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Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013 by

Like most Americans I watch my comic book characters on TV and film. Exciting news surfacing this week from both Marvel movies and DC TV. From Whedon’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. to DC Nation’s Young Justice, Green Lantern, and shorts this is a nice week of announcements for comic character fans that don’t read.


Joss Whedon’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D., in development for ABC, will bring the magic of Marvel movies home to a regular series. Casting is underway as part of the series development. In a recent interview with AMC Theaters actress Ming-Na spoke about her excitement over being cast as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Melinda May. During the short clip interview the future Melinda May revealed that she would not be reading comics in order to study for her new role. Instead that actress will be watching Whedon projects like Firefly and even Avengers.

As an actress that is not working on the script or photography decisions that is probably not drastic news. Ben Affleck claimed to prepare for Daredevil by reading copious comics and that did not help the Argo director become an award winning hero.

It is probably more important that Joss Whedon, who is only rumored to be working on the pilot, be familiar with the property. If his work on Avengers is any clue it seems that Whedon draws heavy inspiration from the comic worlds of Marvel. As Whedon shapes up this series someone needs to make sure he has read the Bob Harras run on Nick Fury including Nick Fury versus S.H.I.E.L.D.

DC Nation

Hiatus is a word that terrifies fans because it is often code for cancellation. Luckily, Young Justice, Green Lantern and the rest of the DC Nation line up will return on January 5th.  Saturday will be a great day for Cartoon Network. DC Nation, featuring “Green Lantern: The Animated Series” and “Young Justice,” airs Saturdays at 10AM ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

“Green Lantern: The Animated Series – Steam Lantern”
Knocked into the Antimatter Universe, Hal lands on a steampunk world.  There, he meets the idealistic Steam Lantern, who patterns himself after the Green Lanterns.  With help from his new allies, Hal must find a way back home before the Anti-monitor destroys his universe.

“Young Justice – Before the Dawn”
On a covert mission to rescue some of its own, the team, Blue Beetle and Miss Martian uncover shocking secrets… and devastating truths! That seems right on par for this series of teen TV heroes. The entire second season seems to be about unraveling secrets.

Besides this return to television, Young Justice season 2 , part 1, “Young Justice: Invasion-Destiny Calling” is available on DVD.

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