Writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have been interviewed by Marvel.com about their current and upcoming comics work, most of which will focus on X-23 — a mutant “daughter” of Wolverine created for both the comics and the X-Men Evolution animated show. The two also give a brief status report about their Hollywood projects, including […]
Cartoon Network has signed veteran animation executive and creator Sam Register to a first-look deal to develop programming for the network. The deal was announced by Jim Samples, executive vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network, and encompasses both kids and adult programming. “Sam brings a talent and vision to the world of animation […]
I’ve never been overly comfortable with cartoons based on established media persona. Having celebrity personalities voicing fictional cartoon characters, fine. Celebrity personalities voicing themselves, spat into the middle of a fictitious universe in which they themselves play the central hero just seems rather indulgent. After all, it’s the fact that Batman or Bugs Bunny cannot […]
DC Comics has announced the trade paperbacks and collected editions that are scheduled for release in March and April 2007. Among the books is Batman: Detective, collecting Detective Comics #821-826, all of which were written by Paul Dini. Other highlights include the first softcover release of Alex Ross and Jim Kreuger’s Justice; a Robin: Wanted […]
Hellboy makes his debut on the small screen as part of Cartoon Network’s deal to air both planned Hellboy Direct To DVD movies this year and next. Direct To DVD has recently become a haven for animation fans as the state of Saturday morning usually leaves much to be desired as most of the people […]
DC Comics has released a three-page preview of The Spirit #1 by Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond, Catwoman) and J. Bone, currently scheduled for release on December 20, 2006. The comic is based on Will Eisner’s iconic Spirit comic strip and character about a police detective who operates incognito after his own supposed murder. DC also […]
The U.S. Postal Service has revealed a preliminary image of the Marvel Comics superhero stamps that are scheduled to be released in 2007. As with the DC Comics superho stamps, 10 heroes will be featured on a sheet of 20 stamps, with half being iconic action shots and the other half reproducing classic covers.
An article in The Jewish Week spotlights Rabbi Cary Friedman, author of Wisdom from the Batcave: How to Live a Super, Heroic Life, in which he discusses how Batman “instills in his audience some of Judaism’s most important moral values.” The book arose from his experiences in Jewish studies classes at Duke University and the […]