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 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.
Comic Foundry’s Tim Leong has published a 2-part video interview with Hellboy Animated director Tad Stones (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). The interviews are in QuickTime format and also include some exclusive preview images and a trailer for Hellboy: Sword of Stones, which is scheduled for Spring 2007.
The Teshkeel Media Group has received $25 million in funding from a Bahrain investment bank to help finance the company. Some of the funding will be used to start development of an animated television series based on The 99, Teshkeel’s comic book series about 99 international superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of God in […]
Dark Horse Comics has released their advance January 2007 comic book solicitations, which includes Akira Club, a companion to the famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that will be available for the first time in English. The 256-page book will be available for pre-order next month, with an estimated street date of March 7, 2007. More […]
Comicon.com’s PULSE News has spoken to writer Bill Williams about the issue of Justice League Unlimited which he wrote. Williams discusses how he selected the hero lineup for the issue, the basic plot for the issue, and other work he has in the pipeline. The article also includes the first four pages of the comic. […]
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada revealed that writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited) will be taking over the monthly Fantastic Four comic book. Current writer J. Michael Straczynski announced his imminent departure from the book, although no dates for McDuffie’s first issue have been announced.
Dark Horse Comics has announced a line of peripheral merchandise to go along with the debut of the Hellboy Animated direct-to-DVD movies coming in late 2006. The merchandise will include statues of the animated Hellboy and Abe Sapien, a new comic book series published in digest-sized format, PVC mini-figures, busts, and refrigerator magnets. (via Comic […]
Mile High Comics has posted a preview of DC Comics’ Ninja Scroll #1, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!) and drawn by Michael Chang Ting Yu. The comic is based on the famous anime series, and will reach comic book stands on Wednesday, September 27. Other notable previews include Batman and the Mad Monk […]
ICv2.com has posted an article examining how airing the Bleach anime on Cartoon Network has affected sales of the corresponding manga series. The “Cartoon Network effect” was previously observed with Naruto, which was a smash hit on Cartoon Network and soon gained manga sales to match. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)