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Previews for "Batman Strikes" #8, "JLA: Classified" #6

Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.

DC Comics Ends Humanoids, 2000 AD Publishing Relationship

DC Comics has confirmed via press release that they are discontinuing their publishing initiative with the European publishers Humanoids and 2000 A.D./Rebellion due to low sales. The last titles to be published were advance solicited last month, and all titles will continue to be available as back-list items. At this time DC Comics’ manga imprint […]

"He-Man" DVD Details Revealed

BCI Eclipse has released details on the 2-disc “Best of” Collector’s Edition DVD of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, scheduled for release on July 12 during the San Diego Comic-Con International convention. The set will contain 10 episodes, half from season 1 and half from season 2, in addition to a variety of […]

Porky Pig Voice Actor Hosting Seminar Cruise

Writer Mark Evanier reports that Bob Bergen, current voice actor for Porky Pig, will be hosting a seminar on breaking into the voiceover and voice acting business on a 3-day cruise to Mexico on February 10, 2006. Details are available at Bergen’s website.

Gene Hazelton, 1919 - 2005

Veteran animator and artist Wesley “Gene” Hazelton passed away last week, according to a report in Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog. Hazelton began working for Disney in 1939, working on films like Fantasia and Pinocchio, before moving to Warner Brothers in 1941. Later, Hazelton was a fixture of the Hanna-Barbera studios, working on both the […]

Counterfeit "Incredibles" Merchandise Flooding Asia

Disney is consulting its legal staff to determine the most effective method to deal with a flood of counterfeit Incredibles merchandise throughout Asia. The counterfeits are apparently filling demand for Incredibles merchandise that is not being met adequately by Hasbro. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Hayao Miyazaki, Art Spiegelman Among "Time 100"

Animator Hayao Miyazaki and comic book artist Art Spiegelman are two of the the “Time 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people in the world as selected by Time magazine. Miyazaki is the director of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, while Art Spiegelman’s Maus remains a seminal work in […]

"Swamp Fox" Chronicles American Revolution with Animals

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted an article highlighting Jonathan Myers’ Swamp Fox, an all-ages anthropomorphic animal comic book that is based on the life of Francis Marion, a renowned colonial-era American patriot who battled the British with early guerilla warfare tactics.

Bendis Talks Marvel's "House of M"; Sketchbook Preview Released

Writer Brian Michael Bendis has spoken at length to Newsarama about House of M, Marvel’s upcoming massive crossover event growing out of last year’s “Avengers Disassembled” storyline. Newsarama also has a preview of the House of M Sketchbook, slated to be in comic shops on April 27.

Disney Files Post-Trial Brief in Shareholder's Lawsuit

Final post-trial briefs have been filed in the Disney shareholder’s lawsuit in Delaware over the hiring and firing of former Disney president Mike Ovitz. In the brief, Disney lawyers characterized the lawsuit as “character assassination” and unsurprisingly suggest that Disney should not be liable for the $130 million payout made to force Ovitz out of […]

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