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Marvel

Marvel announced that The List – Avengers sold out at the distributor level, and is heading back to press with a variant cover. Eisner winning author Brian Michael Bendis and superstar artist Marko Djurdjevic deliver the first in a series of thrilling one-shots that will change the Marvel Universe forever! Clint Barton finally has enough of Osborn’s propaganda and breaks into Avengers Tower to murder him, but does he succeed? And just who is on Osborn’s hit list?  This second printing variant also features a brand-new cover by Djurdjevic! The second issue will arrive on stand on October 21, 2009.

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Archie Comics

Archie Comics has announced that Michael Uslan, the executive producer of The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, and the writer behind the Archie Marries Veronica storyline, is also the mind behind Pureheart the Powerful (aka Archie as a superhero). Michael Uslan explains “We’re not just talking ONE super-hero here! Archie will be joined by Betty as Superteen, Jughead as Captain Hero, Reggie as Evilheart, Jr., and wait’ll you see the super-versions of Veronica, Dilton and Moose! Surprises galore are just ahead!” Michael Uslan continues “Pureheart and Pureheart’s Emergency Patrol will debut in a series of five one-shot comic books that

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comic conventionDCNew York Comic Con

Here’s the wrap up of the news announced during the DC panels on Saturday at the New York Comic Con.  You think you saw the end of Final Crisis?  You have no idea what’s coming next…

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DCReview

What Gog Giveth, Gog Taketh Away What happens if you don’t do what a god tells you to do?  That’s what the members of the Justice Society of America are about to find out as Gog makes a demand that not everyone is comfortable with.

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DCReview

Bow down to Gog After reading the final installment of this colon series, I’m really glad DC decided to spin these one-shots and specials out of JSA.  The Gog/Magog/Kingdom story has gone on long enough, and compressing four months worth of story into three one-shots solves the problem of the story grinding in place.  Fortunately, Gog makes a demand that may cause the breakdown to occur.

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DCReview

Sometimes a short review is a good thing I wasn’t too keen on spinning the “Kingdom Come has come to Earth Prime” story line out of the JSA title and into one-shots and specials just to get more money out of readers.  However, in the case of Kingdom Come Special: Magog, it was the best decision.

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Dynamite EntertainmentSneak Peek

Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers the sneak peeks for Zorro #8 and Red Sonja: Vacant Shell, which both arrive in stores this week (October 15, 2008).

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DCReview

One of the best things about one-shots is just that; a story done in one that stands up on its own merits.  If the story is great, then the issue will live on, if it tanks, well, thank goodness it was only one issue. DC’s Joker’s Asylum mixes the best of the one-shot, with the best of the mini-series to create great Hitchcock-Night-Gallery-esque tales that stand on their own legs, but don’t necessarily need to all be read.  In the case of Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow, it would fall into the category of a good read.

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comic conventionImage Comics

In addition to the Image United, a six-issue mini-series written by Robert Kirkman, and featuring characters and art from the Image Comics founders (with George Perez doing the layouts), Image had a few other things to announce at the show.

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Dark Horse ComicsPress Release

With Hellboy II: The Golden Army coming in July, there’s no better time to get up to speed on what’s happening with the characters in the B.P.R.D. Dark Horse will be releasing three new B.P.R.D. titles by Mike Mignola and B.P.R.D. vet John Arcudi into the Hellboy Universe for summer reading pleasure—with new revelations for Liz Sherman and the origin story for Johann Kraus, as well as a bit of backstory for the Bureau’s battle with the infamous frog creatures.

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Zenescope Entertainment

Originally Zenescope Entertainment had planned to raise the price of all its Tales From Wonderland one-shots to $3.99 due to an expanded story with additional pages, but to keep confusion from running rampant, the company has decided to keep Queen of Hearts at the original $2.99 price. “We had meant to let retailers know ahead of time about the higher cover price for the one-shots in case they didn’t notice the price increase when placing their orders but realized that we didn’t get the information out in time. Instead we decided to keep this first issue at $2.99 to avoid

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MarvelReview

So often the Wolverine one-shots are a desperate attempt to continue the never ending information drop of Wolverine’s shady past. How did he become Weapon-X, did he have a relationship with Marilyn Munroe, did he date your mother? Rarely does any writer simply stop, and decide to tell a decent unimportant Wolverine story. Thankfully in this world, we have Brian K. Vaughan.

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