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Friday, August 12, 2005

Bits from around the web

Just got back from the dentist (TWO FILLINGS argh) and my entire face is pretty much frozen. Not fun. I thought I'd catch up on my linking today since it's a lazy Friday. Totally off-blog topic, while I was waiting to go in, I was flipping through People magazine and saw an ad for Zoloft that used comics to market it...this was a comic with two talking Zoloft tablets. I bet Brian Michael Bendis ghost wrote it. Anyways...onto link blogging:

SONIC X, the comic book based on the popular video game character gets a 6-page preview here. SONIC X seems to be getting a pretty big marketing push everywhere with the release of book-related material from Penguin. Expect to see more publishers hop on this bandwagon to find the next big licensed property.

More BIONICLE related promotion with DC Comics and Sports Illustrated For Kids here. Not sure how BIONICLE is still doing in the market. There's definitely been less buzz about it in the past year.

Ben Avery returns to the all-ages, fairy tale adventure book LULLABY in an ongoing series from Alias this September. Featuring 4 variant covers for the first issue, one of the covers displays a female character with quite large breasts. Apparently I wasn't the only one who spotted this anomaly for an all-ages book, a Newsarama poster remarked "Her boobs are too big....."

ZATCH BELL has been picked up by Viz to produce both the manga and the anime of this popular Japanese property. Apparently this is THE NEXT BIG THING. But then again that's what everyone said about DUEL MASTERS and look at what a mess that was...

SLG will release a trade paperback of the collected stories of JET PACK PETS, originally serialized in Disney Adventures magazine, in September. I've never read the strip myself but the artwork looks pretty damn cute from the cover image up at Newsarama.

My pal J Torres is releasing a second volume of ALISON DARE LITTLE MISS ADVENTURES from Oni Press. Full of humor and great high adventure, Alison Dare is a great book for kids. Definitely worth a look.


  • A Brian Michael Bendis joke!


    By Anonymous manale, at 2:46 AM  

  • I've got three boys, ages 12, 11 and 6. My middle son is the only one still enjoying Bionicles, the toys. Of course, his favorite thing to do is take something apart and build it again, so that's probably a good reason for that. The other two enjoy the movies, but it's nowhere near as urgent to see it as it once was.

    And they're normally a pretty good bellweather for preadolescent trends. Not looking good for Lego.

    By Blogger Rick Jones, really, at 12:19 PM  

  • The skull-head kid in the big-boob LULLABY book has a "shark knife".

    By Blogger Bryan Lee O'Malley, at 1:52 PM  

  • You think that's bad? Here's some interior art for an upcoming issue... =/

    It's a neat concept, but the execution isn't as "all-ages" friendly as I wish it were.

    By Blogger Travis, at 4:28 PM  

  • Just a quick sidestep: Sonic X is also a cartoon show, where I live it's on Jetix (ex-Fox Kids here) and on DVD's of course. It's kinda ok...

    By Anonymous TDH, at 4:56 AM  

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