Chancellor William Chandler III handed down a decision in favor of the Disney board of directors in the shareholder lawsuit over the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz as president in 1995. Disney shareholders sued the board for breaching their fiscal responsibilities in paying Ovitz a hefty severance package after supposedly poor corporate governance.
This past weekend’s WizardWorld Chicago convention served as the platform for DC and Marvel to announce many of their initiatives for the rest of this year and early 2006. Summary pages of news coverage have been provided by Newsarama.com and ComicBookResources.com. Highlights include the creator and character line-up for Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15, including “Blackjack” […]
Mile High Comics has posted several on-line previews for comics from DC and Marvel scheduled for release on August 10. Highlights include Action Comics #830 by Gail Simone and John Byrne, Green Arrow #53 by Judd Winick, Captain America #8 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, and Incredible Hulk #85 by Peter David and Jorge […]
The Quills Literary Foundation has named their 2005 Quill Award nominees. James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar was nominated in the “Business” category, Fantagraphics’ Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 was nominated in the “Humor” category, and Marvel Comics’ 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard Isanove was nominated in the “Graphic Novel” category.
An article in the Los Angeles Times follows the history of the direct-to-video feature, now beginning to achieve critical mass and substantial sales figures (free registration required). Credit for the success of the format is given to the many successful animated feature films developed specifically for home video.
In the wake of much negative publicity, Wizard Entertainment has stated that they will not be running a WizardWorld convention in Atlanta in 2006 as previously reported. CEO Gareb Shamus stated that Wizard is planning for an Atlanta show in 2007 which does not conflict with other comic conventions in the region. In a related […]