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Dan Slott Talks Superhero Death and "GLA"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted the first part of an interview with writer Dan Slott about his current G.L.A. (Great Lakes Avengers) mini-series for Marvel Comics. Two 4-page previews are available for G.L.A. #1 and G.L.A. #2; issue #2 was released to comic book stores on Wednesday.

"Howl's Moving Castle" in New York and Seattle

According to Nausicaa.net, the Village Voice is holding a drawing to give away two free tickets to a June 10 screening of Howl’s Moving Castle in New York City. On the same day, the Seattle International Film Festival will be showing the Japanese language version of the film.

Dynamite Entertainment Confirms "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Dynamite Entertainment has confirmed that they have acquired the rights to publish a comic book based on the new Battlestar Galactica TV show currently airing on the SciFi Channel. The series is scheduled for release in Fall 2005.

Studio Ghibli Film Festival at UC Berkeley Art Museum

Nausicaa.net is reporting a Studio Ghibli film festival running from June 2 to June 30 at the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum. Nearly every Studio Ghibli film will be screened, including Howl’s Moving Castle. Details and scheduling information is available at the film festival web site.

DC Raises Prices, Eliminates DCU $2.25 Titles

DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

NY Times Covers "Family Guy Live!"

The New York Times covers “Family Guy Live!”, where cast members performed a script for live audiences last Friday and Saturday (free registration required). The article notes Family Guy’s resurrection on network TV and briefly analyzes the show’s fans.

VIZ to release 3 "Howl's Moving Castle" Titles

VIZ Media, LLC, has announced three published tie-ins to Howl’s Moving Castle, the latest animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle will be a full-color coffee table picture book featuring production artwork and interviews. Howl’s Moving Castle Film Comics Vol. 1-4 will use movie frames to tell the […]

LA Times on Disney's Theme Park Strategy

The Los Angeles Times delves into the Disney Corporation’s efforts to update and upgrade their theme park attractions on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland (free registration required). The article addresses Disney’s strategy to compete with other theme parks as well as other entertainment media competing for recreational dollars.

Templeton, Cooke Win Shuster Awards; Harvey Award Nominees Named

The first annual Shuster Award winners were named over the weekend, recognizing outstanding Canadian comic talent for the past year. Ty Templeton shared top honors in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer” category for his work on DC’s Batman Adventures, while Darwyn Cooke won in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist” category for DC: The […]

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