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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 […]

LA Times on "Family Guy" Resurrection

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about the shifting definition of a canceled show, focusing on Family Guy‘s return to Fox due to high sales of DVDs and licensed goods (free registration required). The article also briefly reviews Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad!

Advance Previews of May 4 Comics: "Batman: Dark Detective" & "GLA"

Mile High Comics has released several previews of comics from Marvel and DC scheduled for release on May 4, 2005. Highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #1, which reunites famed 70’s Batman team Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, and G.L.A. #2 by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier (She-Hulk).

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