Takehiko Inoue interview, Part 2

In the world of manga, Takehiko Inoue is a mega-superstar. His basketball manga SLAM DUNK was so successful it made he sport itself more popular in Japan. It’s sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been voted the #1 all-time manga. VAGABOND, telling the legend of swordman Miyamoto Musashi has also been a smash […]

Superheroes hanging with a fast crowd

Okay we have NO idea what this Lindsay Lohan-meets-Superheroes photo shoot is for, but the pics are all over the blogtabs, and they are too good to pass up. Of couse, what with Spider-man’s marriage breaking up recently, there could be even more to this than meets the eye. Or perhaps the troubled starlet has […]

Gunslinger defeats Naruto in heated battle!

Via Marvel PR: The sensation that swept the comic market is taking book readers by storm as Marvel is proud to announce that Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Premiere HC has topped the Bookscan national sales chart! In addition to being the #1 hardcover graphic novel across all major online retailers—Amazon.Com, BN.Com, Borders.Com, Target.Com, Dark […]

CrossGen– what might have been

Our recap of the Z-Cult affair for PWCW yesterday had this quote from Todd Allen: “There is a very real possibility that torrents, effectively advertising in this case, have been a factor in sales spikes. People will want a physical copy of an inherent physical product. Crossgen did the research on this 5 years ago […]

More Comics and Games Retailer memories

The other day we mentioned the cancellation of the retailer giveaway mag COMICS & GAMES RETAILERS. Former editor John Jackson Miller has his own reminiscences. The news that Comics & Games Retailer is heading online after 190+ issues in print is circulating — bittersweet news to receive as a longtime editor of that publication, but […]

Johnny Ryan’s HORRORSHOW

We’re not the worlds biggest Johnny Ryan fans, but these horror character paintings are neat. They’re available at Secret Headquarters. Featuring almost FIFTY brand new paintings inspired by a variety of whacked-out horror, cult and exploitation films. Please call 323-666-2228 or e-mail shq@thesecretheadquarters.com for purchasing info.

Bon Voyage, Ivan and Kristyn!

Ivan Brandon and Kristyn Ferretti (24/seven) are leaving for a four month tour of South America today. We wish them safe travels and remind them they had better blog the hell out of this trip! Kristyn’s blog is here. Ivan will doubtless be updating his Image message board. Ivan and Kristyn are two good peeps, […]

Kibbles ‘n’ bits 12/5

§ We forgot to link to the Annie Award nominations. RATATOUILLE comes in with the most noms. MOREL OREL got several TV nods. § Speaking of animation, Cracked magazine is still around online and presents The 9 Most Racist Disney Characters. [h/t Cartoon Brew] § The parade of year end reveiws begins with COMIXTALK’s look […]

Donald Duck to testify?

An Italian court has named Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Tweety and Mickey Mouse as witnesses in a counterfeiting trial . The court summons cites Titti, Paperino, Paperina, Topolino — the Italian names for the characters — as damaged parties in the criminal trial of a Chinese man accused of counterfeiting products of Disney and Warner […]