For some reason I thought KB Toys went out of business years ago.Â Guess it was a regional closing that I remember. In any case, the company has filed for Chapter 11 and will close its doors.
KB intends to close its retail stores â€” consisting of 277 shopping mall locations, 114 outlets, 40 KB Toy Works stores, and 30 holiday stores â€” and sell its wholesale distribution business.
The only good thing about KB was that you could go into one of the stores in the mall, and find that action figure from 5 years ago that had sold out at Target and Wal-Mart when the toy was first released.
2009 will see a return of IDW’s Locke & Key series with Locke & Key: Head Games #1.Â Until then, the Joe Hill series will get a deluxe hardcover edition featuring the first storyline; Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft.
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft tells of the Locke family, who relocate after an unspeakable tragedy to Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…
I have not read this series, but anything with Lovecraft in the name instantly gets me interested.Â The hardcover edition arrives October 1, 2008 for $24.99.
via IDW Publishing
Arriving in stores this week is the updated tales from the House of Mystery. Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, these new tales feature the trials and struggles of five unfortunate souls trapped in the house, and illustrated by Luca Rossi.
Take the jump for a sneak peek of the issue.
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Quite some time ago I told you the news of Kids’ WB! shutting its doors at the end of the season, handing all the programming duties to 4Kids Entertainment.Â At the time, it was unclear what would happen with Legion of Super Heroes, but now we have the answer – the show is ending.
Legion of Super Heroes is currently wrapping up its second season, which will also be last season for the show. With the series no longer in production, fans can expect four more new episodes before the series comes to a close. Two new episodes will be aired over the next two weeks, but the two-part series finale has yet to be officially scheduled.
Sad news for a show that a lot of viewers seemed to have liked.
via World’s FinestÂ