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Free bags are a big deal at the San Diego Comic-Con.  But instead of those plastic bags, that you’re probably going to toss into a landfill and will never break down, Dark Horse Comics is giving away reusable bags at the show.  The company has produced 20,000 reusable cloth bags (sorry, these aren’t hemp) that feature the Dark Horse logo and one of four different logos; Star Wars, The Umbrella Academy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and CLAMP.  These are going to go fast, so if you want one, you’ll A) need to be at the show, and B) need to

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Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy has been picked up to be turned into a live action movie by Universal Pictures.  Fans of the My Chemical Romance frontman will be disappointed to learn that he will not be writing the big screen adaptation, and fans of the series might be disappointed to to discover Mark Bomback, the guy behind the Constantine script, has been hired for the task. Bomback also wrote Live Free and Die Hard, and the recent Race to Witch Mountain.  Oh well, at least the comic book was a fun read. via THR

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On the next Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will take a look at the Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Gerard Way, of My Chemical Romance, makes his comics writing debut in this outrageous superhero epic that Grant Morrison called “An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last…” In an inexplicable, worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born by women who’d previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, “To save the

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To celebrate Dark Horse’s one year partnership with MySpace, the company is bringing back some of the key players who helped launch the online series. Appearing in the coming months, look for a new Umbrella Academy short story by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bä, Joss Whedon and his older brother Zack step up with an exclusive tie in to Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog, and Tara McPherson offers up How to Heal a Broken Heart. “Ever since the original DHP was canceled, I’ve been trying to bring it back, because I love anthologies, love the absolute liberty it gives you to

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Somehow I missed this story from Friday, but Dark Horse Comics and Universal Pictures have signed a three year production and distribution agreement. Under the terms of the deal, Universal would have creative access to all Dark Horse characters and properties, as well as any material that Dark Horse might acquire on its own and want to develop as a motion picture. In addition, Dark Horse would have the opportunity to distribute movies through Universal. Currently Hellboy II: The Golden Army will be released through Universal Pictures on July 11, 2008. Mike Richardson, founder and President of Dark Horse said

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