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Marvel Comics has sent us the solicitation text and cover images for titles shipping November 2006. Which titles will you get? Post your want list in the comments section. ULTIMATE MARVEL – THE GOLD STANDARD ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #36 Written by MIKE CAREY Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY “GOD WAR” Stranded in another dimension, the F.F. find themselves hunted by the warriors from the dread world of Acheron…and its ruler, Thanos, won’t rest until he possesses the one weapon which will give him dominion over the entire cosmos—the mind of young Reed Richards! It’s an ultimate shocker! Part 4…

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Image Comics has released the cover images and solicitation text for items shipping in November 2006. DRAIN #1 story C.B. CEBULSKI art & cover SANA TAKEDA variant cover DAVID FINCH 32 PAGES – FC NOVEMBER 15 $2.99 “DECADES” Her clan destroyed, her family murdered by vampires, Chinatsu, a once-proud female ninja, had nothing left to live for… save revenge. In this centuries-spanning tale of bloodlust and betrayal, Chinatsu, now a vampire herself, tracks the dark lord that turned her all those long years ago. Immortality has only made her need for vengeance stronger as she follows him across the globe,…

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Diamond Comics Distributors has released the Market Share for products shipped in July, 2006. Publisher Comics, Mgzns. & Graphic Novels dollar share Comics, Mgzns. & Graphic Novels unit share MARVEL COMICS 40.42% 44.30% DC COMICS 33.94% 35.94% IMAGE COMICS 3.94% 2.95% DARK HORSE COMICS 3.83% 3.74% TOKYOPOP 1.98% 0.80% VIZ LLC 1.70% 0.77% IDW PUBLISHING 1.60% 1.59% WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 1.60% 0.96% AVATAR PRESS INC 0.97% 0.86% DYNAMIC FORCES 0.75% 1.86% FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.67% 0.28% GEMSTONE PUBLISHING 0.63% 0.28% DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION 0.56% 0.16% RANDOM HOUSE 0.54% 0.15% DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING 0.48% 0.63% BONGO COMICS 0.36% 0.36% ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.36%…

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Set your TiVo for the Cartoon Network on October 28 to catch the Hellboy animated movie, Sword of Storms. Comics Continuum has a couple of quotes from supervising producer Tad Stones and Mike Mignola who say the movie shouldn’t be edit for television, but regardless the DVD release will be unedited. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola noted that the animated universe stands on its own from the comic books or the live-action film. “It’s not radically different,” Mignola said. “It’s recognizable, but it’s a little different, which I kind of like. It’s nice to keep them different.” via Comic Continuum (link)

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Source: Silent Devil Good-girl artist, Joe Pekar, brings his unique art style to Silent Devil Productions, with the debut of ‘Brandi Bare’. ‘Brandi Bare’ is a whimsical story that follows Brandi’s freshman year away from home and into the world of the college campus. Joe teams with longtime writing partner Jeff Outlaw to bring Brandi and her friends out of the dark and into the dorm.

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Actress Melissa George posted on her website information about her involvement in the upcoming 30 Days of Night movie. George will play Stella Olemaun, the wife of town’s sheriff Eben Olemaun (played by Josh Hartnett). 30 Days of Night tells the tale of vampires who flock to small town in Alaska, where they can enjoy 30 days of uninterrupted night so they may enjoy their feeding non-stop. The movie is being adapted from the Steve Niles comic, and is being produced by Sam Raimi. Brian Nelson and Stuart Beattie have penned the screenplay, and David Slade will direct. Shooting is…

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As we reported previously, NBC is doing some very different things to promote their new Fall line up. Heroes being somewhat comic related is one such show. Now you can see it for free on iTunes beginning September 1, 2006. (press release) NBC’s marketing in the digital arena takes a new turn as the network expands its corporate partnerships with National CineMedia, Nissan and Apple’s iTunes to cross-promote its new Fall drama “Heroes” by finding new ways to incorporate the products into scripts organically and offering consumers the chance to be the first to see the series.

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The second biggest movie of the year, X-Men III:  The Last Stand, will arrive on DVD on October 3, 2006 to kick off fourth quarter DVD sales. “It’s a big enough title that we believe it will perform from street date all the way through Christmas, and we’ve got a campaign behind it to ensure that it does,” 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment senior vp marketing communications Steve Feldstein said. This disc will include the feature film, but is loaded with extras – the biggest being the inclusion of three alternate endings.  Additionally, the single-disc will include commentary from director…

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Just checked out the iTunes TV Show directory, and the pilot episode of Aquaman is sitting proudly at number one.  The Warner show was cancelled when the CW network decided not to include it in their new network lineup.  You can purchase the show for a mere $1.99, and at the rate the show has been selling, Warner Bros. will easily recoup the money spent on the pilot, and A.C. will remain at the top of the charts. iTunes (link)

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— By Stephen Schleicher Paul Dini joins the Detective Comics roster of writers with his debut in The Beautiful People. Reading this tale of The Dark Knight, you immediately understand that Dini knows this character both in costume and out. Almost like he’s written Batman before. Spoilers ahead…

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Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for July 19, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated July 25, 2006

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Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has created the poster artwork for the Guillermo Del Toro film Pan’s Labyrinth. These were given out at the San Diego convention, but visitors of Del Toro’s site might be able to score one in the near future. Via Del Toro Films (link)

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It was announced both on G4 Comic Con Live show and by Michael Bay that Optimus Prime’s voice for the upcoming Transformers movie has been cast. Fans will be happy to know that Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime during the 80s cartoon, will be reprising his role for the feature flick. Mum was the word when producers were questioned on the voice of Megatron, but if Cullen is a clue, we may get Frank Welker back as well. Word on the street is Welker has sent in an audition tape for the role of Megatron. In the animated series…

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The official Hellboy Animated Series website has launched. The desitination is the offical site for the animated series, which will debut on the Cartoon Network and DVD in February. Currently the site has wallpaper and buddy icon images for download as well as a brief synopsis on each of the two animated movies (Blood and Iron, and Sword of Storms). Looks like the main characters will be Hellboy (naturally), Abe Sapien, and Liz Sherman. The art style and preview trailer they have on the site look really good and the storylines should be well received. If there is a downside…

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