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DC Heroes on U.S. Postage Stamps in 2006

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The United States Postal Service has announced that several DC Comics superheroes will be featured on postage stamps in 2006. The sheet of 20 stamps will focus on 10 heroes (Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Plastic Man, and Hawkman) with one stamp featuring the hero and […]

Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

Stan Berenstain 1923 - 2005

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2005
Stan Berenstain, writer, artist, and co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, passed away last Saturday in Pennsylvania at the age of 82. The Bears were created by Stan and his wife Janice, starring in over 200 books and adapted for animation on three different occasions. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

C.S. Lewis Would Have Preferred Animation for "Narnia"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2005
A letter from 1959 posted by the website nthposition.com reveals that C.S. Lewis was opposed to a live-action adaptation of his Narnia works, stating that “Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.” A brief follow-up comment notes that, “Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so […]

Todd McFarlane Talks Up "Spawn"

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2005
Comic Book Resources.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator, and Newsarama.com has published a lengthy interview with the creator. The interviews focus on McFarlane’s Spawn comic book reaching the 150 issue milestone recently, although McFarlane also comments on Spawn spin-offs in movies, TV, and other comic books as well.

Comics Previews for November 25: Perhapanauts, JLA: Classified, Generation M

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
The following comic book previews are available throughout the Internet: – A feature article about Perhapanauts #1 at Newsarama.com includes a 4-page preview, and more pages are A feature article about Perhapanauts #1. The comic by Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau centers on a paranormal team of investigators fixing rips and tears in reality. It […]

AnimationMentor.com E-School Teaches to the World

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article in the Los Angeles Times profiles AnimationMentor.com, a web-based “e-school” founded this spring in Berkeley, CA (free registration required). The school currently has a teaching staff of more than 50 teachers, many of whom are working professionals in the industry, and approximately 400 students from 35 countries.

Origins of PBS's "Zula Patrol" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
A brief article in the New York Times covers PBS’s upcoming animated series Zula Patrol, which will send a group of strange alien explorers out to “take the sting out of science education for children” (registration required). Deborah M. Manchester, creator and executive producer for the show, details the origin of the show from a […]

JLU's Adam Beechen Takes on Robin; Other DC Creative Teams Announced

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2005
An article on Newsarama.com notes that Adam Beechen, current writer for the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic book, will be the New York Times covers the two big “tent-pole” events for both Marvel and DC Comics starting next year. The announcement comes along with several announcements of new creative teams for DC’s superhero comic books […]