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NYCC2011: Dark Horse Comics Panel Highlights

Jeremy Atkins (Director of Public Relations) and Scott Allie (Senior Managing Editor) were in attendance. During the course of the panel, they presented recent and upcoming titles. Special Guests included Brian Wood, Sanford Green, Tom Morello, Scott Hepburn and Jan Duursema. Dark Horse has the license to collect and reprint the Avatar: The Last Airbender […]

Jack Kirby Still Deserves Better

When I first read that the heirs of comic book legend Jack Kirby were trying to gain some control of the copyrights to the characters he created or co-created, like the X-Men, Thor and the Avengers–maybe you’ve heard of them–I wrote an essay here I called “What Does Jack Kirby Deserve?” I came down on […]

Reading Room: Captain America

There are some characters that comic book creators feel the need to “try out,” to put in a backup story or a guest appearance somewhere to see if they garner any reader interest. That wasn’t the case with Captain America. Joe Simon knew he had a hit on his hands when he and Jack Kirby […]

Reading Room: Top 5 Reasons Why Walt Simonson's "Thor" Rules All Midgard

One idea we had for Thor Week was a Reading Room blog entry documenting the top 5 Marvel Comics Thor stories worth checking out. The only problem is that I hit the original Stan & Jack comics (Jack’s sci-fi/fantasy Asgard is really something to behold), and then the Walt Simonson run on Thor…and that was […]

Reading Room: Superman

While American newspaper comic strips were published in collected form since the middle of the 19th century, the true launch of the American comic book industry is generally accepted to begin with the launch of its first and arguably most famous original character: Superman. Introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman was a smash […]

Reading Room: Grant Morrison

Sentient universes. Cybernetic war machine rabbits. Fiction suits. Singing evil to death. A guy who hunts other men for their beards. In an industry where “guy in tights punches other guy in tights” seems to qualify as enough to build at least a miniseries on, you might occasionally be surprised to stumble across an issue […]

Luck Will Have It!: Toon Zone Talks to Comic Book Artist Dan Davis

Dan Davis is a professional artist working as a penciller and inker for many mainstream titles. He has worked on Justice League, The Batman Strikes!, and Green Arrow. He’s currently working on The Simpsons comic, Samurai Jack, a new DC mini-series called Family Dynamic with J. Torres and Tim Levins, and the Harry Potter 6 […]

Dan Slott Talks Fantastic Four, She Hulk... And Squirrels

Dan Slott loves his She Hulk. Imagine his excitement when he was offered the chance to work on an episode of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes featuring the single female lawyer herself! The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to pull Dan away from the ridiculous amount of work he probably has to […]

Jason Hall on Writing "Justice League Unlimited" #33

Jason Hall is no stranger to writing comics for the animated DC universe. His Mr. Freeze story from Gotham Adventures and the continuation in Batman Adventures were loved by fans and his works in the Justice League Adventures series were some of the best the series has to offer. Now, with his upcoming issue of […]

Toon Zone Interviews John Delaney on "Futurama" in Comics and "Chaotic"

Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]

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