Posts tagged: cartoons
Adventure Time’s “Princess Cookie” gets Comics Editor Carol in her heart zone.
In a lot of ways, Finn is who I would’ve wanted to be when I was a kid—if I couldn’t have Jake’s rad shapechanging abilities. (Shapechanging abilities are mathematical). I’m sure there are still boys upset at the thought of a girl pretending to be Finn, but it’s pretty clear that Finn, Jake and Adventure Time don’t mind girls being adventurers and boys being princesses and not just in the two episodes with Fionna and Cake, the gender and species-swapped versions of Finn and Jake. (Also, featuring the excellent Prince Gumball, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris). But while I love Fionna and Cake, somehow Princess Cookie got me in my heart zone.
I did okay as a kid in the 70s. From this set, I had Superman, Batman, Robin, Hulk, Thor, Aquaman, and Spider-Man. For reasons I can’t quite recall, I coveted a Green Arrow like CRAZY, and would have given up a finger for a Captain Marvel, but never got either of them.
Nuclear bombs are not made by ACME. The 1960′s Adam West Batman may have had a lot in common with Wile E. Coyote, but Nolan’s Dark Knight series is deeply invested in realism. If a bomb detonated over the bay 6 miles out of Gotham, there would be no happy citizens the next day. That bus load of children who watched it explode would have suffered permanent damage, and Wayne Manor would have ended up as a hospice for blind, irradiated orphans. So why was I willing to suspend my disbelief about all kinds of other unbelievable things, but not about a nuclear bomb going off that close to Gotham and everyone being just fine and dandy the next day?
“Ultimate Tragedy Cartoon” via Savage Chickens and our SF/F Editor James.
Vintage bourbon ad by Peter Arno, best known for his New Yorker cartoons (and as an influence on Seth). (via adclassix.com)
The Dude, Walter Sobchak, Donny and Jesus as they appeared in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (Click through the image for the rest).
via Savage Chickens