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ADV Hires Former Cartoon Network Exec

ADV Films has announced the hiring of Terry Kalagian, former Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Cartoon Network, as a consultant. No specifics as to what she will be doing at ADV Films have been announced yet. She will continue in her role as executive producer of George of the Jungle and Stormhawks for […]

TokyoPop to Publish "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" Cine-Manga

TokyoPop will publish cine-manga of Hannah Montana and High School Musical in September 2007. There will be two volumes of Hannah Montana initially, with a third volume publication date to be announced later, and one volume of High School Musical. All will retail for $7.99. [Source: ICv2.com]

Del Rey Announces Four New Manga Titles

Del Rey Publishing has announced the licensing of four new manga titles for the US market at the New York Comic Con. All four will be released in the fall of 2007. They will all come from multiple genres. The licenses are for Shiki Tsuki by Toru Zenku, with art by Yuna Takangi; Punpkin Scissors […]

Otaku USA Magazine to Launch in June 2007

Sovereign Media, the printer of the official Sci-Fi channel magazine Sci-Fi, has announced that the publication of the first issue of Otaku USA will reach store stands in June of 2007. The magazine will be a 9″x10 and 7/8″ 150+ page glossy publication that will come out bimonthly. Each eddition will include a full length […]

CMX Announces New Titles

CMX, the manga publishing division of DC Comics, anounced eight new titles plus the republishing of Gon by Masashi Tanaka. The new Gon printing will be unflipped and will retail for $5.99. Six of the eight new licenes are considered shoujo titles, including Two Flower for the Dragon and Palaette of Secret Colors by Nari […]

Yen Press Announces Five New Titles

Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Books, announced five new titles at the New York Comic Con. Four of the titles come from Square-Enix — Zombie-Loan, Alice on Deadlines, Black God, and Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna — and the other, Nightschool, from Svetlana Chmakova — the creator of the OEL Drama Con. Spiral: […]

DC Comics Announces "Countdown"

DC Comics has announced a new weekly series entitled Countdown to serve as the “spine” of the DC Comics universe once 52 reaches its end in May 2007. The project will count down from #51 to #0 over the course of one year. Paul Dini will run the story line. [Source: ICv2.com]

Marvel Releases News Regarding Movie and Television Schedule

Marvel Studios head David Maisel confirmed details of the upcoming slate of movies from the company. The Incredible Hulk will be filmed in Toronto starting early summer 2007 with a release date of June 13, 2008. Iron Man begins principal photography on March 12, 2007. Both movies will have a budget of between $100 million […]

"Dilbert" Comic Strip Licensed for Live-Action Movie

The Dilbert comic strip has been licensed by director/producer/screen writer Christopher Columbus for the production of a live-action movie. No further information on dates or potential casting has been released at this time. [Source: MovieHole.com via ICv2.com]

Graphic Novels Estimated To Have Outsold Comics in 2006

According to estimates released today by ICv2.com at the New York Comic Con, the graphic novel outsold the traditional periodical form of comics by over 20 million dollars. ICv2 credits the increased popularity of graphic novels with younger readers and the buying of graphic novels by library systems for much of the increase. [Source: ICv2.com]

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