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‘Really Clever Time Travel Stuff’ – Fred Van Lente Talks Ivar, Timewalker From Valiant Plus 8 Page Preview

Valiant 2.0 is coming, also known as “Valiant Next”. It’s a major development for the relatively young company, in their new incarnation only 2 1/2 years old. Their strategies for what books to bring out when have been carefully planned, …

Lifetime Passes For Long Beach Comic Con Kick Off Digital Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals

In advance of Cyber Monday, Long Beach Comic Expo will make fifty Lifetime Passes available. Which, as the name suggests, will last a lifetime! Get them for your newborn children and bankrupt the place. Next year’s Long Beach Comics Expo …

Blacker Friday For Some Comic Stores This Week?

It looks like it may be a ”Very Black Friday” for Midwest and Northeast comic stores, who get their comic book deliveries from Diamond Comic Distributors’ warehouses in Plattsburgh. Comics that were supposed to be shipped on Friday to northeast stores …

Ch-Ch-Changes – More Movement From DC Comics Solicitations Through October And November

Bleeding Cool likes to try and collate the changes between solicitation and publication from the Big Two. On the basis that someone probably should. But a few always slip through the gap. So in addition to these collections of solicitation …

New Darkwing Duck Comic As Controversy Kicks Up A Notch

At the weekend, Bleeding Cool ran a post detailing the wishes of writer Ian Brill and editor Christopher Burns for their names to be taken off the upcoming Darkwing Duck Collection for Joe Books, as the solicitations stated that the …

Buy A… Clue, Part Two: Reality Check – Michael Davis, From The Edge

Michael Davis is an artist, writer, mentor, and entertainment executive. He writes, If you haven’t read Part One, please do that before reading this. As mentioned last week, Bad Boy Studios, my mentor program, has produced scores of ready-for-primetime playas. …

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Six More Black Friday Sales From Comic Stores

We ran a big batch of Black Friday sales yesterday. Well, don’t you know it, more stores want to let you know about their sales as well! Tate’s Comics, Toys, Videos And More, 4566 N University Dr Lauderhill, Florida +1 954-748-0181 …

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Ten More DC Comics Convergence Titles… With Len Wein On Swamp Thing, Tim Truman On Hawkman, And Marv Wolfman On New Teen Titans

Courtesy of  IGN and The Nerdist, who DC’s PR department has shone favour upon, the third lot of ten two-parter stories coming as part of DC’s Convergence event. And some that should prove familiar to those who have been reading Bleeding Cool’s coverage …

Bill Purcell Vs. The Comic Book Internet Over Ferguson

Bill Purcell is a volunteer at Comic Con: International, working on the committee for San Diego Comic Con. And so it starts. Last Vol meeting before the start of #SDCC http://t.co/sLpXtNWi — Bill in San diego (@BillntwrkBill) July 8, 2012 …

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5 Exclusive Extended Previews For Dynamite Titles In Stores This Week

Dynamite is having a big week in comic shops and we have five exclusive extended previews for you to help you decide what you want to pick up. Justice, Inc. #4 Michael Uslan (w) Giovanni Timpano (a) Alex Ross, Francesco …

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Figment Hardcover Delayed Not Cancelled

Peter S. Svensson still writes for Bleeding Cool. Retailers may have noticed that the upcoming Figment Hardcover, collecting the acclaimed multiple-printing miniseries by writer Jim Zub and artist Filipe Andrade, which had been set for a December release, was listed …

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Greg Land Covers Star Wars #1

Folks are greatly anticipating Marvel’s new Star Wars #1. Dynamic Forces is doing so as well and have commissioned an exclusive cover by Greg Land as well as remarked sketch covers they are selling from Ken Haeser and Chris Caniano. …

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Exclusive First Look Inside The Phantom From Dynamite

Dynamite is doing a big crossover event featuring five characters from King Features Syndicate: Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim, Prince Valiant, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. Each character will get a five-issue miniseries before its all pulled together into one …

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles From Scarlet Spiders To Gotham By Midnight, ODYC And More!

By Randy Young and Chris Hunter Bleeding Cool welcomes the return of Talking Comics, from Excalibur Comics, Cards, and Games in Shreveport, Louisiana, to discuss this week’s upcoming books, speculating about where they are headed, and discuss their favorite storylines. …

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Legends Of The Dark Knight – The Inspirational Impact Of Batman

There is a new documentary that focuses on Batman. But not the origin or the history but rather Batman as an inspiration to achieve more in your life. To strive past obstacles and become something great. Legends of the Dark …

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Pop Culture Hounding Judge Dredd’s John Wagner And Carlos Ezquerra

By Chris Thompson After my last discussion with Jeff Smith as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra at …

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Noe, The Savage Boy: An Irish Tale Of Barbary Pirates

By Patrick McAleer Noe, The Savage Boy is a wonderful piece of historical fiction from the small press Irish publisher Atomic Diner. Using the almost forgotten story of the sacking of the small Irish town of Baltimore by Islamic pirates …

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Thor’s Comic Review Column – Axe Cop #1, Intersect #1, Punk Rock And Trailer Parks

This Week’s Reviews: Axe Cop #1 Intersect #1 Punk Rock and Trailer Parks TPB Axe Cop #1 (Dark Horse Comics) By Bart Bishop I feel like I’m behind the curve on this whole Axe Cop thing, so luckily Dark Horse …

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HBO Makes It Official With McAdams, Kitsch and Reilly

HBO has officially announced the casting of Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly to be in the second season of True Detective. They join the already confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. The show has already begun filming. The …

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Kathryn Leigh Scott To Appear On Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD

This is an interesting story for a unique source – a Dark Shadows fan site – that has information about Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The report says that actress Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Maggie Evans on Dark Shadows, has …

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Fox Casts Oscar Isaac To Play Apocalyse

Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has signed on to play Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse. The film will be based on a Simon Kinberg script and directed by Bryan Singer. It’s set in the 1980s …

Batman Vs Darth Vader – The Latest Super Power Beat Down

The latest Super Power Beat Down just went live and it’s Batman vs Darth Vader. This is a very cool fan film and just kind of makes you wonder about what these two universes crossed over would be like… not …

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Exec Producer Daniel Cerone Says: “Constantine Will Survive”

Constantine executive producer Daniel Cerone took to twitter to set the record straight and rally the troops to get Constantine a second season. He is adamant that the show has not been cancelled (which it hasn’t) and that they will …

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The SML Podcast – Discussing Game Launches And Server Issues

By Joe Cammisa     Monday night is here and it’s time for The SML Podcast Episode 93: Not Found. SML Server Offline., here on Bleeding Cool! I’d give you a description for the podcast this week, but we had …

Save A Red Shirt

By Louise Oddball The Red Shirt Diaries tells the continuing adventures of a young Security Ensign on one of the most famous intergalactic space-faring vessels ever.   There are extended cameos by a randy star ship captain, his cranky homespun medical …

Downton Abbey: The Stark Ascendency From Garry Whittla

Gary Whittla is a former games journalist-turned-Hollywood screenwriter who wrote The Book Of Eli, After Earth and one of the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movies. But he still knows how to have a laugh. If I get enough RTs I’ll …

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Learning More About Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, Starring Hugh Jackman

Courtesy of Gentle Giant, we get some new information about Neill Blomkamp‘s upcoming movie, CHAPPiE. In the midst of rising crime and losses among the Royal South African Police, TetraVaal has introduced the successful SCOUT program to combat the deadly criminal …

Michelle MacLaren To Direct Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman

Hollywood Reporter has it down. Michelle MacLaren will be directing the Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot, and will be working with the current writers to finish the screenplay. Producers include Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder. MacLaren is best known for her TV …

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Harry Potter Prequel Script, Fantastic Beasts, Is Done

According to producer David Heyman, the script for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is complete. The script of course was being written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowlings. Heyman told the paper at the premier of Paddington: “Jo …

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First Images Of Hugh Jackman As Blackbeard In Pan

Warner Bros new take on the Peter Pan story is more of an origin of Peter (Levi Miller) and instead of being chased by Captain Hook, the villain is Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) who has his own flying pirate ship. Garrett …

Batman: Arkham Knight Video – Ace Chemicals Infiltration Released

The new Batman: Akrham Knight game has had this video released showing what they call Ace Chemicals Infiltration Part I. Rocksteady has released this video to show some of the new game play including the “fear takedown” and use of …

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer To Debut Friday In Select Theaters

We have confirmation that this Friday, the world premiere of Star Wars Episode VII trailer will be revealed at select North America theaters. This comes from Regal theaters who will be running in Nov 28 – Nov 30 in front of all …

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More On Who Christoph Waltz Is Playing In Bond 24

The word coming from the Daily Mail is that Christoph Waltz will be the villain in Bond 24 and he will in fact be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The Daily Mail said about the casting: Waltz’s involvement in the new film …

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Warren Ellis Talks Global Frequency TV – With More TV To Come. Is It All Geoff Johns’ Fault?

Warren Ellis has written in his newsletter (sign up here) a few details regarding the new adaptation of Global Frequency into a TV series. My graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is set to be adapted for television again. DC Entertainment bought …

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Constantine Halted At 13 Episodes But Not Cancelled

On Friday the cast and crew of NBC’s Constantine were told that the production will be stopped after the initial 13 episode order that it received. But the series is not cancelled and is in strong contention for a second …

NFL Fans Will Get The First Look At The Jurassic World Trailer

If you are watching the NFL on NBC this Thanksgiving, you are going to get to see the trailer for Jurassic World. That is when and where the trailer will make its debut. Of course they released a teaser for …