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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you getting? Sound off in the commens below!

Here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Newsarama – Chris Pratt’s Cowboy Ninja Viking Gets Release Date – That’s some big competition.

The Outhouse – Karl Urban Confirms is in Talks for Judge Dredd: Mega City One! – Please! Pretty please!


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The Beat – Uncomfortably Happy

This Christmas, He is the Law in December’s Comic Block!

Comic Block is using their mutant powers to pull out all the stops for Comic Block’s December release!

Hitting hard and fast is a new Dredd series from the genius creators at IDW Publishing – and they’ve got the exclusive variant of the first issue. This issue is a guaranteed collector’s item since it’s a limited-run masterpiece that all Dredd fans will want. They can’t show the cover yet, but subscribers will have a lot to look forward to when they open their Comic Blocks this holiday season.

The holidays can leave one shell shocked – which is to be expected when you’re dealing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The folks at Comic Block have been fans of the heroes in the half shell since their early days, which is why they’re so freaking excited to finally be including them in Comic Block. This is a whole new story arc featuring some very interesting guest characters.

There’s plenty of other great surprises in this month’s Comic Block, so if you haven’t subscribed yet… what are you waiting for? In fact, Comic Block makes a great, inexpensive gift for comic fans of all ages, so go ahead and pick a few up for your closest allies.

And remember: books that appear in Comic Block are always highly sought-after on the secondary market. You might even want a second subscription for yourself!

Comic Block Judge Dredd

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I get to spend the day trying to figure out what’s going on with the Captain America 2 filming around the corner from my office, how about you?

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Bleeding Cool – Karl Urban Says A Dredd Sequel Is “Not Off The Agenda” It’d be cool if it happened.

MTV Geek – Top 10 Best ‘Star Trek’ Comics You Need To ReadNo idea if this is a good list, for those interested…

Bleeding Cool – The Ridiculous Legal Challenges Against Jupiter’s Legacy Geek fans battle in 3…2…1…


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Comic Vine – Doomsday.1 #1

CBR – Dream Thief #1

Comic Vine – Fatale #14

Comic Vine – Gambit #12

Comic Vine – Nova #4

Comic Vine – Red Hood and the Outlaws #20

Comic Vine – Regular Show #1

ICv2 – Resident Alien Vol. 1: Welcome to Earth TP

Comic Vine – Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ninth Assassin #2

MTV Geek – Strange Attractors

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23

Comic Vine – X-Factor #256

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It’s new comic book day! What are people excited for this week? Is there something you’re really looking forward to? Anything you think will be all hype and little substance?

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Ottawa Business Journal – Comic relief: Ottawa entrepreneurs raise $1M to search for superheros Interesting read.

MTV Geek – Producer: ‘Dredd 2’ Officially Dead, Could Live On As A Short Hrm. I vote Kickstarter project!

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The Beat – Action Comics, the Grant Morrison Edition

Comics Alliance – Guardians of the Galaxy #1

ICv2 – Muse

Dredd 3D Plummets

If you thought the opening weekend for Dredd 3D was a bad sign, then it’s second isn’t any better. The movie dropped out of the weekend top ten in it’s second week, earning just $2.28 million. So far Dredd has earned $10.865 million in North America.  In it’s second week that’s a drop of 63.7% and gained 51 theaters from it’s opening weekend.

The movie has earned $20,965,000 worldwide. The majority in the United States, interesting since the movie is a British property.

The movie cost $50 million and will have to hope for some amazing aftermarket numbers to make it’s budget back. With a positive word of mouth and good reviews, one wonders why this film didn’t click.

Dredd Debut Trailer

Director: Pete Travis
Release: 9/21/2012
Studio: Lionsgate
Website: http://dreddthemovie.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dreddthemovie
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LionsgateMovies

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge — a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

2012 Comic Book Movie Crop Could Be the Best Yet?

2011 was a mixed bag as far as movies based off of comic book properties.  Half were utterly dreadful and the other have only good.  None were great to me.  2012 brings a few movies that might turn in around.  While a couple I can call out as being garbage before they hit the screen there’s at least two latest entries in excellent franchises and one that continues one of the most audacious movie plans in history.

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance – 2/17/12

As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

The first movie was dreadful, I wonder how this one was even made.  The trailer looks like this could be a schlock movie, fun for how bad it is.  Early word is it’s as bad as I imagine.  Can Ghost Rider be done right on the big screen?  How can we get it out of Nic Cage’s hands and into someone who has a clue?  Where’s the petition for that!?  This already is on my radar as being the worst comic book movie of the year and might be up there of all time.

Bullet to the Head – 4/13/12

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Based on a comic book by Matz published by Dynamite, I really need to track this one down.  Matz is one of my favorite writers and hopefully this movie will get more of his work adapted.  It’s a Sly Stallone adrenaline movie, so lots of guns, explosions and pithy one liners.  I’ll be there opening night with popcorn in hand.

The Avengers – 5/4/12

Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.

This is all the marbles for Marvel and the audacious plan I was referring to.  Creating one giant universe threaded together by various movie franchises hasn’t ever been done at this level.  Bringing together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more, this movie will either be huge or a huge mistake.  The trailers look amazing, and it’d be my top anticipated movie of the year if it wasn’t for the third movie of another franchise.

MIB 3 (in 3-D) – 5/25/12

Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Bet you didn’t know this was a comic book before a cartoon or movie.  Will Smith needs this to be big.  The man isn’t quite the draw he used to be.  The first trailer is out and it looks funny, but the second movie was meh and when it comes to time travel stories, they tend to be hit or miss.  There’s a good chance though, even if panned by critics, the film will do well with audiences.  I’m just hoping for decent 3-D.

The Amazing Spider-Man – 7/3/12

Teenager Peter Parker grapples with both human problems and amazing super-human crises.

A pretty gutsy reboot in a franchise that’s not too old.  But that third movie left a bad taste in my mouth.  Andrew Garfield seems to be the real deal of a fan boy playing a comic hero and the movie really sits on his shoulders.  The leaked images of the Lizard, the main adversary, gets me nervous and the first teaser trailer makes the movie out to be emo-Spider-Man.  Still, the 3-D has potential to be the best of the year with all of the swinging.  Or the biggest potential of giving the audience motion sickness.  Out of the big three movies, this is the one I’m most nervous about.

The Dark Knight Rises – 7/20/12

Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes.

Really the only question is how huge the movie will be.  I’m expecting it to break the midnight screening record, opening weekend and possibly highest grossing movie ever.  The anticipation is high and this is the movie for everyone to beat, no matter the genre.  The prelude and trailers have all left my jaw on the floor.  Hopefully the entire movie holds up to their quality.

Dredd – 9/21/12

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Another reboot, this take on the iconic character can’t be as bad as the Sly Stallone stinker.  Out of all of the films, it has the potential to be the underdog hit.  It won’t make Avengers, Batman and Spidey money, but there’s a chance it might be the cult film of the year and kick ass in DVD and Blu-Ray sales.  Hopefully it’s good enough to get us a new franchise to look forward to.