Grimm Fairy Tales #41 features the return of Mercy Dante, and considering how bad things got in her first appearance, this issue is sure to cause a few people to get riled up.Â Zenescope Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peak of the issue that arrives on August 26, 2009.
San Diego, CA (July 24, 2009) â€“ The year of G.I. JOE continues with new G.I. JOEaction from IDW. Under license from Hasbro, IDW is proud to announce more great G.I. JOE comics and new creators! Beginning this October, G.I. JOE: Origins gets an infusion of new creators, kicked off by the return of Larry Hama with issue #8. Starting in early 2010, IDW will offer Series II of its fan-favorite G.I. JOE: COBRA story line. Also in 2010, Robert Atkins returns to the G.I. JOE universe with a five-issue G.I. JOE arc.
New York, NY (June 15, 2009) â€“It was the shot heard â€˜round the world. Following the most shocking and controversial event in comic book history â€“ the assassination of Captain America in the pages of Captain America #25 â€“ neither the heroes of the Marvel Universe nor the rest of the world have quite come to grips with this most traumatic of losses. From the moment he was taken from us until today, one fact has proven to be true: the world still needs Captain America. And now, the time has come! At long last, the legend, the hero, is back.Â Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return from the grave in the publishing event of the year: Captain America Reborn, a five part series from Marvel Comics beginning this July.
ICv2 is reporting that Peter Jackson will make his first apperance at the San Diego Comic-Con International to promote the alien sci-fi movie District 9.
District 9, which tells the story of an extraterrestrial race that lives in slums on Earth, will be released on August 14th.
I find it odd that this is his first appearance at SDCC, with all the success Lord of the Rings, King Kong and other related movies have had.Â But then again, if he was spending all his time going to conventions we wouldn’t have had Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and other related movies. via ICv2
The unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 has reached a bid height of $275,000.Â There are still eleven days left in the auction for the comic book that ushered in the superhero genre. While 80% of the 100 Action Comics that still remain have been restored, so it is the CGC 6.0 copy that has some speculating the bid could reach as high as a million dollars before it is all over.
What say you Major Spoilers Legion?Â If money were no object, how much would you be willing to pay for an unrestored 6.0 copy of the first appearance of the Man of Steel?Â And, if you discovered this rare gem under your grandmother’s unmentionables when you were going through her things for an estate sale, would you keep it, or sell it?
Forbidden Planet in the United Kingdom has nabbed some exclusive Doctor Who figures that feature William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Colin Baker.Â Unfortunately, these exclusive figures are only available outside the United States of America and Canada.Â Really?Â I bet those online auction sites would beg to differ.Â I wonder if Matthew has been good enough this year to land the Colin Baker figure for his birthday?
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October was an interesting month for comics as the industry saw an increase in revenue of 9% over last year at this time.Â At first it may appear to be due to larger sales, but when one examines the Top 50 books, 18 titles had a price point of $3.99, or roughly 36% of the books shipping for the month.
The least expensive book was GI JOE: A New Beginning #0, which cost $1.00.Â The most expensive was Gemstone’s Uncle Scrooge #380 with the high price of $7.99.Â While there are a lot of $3.99 books, $2.99 still rules the roost (barely), but I really hope the big publishers don’t look at that Gemstone book, and think it would be a good idea to raise prices that high.
We’ve already told you about Alex Johnson playing Saturn Girl in the upcoming Smallville episode featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes.Â IMDB has updated the show’s cast naming Ryan Kennedy as Cosmic Boy and Calum Worthy as Lightning Lad.
The scheduled date for the show is in January, which just so happens to be the same month the Legion of Super-Heroes comic ends with issue #50.Â Nice timing.Â Of course the first appearance of the Legion occurred in Adventure Comics #247, and DC is wisely launching a new Adventure Comics series in February, so maybe someone is on the ball after all…. BWA-HA-HA-HA!Â Who am I kidding?
One of my favorite all-time sci-fi movies is Forbidden Planet.Â Not only is it the first appearance of Robbie the Robot, but it takes Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a whole different direction.Â If you ever wondered what Forbidden Planet would look like if it were remade today, you will hopefully have your answer as J. Michael Straczynski has been hired to pen Joel Silver’s remake.
Released in 1956, “Planet” told the tale of an expedition sent from Earth to check on a colony of scientists on a far-off planet. They find two members, a man who has found alien technology that doubled his intellect, Dr. Morbius, and his daughter, both of whom have managed to survive an unseen monster roaming the planet.
This is one I can’t wait to see remade.Â What JMS did for Babylon 5 and his numerous comic titles mean this can only end one way – awesome.
August 19, 2008 – Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and 30 Days of Night co-creator/artist Ben Templesmith are the most recent additions to the ever-swelling guest list for the 2009 Emerald City ComiCon, the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest.