DC CRACKS DOWN ON FAN WEB SITES

Fandom is a double-edged sword for the corporations who own the most popular pop-culture icons.

On the one hand, they're representative of fan enthusiasm, enthusiasm that may well help drive up sales. On the other hand, some of the uses of the copyright aren't always exactly what they're looking for.

It's a situation that's confronted more than one company. Last week, Warner Brothers took the bull by the horns, and a Beverly Hills law firm hired by the corporation began sending off letters to Web site owners ...

'CONTEST II' VOTING BEGINS FRIDAY

Comic fans, a bunch notorious for second-guessing the decisions of the writers and editors of the comics they read, will get the chance to direct the course of one of this summer's major miniseries when voting begins this Friday to determine the outcome of various match-ups in Marvel Comics' "Contest of Champions II ..."

NIGHTCRAWLER, ROGUE ESCAPE ACTION FIGURE LIMBO

They might not be available in every toy store, but it looks like at least two of the scrubbed Famous Covers X-Men figures will be available this fall after all ...

A NOTE ABOUT THE TUESDAY, APRIL 13 COMIC WIRE

In the story concerning the end of the triangle weekly numbering system used on DC Comics' Superman family of titles ...

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Beau Yarbrough,
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Beau Yarbrough,
Editor of the COMIC WIRE
http://www.ComicBookResources.com/