TwilightWatch: The first two volumes of the Twilight manga, each comprising half of the first novel, get collected and published in November.
DerryWatch: The 2D Derry Comics Festival gets some decent PR in the local press.
No.1 New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee (Dr Who, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), enthused about the three-day event on social networking sites.
"I have to say, 2D Comics Fest was one of the best cons I've been to," Lee said. "Great organisation, fantastic vibe. Utterly wonderful and inspiring… Bravo. Definitely a bravo."
PerryWatch: Katy Perry gets Bluewatered.
HEROWatch: Static co-creator Robert L Washington III has passed, age 47, after suffering heart attacks. After sufering bouts of homelessness, Washington was being helped by the Hero Initiative, and his last published work was for the Hero anthology from Image last month, talking about the work of the charity.
It's another reminder that the perils of the past, where companies publish books, cartoons and toys featuring characters whose creators live in penury, is still very much with us.
ArchieWatch: As the battle between Silberkeit and Goldwater, CEOs of Archie Comics, is settled, it seems the Goldwater's nieces, whose trust Jon Goldwater represents have declared a plague on both their houses.
Jon Goldwater's three nieces, Lisa, Taylor and Summer Goldwater, initially stood on the sidelines of the court fight. They thought their uncle was acting in their best interest, though their trust hadn't gotten a penny from the company since he became a CEO, another of their lawyers, Jessica S. Rutherford, wrote in court papers filed Wednesday.
But the women decided to involve themselves this winter after becoming suspicious that their uncle was misusing the company's assets — and trying to keep them unaware of it, the papers said.
The nieces also are taking aim at Silberkleit, pointing to their uncle's allegations and saying that she wrongly drew a salary from the company while still working as a teacher.
The settlement, Rutherford wrote, amounts to back-scratching among "two directors who have been stealing from the company, or aiding and abetting each other's theft.
They say I am a work in progress. The fools.
This week, the studio revealed it tapped "Gangster Squad" scribe Will Beall to revive "Justice League," which WB unplugged in 2008, and hired Michael Goldenberg (one of the many writers of "Green Lantern") to pen "Wonder Woman." Those projects now join in development films based on the Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Lobo, the Suicide Squad and Shazam.
Tokyo's Youth Healthy Development Council met April 9 to review the manga To Love-Ru Darkness for possible restriction. After receiving a complaint from a parent that the manga contained images showing full frontal nudity of a girl, the council took a look at the book. They found that the book did contain the images described in the complaint, but that they did not violate the standards set forth in the revised ordinance.
The Governor has arrived!
For the second year in a row, McFarlane toys joins forces with AMC to create revolutionary collectible figures from the network's hit series, 'The Walking Dead." The second series line — based on fan favorite characters and zombies — contains five individual figures featuring realistic likeness and accessories.