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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.

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 […]

YTV June Movies Announced

YTV has scheduled the following movies for the month of June: Batman (1989) – Saturday, June 4, 9:00pm Superman (1978) – Sunday, June 5, at 4:00pm Acceleracers II: The Speed of Silence (2005) – Saturday, June 11, 4:00pm (Premiere) Batman Returns (1992) – Saturday, June 11, 9:00pm Superman II (1980) – Sunday, June 12, 4:00pm […]

Ragdoll Premieres in "The Batman" Season Two

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air episode #22 of The Batman, the ninth episode of the sophomore season, this weekend. The episode, entitled “Ragdoll to Riches,” introduces a classic DC character into the series. Included is the official description for the episode: The Batman finds himself caught in the middle of a game of one-upmanship […]

Marvel Plans to Send "New Avengers" to US Military

According to a story in USA Today, Marvel Comics will be distributing one million copies of a special edition New Avengers comic book to forces serving in the United States military worldwide. The first 150,000 copies of the print run will go to troops stationed in the Middle East. A special reception at the Pentagon […]

New "Batman Begins" Trailer from TRL

Superhero Hype! reports that an exclusive trailer of Batman Begins made for MTV’s TRL has been posted on MTV’s website. You can view the trailer here in Windows Media Player or here in Micromedia Flash.

Cover Art for Second "The Batman" DVD Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has an early look at the cover art for the second DVD release of The Batman. Price and release dates have not been announced.

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