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Chris Rock, Lionsgate And Twisted Pictures To Expand The ‘Saw’ Franchise

Global content leader Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures will bring fans worldwide a new level of deviously treacherous traps, clever clues and suspense as they partner with award-winning actor, director, and stand up comedian Chris Rock to spin-off and expand the world surrounding the hit billion dollar Saw franchise, it was announced today by Joe Drake, …

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Mattel Expands Deal With Disney-Pixar

Mattel announced the expansion of its global licensing agreement with Disney to span new titles and to design and develop toys inspired by characters from all Pixar Animation Studios’ film properties. Included in the new agreement are upcoming 2020 movie releases, including “Onward,” as well as beloved titles, many of …

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‘Samurai 8: The Tale Of Hachimaru’ Debuts On Shonen Jump

VIZ Media announces exciting new digital content for SHONEN JUMP with the launch of SAMURAI 8: THE TALE OF HACHIMARU. Chapter 1 is available now for the highly-anticipated series by famed NARUTO creator, Masashi Kishimoto, who teams up with his longtime assistant artist Akira Okubo. SAMURAI 8 debuted in English with a 72-page …

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Lion Forge And Oni Press Annonce Merger

Lion Forge (St. Louis) and Oni Press (Portland) announce a merger which will set the two companies on a path to becoming the premier destination for original graphic storytelling, gaming, entertainment, and more. Polarity, the parent company of Lion Forge, will become the majority owner of the new combined entity, with …

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Bandai America Launches New Tamagotchi Device

Tamagotchi is making a comeback! Ready to take playgrounds by storm again, Bandai America announces the launch of Tamagotchi On in the North American market.  Fans can be first in line for new product with pre-sales starting online on May 13 at Target, Amazon, GameStop and Urban Outfitters with product available at mass retail nationwide …

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Tops ‘Detective Pikachu’ To Win Third Week At Box Office

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame has retained its No. 1 position at the domestic box office for a third week in a row. The Marvel title beat newcomer Detective Pikachu, with Endgame earning $61.3 million stateside. The movie’s cumulative global box office is now $2.485 billion, with the superhero installment only second to James Cameron’s all-time earner, Avatar.    …

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McFarlane Toys Launches Game Of Thrones Figures And Dragon Collectible Line

Game of Thrones

 To celebrate the final season of the worldwide hit HBO series Game of Thrones, McFarlane Toys’ Game of Thrones action figures and dragons have hit retailers nationwide. Game of Thrones fans can bring home their favorite characters and dragons, recreate iconic scenes and show loyalty to their favorite house with McFarlane Toys release of …

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The Bonds Of Family Are Tested In ‘LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters’

LEGO Batman Family Matters

Batman, Robin and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters, the latest animated adventure in the LEGO DC series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed …

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Warner To Produce New DC Animated Shorts

Sgt Rock

 Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.  Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, …

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Comics and Graphic Novel Sales Hit New High in 2018

comic sales

Comics and graphic novel sales hit a new high in 2018, according to a new joint estimate by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller.  Total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada were approximately $1.095 billion in 2018, an $80 million increase over …

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