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MoviesZombies

Word around Hollywood this morning is the news that Night of the Living Dead, is getting a remake.  Interestingly, the zombie horror film will not involve George Romero, but it will be a 3D CGI origin story.  CGI zombies?  Sign me up. Titled “Night of the Living Dead: Origins,” the re-imagining is being directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto and produced by Simon West and Simon West Productions president Jib Polhemus. As much as I like the zombie genre (my Kung-Fu- Zombie-Western movie is still in the works), I can’t help but wonder what an all CGI zombie flick will

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Digital ComicsiTunesThe DarknessTop Cow

Top Cow has announced The Darkness/Pitt #1 is now available for free as a digital download off the Comics by comiXology iPhone application. “We’re thrilled to be a part of Top Cow’s strategy to get more exposure for The Darkness/Pitt. The long-awaited return of Pitt deserves great exposure to a wide audience, and our patent-pending Guided View really shines with the material,” explained comiXology President David Steinberger, “Many thousands of people now have the opportunity to read the first issue and use Comics by comiXology’s unique in-app connection to retailers to pre-order the next issue.” If the iPhone/iPod Touch app

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Disneyjohn carter of marsMovies

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that three more actors have joined the cast of Disney’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars. Samantha Morton will play Sola, the daughter of Tarks Tarkas (played by Willem Defoe), Dominic West has been cast a Sab Than, the prince of the Zodangans, while Polly Walker plays Sarkoja, a Thark baddie. The cast is certainly shaping up, and while I have faith in Andrew Stanton’s adaptation, the whole Disney name attached to it means a toned down story that is full of violence.  Still, the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of Mars,  is full

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comic conventionIDW Publishingsan diego

Looks like Bob Schreck has a new home, and a new job – Senior Editor at IDW Publishing.  The former Senior Group Editor at Dark Horse entertainment, and founding member of Oni Press jump to IDW soon after his release from his previous job. IDW is on fire! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a company that is so on the move and so in tune to today’s comics’ readers and pop culture? They choose their projects carefully and haven’t lost their identity as a publisher, which is no easy task when trying to appeal to as broad

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MoviesTintin

Seems Steven Spielberg understands that Tintin is more popular outside the United States, and has decided to release it internationally a month and a half earlier than the U.S. release. Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment unveiled plans to release the motion capture pic Stateside on Dec. 23, 2011. But in an unusual move, film will launch internationally in late October and early November 2011, with Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. handling Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America and India, and Paramount distributing the film in Asia, Australia, the U.K. and all other English-speaking territories. I totally agree with this move,

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free comicsRunnersSean Wangwebcomic

If you have never read Sean Wang’s Runners series, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy as soon as you can.  If you can’t do that, head over to the newly launched website runnersuniverse.com to read the first series Runners: Bad Goods for free.  The series takes a look at a group of alien smugglers who happen upon a shipment that is more than it appears – and then all heck breaks loose. The follow up series Runners: The Big Snow Job, was to be published a year ago by Archaia Studios Press, but will now appear

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Buck RogersDynamite Entertainment

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the prelude issue (#0) of the company’s upcoming Buck Rogers series will feature a cover price of 25-cents. “Dynamite’s reinvention of Buck Rogers will follow the path Dynamite has blazed with its previous successful titles, and to ensure the comics audience can read the launch, we’re releasing the comic at a .25¢ cover price.  Dynamite is proud to be instrumental in re-inventing and continuing the legacies of  historical characters and their worlds with creators who can execute great stories.  We’re equally proud of the consistent critical and fan responses to our efforts, and are confident that

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comic conventionDCNew York Comic Con

Things are all wrapped up at the New York Comic Con, but we’ve another rapid-fire roundup of items from the New York Comic Con. The final DC panel kicked off with talks of the economy and the rising cost of comics as print publishing continues to tumble to obscurity. Dan DiDio polled the audience, and the general consensus was readers don’t care if the artist on the cover matched the artist on the inside. Are you a Barry and Hal, or a Wally and Kyle? DiDio reiterated what was said in the Marvel panel earlier; event comics are selling, which

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Blue BeetleDan DidioDC

As I’ve been preaching for the last several months, Blue Beetle has walked the line to cancellation, and now it’s confirmed in an interview with Dan DiDio. One of the books that I’m most disappointed about in that regard is a book like Blue Beetle, which we are cancelling. That’s a book that we started with very high expectations, but it lost its audience along the way. Recently, we felt that it was standing on firmer ground, and was getting a more positive response. The problem is that the firmer ground and positive response is not enough to keep the

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Simon & SchusterSmall Press

Simon & Schuster have acquired the world rights to Amelia Rules. Centered around the happenings of ten-year-old spitfire Amelia Louise McBride, the Amelia Rules! series captures the true essence of being an adolescent girl in America today, as Amelia adjusts to life in “small town America” after her parent’s divorce as she is forced to leave NYC. “Jimmy is a true creative genius, and AMELIA RULES! has that rare combination of mass appeal and literary substance that every publisher dreams about. We are thrilled for Jimmy to be joining the S&S list, as we work to expand our list with

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BatmanMajor SpoilersMy Extra LifemyextralifenerdtacularThe Dark Knight

Man What A Day!  And it ain’t even over yet.  The first half of the My Extra Life Nerdtacular II was a huge success.  Everyone in the theater loved the Dark Knight.  There were prizes given away, a fountain of glow sticks pouring down on the audience, a chance to meet people from all over North America, and even the Dark Knigh his bad self showed up. And yes, some of them actually know about Major Spoilers. So without further adieu, here’s a portion of the photos taken at today’s event.

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Image ComicsReprint

Image Comics has announced the Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants has sold out at the distributor level.  The company says it is going back to print with a very limited edition second printing. “Having my return to creator owned storytelling sell out so quickly  is a fantastic feeling and is deeply appreciated,” Kelly said. “I  KILL GIANTS is a very eclectic story, and it’s fantastic that it’s found an audience! Ken and I are very thankful to each and  every one of our readers.” The second printing will be a 24-page black and white comic that

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