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Advance Previews of May 4 Comics: "Batman: Dark Detective" & "GLA"

Mile High Comics has released several previews of comics from Marvel and DC scheduled for release on May 4, 2005. Highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #1, which reunites famed 70′s Batman team Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, and G.L.A. #2 by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier (She-Hulk).

Marvel and Nickelodeon/Viacom Among Top Licensors in 2004

An upcoming study from License Magazine notes that Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon were two of the top licensors in 2004, based on the strength of such properties as Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marvel’s licensing brought in $4 billion in retail sales, while Nickelodeon licenses brought in $4.75 billion.

Comic Giants Interviews Russ Heath

Comicon.com’s PULSE News “Comic Giants” feature has just published an interview with Russ Heath, best known for his variety of western and war comics produced during his 60-year career. Heath is currently drawing Howard Chaykin’s Legend mini-series for DC Comics.

New Character "Yoke" To Join Miguzi

Twelve-year-old Kyler Spears of Sacramento has won the “Miguzi Make a Monsterpiece” competition, with his design for “Yoke” being chosen out of more than 1,000 entries in the contest to design a new cast member for Cartoon Network’s Miguzi animation bloc, the network said today. website. Yoke will make his Miguzi debut on Monday, May […]

Marvel, Paramount Sign Film Pact

Paramount Pictures will distribute up a slate of films to be produced by Marvel Enterprises under a deal announced by the companies today. The first titles to be released under the new pact will be adaptations of Captain America and Nick Fury, which are expected to be ready for release in 2007 or 2008. Under […]

Marvel, Lee Settle Lawsuit

Marvel Enterprises and Stan Lee have settled all pending litigation connected to a lawsuit in which Lee laid claim to part of Marvel’s Spider-Man profits, Marvel said today. Terms were not disclosed, but the company separately reported taking a $10 million charge against first quarter profits in order to settle the litigation. [Source: Business Wire]

NASCAR Gets Batmobile

The Batman Begins Batmobile will be one of the attractions at the NASCAR Nextel Cup “Batman Begins 400,” to be held June 19 at the Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR and Warner Bros. said today. The Batmobile will be featured in the Batman Begins Fan Zone, a newly redesigned fan area behind the main grandstand at […]

"Kids Next Door" Gets August DVD Date

Warner Home Video will release Codename: Kids Next Door: File 2/Volume 2 to DVD on August 23, the company said today. The 85-minute DVD will carry a $14.97 price tag. [Source: Warner Home Video]

Teletoon Announces Father's Day Programming, June Highlights

Teletoon will air special Father’s Day programming on Sunday, June 19, 2005. The schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT): 9:30am – Atomic Betty – “The Really Big Game/And the Winner Is” 2:30pm – The Jetsons – “Far Out Father” 3:00pm – Tales from The Cryptkeeper – “Cave Man” 10:00pm – Family Guy – “Death […]

Teletoon Announces Mother's Day Programming

Teletoon is hosting “Oh Mother,” a programming tribute in honor of Mother’s Day, on Sunday, May 8, 2005. The schedule is as follows: 12:00pm (Encores – 3:00pm, 8:00pm) – The Bugs Bunny Mother’s Day Special: Bugs Bunny’s Baby Boomers 12:30pm – Johnny Bravo – “Home Alone” 2:00pm – Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids 3:30pm – […]

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