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"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!

Comics A.M. - San Diego Convention Center Plan Faces Agency Hurdle

Wed, October 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

California Coastal Commission takes up San Diego Convention Center expansion plan! New York Comic Con expects about 120,000! Robert Kirkman on "The Walking Dead's" 10th anniversary! Plus more!

Iron Man Experience Coming to Hong Kong Disneyland

Tue, October 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Disney has announced the 2016 opening of the Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland, the first ride based on a Marvel character since Disney purchased the company in 2009.

Archie Comics Employees File $32.5M Lawsuit Against Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Six Archie Comics employees, including Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick, have filed a $32.5 million lawsuit against Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit, accusing her of "destructive, dangerous and at times deranged behavior."

"Beetle Bailey" Falls Victim to Military Budget Cuts

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

After 63 years, military cutbacks have finally hit Camp Swampy. Military newspaper "Stars and Stripes" announced it has dropped Mort Walker's "Beetle Bailey" amidst other cuts for the paper.

Edgar Wright Teases "Ant-Man" With New Behind-the-Scenes Photo

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Director Edgar Wright keeps interest in his "Ant-Man" movie growing, teasing Marvel fans with a behind the scenes photo and good-naturedly teasing tweet.

Hayley Atwell Would "Definitely" Do an "Agent Carter" TV Series

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Responding to reports that Marvel is considering a TV series based on the "Agent Carter" one-shot, actress Hayley Atwell admits she’d love to reprise the role and to "show different sides of Peggy."

The CW Releases New "Arrow" Cast Photos

Wed, October 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In anticipation of next week's season premiere, The CW shares new portraits of the cast of "Arrow," ranging from show mainstays Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards to new series regulars Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett.

Wonder Woman Battles Gunmen, Mythical Monster in New Fan Film

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

While most Wonder Woman fan films see the DC Comics heroine take on street-level threats, the impressive new short from Rainfall Films sees Diana face obstacles both mythological and modern.

Goyer Says "Man of Steel" Sequel is "Further Along Than…People Realize"

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Screenwriter David S. Goyer reveals "Man of Steel" is further into development than many may suspect while addressing fan pressure and who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman.

NBC and David Goyer Conjure "Constantine"

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

NBC has given a pilot order to "Constantine," a drama written by David S. Goyer and "The Mentalist's" Daniel Cerone starring the DC Comics occult detective John Constantine.

Brubaker and Rucka Respond to "Gotham" TV Series News

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

"Gotham" has received a series commitment from Fox, and Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka -- who co-wrote Gotham Central" for DC Comics -- have both commented on the news, and whether it has anything to do with their work.

"Man of Steel" Writer David Goyer Addresses Film's Controversial Ending

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Acknowledging that he and director Zack Snyder knew the ending of "Man of Steel" would be controversial, screenwriter David S. Goyer explains why, in this case, Superman had to kill.

Watch Bale Test For "Batman Begins" While Wearing Kilmer’s Batsuit

Mon, September 23rd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Among the special features on "The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition" is footage from Christian Bale’s screen test, with Amy Adams, for "Batman Begins."

Venezuelan President Blames Spider-Man for Nation’s Violence

Sat, September 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says a "factory of anti-values" is to blame for his country's rampant violence, something he says he realized while watching "Spider-Man 3."

Pittburgh Police Arrest Spider-Man in Store Robbery

Fri, September 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Was J. Jonah Jameson right? According to Pittsburgh police, a man wearing a Spider-Man costume robbed a local business before being apprehended by a University of Pittsburgh police officer. ROBOT 6 has details.

Marvel's "Agent Carter" May Follow "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Television

Thu, September 19th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel reportedly has plans to follow up on its "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." series with a show centered on "Captain America's" Peggy Carter, who makes her solo debut in the "Agent Carter" short on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.

Joss Whedon Rewrote Problem Scenes in "Thor: The Dark World"

Wed, September 18th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

When director Alan Taylor ran into problems shooting "Thor: The Dark World," Marvel Studios called in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon to rewrite the troublesome scenes.

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