FEEBLE ATTEMPTS by Jeffrey Brown

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The cover to ONE of Jeffrey Brown’s new books from Top Shelf.

HEROES debuts tonight

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HEROES, the NBC television series about a bunch of ordinary folk who gain mysterious powers that they cannot understand but must learn to live with, airs for the first time on network television tonight on NBC at 9 pm EDT. To say it is debuting would be inaccurate, as the pilot has been floating around […]

Cartoon Network exposure sells manga!

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ICv2 notes that since BLEACH starting airing on the Cartoon Network, manga sales have soared. The BookScan list of graphic novels sold in bookstores for the week ending September 17th displays the effect of the debut of the Bleach anime on the Cartoon Network on September 9th. The first volume in the Bleach manga series, […]

Jim Lee on MySpace

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Click on picture for friendage.

Movie news round-up: Surfer cast; Arch Enemies

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Confirmation this morning from THR that Doug Jones will play the Silver Surfer, with the wizards at the WETA workshop finalizing the CGI character for the upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR 2: Jones will take part in a process similar to that in which Andy Serkis portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The voice […]

Platinum goes to DrunkDuck.com

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Platinum is joining the stampede to the web, the New York Times reports. Platinum Studios is the long gestating comics publisher run by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg that has been developing hundreds of properties over the last few years, optioning many for Hollywood development. Now, after some rumblings that Platinum would be ramping up it’s interactive […]

Blanchett is CANCER VIXEN

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Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s CANCER VIXEN is believed to have nabbed the highest advance ever for a graphic novel but it looks like it’s earning its keep, with a movie deal in place before it’s even released, on Tuesday.. Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in the movie version of Marchetto’s battle with breast cancer. […]

The heartache of Tugger: The Jeep 4×4 Who Wanted to Fly

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Over the weekend we got a mailing from animator Mark Simon leading to a story in the Orlando Sentinal about an animator named Jeffrey Varab who it is claimed has defrauded hundreds of people. The story has cycled off the Sentinal website, but the Google cache is here and you can read a bit of […]

A coupla links

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– The Miami Herald interviews Alison Bechdel, whose recent interviews have mostly been about the after-effects of writing a tell-all family memoir that gets enormous amounts of attention: ”I’m beginning to wonder if they’re right,” says Bechdel of people who suggest that maybe full disclosure is not always the best course. “I thought that revealing […]

Sook-Yin Lee rides the ShortBus

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The New York times has a looong story about John Cameron Mitchell’s new movie Shortbus. Mitchell is best known as the guy behind HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Shortbus is a film about sexuality that includes actual sex scenes between actors who were cast because–well you kinda gotta read the article. Why is The Beat […]

NYCC adds more guests

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Jeff Smith, Alison Bechdel, Frank Cho, Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler, Bill Sienkiewicz, J. David Spurlock and Jhonen Vasquez will all be guests at the 2007 New Yorl Comic-Con. We predict long lines for Jhonen Vasquez. PR in the jump;

Phoenix Cactus Comicon report

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Marc Mason has a excellent report on Saturday over at The Comics Waiting Room: This year’s show displayed its ambition not only in becoming a two-day con, but also in its guest list. The previous one-offs had a small, but solid, list of pros on the bill, but 2006 promised far grander things. Arizona fans […]