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Lightning Doesn't Quite Strike Twice for "Samurai Champloo" Vol. 3

It’s tough to craft a follow-up to a masterpiece. When an artist has created something successful and beloved, pressures are high to meet or exceed it on the second go-round, and sometimes expectations can be set unreasonably high. Like Orson Welles post-Citizen Kane, or Nirvana after recording Nevermind, all eyes were on the creators of […]

"Yu Yu Hakusho" Dead At 112 Episodes

Yusuke Urameshi is dead. At least, that’s how the first episode ended. Or was that Tekken 5 or Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance? Either way, he’s been back for the better part of a hundred episodes at this point, and is currently fighting in the tournament to decide the fate of the demon realm. If he […]

'Ultimate Avengers' Designs Revealed

Steve E. Gordon, the character designer and CO-director on the upcoming Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD feature, has posted the character designs for Nick Fury and The Black Widow on his blog. The Ultimate Avengers, the first of nine direct-to-DVD animated features from Marvel and Lions Gate, will be released on February 21, 2006. The trailer for […]

New "Johnny Quest" Comic Book Series Coming from DC

Wizard magazine is reporting that Johnny Quest will get a five-issue mini-series from DC Comics next year. The book will be written by Joe Kelly (JLA, Space Ghost) with artwork by Howard Porter.

On-line Comics Previews for October 28, 2005: Zombie Tales, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock

Several on-line comics previews are now available on the Internet. They include: – An 8-page preview of Zombie Tales: Oblivion from Boom! Studios is available at Comic Book Resources.com. The anthology book includes work by Mark Waid, Mark Badger, and Keith Giffen, and is on comic book stands now. – An interview with writer James […]

New Interviews With 'The Batman' Show and Comic Artists

The World’s Finest has put up two new interviews with The Batman character designer Jose Lopez and The Batman Strikes! #15 artist Wes Craig.

"Shadow Star Narutaru" Vol. 4: Kids Have Issues, But DVD Has Extras

A catchy alt-pop opening song that’s somewhere between the Spin Doctors, old school No Doubt and Blues Traveler. Cute, simple opening animation that looks like it was probably done with markers and crayons. Adorable monsters that make Pikachu appear pathetic. Cripplingly cute characters, calling to mind Kodocha and Ojamajo Doremi. It’s a total bait and […]

LEGO Acquires "Batman," Nickelodeon Licenses

Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]

Archive of American Television Interviews on Google Video

A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

More Info on Ty Templeton's "Planet of the Apes" Comics

Mr. Comics has issued a press release with more information about the upcoming Planet of the Apes comic book to be written by Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures) and Joe O’Brien (Robocop: Prime Directives). Links to more preview artwork and other on-line interviews with the creative team are included in the release.

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