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"Spider-Man/Human Torch" #2 Preview On-line

A 4-page preview of Marvel’s Spider-Man/Human Torch #2 is available at PopCultureShock.com. The comic is written by Dan Slott with art by Ty Templeton, creative team behind Batman Adventures, and will reach comic book shops on Wednesday, February 23. Other Marvel previews on the site include Astonishing X-Men #8, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, […]

"USA Today" Notes Return of DC Comics Properties to Big Screen

An article in USA Today notes the return of DC Comics properties to moviehouses this year, beginning with Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves in the title role. (via Newsarama.com)

"Tomb Raider" #50 Preview On-line

A six-page preview of Tomb Raider #50 is available at Newsarama.com. This is the final issue of Top Cow’s Tomb Raider comic before the Lara Croft property receives a much-needed makeover in the video game sphere at the hands of her new owner Crystal Dynamics. This final issue is written by Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, […]

Mark Waid Talks Superman for "Superheroes and Philosophy"

Newsarama.com has posted the table of contents for Superheroes and Philosophy and reprinted the entirety of chapter 1, an essay on Superman by Mark Waid. Waid is currently finishing a run on Marvel’s Fantastic Four, and is the author of Superman: Birthright, the recent graphic novel re-telling Superman’s origins. Other contributors to the book include […]

Viz Launches "Shojo Beat" Magazine

Viz Comics has announced the launch of Shojo Beat magazine, a sister publication to the company’s successful Shonen Jump magazine. The new magazine, aimed at the burgeoning young female manga audience, will hit newsstands in June 2005 with a cover price of $5.99.

Bruce Timm to Draw "Conan" Fill-in Issue

Buried among news coverage of last weekend’s Emerald City Comic convention, it was revealed that Bruce Timm will draw a fill-in story of Dark Horse Comics’ new Conan monthly comic. He will share an issue with comics legend John Severin, although it is unclear if Timm and Severin or regular Conan scribe Kurt Busiek will […]

Josh Blaylock on Restarting "G.I. Joe"

Josh Blaylock of Devil’s Due Publishing has been interviewed by yojoe.com about the ending of the current G.I. Joe comic book series and its planned revival. (via Newsarama.com)

DC Comics' Dan Didio Talks "Countdown"

Dan Didio, VP Editorial for DC Comics, has spoken to Newsarama.com about DC Countdown, the upcoming summer event that promises to shake up the status quo in the DC universe. Didio delves into the connections between Countdown and the recently concluded Identity Crisis, along with the many mini-series and tie-ins Countdown will spawn. DC Countdown […]

Tim Seeley Talks Artwork for "Evil Ernie," "G.I. Joe"

Artist Tim Seeley has spoken to ComicBookResources.com about his work on Devil’s Due Publishing’s Hack/Slash: The Final Revenge of Evil Ernie and the current G.I. Joe comic book series. Seeley briefly talks about the big upcoming change of direction for G.I. Joe and his upcoming departure from the title.

Manga Market Grows in 2004; Anime Market Flat

A report on ICv2.com states that the manga market grew by 40-50% in 2004 due to increasing bookstore sales, while the anime market was flat for the same time period. The on-line article also names the top 10 manga and anime properties last year. Their results are printed and analyzed in their annual in-depth report […]

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