The Mantis-Eye Experiment http://mantiseye.com/ Venture Bros. news, information, episode guides and more. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:59:41 UTC Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:59:41 UTC http://mantiseye.com/news/rss en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Need A Venture Bros-centric SDCC Schedule? Cool!]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/need_a_venture_broscentric_sdcc_schedule_cool http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/need_a_venture_broscentric_sdcc_schedule_cool#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:03:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/need_a_venture_broscentric_sdcc_schedule_cool Venture Bros. type things and not much else then have I got the thing for you! Check out the official Mantis-Eye unofficial SDCC Venture Bros. schedule for all your Jackson and Doc needs. There's the usual panel and two signings and... that's all for now, but there's probably some other stuff maybe? I don't know. Either way it's a handy guide you can use when you're at SDCC but can't remember when to go to an event (hint: they are all at noon, or noon-fifteen).

There's probably some other non-Venture stuff at SDCC, but I'll leave those schedules up to whoever else wants to make them. I don't even know what to do with that information, to be honest.

Update: Also a belated thanks to The Venture Home News for letting me know about the Entertainment Earth signing. I accidentally forgot to credit them for sending me that bit of news!]]>
<![CDATA[Even More Comic-Con Madness]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/even_more_comiccon_madness http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/even_more_comiccon_madness#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:41:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/even_more_comiccon_madness the Venture Bros. panel with Jackson and Doc, of course, but did you know they'll also be autographing things at the Adult Swim booth on Saturday? Check out Adult Swim's kind of creepy SDCC page for more info on non-Venture stuff, but the deets you want are Saturday, July 26th from 12pm until 1pm at the Adult Swim booth, #3721. Also make sure you get your butt to the Adult Swim booth sometime earlier in the day (the earlier the better) to pick up tickets for the signing, because you'll need one to get an autograph.

Additionally Entertainment Earth has a couple of convention exclusive Venture Bros. items that you can purchase at their booth (booth #2343):

  • Bloody Black Shirt Brock 3 3/4" action figure - $14.99 - A variation on the many Brock figures that BifBangPow! has produced. This one has a black shirt and battle damage.

  • Set of 6 Character Shot Glasses - $26.99 - Shot glasses with some of your favorites: Hank, Dean, Brock, Dr. Venture, The Monarch and Classic Dr. Girlfriend. If you have friends who love the show and also getting drunk, then this is for you. Or maybe you only want to drink a couple ounces of water at a time, I don't know.

Both of these can be purchased at the convention but will also be available through the regular site (while they last) in August. Just in case you can't get to SDCC but want to pretend that you did. Entertainment Earth also usually has a signing with Jackson and Doc, though none has been announced yet, but keep an eye out for an additional chance to get them to write on your stuff.]]>
<![CDATA[Join The Venture Bros. Panel at SDCC 2014]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/join_the_venture_bros_panel_at_sdcc_2014 http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/join_the_venture_bros_panel_at_sdcc_2014#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/07/join_the_venture_bros_panel_at_sdcc_2014 Venture Bros. fans is this year's Venture panel. It will be on Friday, July 25th at 12:15pm:

The fifth annual [adult swim] panel block at Comic-Con will be kicked off with the cult-favorite series The Venture Bros. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer take the stage to discuss the upcoming sixth season of their original series and to answer fan questions.

I'll have the full slate of Venture Bros. events and activities all in one place for you to peruse once all schedules are finalized. Until then, get your costumes ready!]]>
<![CDATA[Book It: Venture Bros. Between Season Special Later This Year]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year#comments Sat, 17 May 2014 20:47:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/05/book_it_venture_bros_between_season_special_later_this_year Adult Swim Central that the Venture Bros. between-seasons special has been formerly announced and slated for release sometime this year:

THE VENTURE BROS. SPECIAL - Space. The final frontier, where no one can hear you scream, revenge is only served cold, and the drinks are comped in the casino. Join the Ventures—and pretty much everyone they’ve ever crossed paths with—as they rocket to the Gargantua-2 space station for an epic, hour-long adventure that will change the Ventureverse as we know it forever. Created and directed by Jackson Publick and written by Publick and Doc Hammer, both of whom also provide voices for the special, The Venture Bros. Special is being animated by Titmouse, Inc. The half-hour animated special premieres on Adult Swim later this year.

No word on if the special is an hour or half hour, but either way, Venture Bros. on the way in 2014! Thanks to Papa Thorn and Adam for sending me the news.]]>
<![CDATA["Art of the Venture Bros" Art Book Officially Announced by Dark Horse]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:31:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/art_of_the_venture_bros_art_book_officially_announced_by_dark_horse Dark Horse has formally announced The Art of the Venture Bros., a huge art book chock full of Venture history.

This massive coffee table book includes original artwork, character designs, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and props from every episode of The Venture Bros. to date, with accompanying commentary on the development of the series from cocreators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer!

Check out the earliest sketches of all your favorite Venture Bros. characters and the genesis of the ideas that became some of the show’s funniest episodes.

To top it off, comedian Patton Oswalt pens a very special foreword!

The book will be on sale starting October 22nd this year, and you can already pre-order it on Amazon for under $30 (the price seems to be fluctuating, it's $27.25 right now).]]>
<![CDATA[Venture Bros. Back On The Air]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:04:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/04/venture_bros_back_on_the_air Venture Bros. back on the air. Starting this Sunday, April 6th, at 8pm Eastern/Pacific time (adjust for your timezone accordingly) you can catch a one-hour block of episodes from the very beginning, season one. The second episode in the block will also reair the next morning (or later that night, depending on your sleep schedule and employment status) at 5am. You can always stay on top of the schedule (except when I forget to update it) by checking the official Mantis-Eye Venture Bros. schedule. Official for this site, but not Adult Swim, that is. They have their own, but it's got a bunch of other shows on it so it's harder to figure out.]]> <![CDATA[Reminder: Venture Bros. Season 5 DVD and Blu-Ray on March 4th]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:11:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2014/02/reminder_venture_bros_season_5_dvd_and_bluray_on_march_4th Venture Bros. season five Blu-Ray and DVD are out in a few short days: on March 4th! If you're into it, there's still plenty of time to pre-order them from Amazon and get them just in time. The Blu-Ray version is $24.96 and the DVD is $18.96. You could also go out and buy them from the store if you prefer, but you're on your own in that case.]]> <![CDATA[Venture Bros. Season Five DVD/Blu-Ray Revealed!]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:17:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/venture_bros_season_five_dvdbluray_revealed Venture Bros. season five DVD/Blu-Ray was released! You can check out the art below (click for a bigger version) and the release date is currently March 4th, 2014 for both formats. All season five episodes will be included, as well as "From The Ladle To The Grave..." and "A Very Venture Halloween" (technically part of season five's arc). You can also pre-order the DVD version on Amazon for a mere $17.49. No specific word on any extras just yet, though there will be the usual episode commentaries from Jackson and Doc.

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<![CDATA[Super Late: NYCC 2013 Wrap-Up]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:36:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/11/super_late_nycc_2013_wrapup
  • PSNation has a nearly 10 minute video of a round table discussion Jackson and Doc had with various members of the press. Promises of season six, along with some good character discussions. Well worth watching!

  • Kastor's Korner has a nice summary of a talk with Jackson and Doc along with 12 minutes of audio from the interview. Lots of insightful and interesting stuff in there, worth listening if you have the time!

  • Short interview by Open The Fridge. Doc and Jackson provide some musical insight and, I guess if you ever wanted to see a guy wearing a Flash t-shirt and a sports coat interview Jackson and Doc then this is for you!

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    <![CDATA[NYCC Venture Bros. Panel Video]]> http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:12:00 UTC Mike http://mantiseye.com/news/2013/10/nycc_venture_bros_panel_video Venture Bros. panel from NYCC earlier in the month! Since we're in between-season limbo there's no new footage or anything, but plenty of Jackson and Doc. If you've got 45 minutes, you should check it out!

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