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DC Comics Trade Paperbacks for March/April

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2006
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]

More "Bleach" Merchandise Coming from C&D Visionary

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing the latest merchandising licensee for the hit manga and anime series Bleach. C&D Visionary will be producing Bleach buttons, stickers, key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards for the United States. Read the full press release here.

New Walt Disney Biography Excerpt and Author Interview On-line

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Author Neal Gabler has been Comics Reporter, titled Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. The interview is available on the NPR website in RealAudio and Windows Media formats. An excerpt from the book is also available at (via Cartoon Brew weblog and the Comics Reporter, respectively)

DreamWorks Reports 3Q Profit of $10.5 million

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a .5 million profit for the third quarter of 2006, up from a loss of $0.7 million for the same period last year. The profit was attributed to continuing strong sales of the Madagascar DVD and to sales of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit feature film to […]

Press Release: VIZ Grants C&D Visionary "Bleach" Merchandising License

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2006
Date: October 31, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the story of 15-year-old Ichigo who has […]

Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu Join "Afro Samurai" Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2006
Actors Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Kelly Hu (X-Men 2) will be joining Samuel L. Jackson in the voice cast of Afro Samurai, according to a report on Superhero Hype. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

4Kids TV to Re-Launch "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Season 1 on November 4

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
Starting on November 4, 2006, the 4Kids Saturday morning lineup will include a double-dose of Yu-Gi-Oh!, with the new Capsule Monsters series airing at 10:00 AM (Eastern) followed by the relaunch of Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 at 11:00 AM (Eastern). Both shows focus on Yami Yugi and monster duels to defeat evil forces. Read the full […]


by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
4Kids TV™ LAUNCHES DOUBLE DOSE OF HIT SERIES YU-GI-OH! Beginning November 4, Yu-Gi-Oh! Season One Joins Capsule Monsters as Part of the 4Kids TV™ Saturday Morning Lineup NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 30, 2006) – Looking to satisfy your hunger for all things Yu-Gi-Oh!? Look no further! Beginning this Saturday (November 4), 4Kids Entertainment will relaunch […]

J. Torres Talks "Ninja Scroll" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006’s PULSE News has interviewed writer J. Torres about his adaptation of the Ninja Scroll anime into a comic for DC/Wildstorm. The interview covers how he landed the job to write Ninja Scroll, where it fits in between the movie and the TV series, and how he approaches writing his many different licensed property comics […]

NY Times on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
The New York Times has published a brief article about Hellboy: Sword of Storms, the direct-to-video animated movie based on the comic book by Mike Mignola (registration required). The article contains comments by actor Ron Perlman on what it’s like to be Hellboy and from creator Mike Mignola on the success of the property and […]