A few weeks ago, Cartoon Brew publicized the new Blu-Ray release of Mad Monster Party, a rare Rankin-Bass motion picture. (I did intend to publicize the events, but then NYCC happened.) Among most pop-culture fans, Rankin-Bass is known for Christmas specials, which air every year, generating nostalgic bliss as we watch misfit toys and meteorological […]
Archives for October 2012
Well, the fifteenth New York Comic Con just concluded ten days of pop cultural programming in Manhattan. While ReedPOP does not release exact data points, initial estimates set the attendance at the Javits Convention Center at 480,000 with 335,000 unique visitors. (In a move to encourage the greatest number of attendees, RP limited the availability […]
It isn’t hard to get into the Halloween spirit when you’re wandering through a post-apocalyptic world without power or Wi-Fi and running low on food. I’m torn between laughing at the tiny indignities of post-Sandy Manhattan—no lids for coffee even in the power zone!—and feeling sorrow over the vast, vast economic and human toll of […]
Here’s a look at a book that a lot of people will want to look at, the wacky new take on the FF by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred. The first issue ships 11/28 — and all issues will have special Marvel AR content. With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new […]
Mark Waid’s been busy over at his Thrillbent website. He’s added two new features… and not even by him. If you happen to be somewhere the weekly comic shipments have been disrupted and are looking for some new comics, you do worse than to have a look at a his site, which has webcomics that […]
For those of you with power, you might want to be reminded that today is the deadline to apply for the 2013 Toronto Comics Arts Festival, which will be held May 12-13. Details below: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Saturday, May 11th, and Sunday May 12th, 2013 @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. Free […]
Yes we’re all attempting to adjust to life in this new, crazy, Disney-owning-Lucasfilm landscape, but let’s return to comics for just a little bit, okay? Because DC have announced that that artist/creator Dustin Nguyen’s Lil Gotham series will be released as a series of digital-first stories starting today.
Not one, but two videos have popped up with George Lucas talking about sending his intellectual properties and sundry companies over to Disney.
Newsarama have published a statement from Dark Horse President Mike Richardson regarding Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. This move obviously raises questions about Dark Horse, who currently own the rights to the Star Wars franchise. It’s nothing definitive, by any terms, but it does suggest that something may have to change as a result of Disney’s […]
This may be delirium setting in, but it seems that Disney have acquired Lucasfilm today for the princely sum of $4.05 billion. This means Disney now effectively own properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones…. Willow, and several others. And what are they going to do with this? According to reports, their first move was to […]