Those of you who have been wondering how there was room in the pop culture firmament for both a car that turns into a giant yellow robot named Bumblebee, and a young African American girl who dresses as a bee also called Bumblebee…well this golden age is at an end. Hasbro seeks to clamp down […]
Has the current Great Licensing Era crested or is it still growing? As The Beat’s Taimur Dar wrote the other day, toys and other licensing items are a ever bigger part of IP farming. And here’s a very interesting story in the NY Times about toy marketing picking up the slack as movie ticket and home […]
The internet will remain calm today as DC announces a female writer will take over Wonder Woman, Shea Fontana.
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise has been a smash for DC – the graphic novels and novels have been best sellers, and the digital shorts are in their second season, and the toys are doing well. For years, observers said that little girls would like superheroes if they were presented in the right way […]
The popular DC Super Hero Girls are coming to your digital reader on a regular basis
DC has just announced their activities for New York Comic Con and if you like Wonder Woman, DC Super Hero Girls and Rebirth, you’re in luck.
Almost every other post on my Facebook feed recently is about Batman vs Superman. That’s okay… I get it… It’s a Major Motion Picture, a tent-pole movie, the foundation of a franchise. But man… someone added too much carbon to the Man of Steel… He’s PG-13, and soon to be Rated R. You can’t really […]
DC’s Free Comic Book Day books have just been annoucned and they are pretty crafty: DC SUper HEro Girls and Suicide Squad. The former hits the target demo that DC is seeking to build up (kids, girls) and has strong licensing partner support; Suicide Squad should get more mainstream recognition with the movie coming out […]
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise, which appears to my pretty darned toyetic, is moving right along, with the first print graphic novel announced: DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS. As previously announced, it will be written by Shea Fontana, with art by Yancey Labat, colors by Monica Kubina, and lettering by Janice Chiang. The book goes on sale on July 6th.
After that, it was down to the DC exhibition! First stop, Graphitti’s booth, to check out the new special editions! Then I walked over to the big display… lots of movie props and costumes! After that, I hit the show floor, hoping to get the big booths out of the way before things got really […]