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Shrinks Slap Supes

Psychologists at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association have come out against superhero role models being marketed to young males. Indian television reports: “Psychologist Sharon Lamb says, “There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday. “Today’s superhero is too much like an […]

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Blago Does Comic-Con

Fresh from his felony conviction for lying to federal investigators, disgraced ex-governer of Illinois, Ron Blagojevitch stole the spotlight at this week’s Wizard World Chicago. Likening his recent legal problems to the sort of struggles superheroes go through,  Blagojevitch set up at a celebrity booth not far from William Shatner and proceeded to sell signed […]

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Heirs of Hirschfeld Caricature Broadway

If one man personifies the ultimate Broadway cartoonist it was Al Hirschfeld who passed away in 2003 at the age of 99. For the greater part of the 20th century, Hirschfeld caricatured virtually every theater actor and actress appearing in New York.  Today, that mantle has been picked up by a group of young cartoonists, […]

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Jay Baruchel Talks Of JLA Movie That Never Was

Sorcerer’s Apprentice star, Jay Baruchel was slated to play the villain in George Miller’s Justice League Of America film. Warners pulled the plug on the $300 million project on the eve of shooting.  In a new interview, Baruchel talks about the film in a new interview: “I’ll just say this, if we had been able […]

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Military Goes Manga

The United States military has just published “Our Alliance – A Lasting Partnership”, an on-line manga to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American/Japanese security treaty. The event also coincides with the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. AOL News is reporting: The U.S. military chose the manga format because it’s “a very […]

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Newsweek Profiles Lily Renée

Pioneering comic book artist Lily Renée, who’s illustrations graced many Fiction House titles in the forties, has been profiled in Newseek magazine. One of very few women that made it above secretarial positions in the golden age era comic book field, Renée’s work is receiving attention thanks to Trina Robbins’ dogged detective work tracking the […]

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Study Says iPad Owners “Selfish Elite”

The phenomenal sales of Apple’s iPad have not been generated by the usual early adaptors; the geeks.  Instead the device has been embraced by a well healed class of consumers that marketing experts call the “Selfish Elite”. iPad Daily is reporting: Selfish Elite may have been an inflammatory choice of words, but this group of […]

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Injury To Eye Motif Livens Comic-Con Coverage

The Hollywood marketing machine ran full blast at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, but found itself upstaged this morning by a minor scuffle at a Resident Evil panel. CNN, LA TIMES, USA TODAY and dozens of other news sites led their Sunday Comic-Con coverage with a dodgey story involved a stabbing with an ink-pen.  Some outlets […]

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Comic-Con: “The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle”

Comics fans have been grousing for years that Hollywood has been taking over the San Diego Comic-Con to promote their superhero, fantasy and sci-fi franchises.  But this year, the studios are marketing outside the genre box, offering up promotions of thrillers, comedies and television series. Some con goers and industry observers are calling it “a […]

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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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