March 29, 2001
The Fox Kids Network is adding eight new series for next year including animated versions of the WB television series Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and the Dreamworks outer space comedy Evolution
March Numbers Tell the Tale
March 5, 2001
In an analysis of March orders to Diamond from comic stores, we've discovered what has long been talked about in general terms -- just how far comic sales have fallen from their once lofty heights.
Screenplay Due after Film
February 28, 2001
Fantagraphics Books has announced that the Ghost World film, based on the Daniel Clowes graphic novel, will be released in June, somewhat later than previously announced.
Toy Biz Sales Down Sharply
February 27, 2001
Marvel's dismal fourth quarter performance capped off a very bad year, which saw the company's net sales decline from $319 million to $231 million.
Singer To Revive Battlestar Galactica
February 22, 2001
According to Variety , X-Men director Bryan Singer plans to revive the classic TV science fiction series, Battlestar Galactica .
Marvel Legends Debuts in April
February 21, 2001
The Topps Company is readying its first Marvel series based on comic art, which features line art by some of today's top pencilers including, Steve Dillon, Randy Green, Humberto Ramos, Pop Mhan, Kevin Lau, and Sean Chen. Has the market recovered from the hangover caused by the Fleer binge?
2000 Flicks Fail To Flog the Schwag
February 6, 2001
Without a Star Wars or even a Blair Witch Project to spur sales in 2000, licensed movie merchandise purchases plummeted precipitously.
Sales in DVD Nearly Equal VHS
February 6, 2001
In its first week of release on VHS and DVD, the X-Men movie garnered an astounding $63.5 million in sales and rentals.
December 18, 2001
Marvel announced a major promotional campaign for the X-Men in which consumers who order a 'Big Kids' meal at Burger King between Dec. 31, 2001 and Jan. 28, 2002, will receive both a figure and a CD-Rom featuring a character from the X-Men Evolution television series.
Ang Lee Epic Bows June 20, 2003
December 17, 2001
Universal has set June 20, 2003 for the release of The Hulk , the film based on the classic Marvel comic series. Famed director Ang Lee ( Crouching Tiger ) will direct The Hulk from a screenplay by Lee's long time collaborator James Schamus.