“Kyoto Police Tightens Grip on Loli Manga”

While that headline could be taken two ways, it appears that Japan is not quite the land of anything goes that we thought it was, as Kyoto police are giving so called “lolicon” manga greater scrutiny: An official of the Kyoto police juvenile section said, “Intercourse involving children under 13 is in violation of the […]

Supergirl comes to Smallville

A search is underway to cast Supergirl on SMALLVILLE this fall: This fall, Supergirl will be joining the lineup of burgeoning superheroes and villains in Smallville. Supergirl is the latest DC Comics character to join the series that has previously welcomed Martian Manhunter, The Green Arrow, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Brainiac. Casting for the […]

Which toy will prevail?

The LA Times looks at the battle for the top boy toy among all the licensed items this summer. : Toy industry analysts expect this year to be strong in action figure sales because of the number of summer movies featuring swashbuckling heroes or crime fighting characters including “Spider-Man 3,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At […]

Dylan Meconis at Olympia Comics Festival

A delightfully written con report: There was lasagna, sexy salad, intelligent bread, nice red wine, and one kissable mother of a rhubarb pie to wash down the approximately eight tons of original work we forced Chris [Baldwin] to drag out of his studio. All present agreed that it would be easiest simply to chloroform Chris […]