"Publishers Weekly" on Disney/SLG Comics Deal

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2005
Publishers Weekly has published a brief article about the licensed Disney comics coming from Slave Labor Graphics, a publisher usually known for darker, more adult fare. SLG publisher Dan Vado is quoted on the approach being taken for the new comics. The Haunted Mansion comic debuted in October 2005, with Tron, Alice in Wonderland, and […]

Devil’s Due Publishing Announces 1Q Trade Paperbacks

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2005
Devil’s Due Publishing has announced the trade paperbacks scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2006. Included are two G.I. Joe volumes, collecting the closing issues of the first Devil’s Due G.I. Joe series and the first story arc of the G.I. Joe: America’s Elite reboot, coming in January and February, respectively.

Joe O’Brien Talks "Planet of the Apes" Comics

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2005
Writer Joe O’Brien has spoken to’s PULSE News about the new Planet of the Apes comic books he is writing with Ty Templeton for Mr. Comics. O’Brien delves into his opinions about the original movie series and how the comic ties into it, speaking briefly about the directions the comic will take. Several preview […]

"Ghost Rider" Pushed Back to 2007

by on December 18, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that Ghost Rider‘s release date has been pushed back to February 17, 2007. Sony has twenty-eight movies coming out next year from their five film divisions and wants to avoid traffic jams with their other films. While this move certainly affects the marketing and advertising campaigns of Ghost Rider, it will set […]

"X3" Prequel Game Coming

by on December 18, 2005
According to Superhero Hype!, a video game that takes place between X2 and X3 is being produced. The game will star Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler. It is being written by X2 writer Zak Penn and legendary X-Men comic writer Chris Claremont. Additionally, the game will answer some questions, most notably about Nightcrawler’s absence from the […]

"Transformers" Begins Filming in the Spring

by on December 18, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that Michael Bay will begin filming the upcoming Transformers live-action movie in Vancouver this coming spring. Construction on sets will begin in February 2006.

Homechoice, ER Sign Content Deal

by Zeddon December 17, 2005
UK broadband TV network Homechoice has signed a one-year content deal with Entertainment Rights (ER), adding several new titles to its pre-school kids channel, Scamp, according to C21Media. Titles include Budgie the Little Helicopter, The Cubeez, and Tangerine Bear.

Birrell Leaves HIT Entertainment

by Zeddon December 17, 2005
Nigel Birrell, HIT Entertainment’s director of corporate development, has resigned after more than six years at HIT, C21Media reports. Birrell will now take a position as director of mergers and acquisitions at online gaming company PartyGaming.

"Simpsons" Earns WGA Animation Nominations

by Zeddon December 17, 2005
The Simpsons swept the animation writing category for nominations from the Writers Guild of America, East & West, which jointly announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television writing during the 2005 season. AWN reports.

Charles McElmurry Dead at 84

by Zeddon December 17, 2005
Designer/illustrator Charles O. McElmurry, who began his career in the animation industry at Walt Disney in 1942, died on December 5, 2005. He was 84 years old. AWN has more on his life.