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Kirby Estate Files 45 Copyright Termination Notices

by Dan Collinson September 21, 2009
Superherohype reports that the estate of the late Jack Kirby has sent 45 notices of copyright termination to Marvel Comics, and the Walt Disney Company, as well as Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Universal Studios, which have all made movies and TV shows based on the characters he created. Kirby co-created such […]

Disney and Marvel: A Primer

by Matthew Williamson September 1, 2009
Well, that certainly came out of nowhere. In a blockbuster deal announced on Monday, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to purchase Marvel Entertainment in a deal worth $4 billion in cash and stock. That means Howard the Duck and Donald Duck are now brothers, and Disney now gets to finally create that Champions movie […]

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment in $4 Billion Stock and Cash Deal

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2009
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will be acquiring Marvel Entertainment for approximately $4 billion in a stock and cash transaction based on the closing share price of Disney stock on Friday. Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than 5,000 characters. A conference call with investors is slated to take […]

Stan Lee's "Time Jumper" Motion Comic to Debut July 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2009
Stan lee’s POW! Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment are teaming up to produce Lee’s latest superhero creation Time Jumper, which will debut as a motion comic on the Apple iTunes Store on July 24, 2009. The 10-part series will be composed of 5-to-8 minute episodes available for 99-cents each, chronicling the adventures of […]

Surgical Spirit: "Black Jack" Volumes 2, 3 and 4 Get a Clean Bill of Health!

by Jameson June 19, 2009
There are some books simply too good to review— books that really don’t require the help of some meager assessor; that are happy enough to stand tall without third party endorsements. In essence, there are some books that make my job more without meaning than I could ever succeed at. Vertical have been hot on […]

Eric Powell on Why "The Goon" Needed to be Animated

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
MTV’s Splash Page weblog spoke to comic book artist Eric Powell recently about the upcoming CGI animated adaptation of his series The Goon, published by Dark Horse Comics. Powell stated, “I always felt that the material would work better animated, just because of the bizarre nature of the characters and the atmosphere of the stories,” […]

CBR Previews "Incredibles" and "Muppet Show" Comics

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2009
Comic Book Resources has posted 2 exclusive previews for BOOM! Studios’ The Incredibles: Family Matters #1 and The Muppet Show #1. The spinoff comics are the first of many coming soon that will expand on several Pixar animated movies. The Incredibles: Family Matters is written by Mark Waid with art by Marcio Takara, and The […]

Exclusive Preview of CGI "Goon" Movie at Ain't it Cool News

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2009
Aint It Cool News has posted two exclusive screenshots from The Goon, the new CGI feature film based on the Dark Horse comic book written and drawn by Eric Powell.

World's Finest Online Catches Up with Matt Wayne on "Brave & Bold" Comic

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The World’s Finest Online has spoken with writer Matt Wayne about his work in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold tie-in comic book. Wayne is the regular writer for the comic book, saying that, “After a dark ‘n gritty Batman for my entire adult life, it’s great to see a superhero back where the […]

NYCC2009: One Note Samba - Thoughts on This Year's Con

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2009
New York Comic Con #4 is done now. Random thoughts while I can still remember them. – Don’t think this is the big wrap-up. There’s still more NYCC stuff coming. I have roundtable interviews about Wonder Woman with Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery, and Michael Jelenic coming up. – I should point out that I took […]