Robert Katz and Lisa Kirby, nephew and daughter of legendary comic creator Jack Kirby, have made critical statements to the New York Times about Stan Lee’s recent court victory over Marvel Comics. A judge recently ruled that Lee was contractually entitled to 10% of film and TV profits from Marvel Enterprises, reviving complaints about historic […]
The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about Valiant, an animated film about British carrier pigeons during World War II (free registration required). The films’ producers hope that the film will revive the famed Ealing Studios and a moribund British animation industry. Valiant is scheduled to debut in the United Kingdom on March […]
Dan Didio, VP Editorial for DC Comics, has spoken to Newsarama.com about DC Countdown, the upcoming summer event that promises to shake up the status quo in the DC universe. Didio delves into the connections between Countdown and the recently concluded Identity Crisis, along with the many mini-series and tie-ins Countdown will spawn. DC Countdown […]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that some PBS member stations may air a controversial episode of Postcards from Buster, where the rabbit title character visits a lesbian couple in Vermont (free registration required). Meanwhile, the Boston Globe is reporting that WGBH, the Boston PBS affiliate which produces the show, has pushed the episode back […]
A new website is pitting writer/artist Scott McCloud against a bear. McCloud, writer/artist for Understanding Comics and writer for Superman Adventures and the newly released Superman: Strength, claims to have no knowledge of the site or of any heretofore unrevealed bear-fighting skills. The bear was unavailable for comment.
Artist Tim Seeley has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his work on Devil’s Due Publishing’s Hack/Slash: The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie and the current G.I. Joe comic book series. Seeley briefly talks about the big upcoming change of direction for G.I. Joe and his upcoming departure from the title.
A report on ICv2.com states that the manga market grew by 40-50% in 2004 due to increasing bookstore sales, while the anime market was flat for the same time period. The on-line article also names the top 10 manga and anime properties last year. Their results are printed and analyzed in their annual in-depth report […]
Newsarama.com has a six-page preview of Runaways v2 #1, the relaunch of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s critically acclaimed series from Marvel Comics. The comic focuses on five children of supervillains trying to maintain order in Los Angeles. Runaways #1 will hit comic book stands on February 16, 2005.
Nausicaa.net is reporting that the delay in releasing a region 1 DVD of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro was due to technical problems in the DVD transfer. Originally scheduled for release in February with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Porco Rosso, Totoro was replaced at the last minute with The Cat Returns. […]