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On-line Comics Previews: Solo #5 (Darwyn Cooke), Iron Man: House of M #1

Buzzscope.com has several advance comic-book previews. Highlights for the June 29 comics include DC Comics’ Solo #5 (which focuses on artist Darwyn Cooke) and Runaways #5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. (UPDATE: The previews now include Spider-Man/Human Torch #5 by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton.) Highlights for Marvel comics scheduled for a July […]

Naruto Announcements at Licensing Show

Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog covers the Naruto announcements made at this week’s Licensing Show in New York City. Bandai will be producing a Naruto video game, and the Hot Topic mall-based clothing store will begin carrying Naruto clothing and manga.

"Sailor Moon" Manga Rights Revert to Original Owners

The Comics Reporter weblog is reporting that Tokyopop has let the North American reprint rights to the Sailor Moon manga revert back to their original Japanese owner. There is currently no further information if any other manga publishing company will attempt to acquire these rights.

Gail Simone Talks Superman and "Action Comics"

Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her current run on DC’s Action Comics and her perspectives on Superman as a character. Three preview pages from Action Comics #829 are provided with the article.

"Tonight Show" Covers Superman Festival 2005

NBC has posted Mark Evanier’s weblog. The coverage includes interviews with Noell Neill, John Schneider, and Superman museum curator Jim Hambrick. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Bruce Hamilton, R.I.P.

Comic book publisher Bruce Hamilton passed away on the morning of June 18, 2005, according to a post on writer Mark Evanier’s weblog. Hamilton owned several comic book publishing imprints and was pivotal in the publishing and preservation of the Disney “Duck” comics of Carl Barks.

Marvel Enterprises Under the Magnifying Glass

BusinessWeek takes a look at Marvel Enterprises, focusing on the path CEO Avi Arad and Marvel Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter took to go from immigrant veterans of Israel’s Six Day War to Hollywood hotshots.

BusinessWeek Looks at the Anime Business

BusinessWeek has published an article looking at the rise of anime as an exportable commodity, noting anime’s influence on both live-action and animated movies and sales that are estimated to top $5 billion globally.

IDW to Reprint "The Maze Agency" in November

IDW Publishing will be releasing a trade paperback in November collecting Mike W. Barr’s comic book series The Maze Agency. The series centered around private eye Jennifer Mays and amateur sleuth Gabriel Webb with each story presenting a “play fair” mystery, where all the clues necessary to solve the case are presented to the reader […]

Image Comics to Give Away Home Run Pies at San Diego ComicCon

A press release states that full-page color ad at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International. A special full-page color ad for Home Run Pies by Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen has also been created to run in selected Image Comics titles. San Diego Comic Con International 2005 is scheduled to run from July 14-17, […]

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