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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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The DarknessTop Cow

Dale Keown’s character, Pitt returns to comics in August as part of The Darkness/Pitt crossover event.  The three-issue series will be written by Paul Jenkins with art by Keown. The story behind The Darkness/Pitt follows Pitt and his human half-brother Tim on their mission to New York to track down those infected by an alien virus.  But mob boss and current bearer of the mystical power of The Darkness, Jackie Estacado, doesn’t permit anything to go down in his neighborhood unless he knows about it.  When the two forces attract the unwanted attention of the Federal Government, mayhem ensues! ”Darkness/Pitt

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MarvelReprintUltimate Spider-ManVariant

Somehow I totally missed out on Ultimatum: Spider-Man #1 when it was released last week, but the good news is I still have a chance to pick up the second printing, when it arrives on July 22, 2009.  So says Marvel in an announcement that the title is going back to press following a sell out at the distributor level. The end of the Ultimate Universe is upon us! Spider-Man has vanished, presumed dead amongst the wreckage of Dr. Strange’s home. How will his closest of kin deal with his disappearance? The Ultimate Spider-Man All Stars of award-winners Brian Michael

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Boom StudiosThe Muppet Show

When checking the pre-release numbers for The Muppet Show Comic Book #2, Boom! Studios discovered the issue had sold out during the initial release (somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 issues based on my estimates).  This means if you didn’t pre-order the issue, or don’t get to the store early next Wednesday, you’re going to have to wait until late-May when the second printing arrives in stores. via Boom! Studios

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comic conventionContestCosplayMarvelPress Releasesan diego

Press Release Are you going to Comic-Con International in San Diego? Will you be dressed as your favorite Marvel character? Then get your friendly neighborhood, star-spangled, best-at-what-you-do self down to the Marvel Booth at Comic-Con for The Marvel Costume Contest! On Saturday, July 26th, make sure to be at the Marvel Booth (#2429) by 2:45 PM to participate in this exciting contest! All you need to do is wear a costume of your favorite Marvel character (but keep it family friendly!) and you could win the Grand Prize of a Marvel Omnibus signed by Stan Lee! All entrants may also

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Image ComicsImage Solicitation

If you ever wondered what happened to The Zodiac Killer or The Boston Strangler, Image Comics presents one interpretation of the serial killers in their golden years in Wayne Chinsang and Erik Rose’s The Roberts. “I admit, I’ve always had a morbid fascination with serial murderers,” said writer Wayne Chinsang, also known to the world by his real name, Justin Shady. “When Denis Rader (BTK) finally got caught in 2005 I remember thinking, ‘What if this guy had never been caught? What would he be like as an eighty-year-old man? Or as a grandfather? How long could someone like him

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DCHero HistoryLegion of Super HeroesReviewWhite Witch

Or – “The Fair Witch Project.” The Legion of Super-Heroes covers a lot of different takes on heroism, but the one thing that they all seem to share is the affinity for science.  From the “ultra-energy” that imbues Jo Nah, to Wildfire‘s transformation to pure antimatter, to the accident that empowered Lighting Lass and her brother, the vagaries of science (or at least the strange comic book version thereof) have served as the origin of many Legionnaires.  Indeed, with the bright and shiny future setting, that’s as it should be.  So today’s Historical subject is an anomaly from the get-go, holding the

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DCJustice League of AmericaReview

Or, “Whatever Happened To That Flash Kid?” How many people think that “Wonder Woman Dipped In Honey” is going to bring us the hits like “Russian Ballerina In Leather Panties” did so long ago?  I’m sure, somewhere, there’s an entire newsgroup dedicated to things like that.  Maybe “rec.arts.comics.superheroines.food.fetish?”  Either way, several months ago, at the end of the Lightning Saga, Wally West returned from the dead and and to League membership, but then took a spontaneous leave of absence.  If you read ‘Flash,’ you may know where he’s been, but it may be a surprise as to why he has

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Amazing Spider-ManMarvelPreviewSpider-ManVenom

Check it out! Not only does everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man have to worry about Venom, he now has to contend with the Anti-Venom. Entertainment Weekly has the full photo, and a peek at the “New Ways To Die” story arc coming this summer. via EW

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BatmanChristian BaleChristopher NolanMoviesThe Dark KnightWarner Bros.

I got a phone call this weekend from none other than Harvey Dent, asking me – ME to help him with his campaign to get elected as the district attorney of Gotham City. Of course there’s a catch. You have to head over to I Believe in Harvey Dent and download a bunch of signs and posters that you print out and decorate your office, room, neighborhood. Following all that fun, take pictures or videos of your Harvey Dent Campaign exploits and you could be a star in Warner Bros. new viral campaign for the upcoming Batman flick. via I

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Sneak PeekSuper Real Graphics

I’ve always hated those garden gnomes sitting in the yard looking so smug and righteous as they keep a watchful eye on the neighborhood. Always watching…watching…watching… Scary! Super Real Graphics has announced a new graphic novel that features gnomes who protect the planet from the darkness.

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