Kevin Melrose

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Appeals Court Refuses Rehearing in Jack Kirby Copyright Battle

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ends the effort by Jack Kirby's children to gain a copyright stake in Marvel characters he created or co-created.

Stan Lee Media Loses Appeal in Conan the Barbarian Rights Battle

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A judge has delivered the deathblow to Stan Lee Media’s attempt to claim ownership of the Cimmerian known as Conan.

Blast from the Past: Liefeld-Illustrated Ad for Youngblood’s Planned 1987 Debut

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Check out a rare ad from 1987 for what was supposed to be the first appearance of "Youngblood," by a 19-year-old Rob Liefeld and Hank Kanalz.

The Joker Charged with Driving Drunk in Maine

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Clown Prince of Crime has hit rock bottom - The Joker was booked for drunk driving after losing control of his car and driving off the road in Maine.

Disney Confirms "Space Mountain" Graphic Novel, Releases Preview

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Disney has confirmed the existence of "Space Mountain," an OGN by Bryan Q. Miller and Kelley Jones to be released under Disney Comics.

MUST READ: Matt Fraction Responds to a Fan Contemplating Suicide

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction often answers fan questions online, but never has he been more honest or moving than in response to a troubled reader, sharing his own struggles with depression.

First Look: "Marvel Run Jump Smash!" Mobile Game

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Video Games

Marvel has debuted the first look at "Marvel Run Jump Smash!," the upcoming 2D-sidescroller infinite runner for mobile devices.

Advocacy Group Asks Conventions to "Protect our Secret Identities"

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In response to NYCC’s controversial use of attendees’ Twitter accounts, a leading digital-rights group employee asks pop-culture conventions to "protect our secret identites."

"Walking Dead" #115 Sells 352,000, Debuts Second Printing Cover

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard's "Walking Dead" #115 kicked off the book's 10th anniversary by selling 352,000 copies, making it the best-selling single issue of 2013.

NYCC: DC Comics to Revive "Tiny Titans"

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Collaborators Art Baltazar and Franco announced over the weekend that DC Comics will soon relaunch the Eisner Award-winning "Tiny Titans."

New York Comic Con Attendance Hits San Diego-sized Numbers

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

New York Comic Con reportedly attracted more than 130K attendees over four days, meaning the six-year-old event is now roughly the same size as Comic-Con International.

NYCC: Director, Stars Debut Footage From "Hercules: The Legend Begins"

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Director Renny Harlin and stars Kellan Lutz, Liam Macintyre, Scott Adkins and Gaia Weiss debuted a special New York Comic Con trailer for "Hercules: The Legend Begins."

NYCC: "The Walking Dead" Adds Two More Actors

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

During the "Walking Dead" panel, new showrunner Scott Gimple introduced Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford and Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter.

Gaiman"s "Neverwhere" Removed from New Mexico High School

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A New Mexico school district has at least temporarily removed Neil Gaiman’s "Neverwhere" from its lone high school following an objection to the fantasy novel’s "inappropriate” content."

Final Episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" to Arrive Next Year

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Supervising Director David Filoni has confirmed by the final episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "including one of Master Yoda's most challenging missions," will indeed be released next year.

"Item 47's" Titus Welliver Re-enlists in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Actor Titus Welliver will reprise his role as Agent Blake from the "Marvel One-Shot: Item 47" short in the sixth episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

NYCC: Tommy Lee Edwards Drives "Vandroid" to Dark Horse

Thu, October 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist & filmmaker Tommy Lee Edwards can now add writer to his growing resume when he bring the '80s inspired "Vandroid" to Dark Horse with co-writer Noah Smith and artist Dan McDaid.

"Arrow" Sees Rating Dip for Season 2 Debut

Thu, October 10th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

It was a rough night in Starling City, with "Arrow" returning to 33 percent fewer viewers than last year’s series premiere. However, the CW drama wasn’t the only one taking a ratings hit.

ComiXology is Connecting with Female Audience

Thu, October 10th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Comixology's female readership has increased dramatically since the digital-comics platform launched in 2007, rocketing from less than 5 percent of its audience to 20 percent.

Comics A.M. - What Digital Comics, Industry Need to Do Next

Thu, October 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Three steps to make digital comics more successful! An introduction to digital! How many Villains Month issues did DC actually print? A century later, "Krazy Kat" is still radical! Plus more!

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