The Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon Still Doesn't Know What To Do With Its Most Underused Characters

In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, James Gunn did a pretty spectacular job of fleshing out the five heroes of the team in relatively equal manner. But so far, the animated series is struggling a little more in this regard—when it gets it right, it’s every bit as fun as the movie. When it gets it wrong though, it… »Yesterday 5:00pm

Steven Universe Just Turned One of Its Villains Into Its Most Lovable Character

Steven Universe is a show jampacked with so many good characters that your favorite one probably changes from week to week. But while last night’s episode did a lot of fantastic stuff, its greatest success was taking Peridot, the closest the show currently has to a recurring villain, and making her the star. »9/25/15 12:00pm

Steven Universe Is Quickly Becoming A Show About Flawed Mothers

In a way, Steven Universe has always been about the struggle of motherhood—a main character born out of an absent mother, raised by surrogates with their own problems. But since its return, the show is seemingly laser-focused on Moms... although “Sadie’s Song” doesn’t quite the same high notes as last week’s episode. »9/18/15 2:05pm

Concept Art Reveals a Look Inside the Amazingly '90s Spider-Man Cartoon

Fox’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series was pretty great, but like its X-Men counterpart, it’s very much a product of the 1990s—something that becomes achingly obvious when you remember what Peter Parker wore outside of the Spidey suit. Need a reminder? Look no further than this awesome concept art from the series. »7/24/15 1:00pm

Vintage Cartoons Recall When Pickpocketing Was All the Criminal Rage 

You can still step outside your door right now and have your pocket picked (or the modern version, having your iPhone snatched right out of your hand while you’re talking on it). But as these 19th century-early 20th century illustrations suggest, pickpockets and muggers used to be the pressing concern of the day. »6/25/15 7:26pm