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He-ManMattelMovies

It’s bad enough H’wood is actually making View-Master the movie, now Mattel’s most famous toy, Barbie is getting a feature, too.  Universal Pictures won the rights to the live action treatment, with Laurence Mark, of Jerry Maguire fame, producing the flick. Meanwhile, on Eternia… He-Man got some sad news a couple of weeks ago, when Warner Bros. and Mattel parted ways, but the big galoot has stumbled his way into a new home at Columbia.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which side of the paycheck your are sitting on, all of the previously prepared content has been scrapped.  This means

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Hoping to cut costs and keep the company afloat, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. not only announced it may cut 800 jobs, it is also canceling orders for The Simpsons and The Martha Stewart Show.  Martha I can understand, as that seems to be more of a method of torture than entertainment, but to deny our America’s Hat brethren the antics of those silly yellow people, is simply no way to run a television network. The pubcaster also said it will lower license fees and order fewer episodes of such popular Canadian TV series as “The Border,” “Being Erica,” and “Little

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DCTeen Titans

Sad news for fans of the current run of Teen Titans, as writer Sean McKeever has announced he is leaving the series after issue #71. Hey, everyone. A bit of good news/bad news for you. Which is which will depend upon your opinion of my work, I guess… I have decided to leave Teen Titans. My last issue will be #71. It’s been a wild ride for 22 issues (plus an Annual and Terror Titans)–sometimes good, sometimes bad, and often awesome. I’ve really come to care about these kids during my tenure, but now it’s time for me to place

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Obituary

Sad news for Philip Jose Farmer fans; the author passed away today at the age of 91.  Farmer  is best known for his Riverworld, and World of Tiers series, but I was most familiar with  his Doc Savage and Tarzan tales.  Framer wrote the Escape from Loki (1991) Doc Savage tale that told one of the early adventures of the Man of Bronze, which I quite liked, but I was more interested in his two unauthorized biographies of the pulp heroes. Tarzan Alive (1972) and Doc Savage: His Life and Apocalyptic Life (1973) imagined the characters as real people who

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Green LanternHumor

Sad news for football fans, as the image above shows David Beckham falling to the power of the Red Lanterns.   Damn, all the recent reports that he’s learning Italian finally make sense; he’s not leaving the Galaxy, simply leaving the planet for another sector. Thanks for the tip Mugsgame!

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CatwomanObituary

Sad news today, as a friend of the Eartha Kitt family reports that the singer and actress has passed at 81 years of age.  Most readers of Major Spoilers will remember Kitt as the second Catwoman from the 1967-1968 Batman television show. Kitt, a self-proclaimed “sex kitten” famous for her catlike purr, was one of America’s most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and getting a third nomination. She also was nominated for two Tony Awards and a Grammy. She will be missed. via Variety

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This is pretty sad news for fans of the You’ll Have That web comic by Wes Molebash. I’ve been struggling with a way to present this bit of news eloquently, so I’m just gonna lay it all out there in one big pile: I’ve decided to end YHT. This decision was not an easy one, and I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it and talking it over with my friends and family.  2008 has been a difficult year for me personally, and I believe that now is as a good a time as any to end one project

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DCMinx

Sad news for those who were getting into DC’s Minx line – a line primarily aimed at female readers.  The company has announced it will cease publication in January 2009. Minx will cease publication beginning January ’09. Minx was an experimental imprint for DC Comics and we are extremely proud of the books we published and the stories we told during the past two years. We thank all of the writers and artists who lent their talents to our endeavor and especially thank readers who came along for the ride. DC Comics remains committed to publishing diverse material for diverse

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AnimationCWKids WBLegion of Super HeroesTelevisionWarner Bros.

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.  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

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