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Dan Slott Talks "Thing"

Writer Dan Slott has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about his upcoming monthly Thing series for Marvel Comics. The comic book will focus on the rocky orange member of the Fantastic Four. Several lettered preview pages are included in the article.

Pixar Hit with Two Class Action Lawsuits

The Los Angeles Times reports that Pixar Animation Studios has been sued in two separate class-action lawsuits (free registration required). Both suits charge that the company deliberately misled investors when projecting DVD sales for The Incredibles. Pixar described the lawsuits as “completely baseless.”

"Clone High": Don't Skip This Oddball Class

Clone High takes place in a high school made up of teenaged clones of historical figures. How could this show, with its off-the-wall humor, challenging teen issues (including sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, women playing sports, being upstaged by John Stamos, and getting drunk off alcohol-free beer) and bizarre concept, possibly fail? Simple. […]

Teshkeel Brings Marvel to Middle East

Teshkeel Media Group, KSC today announced a comprehensive agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to bring Arabic-language Marvel comics, trade paperbacks, and magazines to the Middle East region. Under the terms of the agreement, Teshkeel will engage in a wide-ranging multi-year publishing program which, for the first time, will bring Marvel’s world-famous comic books to the […]

"Wallace & Gromit" DVD Game Hops to U.S.

A DVD game series based on Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is set to launch in the U.S., following a deal between Zoo Digital and LA games producer/distributor Snap TV, C21Media reports. The deal marks the first time a Zoo product has been published in the U.S.

Marvel Mangaverse Character Design Preview

Newsarama.com has posted several character design previews of Marvel Comics’ New Mangaverse – Rings of Fate #1, a mini-series scheduled to begin in January. The series will be written by Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski with artwork by Tommy Ohtsuka.

No Theatrical Release for English-dub "Totoro"

Nausicaa.net has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.

"Zoids/ZERO": Shallow Plot Undermines Great Battles

After the great success of Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force, another sequel was a natural move. Unfortunately, instead of another epic battle between good and evil, the creators have messed with success, producing just another dull tournament series. Centuries after the final defeat of the Death Saurer, Zoid Warriors pilot a new brand […]

"Ghost Talker's Daydream": My Mistress Sees Dead People

Misaki Saiki has an abnormal gift; she can speak with the dead. She’s also the best dominatrix at an S&M club in Tokyo. She gets no peace in either one of her lives. She talks to the dead as a special consultant for Tokyo’s version of the X Files, and stalker fans with digital cams […]

Preview: "Shadow Skill" Deserves a Fireball to the Heiny

In my long-ago high school days I was a member of the anime club. Back then, our options were limited to whatever random VHS tape we could find, and one of them was a two-episode number called Shadow Skill. In it, a fighting chick trains a kid in the titular martial art, which was developed […]

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