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In order to hype the upcoming U.S. release of the Miyazaki film Ponyo, the renowned filmmaker is heading to the San Diego Comic-Con. The loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” — about an enchanting female goldfish who wants to become a human — has been receiving a lot of attention. For the first time in his career, Miyazaki will be appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego in July showing clips from “Ponyo,” which has made $182.1 million internationally. This is the first time Miyazaki has appeared at the convention. via LA Times

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Press Release BOOM! Studios is proud to announce its participation in this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, taking place on April 25 & 26, 2009 at the UCLA campus. BOOM! Studios will be located in “The Comix Strip” section of the festival, in Booth #751 and will have a full complement of trades as well as current issues of FARSCAPE: STRANGE DETRACTORS, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK and THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS on hand for fans and new readers alike. In addition to their booth presence, BOOM! Studios will also have a panel on Saturday, April 25th, at

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Negotiations with Sam Jackson’s people and Marvel Studios doesn’t look like it is going too well.  Mr. Jackson did an interview with the LA Times where he explained his position, and why he may not don the eye patch in upcoming Marvel movies. “There was a huge kind of negotiation that broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it. There seems to be an economic crisis in the Marvel Comics world so [they’re saying to me], ‘We’re not making that deal.’” Economic

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Playboy Playmates and superhero talk. Ah heaven… Even though he’s up there in age, Hefner still has it together to land that first appearance of Superman to within the year. via LA Times

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Dan DiDio spoke with the LA Times this past weekend to hype talk up the major story arcs happening in the big titles. He also revealed the company is bringing back Adventure Comics. Simultaneous to “Battle for the Cowl,” we’re going to be making changes in Superman’s world as well. Superman has been the star of “Action Comics” for its entire run, essentially, and he will be leaving it and handing it over to new characters. The only time he hasn’t appeared in the book, I believe, was after “The Death of Superman,” in those years. So this is a

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I love Indiana Jones.  Love the first three movies, the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on television, and the comic books.  Just listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast about all things Indy, and it is clear nothing did more in my formative years than Dr. Jones cracking the whip, cracking wise, and cracking the heads of Nazis. While I liked Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I didn’t care for Mutt Williams (aka Shia LaDoof) one bit.  And the very hint that there might be a Mutt Williams franchise based off of this has me sick to my

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Following the most amazing launch of the Watchmen trailer last week (and that really cool shot by shot comparison of the trailer and the graphic novel), DC is reporting that it has ordered 200,000 new copies of the trade to meet demand. “Its all very exciting,” DC’s President Paul Levitz said. “A graphic-novel went to No. 2 on Amazon because of a movie trailer. That’s not something we’ve seen before.” At least DC is acting now in trying to meet demand. When 300 hit theaters, Dark Horse wasn’t able to get the book on shelves fast enough, frustrating many interested

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