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"Ranma 1/2" Manga to Conclude on November 14

VIZ Media is reporting that the 36th and final volume of Ranma 1/2 will be released on November 14, 2006, after a 14-year run in the VIZ catalog. The beloved manga by Rumiko Takahashi centers on Ranma Saotome, a martial-arts student in training who turns into a girl whenever he gets wet. The manga has […]

State of Image Comics According to Exec. Director Eric Stephenson

Eric Stephenson, executive director of Image Comics, has given a lengthy interview to Newsarama.com about the state of the company and its current slate of titles. Among other topics, Stephenson discusses the many different anthology comics from Image, ranging from the Flight anthologies from 2004 and 2005 and the 2 Afterworks collections, which feature comics […]

J. Torres Talks "Ninja Scroll" Comics

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer J. Torres about his adaptation of the Ninja Scroll anime into a comic for DC/Wildstorm. The interview covers how he landed the job to write Ninja Scroll, where it fits in between the movie and the TV series, and how he approaches writing his many different licensed property comics […]

NY Times on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

The New York Times has published a brief article about Hellboy: Sword of Storms, the direct-to-video animated movie based on the comic book by Mike Mignola (registration required). The article contains comments by actor Ron Perlman on what it’s like to be Hellboy and from creator Mike Mignola on the success of the property and […]

Darwyn Cooke's "The Spirit" #1 Preview

DC Comics has released a three-page preview of The Spirit #1 by Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond, Catwoman) and J. Bone, currently scheduled for release on December 20, 2006. The comic is based on Will Eisner’s iconic Spirit comic strip and character about a police detective who operates incognito after his own supposed murder. DC also […]

Hellboy Interviews with Mike Mignola and Tad Stones (UPDATED Oct 26)

Several interviews with the creative forces behind the animated direct-to-video feature film Hellboy: Sword of Storms have been interviewed. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is interviewed in the Word Balloon podcast, hosted at Comic Book Resources.com. Meanwhile, writer/director/producer Tad Stones gets an extended interview at Major Spoilers and a shorter feature article at Sci Fi Wire. […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

Newsarama.com has posted a summary of a conference call with writer Paul Dini and DC Universe Executive Editor Dan Didio, where Dini was given a chance to talk about his current run on Detective Comics. Dini noted that he was nearly given the assignment to write All-Star Batman and discussed his approaches to writing Batman […]

Simon Furman Talks "Transformers" Comics

Writer Simon Furman has spoken to Comic Book Resources about his work on the Transformers tie-in comic books, discussing the mini-series approach the company is taking over a regular monthly comic book, how he keeps from going stale creatively, and his plans for some lesser-known or less loved Transformer characters.

"Hellboy: Sword of Storms" Trailer On-line

The trailer for the animated Hellboy: Sword of Storms movie has just been posted at the official website. The direct-to-video movie is based on the Mike Mignola comic book from Dark Horse. Several actors from the live-action movie will reprise their roles, including Ron Perlman as Hellboy and Selma Blair as Liz Sherman.

Dark Horse Announces New "Gremlins" Products

Dark Horse Comics has announced vinyl figures and a PVC figure set based on Roald Dahl’s Gremlins, with release dates in November and January, respectively. Dahl’s Gremlins was illustrated by Walt Disney animation artists and was to be an animated feature film until the project was shelved. Read the full press release here.

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