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Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head, who plays Giles on UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told SCI FI Wire that plans are still in the works for a British spinoff series based on his character, despite reports that the show was on hold. “I had lunch with Jane Root, who’s head of BBC 2, shortly before I came out [to Los Angeles], and ... Read More »

Not Just A Bunch of Pretty Faces!

Comic Book Lettering by Richard Starkings and John Roshell

  Comicraft founders Richard Starkings and John ‘JG’ Roshell have announced the forthcoming publication of a full colour, 64-page book which provides an insight into the processes and inspirations behind the curtain of the award winning studio. If you’re not familiar with Comicraft’s particular brand of “Unique Design & Fine Lettering”, pay a quick visit to their newly refurbished website portfolio – ... Read More »

Pantheon Books to publish “Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross”

Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

Pantheon Books, a division of the Knopf Publishing group, is proud to announce plans to publish a coffee table book showcasing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and other DC Comics icons as envisioned by Alex Ross, who at 32 is one of the world’s preeminent and most influential comic-book painters. Written, designed, and art-directed by Chip Kidd, Mythology: ... Read More »

Ridley Scott Calls T.I.M.E.

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Variety (subscription required) reports that film making brothers Ridley and Tony Scott, better known for directing such big-screen movies as Gladiator and Top Gun, respectively, are developing three drama projects for CBS — one of them a SF project. Under the terms of a two-year pact, the network has bought three scripts from the brothers’ company, Scott Free Productions; at ... Read More »

Conan the Barbarian cones to Dark Horse

Dark Horse Comics have today announced a new publishing program featuring the legendary adventures of Conan the Barbarian. The monthly ongoing series — which will launch in mid-2003 — will include all new stories based on the classic Robert E. Howard character and also incorporate adaptations of his original Conan tales. “I am very honored and excited to bring this ... Read More »

Doctor Smith is Dead

Jonathan Harris

We’re sorry to report Lost in Space legend Doctor Zachary Smith — actor Jonathan Harris — is dead. The 87-year old actor died on Sunday of a blood clot. He was a veteran of hundreds of films and TV shows, including The Twilight Zone and Bewitched television series and films such as A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 in which ... Read More »

Walt Simonson signs Exclusive with DC

Walt Simonson, one of comics’ most acclaimed and accomplished writer/artists, has signed a one-year exclusive with DC Comics. “For the past four or five years I’ve worked primarily for DC,” says Simonson. “Partly, it’s because I enjoy the company of the people I work with there, editors like Joey Cavalieri, writers like Michael Moorcock, and artists like John Paul Leon. ... Read More »

Smallville Sets US Ratings Records

ICV2.com reports (29/10/02) that Warner Bros. has announced that Smallville is setting new ratings records in its target demographic groups. Two weeks ago, the show delivered 8.9 million viewers and the highest ratings ever for The WB in adults 18-34. It also set all-time series and time period records with women 18-34, adults 18-49, and teens. Last Tuesday, Smallville beat the World ... Read More »

Borderline Issue 16

The first pay issue of online comics Borderline Magazine has just been published. The magazine includes interviews with Marvels’ editor-in-chief Joe Quesada and Oni’s boss Jamie Rich, plus much more. Since August 2001 Borderline has been bringing comics fansa professionally produced magazine about comics every month. Now it’s time to expand and improve in a big way, and the team ... Read More »

downtheubes Archive News: October 2002

Film Reel

SCOOBY DOOBY THREE! 15/10/02: Hollywood Reporter (subscription required for full story) has revealed that with a sequel to Warner Bros. Pictures’ Scooby-Doo on the fast track, the studio is already moving forward on a third instalment, hiring scribes Dan Forman and Paul Foley to write a script, tentatively titled Scooby-Doo 3. The duo recently turned in a rewrite on Warners’ ... Read More »

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