Kevin Melrose

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"Justice League Canada" to Introduce Young Cree Superheroine

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jeff Lemire's upcoming "Justice League Canada" will introduce a new superheroine whose background and powers are tied to the Cree culture.

Batman Steals the Spotlight in New "LEGO Movie" Trailer

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Will Arnett’s Batman introduces the new trailer for "The LEGO Movie," the upcoming 3D-animated adventure from the directors of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

"The Simpsons" To Retire Edna Krabappel

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The producers of "The Simpsons" plan to “retire” Bart’s jaded yet hopelessly romantic teacher Edna Krabappel following the death of voice actor Marcia Wallace.

First Trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Debuts

Tue, October 29th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The first trailer for Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has been released, offering glimpses of Blink, Bishop, Wolverine, Rogue and more.

Disney Bringing An End to Marvel & "Star Wars" Slot Machines

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Disney is bringing to an end slot machine and lottery ticket licensing deals that have been viewed as hypocritical to its anti-gambling stance.

Universal Studios Axes "Bill & Ted" Show with Gay, Mincing Superman

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Universal Studios Hollywood has canceled its Bill and Ted Halloween Horror Nights show, which featured a Man of Steel who is a mincing gay stereotype.

Loki Will Be Bisexual, Occasionally Female in "Agent of Asgard"

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Answering fan questions on Tumblr, "Loki: Agent of Asgard" writer Al Ewing revealed that the title character is bisexual and will "shift between genders."

Cartoon Network: "'Beware the Batman' Is No Longer On Our Air"

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

In a move frustratingly familiar to DC Nation fans, Cartoon Network has abruptly and completely removed "Beware the Batman" from its line-up.

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."