Tag Archives: Comic Books

Asmodee brings iconic board games Android and Twilight Imperium to comic book space with CMON

The board gaming giant, Asmodee Entertainment has entered into a licensing partnership with the tabletop gaming specialist, CMON Ltd, to bring two of the hobby’s most famous boardgame universes to the pages of a comic book series. Best-selling games, Twilight Imperium and Android are slated to make their graphic novel …

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Comic effect: How the UK’s love for comic books is keeping The Cartoon Museum Covid-secure

Whether it was at its former home along Little Russell Street in London’s Bloomsbury, or its new Wells Street, Fitzrovia abode, The Cartoon Museum had never previously had an issue with footfall. At the height of its popularity in the former location, the museum was pulling in 38,000 visitors a …

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Pop culture retail chain Forbidden Planet celebrates 42 years with star-studded ‘epic online event’

The comic book and cult entertainment retail chain, Forbidden Planet has detailed the launch of its own ‘epic online event’ to celebrate its 42nd birthday this year, featuring a cast of famous faces and special guest stars that have found a home within the legacy of the renowned brand. On …

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UK comic book publisher Rebellion launches fundraising t-shirt to support London’s The Cartoon Museum through Covid-19 crisis

Rebellion, the renowned publisher behind one of Britain’s biggest comics, 2000 AD, is raising funds to help the UK’s only musem dedicated to comic books survive the current Covid-19 pandemic. In an effort to support The Cartoon Museum in London, the outfit has launched a special t-shirt bearing classic art …

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Kevin Smith and WildBrain to develop original Green Hornet animated series

WildBrain has teamed up with the renowned filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor, Kevin Smith to develop an original animated series based on the superhero franchise Green Hornet. The new animated series will target a  family audience and feature classic Green Hornet elements that fans know and love, including his ultra high-tech …

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Jetpack Distribution secures global rights for series based on Marvel Comics’ New-Gen

The independent kids and family TV distributor, Jetpack Distribution – has secured the global rights for a new sci-fi animated series now in production called New-Gen. The new series is based on the superhero comic book series printed and distributed by Marvel Comics. The series features a cast of multi-dimensional, …

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Archie Comics partners with Kate Spade New York for Betty Cooper and Veronica Ledge collection

Kate Spade New York is to launch a collection of handbags, tote bags, backpacks, and more featuring characters from and with a look inspired by the classic 1940s Archie Comics. In a deal brokered by King Features Syndicate, the likes of Betty Cooper and Veronica Ledge will now appear across …

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Genius Brands and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment create Stan Lee Universe in ‘ground breaking deal for pop culture licensing’

Genius Brands has secured a new and ground breaking deal with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to create the Stan Lee Universe. Under the deal, Stan Lee Universe will assume worldwide rights to the name, physical likeness, physical signature, live-action and animated motion picture, television, online, digital, publishing, comic book, merchandising …

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Asterix comic book artist Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

The French comic book artist and scriptwriter, Albert Uderzo, known for his work on the popular Asterix title, has died at the age of 92, his family told the French news agency AFP this week. The news outlet quoted Uderzo’s son-in-law, saying: “He died in his sleep at his home …

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Archie and Flash Gordon form alliance in one-off comic book collab for King Features and Archie Comics

King Features Syndicate is partnering with Archie Comics for a crossover licensing deal that will see Archie’s Pals and Gals enter a new storyline with Flash Gordon in a one-off comic book, Archie Meets Flash Gordon. The 48 page special issue will be written by Jeff Parker – who wrote …

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