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Archie's 75th Anniversary Makeover to Include New Comics, TV Cartoon, and More

Proposed artwork for the "Archie" comics re-launch, by Fiona Staples.

The New York Times covers plans for a makeover of the renowned perpetual comic book teenager Archie Andrews, with parent company Archie Comic Publications using the character’s 75th anniversary in print as an opportunity to update the character. A new comic book will be launched with writer Mark Waid pairing with artist Fiona Staples, building […]

"Transformers" Fan Forum Reveals 'The Allspark Foundation' Charity

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After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]

TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

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Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]

PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

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MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]

Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR's "Car Talk," 1937 - 2014

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The Car Talk weblog is reporting that Tom Magliozzi has passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 77 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. With his younger brother Ray, the Magliozzi’s hosted NPR’s Car Talk radio show from 1977 to 2012, where the two dispensed advice on car repair, relationships, and […]

PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

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MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Lion Forge's Carl Reed on the New Series "Deep Sea 7"

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Among other things New York Comic Con 2014 brought the revelation of Deep Sea 7, a new action-adventure cartoon series set in a somewhat futuristic maritime setting. The show is the result of a partnership between Harmony Gold and Lion Forge Comics, a producer of all-ages comics now in the midst of making its first […]

The Flash Speeds To Full Season Ahead

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As expected, CW’s immediate hit series “The Flash” was rewarded with a full season order on top of the three-script addition it had received last month. Based on the DC Comics character, “The Flash” premiered with a network record 6.1 million viewers earlier this month and has added a variety of intriguing cast members in […]

Roger Howarth Joins The Flash

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Actor Roger Howarth [“General Hospital”] has joined the cast of “The Flash”, playing the role of Mason Bridge, a reporter for the Central City Picture News who eventually begins investigating The Flash’s mentor. The Bridge character is based on the character of Mason Trollbridge from the Flash comic book series. “Things You Can’t Outrun” – […]

Arrow Adds Brick

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The newest villain to be added to the CW’s comic book-themed drama series “Arrow” is Danny “Brick” Brickwell, to be played by former English professional soccer player, Vinnie Jones [“X-Men: The Last Stand”]. Jones’ Brick character is notorious for his seemingly impermeable skin – good for deflecting arrows – and will make life difficult for […]

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