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Sex Cels: The Sensual Appeal of Anime Characters - 23/10/2002
What is sexy? How is it defined? And how can the word "sexy" be applied to a bunch of made-up cartoon and comic book characters?

To answer these and other important questions, Animerica Mag have posted an online contemplation of the sensual appeal of anime characters. Including a guide to the sensual appeal of anime archetypes, an introduction to today's top 10 sexiest manga artists and character designers and a definitive listing of the top 100 sexiest anime characters ever this collection of articles is a must read for all connoisseurs of fine anime!

Also up this week in the Shonen Jump downloads section is a new SandLand wallpaper that has been scientifically formulated to leave you 'thirsty' to learn more about Akira Toriyama's fantastic desert adventure!

Get the Third Blue Monday Special and Be Nobody's Fool - 21/10/2002
Oni Press have announced all the spicy details for the final installment of the recent run of holiday-themed BLUE MONDAY one-shots. Series creator Chynna Clugston-Major will team with the publisher to release NOBODY’S FOOL in February. The regular-sized comic will be broken into two stories, one for Saint Patrick’s Day and one for April Fool’s Day.

"We went round and round on what to do for the final special," commented Oni editor in chief Jamie S. Rich. "There was talk of Easter, to see what Chynna would do to the Easter bunny and the holiest of holidays, but our two favorite choices were St. Patty’s and April Fool’s. Finally, we decided to just do both." (Read More)

William Gaines: Tales From Beyond The Crypt - 19/10/2002
In this month's edition of THE COMICS JOURNAL Audio Archive comics publisher Fantagraphics is paying a posthumous call on legendary EC Comics publisher WILLIAM GAINES. Gaines is reported to be one of publishers responsible for perhaps the first genuine renaissance in the comic book field, and later served as an inspiration for much of the underground comix movement. In these MP3s, the genial Mr. Gaines discusses horror comics, his testimony before the 1950s Senate Subcommittee hearings on "Comics and Juvenile Delinquency," the creation of the much-reviled Comics Code Authority, Harvey Kurtzman, MAD Magazine, and much more. Check them at

Limited Edition Arwyn Statue By Vincenzo Cucca and Ciro Vignef - 17/10/2002
The beautiful archer Arwyn, and her faithful dog Kreeg, from the hit CrossGen Comics title Sojourn, has been brought to life in the first CrossGen statue by Dynamic Forces! Standing at 7 1/2" tall on a 4" wide base, the beautiful Arwyn has been modelled in meticulous detail in a high-quality, limited edition statue. The painting, done by Dan Lane, complements the CrossGen sculpts done by Vincenzo Cucca and Ciro Vignes as Arwyn stands surveying the countryside for the evil Mordath. An Ashleigh statue is also on the way.

Christine Norrie's Cheat Marks Second Original Graphic Novel - 16/10/2002
In April 2002, Oni Press published their first original graphic novel—DUMPED by Andi Watson. The bittersweet tale of relationships that rise and fall and the broken people caught on the waves of romance was an instant hit with comics readers, and continues to be one of Oni’s best back catalogue titles. Now, nearly a year later, Oni is looking to repeat that success with CHEAT, the first full-length work by writer/artist Christine Norrie (HOPELESS SAVAGES).

CHEAT is the story of Janey and Marc, a married couple in modern-day NYC. When Marc is forced to go on another in a long line of business trips, a lonely Janey ends up spending time with Davis—whose wife is, coincidentally, also out of town. One thing leads to another, and they end up spending the night together. What follows are Janey’s attempts to resume her normal life, as she struggles with the decision to tell her husband what she has done and considers the long-term ramifications adultery can have on a relationship. (Read More)

Lawerence to Direct Hellblazer Movie - 14/10/2002
From Sci Fi Wire comes the news that Francis Lawerence, who has directed video clips for prestigous groups and artists such as Aerosmith, Destiny's Child, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Will Smith and Britney Spears, is in talks to make his feature directorial debut on Constantine, a film adaptation of the DC-Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, with no less than Matrix star Keanu Reeves in the title role.

Reeves will star as John Constantine, a man who dabbles in the occult and teams with a female police officer to fight evil forces, the trade paper reported. Kevin Brodbin (The Glimmer Man) wrote the original script, with a rewrite by Mark Bomback and Frank Cappello.

Unfortunately for Constantine fans, a draft of the script (which adapts Garth Ennis' famous "Dangerous Habits" story-line) has already received a critical review on Follow the link above for the full, spoiler-packed review.

Aquaman Animated Series - 10/10/2002
Toonzone is reporting that a new animated series based on DC's Aquaman is in the early stages of development. Slated for a 2004-2005 release, the new series will take an approach similar to Smallville's approach to Superman. The series will feature a younger Aquaman finding his way in life and discovering his abilities. Sporting a variation of his classic orange and green costume, Aquaman will be opposed by all new enemies in the series which will focus mainly on environmental issues. Rumours of a possible team-up with Captain Planet as yet remain unconfirmed...

New Shonen Jump Wallpapers - 8/10/2002
Starting today, you'll be able to find some amazing full-colour desktop wallpapers, featuring all your favorite manga characters on! The high-quality images look good on any computer, and are a great way to show your interest in the world's most popular manga.

This week, there are wallpapers for Dragonball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu Yu Hakusho and One Piece. Check them out, and head back each week to see a new featured wallpaper, from now until the magazine launches in November!

Code 6 Comics To Begin Publishing Crossovers - 6/10/2002
Code 6 Comics, a publishing arm of CrossGeneration Comics designed as an alternative for creators looking for a home for projects set outside of the CrossGen continuity, have announced they will be launching a new monthly comedy adventure series titled THE CROSSOVERS by veteran comics writer and novelist Robert Rodi and artist Mauricet in January 2003. The Crossovers is the second scheduled title from the new Code 6 line.

THE CROSSOVERS is the first foray by Code 6 into satire and humor. It follows the December release of the fantasy series R.A. Salvatore's DemonWars.

THE CROSSOVERS is the story of what appears on the outside to be a normal, suburban family, but on the inside is something completely different. Set in a world reminiscent of a TV sit-com, the Crossovers family is made up of father Carter, mother Calista, daughter Cristina, and son Clifford. All appears normal with them until they each head off on their own and the real action begins. Carter's secret identity is that of Archetype, his city's costumed defender. Calista goes from soccer mom to slayer of vampires. Cris travels through a dimensional portal that transfers her onto the field of battle as Eradika the warrior woman. And conspiracy theories and aliens follow Clifford wherever he goes. (Read More)

The Resistance! - 5/10/2002
DC Comics have posted an exclusive interview with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray about their solid new sci-fi title THE RESISTANCE. "It is New York in 2280, where most of what we know of the city is underwater, while new skyscrapers tower above some 500 stories," said RESISTANCE scibe Justin Gray. "The city is in turmoil and a civil war is being kept under wraps by the media and government. Visually, you'll see that things have changed quite a bit in the last 200 plus years."

Make sure you check out the full interview for a sneak-peak of some awesome RESISTANCE artwork by series penciller Juan Santacruz and inker Francis Portela. For more about THE RESISTANCE, point your browser to the mini-site.

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