Comics, Etc.

Time Magazine Examines Islamic Superheroes "The 99"

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2008
Time magazine has taken a look at the Islamic superhero team comic book The 99, which takes Islamic mythology to create 99 heroes, each of whom personifies one of the 99 traits that the Koran attributes to Allah. The comic is the brainchild of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, and the title has been successful enough in […]

SDCC2008: Sunday/Closing External News Roundup

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Toon Zone News can’t be everywhere at the San Diego Comic-Con 2008. Below are a round-up of links from our many friends all over the Internet with news of interest to animation fans: Comic Book Resources has posted video interviews with Denys Cowan and Reginald Hudlin about Black Panther, as well as video shown to […]

BOOM! Studios’ Mark Waid Discusses "The Incredibles" and "Muppet Show" Comics

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2008
Comic Book Resources has spoken with BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid about the newly announced licensed comics based on Pixar and Muppets properties. Waid will be writing two new comic book series based on The Incredibles and The Muppet Show, and other comics planned include Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, and Cars. Waid discusses how […]

Wizard Interviews Josh Elder and Russell Lissau on "Batman Strikes!"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Wizard magazine has interviewed writers Josh Elder and Russell Lissau on their issues of DC’s The Batman Strikes! comic book series. The pair discuss one-upmanship among the stable of writers for the title, the constraints and creative decisions that result from the comics’ all-ages mandate, the books and comics they look to for inspiration, and […]

Warner Brothers Announces "Motion Comics" for "Watchmen," "Batman: Mad Love"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Warner Brothers has announced a new line of “Motion Comics,” which will take original comic book pages and bring them to life through “the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.” The first title to get the Motion Comics treatment will be Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, which […]

PR: VIZ Media Celebrates 2 Shonen Jump Anniversaries with New Collector’s Editions

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2008
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES TWO HISTORIC SHONEN JUMP ANNIVERSARIES WITH EXCITING NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITONS 40th Anniversary Of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump And 5th Anniversary Of SHONEN JUMP Magazine Commemorated With Special Collector’s Edition Of Top Manga Anthology’s Articles And New Hardcover Presentations Of Several Most-Loved Manga Series San Francisco, CA, July 10, 2008 – VIZ Media, […]

David Fincher Options "The Goon" for CG Animated Movie

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2008
Fight Club director David Fincher and Blur Studio have optioned Eric Powell’s The Goon for a CGI animated feature film. The Goon is a darkly humorous comic published by Dark Horse about a misshapen mob lord battling zombie priests, mad scientists, and Spanish-speaking giant lizards. UPDATED July 3, 2008: The Hollywood Reporter has a bit […]

IDW Asks "What If?" with "All Hail Megatron" #1 on July 9, 2008

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
On July 9, 2008, IDW will publish All Hail Megatron #1, the first of a 12-part Transformers series that depicts what would happen if the Decepticons succeeded in conquering an Earth without the Autobots to keep them in check. The series will be written by Shane McCarthy and featuring art by Guido Guidi. For full […]

PR: IDW Releases "The Transformers: All Hail Megatron" #1

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IDW RELEASES THE TRANSFORMERS: ALL HAIL MEGATRON #1 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DECEPTICONS TAKE OVER? (San Diego, June 18, 2008) If you’ve ever wondered what might happen to planet Earth without the Autobots to stand in the way of the Decepticon threat, ponder that bleak scenario no more. In July, that threat […]

Newsarama Interviews Dara Naraghi on "Igor" Comic Book Prequels

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2008
Newsarama has interviewed writer Dara Naraghi on his work on the prequel comics for the upcoming animated feature film Igor. Naraghi discusses how he landed the job to write the Igor prequels, how he translated the world of the film into comics, what his plans are for the four prequel comics, and his other new […]