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Teletoon Announces October 2007 Programming Schedule

Canada’s Teletoon network has released information about their programming for October 2007, which will include several events celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween, and also have screenings of seven Batman live-action and animated movies. New episodes of The Batman will also debut, as will the shows Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the […]

PR: Teletoon Gets Spooky, Spun, and a Bit Batty This October

October 2007 Programming Highlights TELETOON GETS SPOOKY, SPUN AND A BIT BATTY THIS OCTOBER Fall is here and the month that brings falling leaves, ghosts and pumpkin pie also brings a healthy serving of Thanksgiving specials along with spooky shows for Halloween. This October sees kids continue to take control of shows in the Spin […]

"Doctor Strange": Marvel's DTV Supreme

Except, possibly, for Forbush Man, Marvel could scarcely have come up with a more unlikely candidate for the DTV movie treatment than Doctor Strange. Strange is probably the biggest Marvel name I know next to nothing about, owing largely to the fact that he rarely appeared in crossovers in the series I read. Add that […]

Philip Brophy on the Marvel of Osamu Tezuka's Manga

Philip Brophy’s resume makes him out as a multi-media renaissance man, with a variety of critically acclaimed and intellectually challenging projects in music, film, analytical texts, and museum curatorship. He has done several exhibitions so far on the work of Osamu Tezuka, often regarded as the artist who built the foundations of Japanese anime and […]

Tartakovsky On "Cage!" Comic For Marvel

Newsarama has an interview with Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samuari Jack, about his new four-issue Luke Cage mini-series for Marvel. Genndy talks about his interest in the character, what comics have influenced him, and his approach to the mini-series.

Marvel Misses Its Mark

Despite posting strong sales gains compared to the previous year, Marvel missed its target for sales in their second quarter 2007 fiscals sales results. Despite posting a 111% increase in operating revenue to 56 million dollars and a 78.5% increase in net income to 29.1 million dollars. While licensed products and comic sales were strong, […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2007: Complete On-Site Coverage (Update 19)

San Diego Comic-Con 2007 is currently underway in sunny San Diego, California and Toon Zone News’ Karl Olson, Matt Hazuda and Alex Weitzman are on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from San Diego Comic-Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone News’ coverage so far can be found here: TZ […]

TZ @ SDCC: WB Animation Showcases "The Batman" and "Legion of Superheroes"

The panel for Friday, July 27th at Comic-Con featured a nicely lengthy discussion of the two new seasons of WB’s currently-running comic book cartoons, The Batman and Legion of Superheroes. Both shows will be premiering their new seasons – #5 for The Batman and #2 for Legion – on Saturday, September 22. Legion came first, […]

TZ @ SDCC: World Premiere of "Superman: Doomsday"

On Thursday, July 26th, DC Comics unveiled the first in their line of direct-to-video animated features, being launched under the auspices of Warner Premiere Productions. The film in question, shown to an audience of fans almost two months in advance of its street date – September 18th – was none other than the adaptation of […]

The Secret Origins of "Masters of the Comic Book Universe"

The stereotypical comic book fan can recite lengthy histories of their favorite Marvel or DC Comics characters from memory, but often has little or no knowledge about the people who were instrumental in creating those characters. Recently, the audience for comics has grown well beyond the audience seeking serial fiction starring their favorite superheroes, and […]

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