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Updated: "Super Hero Saturday" Bringing New Series, Ending Old Ones

One superhero series will end, another begin, and a third return with a new episode on March 8 when KidsWB presents “Super Hero Saturday.” The back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back heroics start at 9:30am (ET/PT) with the new Legion of Super Heroes episode “In the Beginning,” which details the Legion’s formation. The story, by Steven Melching, has Legion members […]

Kevin Conroy to Appear in "Batman: Gotham Knights" Direct-to-Video Movie

At the end of a video interview about the Batman: Gotham Knights direct-to-video movie, DC Comics’ Gregory Noveck stated, “I think fans will be happy with the return of Kevin Conroy.” It is not clear from his statement whether this means Conroy will provide the voice of Batman again, or if he will simply have […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier": The Brave and the Bold and the Little Bit Bonkers

Justice League: The New Frontier opens with two of the loveliest animated sequences ever glimpsed outside a Brad Bird film. In the prologue an unseen artist paints and narrates a spooky tale about the rise and incipient return of the monstrous “Centre.” The colors are bold but perhaps slightly divergent from the usual primaries; the […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier": Flawed, but Strong and of Good Courage

It’s hard to walk into an adaptation of one of your favorite books with the full expectation that your favorite scene isn’t going to be in it. Such was the problem I faced when spinning up Justice League: The New Frontier, the direct-to-video adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel DC: The New Frontier. Attempting to […]

"Justice League" Flying Again

Warner Bros. on-again, off-again Justice League movie is officially back “on” again, Variety reports. The studio is still aiming for a 2009 release. Cast options connected to the picture had expired, but no changes appear to be in the works. Adam Brody will play the Flash; Rapper Common plays Green Lantern; Armie Hammer Jr. is […]

Toon Zone Interviews Matt Wayne on Spinning "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

Having already served as a story editor on Justice League Unlimited and cast a storm with Hellboy, Matt Wayne is no stranger to superhero cartoons. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Matt in an email interview to talk about his work on the upcoming The Spectacular Spider-Man. Take it away, […]

Foo Fighters Sue Marvel for Copyright Infringement in Animated Trailer

Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that the Foo Fighters band is suing Marvel Entertainment for unlawful use of one of their songs in a trailer for the upcoming Wolverine and the X-Men animated series. The trailer debuted earlier in February and was quickly removed from most hosting websites, presumably due to the copyright infringement from […]

Marvel Announces Marvelous Numbers, Schedules Animated Projects

Marvel Entertainment had operating income of $51.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, almost double the $26.4 million the company earned in the fourth quarter of 2006, the company announced today. Revenues rose to $109.3 million from $85.2 million. For the year, Marvel’s operating income soared to $274.4 million from $112.6 million. Revenues jumped […]

"Justice League: New Frontier" Interviews Around the Web

Several interviews related to the upcoming direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier are available on-line. Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed scripter Stan Berkowitz and director Dave Bullock about producing the movie. Berkowitz discusses the choices he had to make to whittle down the 400+ page graphic novel to a 75-minute movie, and also how […]

"Batman: Gotham Knights" Featurette Goes Online

Superhero Hype! has posted a ten-minute documentary featurette on Batman: Gotham Knights showing scenes and images from the upcoming direct-to-DVD release. Producer Bruce Timm and others discuss the roots of the Batman character and ways they and the directors went about introducing anime styles and conventions into the six-part feature. Deadshot, Scarecrow, and Killer Croc […]

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