Gigposters Playing Cards: Even Madame Sosostris is Impressed

What happens when you get a bunch of different artists together to make artwork for playing cards? A pack of wicked cards, all right. Three packs, in fact.

Check them out here. Make sure you click the pics to see the entirety of the card art.

By |March 30th, 2007|Games, Stimuli|0 Comments

Le Chevalier D'Eon in April Newtype USA

Exclusive cover art, plus tons of inside info!

HOUSTON, March 27, 2007—April is here, and so is a boatload of new anime sure to make Newtype USA's April issue a must-have! Featuring a cover story on the swashbuckling Le Chevalier D'Eon, Newtype USA's insider info will give you all the ammo you need to watch D'Eon dish out justice on his 17th-century campaign for carnage. Gain some firsthand knowledge of the anime from creator Tow Ubukata as well as English dub director Steven Foster, and see more art from the show than you can shake a stick at. A quest for vengeance never looked this good!

The leading anime magazine in North America, Newtype USA keeps the exclusives coming in April, with previews of Japan's latest, greatest anime—get the buzz on such highly anticipated shows as Code Geass, El Cazador, Kiddy Grade 2 and The Wings of Rean. And still not sure which anime is worthy of purchase? Well, make an informed otaku decision after reading our extensive review section!

The anime goodness doesn't end there, either! Newtype USA's April issue is more than a magazine, it's a grab bag of extras! Read the next manga installment of Once Upon a Glashma—see what kind of magical mayhem awaits Nippori and Gotanda as they investigate a world without women. Add to that the free April DVD, featuring episodes of Kurau Phantom Memory, .hack//Roots and Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars. Plus, you can feast your eyes upon [...]

By |March 30th, 2007|Press Releases|0 Comments

More Mind of Mencia: We Don't Mind It, Really

Comedy Central and Paramount have come out with the Uncensored DVD of Mencia's second season. Many people have thought he has declined since the first season, and some people who I know were aware of him before his show thought the first season wasn't stellar either.

By |March 29th, 2007|Headsup|0 Comments

Ultron is Back in Mighty Avengers #2

Ultron, the mechanized monster and long-time Avenger villain, returns in Mighty Avengers #2. But now he is a she. What??

That's right. Ultron is a lady and who better to bring this new womanly menace to life than Frank Cho! Cho and writer Brian Michael Bendis present one of the most epic adventures in the history of the Avengers as the newly formed Mighty Avengers are thrown into a life-threatening battle before they've even had an official team practice!

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By |March 29th, 2007|Marvel Comics, Press Releases|0 Comments

Way's Ghost Rider Races Full-Speed Ahead

The ongoing Ghost Rider series written by Daniel Way continues to prove that it is a certified hit in both sales and fan reaction. Every issue that has hit the stands has sold out at Diamond thus far and the first TPB collecting issues #1-5, Ghost Rider: Vicious Cycle TPB, has sold out at Diamond as well.

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By |March 29th, 2007|Marvel Comics, Press Releases|0 Comments

Spider-Man: Back in Black Checklist

Spider-Man: Back in Black Checklist

After the stunning ending of Civil War, Spider-Man is left in a dark place, paving the way for Spidey to go "Back in Black" and don his old black costume in its wake.

And things are only going to get worse for Peter Parker from here.

Following the upcoming adventures of Spider-Man as he goes Back in Black in the following titles and be sure to pick up the first reappearances of Spider-Man in his black costume in the second printings of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17, Sensational Spider-Man #35, and Spider-Man Family #1.

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By |March 29th, 2007|Marvel Comics, Press Releases|1 Comment

Zatch Bell! Added to Toonami Jetstream

Smash Hit Anime Series Is The Latest Addition To Broadband Streaming Joint Venture With Cartoon Network

San Francisco, CA March 26, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the addition of the hit anime series ZATCH BELL!™ to the repertoire of programming available for streaming on Toonami Jetstream.

Toonami Jetstream (available at is a joint venture between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network under the branding of Cartoon Network's successful Toonami action-adventure television franchise. The site provides on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of a number of hit anime and action series and has attracted millions of viewers since its launch in 2006. The addition of ZATCH BELL! expands the extensive roster of VIZ Media and other anime properties already being offered. SAMURAI JACK, NARUTO, MÄR, THE PRINCE OF TENNIS, HIKARU NO GO and POKéMON: The Johto Journeys are currently featured and Episode 3 of ZATCH BELL!, "The Second Spell!," is now available. New episodes will be uploaded every week.

The series was the recent recipient of two American Anime Awards in February for Best Male Actor in a Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy, and the wild mix of action and out-of-this-world characters has made the show a hit among 9-14 year olds – a key Cartoon Network demographic.

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By |March 29th, 2007|Press Releases, Viz Media|0 Comments

Fido: I Think We're in Trouble, Boy

This looks like Pleasantville meets Land of the Dead, for God's sake. Sold.

By |March 29th, 2007|Movies|0 Comments

ADV Announces Releases for May 22 and May 29

HOUSTON, March 27, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased announce the release dates of three titles! The Gilgamesh Complete Collection will be available on May 22. The Misaki Chronicles Complete Collection and volume three of Moeyo Ken TV will be available on May 29.

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By |March 29th, 2007|AD Vision, Press Releases|0 Comments

Harry Potter 7 Cover Art...

Mary GrandPre's artwork, front and back, for the US version is above. If you want to check out some other versions (and some larger ones), best place to look is The Leaky Cauldron.

By |March 29th, 2007|Books, Headsup|0 Comments