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05.28.2008
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Disney must be running low on theme park rides to turn into FX-bloated feature films. The Mouse House is launching Kingdom Comics, with the purpose of developing graphic novels (formerly known as "comics") for film adaptation.

One of the only reasons the comic industry (outside of Marvel and DC) still even exists is to provide convenient material for studios to adapt (or at least option), but it seems pretty bizarre that a company like Disney would need to essentially create ways to get new material...

One of the minds at the new company is Ahmet Zappa -- yes, son of Frank and brother of Dweezil and Moon Unit (he's also working on the new FRAGGLE ROCK movie, so he's clearly a kid at heart). The new company will also publish stories based on their existing characters, so bring extra cash next time you take the kiddies to the parks.
Extra Tidbit: At the last San Diego Comic Con, maybe 20% of the show floor was actually occupied by creators, retailers or publishers of comics.
Source: Variety

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8:42PM on 05/29/2008

TRUTHFULLY

Theme park admissions have been exceptionally good in the last few years. Trust me, I know.
Theme park admissions have been exceptionally good in the last few years. Trust me, I know.
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8:16AM on 05/29/2008

Actually

I've done work in and around the comic business off and on for over a decade. But thanks for thinking you know more than me. My statement stands.
I've done work in and around the comic business off and on for over a decade. But thanks for thinking you know more than me. My statement stands.
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2:02AM on 05/29/2008
Um, there are other companies producing comics (successfully) other than Marvel and DC. Image, Dark Horse, and more recently Dynamite.

Seriously, if your 'reporters' are going to pull 'facts' from their ass about an industry they obviously know nothing about, then maybe you shouldn't print it.

Oh, and everyone knows that Comic Con isn't about the comics. It hasn't been for around 8 years now. It's the new Hollywood testing ground for anything genre related to sci-fi, fantasy,
Um, there are other companies producing comics (successfully) other than Marvel and DC. Image, Dark Horse, and more recently Dynamite.

Seriously, if your 'reporters' are going to pull 'facts' from their ass about an industry they obviously know nothing about, then maybe you shouldn't print it.

Oh, and everyone knows that Comic Con isn't about the comics. It hasn't been for around 8 years now. It's the new Hollywood testing ground for anything genre related to sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, etc. ie, anything that's not CSI: Bumfu*k, Egypt, or Sex With Old Titties.

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1:57AM on 05/29/2008

if zappa jr has the creativity of frank

they are in good hands. i wonder if they plan to make only kid's movies. most comics seem to be more adolescent/adult these days.
they are in good hands. i wonder if they plan to make only kid's movies. most comics seem to be more adolescent/adult these days.
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1:31AM on 05/29/2008

Graphic Novels vs. Comics

For the record, there is a difference between the two. FYI!
For the record, there is a difference between the two. FYI!
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10:44PM on 05/28/2008
Despite the extra tidbit being true, there was, however, plenty of tail.
Despite the extra tidbit being true, there was, however, plenty of tail.
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