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comic conventionMarvelMoviessan diegosan Diego Comic ConSDCC

We all remember last year when Tom Hiddleston showed up at Marvel’s Hall H panel as Loki and gave us all a show. Could the latest addition to Marvel’s booth tell us something about their presentation tomorrow?

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artArt Appreciation Moment of the DayFrank Frazetta

Readers of fantasy novels know Frank Frazetta’s work even at a mere glance, so it should come as no surprise that he’s featured in the Art Appreciation Moment of the Day with this piece of Bran Mak Morn.

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Blackest NightDiamond Comic Distributors

RUSSELL ALERT!  DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT A MAJOR SPOILER! You’ve been warned Really. Last Chance!

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G.I. JoeMoviesParamount Pictures

It should come as no surprise to find out that G.I. Joe took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $100.3 million worldwide.  This is one of the biggest openings for a movie opening in August.  The movie brought in the young male demographic as expected, but it also brought in a fair number of families eager to check out the Hasbro action figures gone movie heroes. As expected, the strong opening weekend, has prompted Paramount to order a follow up sequel. via Variety

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DCGeoff JohnsGreen LanternTrade Paperback

With Blackest Night hitting full force over the next year, it really comes as no surprise that the Green Lantern: Rebirth story is getting the Absolute treatment from DC.  Or at least that is what Geoff Johns is saying.  And if you can’t trust Geoff Johns, you can probably trust DC when it made the announcement at the ComicsPRO meeting back in March. There are plenty of really great tales coming out of DC, and many of them have yet to see an Absolute treatment.  Is Green Lantern: Rebirth worthy, or should there be other stories that should get a

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Captain AmericaMajor SpoilersPoll

Marvel dropped the pebble in the pool this week, with the announcement that Steve Rogers would be the latest hero to pass through Death’s Revolving Door and make his return in Captain America: Reborn. While it may not have been a huge surprise, thanks to Marvel’s numerous efforts to tease the return, it did cause quite a stir among the comic book fans.  Which brings us to the latest Major Spoilers Poll of the Week!

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20th Century Foxhugh jackmanMarvelMoviesWolverine

Is it any surprise that H’wood is already working on a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine?  The movie more than paid for itself over the weekend, prompting 20th Century Fox to begin development on the story that will be set in Japan focusing on the samurai/Yakuza storyline. I think the biggest problem with this idea, is it’s a 20th Century Fox idea.   The best Marvel Comics movies that have come out in the last decade have been the movies produced and distributed through Marvel.  I don’t know how much money 20th Century Fox would want in the deal, but Marvel

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BatmanDCRumor

One of the faithful Major Spoiler Legion sent me an email the other day, and I sat on it until someone else broke the story, because frankly, I don’t need another C&D.  Tony Daniel posted on his blog (and then deleted) some sketches of his Batman and Robin designs. While the designs are nothing spectacular, the notes scribbled on the page are, as Daniel reveals who “wins” the Battle for the Cowl.  The reveal isn’t much of a surprise to those who can put two and two together, but if you really want to know, take the jump to read

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comic conventionDead@17Image ComicsJosh HowardNew York Comic ConViper Comics

Josh Howard and Image Comics have announced that Howard’s Dead@17 series is moving to Image.  Dead@17 had previously been published with Viper Comics, but for some time now, the series hasn’t been showing up in the monthly previews. Unfortunately, I’m not really in a position to comment on Viper’s issues, but it is my hope that eventually my other projects will follow Dead @ 17. But everything is still up in the air for the moment,” Howard said in an interview with Newsarama, “Most importantly, I just felt it was finally time to move on. Like you said, I had

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Movies

The Brain Trusts in H’wood are at it again announcing a remake to the most awesome Karate Kid movie from 1984.  Now I love’s me the original movie, as I try convince the wife we need to watch it at least once a year (I think I have a secret Elizabeth Shue in a tight sweater complex).  I was okay with  The Next Karate Kid as it wasn’t a remake of the original, and featured hottie Hillary Swank in a tight sweater. But remaking the classic Ralph Macchio/Pat Morita film just because the Brain Trusts can come up with an

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Movies

Another weekend down, more money in somebody’s pocket who is not me. Not really any comic book related movies on the list, unless you want to count the Changeling, written by JMS. It’s probably no surprise to see High School Musical 3 still riding the top spot and my guess is it will continue to hold that top spot until Thanksgiving.

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MarvelX-Men

Even with Dark Reign approaching, Marvel has a few more events up its sleeve – like the X-Infernus event for the X-Men.  In order to get readers prepped for the event, Marvel is putting the X-Infernus Saga on the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website. When X-Infernus #1 hits on December 03, 2008, it not only gets a tale written by C.B. Cebulski, but covers by Oliver Coipel and a variant by J. Scott Campbell.  Take the jump for a description of the series, and the two covers for the first issue.

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Iron ManMarvelMoviesTerrence Howard

News last week that Don Cheadle was replacing Terrence Howard in the Iron Man sequel probably didn’t suprise anyone more than Terrence Howard. It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was no explanation. [The contract] just…up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren’t worth the paper that they’re printed on, sometimes. Promises aren’t kept, and good faith negotiations aren’t always held up. That’s Howard in an interview with NPR this past weekend. Having been on the short end of contracts

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DCManhunter

It really shouldn’t come as any surprise, when I tell you DC has decided to cancel Manhunter with issue #38 in January.  Low sales probably have something to do with it, and as I’ve mentioned before, look for more cancelations of favorite DC titles in the near future. This is not the first time Manhunter has received the axe, was back at issue #25, DC brought the hammer down, but thanks to a write-in campaign, DC brought the series back for another run.  Sadly, it looks like the comeback lasted only eight issues.  Writer Marc Andreyko has encouraged fans to

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