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Here are some of the more interesting pieces of news from the last seven days. This upcoming week is set to be a busy one, with the new television season in full swing, Phasekitty taking a look at multiple adaptations that are in theaters, and we’ll be holding our first contest mid-week!

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Posted on October 6th, 2008 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Free Online Comic Book

Have you been enjoying HBO and Alan Ball’s take on vampire lore in “True Blood”?  Than you might be interested in the 40 page prequel comic book that they have released online, “True Blood: The Great Revelation”.

The issue focuses on a centuries-old vampire who is reflecting about what it has been like to be a vampire and what the development of synthetic blood (aka Tru Blood) means to his kind. He journeys to Japan to see where the product is developed and to decide whether he wants to support vampires “coming out of the coffin” or not.

You can check out a few preview pages below and read the whole issue here. The comic features art by Jason Badower, and was written by David Wohl, from a story by Brian Cain and Gregg Hale.

And don’t forget, an all new episode of “True Blood” airs tonight at 9pm on HBO.

Posted on October 5th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (3)
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Spiderman Meets Stephen Colbert

While Stephen Colbert might be one of the funniest men on TV in our world, in the Marvel Comics Universe Colbert is running for president.  But before he can make it to the election, he’ll have to team up with the amazing Spider-Man… to save the world? Face off with Venom? The Green Goblin?

Okay, so we have no idea what Colbert and Spider-Man will be teaming up for, but we know when and where it will be, October 15th in “The Amazing Spider-Man #573”. The special 8 page story is by Mark Waid and Pat Olliffe.

What does this mean for Colbert’s bid for the Presidency in the Marvel Universe? We’ll have to read and find out!

Posted on October 2nd, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Today, “Supergirl” #34 hits the stands. The issue is a great jumping on point for new readers as DC Comics takes the girl of steel in a new direction and ties her firmly into the Superman titles.  The issue was written by Sterling Gates, with pencils by Jamal Igle and inking by Keith Champagne.  Check out these three preview images that DC released for the new issue.

Posted on October 1st, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Marvel Comics ThorSadly, Matthew Vaughn is off another Marvel comics film adaptation (the first of which was “X3”). Variety broke the news last night that Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) is close to a deal with Marvel to direct the comic book Norse God’s first feature film.

Branagh, a director and actor, would be directing from a script by Mark Protosevich, which early reviews have praised as being the best comic book turned film script ever written. In Protosevich’s “Thor”, we follow a “disabled medical student Donald Blake, who has an alter ego as the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor.” Rumor has it that the film would be a fantasy epic, rather than a stright superhero film (like Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” films this past summer).

While no actor has been attached to portray Thor, there have been rumors for months that Kevin McKidd (Journeyman, Rome) would be picking up the hammer. The film is expected to be released on June 4, 2010, which is a little over a month after “Iron Man 2” is supposed to hit theaters.

Posted on September 29th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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War Heroes Comic Book

Since “Watched” hit theaters early this past summer and made some nice coin, studios and producers have been fighting to get other Mark Millar created comic properties. His series “Kick-Ass” is currently in production for Marv Films and Plan B. Entertainment, with Matthew Vaughn directing and Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse starring.  Rumors have been swirling that Millar is developing a “Wanted” sequel and that he might be in the running to write a new Superman film trilogy.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sony and Michael De Luca (producer of “21”) will be bringing Mark Millar’s “War Heroes” to theaters. The series “centers on a U.S. military experimental program developed in light of dwindling enlistments and the expanding war on terrorism that gives ordinary soldiers superpowers. When a rogue group of the supersoldiers breaks off to form a criminal enterprise, one hero rises from their ranks to prevent catastrophic results.” The series was orignally pitched to Marvel Comics as the “Ultimates 3”, before turning into its own thing.  There is no word on whether Millar will be writing the script to the comic adaptation, or just producing with Tony Harris, the series’ artist.

Posted on September 28th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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DC Comics\' Trinity 17

“Trinity #17”, from DC Comics, is written by Kurt Busiek with art from Mark Bagley. DC Comics’ official description for the issue: “Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman lead the heroes of the DCU against the machinations of their malevolent counterparts, resulting in a cataclysmic event that will change the world – but not like anyone involved expects. Plus, Hawkman and Gangbuster make their move to rescue Tarot, and Konvikt breaks loose.”

Check out these three preview pages released by DC Comics:

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Also coming out today is “Captain America #42” from Marvel comics.

Posted on September 24th, 2008 by admin | Leave a Comment
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