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Scott McCloud Announces East Coast "Making Comics" Tour Leg

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2006
Comic book writer/artist Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the dates and locations of the first leg of his 50-state Making Comics tour. The tour will begin on September 5 in New York City as Making Comics is released, and will visit locations in Cambridge, MA; Syracuse, NY; Princeton, NJ; Bethesda, MD; Washington, DC; White […]

Authors Want to Know How "Peanuts" Changed Your Life

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2006
Two authors are collecting anecdotes on how Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, cartoons, and characters have affected people. The anecdotes will be collected for a book tentatively titled Security Blankets: How Charles M. Schulz Touched Our Lives. Anecdotes should be between 500-600 words and can be submitted at PeanutsStories.com. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

"Afro Samurai" Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The trailer for Spike TV’s Afro Samurai has just gone up at the show’s official website. The show is scheduled to debut this fall, with Samuel L. Jackson voicing the title character. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

Original Unpublished Superman Comic Restoration

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Writer Mark Evanier points out an effort to Mark Evanier’s weblog from 1940 which debuted the concept of “K-Metal,” a radioactive chunk of Krypton that would strip Superman of his powers that would eventually be named “Kryptonite” in the Superman radio show. As of press time, 9 pages (out of 26) plus the cover have […]

Brazilian Brother & Sister Win World Cosplay Summit 2006

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog covers the World Cosplay Summit 2006, just held in Nagoya, Japan, won by a Brazilian brother and sister duo who dressed as Roseil and Alexiel from Angel Sanctuary.

Supervising Producer Eric Rollman Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com talks to supervising producer Eric Rollman about his work on the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD animated feature. He also briefly discusses the status of the upcoming Fantastic 4 cartoon and the recent annoucement of the direct-to-DVD Spider-Man animated series. Other news in the column includes Gumby’s 50th Anniversary […]

Archie Announces "Sonic the Hedgehog Archives" Series

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Archie Comics has issued a press release announcing the Sonic the Hedgehog Archives series, which will reprint the earliest issues of their hit Sonic comic book series. Each archive volume will be 112 pages in a 5″x7.5″ “digest” size with a retail price of $7.49. Archive #1 will be released in November, reprinting issues #1-4; […]

J. Torres on "Teen Titans Go!" Wonder Girl

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
Writer J. Torres has spoken to Comic Book Resources about Teen Titans Go! #36 in issue #36 of the Teen Titans Go! comic book. The article covers topics ranging from which Wonder Girl is depicted (the article points out that the title of the issue spoils this “secret”), the influx of new characters into the […]

Disney Reports 40% Jump in Quarterly Profits

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2006
The Walt Disney Corporation reported a 40% jump in profits for the fiscal third quarter of 2006, compared to the year-ago third quarter results. Disney built a profit of $1.13 billion for the quarter on revenues of $8.6 billion, vs. an $811 million profit on $7.5 billion revenue in 2005. CEO Bob Iger credited the […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2006
Newsarama.com has spoken to Craig Kyle, writer and executive producer of the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. The interview covers the rationale behind changes from comic book to screen, continuity between upcoming Marvel animation projects, and the future of Marvel animated superheroes.