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Betty Does United

Iconic cartoon flapper, Betty Boop, is set to become the official fantasy cheerleader of the United Football League.  The sexy character, owned by King Features, will be featured on team specific merchandise in 2010.  In addition, an on-field walk-around mascot will appear at games. OSC is reporting: Betty Boop was introduced to UFL fans in [...]

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Battleground Burbank

As San Diego welcomes throngs of comics and movie fans to the annual Comic-Con, the top dogs are still DC and Marvel who continue to duke it out in their never-ending battle for market share.  But now the market is filmed franchises and the real decisions concerning these two quintessential New York City companies are [...]

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C.B. Cebulski Named Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development

Marvel Worldwide, Inc announced today that it has promoted C.B. Cebulski to Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development of Marvel Entertainment.

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Comics Only The Leading Edge Of Copyright Fight

Most readers of comic book news sites are now familiar with the legal battles being fought by attorney Marc Toberoff over the rights to Superman and the many characters Jack Kirby co-created for Marvel. But these are only the beginning of a major shift in popular culture copyright ownership made possible under the 1976 revision [...]

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Kirby Heirs Move Fight To Marvel’s Turf

The epic battle over the rights to characters Jack Kirby created for Marvel has changed venues. The opening salvo in the case was initially filed in the Southern District of New York, with Marvel asking the court to confirm Disney’s ownership of comic book characters Jack Kirby either created or co-created such as the Incredible [...]

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Mile High’s Rozanski’s Million-Dollar San Diego Sale

Citing recent health scares, Mile High Comics, Inc. President, Chuck Rozanski, has announced that he will be offering one million dollars in rare Golden Age comics from his private collection for sale at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Included in the sale will be Rozanski’s “remaining comics from the Mile High/Edgar Church collection.”

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Wonder Woman’s Costume Is Political Hot Potato

With a massive environmental disaster washing up on their beaches, two on-going wars, a potential double dip Great Recession looming and a new appointee for the Supreme Court being questioned by Congress, Americans are consumed by Wonder Woman’s new costume. The story has cut a swath through the national media since it was broken by [...]

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Marvel Names Jeph Loeb to Executive VP, Head of Television

Marvel has named Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television where he’ll oversee Marvel’s live-action, animated and direct-to-DVD series. Here’s the full announcement: Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has appointed Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a newly created division of Marvel Entertainment.  In this new role, Mr. [...]

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Frazetta Cover Sells for $380,000

Heritage Co-Founder Jim Halperin purchases 1955 EC Weird Science-Fantasy #29 cover from Frazetta family for $380,000

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Wowio Closes Financing Round, Acquires Online Community WEvolt

Online e-book publisher WOWIO reports that it has secured an additional $1.7 million in  additional financing and has purchased the WEvolt online community site.

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