Tonight: Neil Gaiman on the Stephen Colbert show

It’s not quite Jon Stewart/Jim Cramer…but it should be fun. Colbert previously dissed The Graveyard Book, Gaiman’s best selling, Newbery Award winning book, but given Colbert’s not-so-secret nerd leanings, maybe it was all just a trick to meet Neil Gaiman. Technorati Tags: Neil Gaiman

San Diego — plan ahead!

The Comics Reporter has a brief talk with San Diego Comic-Con director of marketing and publicity David Glanzer which reveals that this year, as long threatened, NO onsite pro or press registration will be allowed. Glanzer noted that with press in particular, this new policy has been building gradually for years. “In the past press […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 3/16/09

§ Harlan Ellison is suing someone. Specifically…STAR TREK. Harlan Ellison, multiple award-winning writer of the famed teleplay for the original Star Trek episode, City on the Edge of Forever, sued Paramount on March 13, 2009 for failing to account to, or pay, Mr. Ellison for the merchandising, publishing, or any other exploitations, of the famous […]

ACTION #1 goes for $317,200

An ultra-rare, much-publicized copy of ACTION #1, Superman’s first appearance, has sold for $317,200. The purchaser is John Dolmayan, drummer for the rock band System of a Down, but he acquired it for an unnamed client. (When not busy bashing the skins, the comics-loving Dolmayan also runs an online comics company.) ComicConnect and Metropolis Collectibles […]

D23 — for the serious Disney Fan

The great monolithic Disney has just launched a new project called D23, which is an official fan club aimed at very serious Disney fans. Hardcore. People who own every copy of a Gemstone comic, basically. The site saves most of its goodies for paying members, but there’s also tons of free historical info. For instance, […]

Fincher teases THE GOON

AICN previews the CGI GOON movie which David Fincher is producing. Created by Eric Powell, The Goon has starred in a well-received series of graphic novels, and would fit nicely into the “Dark Horse Movie” niche pioneered by The Mask and Hellboy. More in the link.


The SciFi Channel is changing its name to the Syfy Channel so they won’t seem so geeky. “The name Sci Fi has been associated with geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that, as opposed to the general public and the female audience in particular,” said TV historian […]

Indiana Jones: Child molester?

Recently, a transcript has surfaced of the story conference between George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Lawrence Kasdan, in which they hammer out the ideas for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. At 126 pages, there’s much to digest, but some may find this bit of dialog a bit hard to swallow, as the trio discusses Indy’s […]