The women's college basketball season isn't even a month old, but it already feels like March Madness. Several top teams have faced off in early games and another big match-up looms when the past two NCAA champions — No. 8 Texas A&M at No. 2 Connecticut — face off at the Jimmy V Classic tonight (part of a cancer-research initiative honoring late North Carolina State coach Jimmy Valvano). The winner of that game won't be moving up to the top of the rankings heap. (At least not yet.) That spot is being tenaciously held by Baylor, which has already defeated No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 7 Tennessee. "They are a pretty intimidating team," says ESPN's Rebecca Lobo. "They've got Brittney Griner back, the most dominant player in women's college basketball."
A 6-foot-8 All-American, Griner led the Lady Bears to Big 12 regular season and tournament titles last spring. She was also the only collegian to...
Static Shock #4
It's been seven years since the animated Kids' WB series Static Shock signed off, but the character still has lots of juice. DC Comics launched a monthly Static Shock series in September, bringing the character into the comic book mainstream. In issue No. 4 (on sale Wednesday at comic book stores and online) readers will learn more about the conspiracy involving Static's new enemies (including one who isn't what he seems) and the mystery surrounding his sister and ...
Batman - The Brave and the Bold
Today is a sad day for Batman fans, with the series finale of The Brave and the Bold closing a chapter on the most joyful incarnation of the character since Adam West donned the cape and cowl in the 1960s.
Green Lantern may not be as popular as his fellow Justice Leaguers Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, but in comic-book circles, he's a fan favorite with a vibrant decades-long history in the pages of DC Comics. Though the character's theatrical debut last summer was underwhelming, a new TV adventure finally gives the character his due. The fast-paced and eye-popping Green Lantern: The Animated Series gets a special hour-long sneak preview tonight on Cartoon Network before returning for weekly episodes next year.
Batman has gone global. As part of an initiative to fight crime around the world, Bruce Wayne has deputized a team of caped crusaders far beyond the borders of Gotham City. The African representative to this so-called "Batman Incorporated" project is David Zavimbe, aka Batwing, who now stars in his own monthly series from DC Comics. In issue No. 3 (on sale Wednesday in comic book stores and online), the fledgling hero has a brutal face-off with his first arch-enemy, Massacre.
The Major League Soccer playoffs begin today and run through November 20, when the last two teams standing will play for the MLS Cup. This year's title game will be held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy, who once again compiled the best regular-season record to win the Supporters' Shield and are, at least on paper, the team to beat. "They have the perfect mix of superstars, young talent and veterans who have been in the league a long time," says ESPN's Adrian Healey. "All over the park they are solid. Defensively they've been very hard to...
One of TV's most beloved dads is giving fatherhood another try. Peter Gallagher — who played easygoing do-gooder dad Sandy Cohen on The O.C. — has been cast for a guest shot on NBC's Whitney. Gallagher, who currently stars on the USA series Covert Affairs, will play the father to Whitney Cummings' title character in an as-yet-to-be scheduled episode of the freshman sitcom.
Everyone's favorite mutants are coming to TV. The X-Men, Marvel Comics' legendary team of super-powered outcasts, are getting an extreme makeover in a gritty and dynamic new animated series premiering tonight at 11/10c on gaming/geek-themed cable network G4.
Following the success of Iron Man and Wolverine, which premiered this past summer, X-Men is the third in ...
And you thought your family reunions were tense? Supergirl's first meeting with her cousin as an adult results in a seismic showdown in Siberia. In the second issue of DC Comics' new Supergirl series (on sale Wednesday) Kara Zor-El is still unsure of where she is and how she got here. Superman attempts to be a voice of reason but quickly finds himself a punching bag for the so-called Maid of Might.
Here comes the Injustice League! In tonight's episode of Cartoon Network's Young Justice, a secret society of super villains emerges — and there's some cool voice casting on the roster. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner (who appeared on last night's Big Bang Theory) stars as the Joker, while Charmed vet Alyssa Milano plays Poison Ivy.