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Up, up and they pay: $2.6M winning bid for Superman #1 comic

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare copy of a Superman #1 comic book that sold on newsstands for a dime in 1939 was purchased for $2.6 million in an auction. The comic showing Superman leaping o...

Taiwan's top comic book award goes to 'Crouching Lion in a Bookstore'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The grand prize for Taiwan's 12th Golden Comic Awards has been awarded to artist Xiaodao (小島) for her work "Crouching Lion in a Bookstore" (獅子藏匿的書屋). She ...

Netflix hit show 'Squid Game' spurs interest in learning Korean

SEOUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Interest in learning Korean has spiked since the launch of hit Netflix (NFLX.O) show "Squid Game", tutoring services reported, underscoring a growing global obsessi...

Sand, Catan, piñatas lead Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Cabbage Patch Kids, the rosy-cheeked dolls that left store shelves picked clean during the first big holiday toy craze, are up for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame, part ...

Dogs on display: Museum fetes 200 years of cartoon canines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a 1970 Beetle Bailey comic strip, the character known as Sarge berates his uniform-wearing dog, Otto, for a paperwork mistake. “Think, Otto, think!!” Sarge s...

The Wild Rift SEA Icon Series - Summer Super Cup is poised for a legendary finish, featuring 16 teams from eight different regions

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 June 2021 - The 2021 Southeast Asia (SEA) Icon Series, organized by Riot Games, is set to conclude with its first regional championship of the year - the Summer S...

Is it finally game on for video game adaptations?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first vide...

Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of color

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a Washington, D.C., suburb, Black and Latino barbers are busting myths about the coronavirus vaccine while clipping hair. Across the country, a university resear...

‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

Imagine being trapped in the confines of your own neighborhood, losing a sense of the outside world — and of yourself — with each passing day. Things are seeming kind of flat lately,...

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. ...

AOC Masters Tournament Peaks on A High Note With Indonesia’s Alter Ego Reigns Supreme

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 12 January 2021 - The AOC Masters Tournament ended with a bang as Indonesia's Alter Ego takes the top spot, beating Thailand's Overtime Esports on a heated three-roun...

AOC Masters – Valorant Enters Grand Finals On Dec 11

Epic esports event will see teams pitting their skills this December… TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 9 December 2020 - The AOC Masters Tournament - VALORANT, AOC has entered its final stage and has...

Taiwan cartoonist battling cancer honored at Golden Comic Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonist Loic Hsiao (蕭言中) received the Special Contribution Award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards Monday (Sept. 28), saying he would keep creating material for...

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his smal...

Margaret Atwood honored with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

CINCINNATI (AP) — Margaret Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, is this year’s winner of a lifeti...