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Headline News The Future of Comics and Graphic Novels At the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference

ICv2 has announced the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference at New York Comic Con, a half-day event where industry executives and thought leaders will discuss the impact of the rapidly growing digital channel on the comics and graphic novel medium.

Headline News Superman Heirs' Lawyer Hits DC Comics with SLAPP

On Friday, Marc Toberoff, the attorney representing heirs of SUPERMAN co-creators in their copyright battle with DC Comics, has filed a motion to have a lawsuit filed against him by DC thrown out, reports VARIETY.

Headline News New Doc Uncovers Secret Origins of DC Comics

Warner Bros. Pictures presents an enthralling examination of the creative forces behind the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, an all-new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the iconic company with unprecedented access to the Warner Bros. and DC Comics archives.

Headline News DC Comics Sues Superman Heirs' Lawyer

DC Comics has filed suit against Marc Toberoff, the lawyer who successfully regained the copyright to SUPERMAN for the heirs of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, reports VARIETY.

Headline News Jonah Hex Debuts As Eighth Warner Premiere Motion Comics Series

Warner Premiere’s eighth Motion Comics series Jonah Hex (Rated: TV Mature), which blends the ferocity of the Old West with elements of the supernatural, comes to life today.

Blogs Motion Comics Put The Blam! Pow! Into Feature Film Marketing

When I was a kid, I loved going to visit my cousins in Seattle. They were avid comic collectors and I would spend hours carefully thumbing through issues of Spiderman, Fantastic Four and other plastic-sleeved titles. Perhaps this is why I enjoy the trend of motion comics as promotion. It speaks to childhood nostalgia while cutting through the clutter.

Clever marketing campaigns engage audiences in unexpected ways that connect, often with a nod and a wink, to the property’s intrinsic nature. Or to poorly paraphrase Marshall McLuhen; the medium can be a major part of the message. Motion comics are a great way of exciting prospective viewers about an upcoming film or television show, even if the property is not animated. And they provide increased opportunities for graphic designers, artists to collaborate with studios and directors.

Headline News Dare Comics and Pixofactor to Produce First Interactive Motion Comic

Dare Comics today announces that its critically acclaimed comic, The Hunter, is to be produced as a nine episode motion comic series by leading Michigan-based production company, PixoFactor Entertainment.

Headline News Read Comics on Your PSP

Soon after announcing low cost eBooks, Sony now unveils a comic book-themed PSP digital reader reports Variety.

Set to launch in October; Marvel, Archie and Image Comics are already onboard. Comics can/will be read frame by frame on the PSP’s screen. The company did not unveil any pricing information on the service as yet.

Headline News Fremantle Inks Deal with Liquid Comics

FremantleMedia Enterprises has inked a first-look agreement with Liquid Comics, which was previously known as Virgin Comics, reports VARIETY. Beginning the deal, Liquid will publish two titles later in the year, which will be developed for other media at Fremantle. The animated TV series ANI-MAX follows a boy who can take on the powers and appearance of any animal he touches. The drama FIRST FAMILY follows the difficulties of being the teenaged children of the U.S. president.

Headline News Dark Horse Goes Mobile

Press Release from Dark Horse Comics

MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Dark Horse Comics, the third-largest American comics publisher, makes the leap into the digital world of mobile content today with the launch of a new app for the iPhone. With the release of the upcoming TERMINATOR SALVATION film in mind, Dark Horse has chosen a classic THE TERMINATOR story from its vast publishing archives to launch this program.

Headline News Cartoon Net Hires Del Rey Manga for Secret Saturdays Comics

Cartoon Network Enterprises will work with Del Rey Manga to develop graphic novels based on the animated adventure series THE SECRET SATURDAYS, reports KIDSCREEN.

The first title is set to debut in September, with volume two coming before the end of the year. Featuring detailed, full-color stills from the series, the SATURDAYS comics will follow the same format as those based on BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE and BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS.

Headline News It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's an Undiscovered Copy of Superman's Debut

Seventy-one years after his first appearance, Superman continues to capture our collective imaginations. Armed with a blue cape and the power to fly, he single-handedly launched the "superhero" genre. So when an unknown copy of the very rare, very first Superman comic book comes to light -- and to auction -- word spreads faster than a speeding bullet.

Headline News Spider-Man and Barack Obama Team Up

Marvel Comics' new issue of SPIDER-MAN will feature soon-to-be inaugurated President-Elect Barack Obama.

Written by Zeb Wells with art by Todd Nauck and Frank D'Armata, the story takes place in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day and finds one of Spider-Man's oldest foes attempting to thwart the swearing in ceremony of the 44th President of the United States.

Headline News Star Trek Comes To The iPhone, iPod Touch

The Original Crew of the Starship Enterprise are roaring to the iPhone and iPod touch from IDW Publishing and iVerse Media.

Available immediately, STAR TREK ARCHIVES: THE BEST OF PETER DAVID #1 is the first issue of the ongoing digital comics series that reprints some of the best comics from Star Trek's illustrious history. Peter David is one of the most popular and respected STAR TREK writers, known for his mingling of humor and popular culture.

Headline News DC Original Animated Film Wonder Women Hits DVD On March 3

Embark on a journey of untold beauty, grace and strength as Princess Diana uses her remarkable gifts and evolves into WONDER WOMAN, the world's most renowned female super hero. Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation are set to release the all-new animated original movie WONDER WOMAN on March 3, 2009, distributed by Warner Home Video. WONDER WOMAN will be available as a Single Disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP), 2 Disc Special Edition DVD for $29.98 (SRP) and Blu-ray Disc for $34.99 (SRP). Order due date for all versions is January 20, 2009.

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