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Reading Room: Superman

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2011
While American newspaper comic strips were published in collected form since the middle of the 19th century, the true launch of the American comic book industry is generally accepted to begin with the launch of its first and arguably most famous original character: Superman. Introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman was a smash […]

Reading Room: Grant Morrison

by on February 18, 2011
Sentient universes. Cybernetic war machine rabbits. Fiction suits. Singing evil to death. A guy who hunts other men for their beards. In an industry where “guy in tights punches other guy in tights” seems to qualify as enough to build at least a miniseries on, you might occasionally be surprised to stumble across an issue […]

Baltazar & Franco on "Young Justice" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
Comic Book Resources has interviewed writers Art Baltazar and Franco about their work on the Young Justice comic book tie-in to the new show airing on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, the pair discusses the way the comic is tightly coupled to the show; characters the pair were asked, prohibited, or guided to use; and […]

Marvel To Launch Disney/Pixar Magazine

by on February 16, 2011
Marvel recently announced a new monthly magazine, titled Disney/Pixar Presents, will be coming out in May. The magazine will feature some of the most popular animated Disney/Pixar characters from their most popular properties, such as The Incredibles, Toy Story, and Cars. The magazine will debut in May with Disney/Pixar Presents: Cars Magazine #1 with a […]

New "ThunderCats" Toys Revealed at Toy Fair 2011

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2011
New ThunderCats toys from Bandai were unveiled at the 2011 Toy Fair: Click on any of the thumbnails below to view toy images full-size: The original press release follows: WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS WELCOMES BACK THE LEGENDARY THUNDERCATS WITH LICENSING PROGRAM AT TOY FAIR 2011 Master Toy Licensee Bandai America Incorporated, Along With Icon Hero, […]

Boyd Kirkland, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2011
Animator Steven E. Gordon reports that animator, producer, and director Coalition of Pulmonary Fibrosis, while waiting for a lung transplant at UCLA Medical Center. Kirkland’s career in animation began in 1979, running a studio in Salt Lake City, UT, that sub-contracted work from many different Los Angeles studios. After moving to Los Angeles in 1984, […]

Andrea Romano Discusses "All-Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2011
Warner Home Video has released a press release interview with Andrea Romano, casting and vocal director for All-Star Superman, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie from Warner Bros. Animation. In the interview, Romano discusses her casting choices for this movie, interesting events that occurred at the recording sessions, her most unconventional casting choice of her career, […]

Christina Hendricks to Attend Paley Center NY Screening of "All Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has announced that Christina Hendricks will be attending the screening and panel for All Star Superman at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on February 14, 2011. Hendricks (Mad Men) provides the voice of Lois Lane in the direct-to-video movie. The full press release follows, along with a new […]

"Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 3: Mental Super-Hero Show Designed Only for Laughter

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2011
Volume 3 of The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest for the Infinity Sword has the episode “Mental Organism Designed Only for Kisses,” in which a love enchantment gone awry makes Ms. Marvel fall madly in love with the massive-headed MODOK. This was really the episode of the show which pushed it from an entertainingly goofy […]

Nathan Fillion Voices Hal Jordan in "Emerald Knights"

by Dan Collinson February 7, 2011
TV Guide reports that Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion will voice Hal Jordan in the new DC Universe animated film Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. This would be Fillion’s second DCU movie, following his role as Col. Steve Trevor in the 2009 film Wonder Woman. Other actors cast for the film include Kelly Hu (X2: […]