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Category Archives: Cartoons

I Love Me Some Robins!

Longtime Henchies know that I’m a big fan of Robin. He’s one of my all-time favorite superheroes. And now animated fun guy Noah Sterling has used his nifty YouTube channel to run through the history of all the Robins. Fun times!

Yeah, the history of the Robins is weird. But fundamentally, Robin is awesome. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Also, since this video was made, I think DC is retconning their retcon and Stephnie Brown did serve as Robin. It’s confusing, but important to note.

Double also, while I’m on the subject, I’m starting to wonder if my disinterest in DC Comics as a whole these days has anything to do with the lack of a fundamental Robin. The team of Batman and Robin hasn’t been a thing for a while now. Damian Wayne is, technically, the current Robin, but he hasn’t been his father’s sidekick for years. He’s off running the Teen Titans and hanging out with Superman’s son. Tim Drake has been retconned back to being Robin, but he’s also been his own man for a while, and now he’s running Young Justice. Duke Thomas became Batman’s new partner, but DC went and gave him super-powers and made him The Signal instead, and now he’s a member of the Outsiders.

So DC simply does not have a Batman and Robin team, which is really disappointing. As much as I love Robin, I mostly love him in the context of being Batman’s partner. So I dunno, I think I’m just griping. Fun video, at least.

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Here’s a Really Neat World of Warcraft Cinematic!

I’m probably never going back to the World of Warcraft. I’m two expansions behind, and everything I read about the new stuff turns me away. I’m not in it for the post-game stuff. I’m in it for the lore — which is why I enjoy all these awesome cinematics Blizzard puts out!

Thrall is my favorite character, and it’s weird seeing him as an old man. But time passes for us all.

I went back to WoW a couple weeks ago when they offered a free weekend and I got to try out the start of Legion. It was…boring. I quit as soon as I finished the opening story mission. Azeroth is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

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Honestly, Into the Spider-Verse is a Masterpiece

It seems to be a quiet Monday here in henchman land. So how about enjoying the Honest Trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? This came out more than a month ago, and I’ve been saving it for a rainy day! Perfect!

They get really clever with this one, which is fun. Being creative is always rewarding and enjoyable. And Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is indeed a masterpiece. So we’ve got that going for us.

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Tuca & Bertie Looks Fun!

I love BoJack Horseman on Netflix. And now some BoJack people are kicking off another show today called Tuca & Bertie, about more human/animal people and their daily adventures! This time it’s all birds, starring Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish!

I’m quite excited. This is what I’ll be spending my weekend watching!

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Captain America Animated – SPOILERS!

There are MAJOR SPOILERS for Avengers: Endgame in the latest Tell It Animated video. Why the dude behind these videos thought spoiling the movie would be a good idea is beyond me. He definitely didn’t need to spoil anything to go over the history of Captain America costumes in cinema.

But since most of my readers have probably (hopefully) seen Avengers: Endgame, they can get away with watching this vid!

But seriously, if you haven’t seen the movie, don’t watch this delightfully animated video. He gives the whole game away. It’s ridiculous.

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