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Mark Evanier Begins "Beta-Testing" Jack Kirby Biography

In a post on his weblog, writer Mark Evanier states that he is beginning “beta-testing” of his comprehensive biography of Jack Kirby. Evanier states that, “I’ll be setting up a little private forum/mailing list where folks who want to help me with research can do so. If you’re one of those people who know old […]

Grant Morrison on DC Comics' New York Architecture

The New York Times spoke to writer Grant Morrison about the architecture of his Seven Soldiers: Manhattan Guardian mini-series (free registration required). The Manhattan visualized in his comics (and in a free slide show on-line) include several buildings which were designed but never built.

IDW to Reprint Marvel, Dreamwave "Transformers" in 2006

A report on Newsrama.com states that IDW will be reprinting the Marvel and Dreamwave Transformers comic books in trade paperback form in 2006 in conjunction with the launch of their Transformers monthly comic book series. The trade paperbacks will not be connected to the new monthly comic, but will bring all older Transformers comic book […]

Disney Announces Upcoming Graphic Novel Plans

A report on ICv2.com details Disney’s plans for upcoming graphic novels to be sold in the United States. In addition to the existing W.I.T.C.H. comics and the Abadazad children’s books (written by JLU scribe J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Ploog), Disney is planning comics based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black […]

"Hero Squared" #1 Preview On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of Hero Squared #1, written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Joe Abraham. The comic, published by Boom! Studios, focuses on the adventures of Milo and his superheroic counterpart from a destroyed parallel universe. Hero Squared #1 will be in comic book stores this Wednesday, July […]

Greg Pak Lands on "Battlestar Galactica" Comic

Writer and filmmaker Greg Pak (Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong) has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write a new, ongoing monthly comic based on Battlestar Galactica, the new Sci-Fi Channel series. The comic is currently scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Dan Slott Talks Up His Mighty Marvel Mayhem

BrokenFrontier.com has posted an interview with writer Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, She-Hulk), surveying his career in writing comics to date but focusing on his upcoming Thing mini-series and the relaunch of She-Hulk in October.

San Diego Comic Con Comic Book News Roundup

Numerous comic book announcements were made at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con International. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page of their coverage of the event; highlights include a feature on the Slave Labor Graphics/Disney Comics deal (including images from Wonderland and Haunted Mansion), the future of J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog’s Abadazad at […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days" Manga Announced

Newtype USA has announced that they will be publishing a new manga series based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. Titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, the manga will be based on a PC/PlayStation 2 game and promises a lighter, more humorous take on the giant robot warriors and their pilots. The story will be […]

Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators -- Off to See the Wizards

With the rise of DVD commentaries, mass media programming dedicated to entertainment, and specialized Internet news sites, it seems that audiences have more access than ever to the behind-the-scenes process of making art. Broadly, there are two ways to look at this phenomenon. On the one hand, it’s possible that too much intimate knowledge of […]

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