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ACTOR Seeks Cell Phones as Charitable Donations

ACTOR, an organization dedicated to assisting veteran comic book creators financially, has issued a press release saying that they will raise funds by recycling old and unused cell phones. Cell phones may be donated to ACTOR at a comic book convention, or donated through the Internet via CollectiveGood. Recycled cell phones will be reprogrammed and […]

Veteran Disney Artist Vance Gerry Passes Away at 75

A press release from Walt Disney Pictures declares that Vance Gerry has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications from cancer. Gerry was an animation storyman, layout artist, and visual development artist for Disney since 1955, and worked on films from 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Home on the […]

Disney Shareholders Ask for $262m in Damages

Disney Corporation shareholders suing the board of directors over the hiring and firing of former Disney President Michael Ovitz are pushing for the board to repay $262 million to the company, according to a report in the New York Post. The amount is equivalent to Ovitz’s $129.8 million severance pay plus accrued interest since his […]

Newsarama Delves into Siegel Estate Superboy Complaint

Continuing their series of articles on the copyright tussle over the rights to Superman, Newsarama has posted an in-depth analysis of the dispute over Superboy between the widow and daughter of Jerry Siegel and Time-Warner, DC Comics’ parent company.

June Foray to Appear at L.A. Barnes & Noble

Writer Mark Evanier is reporting that famed voice actress June Foray is currently scheduled to appear for a book signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove at Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles, CA, on Wednesday, March 9.

"Cromartie High School" Anime Preview Available On-line

Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has noted that Amazon.com is offering an exclusive clip of ADV Films’ Cromartie High School. The offbeat anime DVD and manga were just released in the United States.

Michael Barrier Interviews Brad Bird

Animation historian Michael Barrier posted an interview with Incredibles director Brad Bird. The two discuss the influences (or lack of influence) of other superhero comic books on the movie, hand-drawn vs. CGI animation, Will Eisner’s The Spirit comic strip, the making of The Iron Giant, and a small raft of projects that never got off […]

Newsarama Digs Into Superman Copyright Claim by Siegel Estate

Newsarama.com has posted an update to the battle over copyright to Superboy between the estate of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman with Joe Shuster, and Time-Warner, parent company of DC Comics. In addition to linking to the text of the Siegel’s complaints and Time-Warner’s repsonse and counterclaim, Newsarama notes that the Siegel estate has retained […]

Marvel Previews "Runaways" #2, "Livewires" #2, "Spellbinders" #1

Marvel has released 7-page previews for Runaways Vol 2 #2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona; Livewires #2 by Adam Warren and Rick Mays; and Spellbinders #1 by Mike Carey and Mike Perkins. All three titles are scheduled for release on March 23.

Best of Nick Mag Comics Special on Newsstands Now

A press release from Nickelodeon has announced The Best of Nickelodeon Magazine Special All-Comics Issue, a 58-page special containing the best comics from Nickelodeon’s magazines for the past 11 years. The issue contains contributions from Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures), James Kolchaka, Johnny Ryan, Craig Thompson, and Andi Watson. Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has a complete […]

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