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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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Vault Comics taps Reemsborko as global agent for graphic-novel series Heathen

The US comic book publisher, Vault Comics, has named Reemsborko as its global agent for the company’s critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel series, Heathen. Heathen tells the story of Aydis, a Viking warrior, outcast, and a self-proclaimed heathen, and her companion, the talking horse Saga, rescuer of the immortal …

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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Trailer lands for Valiant Entertainment’s first comic book movie Bloodshot

The first trailer for the upcoming Vin Diesel movie, Bloodshot, the first big-screen adaptation of the Valiant comic book series, has landed. This film, scheduled to land in cinemas from February 21st, next year, will mark the first time that a film has been made of a Valiant Entertainment hero, …

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Going underground: Horror, sci-fi and comic book IP “growing commercial potential for mainstream retail”

Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book IP are no longer the murmurings of underground followings, but the basis of vast commercial potential in the licensing space, if current trends are to be considered. These pockets of pop culture have been gaining momentum in licensing terms over the last number of …

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Netflix secures “overall deal” with Dark Horse Comics following The Umbrella Academy success

Netflix has signed an “overall deal” with the comic book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment, having seen success with the adaptation of its The Umbrella Academy comic series. The series was recently renewed for a second season, in a deal that was followed with a wider reaching partnership for Dark Horse …

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