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VIZ to release 3 "Howl's Moving Castle" Titles

VIZ Media, LLC, has announced three published tie-ins to Howl’s Moving Castle, the latest animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle will be a full-color coffee table picture book featuring production artwork and interviews. Howl’s Moving Castle Film Comics Vol. 1-4 will use movie frames to tell the […]

LA Times on Disney's Theme Park Strategy

The Los Angeles Times delves into the Disney Corporation’s efforts to update and upgrade their theme park attractions on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland (free registration required). The article addresses Disney’s strategy to compete with other theme parks as well as other entertainment media competing for recreational dollars.

Templeton, Cooke Win Shuster Awards; Harvey Award Nominees Named

The first annual Shuster Award winners were named over the weekend, recognizing outstanding Canadian comic talent for the past year. Ty Templeton shared top honors in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer” category for his work on DC’s Batman Adventures, while Darwyn Cooke won in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist” category for DC: The […]

LA Times on "Family Guy" Resurrection

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about the shifting definition of a canceled show, focusing on Family Guy‘s return to Fox due to high sales of DVDs and licensed goods (free registration required). The article also briefly reviews Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad!

Advance Previews of May 4 Comics: "Batman: Dark Detective" & "GLA"

Mile High Comics has released several previews of comics from Marvel and DC scheduled for release on May 4, 2005. Highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #1, which reunites famed 70′s Batman team Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, and G.L.A. #2 by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier (She-Hulk).

Marvel and Nickelodeon/Viacom Among Top Licensors in 2004

An upcoming study from License Magazine notes that Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon were two of the top licensors in 2004, based on the strength of such properties as Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marvel’s licensing brought in $4 billion in retail sales, while Nickelodeon licenses brought in $4.75 billion.

Comic Giants Interviews Russ Heath

Comicon.com’s PULSE News “Comic Giants” feature has just published an interview with Russ Heath, best known for his variety of western and war comics produced during his 60-year career. Heath is currently drawing Howard Chaykin’s Legend mini-series for DC Comics.

Dick Giordano Interviewed

Longtime comics creator and editor Dick Giordano has been interviewed at Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Giordano has been active in nearly all aspects of producing comics since the early 1950′s and has been a prominent figure at Charlton, DC, and Marvel comics throughout his decades-long career.

Marvel Plans to Send "New Avengers" to US Military

According to a story in USA Today, Marvel Comics will be distributing one million copies of a special edition New Avengers comic book to forces serving in the United States military worldwide. The first 150,000 copies of the print run will go to troops stationed in the Middle East. A special reception at the Pentagon […]

DeMatteis & Ploog Update on "Abadazad," "Stardust Kid"

Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Ploog have updated Newsarama.com on their upcoming Stardust Kid comic book mini-series and the planned series of Abadazad novels coming from Disney’s Hyperion Books imprint. The Stardust Kid is a five-issue mini-series scheduled to debut in May, and the Abadazad novels should be released by spring 2006.

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