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Comic Riffs: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

The Riffs Interview: Mila Kunis ('Extract' & 'Family Guy') Succeeds Through Genre-Hopping

Before getting to the Q&A portion of this post, there are Twelve Things you should know in advance about starlet/actress/voice actor MILA MARKOVNA KUNIS. In no particular order: 1. She is quick. A verbal Federer, she often anticipates with...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 4, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , The Animation , The Holly Word  
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How Do You Read 'Em? The Comics Reader Personality Test

'GARFIELD' (UPS)Enlarge Image It was the damnedest thing I'd seen in weeks. My buddy, an avid comics-page fan, was reading the funnypages from right to left. I don't mean the individual strips -- I mean the actual pages. "Have...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 3, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  The E-Mailbag  
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The Super-8 List: The Coolest Marvel-Disney Mashup Cartoons

If Disney can tap even half the creativity that went into creating Disney/Marvel mashup art the whole wide world (web) over, then the House of Mouse studios will be a magical place indeed. PhotoShop, Google Images and comic-book collections...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 2, 2009; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Superheroes , The Holly Word  
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The 'Riffs Interview: Stan Lee Sizes Up the Disney-Marvel Deal

Stan Lee (AP)Enlarge Comic The phone rang at about 6 a.m., West Coast time. It's not every morning that the chairman of Walt Disney Studios calls you so close to dawn, even if you're Stan Lee. The executive, Richard...

By Michael Cavna  |  September 1, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists , Superheroes , The Holly Word  | Tags: disney-marvel deal, stan lee interview  
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The Six Disney/Marvel Projects We Most Fear...

My, but there's panic in the streets of Fanville. Disney lovers fear that Cinderella will run off with Iron Man. And Marvel lovers worry that Winnie-the-Pooh's new glum sidekick will be "Ee-Thor," and that Doctor "Doc" Who will be...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 31, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Geek Buzz , Superheroes , The Holly Word  
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The Fantastic Four-Billion! Disney Buys Marvel in Mondo Deal

Spidey, Storm and Iron Man have just joined forces with one of the universe's superheroes who is even more powerful than themselves: Uncle Walt. Walt Disney Co. has just acquired Marvel Entertainment comics for $4-billion, the Associated Press is...

By Michael Cavna  |  August 31, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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