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Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

Newsarama.com has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]

May 7, 2007 is Free Comic Book Day 2007

A press release has declared May 7, 2007 to be next year’s Free Comic Book Day. Participating retailers will have a wide selection of free comic books for customers, ranging from DC and Marvel superheroes, to Archie and Gemstone/Disney icons, to a raft of independent and small-press offerings. It will also coincide with the opening […]

STAS 10th: Miracle Worker Mark Evanier on Superman

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Two things drove Mark Evanier to a writer’s life: the life (or, […]

Scott McCloud Announces East Coast "Making Comics" Tour Leg

Comic book writer/artist Scott McCloud (Superman Adventures) has announced the dates and locations of the first leg of his 50-state Making Comics tour. The tour will begin on September 5 in New York City as Making Comics is released, and will visit locations in Cambridge, MA; Syracuse, NY; Princeton, NJ; Bethesda, MD; Washington, DC; White […]

Original Unpublished Superman Comic Restoration

Writer Mark Evanier points out an effort to Mark Evanier’s weblog from 1940 which debuted the concept of “K-Metal,” a radioactive chunk of Krypton that would strip Superman of his powers that would eventually be named “Kryptonite” in the Superman radio show. As of press time, 9 pages (out of 26) plus the cover have […]

Archie Announces "Sonic the Hedgehog Archives" Series

Archie Comics has issued a press release announcing the Sonic the Hedgehog Archives series, which will reprint the earliest issues of their hit Sonic comic book series. Each archive volume will be 112 pages in a 5″x7.5″ “digest” size with a retail price of $7.49. Archive #1 will be released in November, reprinting issues #1-4; […]

Levitz and McDuffie on Static in DC Comics; McDuffie 'Toons for Nick and BET

During the DC Panel at the WizardWorld Chicago convention, DC President Paul Levitz responded to a question about bringing Static Shock or other Milestone characters into the DC Universe by saying, “We keep talking about it. Nothing’s come together yet,” and further citing health issues as a delay. However, Milestone co-founder and Static creator Dwayne […]

Darwyn Cooke Interviewed About "Spirit" Comics

Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke was interviewed by Bob Andelman about his upcoming Spirit comic book series from DC Comics. The interview focuses primarily on the comics and the directions that Cooke plans to take the classic Will Eisner character, but Cooke also briefly touches on the animated adaptation of DC: The New Frontier which was officially […]

More Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

Director Tad Stones has been interviewed by SciFi Wire, the news service of the SciFi Channel, about the animated movie Hellboy: Sword of Storms. Stones discusses how he and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola met while working on Disney’s Atlantis, and discusses the change from an animated series to two animated movies. Related story: IGN Interviews […]

"Last Unicorn" Graphic Novel Contract Mutually Terminated

Toon Zone News has received statements from representatives of both Peter S. Beagle and Scholastic confirming that early reports of a graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn were premature, and that the contract between Beagle and Scholastic has been mutually terminated due to creative differences. The adaptation was originally to have […]

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