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Tales From The Crypt

papercutzSolicitationsTales From The Crypt

This week, Papercutz brings Tales from the Crypt to comic shops and speciality stores as part of the company’s Super Genius imprint.

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Ten Things
Major SpoilersTen Things

Certain characters are recognized by everyone as representing a sea-change.  Superman inspired the creation of the entire superhero genre, Batman is the source of an abundance of recurring hero tropes, Spider-Man inspired a realm of characters with human failings and personalities.  But what of those characters who DON’T get the same recognition for their place in history?  Welcome to Ten Things!

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andrew cosbyEC ComicsTelevision

Deadline is reporting that EC’s Tales from the Crypt is getting renewed interest from BOOM! Studios co-founder, and co-creator of the SyFy television series Eureka, Andrew Cosby. The new hourlong series will neither be anthological nor related to the HBO show. “It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context,” Cosby said. “It’s all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences.” Nothing has been done besides a detailed pitch and a series bible.  The hope is to take the idea around to

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comic conventionMoviessan diegoWarner Bros.

Press Release Director/writer Michael Dougherty’s creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year – Trick ‘r Treat – comes to Comic-Con International with a special screening and panel on Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 p.m. in Balllroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. Trick ‘r Treat  takes the Creepshow/Tales from the Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal who moonlights as a vicious serial killer; a young virgin whose quest for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens who carry out a cruel prank with disastrous

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Papercutz will make an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con (booth #2046), and sent along its signing and panel schedule.

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Book Expo Americacomic conventionpapercutzPress Release

If you are in New York this weekend, and plan on going Book Expo America (BEA), Papercutz will be there and are giving away free posters and talking about its latest licesenced titles.

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papercutzSolicitations

Papercutz has sent its solicitations and cover images for titles arriving in June 2009.

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Grimm Fairy TalesReviewZenescope Entertainment

The Picture of Dorian Gray Zenescope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales has undergone quite a change since the Belinda came on the scene.  Instead of telling morality plays like Sela, the tales spun in these tales are quite dark – instead of helping people, the tales are being used to make people’s lives even worse.  Issue #35 is not exception as readers get a modern take on the Picture of Dorian Gray.

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papercutzSolicitations

Papercutz has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in April 2009.  Take the jump for descriptions of Nancy Drew #17, Bionicle #5, and Tales from the Crypt #12.

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DCHalloweenReview

It’s the most wonderful time, of the year… This has got to be one of the best weeks of the year.  The spooky decorations are out, the little tykes are trying on their costumes for a night for mischief, and the dental industry is primed to make a killing over the next couple of months as kid’s teeth start falling out from candy rot.  DC is getting into the act too, with an all new seasonal special that should spook us all.

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AnimationcartoonCWKids WBMarvelSpider-ManTelevision

The next time you drop the “I’m too busy” excuse for some undone deed, consider the career of Peter MacNicol. Over the past year, MacNicol could be found pulling the unheard-of simultaneous double duty as a core cast member in two hit primetime television series – “24” and “Numb3rs” – and was still able to devote an afternoon every other week to creating the voice of Dr. Otto Octavius and his villainous flipside, Doctor Octopus (aka Doc Ock), for the breakout animated series, “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” Now THAT’S busy.

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