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Or so says the title of this weekend’s The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on the Kids’ WB! Things are moving along quite quickly following last week’s unveiling of the Sinister Six as Peter Parker discovers his black suit isn’t all that it is cracked up to be.

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New Comic Releases

Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores June 4, 2008. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. This list was last updated June 2, 2008.

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Image ComicsReview

When I was a kid, I remember wanting to be a comic book artist so badly it hurt. Comics had been in my life since before I could remember, and many a day was spent tracing over the art of the greats like Don Heck, John Romita, and Jack Kirby. I shudder to think the number of Bronze Age comics I devalued or destroyed in the name of artistic training. When I got older, I enrolled in every art class I could find and actually became quite good, winning state contests and school shows. The thing that always bugged me

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MarvelReviewX-Factor

I became a fan of X-Factor late last year, and have been in love ever since. To be fair, it’s pretty much just a giant man-crush on Jamie Madrox, but there is nothing too shabby about Siren either, a character that I really do like. However, the reason I continue to keep reading X-Factor – primarily – is to see when in hells bells Layla Miller will return. And to anyone who wants to cry “Marvel continuity sucks” at me for her appearance in Secret Invasion, give me a break; it was a flash-back!

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MarvelReviewX-Force

It was not only a big step for Scott Summers, but a similarly big step for Marvel to set up X-Force with their own book. Now, four issues in, from my side of the fence, I think their decision has been rewarded by four well done books. Granted, give me a series on Wolverine and my biases may not necessarily allow me to see clearly.

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free comicsHeroic PublishingWOWIO

Heroic Publishing let Major Spoilers know that its latest issue of Flare (#37) is now available for a free download at Wowio.com. FLARE #37 features the new twenty-page Flare adventure, “The Secrets of Lady Arcane,” written by Dennis Mallonee, with artwork by Dick Giordano and Mark Beachum. This story featuring a guest appearance by Doctor Arcane, and sets the stage for next year’s long-awaited return of Lady Arcane by revealing for the first time how Lady A and Flare first met. This issue also features an all-new seven-page story, “A Tale of Malice,” by Wilson Hill and Franco Urru, starring

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Michael BayMoviesParamount PicturesTransformers

Following the demise of HD DVD, it was only a matter of time before Paramount caved in and announced plans to bring Transformers to the Blu-Ray format. When it was announced Paramount was going the HD DVD route, director Michael Bay was pretty upset about the announcement, only to change his tune a few short days later. Perhaps it had something to do with the HD DVD camp throwing a lot of money Paramount’s way. My guess is the studio got to keep all the money even after Toshiba and others admitted defeat, so now it is full steam ahead

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ContestProject RooftopSuperman

Project: Rooftop has teamed up with Pulp Secret and Jim Hanley’s Universe for a new art contest where you get to redesign Superman’s costume. P:R, P.S., and JHU are putting out the call for redesigns of the first superhero with Superman: Man of Style! Jim Hanley’s Universe has provided these incredible prizes: Grand Prize (1) – The Superman No. 14 statue, Superman: Birthright TPB signed by writer Mark Waid, and Superman #676 signed by our own Vito Delsante, who wrote the issue! Second Prize (1) – Justice League Animated Superman mini maquette and a signed copy of Superman #676. Third

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MarvelPress ReleaseStephen King

NEW YORK –Through a licensing agreement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., Marvel Publishing joins forces this fall with World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, long acknowledged as the master of modern horror, to bring to life in the graphic fiction format one of the most revered and influential novels ever published: The Stand. A strong influence on every major pop culture genre from Top 40 songs to the hit TV show LOST–this seminal work has been translated into twenty-two languages and has sold more than 4.5 million copies in the U.S. alone since

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Radical PublishingSolicitations

Radical Publishing wanted to do something special for the covers of the third issues of Hercules and Caliber that hit stores in July. After a search, the company has announced British artist John Bolton will do a variant cover for Hercules: the Thracian War, with director/writer/artist Tomm Coker doing the cover for Caliber: First Canon of Justice. “Getting John Bolton and Tomm Coker respectively for Hercules and Caliber couldn’t have been a better choice.” stated Barry Levine, Radical Publishing’s President and Publisher. “John knows a thing about a character such as Hercules, having done Robert E. Howard’s Kull the Barbarian

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Archie ComicsPress Release

In the tradition of such famous comic book series and mini-series as John Byrne’s “Superman: the Man of Steel,” Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One” and Marvel’s “Ultimate” line comes the latest comic book icon to get the “prequel” treatment: Archie! That’s right, now you, the reader can travel back in time with Archie and his friends to their very first year in high school in this five-part epic storyline we’re calling THE FRESHMAN YEAR SAGA!

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AnimationcartoonCWKids WBMarvelSpider-ManTelevision

Jennifer Coyle has literally worn her love of Spider-Man for much of her adolescent and adult life – she went so far as to paint a huge Spidey on the back of her motorcycle jacket in her days growing up in Rolling Hills and at Cal State Long Beach. Today, she paints the web-slinger on a much broader canvas – as one of the directors on “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” CW4Kids’ hit Saturday morning television series. Coyle’s second episode of the series’ first season — “Group Therapy” – premiered this past Saturday.

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Atomic RoboRed 5 ComicsSolicitations

Red 5 Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2008. This month features the return of my favorite Red 5 Comics characters – Atomic Robo!

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Christian BaleMoviesTerminator

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play John Connor’s wife in the fourth installment of the Terminator movies. Howard last starred as Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man 3” and next stars in the “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” based on a long-forgotten screenplay by Tennessee Williams. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins stars Christian Bale as John Connor, and is being directed by McG. As wild and over the top McG’s editing and directing style are, I’m very interested to see what he comes up with in this fourth movie. via THR

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comic conventionCosplayMarvelSkrullapaloozaWizard World

Jon, from Double Dumbass On You.com attended Wizard World Philly this past weekend, and ran into any number of Skrulls running around the show floor. If there was this much Skrull cosplay on the show floor this year, I can’t wait until Marvel Apes hits store shelves. Take the jump for Jon’s complete report and a better look at ol’ green chin.

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comic conventionMarvelMarvel ZombiesWizard WorldZombies

Do we really need another zombie tale set in the Marvel Universe? According to Fred Van Lente, the answer is yes. In the next installment, one of the zombies escapes from zombie world and stumbles into Marvel 616 territory, thus making Marvel Zombies an in continuity title. “Marvel Zombies 3” will focus on a different group of zombies than Kirkman and Phillips’ books. “This is partly because ‘MZ3’ is set in a very specific period of ‘MZ’ continuity,” Van Lente explained. “For fear of giving away too much, I’m going to tell you when, exactly. But let’s just say the

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