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Mickey News Looks Back at Disney Strike of 1941

An article on MickeyNews.com covers the history behind the Disney animator strike of 1941, which led to the unionization of the animation staff and ultimately led to a tremendous creative burst in the animation and comics businesses.

Forbes 15 Richest Fictional Characters

Forbes magazine has published this year’s “Forbes Fictional Fifteen” list, detailing the top 15 richest fictional characters. Trailing list leader Santa Claus (listed with an infinite net worth), come characters such as Richie Rich, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, and Cruella DeVil.

Jim Aparo 1932 - 2005

Jim Aparo, DC comic book artist for over 40 years, passed away early this morning at the age of 72, due to complications from a recent illness. Aparo’s work appeared in Batman and the Outsiders, The Brave and the Bold, and The Spectre, as well as the controversial “Death in the Family” storyline which killed […]

Greg Pak Lands on "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Writer and filmmaker Greg Pak (Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write a new, ongoing monthly comic based on Battlestar Galactica, the new Sci-Fi Channel series. The comic is currently scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Dan Slott Talks Up His Mighty Marvel Mayhem

BrokenFrontier.com has posted an interview with writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), surveying his career in writing comics to date but focusing on his upcoming Thing mini-series and the relaunch of She-Hulk in October.

San Diego Comic Con Comic Book News Roundup

Numerous comic book announcements were made at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con International. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page of their coverage of the event; highlights include a feature on the Slave Labor Graphics/Disney Comics deal (including images from Wonderland and Haunted Mansion), the future of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog’s Abadazad at […]

"NY Times" on Anime's "Mean Girls"

The New York Times has briefly reviewed three anime DVD releases, using them as examples of anime’s trend towards hypersexualized female killing machine characters (free registration required). The shows reviewed are Saikano, Gunslinger Girl, and Elfen Lied.

Disney and Dolby to Install Digital Projection Systems

A joint press release is reporting that the Walt Disney Co. and Dolby Laboratories will be installing 100 digital movie projection systems this autumn. The projectors, worth $10 million, will debut along with Disney’s Chicken Little feature film.

Wickedly Good: The John Constantine Primer

The latest comics-to-film project to hit screens large and small is Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves as the title character, with Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf, and Rachel Weisz as his supporting cast. Based on a character created by the legendary writer Alan Moore, Constantine has been a fixture throughout DC’s Vertigo line of comics since its […]

Disney and Slave Labor Graphics Comic Book Team-Up

Disney Publishing Worldwide has issued a press release detailing their publishing deal with Slave Labor Graphics (previously reported on Toon Zone News). The first title of the four scheduled will be Haunted Mansion in October 2005, with comics based on Tron, Gargoyles, and Alice’s Wonderland to follow.

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