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Image ComicsSpawnTrade Paperback

Check out these elements from the upcoming Spawn Origins, Volume 1 collection arriving next week.  There is a new trade dress, that gives some indication as to the direction all of Image Comics trades will take. via Image Comics

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Image ComicsLovecraftMoviesUniversal Pictures

Image Entertainment and Universal Pictures are teaming up to bring The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft to the big screen.  I’m a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, and while I’m excited about this news, it is more interesting that Universal made the announcement two weeks before the comic book hits the shelves. Created by Mac Carter and Jeff Blitz, book borrows elements from Lovecraft’s life, such as his family’s struggle with mental illness and his own bouts with writer’s block, and transforms the young writer’s darkest nightmares into reality when he comes across a book that puts a curse on

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Iron ManJon FavreauMarvelMovies

He was in, then out, and now he’s back in again. Mickey Rourke has signed on the bottom line to appear in Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau. Rourke also met with Jon Favreau and scribe Justin Theroux and got to be part of the development of his character. He’ll play Whiplash, a character that includes elements from that comicbook villain and Crimson Dynamo, another Russian baddie. Variety is reporting that Marvel is remaining mum on the announcement. Note: That image may or may not be an official concept sketch. via Variety

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer Russell T. Davies to Doctor Who magazine that there will be two new alien races introduced in the Planet of the Dead special. “After the events of Journey’s End and The Next Doctor I think it’s time to get away from the past and have an adventure with lots of new elements. And lots of fun too! “The next Special should be a nice antidote to Christmas, with a bit of sunshine if we’re lucky. And with not one but two alien races that you’ve never seen before.” I finally had the chance

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BatmanDCMoviesMusicThe Dark KnightWarner Bros.

Good news on this Tuesday – the same day the Dark Knight movie is released on DVD and Blu-Ray – finds the score for the Dark Knight movie eligible for Oscar consideration. The branch initially ruled Nov. 10 that there were too many composers involved in the score; the Academy generally only considers scores that are the work of one or at most two composers. I used to be really big into the scores for films, but now I’m more interested in the whole package and how all the elements work together to create an excellent product. via THR

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