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And She Would Have Gotten Away With It, Too...

CNN.com reports that a Polish woman has been convicted of nuisance charges after dressing up as a ghost and making eerie noises to “haunt” her husband’s employer’s castle-like estate. The news report omits mention of any teenaged sleuths, green vans, celebrity guest stars, or talking dogs who assisted in the arrest and conviction. (via Neil […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Gets Sequel of Sorts

A Chinese newspaper reports a sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle, the latest animated feature film from director Hayao Miyazaki. The “Big Circus Show” will follow up on events in the movie, presumably through a live-action stage show. The official site (in Japanese) is open now, and the stage show is scheduled to start in late […]

Free Comic Book Day 2005 Date and Sponsors Announced

A press release has details for this year’s Free Comic Book Day, currently scheduled for May 7, 2005. Among this year’s offerings are The Batman Strikes! #1 from DC, a Simpsons comic called Gimme! Gimme! Giveaway! from Bongo, a special edition G.I. Joe comic from Devil’s Due, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai from Beckett, […]

Sam Register Talks "Teen Titans" and New CN Shows

Sam Register, Senior VP of Development at Cartoon Network, has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about upcoming Teen Titans storylines. In addition to answering, “Why Bumblebee?” and dropping hints at upcoming plot threads, Register states that more DVDs and new superhero cartoons are in the works. Discuss this news on the DC Animation Forum.

"Runaways" Return to Marvel

Newsarama.com has posted an article on the return of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways, a comic starring a cast of Los Angeles teens who discover that their parents are supervillains. Vaughan addresses the series’ initial cancellation and subsequent revival, as well as the new directions promised for the second run of the title. […]

ADV Anime Available from Sprint via CellToons

Users of Sprint PCS Vision mobile phone service are now able to subscribe to CellToons, a new service which publishes one- to three-minute animated shorts from a variety of content creators, including ADV Anime and the Vancouver Film School. CellToons content is provided by Thumbworks and is available for $4.95 a month.

Hayao Miyazaki Interview in "New Yorker"

An interview with Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) appears in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine. The interview is not available on-line, but a Q&A session with the interviewer is on the New Yorker website. Discuss this news on the Anime Forum. (via Nausicaa.net)

Complete Issues of Amazing Spider-Man, X-23, Ultimate X-Men Available On-line

Mile High Comics has posted the full issues of a number of new Marvel Comics. The list includes Amazing Spider-Man #516, written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Mike Deodato; X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #2, written by Greg Pak with art by Greg Land; X-23 #2, written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost with […]

Peter David Stays on Hulk through 2005

In an interview done for Fanboy Radio, Peter David has confirmed rumors that he will be the regular writer for Marvel Comics’ Incredible Hulk for the rest of 2005. He also announced an Abomination mini-series, focusing on the longtime Hulk villain, and commented that his Fallen Angel comic from DC is still facing cancellation. Incredible […]

Five-Page Preview of Spider-Man/Human Torch #1

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has posted the first five pages of Spider-Man/Human Torch #1, written by Dan Slott and drawn by Ty Templeton. The comic is scheduled for release on January 12, 2005. Discuss this news on the Comic Book Culture Forum.

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