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A new study released by Simba Information shows one in 10 adults read comics.  And while many will poo-poo the notion that comics are for kids, the comic book reader might be more literate than the rest, as 70-percent of those who read comics are also more inclined to purchase regular books as well. Showing marked increases in their presence on bestseller lists, graphic novels have almost become their own industry at a time when growth in traditional publishing has become practically non-existent. The basis for numerous films, television shows, and other forms of media, graphic novels have grown in

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Press ReleaseRadical PublishingReprint

Radical Publishing is proud to announce that the first printing of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1, from writer David Hine (Spider-Man: Noir, Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum) and illustrator Roy Allan Martinez (Son of M), has sold out at the distributor level prior to its release in the direct market. Shipping with two covers, one by John Bolton and the other by Clint Langley, fans looking forward to purchase FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #1 are encouraged to contact their local comic store and reserve their copy prior to release. Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store

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Boom StudiosDisney

Boom! Studios announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution agreement with Haven Distributors.  The deal has Haven distributing all second printings of the monthly comics to the direct market. “Retailers have been begging us to get our second prints into their stores at a faster pace for the past year,” said BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie. “We’re happy to be able to offer retailers another choice in getting an important part of our product line to their stores and into the hands of their customers.” It’s interesting this announcement has been made, especially in light of the troubles going

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Press Release

Press Release Super Frat, the first super-powered, fraternity webcomic has announced the publication of the Super Frat/Dick Masterson Special featuring professional chauvinist, Dick Masterson, author of the best selling book Men are Better Than Women. “We’re really excited to be working with Dick,” said Super Frat biographer, Tony DiGerolamo.  “Wait a minute, that didn’t come out right.”

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MarvelReprintUltimate Spider-ManVariant

Marvel’s Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man #2 has sold out at the distributor level, which means the teenage web slinger is going back to print with the variant cover you see above.  The Brian Michael Bendis penned reprint arrives October 14, 2009 for $3.99. via Marvel

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IDW PublishingTransformers

IDW Publishing announced The Transformers is getting a regular on-going series thanks to an agreement reached with IDW and Hasbro.  The series will be written by Mike Costa and arrives in November. “We’ve pulled out all the stops for our first ongoing TRANSFORMERS series and now is a great time for the new series,” said IDW’s TRANSFORMERS editor, Andy Schmidt. “Since TRANSFORMERS #1 is the beginning of a whole new journey for TRANSFORMERS comics, it’s the perfect opportunity for new readers to get into the brand.” via IDW Publishing

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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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DCDeadmanGuillermo del ToroMovies

Deadman has always been one of those characters that could be incredibly fantastic or tediously boring.  I don’t think DC has found the perfect balance yet (although Wednesday Comics is doing a bang up job).  Perhaps with the news that Guillermo del Toro is producing a Deadman movie will bring spark to the character and cause a positive reaction from fans and the rest of the world, who know nothing about the character. via Bloody Disgusting

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AnimationMarvelMotion ComicsSpider-WomanTrailerVideo

Marvel has released a new trailer for the second installment  of the Spider-Woman Motion Comics that is available on iTunes today.  If you were wondering if you should drop the coin on this series, the trailers will help with that decision. Get the Flash Player to see this player. spider woman clips eps02 Marvel is proud to unveil new footage from the critically acclaimed Spider-Woman motion comic! The New York Times Best-Selling team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Halo Uprising) continue Marvel’s first ever original motion comic as Spider-Woman finds herself at odds with the law in Madripoor

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Sneak PeekThe DarknessTop Cow

Arriving in stores today is the first issue of Top Cow’s The Darkness/Pitt crossover.  The company sent us a sneak peek that you can check out, before you purchase the issue later today.

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News of the Strange

If you are going to start peddling drugs in your local neighborhood, or even in a large metro region like, say Denver, Colorado, then you might want to take a tip from the recently busted Castro brothers, who figured out a way to hide large sums of money. The alleged meth king-pins were laundering their ill-gotten gains by buying and selling classic comic books. According to reports as many as 100 boxes of comic books were encased in plastic during the drug bust. Theoretically, the plan by the alleged drug dealers was a good one.  While the DEA and other

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Dynamite EntertainmentSolicitations

Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in November 2009.

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MarvelMotion ComicsSpider-Woman

For fans of Critical Hit, the Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons podcast, you’ll be happy to know it went live on iTunes this week, and you can now subscribe to the show, here.  Why didn’t it show up on the front page of the iTunes Podcast Directory?  It might be because there weren’t that many people that subscribed on the first day, and I blame Spider-Woman for that. The Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev series hit iTunes in a big way, taking the number one spot on the Top Television-Animation sales chart. “To wake up this morning and see

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Boom StudiosSigning

If you are looking for something to do on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, head over to Austin Books and Comics in Austin, Texas and get your Boom! Studios books signed by Alan J. Porter (The World of Cars), Paul Benjamin (Monsters, Inc.) and Jack Mitchell (Poe). Where: AUSTIN BOOKS & COMICS 5002 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX, 78751 (512) 454-4197 www.austinbooks.com When: Wednesday, August 19th, from 4:30pm – 7pm. via Boom! Studios

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