Kevin Melrose

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John Constantine Can't Smoke on Network TV

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

While director Neil Marshall admits it's "very frustrating" that John Constantine isn't permitted to smoke, NBC will allow the series to go in dark and disturbing directions.

Glitches, Ticket Sellouts Frustrate New York Comic Con Hopefuls

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In a scene reminiscent of the annual rush for SDCC badges, the New York Comic Con website crashed as hopefuls jostled for tickets to the Oct. 9-12 show.

Report: "Argo's" Scoot McNairy Joins "Batman v Superman"

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The star of "Monsters" reportedly has been cast in an unspecified role in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

In Wake of Crimes, a Call for Crackdown on NYC's Costumed Characters

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Calls for regulation or licensing of Times Square's costumed characters have arisen following the arrest of several individuals.

Hollywood Guilds Join Push for Supreme Court to Hear Kirby Case

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Three Hollywood guilds have thrown their weight behind the effort to convince the U.S. Supreme court to hear an appeal by Jack Kirby's heirs.

Edgar Ramirez Is 'Talking' With Scott Derrickson About "Doctor Strange"

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The "Deliver Us From Evil" actor says the director has approached him about a role in Marvel’s long-awaited Doctor Strange movie.

Yes, Even the Man of Steel Needs Car Insurance

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Superman may be more powerful than a locomotive, but he can’t get away with driving on England’s M42 motorway without insurance.

Read Warren Ellis and Jason Howard's "Trees" #1 for Free

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Ahead of the release of Warren Ellis and Jason Howard's "Trees" #2, Image is offering the digital edition of the first issue for free across all platforms.

Will Supreme Court weigh in on Kirby Heirs' Fight with Marvel?

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The longstanding legal battle between Jack Kirby's heirs and Marvel may take an interesting turn if the U.S. Supreme Court takes an interest.

Gillen & McKelvie Get "Wicked" with Zdarsky Alternate Cover

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Sex Criminals'" Chip Zdarsky provides a variant cover for Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie's new Image Comics series, "The Wicked + The Divine."

Director Scott Derrickson's 'Affinity' For Doctor Strange

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Calling Doctor Strange his favorite Marvel hero, the director says, "I feel such an affinity for the character and the story and the ambition of those comics."

Jim Lee's Batman Covers Comic-Con Souvenir Book

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Comic-Con International has debuted Jim Lee’s cover for the 2014 souvenir book, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman’s introduction.

Disney Merchandise Rang Up A Record $40.9 Billion in 2013

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Disney is once again the world’s top licensor, with a record $40.9 billion in retail sales last year, up from $39.4 billion in 2012.

Alex Ross Debuts New X-Men, Captain America Art for Comic-Con

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alex Ross has revealed new X-Men and Captain America lithographs that will be available at Comic-Con International 2014.

Samsung, Marvel Strike Partnership That Draws in Comics, Film

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Samsung has announced a partnership with Marvel designed to showcase the graphic capabilities of its new Galaxy Tab S tablets.

Harrison Ford Injured on "Star Wars" Set

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Harrison Ford was taken to the hospital after hurting his ankle, but Disney said his injury won’t delay shooting of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

WB's Rumored DC Comics Film Schedule Surfaces

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

A purported schedule for Warner Bros' slate of DC Comics-based films has surfaced, indicating a full schedule of seven films through 2018.

Florida Citrus Mascot to Receive a Marvel Makeover

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Florida Department of Citrus is working on a $1 million for Marvel to give its mascot Captain Citrus a makeover to market orange juice to kids.

Warner Bros. & Mattel Extend Deal for DC Superhero Toys

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warner Bros. has renewed its partnership with Mattel in a multi-year deal that expands rights to include upcoming DC Comics-based films and television series.

Stan Lee Introduces New Kids' Book "Dex T-Rex"

Wed, June 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Lee himself has officially announced the next picture book from Stan Lee’s Kids Universe, the children’s imprint founded in 2011.

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