Talented Taiwanese illustrators shine at New York Rights Fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some of Taiwan’s talented illustrators and comic book authors are having their works displayed for an international audience in New York City at this week’s 20...

Asian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series

Asian superheroes — assemble. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes, also known as the new Agents of Atlas. Establi...

Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel's Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed...

Neon Future: DJ Steve Aoki's comic book sees techno-optimism

MIAMI (AP) — Forget the dystopian future of science fiction stories, where Skynet endoskeletons stomp on dry human bones or people slumbering in fluid-filled pods serve as living batteries. ...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu says he will 'conquer the universe'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) stirred controversy after he pledged that he would "conquer the universe," prompting Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to ask, "what ...

'Avengers: Endgame' sets multiple records at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" is crushing the competition by setting multiple records at the box office a day after its release. The Walt Disney Co. says domestically the film ...

'The Curse of La Llorona' reigns over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Curse of La Llorona" (yuh-ROH'-nuh) had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1...

Review: If you're not a superfan, 'Hellboy' is hell, boy

Hellboy is back and he's got a dirty mouth and a man bun. The third film in the comic adaptation franchise has a new director, a new writer and a new look — led by a swashbuckling he...

'Shazam!' debuts with $53.5M, handing DC Comics another win

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, more modestly budgeted "Shazam!" debuted with $53.5 million over the weeke...

Celebs talk politics, love scenes and much more at CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At the just-wrapped CinemaCon, celebrities talked about their upcoming movies but much much more. From Linda Hamilton and her "strange" return to the "Terminator" franchise to Jamie L...

Batman fan Sen. Patrick Leahy writes comic book's forward

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has spent much of his adult life crusading for the issues that are important to him and now he's helping to commemorate the 80th birthday of h...

Nodding to 'Big,' 'Shazam!' brings the superhero down a size

NEW YORK (AP) — "Shazam!" is one of those movies with a perfect elevator pitch. Everywhere along its path to production, the same phrase guided its makers: "'Big' meets 'Superman.'" ...

Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo

MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo. The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of it...

WORLD SPORTS DIGEST at 1330 GMT

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