NARUTO continues run as America’s most popular comic

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TweetViz sent out a press release this afternoon trumpeting Naruto’s placement at #25 on the USA Today Best Seller list. Our memory may be a little shaky, but that strikes us as the highest placement ever. EDIT: Actually Naruto had hit #21 before, so this is merely another very strong showing. NARUTO is however the […]

Hope Larson’s studio

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Tweet March ’07:

WWLA roundup

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Tweet Blog@ news round-up — a few news tidbits, but seems everyone was kind of burnt out after Mega Con, NYCC and WonderCon three weeks in a row. This was the fourth convention in five weeks and that’s just the Spring season! CBR photo parade Hollywood.com photos (Celebrities) K2 Ramblings Cecil Castellucci [Image taken from […]

Andrew Arnold leaves Time

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TweetTIME Magazine comics columnist Andrew Arnold has had a big influence on the ligetimization of comics over the last few years, lending many “Time Magazine Sez!” pull quotes to comics press kits, and in general being a hardcore supporter of the very finest and most challenging in comics for a major press outlet. Now, after […]

300 Graphic Novel update

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TweetPublishers Weekly has some hard numbers on the distribution of the 300 graphic novel, still going strong at #8 on Amazon. 80,000 copies of the book are on their way for next month, with many more already on shelves: In a conference call that also included DH v-p of business development Michael Martens, Richardson sought […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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Tweet§ BAD GIRL leads China down Japan’s ‘toon path: Time was when Chinese cartoons were childish retellings of traditional tales or propaganda images peopled by rosy-cheeked peasant women, muscle-bound ironworkers and strong-jawed soldiers celebrating the Communist ethos. Little P, the hero of Song Yang’s Bad Girl comic book, is more likely to be celebrating her […]

70s comics non-monumental?

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TweetWe’re pretty sure this is the most clueless thing we’ve read all morning, but what does the group mind say? Dick Hates Your Blog says that 70s comics weren’t as influential as some other decades: 1940s-The Golden Age of superhero comics 1950s-EC Comics; Wertham, Senate hearings, and the Code; the golden age of romance comics […]

Gerry: I will never look like this again.

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Tweet AAAAAAAND, one last 300 note: At last week’s Second Life 300 press conference, we managed to ask star Gerard Butler if he would ever get into the kind of shape he did for 300 again. The answer was not unexpected, but saddening all the same: “I wasn’t in that kind of shape in the […]

300 reigns again

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Tweet300 handily vanquished the opposition at this weekend’s box office, taking in about $31.2 million for a total of $127.5 after 10 days. It was a 56% drop-off from the bofftastic opening weekend but the WB expects it to reach $200 million. Meanwhile, it’s also expect to slay them overseas. Thanks to smashing bows in […]

Morning briefing: teaser images

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TweetVarious teaser images for SPIDER-MAN 3 and FF2 have been going up here are a few. Click for larger images. Film Ick has the whole FF2 lot. And from Spidey:

Shazam! Gyllenhaal was just dumb internet rumor!

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Tweet CAPTAIN MARVEL screenwriter John August takes time on his blog to reveal that the “Jake Gyllenhaal is Captain Marvel” thing is 100% not true: I can pretty much assure you he’s never heard of the project. And we’ve never discussed him. We’ve never seriously discussed anyone. After several months of meetings, casting has come […]

Heard around

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Tweet At Wizard World LA, Dan Didioembraced the truth: Asked about Detective Chimp, Didio interjected “You cannot add a chimp to anything and not make it better.”