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Mark Evanier Begins "Beta-Testing" Jack Kirby Biography

In a post on his weblog, writer Mark Evanier states that he is beginning “beta-testing” of his comprehensive biography of Jack Kirby. Evanier states that, “I’ll be setting up a little private forum/mailing list where folks who want to help me with research can do so. If you’re one of those people who know old […]

Grant Morrison on DC Comics' New York Architecture

The New York Times spoke to writer Grant Morrison about the architecture of his Seven Soldiers: Manhattan Guardian mini-series (free registration required). The Manhattan visualized in his comics (and in a free slide show on-line) include several buildings which were designed but never built.

IDW to Reprint Marvel, Dreamwave "Transformers" in 2006

A report on Newsrama.com states that IDW will be reprinting the Marvel and Dreamwave Transformers comic books in trade paperback form in 2006 in conjunction with the launch of their Transformers monthly comic book series. The trade paperbacks will not be connected to the new monthly comic, but will bring all older Transformers comic book […]

"Magical DoReMi" Joins 4Kids TV Schedule

Anime series Ojamajo Doremi (known in America as Magical DoReMi) will premiere in the US on September 10, at 8:00am. A special preview episode will be shown on August 13, at 9:30am. The series is about three girls that transform into witch apprentices and use music and magic to make their wishes come true. More […]

Making Music for the DCAU

Often, the music in a television program will go unnoticed by the casual viewer or even the most rabid of fans. Fortunately, that’s not the case with the DC Animated shows dating back to Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Every single subsequent series, from Superman to Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, has had […]

Geneon Announces September DVD Titles

Geneon Entertainment will release Girls Bravo Volume Two; Kyo Kara Maoh! God (?) Save Our King! Volume Three; Petite Cossette; Mermaid Forest Volume Two – Bitter Flesh and Tetsujin 28: Monster Resurrected (Volume One) to DVD this September, the company says. Girls Bravo Volume Two will feature four full episodes in bilingual Dolby Digital 2.0 […]

Geneon Announces August Releases

Geneon Entertainment will release Tenjho Tenge Round Two; UltraManiac Volume 3 – Magical Stone; Ghost Talker’s Daydream; and Jubei Chan 2: Vendetta – Volume Two to DVD this August, the company says. In addition, Geneon will release Hellsing and Gungrave on the UMD format on August 16. The first and second episodes of each series […]

"Genshiken": The Cry Of Many Should Be "Doujinshi Or Bust!"

Clubs are a big part of college life. Well, I guess that’s true in Japan. I haven’t done much clubbing in college, because the gaming group scares the living crap out of me. But Sasahara’s new to college and wants to join a club. The anime club and manga club seem too specialized for his […]

Activision Expands Alliance With Marvel

Activision, Inc. is expanding their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance with Marvel through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role playing game (RPG). Under the terms of the deal, Activision is granted the exclusive rights to develop and publish cross property non-persistent RPGs that utilize a broad, “ensemble cast” of characters from the Marvel Universe. […]

How To Ruin TV Animation In Seven Easy Lessons

I’ve been watching cartoons for over twenty years now. The period that began fifteen years ago is universally referred to as a “renaissance” in the American animation industry. In the United States alone, there are six all-animation outlets (Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Nicktoons, Boomerang, Anime Network, and Locomotion [a channel I can guarantee you've never […]

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