is a fantastic
free browser game, a western whodunnit and revenge story that combines great scene-setting visuals with easily-grasped and simplified JRPG conventions. If you've ever played Zelda and loved a spaghetti western, you'll find yourself an hour in before you know it. Even the music is absolutely spot-on.
Co-creator of The Venture Bros. Jackson Publick was kind enough to update everyone on the status of the upcoming fifth season of the show. And while we'll be waiting a little longer than expected for the premiere -- March or May, due to the production of the first hour-long episode last -- we were treated to some preview screen shots and a list of special guest stars!
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Ask any fan of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. and they will tell you this: it has been a long time since we saw a new season of The Venture Bros. Yes, we were treated to the one-shot mockumentary episode "From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy" and its music video climax "Jacket" last August. But some of us were hoping for a little more following their amazing fourth season finale in November 2010. Well, boy and girl adventurers, we are in luck -- ahead of the fifth season's arrival in early 2013, we will be getting A Very Venture Halloween on Sunday, October 28 at 11:30 PM!
After a smashing panel, which featured vocal wonders Michael Sinterniklaas (and all of his hair), Paul Boocock, and a kickass sizzle reel, I caught up with show creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick to see if I could dig some more information out of them after asking them politely to stay a scoach later than they were planning.
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Be still my Venture-fan heart -- Patrick Warburton, who voices career assassin-slash-bodyguard Brock Samson on Adult Swim's The Venture Bros., was approached at an event promoting the syndication of his sitcom Rules of Engagement about what was going to happen to his character in the upcoming fifth season of the show. And then he said a group of words that amounted to just about nothing:
“Something happens with S.P.H.I.N.X. [Ed. note: S.P.H.I.N.X.!] Something happens. You like that? And I’m not holding back. That’s all I know. I know something happens. I’m not sure what it is.”
There you have it, folks! Warburton isn't talking. At least he's not talking details. At least not any details that he knows about. But we'll know a teensy bit more next month when the Halloween special airs, and in the meantime, co-creator Jackson Publick released some stills from that special that we can all gaze upon. And honestly, who isn't happy to hear any kind of news from Venture-town, even if it contains exactly zero new information?
Patrick Warburton Teases Brock’s Storyline in Venture Bros. Season 5 [Spinoff Online]
Screenshots from season 5 in glorious extra-color [The Mantis-Eye Experiment]
Marvel superheroes are going on summer vacation with Phineas and Ferb, and Archer is going to Bob's Burgers. When you consider what it would mean stylistically and comedically, cartoon mashups can be a pretty beautiful (and beautifully weird) thing. As a fervent supporter of them, as well as someone who has written her fair share of fan fiction, I have five suggestions for potential crossovers with shows that are currently on the air. Would any of them actually happen? Probably not, but we can all dream can't we?
Disclaimer: I'm pretty sure there is zero chance of these actually happening.
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Last year at New York Comic Con, the creators of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken
teased their upcoming DC Comics special, which is finally arriving on Sunday, September 9 at midnight. They showed a bunch of past clips from the show that featured DC characters, which was all fine and good, but like every other faithful viewer of Robot Chicken
, it was stuff we'd seen already. Tons of times, if we are nightly Adult Swim viewers. Well, the preview video at IGN
is all new footage, and it looks like some of the best stuff the show has done to date. I really can't remember the last time a preview
video made me so happy. So, they've done Star Wars
and DC, which means I will be putting Star Trek
and Marvel episodes on my wish list. Have at it, genies! (via Seth Green on Twitter
) — Jamie
Lying is a sin, so I would never bear false witness when it comes to Moral Orel coming back to Adult Swim. Dino Stamatopoulos announced on Twitter not too long ago that his stop-motion show would return for a one-shot prequel special, Beforel Orel, Monday, November 19 at midnight.
According to MTV Geek, the story will focus on how Orel Puppington became such a devout little gent as well as the circumstances of the birth of his brother, Shapey. Why is Shapey something of a mystery? Because he's Orel's half-brother. And since we know that Orel's parents, Clay and Bloberta, have a rather tenuous relationship, this probably means that we'll get a better look at the unholy goings-on outside the Puppington household.
But mostly, it's going to be a ton of fun to see exactly what made Orel become the most dangerously optimistic person ever.
'Before Orel' the 'Moral Orel' prequel dated for November [MTV Geek]
In a wrap-up interview following Comic Con
, co-creator of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros.
Jackson Publick revealed two things: the previously announced Halloween special
will be a regular part of the fifth season and not a stand-alone special, and the fall premiere for that season will be one glorious, Venture-filled hour long. Seasons five and six will also be bridged by an hour-long special. That is so much Venture, spaced out over a span of months, like a fantastic pagan celebration! If we could just get a premiere date... (via The Mantis-Eye Experiment
) — Jamie