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Ryan Benjamin to Launch His New Comic Spark Through Graphite App – Joined by Nick Seluk’s Heart and Brain and Scott Kurtz’ PVP

You may have read on Bleeding Cool about the Graphite Comics app, a free-with-ads-or-pay-with-no-ads digital comics distributor. And now, it seems, a publisher in its own right. Today Graphite is are publishing their first Graphite Original Series, Spark, created by Ryan Benjamin. Artist on the likes of Ghost, Suicide Squad, Grifter, WildC.A.T.s, Iron Man, Black Panther vs. Deadpool […]

Graphite Comics Takes Two From Webtoon

Graphite Comics Takes Two From LINE Webtoon – Jin Kim and Jimmy Deoquino

We’ve talked a lot about Graphite Comics, the new digital comic book distribution that’s free with ads, or premium without. And how they have been attracting a lot of big books from the non-Big Two. And now they are upping their staffing game, hiring Jin Kim from Webtoon as Director, Creator Strategy and Growth. Webtoon […]

Graphite Launches as a Netflix-Meets-Spotify-Meets-YouTube for Comics For Free – or $4.99 Per Month Ad-Free

That’s the one. Graphite Comics, Inc. today announced the launch of Graphite, what they call ‘the most innovative and technologically advanced digital comics distribution and consumption platform ever built’. And for headline writes like me, ‘a Netflix-meets-Spotify-meets-YouTube for comics.’ It is available right now for free on Apple and Android devices, where people can read […]

LibraryCon Encourages Libraries to Run Their Own Comic Cons

Yesterday’s recent LibraryCon Live!, a live streaming event from Library Journal and School Library Journal was an attempt at a deeper look into the diverse world of comics in libraries. A virtual convention with comic book publishers, creators and bloggers all working together to promote literacy and storytelling through comics. Here’s how it looked on […]

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Disneyland’s Pixar Pier Opening Summer Of 2018

Disney’s California Adventure is getting quite the makeover! Next summer, Paradise Pier will be renamed Pixar Pier, and the California Screamin’ Coaster will be re-imagined into an Incredibles coaster: the Incredicoaster. California Screamin’ will close January 8th, so get your last few rides in while you can. In a press release from today, Disney had […]

Batman Vs. Two-Face: Burt Ward On Adam West And Fighting Bruce Lee

As both a comic book and television geek for most of my life, I’ve noticed that for a long time there were two camps when it came to Batman: the bright, cartoony, “BAW! POW! ZAM!” crowd; and the Tim Burton/Frank Miller, “it looks like midnight even at 2 p.m.” cowled vigilante crowd — and being […]

Disney’s ‘Movies Anywhere’ Digital Service Adds Four Major Studios

Disney‘s received a huge boost to Movies Anywhere today, with studios Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. coming aboard the digital movie download service in time for it’s U.S. launch. While Movies Anywhere is owned by Disney, representatives from each of the participating studios will make up an advisory committee that will work directly with the […]

Ryan Murphy/Sarah Paulson Shop ‘Nest’ Prequel Series Ratched To Netflix

It’s been a very busy week for Ryan Murphy: promoting American Horror Story: Cult, which premiered on FX Tuesday night; and releasing the first teaser trailer for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story during Cult‘s premiere episode. It’s enough to drive a man…well, considering Murphy’s next project, maybe I’ll stop right there. Deadline:Hollywood […]

Steven Soderbergh Talks Mysterious New Interactive HBO Project ‘Mosaic’

You can tell that writer/director Steven Soderbergh is one of those people that when they say they’re going to “take a break,” what that usually means is that they’re “only” going to work on 12 projects at the same time instead of the usual 18-24 projects. So when Soderbergh came out of “retirement,” the filmmaker moved […]

Brown Sugar To Make Amazon Channels A Bad Mother…Shut Your Mouth!

Are you a fan of influential ’70’s “blaxploitation” films like Dolemite and Cleopatra Jones (…if you’re not, then you should probably stop reading this and get some serious help)? Are you a Amazon Prime member?  If you answered in the affirmative to both of those questions, then things are about to get really groovy for […]

Godzilla And Hello Kitty Team Up To Celebrate Netflix’s ‘Monster Planet’

Proving to be one of the more interesting cross-promotional ideas in recent years, Sanrio is teaming-up four of it’s most popular characters with “The King of Monsters” Godzilla to commemorate Godzilla: Monster Planet, Polygon Pictures’ upcoming three-film franchise project inspired by Toho’s long-running Godzilla franchise that found a home at streaming giant Netflix. The Sanrio/Godzilla […]

J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Offers Fans Immersive Virtual Hogwarts Experience

If you’re a fan of author J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter universe, then you should know about the importance of today’s date. September 1st is the “19 years later” day in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when Harry and Ginny Weasley joined their son Albus Severus Potter on Platform 9-3/4 as he sets off to […]

‘Justified’ Producers Tap Elmore Leonard Detroit Novels For TV Series

So it looks like Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman will be making a return trip to the world of Elmore Leonard, as the Justified executive producers have optioned three of the late author’s Detroit novels as the source material for a new television series to be marketed to cable and streaming networks. Working through their […]

‘Castle Rock’: Terry O’Quinn Locks In Role On Hulu’s Upcoming Stephen King Adaptation

Seems that Lost alum Terry O’Quinn has a thing for strange communities in bizarre situations, reuniting with director/executive producer J.J. Abrams for Hulu’s upcoming psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock from Abrams and author Stephen King. Castle Rock is based on characters and stories created by King, with Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason developing the project for television […]

‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ Trailer: The Comedian Goes Home For Netflix Special

For his first Netflix stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld is going back home to where his comedy roots first took hold: New York City’s The Comic Strip. As we can see from the new trailer released on Tuesday, the comedian finds himself splitting time between preparing for an intimate stand-up set at the […]

‘Lore’: Amazon Releases Trailer, Images For Horror Podcast Adaptation

Even though most of us are still making plans for Labor Day weekend, Amazon reminded us that the “horrors” of Halloween were right around the corner with our first in-depth look at Lore, the new six-part horror anthology series based on Aaron Mahnke‘s award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast of the same name. The streaming service […]

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CW Seed Eyes ‘Cupid’s Match’ For Series — And YOU Could Make It!

CW Seed, the digital studio extension on The CW, is taking aim at a pilot adaptation of the supernatural-romance “viral book” Cupid’s Match and they’re taking a unique approach to making sure they get it just right. Creative studio Tongal and multi-platform entertainment company Wattpad are developing the pilot for CW Seed, and the companies […]

‘Gypsy’: Netflix Cancels Thriller-Drama Series After One Season

Netflix has announced that thriller-drama series Gypsy will not be returning for a second season. The streaming service’s series focused on therapist Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts)as she develops dangerous and intimate personal relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. The series also starred Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman and Poorna Jagannathan. The series was […]