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Free Comic Book Day 2005 on Saturday, May 7

This year’s Free Comic Book Day is hitting comic book stores internationally on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Participating comic book shops will have a variety of comic book titles available for free, and many will have creator signings or other in-store events. This year’s offerings include The Batman Strikes (DC), Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man and the […]

Bill Finger Award Announced for Comic Book Writing

The Eisner Awards have announced a new Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. Named for writer Bill Finger, who was pivotal in creating the first Batman comic book stories, the award will recognize any comics writer, living or dead, who has produced a significant body of creative comics writing. The first Finger […]

"Batman: The Animated Series - Volume Three" DVD Website Online

The website for the May 24th release of the Batman: The Animated Series: Volume Three four-disc DVD set is now online. Both the photo gallery and wallpaper sections include images from the early and later episodes of the series. The website also contains video clips, information on the DVD extras, and more. Discuss This News […]

Grundy, Joker, and Strange Attack in Season Two of "The Batman"

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air two new episodes of The Batman this weekend, the tenth and eleventh episodes of the sophomore season. The episodes, entitled “Strange Minds” and “Grundy’s Night” will both revisit and introduce new characters for the series. The new episodes will premiere this Saturday and Sunday on the Canadian network, which […]

Second Season of "The Batman" Begins on May 14th on Kids WB

Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman will air on May 14, 2005. The network will officially begin the second season by airing the episode “The Cat, The Bat, and The Very Ugly,” the 14th produced episode. The official logline for the episode is as follows: Penguin and Catwoman join forces […]

DC Raises Prices, Eliminates DCU $2.25 Titles

DC Comics has announced that Batman, Nightwing, Robin, The Flash, JLA, and Wonder Woman will increase in cover price in June from $2.25 to $2.50, leaving the only $2.25 comics in their Johnny DC line. In addition, the Vertigo books 100 Bullets, The Books of Magick, and Lucifer will all become $2.75 in June as […]

Templeton, Cooke Win Shuster Awards; Harvey Award Nominees Named

The first annual Shuster Award winners were named over the weekend, recognizing outstanding Canadian comic talent for the past year. Ty Templeton shared top honors in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer” category for his work on DC’s Batman Adventures, while Darwyn Cooke won in the “Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist” category for DC: The […]

New "Teen Titans" Premiere In Canada

It looks like Teen Titans was feeling left out. Like The Batman and Justice League Unlimited before it, new episodes of Teen Titans will premiere in Canada before airing in the US. Thankfully, for you American viewers, the episodes will premiere on Cartoon Network mere days after they air on the Canadian channel YTV. According […]

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.

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