leave S.H.E.I.L.D. Shortly after leaving he is attacked by the villains that attacked him at his school earlier. He is saved however by the same heroes he left at S.H.I.E.L.D. After the battle Spider-Man realizes that he should joins the team and agrees to come back to S.H.I.E.L.D. as long as he can still do solo missions as Spider-Man. When he returns to school however he finds his new team mate have been enrolled at his school by S.H.I.E.L.D. At first Peter's mad, but eventually comes to the realization that this could be fun.
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Review:
Ok, so I was a little skeptical at first when I found out Drake Bell was going to voice Spidey, but he's been doing a great job. The show is a lot goofier than I thought it was going to be.The show has made some pretty big updates to the classic lore of Spider-Man. The Daily Bugle has gone from a newspaper company to an Communication business that includes news. So now you have J. Jameson yelling about how the web head is a menace on a big screen in time square. Aunt May has also transformed from a shriveled old lady to a younger yoga-doing, protein-shake-making aunt. Peter doesn't seem as nerdy as he used to be. He's more dork than nerd. Overall it's a pretty good series. It's not the top of my watch list, but it's still on there.




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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Recap:
For those of you that have been living under a rock, the Avengers is one of the best super hero teams of all time. Taking place in the Marvel Universe, the show stars Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Ant Man, Wasp, Hawkeye, the Black Panther, and the Hulk.

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In the all new season the plot progresses with the Skrull invasion and introduces more heroes such as the Fantastic Four and Ms. Marvel, and The Vision who eventually get added to the team. Will Kaang's prediction about Captain America causing the world to end come true? Will the team survive? Tune in to find out.
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Review:
This is easily Marvel's best TV show. It's a great success with a lot of potential. I love this show and I hope to see Marvel make more shows like this in the future.



And that's about all there is. 

Who do think is better Marvel or DC? Leave a comment below about who you think is best.
 I'm Petertwnsnd and I'll catch ya later!

Friday, April 6, 2012

DC vs Marvel Part 1

Hey, it's been forever since an update, but I realized I've got some nerd stuff to review, so here it goes.

Hey everyone, I'm here today to talk about the newest development in the battle between DC and Marvel. Recently, DC used its Warner Brothers connections to get an hour block on Cartoon Network on Saturdays mornings for "DC Nation". DC Nation includes the all new episodes of Young Justice and the brand new series Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Here's my review for both shows:

Green Lantern: The Animated Series:

Recap:
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The basic premises of the series is that Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kilowog steal a prototype Green Lantern ship with an experimental A.I. (dubbed "Aya" by Hal) and get stranded on the outer reaches of the galaxy where they fight of the impending threat of the Rad Lanterns. Within the first two episodes the beat and capture a Red Lantern by the name of Razer. The take him onto the ship and are currently trying to rehabilitate him. Although he still wields his Red Lantern ring he fights along side Hal and Kilowog in battle. Aya also developed a way to download her consciousness into a robotic body to help in the fight. Can two Green Lanterns, a Red Lantern, and a robot stop the Red Lantern Corp before they get to the main systems? Tune in to find out!
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Review:
The series is very different from what I initially thought it was going to be like. They took a risk making a series about Green Lantern and not having him fight Sinestro. In addition, they took Hal and Kilowog away from all the other Green Lanterns and stranded them in the far corner of the galaxy. However, it seems to have payed off. The series, although taking a very unorthodox look at the Green Lantern franchise, seems to be going very well. The character of Hal Jordon has been a little fuzzy in the past and has had to be redefined many times, but this version on Hal Jordan seems very natural and works well in the series. Experienced voice actors Josh Keaton and Kevin Michael Richardson are perfect for there roles of Hal and Kilowog respectively. Grey DeLisle brings the all-new character of Aya to life and Jason Spisak's character of Razer gives the show some great conflict. The animation style through me off at first, but once you get used to it, it's a great series.

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Young Justice:

Recap:
For those of you who don't know, Young Justice is about a team of young heroes and former sidekicks teaming up to take down threats. The show star Jesse McCartney as Robin, Khary Payton (previously the voice of Cyborg in Teen Titans) as Aqualad, Jason Spisak (who also voices Razer in GL:TAS) as Kid Flash, Nolan North as Superboy, Danica McKellar as Miss Martian, and Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis.

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In the all new episodes we have added on Zantanna voiced by Lacey Chabert to the team as well as Red Arrow (formerly known as Speedy) who's voiced by Crispin Freeman. As we approach the end of the season we're finding out more about Miss Martian's past as well as Artemis' true identity. Things are also heating up as Red Arrow is trying to figure out who the mole on the team is.
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Review:
The brand new episodes are great. They continue to uphold their excellent standards that they've set for themselves. I'm loving the plot developments and can't wait to see what happens as we end the season. This  is one of my favorite shows on the air right now and in my opinion the best show DC has made so far.




And that's about it for DC. Make sure you watch for Part 2 where I review what Marvel's up to. Catch ya later!