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Mouse ears • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:37pm

Published since 1940, this venerable "funny animal" comic book has enjoyed 700 issues over 70 years. WDC&S is an important title for many reasons — including the fact that it had the honor of being the home of hundreds of the first and original stories about Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and the dreaded Beagle Boys written by Carl Barks. • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:37pm

IDW's successful Complete Dick Tracy series is getting bigger…and better. CEO Ted Adams, who initiated the series and edited its first six volumes, has announced that Tracy is being folded into IDW's Library of American Comics imprint, alongside Terry and the Pirates, Little Orphan Annie, and other classic newspaper strip titles. • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:37pm

This October, IDW is publishing the first of five volumes collecting the entire run of Berkeley Breathed's Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip "Bloom County." Edited by Scott Dunbier and designed by Eisner Award-winner Dean Mullaney, these five hardcover collections will be part of IDW's Library of American Comics Imprint. The daily "Bloom County" strip started up in December of 1980, not long after Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States, and Breathed developed a loyal following using the quirky denizens of the fictional Bloom County to comment on the politics of the time. CBR News caught up with Breathed to get the details on this definitive collection of "Bloom County."

Spider-Man • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:37pm

Stan Lee's multimedia plans from the '90s have come back to haunt him once again, as shareholders of Stan Lee Media, Inc. on Monday filed suit against Lee, his wife, Marvel Comics, Marvel Chairman Issac Perlmutter, and former head of Marvel Studios Avi Arad for over $750 million — one half the proceeds from Spider-Man, X-Men and Iron Man. The suit claims that Permutter, Lee, Arad and Marvel denied the shareholders of Stan Lee Media to their rights in the ownership of 50% of the characters and properties created by Lee, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man and dozens of others. The shareholders claim that Lee transferred all of his interest in the characters he created for Marvel to Stan Lee Media in 1998. • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:36pm

Forget paper and wave goodbye to inky fingers. Simon Usborne discovers the hottest comics are strictly online • Tue 2009 Feb 24, 4:36pm

Earlier this week Village Voice Media suspended publication of all its comic strips across its entire chain of alternative weekly papers in a cost-cutting move.

Watchmen Smiley • Mon 2009 Feb 23, 10:42pm

1977 public service film from the House Committee on Un-American Activities informing the country of the Keene Act - a law passed to eliminate the costumed menace and to put an end to masked vigilantism. • Mon 2009 Feb 23, 9:41am

"Adam@Home" cartoonist Brian Basset is getting a helping hand from former Universal Press Syndicate cartoonist Rob Harrell of "Big Top" fame. Beginning with the Feb. 23 "Adam@ Home" comic, Harrell will take over the strip's art and will assist in its production. Basset's hoping the move will free up more time to dedicate to his other comic strip, "Red & Rover." • Mon 2009 Feb 9, 8:34pm

This is the first film Alfred Hitchcock ever directed, sometime in late 1922 or early 1923. The story was about low-income residents of a building. It was written by a woman employed at Islington, her precise identity unknown. Even the film's title is unclear: Islington Studios' records listed it as being "Mrs. Peabody", but Hitchcock always referred to it as Number 13 (possibly because it was the thirteenth film he was involved in making, in some capacity).... he filming was ultimately shut down with only two reels of film completed. The picture was never actually completed or shown... The footage filmed is now long-lost, and nothing else is known about it, apart from Hitchcock's alleged assertion that it wasn't very interesting....

crow • Mon 2009 Feb 9, 8:33pm

He was born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock. His father was a green grocer... He grew up in a very strict Roman Catholic family.... • Mon 2009 Feb 9, 8:29pm

Carl Dean "Alfalfa" Switzer (August 7, 1927 — January 21, 1959) was an American child actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters. • Sun 2009 Feb 8, 6:29pm

RealD Cinema is a digital stereoscopic projection technology made and sold by RealD Inc. It is currently the most widely used technology for watching 3-D films in theatres. Samsung will be using RealD technology in its upcoming HDTVs.

Electric Smiley • Wed 2008 Dec 3, 4:01pm

"People can cultivate ways of communicating in online contexts that are equally as effective as those used offline," they write. "The degree to which … individuals develop unique conventions in the medium will determine their ability to communicate effectively." ... "People innovate in response to the challenges of a new context for the communication of essential elements of language...."

Paul • Fri 2008 Nov 28, 9:56pm

Eleanor Rigby: fact or fiction? That question, which has bedeviled Beatles' fans for decades, may be answered in part by a 1911 hospital payroll sheet to be auctioned in London on Thursday. The document, sent by Paul McCartney in 1990 to the director of a music charity who had asked for funding, contains the signature of a scullery maid named "E. Rigby" who worked in a Liverpool hospital. The director of the company auctioning the document believes the woman who signed the payroll is the same Eleanor Rigby buried in 1939 in a Liverpool graveyard next to the church where McCartney met the young John Lennon. • Wed 2008 Nov 12, 11:20pm

Commuters nationwide found out during Wednesday's morning rush hour that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had ended. Global warming, health care spending and the economy's problems were on their way to solutions too. Some 1.2 million copies of a spoof of The New York Times, dated July 4, 2009, were handed out by the liberal pranksters the "Yes Men."