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WizardWorld Atlanta Moved to 2007

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 […]

San Diego "Spawn" Animation Teaser Available On-line

A press release announces that the animated trailer to the new Spawn movie is available for downloading at Spawn.com. The footage was shown at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

NY Times on Spider-Girl's Domestic Abuse Story, Alex Ross' "Justice"

A one-paragraph report in the New York Times’ “Arts, Briefly” section notes that Spider-Girl #89 will deal with teenage dating abuse, and will include facts on domestic violence and resources to assist victims. The same article also notes the release of Justice #1 by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithwaite, which will pit DC […]

Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

A report on Nausicaa.net states that director Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle) will be receiving the Golden Lion for career achievement at the 62nd Annual Venice Film Festival.

Mark Evanier Begins "Beta-Testing" Jack Kirby Biography

In a post on his weblog, writer Mark Evanier states that he is beginning “beta-testing” of his comprehensive biography of Jack Kirby. Evanier states that, “I’ll be setting up a little private forum/mailing list where folks who want to help me with research can do so. If you’re one of those people who know old […]

Grant Morrison on DC Comics' New York Architecture

The New York Times spoke to writer Grant Morrison about the architecture of his Seven Soldiers: Manhattan Guardian mini-series (free registration required). The Manhattan visualized in his comics (and in a free slide show on-line) include several buildings which were designed but never built.

IDW to Reprint Marvel, Dreamwave "Transformers" in 2006

A report on Newsrama.com states that IDW will be reprinting the Marvel and Dreamwave Transformers comic books in trade paperback form in 2006 in conjunction with the launch of their Transformers monthly comic book series. The trade paperbacks will not be connected to the new monthly comic, but will bring all older Transformers comic book […]

Disney Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Plans

A report on ICv2.com details Disney’s plans for upcoming graphic novels to be sold in the United States. In addition to the existing W.I.T.C.H. comics and the Abadazad children’s books (written by JLU scribe J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Ploog), Disney is planning comics based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black […]

McDonald's and DreamWorks Animation Cut Marketing Deal

McDonald’s Corp. has announced a two-year marketing deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. DreamWorks will produce animated commercials for McDonald’s, while McDonald’s will promote DreamWorks animated films, beginning with Shrek 3.

"Hero Squared" #1 Preview On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of Hero Squared #1, written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Joe Abraham. The comic, published by Boom! Studios, focuses on the adventures of Milo and his superheroic counterpart from a destroyed parallel universe. Hero Squared #1 will be in comic book stores this Wednesday, July […]

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