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This week: the revenge of Jack Kirby, and why bad business practices of the '60s could make Marvel and Dsiney's lives interesting; mail; plus Massachusetts break-ins, lots of other notes and a new Comics Cover Challenge
Augie wraps up the week in DC and Marvel business news, asking some questions along the way in an effort to figure out what it all means. Also, some thoughts on CrossGen, collection-purging, Dale Keown and the 9-11 tribute books.
Disney President and CEO Bob Iger met with fans at the first D23 Expo to discuss plans to use Disney's global resources to extend and increase the popularity of the Marvel brand and characters.
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada answers questions posed by CBR News and CBR readers regarding the recently announced acquisition of Marvel Entertainment by The Walt Disney Company.
Disney buys Marvel and why it doesn't matter, maybe; more John Severin love; plus APE, dead bees, hot roads, Steven's bout with international finance, hot roads and tons of other notes, plus the Comics Cover Challenge!
In the wake of yesterday's big news, Augie wonders how Steve Jobs, Mark Alessi, Don Rosa, Dan Raviv, Bill Jemas, Dan Schneider, and Spider-Girl fit into the Disney/Marvel acquisition? Augie tries to connect some of the dots.
“Batman” movie producer & comic writer Michael Uslan and Jonathan Friedland, Disney’s VP of Strategic Communications, spoke with CBR about the landmark deal that brought the House of Ideas to the House of the Mouse.
Updated - The Walt Disney Company has agreed to purchase Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its portfolio of 5,000 characters in a stock and cash transaction worth $4 Billion.
Christian Beranek previewed plans for Disney's Kingdom Comics line at Wizard Wold Chicago. While not getting specific, the editor confirmed Kingdom will focus on re-imagined live-action properties.
BOOM! announced ongoing series for “Farscape,” “The Muppet Show” and “The Incredibles,” a new Phil Hester book &and teased their newly acquired Disney publishing rights. And Mark Waid is … no longer evil?
The astonishing anthology from the storyboard artists of Disney animation takes its once a year bow with "What is Torch Tiger," with another volume on tap for 2010. CBR spoke with artist Paul Briggs about this labor of love.
Mark Waid and the team of BOOM! Studios held court at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books last weekend to discuss the publisher's increasing line of books and the art of comic book writing.
Kable Distribution has announced a national newsstand distribution agreement with BOOM! Studios to distribute the monthly publication of BOOM!’s line of Pixar/Disney licensed comics.
Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR brings you exclusive previews of "The Incredibles: Family Matters" #1 and "The Muppet Show" #1, both on sale March 25 in comics stores everywhere.
Director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera were at New York Comic Con to premiere several new clips from Disney/Pixar's upcoming film "Up!" for an eager crowd of attendees, who were then treated to a Q&A session with the panel.
Between offbeat anecdotes and fantasy comic picks, Disney previews its range of comics properties on the way from Gemstone, BOOM! Studios, Slave Labor Graphics and Hyperion Publishing.
Comic-Con International 2008 is just around the corner, and the show's official programming guide is beginning to leak out. Here's CBR's rundown of Thursday panels and events we think you might not want to miss.
Disney Studios has announced the creation of Kingdom Comics, a new publishing initiative headed by Ahmet Zappa, Harris Katleman and Christian Beranek, created to develop new graphic novel and film projects.