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Bluewater ProductionsHarbingerSneak PeekSolicitationsValiant Comics

USA Today broke the news about big changes coming to Harbinger in April 2014, and it may be the death of a character.

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DCSneak PeekWatchmen

USA Today and DC Comics went in together to promote this week’s Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1.  Take the jump for that look at the comic that is sure to get people talking this week.

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Dark Horse ComicsTelevision

USA Today, Toshiba, and Dark Horse have announced a very interesting venture where the trio will bring comics to your desktop, doorstep, and digital TV.  The press release from the company is a little vague on how Toshiba or the HD tag will be incorporated into the Dark Horse campaign, but we do know that USA Today will showcase exclusive content from the comic book publisher. “As an entertainment company, Dark Horse prides itself on pushing the boundaries with groundbreaking creators and content,” said Mike Richardson, president and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. “We’re excited to continue this tradition by

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Image ComicsPress Release

Press Release TYRESE GIBSON’s MAYHEM and Image Comics announce their presale efforts through a partnership with Los Angeles, CA’s Meltdown Comics have exceeded single store records not seen since the early nineties with over ten thousand units sold. “The success of MAYHEM is a golden opportunity for all retailers to tap into this new influx of readers and in-store foot traffic that Tyrese brings with him,” Meltdown owner Gaston Dominguez said.  “Tyrese is a 2.0 celebrity who is a marketing workhorse and whose brand spans across movies, music, and TV. Team MAYHEM are in it to win it!  They are

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DCSuperman

Here’s some good news on the promoting comics and your company front – DC Comics has announced that the Superman Wednesday Comics story will be serialized in USA Today. Starting Wednesday July 8, when the first issue of WEDNESDAY COMICS hits stands, USA TODAY will be syndicating writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejo’s SUPERMAN strip every week over the course of the 12-week series. The first strip will appear in print on July 8, and subsequent strips will appear each Wednesday on USATODAY.COM, day-and-date with the respective issue. Additionally, each online preview will be promoted weekly in USA TODAY’s

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Iron ManMarvelMovies

There have been some artist renderings of what Mickey Rourke would look like in Iron Man 2, but USA Today got the scope (is it really a scoop if the paper is working with the company to get first access?) and the picture of Rourke in his getup. This first image of the character shows Whiplash making an appearance at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Favreau as usual is tight-lipped about plot points and declines to discuss whether the big-screen Whiplash is, as in the Marvel Comics, a weapons designer who works for Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a competitor of

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MoviesThe Last Air Bender

The Last Airbender movie from M Night Shyamalan is coming soon, and slashFilm picked up some of the images from today’s USA Today. Noah Ringer plays Aang, the last Air Bender.  The 12-year old from Texas who was cast during an open call.  I’ve only recently caught the series on Nick between episodes of Make Way for Noddy and Thomas the Tank Engine, but I’m certainly looking forward to the trailer that will debut before the Transformers movie on July 2nd. via SlashFilm

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Action FiguresMattelMoviesStar Trek

A whole slew of Star Trek toys based on the upcoming JJ Abrahms movie are making their way toward toy stores in the coming months.  Playmates Toys has a cool collection of action figures and sets, including the Enterprise bridge (only $25!). The starring triumvirate of Kirk, Spock and McCoy will be available in 3¾-inch ($7), 6-inch ($9-$10) and 12-inch ($30) models. Also available will be figures of the original Spock, who meets the young Spock in a time anomaly. Other crewmembers will be available in the smaller sizes. Playsets include the Enterprise Bridge and Transporter Room. Mattel is also

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BatmanDCGrant MorrisonReview

“Bring out your dead!”  “But I’m not dead yet!” Bet you thought Batman #681 featured the death of Batman, and all the hype USA Today, and other newspapers and magazines spewed out that week capped off the end of a legend. Turns out Batman didn’t die in that fiery helicopter crash, and Grant Morrison is now spending two additional issues tying the appearance of Batman in Batman to the Batman we’ve seen walking freely around in Countdown. That’s right true believers – it ain’t done yet!

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Oh man, when we heard months ago that Jerry Bruckheimer was producing a G-Force movie, we assumed it was going to be a balls to the wall, explosion laden, eye-gasm featuring Mark, the Princess, Keyop, and the rest of the G-Force gang.  Instead, we get this… Guinea pigs?  Granted, they are specially trained guinea pigs who work for the government, but come on!  And to rub it in our faces, these are CGI guinea pigs and not the real deal.  Boo, Mr. Bruckheimer.  Boo to you! via USA Today

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MoviesTrade PaperbackWarner Bros.Watchmen

A quick glance at the USA Today 150 Best Sellers for the week has the Watchmen trade paperback tumbling to the number 51 spot on the list.  Readers will remember Watchmen climbed high on the charts following the very brief Watchmen trailer that was tagged to the Dark Knight movie this past summer. In other Watchmen news, Zack Snyder has confirmed that the movie will come in at 2 hours and 43 minutes in order to tell the story he wants to tell. via USA TODAY

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DCTrade PaperbackWatchmen

According to the New York Times, the Watchmen Trailer Effect continues to affect the number of copies DC is releasing to meet demand.  According to DC’s Paul Levitz, the Watchmen trade paperback will reach over one million copies before the end of the year compared to last year’s print run of 100,000 copies. Even with all the printings, the Watchmen trade fell three spots to number 18 on the USA Today best seller list, and down to number 10 at Amazon.com. via New York Times

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DCTrade PaperbackWatchmen

Following the announcement that DC was printing not 200,000, but 300,000 new copies of the Watchmen trade to meet demand, USA Today’s Top 150 list that has the Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons story settling into the number 15 spot.  That’s up fourteen from last week. And now, our long distance dedication… via USA Today

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MoviesRed Sonja

According to the USA Today, Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan are once again teaming up to bring the metal bikini clad red haired she-devil with a swoard to the big screen. “I was surprised when Rose brought me a script of Red Sonja that she liked,” Rodriguez says from his home base of Austin, where he is shooting Shorts, a family film with James Spader and Jon Cryer. “I found it very entertaining. Sonja was strong, smart, cunning — just about everything she’d have to be to survive.” Thankfully, Rodriguez and McGowan are using material from the comics and from

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