Comics, Etc.

New "Sonic the Hedgehog" Comic Team Speaks

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2006
Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and editor Mike Pellerito have spoken to Newsarama about their run on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog licensed comic book title. Flynn and Yardley will take over the title with the departure of longtime contributor Ken Penders.

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
On the closing day of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone asked a variety of companies and individuals the same 3 questions in a “One-Minute Interview.” The following are the answers that the company representatives gave us, alphabetized by first name just to be different. Any photos that may seem unflattering are no doubt caused […]

IDW Teases Big "Transformers" Event

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2006
IDW Publishing Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has released a single image to promote a new Transformers series or event coming in July 2006.

Chuck Austen Talks Comics, Internet Hatred, and "Tripping the Rift"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
A two-part interview with writer Chuck Austen has been posted at Comic Book Resources (part 1 and part 2). Austen was a frequent target of Internet rampage while he was writing comic books for DC and Marvel, but he achieved some success with the animated Tripping the Rift on the Sci Fi Channel, which he […]

"Zoom Suit" #1 Preview On-Line

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2006
An 8-page preview for Zoom Suit #1 is available at The comic by John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton is based on Taddeo’s award-winning short film of the same title. The comic is being published by Superverse Comics and is available for pre-order now for an April release date.

Dark Horse Announces "Peanuts" Collectible Statuettes

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2006
Dark Horse’s licensing division has announced a lineup of collectible statuettes based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. The statuettes will be 4-5 inches high and will be modeled on vintage “syroco” figurines. Charlie Brown will inaugurate the line in September 2006 and will be followed by Lucy, Linus, Schroder, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Snoopy, […]

"Runners" Graphic Novel Jumps to Animation

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2006
Sean Wang’s Runners: Bad Goods, a science fiction adventure graphic novel, has just been turned into an animated short film by the DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando. Runners focuses on a motley crew of smugglers who inherit a world of trouble when they take on a mysterious passenger. The film was the final project […]

Matt Fleckenstein on "Family Guy" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
Series writer Matt Fleckenstein has spoken to about his work on the upcoming Family Guy tie-in comic, coming from Devil’s Due Publishing later this year. Fleckenstein clarifies his writing duties on the show, discusses some basic plot points of his comics, and expounds on the difference between writing for comics and for other media.

DC Announces June 2006 Collected Editions

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
A press release announces collected comic books coming from DC Comics in June 2006. Included in the list are two Cartoon Network Block Party digest-sized volumes, the fourth volume of George Perez’s Wonder Woman comics, a tie-in trade paperback for the new Superman movie, and a second Showcase volume reprinting 1950’s-era Superman stories.

"Dragon’s Lair" Comics Coming Spring 2006

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2006
Arcana Studios has revealed that a Dragon’s Lair comic book will be hitting comic shop stands in Spring 2006. Arcana will reprint issues #1-3, originally from MVC, in one issue and then finish the story in three more issues. Issue #1 will feature a cover by Don Bluth, animator and creator of the original Dragon’s […]