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Viper Comics revives DIC and Cookie Jar Entertainment’s Inspector Gadget

Viper Comics revives DIC and Cookie Jar Entertainment's Inspector Gadget

He may be on the clumsy side, but let’s not forget Inspector Gadget is one of law enforcement’s top agents! A cyborg detective whose bionic gadgets have helped keep Dr. Claw and the agents of M.A.D. at bay for years now. Originally animated by DIC Entertainment (now Cookie Jar Entertainment), the classic 1980s toon had all of the love and appeal of the 1960s series Get Smart, including the main voice actor Don Adams. Now, Viper Comics is bringing him back to continue fighting the good fight in a brand new comic book series. Penny and Brain are back as well… but so is MAD! Get ready to Go-Go-Gadget this summer!

Happy Birthday Link! The Legend of Zelda turns 25

Happy Birthday Link! The Legend of Zelda turns 25

25 years ago, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka released the first chapter in one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda. Mixing puzzles with action and adventure, the series has gone on to sell over 60 million copies across the original Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and others. At the heart of every adventure is Link, a noble youth set on a hero’s quest, typically to rescue the legendary Princess Zelda from Ganon (aka Ganondorf) an evil super villain. There’s a Triforce, a Master Sword, and dozens of other unique attributes that has transformed the franchise into a powerhouse. But did you also know that there was a a few Zelda cartoon series?

Inspector Gadget and Johnny Test to Viper Comics

Inspector Gadget and Johnny Test to Viper Comics

Typically, as seen with specials like Wolverine and the X-Men, it’s the other way around – comics becoming cartoons. But now, two generations worth of toons are now headed into the media of comic books; Inspector Gadget and Johnny Test are making the full transition from animation to the printed page, as Viper Comics signs the two properties to comic book deals. Inspector Gadget, DIC Entertainment’s (now Cookie Jar Entertainment’s) classic 80s toon, features a cyborg detective, whose human body stores multiple bionic gadgets — somewhat like an early Generator Rex! Johnny Test, on the other (non-bionic) hand, follows the adventures of Johnny and his brilliant twin sisters Susan and Mary. Fans can expect a graphic novel collection of each to hit store shelves in early 2011, along side a field dominated by Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and other Marvel and DC super heroes.

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