Disney launches toyetic shonen Avengers cartoon in Japan

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The main reason Disney acquired Marvel was to finally break open the boy market bank, and their simple plan worked pretty well. They’re even conquering Japan, it was just announced, with “the first Japanese Marvel animated television series targeted at boys.” It’s called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers. “Disk” wars, eh That sound highly, highly toyetic.

The Legal View: Court refuses new hearing for the Kirby family

It looks like the final skirmish in the estate of Jack Kirby’s battle to regain copyrights for the characters he co-created at Marvel Comics is over and the Kirby family lost.The Second Circuit court has refused a new hearing on an appeals court ruling against them. Jeff Trexler has some commentary below, but it is worth noting that the […]

The Alan Moore/Marvelman Interview Part II: A Crumpled Letter from Archie Goodwin

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The second of three parts of a telephone interview I did with Alan Moore in October 2010 about Marvelman and his later incarnation, Miracleman. The first part is here, if you haven’t already seen it. The bits in [square brackets] are later clarifications added by me in the last few days. Pádraig Ó Méalóid: I […]

The JIm Zub Interviews: Jai Nitz on Green Hornet

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[Presented via Dynamite Entertainment, here’s the first in a series of peer-to-peer interviews with writer Jim Zubkavich interviewing various Dynamite creators on their recent work. First up, Jim Zub, as we all know him, interviews Jai Nitz on Green Hornet #42.] ZUB: What draws you towards Green Hornet as a character, or the pulp genre […]