Comics News

Amazon to Acquire ComiXology (April 10, 2014): Amazon has announced plans to acquire ComiXology, a cloud-based digital comics platform.

Tokypop Closing North American Division (April 16, 2011): Manga publisher Tokypop is shutting down its North American Publishing division and closing its Los Angeles offices on May 31, 2011.

TopTenReviews Acquires, and (November 3, 2009): TopTenReviews has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc.

DC Comics Folds Minx Graphic Novels (October 5, 2008): DC Comics is folding Minx.

King Features to Syndicate Shoe Comic Strip (August 25, 2008): King Features Syndicate will begin distribution of the daily and Sunday Shoe comic strip starting September 1, 2008 for the dailies and September 7, 2008 for the Sundays.

Dilbert Gets Animated (July 29, 2008): After years of being posted in cubicles and distributed from coworker-to-coworker by email, Scott Adams' Dilbert is adding a daily animated version.

Writers' Strike Begins (November 5, 2007): The Writers' Strike is underway with writers now picketing outside major studios in Los Angeles and New York City.

Imaginova Network Acquires Newsarama (October 10, 2007): The Imaginova Network, the publishers of LiveScience.

Michael Eisner Company to Acquire Topps? (April 5, 2007): BusinessWeek reports that former Disney CEO Michael Eisner's investment firm, The Tornante Company, and Madison Dearborn Partners plan to acquire Topps, the makers of baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum.

SLG Publishing Creates Comics in Disney Deal (January 9, 2006): SLG Publishing recently announced a partnership with Disney Publishing Worldwide to publish four new Disney-inspired comic book series: Haunted Mansion, TRON, Wonderland and Gargoyles.

Teshkeel Brings Marvel Comics to the Middle East (December 15, 2005): Teshkeel Media Group has announced an agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

Dark Horse to Publish Harlequin Novels in Manga Format (July 29, 2005): Harlequin Enterprises Limited has announced a content licensing agreement with Dark Horse Comics, which will see the comics publisher release Harlequin books in manga format in the United States, Canada, U.

Vibe and Stan Lee's Pow to Create Urban Superhero (July 3, 2005): Vibe Magazine and Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment have announce an exclusive partnership to create an urban superhero.

Alan McElroy to Write Screenplay for Bonesaw (May 21, 2005): Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls an independent library of comic book characters, and The Shop Productions, a film production company specializing in computer-animation, have chosen Alan McElroy to write the screenplay for the $18 million budgeted CG theatrical horror feature, Bonesaw, based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel by Rob Moran.

Marvel and Paramount Announce Film Deal (May 11, 2005): Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

Powerade and DC Comics Launch King James Online Comic (April 22, 2005): Powerade and DC Comics have debuted a promotional effort that will include four online comics starring LeBron James as "King James," a superhero.

Thomas Haden Church Case as New Spider-Man Archenemy (April 4, 2005): Thomas Haden Church, who was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Sideways, has been cast as Spider-Man's new archenemy in the next chapter of the Spider-Man adventure, it was announced by director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studios' Avi Arad.

Nicktoons Partners With Xilam for Shuriken School (March 19, 2005): Nicktoons, Nickelodeon's digital channel for kids, will partner with Paris-based studio, Xilam Animation, for Shuriken School, a quirky playground comedy with a martial arts twist about a boy's adventures at Ninja school, it was announced by Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons.

Plans for Catacombs Movie Announced (March 13, 2005): Twisted Pictures and Lions Gate Films announced that Catacombs will be the first picture in their new nine-picture financing and distribution deal together.

Batmania Hits Toy Fair (March 2, 2005): Warner Bros.