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James Stewart Weighs in on Disney-Pixar Rift

In an interview with the Motley Fool investment news site, James B. Stewart, author of DisneyWar, gives his assessment of the Disney-Pixar rift, calling it the result of a disagreement between Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Pixar and Apple CEO Steven Jobs. Stewart also talks about the tension-filled shareholders meeting in March 2004 and Eisner’s […]

Disney May Be Sizing Up South Korea for Theme Park

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may be planning a new theme park near Seoul, South Korea (free registration required). All reports state that the plans are still in the preliminary stage, and may even be intended to win concessions from lengthy talks aimed at opening a theme park in Shanghai.

Devil's Due & "G.I. Joe" on NBC's "Today" Show on Feb 25

A press release from Devil’s Due Publishing notes that they will appear on NBC’s Today show on Friday, February 25. The segment’s subject “covers why heroes don’t seem to have the lasting impact that they used to.” Filming supposedly covered the current Devil’s Due G.I. Joe comic book.

"G.I. Joe" Returns to Comics in June with 25-cent Reboot

Devil’s Due Publishing has issued a press release with details on the upcoming G.I. Joe comic book relaunch. G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #0 will be released in June with a cover price of 25 cents, with issue #1 following in July.

Viz to Move "Animerica" from Newsstands to Conventions

ICv2 News is reporting that Viz’s Animerica magazine will stop publishing as a newsstand, direct market, and subscription publication as of its June issue. It will distribute a revamped Animerica at anime conventions, starting with Anime Expo in July.

"Spider-Man/Human Torch" #2 Preview On-line

A 4-page preview of Marvel’s Spider-Man/Human Torch #2 is available at PopCultureShock.com. The comic is written by Dan Slott with art by Ty Templeton, creative team behind Batman Adventures, and will reach comic book shops on Wednesday, February 23. Other Marvel previews on the site include Astonishing X-Men #8, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, […]

"USA Today" Notes Return of DC Comics Properties to Big Screen

An article in USA Today notes the return of DC Comics properties to moviehouses this year, beginning with Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves in the title role. (via Newsarama.com)

Simon & Schuster Release "DisneyWar" Early

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports that Simon & Schuster has shipped James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar to bookstores well ahead of its March 7 publication date in an effort to capitalize on recent news coverage. Copies were shipped last week, and should be available in bookstores now. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Tomb Raider" #50 Preview On-line

A six-page preview of Tomb Raider #50 is available at Newsarama.com. This is the final issue of Top Cow’s Tomb Raider comic before the Lara Croft property receives a much-needed makeover in the video game sphere at the hands of her new owner Crystal Dynamics. This final issue is written by Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, […]

Mr. T Comic Book to Debut in May

UK-based APComics will be publishing a new comic book based on 80′s superstar Mr. T. The book is scheduled to debut in the United States on May 21, 2005, Mr. T’s birthday. Continuity connections between this new comic book and Mr. T’s smash-hit animated series or his earlier Mr. T and the T-Force comic were […]

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