An article in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper notes the rise of anime-related tourism in Japan. Many local governments, including that for the Tokyo metropolitan area, are giving anime top billing in their tourism promotion efforts, and a growing number of travel package tours offer overseas visitors behind-the-scenes tours at anime studios and trips to anime […]
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Devil’s Due Publishing editor Mark Powers about the future of the G.I. Joe comic book franchise. Powers discusses the shakeups currently underway in the battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra, the ‘G.I. Joe Arashikage Showdown’ manga-sized graphic novel, and the upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #0 relaunch by Joe Casey and […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Time Warner plans to announce a new TV cartoon and series of books based on Princess Natasha, an original animated feature available to America Online subscribers (free registration required). The 5-minute show about a princess who is also a spy will get a 20-episode run on […]
A report by Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen states that Michael Eisner has effectively handed control of the Disney Corporation to Robert Iger, according to the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Eisner is scheduled to step down as Disney’s CEO on October 1, but described himself as the “junior partner” at this point.
Joe Kelly and Ariel Olivetti have spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about their Space Ghost comic book mini-series being published by DC Comics. The creative team is already talking about a Space Ghost sequel, and writer Kelly is at work on two more Hanna-Barbera properties in addition to an original show for Cartoon Network.
The WizardWorld Los Angeles comic book convention was held last weekend, resulting in a deluge of comic-book related news. – DC Comics’ panel revealed details about DC Countdown to Infinite Crisis and its many tie-in books, Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory maxi-series, the return of Donna Troy to the DC Universe, a new Teen […]
An interview with producer William Joyce revealed that a sequel to the Fox/Blue Sky animated feature film Robots is in the works. In comments made to syndicated columnist Cindy Pearlman, Joyce stated that a sequel was being talked about even before the movie debuted, and that any sequels would address many of the shortcomings of […]
Philadelphia’s Weekly Press has published an article that keenly analyzes two recent comic-books: Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Ex Machina is an on-going series that centers on a superhero who becomes mayor of New York City, while DC: The New Frontier was a […]