A Year Of Anime: The Immortal Sazae-san

A Year Of Anime:  The Immortal Sazae-san

In my opinion, no education on anime is complete without talking about Sazae-san. Based on a comic strip of the same name that started in the 1940’s, Sazae-san became a weekly animated show 45 years ago this week, making it the world record holder for the longest-running animated television show in history, having aired over(…)

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Eulogy

Saturday Morning Cartoons: A Eulogy

An era has ended.  It had been “dying” for years, in decline… but now, it is truly gone. Saturday Morning Cartoons is no more. ABC, NBC, and CBS trashed their lineups years ago, sadly, but FOX and the WB (and now CW) had kept it up.  Then FOX let it wither, and this last weekend,(…)

The Wake – Our Review

The Wake – Our Review

The Wake is one of those comics that defies easy description. And that’s a good thing. The first half of the story, told in issues #1 through #5, is a tight, well-scripted science thriller, with references to adventure and science fiction stories, owing as much to Clive Cussler as it does to Michael Crichton. The(…)