Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WildCATS The Complete Series |
Two-Disc Collector's Edition
Actors: Paul Mota, Dennis Akayama, Roscoe Handford, Janet-Laine Green, Ruth Marshall
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Jim Lee fans...your wait is over. This art box contains the complete series in a collectible art box. 10,000 years ago, amidst a war that spanned millennia, the Kherubim and Daemonites crashed on the planet Earth. While t... more »
So-so comic makes for poorly inspired cartoon
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 10/19/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Jim Lee is undoubtadly one of the most influential and revered comic artists of his time, making a name for himself with Marvel's smash X-Men titles in the late 80's/early 90's, and he continues to pencil hits today with his more recent runs on DC's Batman and Superman titles. Wild C.A.T.S. (standing for "Covert Action Teams") was Lee's attempt to strike his own way with his then new imprint Wild Storm and Image (Wild Storm would be bought out by DC a few years later), and Wild C.A.T.S. attempted to be the line's flagship title. The comic itself was average, sausage-fest, militant team action, and it tried way too hard to be edgy. This animated series, which didn't last very long, attempted to steal Fox's hit animated X-Men series' thunder by having a cast of X-Men clones (the stalwart leader, the berserker badass, etc.) and some lame action sequences. Not to mention, but the dialogue is attrocious and the storylines themselves are pretty incoherent. There are a few, brief, shining moments to be found in this Wild C.A.T.S. DVD set, but very few, and the list price is unbelievably high for what all is here. All in all, if you were a fan of the comic and/or series, check this out, but for the rest of us, let's just hope and wait for Fox's X-Men series to get season releases."
Boring kids stuff
Matthew Chinman | 09/15/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i bought this because i really liked the Jim Lee Wildcats comics. However, these Wildcats cartoons fell far short of its printed parent. The animation itself was OK, nothing "Wild" and it was fun to see the characters come alive. However, the dialogue was terrible. How many times can each character spout off in cliche? The characters were so textbook old school comics, like the Hellspont cackling HA HA HA after revealing his eeeeevil plan. The dialogue was so bad, i could not engage in the stories. Even the opening song was pathetic: "We're heroes not zeros"?? Please."
WildCats the Complete Series DVD is great!
N. Kok | USA | 09/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wildcats the complete series DVD is great! Jim Lee's WildCats the complete series is a great buy! You get 13 episodes of WildCats: Season 1 on a 2-disc set! This is the first and only season of WildCats: covert action teams. That's why it's called WildCats the complete series! There are some great extras on the DVDs! There is a 25-minute interview with comic book legend, Jim Lee! There is a Jim Lee profile,extras related to WildCats cartoon series which aired on TV in 1997. Jim Lee is my favorite comic book artist, so getting this was a no-brainer! I highly recommend this DVD set!"
Full Nitro! Let's Make Toast!
A. Henderson | Portsmouth, Ohio USA | 07/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So, are there obvious similarities to the X-Men? Sure! Was the animation sometimes suspect? Yes! Was there cheesy dialogue and humorous rallying cries (My favorite: Grifter's "Full nitro! Let's make toast!")? Absolutely! But is it an animated series worth the price? You bet!
WildC.A.T.s was different in that it had a continuing story that kept you hooked from week to week. Only small details of "the orb" were revealed in each episode, so you had to keep tuning in to get the whole picture.
Also, I have to say that the romantic storyline between Grifter and Zealot had me tuning in too (Hey. Every superhero cartoon has to have one.). And as much as I love Cyclops and Jean, their cartoon storyline had nothing on this one (the comic is another story). Grifter and Zealot's big moment in "M.V.P." is, in my opinion, one of the most romantic moments I've ever seen on television (Hope that doesn't scare the guys away from buying this.).
If you like superhero cartoons, you'll want to check this one out.