Season three of the Venture Bros. premiered Sunday night on the Cartoon Network, without the Venture brothers or the Venture father for that matter.
The season opener consisted mainly of The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend being interrogated by the Guild of Calamitous Intent with the Henchmen and Brock thrown in as well. Don't get me wrong, I thought the episode was hilarious but what an odd choice to not include any of the Ventures.
Director/Creator Christopher McCulloch, a.k.a. Jackson Publick recently did an interview with the NY Daily News where, besides chatting about the new season, he weighed in on the new Indiana Jones film. "I think yet another of my inner children died," he said. According to the Daily News, Publick and his partner-in-crime Doc Hammer almost forgot to get excited about the premiere episode because they are so busy. The team won't be taking a break between seasons three and four. "Everyone is too busy to notice and even the premiere party is going to be a week late," said Publick.
Besides the show itself, Publick and Hammer have something really fun for fans who have been starving for some kind of Venture Bros. merchandise: The Official Venture Bros. Shirt of the Week Club. In a plan of pure marketing genius, the guys have decided to sell a new t-shirt each week to correspond with each new episode this season. Once the week is over, the shirt will no longer be sold. Thirteen shirts for thirteen episodes. You can buy any one you want separately or you could join the actual club, receive all thirteen plus a bonus fourteenth that will only be offered to subscribers. I don't have $250 to spend on t-shirts but I will keep a look-out each week a pick up a few of them that I like the most.