Friday, August 29, 2008


Summer is almost at an end and the good folks at Warner Bros. are giving you, the faithful reader a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Check 'em out and win! win! win!

Smallville: The Complete Seventh Season will be available on DVD September 9 and fans of the show can now create their own "trailer tribute" and share it with friends for a chance to win a Nokia 5310 37" LCD television and the Smallville Season 7 DVD Collection.

Start creating your own trailer at

Chuck: The Complete First Season will be available on DVD September 16 but fans can look for online clues to decode Chuck's message for a chance to win a $2,000 gift card now!

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Supernatural:The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD September 2

but you can create an avatar now to confuse those that seek you and play the "Hunt The Demons" game.

Can you figure out who's human and who's a demon?

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So, what are you waiting for? Get over there for your chance at some cool swag!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Day late on the release, sorry fans, but this is a pretty good set. The entire first season of a show that a lot of people are punking on, but I think it's well done. For what it is. Summer Glau is phenomenal in the role of the Terminator and Lena Headley is no slouch either. She gets to display more of that ass kickery that we have come to expect from her from roles like Queen Gorgo in 300.
Don't believe the hype, this is a fun watch and lots of extras to keep you busy as well. And don't forget to go to the link on the previous post for some Terminator ala Facebook fun.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Yeah, you could give the show some grief, but when you get Queen Gorgo as Sarah and Summer Glau as the Terminator, then you've got some steamy television working. To whet your appetite I give you a terrific image and a contest as well.
First, this:

And then this;

the contest for this is here.

I'll be back later to review the first season box set.

Behave True Believers!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SUPER HEROES: The Filmation Adventures

If you were a kid growing up from the sixties until the late eighties, you knew the name Lou Scheimer. His name would spin after every cartoon he made with his partner Norm Prescott. The name Hal Sutherland showed up more often than not as the director of shows like He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe and Fat Albert. These were prolific men in the world of American animation. Forget Disney. Lou and his band of merry men gave us the shows that we really wanted. Superheroes, science fiction, action and adventure. This was the legacy of Filmation who's logo is recognizable even today;

Now, the folks at Warner Brothers has released SUPER HEROES: The Filmation Adventures. These are DC characters from The Flash to Hawkman and many more besides. Eighteen episodes of that classic Filmation animation we have come to love. Sure, there is a lot of stock footage in any Filmation cartoon, but that's part of it's charm. It's what generations of children grew up with and fondly remember.
In addition to the eighteen episodes of bombastic entertainment there is a forty minute documentary on Lou Scheimer. This is amazing to watch from his humble beginnings to being one of the most prolific studios in The United States at the time. Lou Scheimer was the everyman for people who loved cartoons. Not Disney. He loved each and every person who worked for him and it showed right up to the point where the studio was bought and closed in a week's time. This is a wonderful documentary that really deserves some airplay in addition to it's inclusion on this two disc set.
If you are a true fan of animation this is a box set you must have in your collection. The documentary alone is worth the price and they throw in a bunch of classic cartoons to boot. Relive your childhood with the SUPER HEROES: The Filmation Adventures.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I remember growing up on the Lynda Carter series and being in adolescent love with that statuesque woman. Now, Warner Brothers is giving the character what it deserves in the newest in the series of films they have been releasing that started with Justice League: New Frontier and then Batman: Gotham Knight which, to me, was infinitely better than the Dark Knight film being forced down our collective throats. Now it's Wonder Woman's turn and here's a little clip and pic to make to you wonder why we don't have this excellent flick in our hot little hands. Enjoy!


And that excellent pic as well:

I have always been a fan of Wonder Woman and feel that she has been saddled with a bad rap through the years mostly because of writers that have no idea what to do with her. This film should make a positive change on that opinion. Keep it tuned here for more updates as we get them.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


It's more of the same insane wackiness that we have come to expect from that cat and mouse. Updated to the new millennium and still hilarious, it's Tom and Jerry Tales and this is the fifth volume of their stuff out on August 12th. Warner Brothers have done a great job in updating this comedy duo for a new audience while not forgetting the generations of kids who have grown up with these two. The animation is nice and clean and the antics are still as crazy as from years past. With twelve cartoons on this disc this is one to add to the kids' library.
To help out with that one we're having another contest here at the Penguin Comics offices. First three emails I receive get a copy of this for their very own. Don;t miss out on this one and you'll even get it before it's released in stores.


They're tiny, they're toony, they're all a little loony. Come on folks sing it with me. You all know the words. Why? Because it's Tiny Toons! The adventures of Babs and Buster Bunny and their friends at Acme Looniversity where they learn to be the new wave of hilarious Looney Tune characters.
This was an amazing concept for it's time and Steven Spielberg was genius to get it out there. I had no idea that there were so many episodes for season one that they had to split them in half. Kind of a bummer, but an eight disc set would be too expensive and unwieldy. This way they are more workable and you won't kill yourself trying to watch that many episodes in one sitting. I know that I had a hard time pacing myself through these things.
One of the truly great series of cartoons from the 90's.
My favorite character was Go-Go the DoDo. Genius. Absolute genius.