The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons
Issue # 8.17 — September 14, 2003
Wizards of the Coast had some major announcements this week about their trademarked D20 gaming system, mostly concerning their distinctive "d20" logo. more
Fantagraphics will be reprinting the complete Peanuts strips by Charles Schulz! No formal announcement has been made, but publisher Gary Groth and TCJ.com webmaster Dirk Deppey have confirmed the plans on the Comics Journal message boards. more
JLA/Avengers #1 is selling like hotcakes! more
Warren Ellis is working on his first novel, which will be published by Harper-Collins in 2005. more
Harvey Comics artist Warren Kremer died this week. more
Chris Claremont and Igor Kordey's long-delayed Storm: Arena graphic novel will see print in the monthly issues of X-Treme X-Men beginning in December. more
Marvel Comics and Topics Entertainment will release the first ten issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, X-Men, Captain America, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, Silver Surfer, and Avengers on CD-ROM for only $29.99. more
Our webmaster comments:
I already have these stories in
other formats (God bless
Joe Casey and John Paul Leon are collaborating with the Starbright Foundation on a special X-Men comic for young burn victims re-entering mainstream schools. X-Men: Life Lessons will only be available through schools and medical centers. more
Our webmaster comments:
With Casey and Leon at the helm,
this just might
Bryan Hitch is exclusive with Marvel until 2006. more
Move over, Supermobile! The Man of Steel is getting a bike in a six-part story that will wind its way through all the Superman titles in early 2004! The tale is co-written by Joe Kelly and Michael Turner, with art by Talent Caldwell. more
Image Comics' Sword of Dracula team is giving away original art in return for a blood donation to your local Red Cross. more
CrossGen has adjusted the release date for their role-playing game to coincide with their mega-crossover mini-series The War. more
A new comics company, Ape Entertainment is actively seeking submissions. more
Think comics are dying? Believe the hype that the mass-market for comic books is gone, never to be seen again? Doubt that any comic will ever again break the 100,000 mark, much less the sales records of 1940s and '50s? Think again, Bucko — there's a company that sells almost a million copies every month! more
American Psycho and Equilibrium star Christian Bale will star as Batman in the upcoming Warner Brothers film. more
The WB network is hoping to catch lightning in a bottle a second time — they've commissioned a pilot for a Flash television series based on the same syndicated soap opera approach as Smallville. more
Platinum Studios has signed an exclusive "First Look" deal with Walt Disney Pictures. The deal will allow Disney first crack at any comic-to-movie development projects that come out of the studio, effectively making Platinum an idea farm for future Disney projects. more
This week, we debut a new feature in Dragon's Breath! In the "Sneak Peeks" section, we'll steer you toward promotional art, scripts, and completed comics you can read on the World Wide Web.
This week's selection of previews includes:
Lord of the Rings CCG League meets every Tuesday at 4:00pm.
Marvel HeroClix tournament this Saturday, September 20 at 1:00pm. Bring a 400-point army (all Marvel characters) and be ready to place. Entry is free and open to all, with special prizes awarded for First Place and Sportsmanship.
Baltimore Comic-Con is in Towson, Maryland this Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21. John and Chris will be there, so stop by the booth and say "hello."
They've got 'em all, including a great section on Golden Age British characters.
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