Saturday, July 17, 2004

I'm a wedge of anticipation!

Josh Wolk, "The A Team," Entertainment Weekly, 23 July 2004.

The six-hour Adult Swim block [is] fast rivaling Leno's and Letterman's ratings in the critical young-male demo, prompting [Cartoon Network] to fund a development slate....that includes a Jonny Quest-like adventure called The Venture Brothers from the creators of The Tick; a zombies-on-Staten-Island romp by Evan Dorkin, the gleefully violent artist behind the comic Milk & Cheese; and, assembled by some Crank Yankers producers, Minoriteam, a cadre of minority superheroes whose powers are derived from their most obvious stereotypes (Quickstop, "the man who can't be shot," is an Arab convenience-store owner; Doctor Wang is the Asian "human calculator"; and the Mexican El Jeffe fights crime with a leaf blower).