Mile High Comics has released a 4-page preview of The Batman Strikes! #8, the tie-in comic to the new Batman animated television show. They also have a preview for JLA: Classified #6, which continues the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!” story by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire.
DC Comics has confirmed via press release that they are discontinuing their publishing initiative with the European publishers Humanoids and 2000 A.D./Rebellion due to low sales. The last titles to be published were advance solicited last month, and all titles will continue to be available as back-list items. At this time DC Comics’ manga imprint […]
There’s lots of international licensing and news today. Highlights: * France 2 has commissioned twenty-six new half-hour episodes of Delta State (AWN). * Nelvana has picked up global distribution rights, excluding certain territories, to Being Ian (World Screen). * MNET South Africa has licensed the animated TV/web series Odd Job Jack (World Screen). * Broadcasters […]
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ordering a recall of a line of fishing poles bearing cartoon character images. The “Zebco” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit” poles, which feature pictures of SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and Rocket Power, are being recalled because their paint contains lead. [Source: PR […]
Today’s Los Angeles Times (link requires free registration) has an article about Family Guy and the new economics of television entertainment. How will it do in the ratings the second time around? News Corp. executives say it doesn’t matter much. This time, their business model is not built around ratings-driven advertising but relies instead on […]
Nelvana has announced a pair of executive changes at its European arm. Emmanuele Petry has been named to oversee the company’s European Development and International Co-production division, and Lynn Chadwick has been promoted to vice president of European sales and distribution. [Source: Corus Entertainment]