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It’s a wrap of the week, and we’ve got an extra long Around the Tubes since we missed yesterday’s edition.  Below you’ll find the latest news and reviews that we didn’t bring.  Hope you enjoy!

Around the Blogs:

The Beat – Rob Granito launches pay-for-chat plan; plan failsYeah, we won’t be paying.  But, if someone wants to pay to interview me….

ICv2 – ‘Dark Knight’ in PittsburghRoad trip anyone?

ICv2 – ‘Green Lantern’ InjuryInjuries are very common, Spider-Man just has a bad wrap and some horrible PR.

NY1 – Manhattan Company “Saves” Comic Books For The Digital AgeNice to see digital comics get more coverage.

Fantagraphic Books – SPX adds Diane Noomin, Johnny Ryan as guestsI probably should start planning interviews and coverage now, I guess.

The Beat – SPX unveils 2011 flyer by Craig Thompson — UPDATED with more guestsLooking forward to this show.

Comics Alliance – New Avengers Team Up with FDNY for Free Fire Safety Comic [Preview]Marvel continues to team up with New York City government.

Cheat CC – Top 10 Comic Books That Need To Be Video GamesSome interesting choices on this list.  What do you all think?

WonderCon Coverage:

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Geoff Johns

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: J.T. Krul (Part 2-Aspen Comics)

Comicvine –WonderCon 2011: Peter David

Graphic Novel Reporter – WonderCon 2011: Two Views

Graphic Novel Reporter – WonderCon 2011 in Review

Movie Viral – WonderCon 2011 Recap and Gallery

Comics Alliance – Mattel Shows Off Gobs of ‘Green Lantern’ Movie Toys at WonderCon

Examiner – Recap: WonderCon 2011

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: Green Lantern Emerald Knights Interviews

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Comics Alliance – Action Double Feature

Boing Boing – Anya’s Ghost

Comic Book Resources – Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #5

Bleeding Cool – Brightest Day #23 and Green Wake #1

Bleeding Cool – Nonplayer #1 and Fear Itself #1

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 4/06/11

Kotaku – Week in Comics

Newsarama – Best Shots Rapid Reviews: FEAR ITSELF, BRIGHTEST DAY, More

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters Video Game Trailer

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Check out the trailer for the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game.  Below is also screen shots.

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2K Games Partners with Top Cow to Offer Fans The Darkness II: Confession on Free Comic Book Day

Official Press Release

2K Games Partners with Top Cow to Offer Fans

The Darkness II: Confession on Free Comic Book Day

Exclusive comic prequel to the upcoming supernatural horror video game

New York, NY – April 4, 2011 – 2K Games, Top Cow Productions, Inc., and the Free Comic Book Day Committee announced today that they have teamed up to produce The Darkness II: Confession, an exclusive comic tie-in for The Darkness II video game, for Free Comic Book Day. The 32-page, full-color comic will be a prequel to 2K Games’ upcoming video game, The Darkness II. Produced by Top Cow’s lead artists and writers in partnership with 2K Games, The Darkness II: Confession will be distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors to thousands of independent comic book stores worldwide on May 7, 2011.

“Top Cow has always supported Free Comic Book Day and this year we’ve created our best offering yet with The Darkness II: Confession, a prequel to the upcoming video game The Darkness II by 2K Games,” said self-proclaimed hardcore gamer and president of Top Cow, Matt Hawkins. “In working closely with 2K Games on the comic, we’ve ensured that everything fits into The Darkness’ canon for long-time and new fans of Jackie Estacado. This free comic is a perfect primer for the game.”

Since its inception in 2002, the Free Comic Book Day event has celebrated the original American comic book art form by supplying thousands of participating independent comic book specialty shops around the world with free comic books for fans. Top Cow has participated as a publisher since the beginning and has given out over half a million free comics through the event, including The Darkness which has appeared in a number of previous Free Comic Book Day offerings such as Artifacts #0, Broken Trinity #0 and First Born: Conception. This year, Top Cow is a Silver Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day 2011, The Darkness II: Confession will be based on a story created by Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins and Filip Sablik, written by Filip Sablik (Pilot Season: Alibi, Last Mortal), feature art by Artifacts team Michael Broussard and Sunny Gho, and a cover by Matt Timson (Impaler, The Darkness).

The Darkness II: Confession introduces comic fans, video game fans, and new readers to Jackie Estacado, the bearer of The Darkness, an ancient primal force which acts a blessing and a curse for its bearer, allowing him access to an otherworldly dimension and control over the demons that dwell there. The Darkness II: Confession takes readers from Jackie’s origins in the first video game, through his rise to power, and the events leading up to The Darkness II.

The Darkness II video game breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.

The Darkness II: Confession and The Darkness II video game are based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow. The Darkness II video game will be coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in fall 2011. The Darkness II is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit www.embracethedarkness.com. For more information on Free Comic Book Day, please visit: www.freecomicbookday.com. To find out more about Top Cow, please visit: www.topcow.com.

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The Darkness is © and ® 2011 Top Cow Productions, Inc.

Now in its tenth year, Free Comic Book Day (www.freecomicbookday.com) is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!

The Darkness II: Confession

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WonderCon is over and news continues to trickle out.  I’ll keep posting links as they keep coming.  Also, this week sees a hell of a lot of new comics and some great releases.  Wednesday can’t get here soon enough.

Around the Blogs:

The Los Angeles Times: Hero Complex – Moebius on his art, fading eyesight and legend: ‘I am like a unicorn’Great interview with a living legend.

Comic Book Movie – Is a Shared Universe a Good Thing on Film?I guess we’ll find out the answer over the next year.

Cnet – iPad graphic novel teaches kids self-esteemGreat to see comics and technology used this way.

ICv2 – Family Guy ComicsCan. Not. Wait.

ICv2 – Marvel Anime VoicesWe get a tease as who we can expect for Marvel’s upcoming anime series.

WonderCon Coverage:

IGN – WC 11: Immortals Graphic Novel

The Beat – WonderCon 11: traveling day

Bleeding Cool – Green Hornet Cosplayer At Wondercon Was Peter David All Along

The Beat – WonderCon 11: DC announces Retro-Active

The Beat – WonderCon 11: NEW Thundercats trailer debuts

Bleeding Cool – Mike Grell Confirmed On DC Retroactive At Wondercon

Assignment X – WonderCon 2011: BUFFY creator Joss Whedon will be actively involved with Season 9 (Exclusive)

Fear.net – WonderCon 2011 Exclusive: Roberto Orci on the TV Adaptation of Joe Hill’s ‘Locke and Key’

Gamerlive.tv – WonderCon 2011: Bulletstorm Writer Rick Remender Says Games Take Themselves Too Seriously

Comicvine – WonderCon 2011: ThunderCats Trailer

Collider – Paul Bettany Talks PRIEST 3D at WonderCon

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It’s friday, friday, friday, which means fun, fun, fun, fun.  I’m gearing up for synDCon this weekend while the rest of the comic world descends on San Francisco and Wondercon.  I’ll have coverage of synDCon and be bringing you the coverage everyone else has of Wondercon.  Here’s the rest of the news from the last 24 hours (or so).

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – Return To 2099 In Spider-Man: Edge Of TimeIt feels like the last game just came out.  There’s a sequel already!?

Popmatters – The Seventieth Pt. 3: Patriotism RedefinedA great look at the evolution of Captain America and his patriotism over the years.

Boston.com – Not-so-super superhero moviesA look at super hero movies as well as the real people who dress up a

Comics Alliance – 10 Must-See Panels at Wondercon This WeekendMake sure to grab me some cool stuff when you’re there!

Bleeding Cool – Peter David Writes New Spider-Man Game, “Edge Of Time”Maybe he can write in some gay Muslims?

ICv2 – ‘Ghostbusters’ Comic From IDW in September

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Monsters and Critics – Aladdin Legacy Of The Lost

Comic Book Resources – Detective Comics #875

Psych Central – Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

In this Week – This Week IN Comics: Regular-Guy Problems in Comic Books

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 3/30/11

Crimespree Magazine – Last Week of March Comics

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It’s reflection time for C2e2 and there’s some other news that kicked around the tubes in the last 24 hours.  What’d we find interesting?  Check out below!

Around the Blogs:

Fantagraphics – Jim Woodring to be featured guest at SPX 2011I’ll be going full force into SPX. My first time there was last year and it was interesting. But, now I know what I’m getting into.

The Beat – SPX announces Chast, Woodring, Telnaes and RuggSee above.

Comicvine – X-Men Destiny’s First New Mutant RevealedGive me X-Men Arcade! So many quarters lost.

Kotaku – A New, Improved Look At X-Men Destiny And Its Teenage Mutant Ninja GirlWell, if she’s a mutant ninja, that changes everything….

Farragut High School – Slave Labor Graphics Celebrates 25 YearsI remember my first Slave Labor comics, still some of my favorite… and I finally get to play “Things I’m Older Than.”

Bleeding Cool – Hot Comics Fifty Dollar Club (March 2011)I have a few of these.  Maybe I’ll sell them off and after reading the below comic, head to AC or Vegas!

Black Jack Champ – New Comic Shows How MIT Blackjack Team Got Rich With Power – This is so replacing my “How to Win in Vegas” book.

Popcrunch – The 14 Best Comic Book WebsitesSome great sites.  We’ll be on this list eventually.  You sites are on notice, we’re coming for ya!

C2e2 Review:

ICv2 – C2E2 Drew 34k

Graphic Novel Reporter – C2E2 Report: 2011

Bleeding Cool – That Ultimate Spider-Man C2E2 Cartoon Footage And Screencaps

Publishers Weekly – C2E2 Rebounds with a Good Second Year

Movie Viral – The Viral Campaign for “Thor” and “The Avengers” Begins in Chicago

Around the Blogs Review:

Now Read This – Avengers: Death Trap, the Vault

The Sound of the Noise – Persepolis I

Karissa’s Reading Review – Rose

Primary Ignition – Wolverine Goes To Hell

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