DC, WB, Mattel and Target going big on DC Super Hero Girls

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Everyone is teaming up for DC Super Hero Girls, the multi-company, multi-platform push for girls’ versions of DC’s lady characters. Target will have an exclusive line of apparel and toys; Boomerang will air a 44-minute special and the digital shorts. The line also claims some firsts: “the first-ever 6-inch action figure designed for girls; first 12-inch collection of action dolls featuring strong, athletic bodies that stand on their own in heroic poses; and first-ever action role-play toys for girls.”

Toys that stand on their own — kinda a nice metaphor there.

Marvel’s Latest Gaming Endeavor is Less Than Marvelous

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Marvel’s latest licensing partnership in mobile gaming had sparked interest in the days leading up to its release this past weekend. Avengers Academy key art looked fresh and compelling. It looks like a series Marvel Animation should be producing. However, no gameplay videos were available for us to see and after spending a weekend with […]

Veronica Fish named ongoing artist for new-look Archie series

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With the shock of the lipstick incident behind us, it’s time for the well-received realistic Archie comic to get a “permanent” ongoing artist, and it’s Veronica Fish. Fiona Staples launched the title in high style, Annie Wu drew issue #4 with more style, and Fish has been on starting with last month’s issue #5. She joins writer Mark Waid, colorists Andre Szymanowicz and Jen Vaughn, and letterer Jack Morelli. Issue #6 goes on sale next week, 2/17 and the cover is shown above.

Deadpool news round-up: Times kicks off Liefeld/Nicieza tussle; Todd Klein studies the logo

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The New York times profiled Rob Liefeld this weekend, and along the way, Liefeld was quoted as making some rather unflattering comments about his fellow Deadpool co-creator Fabian Niceiza. He is prickly, though, about sharing creator credit on Deadpool with Fabian Nicieza, who wrote the script for the character’s first appearance, based on Mr. Liefeld’s […]

‘This One Summer’ removed from a Florida school and under investigation

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Here we go again. A parent in Seminole County, Fla. found that her nine year old brought home This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki and thought it was way too adult for her kid and complained, and the local TV news has launched an investigation and discovered that shockingly, the book, which […]

More Hulk vs Ant-Man stills from that Coke ad

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Some high res stills from the Hulk/Ant-Man battle for a soft drink have been released. None of them feature the Hulk, but he’s shy. These debuted in last night’s Super Bowl spot for new Coke Mini cans, which will feature six Marvel characters. including Sam Wilson Captain America. Also see storyboards for this in our […]