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Eric Powell on Why "The Goon" Needed to be Animated

MTV’s Splash Page weblog spoke to comic book artist Eric Powell recently about the upcoming CGI animated adaptation of his series The Goon, published by Dark Horse Comics. Powell stated, “I always felt that the material would work better animated, just because of the bizarre nature of the characters and the atmosphere of the stories,” […]

Exclusive Preview of CGI "Goon" Movie at Ain't it Cool News

Aint It Cool News has posted two exclusive screenshots from The Goon, the new CGI feature film based on the Dark Horse comic book written and drawn by Eric Powell.

LA Times Talks with Eric Powell on "The Goon" Movie Adaptation

The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex weblog has interviewed comic creator Eric Powell, focusing on the upcoming CGI animated adaptation of his Dark Horse comic book The Goon. Powell discusses how the adaptation came about, why he thinks The Goon could only work in animation, his involvement in the art direction and designs of the […]

CBR on New "Clone Wars" Comics

Comic Book Resources has spoken with scripter Henry Gilroy about the new comic books from Dark Horse based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the CGI animated continuation of the Star Wars saga which hits theaters on August 15, 2008, and will then become a series on Cartoon Network. Gilroy discusses the story that he […]

David Fincher Options "The Goon" for CG Animated Movie

Fight Club director David Fincher and Blur Studio have optioned Eric Powell’s The Goon for a CGI animated feature film. The Goon is a darkly humorous comic published by Dark Horse about a misshapen mob lord battling zombie priests, mad scientists, and Spanish-speaking giant lizards. UPDATED July 3, 2008: The Hollywood Reporter has a bit […]

Dark Horse on the "Gantz" Manga

Newsarama has interviewed Michael Gombos, Dark Horse Comics’ Director of Asian Licensing, about their English-language Gantz manga coming in June. Gombos goes into the plot of Gantz, the long process of bringing the manga to US shores, the competition over Gantz between Dark Horse and VIZ Media (which is owned by Gantz publisher Shueisha), how […]

New "Star Wars: Clone Wars" Comics Launch in August 2008

The latest solicitations from Dark Horse Comics reveals that a new Star Wars: Clone Wars graphic novella series will start in August 2008 with the 96-page Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Shipyards of Doom. The comic will be written by Henry Gilroy, the head writer of the upcoming TV show, and illustrated by the […]

NYCC 2008: Dark Horse Comics on "Hellboy Animated," "Turok," "Gremlins," and Manga

We missed the Dark Horse Comics panel at New York Comic Con, but had a chance to meet up briefly with Jeremy Atkins at the Dark Horse booth on Sunday to catch up on the animation-related comics from Dark Horse, and chat about a few other things besides. – For now, there aren’t any new […]

Internet "Hellboy Animated" Shorts May Tie to New Movie

On the Hellboy Animated weblog, producer Tad Stones noted that “there is some talk of doing very short [animated] projects for the internet.” However, Stones states that there is no work being done on a third direct-to-video movie. The live-action Hellboy II: The Golden Army will be released in July 2008. (via Comic Book Resources […]

"Turok: Son of Stone" Comic Coming in September 2008

The latest Dark Horse Comics advance solicitations reveals that a Turok: Son of Stone comic book will be shipping on September 24, 2008. Based on the recent direct-to-video animated movie, the 88-page trade paperback will be written by producer Tad Stones and will retail for $14.95 and be available for pre-order next month. The solicitation […]

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