38 new titles from Tokyopop

Via Anime News Network via ComiPress, a list of 38 new titles coming next year from Tokyopop: January 8th, 2008 – Aria by Kozue Amano – Deja vu – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter by Byung-Jun Byun / In-Wan Youn – Gakuen Alice by Tachibana Higuchi – Harukaze Bitter Bop by Court Betten – King City […]

Marvel’s movie slate examined

The NYT takes an in-depth look at Marvel’s new role as a movie studio, profiles top dog David Maisel (above), and even offers some pretty interesting scuttlebutt over Avi Arad’s departure: Mr. Arad left Marvel last year after a power struggle with his former deputy in which he tried to have Mr. Maisel ousted, according […]

Thunderbirds are STILL GO!

A few days ago we were fretting that THUNDERBIRD fandom might be dying out/. The evidence? An excessive number of Geocities pages and dead links in out quest for some vintage stills. Predictably, we got many emails of “We’re going strong!” and managed to flush out quite a few fans. It seems that THUNDERBIRDS is […]

Marvel’s in your underpants!

Young boys will soon be able to leave skidmarks in their favorite Hulk briefs, just as their forefathers once did before them, while they clump around the house in their Spidey Crocs.. Marvel has signed licensing deals with Fruit of the Loom and Crocs: Fruit of the Loom will initially create products based on upcoming […]


We’re quite anxious to read SAMMY THE MOUSE, the new Ignatz title by Zak Sally; if we don’t find a copy in our mailbox this week, we’ll just have to buy one at MoCCA! Sally’s THE RECIDIVIST was one of our favorite indie comics of the last couple of years, and we’re anxious to see […]

Moyocco Anno’s HATARAKI MAN

Moyoco Anno is one of our favorite cartoonists. Her work deals with gender issues in a bleak, take no prisoners way that leaves everyone lying bleeding on the kitchen floor. (She’s also part of what we gather is a fairly rare cartooning couple in Japan: she’s married to Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno.) Mangaijin […]

Robot Chicken Star Wars

The entirety of the ROBOT CHICKEN all-STAR WARS episode is up at Super Deluxe, and it has a few funny bits…but is it just us, but has every version of humor based on the actual original trilogy been strip mined? And no we’re SKIPPING the Family Guy version.

A few more con reports

[Art above “The Spartan” by Craig Hamilton, in a painting that was auctioned off at Heroes Con for $1700.] Heroes Con: • Tania del Rio • Johanna Draper Calrson • Ben Towle, Day One, Day Two, Day Three who wraps it up nicely: As for the convention itself, folks in the small press “Indie Island” […]

Understanding Pirates

Jim Hill the insider’s Disney blog has some suggestions for those who were confused by the plot in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. One is this book, The Pirates Guidelines, supposedly penned by first mate Joshamee Gibbs, which includes all kinds of info on the movie and its world, and even helps you […]

This ‘n’ that

I’m off to the Licensing show today so limited posting. BUT BEFORE I GO, I wanted to address the controversy over my TUF coverage over the past few months. I’m not sorry I did it, and would do it again, but it was very time consuming, and I do think my efforts in the future […]