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Boom StudiosIrredeemableMark WaidPress ReleaseReprint

Press Release BOOM! Studios proudly announced today that IRREDEEMABLE #6 has completely sold out — after only one day. Fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributors is completely sold out of IRREDEEMABLE #6, the first printing may still be available from retailers across the country. Diamond Comic Distributors is making the second printing of IRREDEEMABLE #6 available for retailers to order immediately with the item code of JUL098277. Continuing an upward trajectory, IRREDEEMABLE #6 garnered more orders than even the first issue. Even so, demand for the latest issue has outpaced expectations. BOOM! Studios most recently released the

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ArchaiahardcoverPress Release

Press Release In a focused effort to give new readers an opportunity to discover Archaia’s unique library of titles, the publisher announced today a program to offer one new hardcover every quarter for the recession-friendly price of $9.95. Kicking off the venture will be the Vol. 1 hardcover collection of the acclaimed science-fiction thriller mini-series, The Engineer: Konstrukt, which will be available this August.

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Image ComicsPress ReleaseSpawnTodd McFarlane

Press Release SPAWN, the long-running superhero saga recently relaunched by series creator Todd McFarlane and fellow Image Founder Whilce Portacio, kicks off the second half of its series altering storyline ‘Endgame’ with a distribution-level sell out making way for the upcoming collection. “Our goal is to slowly build up momentum and the sellout of issue #191 is another indication that we’re accomplishing that goal,” McFarlane said. “With a majority of our single issues out of print, the release of the first Endgame collection couldn’t be more timely.”

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All-AgesImage Comics

Readers shocked by Chris Giarrusso’s departure from Mini-Marvels will be pleased to learn he’s expanding his unique take on superheroes in this May’s G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLY ! “Working Mini-Marvels was cool, but G-MAN, VOL. 1: LEARNING TO FLY  is what I’ve been wanting to do for years,” Giarrusso said. “It’s the story I was wanting to write and draw the entire time doing Mini-Marvels so I’m happy those fans are psyched by the collection. G-MAN and company are going to be taking up all my attention for the foreseeable future and I aim to make the long-time

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Image ComicsTrade Paperbackwebcomic

I’ve been a fan of Trudy Cooper and Danny Murphy’s Platinum Grit web comic for a couple of year now, and when I saw Image Comics is collecting the series in a print volume, it’s something I had to put on my pull list. “PLATINUM GRIT being published by Shadowline is a dream come true for me,” Shadowline Editor Kristen Simon said. “I’ve been a fan of the web comic for many years now and was thrilled when we were able to bring it over to Shadowline’s website as well.  Publisher Jim Valentino enjoyed it so much he agreed we

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Image ComicsPhonogramPress Release

Press Release Barely a week after release, artist Jamie McKelive and writer Kieron Gillen’s music-fueled PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #1 has sold out at a distribution-level with a second printing on the way. “Clearly, we’re overjoyed,” Gillen said. “When you do a book as personal and warped as PHONOGRAM, you’re always slightly worried that no-one else will care. To have it come out, review phenomenally and actually sell out in a week… well, short of Kenickie reforming or Jamie getting a magical eraser which turns Bristol board into gold, it’s about as good as it gets. We’d go on

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Sneak PeekTop CowVampires

Like vampires?  Want a totally different take on Dracula?  Then check out Top Cow’s Impaler #1 that arrives in stores this week.  Top Cow was kind enough to send Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue, that you can see after the jump.

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The DarknessTop CowTrade PaperbackWitchblade

Top Cow Entertainment has announced The Witchblade Compendium Vol: 1 (collecting issues 1-50) and The Darkness Compendium (collecting issues 1/2-40 and a bunch more) are back in print after a two years and will be back in stores next week. “It’s taken us a bit longer to get the Compendium’s back into print, but the redesigned look was well worth the wait,” said Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik. “Plus, the price cannot be beat. Fifty comics for 60 bucks! Just another way Top Cow is giving you more than the competition.” Softcover versions of the book will set you back

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Dark Horse ComicsPress ReleaseTerminator

Press Release In 1990, at the start of the boom of licensed comics, Dark Horse began publishing Terminator. Now, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the first Terminator film, Dark Horse is excited to announce the return of all new Terminator material for a whole new generation of fans!

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DCGail SimoneVariantWonder Woman

DC Comics has announced Aaron Lopresti has created a variant cover to Wonder Woman #26, by Gail Simone. Following months of speculation over a new, male Wonder Woman and his fellow Manazons, WONDER WOMAN #26 puts the rumors to rest. In this issue, learn what horrific new threat Special Agent Diana Prince is unknowingly leading her team of agents against. And, at long last, the fate of the Amazons is revealed. The issue is scheduled to be in stores on November 26, 2008. DC has also announced it is publishing new editions of the Transmetropolitan trade paperbacks to meet demands

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DeadpoolHulkMarvelReprintVariant

Marvel has announced Deadpool #2 and Hulk #6 have both sold out at the distributor level – that’s through Diamond Comic Distributors for those not in the know.  While Marvel will send Deadpool #2 back to press, Hulk #6 will only be seen again in the pages of Hulk Vol. 1: Red Hulk Premiere HC. HULK VOL. 1: RED HULK PREMIERE HC (AUG082438) Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Rated A …$24.99 FOC—10/2/08, FOC—11/5/08 DEADPOOL #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG088102) Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by PACO MEDINA Cover by PACO MEDINA Parental Advisory

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ContestCosplayMajor Spoilers

Three days in a row of cool fall-like weather, reminded me it is time to open the 2nd Annual Major Spoilers Costume Contest!  We want you to help us celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by having you – yes you – send up pictures of your bad self dressed up as your favorite comic book hero (or villain or side-kick, you get the idea). The best costume will not only be hailed as the Grand Prize Winner in Major Spoilers’ Costume Contest you’ll also win the Hellboy Animated Statue and a copy of the Hellboy Library Edition Vol 1: Seed

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Boom StudiosMajor SpoilersTrade Paperback

Next week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’re taking a break from DC trade titles and taking a look at Tag Vol. 1 from Boom! Studio. Tag Vol. 1 TPB Writer(s): Keith Giffen Artist(s): Andy Kuhn, Kody Chamberlain BONUS: Included in TPB form for the first time as an “extra” is Keith Giffen’s “10” one-shot — ten innocent people become unwilling contestants in a game of death. Given 10 bullets and a gun, it’s kill or be killed as they’re forced to hunt the other 10 contestants! In the dark, horrific tradition of Battle Royale! Spine-snapping horror in the tradition

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ContestIron ManMarvelPress Release

Fire up your repulsor rays, designers! Project: Rooftop is teaming up with Westfield Comics for a new drawing contest in honor of the upcoming Iron Man film starring Robert Downey Jr., and the new monthly series Invincible Iron Man by writer Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca. Starting today we are accepting entries for the Iron Man: Invincible Upgrade, with Westfield Comics providing the following prizes for the top redesigns!

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