DC Month to Month Sales: August 2007

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by Marc-Oliver Frisch DC Comics’ average numbers slightly recovered in August, thanks to continued strong sales of the “Sinestro Corps War” crossover storyline, solid first-issue numbers of various 52 spin-off titles including the ongoing Booster Gold series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Dan Jurgens, and a sudden, mysterious sales increase for Countdown – or […]

Disney wins long, bitter Pooh battle

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The Walt Disney company has emerged victorious in a 16-year court battle over the rights to Winnie the Pooh. A California appellate court upheld an earlier ruling that threw out the case filed by the family of Stephen Slesinger, who had acquired the merchandising rights to the ursine honey-lover from creator A. A. Milne in […]

Zot’s back!

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PW reports the joyous news that ZOT will be reprinted by Harper Collins: Acclaimed comics artist and theoretician Scott McCloud will see his classic comics series, Zot!, republished by HarperCollins as an original trade paperback edition in July 2008. One of McCloud’s earliest extended works of fiction, Zot! is a seminal work that reflects the […]

Everybody’s Zuda-ing it

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Believe it or not, we still haven’t had time to read the Zuda contracts.But lots of other people have! Johanna has an excellent summary of opinion so far, she catches Chris Butcher’s dire warnings It’s nice to be paid a page-rate for your work and all, but that $14,000 salary cap ($1000 purchase price plus […]

Nate Fisher/Eightball case mop-up

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Pretty much everything of interest in the Nate Fisher/Eightball case has been said, until Fisher himself speaks, perhaps, but a few late comments are worth noting. We found these through our own trackbacks (Our story got Boing Boinged yesterday, sending our hits and trackbacks through the roof.) but if anyone knows of any other USEFUL […]

Canadian Money Matters

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The mighty Canadian Loonie continues its assault on the now-dinky American Dollar : After sinking steadily for most of the year, the U.S. greenback hit a record low against the euro and declined against the yen yesterday. But nothing hits closer to home, literally, than seeing it fall to a 31-year low against the Canadian […]

Shop the Catastrophe one more time

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Via several blogs, The U.S.S. Catastrophe Shop is up again for a bit — time to grab those minis and limited edition goodies while you can!

Meet Ellen Dolan

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Sarah Paulson, lately of STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP will play Ellen Dolan in the SPIRIT movie, it’s being reported: Paulson…joins Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson in the dark supernatural tale about a young cop who returns from the dead to fight crime, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday. While Mendes and Johansson will play […]

Superhero movie curse strikes again _REPOST

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A special effects technician working on BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, Reuters reports: The studio said that none of the cast, which includes several Hollywood stars, was involved in the accident that occurred at a special effects facility. It added that the fatal crash did […]

Rolling

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We’re told the above is how they roll in Atlanta. And we say more power to them. We’re rolling off for a few days, so we’re a little discombombulated. There may be a lot of posting. Or none at all. That’s how WE roll.

Sketchcast Zot comment

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We don’t know what a “sketchcast” is, but Brady Dale sent us this, and we guess it’s Etch-a-sketch you can share with your friends!

Salma Hayek has baby!

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We almost forget that actress Salma Hayek had a baby girl last week. Congratulations! Valentina Paloma Pinault is the first child for Hayek, 41, and fiancee Francois Henri Pinault, but great training for when Hayek plays mother of god-knows-how-many Luba in The Beat‘s imaginary but much dreamed for adaptation of LOVE AND ROCKETS. And maybe […]