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THE818NOW
November 7, 2012
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
LOCAL
October 2, 2009
No comic relief Michael Lent v. Dabel Brothers Production Inc., Case No. EC050391 Ten thousand dollars was supposed to guarantee a series of comic books for Michael Lent. He was approached by the Dabel Brothers Production Inc. to put up $10,000 of his own money, which was going to be used for developing six comic books. Lent’s buy-in guaranteed that he would get a percentage of profit from the comic book sales, according to a lawsuit filed in Glendale Superior Court.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
True adaptation Stephen Saito is a graduate of Burbank High School and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Bryan Singer, the man behind "X-Men," has made an extremely faithful and intelligent adaptation of one of the few comic books that has not received a big screen treatment. He uses his gifts for seamlessly mixing storylines and exploring intriguing characters to make this the very best film of this genre since 1989's Batman.
THE818NOW
November 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 10. If you feel like relaxing with a stack of comic books today, head to North Hollywood. Blastoff opens its doors today in the Arts District , reports the Daily News . Speaking of new business, two restaurants in Valley Village, a nearby neighborhood, recently opened . NoHo Patch A Burbank man allegedly tagged areas of the city, then billed the city for removing them...
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | December 9, 2009
For the last several years, Frank Corona, along with his wife, Heidi, have maintained the Halo 13, in the Burbank Town Center that sells everything from comic books, antique figurines, action figures, shirts and DVDs. But don’t call Halo 13 a comic book store; call it more of a collectible toy store, he said. “We get a lot of collectors here,” Frank Corona said. “Mostly people looking for that one-of-a-kind item.” Halo 13, although similar to the name of the video game, has nothing to do with the popular series, he said.
NEWS
January 14, 2004
Molly Shore "Holy Moly," Batman! All the comic book superheroes live in Paul Grimshaw's House of Secrets on Olive Avenue. For Grimshaw, 38, his fascination with comic books began as an 8-year-old living in Manchester, England. "It was all my sister's fault. She worked at a news agent, and she brought me everything they had," Grimshaw said. "Spider-Man was my favorite." His lifelong love of comic books propelled Grimshaw into the business of buying, selling, and trading them along with comic book figures and novelties.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | December 10, 2008
Ray Stevenson, star of “Punisher: War Zone,” signed movie posters Wednesday night at the opening of Emerald Knight Comics & Games, drawing huge crowds of comic book fans to the expansive two-story store. “The store is three times bigger than your average comic book store,” co-owner Jason Weymouth said. “If some kids want to do some roll playing games, they can come in and play for free for a couple of hours and have a good time.” He and co-owner Mark Levine are looking to branch out, Weymouth said.
NEWS
January 14, 2004
REEL CRITICS The gallop role Disney's "Young Black Stallion" brings the story of the legendary horse to the big screen -- the really big screen -- and shows what an exciting life the horse had before it ever met Mickey Rooney. SEE ENJOY!, PAGE A4. BUSINESS 'Secrets' service Paul Grimshaw's fascination with comic books is what led him to open House of Secrets on Olive Avenue, where he buys, sells and trades them along with comic book figures and novelties.
NEWS
July 24, 2004
Middaugh -- Pascoe Richard and Fleur Middaugh of Vista, formerly of Glendale, have announced the engage- ment of their daughter, Gabrielle, to James Pascoe of Los Angeles. Gabrielle is a 1988 graduate of Crescenta Valley High School. She is a 1992 graduate of UCLA and received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City in 1999. She is employed as manager of website marketing for Buena Vista International Television, which is part of the Walt Disney Co. in Burbank.
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THE818NOW
November 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 10. If you feel like relaxing with a stack of comic books today, head to North Hollywood. Blastoff opens its doors today in the Arts District , reports the Daily News . Speaking of new business, two restaurants in Valley Village, a nearby neighborhood, recently opened . NoHo Patch A Burbank man allegedly tagged areas of the city, then billed the city for removing them...
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THE818NOW
November 7, 2012
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | December 9, 2009
For the last several years, Frank Corona, along with his wife, Heidi, have maintained the Halo 13, in the Burbank Town Center that sells everything from comic books, antique figurines, action figures, shirts and DVDs. But don’t call Halo 13 a comic book store; call it more of a collectible toy store, he said. “We get a lot of collectors here,” Frank Corona said. “Mostly people looking for that one-of-a-kind item.” Halo 13, although similar to the name of the video game, has nothing to do with the popular series, he said.
LOCAL
October 2, 2009
No comic relief Michael Lent v. Dabel Brothers Production Inc., Case No. EC050391 Ten thousand dollars was supposed to guarantee a series of comic books for Michael Lent. He was approached by the Dabel Brothers Production Inc. to put up $10,000 of his own money, which was going to be used for developing six comic books. Lent’s buy-in guaranteed that he would get a percentage of profit from the comic book sales, according to a lawsuit filed in Glendale Superior Court.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
True adaptation Stephen Saito is a graduate of Burbank High School and will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Bryan Singer, the man behind "X-Men," has made an extremely faithful and intelligent adaptation of one of the few comic books that has not received a big screen treatment. He uses his gifts for seamlessly mixing storylines and exploring intriguing characters to make this the very best film of this genre since 1989's Batman.
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