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Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedHellboyMike MignolaReview

Mike Mignola has created a little empire around his Hellboy story continuity, and well-deserved, I would say. It really highlights the strengths of having a single writer/creator on the tiller for the whole run and the ability to keep a consistent vision. Occasionally, Mignola does allow others to play in his sandbox. Here he teams with occasional collaborator John Arcudi on the latter’s idea for a story set on the battlefields of WWII Europe. Is it a good, spooky story, or does it just further blur the line between Hellboy and Atomic Robo? Find out after the jump.

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Boom StudiosFeaturedReview

What happens when seven people are picked to live in a loft and have their lives taped for the world to see? If you’re hoping 7 Psychopaths is going to answer that for you, then you’ve got the wrong website. 7 Psychopaths isn’t your father’s MTV, but it just might be your grand-father’s World War II adventure movie.

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There have been numerous artists who are mashing up historical images with a superhero flair.  Agan Harahap is one of those artists, as he’s taken famous photographs from World War II and inserted some good guys, and at least one bad guy, into the mix to make for a very interesting take on history. He gives the order of the Day : ‘Full victory-nothing else !’ to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe. Greenham Common Airfield in England about on June 5, 1944

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Press ReleaseRadical Publishing

Press Release Radical Publishing is proud and excited to announce the October 2009 debut of its newest miniseries FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency written by popular comic writer David Hine (Civil War: X-Men, Spider-Man Noir).

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Archie ComicsIDW PublishingTrade Paperback

There was a low rumble last week when those that scurry the Intardwebz discovered someone from Archie Comics sitting on the IDW Publishing panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The cat is now out of the bag, and those that though IDW was buying Archie just lost a bet, as IDW announces Deluxe Editions of Archie Comics. Press release after the jump!

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Captain AmericaMarvelPress Release

New York, NY (June 15, 2009) –It was the shot heard ‘round the world. Following the most shocking and controversial event in comic book history – the assassination of Captain America in the pages of Captain America #25 – neither the heroes of the Marvel Universe nor the rest of the world have quite come to grips with this most traumatic of losses. From the moment he was taken from us until today, one fact has proven to be true: the world still needs Captain America. And now, the time has come! At long last, the legend, the hero, is

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IDW PublishingJM DeMatteisReview

He will save everyone of us, even if it kills him Savior 28 is J.M. DeMatteis’ look at the superhero, who realizes everything isn’t about the fighty fighty and the stabby stabby, but rather an attempt to put an end to the violence and bring the world together with a great big hug.  For the titular character it took a lifetime to discover that which is most needed is a loving heart, and for those left behind it may just take another lifetime to figure out how he came to that conclusion.

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Free Comic Book DayTh3rd World Studios

Mike Raicht, writer of the current Army of Darkness series, has a new book coming out from Th3rd World Studios called The Stuff of Legend, that sounds really good. The Story was created and penned by Mike Raicht (Army of Darkness) and Brian Smith, with pencils by newcomer Charles Paul Wilson III. Set during the height of World War II in 1944, The Stuff of Legend follows a group of toys on a grand and sometimes frightening adventure into a realm called The Dark to save their master from every child’s worst nightmare — The Boogeyman. The best part is,

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Dynamite EntertainmentGarth EnnisReview

Garth Ennis’ Battlefields is not your typical comic book series.  It’s not a glorification of war or violence, and it certainly isn’t meant to depict that time period as the Good Ol’ Days.  Instead, Battlefields: Dear Billy #3 demonstrates the impact war has on the individual and how they deal with it.

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AnimationcartoonPress ReleaseStar WarsTelevision

After spanning the galaxy, the conflict comes home in “Innocents of Ryloth,” an all-new episode of the hit animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 6, on Cartoon Network. The second in a three-part saga chronicling the liberation of a Separatist-held planet, “Innocents of Ryloth” looks at the civilians caught in the crossfire of the sweeping galactic conflict. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and his clones are sent to the surface to sabotage a powerful Separatist weapon, they encounter heavy resistance from the droid army – but they also come face to face with the

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Dynamite EntertainmentGarth EnnisReview

War is hell Regardless of the heroic tales one hears from those that fought in World War II, the horrors of war are probably greater than anything you’ve seen on the screen, or read in a book.  Garth Ennis continues his Battlefields series with Dynamite Entertainment’s Battlefields: Dear Billy, that follows a nurse fighting her own battle against the enemy.

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Alex RossDynamite EntertainmentProject SuperpowersReview

Project Superpowers Spins Off Female Heroine There’s something about golden age heroes and the time period in which their stories are set.  I think it has something to do with the atomic bomb. Prior to the advent of the nuclear age, the world was still full of mystery, unexplored worlds, and magic.  Times were simpler, with readers happy with their mystery men with tales set in far away worlds.  Following the end of World War II those mystery men began to disappear into annals of history – fortunately the threat of the Nazi menace and the rising red menace gave

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Captain AmericaMarvelMovies

I’m sure it has been on your mind ever since Marvel announced the release date for Captain America, “Who is going to direct this masterpiece?”  Your question has been answered via the trades, as The Hollywood Reporter has Joe Johnston taking on the First Avenger. Who is Joe Johnston?  This is the guy who directed The Rocketeer, which has a huge fan following.  Since First Avenger: Captain America is set during World War II, he should be perfect to guide the production. “Captain America” will be a World War II-set movie, and the character will appear in the modern day-set

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AnimationcartoonPress ReleaseStar WarsTelevision

Writer Steve Melching adores the thrill of a space battle and the majesty of a lightsaber duel, but he knows that behind the best Star Wars tales are stories that resonate with great moments and amazing characters. The Emmy Award-nominated writer of such animated favorites as The Batman and X-Men has penned eight episodes of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, was credited as one of the writers of the animated film of the same name, and has written more than 4,000 lines of dialogue for the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels” game for the Wii, which will be

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