Sunday, September 29, 2013

Recap: Beware the Batman, "Sacrifice"

Dang it, Beware the Batman, I praise you for the theme, and you don't show it this week. Is it a time saving thing? Well, let's see what they needed those extra 20 seconds for.

As in "Sacrificing the Theme Song," apparently!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Legacy Character Study: The 2nd Doctor

Hello, all. Welcome back. Today, we're taking a look at the next Doctor. One whose influence still shows up in the show.

In both subtle ways... and not so subtle ways.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sketchbook: "Electro" Redesign

It's quite easy to critique.  It's amazingly easy to say, "You're doing that wrong" without knowing how it's done. So in my own way, I'm going to be stepping up to the plate. Because redesigning and revamping characters and costumes is "in" in the comic book industry, I'm throwing my hat into the ring. For the internet's consideration, I present the first of my character redesigns: Electro.

Time to get some spiffy new duds, Max.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Recap: Beware the Batman, "Control"

This episode was an interesting experience, in a good way. So, I started watching, and I knew that something was up. But I couldn't tell what it was at fir-OH MY GOD THEY PLAYED THE WHOLE THEME THIS TIME. I can’t tell you how much that does for my enjoyment. No, seriously. A good theme, even if it’s only 18 seconds like this one, does wonders in terms of getting me pumped. Even the theme for the Super Hero Squad Show picks me up a bit before the crap-fest that follows.

Anyway, now I can critique the intro for realsies! The intro is nice and moody, using only red and black. It features Alfred, Katana, and Batman in little action shots, and ends with Batman swooping off of a building. Awesome. The song is awesome sauce, too. I don’t know why some Batman shows like to have themes that are almost James Bond-esque, but I approve, especially here.

Aka "The One where They Started Playing the Theme!"

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Legacy Character Study: The 1st Doctor

You never forget your first Doctor, but you might not know that much about the first Doctor. Shall we begin?


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recap/Review: Batman TBATB, "Day of the Dark Knight!"

 In my ongoing efforts to not always show the best of DC and the worst of Marvel, here's another "meh" episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold. Not exactly Hulk and the Agents of SMASH bad, but "meh" is the worst that this series has to offer.

A Wednesday, to be precise.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

News: Batwoman's Marriage and Harley Quinn's Suicide, "The DC Twofer"

DC. Oh, DC. I like DC. I want DC to be so awesome, and when they're good, they're great! But on the other side of the coin...
Please stop doing things that make people angry at you, DC.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sketchbook: Aborted Artwork "40's Superman"

So, I'm going to start showing you all some artwork that, for whatever reason, I never finished. "Aborted Artwork," I believe I'll call them! Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Recap/Review: Avengers EMH "To Steal an Ant-Man"

You know, I’ve been thinking about my audience. As you can (as of 9/16/13) see down at the “Popular Posts” area to the right, the most popular two posts of mine are the Avengers Assemble one (which, although I liked it, I gave a thorough physics lesson to), and an episode of HatAoS, a show which I utterly trashed.

What does that mean? Is my audience primarily composed of people who want me to bash the brains out of Marvel cartoons? Do they just want me to rant and rave about things I hate?

I guess not, because the majority of you voted for "To Steal an Ant-Man" as the Recap to celebrate 5000 views! Today, we’re going to look at a good episode of a good show.

Because everybody likes Ant-Man! Right?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Recap: Beware the Batman, "Allies"

And now, we finally get what we were promised since the beginning! Does it meet my expectations? Let’s find out!

Finally.  Just... finally....

Thursday, September 12, 2013

News/Sketchbook: New 52 Lobo Redesign

Well, DC fans have been all abuzz lately regarding the reboot of the character of Lobo. For full details, you can find the story here.

Now, let's take this from the beginning.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recap/Review: Batman TBATB, "Emperor Joker!"

Well, NewtCave visitors, today’s my birthday! Yay! So I’m going to be giving myself a little birthday present, and I’ll be recapping and reviewing one of my favorite episodes of my favorite show! Remember “Legends of the Dark Mite!”?  Well, today, the Dark Mite returns as we look at the sequel episode, “Emperor Joker!”

Strap yourself in, this is gonna be a longer one.  This episode is packed.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Recap: Beware the Batman, Episode 7 "Family"

Did you all miss this? I certainly did! If you’re just jumping in to these recaps, go ahead and click here to start from the beginning. For the rest of you, let’s get started and see just what Beware the Batman has been preparing for us over the last few weeks!

The Bat-Family begins!

Recap/Review: Batman TBATB, "Evil Under the Sea!"

...I have nothing to say here.  Let's get started with one of the earlier Batman: TBATB episodes!

Evil is better down where it's wetter, take it from me.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Recap/Review: The Super Hero Squad Show, "And Lo... A Pilot Shall Come!"

There’s a concept in Hollywood known as “dualing,” or “dueling.” Basically, two production companies will make similar products and fight for popularity.

Finding Nemo vs. Shark’s Tale
Monsters Inc. vs. Shrek
The Dark Knight vs. Iron Man
Cop Out vs. The Other Guys
The Simpsons
vs. Family Guy
Angry Video Game Nerd vs. Nostalgia Critic 

Today, I’m going to look at the other half of the “Child-Friendly Super Hero Cartoon with Nods to Classic Comics for Fans” battle.

Batman: the Brave and the Bold vs. The Super Hero Squad Show.

While both shows fit that bill, B:TBATB focused on the “Nods to Classic Comics for Fans” part while today’s show, The Super Hero Squad Show focused on the “Child-Friendly” part. Let’s see how that worked out as I take a look at the first episode of The Super Hero Squad Show, “And Lo… A Pilot Shall Come!”

It'd be funny if the title actually referred to Falcon piloting the helicarrier.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Recap/Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. "All About the Ego"

I don’t want to make recapping Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. a recurring thing, because I’d rather be doing things I enjoy, but this episode… Just… this episode. Let’s get it over with….

I want to assassinate this episode.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Recap/Review: B:TAS "Legends of the Dark Knight"

Remember the last recap I did? I’d like to bring your attention back to this quote I’ve repeated over the NewtCave:

Bat-Mite: "Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it's certainly no less valid and true to the character's roots as the tortured avenger crying out for mommy and daddy. AND BESIDES, THOSE EASTER BUNNIES LOOKED REALLY SCARY, RIGHT?!"

What Bat-Mite was getting at is that there is no “definitive Batman.” Since the 30’s, Batman has been reinterpreted over and over and over. Today, I’m here to recap and review an episode of Batman: the Animated Series (well, The New Batman Adventures, technically) that set out to say something along similar lines, “Legends of the Dark Knight.”

Now before we begin, let me set the stage for this version of Batman: He’s Batman. 

Well, that’s all you need to know! Seriously, this show has probably the most generic Batman ever. That’s not a criticism, but an observation, and I’m not saying this in a negative way. I’m just saying that this version of Batman is probably the easiest to jump right into because it has the most familiar elements for the average person with a passing familiarity with Batman, but it doesn’t add too many of its own quirks to the mix to confuse newcomers.

It’s pretty refreshing when compared to versions like Beware the Batman that like to invent their own additions to the mythos. And with that, let’s begin!
Aw, yeah!

Legacy Character Study: The Doctor, Intro

Hello, internet. Welcome to my Legacy Character Study on The Doctor. All eleven of him.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Recap/Review: Batman TBATB, "Legends of the Dark Mite!"

Hello again, readers of the NewtCave! Well, we had another poll, we did.  And all of… nine people voted!  A new record high! And so, without further ado….

Wait, you all voted for “Legends of the Dark KNIGHT?” 

Smeg, I reviewed the wrong episode. Um…  well, don’t worry, Batman TAS: “Legends of the Dark Knight” is coming within the next few days, and that’s a promise! Until then, I present to you a near-homonym!

Ladies, gentlemen, and Kryptonians, a Recap/Review of Batman: the Brave and the Bold, “Legends of the Dark Mite.”

Contains 95% of the recommended daily allowance of Silver Age.