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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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).
An upcoming study from License Magazine notes that Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon were two of the top licensors in 2004, based on the strength of such properties as Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marvel’s licensing brought in $4 billion in retail sales, while Nickelodeon licenses brought in $4.75 billion.