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The Adam Reed action/comedy show Archer has been picked up for a six episode run on the FX Channel.  Archer follows ISIS, an international spy agency, where the employees cause more havoc than getting any training done. There’s some NSFW material in the video (bad language), so beware if your speakers are cranked up in the office. “It is a smart, adult comedy,” said Nick Grad, executive vp original programming at FX. “It clearly fits the FX brand, and we believe it will find support from the fans of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ “ No date has been set

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MoviesParamount PicturesToys

The G.I. Joe movie is just around the corner, and in anticipation of the movie being a property success, Paramount has nabbed the rights to the Max Steel toy line to turn it into a movie as well. The toy property revolves around a 19-year-old extreme sports junkie recruited by a secret agency after an accident infects his body with nanobots, making him superhuman. Some may remember the Max Steel animated series that made the rounds way back in 1999 before being dropped in the U.S.  The good news is Max Steel is highly popular in Latin America, where direct

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Image ComicsPress ReleaseTokyopop

Press Release The Eisner-nominated major debut by cartoonist Brandon Graham, KING CITY, finally continues in an ongoing series presented in the deluxe, oversized format courtesy of TOKYOPOP and Image Comics! “Continuing KING CITY has been a long time coming and I’m thrilled that TOKYOPOP and Image Comics are bringing it back in the best way possible,” Graham said. “We’re doing it as thirty-two page monthly issues, the first six issues remastering the original series along with as much cool new work as I can fit, in a format akin to Image’s VIKING. Starting with issue 7, the series will consist

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Zenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment has announced the third and final mini-series of its Wonderland series, “Escape from Wonderland” will arrive in July.  The seven-issue mini-series follows the grown up Alice and her daughter Calie as they attempt to put a stop to evil from escaping Wonderland and infecting their world. “We have such a supportive and passionate fan base who have given the series a chance and have responded extremely well to it so we’re more than excited about this final installment and bringing the story full circle.  But love it or hate it, one thing is true, our version of Wonderland

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Action Figurescomic conventionDark Horse ComicsDomosan diegoToys

This year at the San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is giving attendees a chance to snatch up an exclusive Domo “Qee” transparent variant.  The only place to get your hands on the NHK television mascot is to attend the convention (or just wait until it appears on eBay the week after). The Domo Qee program, to be launched nationwide in August, is Dark Horse’s first try at the popular “blind box” or “mystery box” format. Individual figures are packed in small boxes; the only way to know which particular figure is inside a particular box is to purchase and

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Zenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment sent word that the company and No Quarter Entertainment have canceled the planned No Quarter pirate-themed comic book scheduled for June 2009. The venture was anticipated by Zenescope fans, especially those hungry for a pirate series.  “We feel bad that we let our fans down a bit after promoting the release and getting some great feedback but unfortunately sometimes the unexpected occurs.” said Zenescope Executive VP, Ralph Tedesco “We do wish No Quarter Entertainment luck with their future endeavors and hopefully the book will be published at some point, even if it’s not under the Zenescope label.” The

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PiratesZenescope Entertainment

Former Philadelphia 76ers President Pat Croce knows a lot about pirates and their history. He founded the Pirate Soul Museum in 2005, and now he is teaming with Zenescope Entertainment to bring No Quarter pirate comic to print. NO QUARTER is a “hardcore and gritty pirate series unlike anything seen before.” says Zenescope VP Ralph Tedesco.  The story follows Charlie Drake, a young man who finds that his bloodline is anything but ordinary then sets out to find a new life and in the process becomes a legend. Zenescope has announced a preview issue of No Quarter will be available

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CyberforceHunter-KillerPreviewTop Cow

This summer, Top Cow Productions will launch a huge limited crossover series featuring the cybernetic killers of Cyberforce, and the Ultra Sapiens of Hunter-Killers.  While the storyline is being kept a secret, we do know Mark Waid will be writing with Kenneth Rocafort providing all the art. “I can’t wait to work with Kenneth again,” said Waid in a prepared statement. “He blew my mind when I first saw his Hunter-Killer pages during the first run. To be brutally honest, it’s rare that I see a new artist whose work doesn’t feel redundant or a clone of something else already

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Simon & SchusterSmall Press

Simon & Schuster have acquired the world rights to Amelia Rules. Centered around the happenings of ten-year-old spitfire Amelia Louise McBride, the Amelia Rules! series captures the true essence of being an adolescent girl in America today, as Amelia adjusts to life in “small town America” after her parent’s divorce as she is forced to leave NYC. “Jimmy is a true creative genius, and AMELIA RULES! has that rare combination of mass appeal and literary substance that every publisher dreams about. We are thrilled for Jimmy to be joining the S&S list, as we work to expand our list with

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DCLegion of Super Heroes

DC has announced that the current run of the Legion of Super-Heroes will come to an end with issue #50. “We’re going to bring a close to the Legion of Super-Heroes now,” said DC Senior VP and Executive Editor Dan DiDio. “There’s a lot going on with the characters. I thought that [writer] Jim [Shooter] and [artist] Francis [Manapul] have done a terrific job with the series, and ’50’ seemed like a really nice number to bring this series to a conclusion.” According to Dan DiDio, the Legion won’t be going away – especially after the events of Legion of

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comic conventionDiamond Comic Distributors

While there were some interesting tid-bits of news that floated out of the Diamond/ Alliance Retailer Summits last week in Las Vegas, the biggest and best news was announced yesterday as the company stated it had raised $20,000 to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, The HERO Initiative and ProLiteracy. “Our retailers really opened their wallets and checkbooks to support these worthwhile charities. It was great to see such generosity by our west coast retailers and we expect to see the same from our retailers attending the Ft. Wayne Retailer Summit in October.” said Dan Manser, VP of Marketing

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DCHouse Of MysteryReprintVertigo

Vertigo has annouced that both Young Liars #1 and House of Mystery #1 have sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to go back to press.  But instead of two reprints, Vertigo is combinging both issues into a 48-page flip book featuring the complete issues.  Best of all, Vertigo is keeping the price point at $2.99.  Smart move Vertigo! “We’re thrilled to see that two of our new monthly series are in such demand,” says Karen Berger, Senior VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo. “Now you can get the first issue of two Vertigo staples for the price of

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Zenescope Entertainment

Zenescope Entertainment has announced J. Scott Campbell has done the cover for the company’s upcoming Beyond Wonderland #1 issue that arrives at the end of the month.  David Finch does the other variant cover that will be shipping 50/50 to stores.  I wonder if that means if my LCS only orders two of these issues, if they’ll get one of each… Complete covers (and more boobies) after the jump.

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The DarknessTop CowWitchblade

Top Cow Entertainment has announced the Broken Trinity website is now live at topcow.com/brokentrinity. The site is to support the three part story coming from the company this summer, that features Top Cow’s Trinity of The Darkness, The Angelus, and The Witchblade. “Broken Trinity is going to establish a new status quo in the Top Cow Universe,” said Top Cow VP of Sales and Marketing Mel Caylo. “This site will help fans and new readers alike prepare themselves for the events that will see at least one major character die, a new artifact discovered, and a few other surprises that

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