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Image ComicsInvincibleReview

How to build a super-villain I’ve often wondered what the normals in the world of the superheroes think about.  Do they appreciate those looking out for them?  Do they fear that one day the hero might turn into a villain and nuke their baby on panel for the world to see?  Do they loathe and hate the superhero for raising taxes and insurance premiums every time the city has to clean up or repair all the damage and destruction caused by the last major battle?  And what about those who have lost loved ones in the collateral damage from those

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MarvelNovaSneak Peek

The big space epic War of Kings is set to arrive in comic book shops on March 4, 2009, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning series.

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BatmanDCReview

Wait, I’m still reading this? Don’t know how it got into my pull pile this week, but Batman Confidential once again slipped into my weekly bag of goodness, which means I buy it, I read it.  And in many cases, I review it on this site.  The most recent arc in Batman Confidential features The Joker causing all sorts of hijinks and giving no end of trouble to the police and to the Batman.  In this concluding chapter, we not only find out how Batman keeps the Joker at bay, but also the point of this Confidential arc.

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DisneyMovies

Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett are the first actors to sign to star in the update/remake/reimagining of Walt Disney’s Tron 2.0 movie. The new movie is acting as a “next chapter.” Plot details are being guarded closely, but Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film. Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world. The main lead actor has not been cast, although it is surprising that Jeff Bridges isn’t involved in some way. via THR

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LovecraftReviewZenescope Entertainment

Horror updated for modern times Any fan of Lovecraft knows the tale of Dr. Herbert West, heck they even made a movie about it.  But what of those who weren’t around in 1921 and ’22, or who didn’t get the chance to see the brilliant Jeffrey Combs portray the Re-Animator in the three movies?  Zenescope Entertainment is taking the Lovecraft tale and bringing it to the modern day, complete with disgruntled doctors, reagents, and the dead come to life.

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Captain BlastoFan FilmVideo

The crew takes on a new recruit to play Captain Blasto’s comic book nemesis, Professor Fandango. Unfortunately the hokey heists aren’t what he was expecting. via Captain Blasto

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DCHero HistoryInfernoLegion of Super HeroesReview

Or – “That’s Right…  Sandy Makes The Cut, Atmos Doesn’t.  My Rules, I Make ‘Em Up.” When making my final, official, multi-reality, complete roster of the Legion of Super Heroes, I ran afoul of a few conundrums.   Should I count one-issue plot devices like Command Kid or Dynamo Boy as LSHers?  Should I treat the post-reboot Umbra, Leviathan, Alchemist, et al as separate entities from the pre-Crisis Shadow Lass, Colossal Boy, and Element Lad? Could I give the likes of Chemical King or Monstress, with their short tenures, the same kind of gravitas that I hope to impart to Mon-El

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Image ComicsPreview

If you browsed through the Image Solicitations for September, you probably saw the new three-issue mini-series M=Theory.  The cover is not the only homage to the pulp tales of the 40’s and 50s’, the tales inside bring back those robots, spacemen, and loverly ladies from the time period too.

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Red 5 ComicsSolicitations

Good news for those of you that came late to the Atomic Robo party – the series is getting its first trade this June. Take the jump for the other titles shipping from Red 5 Comics in June 2008.

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