DeCARLO v. ARCHIE SUIT DISMISSED
'JOSIE' CREATOR WILL SEE MOVIE

Dan DeCarlo, creator of Archie Comics' house style and the characters Josie and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, was dealt a major setback in his battle with his former employer in January, when a federal judge dismissed his lawsuit against the company ...

OH, MY GOD! THEY KILLED CARL!
McCLOUD ENDS FAN-PARTICIPATION STRIP

Scott McCloud, at long last, will stop the violence later this month.

His 1980s one shot "Destroy!" aside, the mild-mannered McCloud doesn't seem like the sort of person who'd spend his Sunday nights lovingly producing ever more carnage and mayhem to unleash on his fans.

Of course, fans of his Web comic "Choose Your Own Carl," hosted at his eponymous Web site, know differently.

"It's almost really impossible to described until you see it," McCloud told the Comic Wire on Tuesday ...

'HEROBEAR' RETURNS THIS SPRING

It was perhaps the comic with the biggest buzz the past summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego. But "Herobear and the Kid" was hampered by the fact that the second issue had only just come out, a year after the first, and at press time, the third issue still hasn't made it out ...

'MARTIAN MANHUNTER' MINUS MANDRAKE

Even the late Jim Corrigan going at last to his final reward couldn't break up the creative team on DC Comics' long-running "The Spectre." But the Justice League of America can: writer John Ostrander and artist Tom Mandrake, who have been together more than two years on the monthly "Martian Manhunter," are finally parting ways ...

LaJOLLA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
'GEN13: SCIENCE FRICTION' LIFTS OFF

The last time Gen13 went into space, the teen superheroes ended up traveling through time, dealing with older versions of people they thought they knew, and generally dealing with a whole lot of angst ...

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