More benefits, more Star Trek,
and more of a vast cultural wasteland. Oh, yeah, and Scooby, too…
Dynamic Forces And Marvel Join, er,
Forces For Benefit
Dynamic Forces has announced the sale
of the Captain America: 225th Anniversary of Independence Lithograph.
All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross, to help with
The 18" x 24" lithograph features artwork
by Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway, at a cost of $24.99. To further sweeten
the deal, Dynamic Forces will waive the cost of shipping and handling.
Should you include it anyway, they will donate that as well.
If you're interested, click here.
CrossGen Comics Gives New York Retailers
CrossGen, with Diamond Comic Distributors,
Inc., will be providing St. Marks Comics their normal monthly order
at no charge. St. Marks is located near ground zero in New York, and
their business has been severely affected. In addition, any other retailers
near ground zero have only to contact CrossGen, and they will receive
the same consideration.
"We tried to determine the best course
of action to help those directly affected by this tragedy," said CrossGen
Publisher Mark Alessi. "The comic industry has planned many great things
to help the victims and their families, but no one has thus far considered
the members of the comic book retail community who were directly affected.
We want to help our own as well."
Alessi has a good point. With the government
helping to save floundering airlines in the wake of this disaster, it
seems that we should be looking at smaller industries to see how they
are doing. And really, without comic book stores, where are you going
to get your comics? So a Fanboy Planet thumbs-up to CrossGen. Can this
company do anything wrong?
Not yet, because there's more.
At the request of eBay, CrossGen will
also be donating items for the on-line Auction For America, in conjunction
with The United Way. EBay plans to raise $100 million in one hundred
All proceeds from the auction will be
going directly to charity.
The Brotherhood Gets Disbanded
Due to light fan response, Marvel has
cancelled its gritty, urban mutant book The Brotherhood.
Written by the anonymous "X," The Brotherhood
chronicled the view of mutants from the street, from those whose powers
or personas lacked the flash to join a super-team. Though essentially
the characters were urban terrorists, Marvel insists that is not why
the book has been scratched.
Want To Help? Go See A Movie. The
National Association of Theater Owners has announced that today, Tuesday,
September 25, is "Victims Benefit Day At The Movies." All ticket sales
and concession sales will go directly to WTC victim relief.
To see if a theater near you will be honoring
this, go to their website, www.natoonline.org. Of course, the real problem
will be trying to find a movie you actually want to see right now. To
help with this, Revolution Studios has re-released the Rob Schneider
movie The Animal in a double-bill with America's Sweethearts.
Should charity have to hurt so much?
To Boldly Go Where We've Gone Nine
Variety confirms this week that not only
will Paramount be launching Enterprise Wednesday night, they
have given the green-light to the tenth big-screen version of the Star
Star Trek X: Nemesis is now officially
in pre-production. Featuring the Next Generation cast, this will also
be the third film in which Data is rumored to die.
Would You Digitize For A Scooby Snack?
Ain't It Cool News has posted two photos,
purported to be official publicity for Scooby Doo. Our sources
on the production confirm that yes, they are legitimate, but not necessarily
the finalized version of Scooby Doo. They were released internally at
Warner Brothers, and at a few trade shows. Still, they're cool, if a
bit creepy. But then, I said the same thing when I first saw the CGI
Dino for The Flintstones. And Rosie O'Donnell as Betty, for that
Despite how it appears, that is an actual
photo of Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Fred, not a digital simulation.
Okay, Who Bebopped In The Pool?
Possibly in response to the current crisis,
Cartoon Network has removed Cowboy Bebop from its Adult
Swim line-up. First pulled on Thursday, September 13 due to
the specific episode being deemed inappropriate, Cartoon Network has
placed it on indefinite hiatus.
Words Fail Me
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has
been optioned to be turned into an animated series, following the adventures
of fictional winners of the big prize.
Well, duh. I think we know what they do.
They spend all their money on abandoned theme parks, exposing ghosts
and solving mysteries.
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