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Top Cow has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2007. August kicks off a new promotion campaign from Top Cow called Pilot Season 2007. This Fall, Top Cow is launching 7 Pilot Issues starring fan favorite characters currently without a series. After all 7 issues have been released, fans will be able to VOTE online and pick 2 characters to get greenlit for their own all-new series in 2008. It’s up to you! Take the jump to discover the first pilot out of the gate, plus a whole lotta comics.

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ControversyHeroes for HireMarvelTop CowWitchblade

I was going to post something last week about the “revolt” many are having over the Mary Jane Statue designed by Adam Hughes. Newsarama has a really good interview with Mr. Hughes, and since it’s been a week, the Internet has something else to pick on. Today it’s the “scandal” over the Heroes for Hire cover that many are decrying as Tentacle Porn. Why is everyone picking on Marvel right now? How come there wasn’t the same “outrage” over the Witchblade Manga covers from months ago, when I first pointed it out? Both Heroes for Hire and Witchblade Manga have

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CountdownDCReview

Jimmy Olsen: Idiot Savant or Just Plain Idiot? One of the biggest plotlines hyped by DC for Countdown has been the death of Jimmy Olsen. *Gasp!* goes the crowd, “You can’t off one of comicdom’s greatest characters!” But after reading this issue, I agree with the Joker – Jimmy Olsen MUST die!

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CheckmateDCOutsidersReview

Or – “Finally, A Break From Iron Man Bashing. I’m EXHAUSTED…” Usually, I try to space these out with a little more give-and-take, but last weeks comic book haul was rather Marvel-heavy, and for some odd reason, I haven’t been in an “Outsiders and Checkmate on a covert mission” writing mood. Now that I’ve reread it, I remember that this has been a pretty impressive crossover between two of DC’s better-written middle-of-the-road-selling books, but I fear that they’re “preaching to the choir,” that the people who read one book already read the other. The days of complete Marvel Zombies may

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Fantastic FourHulkIron ManMarvelShe-HulkSilver SurferSneak Peek

Well everybody, I was super busy yesterday trying to get my house in order for a big sale, which was followed up immediately by a storm that promptly wrecked said house. This put me quite a bit behind as I scrambled to find some news of interest for you, dear reader, and I failed to get to Marvel’s daily deluge of sneak peeks. So gathered in one giant post I bring you Treasure Island, Cable and Deadpool, the final chapter of the Hulk in space saga, and a bunch of covers from upcoming Silver Surfer tie-in books. Enjoy!

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AvengersCaptain AmericaFallen SonIron ManMarvelReview

Or – “How To Really Over-Think Both The Title And The Concept.” I don’t think there’s any question that Marvel intends for us to be morally bothered by the actions of Iron Man during and after the Civil War. Even with Joey Da Q’s constant reiteration of the mantra that “in the real world we’d want these people to be licensed and trained,” (an argument which is irrelevant, I might add) the actions of Iron Man are beyond reprehensible. This issue only serves to underline the fact that Tony Stark has officially gone around the bend, and it’s just a

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MarvelMarvel Solicitation

Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in August 2007. Included in the month’s offerings are more fallout stories from Civil War, and eight titles tying into World War Hulk.

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Fantastic FourMarvelMoviesSilver Surfer

Twentieth Century Fox and the Franklin Mint are joining forces in what I can only describe as one of the strangest marketing campaigns I’ve seen in a while.  The Franklin Mint is turning a 2005 California statehood commemorative quarter into a Silver Surfer quarter. The 40,000 coins will be distributed in cities across the United States just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.  Anyone who finds the Silver Surfer coin will be directed to the Fantastic Four website where they can regisister for a chance to win a trip to London for the June 12th premiere of the movie.

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Diamond Select ToysMarvelMarvel ZombiesstatuesZombies

If you love Marvel Zombies, and can’t get enough of zombie merchandise, then pack your bags for San Diego. This year at the San Diego Comic Convention Diamond Select Toys will be selling a show exclusive featuring Colonel America in all his zombie gory glory. The bust limited edition bust is sculpted by William Paquet and will sell for $60.

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BatmanDCFan Film

Holy crap-fest Batman! Those brilliant film geniuses behind Batman: Defenders of the Night have a sequel to the origin story of ghetto Batman and Robin called Batman and Robin: Dark Betrayals. If you thought the last film was the most brilliant piece of cinematic work you have ever seen, feast your eyes on this! When we last saw our heroes in Batman: Defenders of the night, a new partnership was formed, and Gotham appeared to be safe. However, things took a deadly turn when Robin is missing for weeks before being accused of horrible crimes. Batman refuses to believe the

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AvengersMarvelMarvel AdventuresReview

Or – “The First Avengers Book In Months That Didn’t Leave Me Angry Or Confused…” Friday night, my pal Jason at Gatekeeper Hobbies (Huntoon & Gage, Topeka! Ask ’em about Matter-Eater Lad and see how many of them look frightened!) had a graduation or a family wake or a beer bust or something, and asked me to cover his shift. While going through a couple of long-boxes and organizing a couple of years worth of books that were meant to be purchased (but obviously were NOT) by the local library, including a ton of Archie, Sonic The Hedgehog, G.I. Joe,

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DCDC Solicitation

DC Comics has provided Major Spoilers with cover images (WOOT!) and solicitation information (WOOT! WOOT!) for titles shipping in August 2007. Take the jump for the complete list, including the next batch of Countdown issues, and if the picture above is any indication, bad times are ahead for Black Canary and her adopted daughter.

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New Comic ReleasesSolicitations

Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores May 23, 2007. 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 May 21, 2007.

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BatmanDCMoviesThe Dark KnightWarner Bros.

The LA Daily News has an interview with Anthony Michael Hall where he reveals he has a role in The Dark Knight. “I signed a confidentiality agreement, and I can’t say which part I’m playing because it affects the story,” says Hall. “I can’t give away the suspense — it’s a $200 million surprise, and I don’t want to be the guy to ruin it.” “It’s really a great role. I’m in throughout the whole movie, and I’m really looking forward to working with Christian and Morgan and all these real Hollywood heavy hitters.” Cool! So who wants to speculate

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MarvelMichael TurnerSneak PeekSub-Mariner

Who has attacked the mid-west? Could Namor and Atlantis be behind this post Civil War attack? Marvel has sent us a sneak peek at Sub-Mariner #1 written by Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson with art by Phil Briones. Take the jump for the preview, with cover by everyone’s favorite Michael Turner!

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PreviewTomb RaiderTop CowWitchblade

Top Cow Productions has announced the Death of Tomb Raider storyline is being collected in trade paperback to be released this July. Telling the story of the “final” team-up between the Witchblade and Lara Croft, fans who missed out the first time should check it out. Move info and the cover after the jump.

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