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Coming out of WonderCon, IDW has revealed that they're taking the Michael Jai White-starring "Black Dynamite" and bringing it to comics this fall in a miniseries.

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Pay attention, suckah, because the meanest, baddest brother that ever walked the streets is coming back in 2013 to Adult Swim. Or 2014, somewhere around there, according to a Deadline report.

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New seasons, a couple of new additions, and specials mark the 2012-2013 Adult Swim lineup.
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The Black Dynamite crew at New York Comic Con

In 2012, we'll finally get the long-promised (and promoted) animated take on the 2009 cult blaxploitation satire, Black Dynamite. The film stars Michael Jai White (Spawn, The Dark Knight) as a black street hero and ladies' man who tackles the onslaught of drugs and crime infesting the streets of his neighborhood. Among other things, the movie provides us with the answer to the question, "What's Arsenio Hall been up to?" The upcoming Adult Swim animated series promises to continue the ongoing adventures of the title character as he dispenses justice on the mean streets of the inner city.

A scene from Adult Swim's Black Dynamite cartoon

White was joined by co-star Byron Minnis, the film's director Scott Sanders, and the animated series' Executive Producer, Carl Jones in fielding a few questions about the new show at NYCC with The Nerdist's Jonah Ray. Read More...

Plus, check out the 11-minute pilot of the upcoming Adult Swim series!

One of the more attention-grabbing new series listed as part of the Adult Swim's 2011-2012 lineup was the animated adaptation of 2009's blacksploitation spoof, Black Dynamite--a movie I half really liked* thanks to a thoroughly committed performance by lead/co-writer Michael Jai White. The one-time Spawn actor (nope, you'll never get away from that one, man) completely owned the character of a 70's streetwise hero who the ladies loved and hoods and the Man feared. Large chunks of that movie were a thing of beauty, including a White House assault in the last act that has Dynamite taking the fight to the big man himself, Richard Milhouse Nixon.

It also helps that White--who's kind of like Wesley Snipes without the dramatic flair, but with a willingness to have fun in a role--is a terrific stealth comedian. You don't expect a brawny martial artist to be as funny as White is, and it's this constant surprise that makes the source material work. Read More...

On Thursday, the folks at Adult Swim announced their new lineup for 2011-2012--complete with Jay-Z on the mic at a big ol' party we weren't invited to. Below is the list of new shows starting this season and returning series (where's our second season of Titan Maximum).

A couple of things I noticed right off the bat: the network has seemingly hasn't slowed the expansion of its live-action lineup, with the Paul Scheer-created NTSF:SD:SUV and the soap satire The Heart, She Holler being the most recent addition. In recent years Cartoon Network as a whole seems to be expanding its live-action 15-minute and half-hour offerings. A lot of these shows seem shot on the cheap (I don't mean cheaply-made, just not overly-expensive).

Check out the lineup with a little extra commentary.

New original series and specials:

NTSF:SD:SUV

NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle), is a clandestine team of government agents working together to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada and Guam. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3-D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists. As with many other acronym-ed police procedurals that dominate the airwaves, NTSF:SD:SUV::’s season of 15-minute episodes is ripped from the headlines and full of suspense, action, drama, cliffhangers, yelling, passionate love-making, more yelling, death and plenty of pregnant pauses. NTSF:SD:SUV:: is created by Paul Scheer and stars Scheer, Rebecca Romjin, Rob Riggle, Kate Mulgrew, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Martin Starr and S.A.M., the first sentient robot on television. Paul Scheer and Jonathan Stern are executive producers. Curtis Gwinn is co-executive producer. Series premieres this summer on Adult Swim.

THE VENTURE BROS. SPECIAL—FROM THE LADLE TO THE GRAVE: THE STORY OF SHALLOW GRAVY

See the Venture Family as you’ve never seen them before: in a 15-minute documentary-style animated special. Follow the meteoric rise, the equally meteoric fall, and the decidedly un-meteor-like second coming of the most important band Hank Venture, Dermott Fitctel and H.E.L.P.eR. robot have ever been in: Shallow Gravy. If you’re hungry for rock, then open wide, because here comes a ladle of heavy metal fire and metaphoric meat drippings. Launched on Adult Swim in August 2004, The Venture Bros. is an inspired spoof of 1960s action cartoon shows such as Johnny Quest. Created by Jackson Publick III (King of the Hill, The Tick), the 30-minute animated series follows the bizarre misadventures of the Venture family. The Venture Bros. Special—From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy premieres July 24 on Adult Swim.

As a huge Venture Brothers fan, it's great to have new content this year, but it's still a bummer that we won't see Season 5 until at least next Fall. On the plus side, it does give us more of the show's music, which--besides the writing, voice acting, and animation--is one of its high points.


THE HEART, SHE HOLLER

The Heart, She Holler is a new live-action soap opera about folk who ain’t never used soap or seen an opera. It’s a satire on the emotional Hee-Hawification of America, set in a town so inbred, the folks have become almost supernaturally wrong. The series is produced by PFFR, and stars Patton Oswalt and Heather Lawless. The Heart, She Holler premieres this fall on Adult Swim.

CHINA, IL

Frank and Steve Smith are brothers who teach in the history department of a state university in China, Illinois. They also happen to be legends in their own minds who will often sacrifice facts, lessons and syllabi for the sake of being awesome. Created by Brad Neely, executive produced by Brad Neely (Creased Comics) and Daniel Weidenfeld and produced by Titmouse, Inc. (Metalocalypse), China, IL premieres this fall on Adult Swim.

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