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AnimationcartoonCWInterviewsSpider-ManTelevision

Clancy Brown has crafted an impressive career within both the mainstream and the fanboy arenas. He has balanced acclaimed performances in the Academy Award nominated “The Shawshank Redemption” and HBO’s “Carnivale” with memorable roles in numerous fanboy classics, including “Highlander,” “Starship Troopers” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Brown’s lengthy list of animated voiceovers is topped by his quintessential evocation of Lex Luthor in “Superman: The Animated Series,” and “Justice League,” as well as Mr. Freeze in “The Batman” and, of course, as Mr. Krabs in “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Now you can add a new credit to

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AnnouncementsHero InitiativeMajor SpoilersPodcast

Listener Drive Raises Money for Comic Creators The month of April is pledge month for the Major Spoilers Podcast (www.majorspoilers.com). But unlike other pledge drives that ask listeners to give money, Major Spoilers is flipping the tables and pledging money directly to the Hero Initiative (http://www.actorcomicfund.org/) to aid comic creators.

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Gallery ShowingMarkosiaMarkosia Publishing

“The Art of the Boy Who Made Silence” Exhibition and Book Release Party with artist & author Joshua Hagler OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 21 from 7 pm – 11 pm Sneak preview of EXIT SIGN: a Rock Opera at 10 pm Show runs March 21st through April 12th OPEN FOR VIEWING 7 DAYS BY APPOINTMENT a.Muse Gallery 614 Alabama Street at 18th, Second Floor San Francisco, California INFO 415.279.6281 JOSHUA HAGLER, who is mainly recognized for his energetic large-scale oil paintings, brings his other passion to the gallery–comic books. Winner of the coveted Xeric Grant, Hagler’s comic book series The

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ContestIron ManMarvelPress Release

Fire up your repulsor rays, designers! Project: Rooftop is teaming up with Westfield Comics for a new drawing contest in honor of the upcoming Iron Man film starring Robert Downey Jr., and the new monthly series Invincible Iron Man by writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca. Starting today we are accepting entries for the Iron Man: Invincible Upgrade, with Westfield Comics providing the following prizes for the top redesigns!

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Archie Comicscomic conventionWonderCon

Making its fourth annual appearance at WonderCon, this year’s Secret Origin of Good Readers panel features Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University, San Diego), Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City), Bill Galvan (co-creator/artist of The Scrapyard Detectives, artist for Archie), and Bill Morrison (creative director of Bongo Comics). The panelists will discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool and a vehicle for promoting reading and literacy. Through a multimedia presentation, personal remarks, and a question-and-answer session, the speakers

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Action FiguresG.I. JoeSideshow CollectiblesToy FairToys

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled its first major announcement from Toy Fair 2008 – G.I. Joe 12-inch figures. Take the jump for the complete press release.

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Action FiguresHasbroHulkMarvelToy FairToys

Hasbro has announced its Hulk toys and products for the Spring 2008 that tie in to the upcoming movie and comic book from Marvel.

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Action FiguresBandaiToy FairToys

Bandai America has announced new additions to its action figure line that will debut at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York City. Among the lineup for 2008 – Power Rangers, Ben10, and more.

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Archie ComicsContest

(Press Release) Halloween is fun for both the young and young at heart. We would really like to see how creative our fans are so; we’ve decided to hold a Halloween Costume Contest. All you need to do to join in the fun: Get your costume together (for you and/or your pet) Take a picture. Yes, you can enter more than once! Email it as an attachment to blogphotos@archiecomics.com Be sure to put the words “Costume Contest” in the subject line! You can begin submitting your photos today. All photos will be put up on the website on Halloween Day.

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Archie ComicsPress Release

Richard H. Goldwater, President/Co-Publisher of Archie Comics, passed away October 2, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard’s father, John Goldwater, was the creator of “Archie Andrews” – America’s perennial teenage “everyman,” and his girlfriends “Betty Cooper” and “Veronica Lodge.”  In 1941, John and his business partners, Louis Silberkleit and Maurice Coyne, founded MLJ, the company that later came to be known as Archie Comic Publications. Richard joined the Company after college and, after working his way up through the Company learning all facets of running a successful comic book publishing business, took the Company private together with his

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Mike WieringoPress Release

In memory of Mike Wieringo, who passed away Aug. 12, Project: Rooftop has announced an open call for redesigns of Bart Allen (Impulse/Kid Flash/The Flash), the character created in 1994 by Wieringo and Mark Waid. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, with the best entries showcased during a special “Wieringo Week,” which also will feature some of the best costume work from Wieringo’s career. “Mike had a timeless appreciation for these awesome characters and enjoyed the heck out of online costuming/drawing events, so I think he’d really dig this kind of fun being held in his honor,” writes Project: Rooftop

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Arcana StudiosPress ReleaseSolicitations

Arcana Comics’ Kade: Sun of Perdition #4 made its way to comic shops last Wednesday and there have been quite a few angry emails from long time fans…

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Oni Press

In August, Oni Press will release its lates prose work by Jamie S. Rich called Have You Seen the Horizon Lately? This is the third prose work released from Oni Press including The Everlasting and I was Someone Dead, the latest offering is a loot at interpersonal relationships in a world where entertainment and technology push us farther and farther apart.

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Diamond Comic DistributorsPress Release

25 Years of Delivering the Fun of Comic Books, Pop Culture to the World This month, Diamond Comic Distributors celebrates its 25th year of operation, marking a quarter-century of serving specialty market retailers and suppliers. In that time, comic books have grown from what adults once thought of as “kids’ stuff” into a full-fledged entertainment medium attracting readers of all ages and generating hundreds of millions of dollars every year. And one of the forces behind that explosive popularity has been Diamond.

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