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"Batman Begins" Opens to $15.1 Million

Box Office Mojo reports that Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman Begins earned $15.1 million in North America on Wednesday, its first day in theaters. The film opened in 3,718 theaters and averaged $4,073 per location.

A Franchise is Reborn with "Batman Begins"

I was a bit apprehensive that Batman Begins simply wouldn’t live up to the hype, but this movie is truly the real deal. Forget Burton and Schumacher, Nolan has the right grasp on the franchise. I grew up, and loved, the Burton films, but it’s time for something new. Not only do we finally get […]

Image Comics to Give Away Home Run Pies at San Diego ComicCon

A press release states that full-page color ad at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International. A special full-page color ad for Home Run Pies by Image Comics Publisher Erik Larsen has also been created to run in selected Image Comics titles. San Diego Comic Con International 2005 is scheduled to run from July 14-17, […]

Advance Comics Previews: "Astro City: The Dark Age" #1, "DD vs. Punisher" #1

Buzzscope.com has posted two pages of comics previews. The first is for comics scheduled for release next Wednesday, June 22, with advance looks at Astro City: The Dark Age #1, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere #1, and Spider-Man: House of M #1. The second page contains advance previews for July comics, and includes Viper Comics’ The Middleman […]

"Daphne In The Brilliant Blue: Initiation" Not Brilliant, Feeling Blue

Maia Mizuki’s the top girl at the Ocean Agency’s exams. Things are looking up for her, with a prime chance to be picked as a marine law enforcement member. Little does she know this will be the worst day of her life. Rejection by the Ocean Agency is the first nail in the coffin. In […]

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

National Public Radio has posted a page for their Nausicaa.net, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via Nausicaa.net)

Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire "Defenders" #1 Preview On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 4-page preview of Defenders #1, the first of a five-issue mini-series by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire that reunites the mismatched superteam of Dr. Strange, the Sub-Mariner, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer to save the universe before they kill each other. Defenders #1 goes on sale on July […]

Greg Pak Talks "House of M: Iron Man", "1602" Sequel

ComicBookResources.com has spoken to writer Greg Pak about his upcoming Iron Man: House of M and Marvel 1602: Brave New World mini-series. Several preview scans from Iron Man: House of M are provided in the article.

"Gatchaman": A Groovy Kind of Sci-Fi

Anime fans today can thank their lucky stars for the monumental stateside success of properties like Akira, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Ghost in the Shell, for they created a bustling anime marketplace in the U.S. which now offers a previously unimaginable breadth of titles. The downside of this revolution is that it didn’t […]

Press Release for "Alien Planet" DVD Set

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Discovery Global Licensing has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for the August 16th DVD debut of Alien Planet. Alien Planet explores the theory that life really exists outside our solar system and visits with its spectacular and curious alien inhabitants. Based on author/artist Wayne Barlow’s acclaimed novel […]

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