Publishing | Viz Media has announced the October launch of Shonen Sunday, a new imprint that will publish content from the Japanese weekly magazine of the same name. The imprint’s debut title will be Rumiko Takahashi’s Rin-Ne, which Viz has been serializing online for free each week as it’s released in Japan. More Shonen Sunday titles will be announced during Comic-Con International. David Welsh offers some background and commentary. [press release]
Publishing | U.K. entertainment company Chorion Limited has been appointed by Dan Dare Corporation to represent the international licensing rights of sci-fi hero Dan Dare, which suggests we’ll likely see a resurgence of the Frank Hampson character. [Broadcast, press release]
Conventions | This weekend’s Screaming TikiCon in Cleveland will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday for the restored house where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman. Later, there will be panel discussion with members of the Siegel and Shuster families. [Ohio.com]
Creators | The New York Times joins in the anticipation for the official announcement that famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will appear at Comic-Con International. [The New York Times]
Creators | In what could be his final interview, legendary artist, editor and DC Comics publisher Carmine Infantino reflects on his career and considers his legacy. [Graphic NYC]
Creators | Megan Pennefather spotlights the comics scene in Michigan, home to the likes of Guy Davis, David Petersen, Jeremy Bastian and Jane Irwin. [Metromode]
Creators | Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont wraps up a three-part interview about the Marvel franchise. [BIFF BAM POP!]
Creators | Ed M. Koziarski profiles Jiba Molei Anderson, creator of the superhero comic The Horsemen, which is based on Yoruba mythology: “My goal was to say, ‘Yeah, they’re black — get over it. I’m about to write some shit up in here, and I’m about to liberally reference African and African-American culture, but I’m also about to liberally reference world culture.’ The Horsemen are not fighting drug dealers. They’re not battling homelessness or inner-city crime or any of the typical tropes that you assign to black superheroes.” [Chicago Reader]
Comic strips | Michael Cavna talks with cartoonist Darrin Bell about his syndicate’s decision to pull a Michael Jackson-themed installment of Candorville. [Comic Riffs]
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