Cold Cut sold to Rogue Wolf

While it’s been known for a while that distributor Cold Cut had been sold to a Chicago-based concern, the identity of said concern was not public knowledge until now: it’s Rogue Wolf, hitherto known mostly as a publisher of comics on the web. According to the PR “Rogue Wolf Entertainment, Inc was founded in 2006 […]

Fox sues Warners over Watchmen

MEANWHILEFox is suing Warners over the labyrinthine rights to the Watchmen movie: Fox claims that between 1986 and 1990, it acquired all movie rights to the 12-issue DC Comics series and screenplays by Charles McKeown and Sam Hamm. In 1991, Fox assigned some rights via a quitclaim to Largo International with the understanding that the […]

Tolkien Heirs Sue New Line

The Tolkien Trust, which represents the estate of JRR Tolkien has filed a lawsuit against New Line claiming they are owed $140 million : Charging “unabashed and insatiable greed,” the plaintiffs said in the complaint that New Line, which produced and distributed the “Lord of the Rings” movies, had failed to pay anything despite a […]

Frank Miller parties with DDGB, others

Over the weekend Frank Miller had a star studded 51st birthday party in Vegas with all the trimmings: 300 and Sin City creator Frank Miller celebrated his 51st birthday Saturday night at CatHouse inside the Luxor after being lured there under the guise of simply dinner with Sin City star Jamie King. After dinner, Miller […]

Trapped in a world he never made

The “tweener” generation of comics readers and creators — of which I’m one — were lucky enough to come of age in an era of comics struggling to break out of a chrysalis. Nurtured on the canny, mythic cosmic melodrama of classic Lee-Kirby-Ditko Marvel, the next generation yearned to break out to the next level, […]