Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny
For what seems like years, Adult Swim fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of what many consider the station’s flag ship program, The Venture Brothers, and on Sunday, June 1st it arrived.
The episode opens with the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend fighting off the Guild of Calamitous Intent’s killer robot assassins while the Monarch recalls the secret Dr. Girlfriend revealed to him in last season’s finally.
The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend are captured and both separately suffer the questioning of the GCI’s Council of 13 (pictured above). It seems that the Monarch’s arching of Dr. Venture is without sanction and therefore he must stand trial.
Both have secrets of their past revealed but in the long run the Monarch is able to outwit his questioners and he and Dr. Girlfriend’s marriage as well as their arching of Dr. Venture is sanctioned. All the while two creepy dwarf-like men in Victorian era children’s clothing attack and force the Monarch’s henchmen to rebuild the Hive.
Now, that is just the quick and dirty. It might seem like I’m glossing over some facts and fun but as a whole that’s the basic story and in true V Bros. form, the open episode is just OK. So, instead of saying “OMFG! The new Venture Bros. was Friggen rad!!!” I’ll just say, I love the Venture Bros. Seasons I and II were awesome and I can only imagine Season III, just like both seasons before it, will pick up speed with every new episode until it is a flaming ball of pop culture drivel that we all just can’t seem to get enough of.