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Dark Horse ComicsDisneystatues

Dark Horse Comics announced the early orders for its Uncle Scrooge statue caused the limited edition collectible to sell out before its August 2009 release date. Modeled after products that were popular in the 1930s and 1940s, these statuettes have been designed and manufactured to be consistent with earlier Syroco-style figures. These latest pieces, sculpted by Yoe! Studio, join the ever-growing collection of the world’s most famous characters from comic strips, books and, cartoons presented by Dark Horse in this unique style. I like that this statue and the five others (Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Magica De Spell, Gladstone Gander,

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Dick TracyIDW PublishingPress Release

(San Diego, CA; January 30, 2009) — IDW’s successful Complete Dick Tracy series is getting bigger…and better. CEO Ted Adams, who initiated the series and edited its first six volumes, has announced that Tracy is being folded into IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint, alongside Terry and the Pirates, Little Orphan Annie, and other classic newspaper strip titles. Eisner award-winner Dean Mullaney is assuming the helm of the series with volume 7 of Chester Gould’s masterpiece, covering more than 600 chronological dailies and Sundays from 1941 to 1943. “This is a dream come true for me,” says Mullaney. “Dick Tracy

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Image ComicsTrade Paperbackwebcomic

I’ve been a fan of Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy’s Platinum Grit web comic for a couple of year now, and when I saw Image Comics is collecting the series in a print volume, it’s something I had to put on my pull list. “PLATINUM GRIT being published by Shadowline is a dream come true for me,” Shadowline Editor Kristen Simon said. “I’ve been a fan of the web comic for many years now and was thrilled when we were able to bring it over to Shadowline’s website as well.  Publisher Jim Valentino enjoyed it so much he agreed we

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AnimationDVDSuperman

Those famous Max Fleischer Superman cartoons from the 1940s have been in public domain for years, causing many cheap versions to be passed around.  Fortunately, Warner Home Video is collecting the original 17 shorts and releasing them on a two DVD collection in April 2009.

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Image ComicsShadowlineSolicitations

Image’s Shadowline imprint has several trade paperbacks and books arriving in stores in March 2009, and Image has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information.  The best item on the list (from my stand point) is Platinum Grit by Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy.  It’s a collected web comic, but one that is very well put together.

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MarvelReviewUltimates

“No one can stop us now, We are all made of stars Short of stealing directly from Moby, or Lost, or any other story that has everyone connected in some way or another, Brian Michael Bendis brings a different take to mutants, heroes, and villains in Marvel’s Ultimate Origins.

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