Random House signs on for Iron Man

Random House will produce four prose tie-ins to next year’s IRON MAN film, according to this PR: Random House’s Keith Clayton has acquired world English rights from Marvel Entertainment to four books based on their iconic Super Hero Iron Man.  Two books will be direct tie-ins to the Iron Man film from Marvel Studios, including […]

NY Anime Fest programming up

The New York Anime Festival is fast approaching (December 7-9) and the programming  schedule has just been posted. Even if you’re not a manga or anime fan there’s lot of interest here, including Milton Griepp’s ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga on the 6th, and panels on Gekiga and other types of manga during the […]

Usagi Yo-Hulk-o

Stan Sakai is drawing the Hulk for 8 pages: I’ve finished my 8-page Hulk story for Marvel, titled “Oni”, with “Samurai Hulk” as an informal title. Next it goes to Tom Luth for colors. Here’s a sample page. It’s not my favorite, but it doesn’t give any of the plot away. We’d guess this is […]

‘Everyone Is Sickened by What Gordon is Facing’

ICv2 interviews CBLDF head Charles Brownstein with more on what happened this week down in Rome: What are the next steps in this case–does the trial go through all the same steps, including pre-trial motions, that it did the first time around? The next steps are still being weighed by counsel, although we expect to […]

Juicy links

§ Boy loses a grandfather… but gains a superhero § Whoops. Zuda honeymoon over. § Mark Evanier remembers Paul Norris and the Jungle Twins: § Tom vs Tom. § Marv Wolfman recalls his Disney Adventures days.

King Features establishes Jay Kennedy Scholarship

Jay Kennedy was the much-admired editor at King Features syndicate who died tragically earlier this year. Now King Features Syndicate has announced a worthy way to remember him: King Features Syndicate has committed $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship fund in honor of Jay Kennedy, who served as King Features Syndicate Editor in Chief from […]

Marvel hypers remain bullish

The Motley Fool’s Tim Beyers has always been bullish on Marvel stock, and he still is, based on increased profits without the need for ANY Marvel produced movies. Yeah, I know, $132 million is less than $194 million. But who cares? Marvel had managed just $25.3 million in trailing adjusted cash from operations through its […]

Athletes join comics stampede

Everyone wants in on this comic book gravy train, and now New York Jets running back Darian Barnes is coming to the line of scrimmage — he’s teamed with a studio to bring his idea for a comic book to…the Internet as an animated series. Two trends for the price of one! “This is like […]