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The Law Is A Ass #436: Is Green Arrow Not Guilty By Reason Of Inanity?

I’m sick of it!

I’ve spent the past three weeks writing about the Arrow episode “Docket No. 11-19-41-73” and like Popeye said, “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” No matter how long it takes, I’m going to finish with “Docket No. 11-19-41-73” today. Even if I have to write about it from the beginning all the way to the SPOILER WARNING! at the episode’s end.

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The Point Radio: SALEM’S Wickedly Talented Janet Montgomery

Janet Montgomery is back as the devious witch Mary Sibley in a new season of SALEM from WGN AMERICA, Janet talks about the upcoming Witch War and how it shakes up the show. Plus, more goosebumps from the guys on GHOST ASYLUM from Destination America. Their second season may be terrifying, but they tell stories of the things that happened off camera that will really haunt your dreams.

We are back in just a few days with a look at the new season of SYFY’s werewolf drama, BITTEN. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @ThePointRadio.

Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man Comes to DVD Next Week

Over the past year, Peter Parker has been saving New York City from evil villains as the masked hero, Spider-Man while balancing his heroics with homework and friends. When S.H.I.E.L.D. Director, Nick Fury, offers Peter the chance to raise his game to the next level…to become The Ultimate Spider-Man, Midtown High becomes a secret operations base for young heroes under the watchful eye of Fury and the school’s new principal, Agent Coulson. Spidey takes on S.H.I.E.L.D. missions across the Marvel Universe, encounters new villains, and battles his biggest threat yet…teen high school drama, in this funny and action– packed new series!

Click Communications: Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man on DVD 2/5/13! &emdash; Nick Fury & Spider-Man

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man 2-Disc DVD

PREMIERED APRIL 1, 2012 ON DISNEY XD BY MARVEL ANIMATION STUDIOS

Genre:                                   Animation/Action-Adventure

Rating:                                   TV-Y7 FV

US Release Date:                            February 5, 2013

Feature Run Time:                          Approximately 135 minutes each disc (six 22-minute episodes) – total: 270 minutes

Suggested Retail Price:     2-Disc DVD = $26.99 (US only)

Content:

Disc One: Great Power, Great Responsibility, Doomed, Freaky, For Your Eye Only, I Am Spider-Man

Disc Two: Flight of the Iron Spider, Exclusive, Field Trip, Home Sick Hulk, Run Pig Run, Not a Toy

Voice Cast:

Drake Bell as Spider-Man (Drake & Josh), Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson (The Avengers, Thor), Logan Miller as Sam Alexander/Nova (I’m in the Band), Caitlyn Taylor Love as Ava Ayala/White Tiger (I’m in the Band), Greg Cipes as Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Teen Titans), Ogie Banks as Luke Cage/Power Man (Fatherhood), Tara Strong as Mary-Jane (The Fairy Odd Parents), Steven Weber as Norman Osborn (A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner! Brothers & Sisters), Tom Kenny as Doctor Octopus (Spongebob Squarepants, Dan vs.), Chi McBride as Nick Fury (Human Target, Hawthorne), J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson (Spider-Man 3, The Closer).

Executive Producers:                    Alan Fine (Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man 2) Dan Buckley (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures) Joe Quesada (Ultimate Spider-Man) Jeph Loeb (Lost, Heroes).

All-ages Hero, Michael Midas Champion, Due in July

Not a lot has been heard from Jordan B. Gorfinkel, former DC editor and the mastermind behind Batman: No Man’s Land. His Avalanche Comics Entertainment operation has been doing some custom and corporate comics work while he continues to produce a weekly strip for Jewish newspapers. But, behind the scenes, he’s been slowly assembling this project which is finally coming out after way too many years. I’ve worked on it, I’ve read it, and I recommend it.

Here’s the official press release with the details:

May 23rd, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This June, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Scott Benefiel. Wrapping a classic fairy tale in superhero comic book clothing, MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION blends the heart of It’s A Wonderful Life, the majesty of The Princess Bride and the thrills of Spider-Man.

MICHAEL MIDAS CHAMPION is the inspirational life story of Michael Midas, who, as told by a grandmother to her grandson, grows from being a boy—dealing with a playground crush stolen from him by a tormenting bully—into a crimson hero who dons a mask and battles evil, particularly the bully of his youth, who has, naturally, become his supervillain arch-nemesis. Through his triumphs and trials, Michael becomes a superhero so dedicated that he loses touch of what’s important in life—his loved ones—puttting them and the whole Earth on a path to complete destruction. But given a rare second chance, can Michael Midas Championset things right? Will he? (more…)

Here Comes Speed Racer Back To Comics

As we hinted earlier today, Speed Racer is returning to comics, with new stories by Len Wein (Human Target, Swamp Thing, X-Men, Wolverine), Tommy Yune, Robby Musso, Lee Kohse, and James Rochelle.

[[[Speed Racer]]] is an English adaptation name of the Japanese manga and anime, Mach Go Go Go, but is best known in the US from the 60s television series translation and the 2008 film. Selected chapters of the manga were released by NOW Comics in the 1990s under the title Speed Racer Classics, later released by the DC Comics division, Wildstorm Productions under the title Speed Racer: The Original Manga, then collected by IDW.

The release date of the new series has yet to be announced. Maybe in this new series, the Mach 5 will actually have a trunk lock? Or is that too much to hope for?

‘Human Target’ cancelled, ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Locke & Key’ not picked up for TV

This has not been a good week for comics on TV.

On Tuesday, Fox announced that it was canceling [[[Human Target]]] (starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and Jackie Earl Haley and based on the DC Comics character created by Len Wein, Carmine Infantino, and Dick Giordano) after two seasons, and also declined to pick up Locke & Key, the pilot from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (the minds behind Fringe and the Star Trek reboot) based on the IDW comic from Joe Hill.

Now word has come from Deadline Hollywood that NBC will not be picking up [[[Wonder Woman]]], the series that would have been produced by David E. Kelley and starred Adrianne Palacki as the amazing Amazon.

Between these developments, and Smallville ending its decade long run tonight, we are suddenly going from a lot of comics adaptations in broadcast prime time to none at all for the first time since 1996– and that was when Sabrina the Teenage Witch first aired.

Right now, all eyes are on whether Disney’s fabled corporate synergy will mean sister companies Marvel and ABC will go ahead with a new version of Hulk with Guillermo del Toro and David Eick, and/or AKA Jessica Jones with Melissa Rosenberg– or whether they’ll be shunted to ABC Family or some such solution.

The Point Radio: Celebrate With THE WALKING DEAD

The Point Radio: Celebrate With THE WALKING DEAD


No one is more surprised (or pleased) at the success of THE WALKING DEAD than the cast of the series. They share their thoughts with us including how they avoid the internet “reviews”, plus the cast of HUMAN TARGET talk about how the show is drifting farther from its comic roots.

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Jonny Rench, 1982-2010

Jonny Rench, 1982-2010

Bleeding Cool reports that Jonny Rench, comics colorist best known for his recent work for DC and Wildstorm, from Batman, Human Target, Midnighter, The Programme and Red Menace, has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 28.

His last work appears to be in the now disturbingly titled Welcome To Tranquility: One Foot In The Grave.

You can see more of his work at his blog.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

The Point Radio: NBC Comedy Hits On Web

The Point Radio: NBC Comedy Hits On Web

Even though many of NBC’s sitcom faves are about to end their season, there is a lot of new original material turning up on the web. COMMUNITY‘s DANNY PUDI talks about that shows line up of webisodes now showing at NBC.COM, plus good news for DC’s HUMAN TARGET and not so good news for ABC’s HAPPY TOWN.

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‘Human Target’ gets second season

‘Human Target’ gets second season

With the upfront announcements for the major networks rolling out starting Monday, pick-ups and renewal notes have been arriving all week. This morning, it appears Fox has given a green light to a second season of Human Target.

The series, starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and  Jackie Earle Haley, debuted to positive reviews and middling ratings this spring. The first season ended on a cliffhanger with the producers hoping for a positive response. Instead, the origin story garnered the lowest ratings to date but still received the thumbs up.

While the show bears little resemblance to the Len Wein/Carmine Infantino character, it remains an enjoyable hour drama. The show will evolve a bit now that Matthew Miller, formerly co-executive producer of Chuck, will be joining the team as co-showrunner with Jonathan Steinberg.

Fox also announced a new series pick-up to Wilde Kingdom from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. The series will star Keri Russell, in her return to series television, alongside Will Arnett. Steve Wilde is a wealthy, self-centered Beverly Hills playboy who falls for a selfless humanitarian and hilarity ensues.

Chuck, one of our favorite series, is on the bubble but all signs point to its return to NBC. On the other hand, Greg Grunberg, one of the stars of that network’s Heroes, tweeted this morning, “The ‘Fat Lady’ is doing her vocal warm-ups!!” There had been talk of a thirteen episode wrap-up mini-season but that seems less likely now.

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