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The weekend is almost here, and I’m heading to the Small Press Expo!

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Spinoff Online – ‘Venom’ Director Explains His Vision For the ‘Spider-Man’ Spinoff – Anyone want to see this?


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Talking Comics – Archer & Armstrong #24

Talking Comics – Batman: Futures End #1

CBR – Copperhead #1

Talking Comics – Copperhead #1

Comic Vine – Copperhead #1

Talking Comics – Death of Wolverine #2

Comic Vine – Hawkeye #20

CBR – Superman Unchained #8

A New Trailer for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.

The movie hits theaters August 22, 2014.

SDCC 2012 – Com.x’s Seeds to Be Made into Animated Feature Film

Today, Com.x is announcing their partnership with Space Age Films to make Ross Mackintosh‘s debut graphic novel, Seeds, into an animated film. The book has garnered much praise in both the US and UK since its release in 2011, and tells the story of Ross’ relationship with his terminally ill father.

Cancer has affected almost everyone in some way or another – our company’s inner circle included. We hoped that such a book might provide some modicum of comfort and support to others touched by this tragic disease, and portion of the book’s royalties will be going to Cancer charities in both the US and UK. We’ll now be able to bring Ross’ story to a wider audience via film.

You can catch Com.x at San Diego Comic-Con, booth #1734.

Altoona, PA Sells Town Naming Rights To Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock!

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City To Be Re-Named: POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania   

ALTOONA, PA, April 14, 2011- Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and his production company Warrior Poets have finalized a deal to purchase the naming rights for the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania, it was announced today. The city’s new name, POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, will be effective on April 27, 2011 for 60 days and will be commemorated during a proclamation ceremony to be held at City Hall (130112th Street) at 1PM that afternoon. The ceremony will be followed by a special screening of Spurlock’s new “doc-buster” film “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” at the Jaffa Shrine on Broad Avenue in the city formerly known as Altoona.

After an exhaustive search, the city of Altoona was selected by Spurlock because it is “a shining example of struggling cities all across America.” The money received by the city for the naming rights will be designated to the City of Altoona Police Department.

Spurlock’s new film “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” is a boundary-pushing exploration of the worlds of product placement, marketing and advertising. The film was fully financed by sponsorship deals documented and arranged by Spurlock throughout the course of the shoot. The film, distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, opens in limited release on April 22, 2011 and will expand across the country in the following weeks.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the shifting tide of business in America than by purchasing the naming rights to Altoona.

For the next 60 days, POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania will be the most clever example of how an American city is marketing itself today,” Spurlock said.

“Altoona has a rich history and a great story to tell.

Morgan is giving us a platform to show the world the hidden treasure found in the Altoona community,” says Altoona Mayor Bill Schirf. “Clearly, the people of Altoona have a sense of humor…and an asking price.”

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It’s Friday, Friday… and the reviews for this week’s comics are pouring out of other websites.  Check out what they had to say as well as the other news you might have missed.

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Arts Beat – For One Last Weekend, a Chance to See ‘Spider-Man’ 1.0Might be your last chance to see someone get injured.

Bleeding Cool – Movie Version Of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns In The WorksPlease, please, please let this not be untrue.

Con Coverage:

Comic Book Resources – Long Beach Comics Expo Announces Programming

Comic Book Resources – WC11: Friday Photo Parade

IGN – Kapow! ’11: Comic History Rewritten On The IGN Stage

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IGN – The Amazing Spider-Man #658

IGN –Batgirl #20

IGN – Batman and Robin #22

IGN – Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #517

IGN – Butcher Baker, the Righteous Maker #2

IGN – Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #3

ICv2 – The Comics: The Complete Collection HC

IGN – Deadpool #35

Comic Book Resources – The Flash #10

IGN – The Flash #10

IGN – Fraggle Rock #3

IGN – Hawkeye: Blindspot #3

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #626

IGN – inFamous #3

IGN – The Infinite Vacation #2

IGN – Iron Man 2.0 #3

IGN – Journey Into Mystery #622

IGN – Justice League: Generation Lost #23

IGN – The New Avengers #11

IGN – Secret Warriors #26

IGN – S.H.I.E.L.D.: Infinity #1

IGN – Starborn #5

IGN – Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual #1

IGN – Superboy #6

IGN – Superman #710

IGN – T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #6

IGN – Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates #3

IGN – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #157

IGN – Uncanny X-Force #7

IGN – Uncanny X-Men #535

IGN – X-Men Legacy #247

Comics Alliance – Digital Comics Weekly: Five Comics You Should Be Downloading

Comic Book Resources – The Buy Pile

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 4/13/11

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It was a quiet day yesterday for the most part.  Marvel held an online chat to reveal what Vengeance is, and it sounds interesting, but nothing ground breaking.  Other than that, the follow up from this weekend’s cons trickle out.  Here’s what everyone else covered.

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ICv2 –Hermes to Publish Silver Age ‘Phantom’ ComicsI was never really into the Phantom character.  Anyone have a good run to check out that might get me interested?

Bleeding Cool – A Decade Later, Nicolas Cage’s Stolen Action Comics #1 Is RecoveredIsn’t he having trouble with the IRS?  Wouldn’t they just seize this?

Geekweek – Duncan Jones Close To Directing THE WOLVERINE?How was Jones’s Source Code?

Geekweek – Loki Won’t Be The Villain In THE AVENGERSHmmm. I can’t wait to see this movie.

Con Coverage:

The Beat – Weekend roundup: Kapow!; Millar has four new titles

Bleeding Cool – The Afternoon After The Kapow Before

Comic Book Resources – KAPOW: Fans go “Wow!” on Day 2

IGN – The Walking Dead Wins Big at Kapow! ’11

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It’s been pretty quiet in the last 24 hours as far as news.  There were a bunch of conventions this weekend so, I’m adding a generic convention section whenever there’s news.  Here’s the news and reviews from the last 24 hours.

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Comic Book Resources – ZIP Comics and Top Shelf Productions Partner to Publish Harvey Pekar’s “Cleveland”Having been born in Cleveland, you better believe this is on my read list.

Bleeding Cool – Nick Spencer And Emma Rios To Launch New Cloak And Dagger SeriesIt’ll be interesting to see where this series goes after their recent depictions.  Nick Spencer is a solid writer, so here’s hoping.

ICv2 – ‘Social Network’ Actor is Ra’s Al GhulThis is reportedly a flashback scene.  It’ll be interesting to see how it fits into the main narrative.

Con Coverage:

Comics Girl – VA Comicon

Bleeding Cool – Kapow In Pictures – Cool As A Cucumber

Bleeding Cool – Kapow – The Marvel Panel

Bleeding Cool – A Look At Kapow Day One, From My Vantage Point

Bleeding Cool – Kerpow – The CLiNT Panel

Bleeding Cool – Rob Granito Makes It To Kapow

Comic Book Resources – WC11: Archaia Comics Presents 2011 and Beyond

Comic Book Resources: Spinoff Online – WC11: Star Saoirse Ronan On Hanna’s Grim Grimm’s Fairy Tale

Comic Book Resources – WC11: DC Icons

Comic Book Resources – Vado Recounts 25 Years of SLG

Around the Tubes Reviews:

With Great Power – Sabretooth: Back to Nature

Comics Alliance – April 8: ‘Fresh Ink! Online’ Pick of the Week [Video]

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