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Oni Brings Out The Midnight Mover - 20/11/2002
Forget U-Haul. This March, the only mover you need is MIDNIGHT MOVER, a four-issue miniseries by crime maestro Gary Phillips and his accomplices, artists Jeremy Love and Jeff Wasson. Featuring covers by HARLEY QUINN artist Mike Huddleston (THE COFFIN), this tale of sex and murder features the seedy world of the Los Angeles porn industry more commonly found on late night pay cable than in comic books.

“Gary Phillips isn’t like other comic writers,” said series editor James Lucas Jones. “He brings a different kind of wit, experience, and point-of-view to a North American comic scene that often seems stagnant. SHOT CALLERZ, his first comics work, brought the intensity and street-level brutality of his prose to a whole new audience. MIDNIGHT MOVER promises the same urban thrills and even crazier characters.” (Read More)

Hoshi No Koe Reviewed - 18/11/2002
Animerica Mag has posted an excellent review of Makoto Shinkai's ground-breaking independent film "Hoshi no Koe".
"The story of Hoshi no Koe takes place in the near future. A girl has been selected to become a pilot for a battle robot, and she is sent to travel far away from the solar system. Her boyfriend is left behind on Earth, and their innocent relationship develops by writing to each other via a type of e-mail. The film's gimmick is that the farther away the girl travels, the longer it takes for the mail to arrive. At first, the mail can be exchanged almost instantly. But then, it takes several days to arrive, then weeks, then months and eventually even years. The time lag begins to come between their understanding of the two characters."
Hoshi no Koe has been licensed for U.S. release through ADV Films under the title "The Voices of a Distant Star". For a sneak peek at the upcoming release, see the trailer on the (Japanese only) website:

Comicfest! This Weekend - 14/11/2002
A reminder to all anime and Dragonball Z fans out there: Comicfest! is upon us once again, and is taking place this Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November at the Bankstown Town Hall, Bankstown. Make sure you're there to catch all the exciting action:
  • Meet the voice of Teen Gohan, Kyle Hebert, and get your fave stuff signed by him
  • Listen to Kyle's behind the scenes info about voicing DBZ during his talk on Saturday.
  • Watch all new and exclusive screenings of Madman's upcoming titles on the big screen all day in Madman Anime Theatre including screenings of DragonBall Z season 5 and the exclusive Australian premiere of Fruits Basket with thanks to FUNimation.
  • Enter the Kamehameha Blast-Off comp judged by Teen Gohan himself
  • Attend daily How To Draw DragonBall Z clinics run by comicfest!'s own artist, Tim McEwen
Comicfest! attendees are also invited to dress up as their favourite anime, manga or Japanese themed character and enter the Madman Cosplay Contest for a chance to win great prizes, while no self-respecting anime fan would want to miss out on their chance to sing their favourite anime theme song in the Anime Karaoke Session!

Tickets are $8.00 each daily. Available at the door.

New Jhonen Vasquez Artwork in Too Much Coffee Man - 13/11/2002
Issues #15 and #16 of Shannon Wheeler's magazine Too Much Coffee Man each have a new strip by Invader Zim creator and all-round evil genius Jhonen Vasquez! (No, not that kind of strip, you sicko. Comic strips. The kind with words and pictures.) So go out and get yourself those issues. You may even want to pick up other issues as well -- Bob Simpkins claims that they have mystical powers.

Complete Skinwalker In One Trade Paperback - 11/11/2002
Oni Press is pleased to announce the March release of the trade paperback collection of its acclaimed 2002 series, SKINWALKER. Written by comics newcomers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, and illustrated in an innovative pencils/digital graytones style by Brian Hurtt (QUEEN & COUNTRY: DECLASSIFIED) and Eisner-nominee Arthur Dela Cruz (KISSING CHAOS), the four-issue miniseries follows an FBI agent, and a Native American reservation police officer on a cross-country manhunt, chasing a killer who doesn’t just slay his victims, but takes over their bodies, as well. (Read More)

Frank Miller Strikes Back! - 9/11/2002
Frank Miller, the writer/artist of the classic reinvention of Batman, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, has has been interviewed by Waldenbooks about his experiences revisiting the character in the long-awaited sequel THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES BACK. The critically acclaimed three-issue series is now being collected in hardcover, as is a new hardcover edition of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. You can read the full interview with Miller in the DC Online Newsletter.

SLG Publisher Mr. Bob Interviewed in Sequential Tart - 8/11/2002
Slave Labor Graphics' very own Publisher, Bob Simpkins, has been interviewed in the November issue of Sequential Tart. Learn about the history of the company, and more! Click here to read the article:

Darkie's Mob - Back in Action - 7/11/2002
Following a huge resurgence of interest in classic British war comics of the 1970s, 2000AD Online has announced that the Judge Dredd Megazine has struck a deal with Egmont Magazines Ltd to republish the best of Battle Picture Weekly - beginning with the brutal and brilliant Darkie's Mob.

Written by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner and illustrated by the legendary Mike Western, Darkie's Mob tells the tale of the mysterious Captain Joe Darkie, who leads a rag-tag bunch of British soldiers behind Japanese lines in Burma in the Second World War, transforming them into a terrifying guerrilla force. First published in 1976-77, and unseen for over 20 years, Darkie's Mob returns in Judge Dredd Megazine 202, on sale in January 2003. (Read More)

New Dragonball Z Wallpaper - 5/11/2002
SHONEN JUMP is getting ready to power up with a 288 page (and 1/2 inch thick) first issue preparing to hit the streets in a few short weeks. In anticpation of the comic's impending release, a second Dragon Ball Z wallpaper is now ready for action on Goku and Gohan tip the 'scales' in a prehistoric adventure perfect
for your desktop pattern!

Battle Royale Novel in February - 4/11/2002
Viz Communications today announced its February 2003 release of Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. A brutal, high-octane thriller, the novel touched a nerve in Japan where, like post-Columbine America, senseless youth violence dominated headlines. As a result, Battle Royale became a runaway best seller and is now available for the first time in English from Viz as a 504-page novel for only $15.95 US.

Told in breathless, blow-by-blow fashion, Battle Royale—a cross between the Survivor reality TV show and Stephen King's The Running Man—starts with an irresistible premise: each year, a randomly selected class of high school students is taken to a deserted island, where each is given a map, food, water and a weapon. As part of a ruthless authoritarian program, the students are required to wear special collars, which will explode when they break a rule, and are then forced to fight each other to the death for three days until only one survivor remains. (Read More)

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