ROBOT CHICKEN/DC COMICS SPECIAL

Like a giant bat symbol in the sky, only with the silhouette of a chicken, word reached the news outlets today about the details surrounding RC/DC: our upcoming 22 minute Robot Chicken special devoted entirely to DC Comics. Like Star Wars before it, DC Comics gave us free reign to poke fun at all their beloved heroes, and I have no doubt they’ll be delighted, disgusted and definitely defiled by the results.  No one gets spared in this special. Not the regular heavy hitters nor the more obscure ones. (I’m talking to you fans of Captain Carrot, Deadman and Chill Blaine! — I’m just kidding. Chill Blaine doesn’t have any fans.)

Since leaving to create MAD, I only get the chance to reunite with my RC pals on the various specials, but this time I do it as a writer, voice actor and co-producer, although we still can’t seem to get beyond ordering lunch out of a truck. It was, however, a weird dream come true to emulate the great Ted Knight, the original Superfriends announcer, with my own, “Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice!” An iconic intro that not only sets the stage, but in this case introduces an impressive cast of celebrities voicing various heroes and villains, not to mention my own Captain Cold and Booster Gold. The special will air at the end of the summer, but you can read all about it here.

The Once & Future Podcast

My friend and fellow geek, Anton Strout, who not only is the author of the amazing Simon Canderous urban fantasy series, but also a fellow Hofstra alumn, has a great geek podcast called “The Once & Future Podcast” which he was kind enough to invite me on last week. Considering he’s known me since college, he was nice enough to leave out a lot of the embarrassing stuff, unless of course you’re like my family and consider my entire career embarrassing. Have a listen here.

  • MAD

  • Robot Chicken

  • DC Comics

  • Ugly Americans