Amazing Spider-Man #573 hits stores today and features the final chapter of “New Ways To Die”, along with a special 8 page story with Stephen Colbert.

Marvel’s official description: Some jobs a man just has to do with his own two hands! For the first time in a loooong time, it’s the one, true Green Goblin versus the Amazing Spider-Man! And whoever walks away from this one still has to face… Harry Osborn?! Just what is HARRY up to?! Plus: ANTI-VENOM goes toe-to-toe with a classic villain from Spidey’s past! This one’s got it all (including more pages!), Spider-Fans, and when it’s over, your eyes are gonna need a vacation!

Click to enlarge these three preview images from Amazing Spider-Man #573.

Today, “Action Comics #870” hit stands, and brought with it tragedy for the Man of Steel.  The issue featured the 5th and final part of the current Brainiac story arc.

DC Comics’ official description of the issue: “Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is now determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he’s left in his wake. But Brainiac’s ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise guest-stars lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac’s ship, there’s one life even the Man of Steel can’t save.”

Click these panels from the new issue to enlarge:

Posted on October 8th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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My Hollywood Dream, Entertainment News

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!

Film News

TV News

Comics

Books

Reviews

Trailers

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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