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12-Page "Transformers: Beast Wars" Preview On-line

IDW Publishing has released a 12-page preview of Transformers: Beast Wars #1, written by Simon Furman with art by Don Figueroa. The issue is scheduled for release in February.

"Publishers Weekly" on Disney/SLG Comics Deal

Publishers Weekly has published a brief article about the licensed Disney comics coming from Slave Labor Graphics, a publisher usually known for darker, more adult fare. SLG publisher Dan Vado is quoted on the approach being taken for the new comics. The Haunted Mansion comic debuted in October 2005, with Tron, Alice in Wonderland, and […]

Devil's Due Publishing Announces 1Q Trade Paperbacks

Devil’s Due Publishing has announced the trade paperbacks scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2006. Included are two G.I. Joe volumes, collecting the closing issues of the first Devil’s Due G.I. Joe series and the first story arc of the G.I. Joe: America’s Elite reboot, coming in January and February, respectively.

Joe O'Brien Talks "Planet of the Apes" Comics

Writer Joe O’Brien has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about the new Planet of the Apes comic books he is writing with Ty Templeton for Mr. Comics. O’Brien delves into his opinions about the original movie series and how the comic ties into it, speaking briefly about the directions the comic will take. Several preview […]

Comics Previews for Dec 16: Sam and Max, Marvel's "Mythos," Gun Fu

The following comics previews are available on-line: COMICS AVAILABLE NOW – Telltale Games, makers of the Bone video game, are hosting new Sam and Max comics by Steve Purcell on the web to promote their new video game. – BrokenFrontier.com has a five-page preview of Hawaiian Dick: The Last Resort #3 by B. Clay Moore […]

"Disney Plans to Buy Pixar" Rumors Resurface

A report in The Wall Street Journal is resurrecting a rumor (again) that Disney is considering an outright purchase of Pixar Animation Studios to essentially turn it into their animated film division. The two companies are still engaged in renegotiation talks over their partnership, where Disney co-finances Pixar films and pays for compensation and marketing […]

Time-Warner is First to Offer "Family Friendly" Cable Package

Time-Warner Cable has become the first cable company to offer a “family friendly” channel package, as was hinted at earlier this week. The channel lineup will include Boomerang, the Disney Channel, and Toon Disney, as well as other channels such as CNN, Food Network, HGTV, and Discovery Kids. The service will cost $33 a month […]

Marvel Begins Digital Comics Initiative

Marvel Comics has opened a new section of their site for digital comics, with the debut titles being Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 by Peter David and Mike Wieringo, She-Hulk (vol. 1) #1 by Dan Slott and Juan Bobillo, Captain America #1 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and an episode of Franklin Richards: Son of […]

NY Film Critics Circle Names "Howl's" Best Animated Film of 2005

The New York Film Critics Circle has named Howl’s Moving Castle the Best Animated Film of 2005. A full list of their awards and the winners is available at their website.

Cable Networks to Offer "Family-Friendly" Cable Channel Packages

Responding to increasing pressure from lawmakers and special interest groups, Time Warner, Comcast, and four other major cable operators are planning to offer subscribers family-friendly channel packages, which will presumably include channels such as the Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Nickelodeon (free registration required). The move has not fully placated many of […]

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