New "Sonic the Hedgehog" Comic Team Speaks

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2006
Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley, and editor Mike Pellerito have spoken to Newsarama about their run on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog licensed comic book title. Flynn and Yardley will take over the title with the departure of longtime contributor Ken Penders.

John K. Seeks Feedback for "He-Hog the Atomic Pig"

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2006
On his new weblog, Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi is seeking feedback for He-Hog the Atomic Pig, a new superhero with x-ray nipples and atomic smoothocity (so that pants won’t stick to him).

"Defenders of the Earth" Coming to DVD

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2006
The 1980’s animated TV show Defenders of the Earth will be coming to DVD “soon,” according to representatives from BCI. The series, produced by Marvel Entertainment, teamed Flash Gordon, the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and Lothar against Ming the Merciless. No further details, such as release dates or extras, are available at this time. (via […]

The Flash: The Fast and the Featureless

by Bird Boyon February 28, 2006
Back when The Flash was first announced for a DVD release, not only did it catch me off guard but it also left me with a single question: why on Earth is this being released? After watching all six discs and twenty-two episodes of The Flash, I can now answer the question I posed months […]

NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 2 – People

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
This is the second of Toon Zone News’ “One-Minute Interviews” from the New York Comic-Con, where we asked a bunch of different individuals at the con the same three questions and print all the answers together. As with yesterday’s One-Minute Interviews, subjects are in alphabetical order by first name. Click on the thumbnails to get […]

Miyazaki Coming to Toonami; Free "Totoro" in Dallas Mar 4

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006 is reporting that Toonami will air a month’s worth of Hayao Miyazaki films to celebrate their 9th anniversary on the air. The films will begin on Saturday, March 18th. Edits and language soundtracks are not known at this time. is also reporting that there will be a free screening of My Neighbor Totoro […]

Don Knotts 1924 – 2006

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
Beloved actor Don Knotts passed away on Friday, February 24, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 81 (free registration required). Knotts was best known for his role as Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but he performed in a number of voice roles over the years, ranging from The […]

NYCC: Central Park Media Calls Otaku Unite! over VOTOMS, Negadon, and Manhwa

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
The Central Park Media crew set the tone for their panel early by handing out snacks and declaring their panel “The New York Comic-Con Panel and Nacho Party.” Run by John O’Donnell and Peter Tatara, the panel was easily the most entertaining of the panels run by the anime companies. In between a lot of […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut Naruto, Full Moon, Inu Yasha & Maison Ikkoku

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2006
If VIZ Media has a problem in the industry, it’s that public demand is too great. This is a problem that most companies would like to have. The VIZ Media panel at the New York Comic-Con was run by Anthony Jiwa, Liza Coppola, and Gonzalo Ferreyra. The hottest news of the panel was the announcement […]

Back to the Future, Divergence Eve Style: Misaki Chronicles Vol. 2

by Dr. Daedaluson February 27, 2006
Divergence Eve is one of those series that I always feel gets a bum wrap. Part of it is its own fault; the cover art and promotional materials for the show make it out to be this air-headed, boob-filled fanservice fest, when in reality it’s a very serious story with very few dedicated “moments” in […]