New On-line Comics Previews

by Ed Liuon September 1, 2005 has posted a page full of comic book previews for books scheduled for release on September 7, 2005. Included are The Stardust Kid #2 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog; Incredible Hulk #86 by Peter David and Jorge Lucas; Ultimate Spider-Man #82 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley; and Y the Last Man […]

Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

by Ed Liuon September 1, 2005
Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at also recalls […]

"Superman Returns" Teaser Poster Online

by James Harveyon September 1, 2005
IGN Filmforce has a first look at the teaser poster for director Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, flying into theaters on June 30, 2006.

Animated Films New and Old Come to DVD

by James Harveyon September 1, 2005
Cover art for the Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Madagascar DVDs has been posted at DVD Answers, while The Digital Bits reports Rock-A-Doodle will be re-released to DVD this November 8th. The 1992 film about a rooster who achieves an Elvis-like status, was previously released to DVD on February 3, 2004. Thanks to Animated News […]

Matsuda Answers Questions on "The Batman"

by James Harveyon September 1, 2005
Fansite Legions of Gotham has posted a question and answer session with The Batman Producer and Character Designer Jeff Matsuda. Click the link above for more.

'67 Animated Spider-Man Series Swings Back to Canada

by James Harveyon August 31, 2005
Canada’s The Family Channel will start airing reruns of the 1967 Spider-Man animated series, beginning Thursday September 1st. This marks the return of the classic animated series after a lengthy hiatus from Canadian airwaves. The show previously aired on Teletoon. Spider-Man will air Monday to Friday at 6:30 am, Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 am, […]

Betty Boop Goes to Hooters

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
The Hooters Restaurant chain has debuted a new lapel pin putting Betty Boop into the tank top and shorts uniform of a Hooters waitress. It is apparently the latest of 357 collectible Hooters lapel pins, although it is the first to feature a licensed character. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Retrospective of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Hercules" Designer Due in November

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
Artist Gerald Scarfe’s career will be examined in depth in Drawing Blood: Forty Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored, a retrospective book due out on November 3. Scarfe’s work has been seen in works as disparate as Pink Floyd: The Wall and Walt Disney’s animated Hercules movie. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter weblog)

Going Behind the Page with Terry Moore, "Strangers in Paradise"

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005 has posted a lengthy interview with Terry Moore, creator, writer and artist for the independently published comic book Strangers in Paradise.

Animation and Nelson Shin Bring Rare Unity to Korean Peninsula

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2005
The New York Times covers Nelson Shin’s animated feature film Princess Chung, noting that both North and South Korean teams were responsible for producing the film (free registration required). The article covers Shin’s biography and career highlights, and notes that animation is failing to draw large audiences at the South Korean box office.