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Oni Press Begins Talent Search

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
Oni Press has announced a talent search in conjunction with this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Any comic-book artist interested in pitching to Oni Press can download one of four short scripts from their website and submit finished artwork in person at SDCC or by mail (postmarked by July 31, 2005). Writers may submit project […]

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
National Public Radio has posted a page for their Nausicaa.net, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via Nausicaa.net)

Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire "Defenders" #1 Preview On-line

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
Newsarama.com has posted a 4-page preview of Defenders #1, the first of a five-issue mini-series by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire that reunites the mismatched superteam of Dr. Strange, the Sub-Mariner, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer to save the universe before they kill each other. Defenders #1 goes on sale on July […]

Greg Pak Talks "House of M: Iron Man", "1602" Sequel

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to writer Greg Pak about his upcoming Iron Man: House of M and Marvel 1602: Brave New World mini-series. Several preview scans from Iron Man: House of M are provided in the article.

"Gatchaman": A Groovy Kind of Sci-Fi

by Chris Woodon June 15, 2005
Anime fans today can thank their lucky stars for the monumental stateside success of properties like Akira, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Ghost in the Shell, for they created a bustling anime marketplace in the U.S. which now offers a previously unimaginable breadth of titles. The downside of this revolution is that it didn’t […]

Press Release for "Alien Planet" DVD Set

by James Harveyon June 14, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Discovery Global Licensing has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for the August 16th DVD debut of Alien Planet. Alien Planet explores the theory that life really exists outside our solar system and visits with its spectacular and curious alien inhabitants. Based on author/artist Wayne Barlow’s acclaimed novel […]

Viacom Approves Company Spin-off

by Zeddon June 14, 2005
Viacom’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the creation of two separate publicly traded companies through a spin-off to Viacom stockholders, the company announced today. The new company, created through the tax-free spin-off, will retain the Viacom Inc. name and will be led by Mr. Freston. It will be comprised of MTV Networks (including MTV, […]

New "G.I. Joe: America's Elite" Interview with Joe Casey

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2005
Writer Joe Casey has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about his upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite monthly comic book from Devil’s Due. Issue #0 is due to hit comic book stands tomorrow, June 15.

Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles to Appear in "Digital Webbing Presents" #24

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2005
Digital Webbing Presents #24 will feature a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, focusing on Raphael. The issue is due to hit comic book stands in July.

Lane Smith 1936 - 2005

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2005
News agencies are reporting the passing of actor Lane Smith due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. The 69-year old Smith played Perry White in ABC’s Lois & Clark television series but also had several guest voice appearances on Fox’s King of the Hill.