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HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR AUGUST 24TH: HUNGER GAMES PREVIEW AT VMA’S, SUZANNE COLLINS COMIC

via Hunger Games Examiner First footage from ‘The Hunger Games’ movie to debut at MTV Video Music Awards Continuing a tradition of providing exclusive first looks at some of today’s hottest movie franchises, MTV will debut the first-ever footage from The Hunger Games movie at this year’s MTV Video Music … Continue reading

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PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER & THE GREAT PUPPET THEATER BY DUSTY HIGGINS AND VAN JENSEN BOOK REVIEW

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater Type: Graphic Novel Authors: Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Synopsis: Pinocchio is back, continuing his quest to rid the world of vampires. Still haunted by Geppetto’s death and in an uneasy alliance with … Continue reading

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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB. 8TH: LOVE TRIANGLES, CYBERPUNK, STEAMPUNK, RACHEL COHN, AND PROPHETIC SCI FI

10 Bizarre Love Triangles in Science Fiction and Fantasy via io9 “[S]cience fiction and fantasy have given us plenty [of] freaky love triangles — here are 10…contenders.” Here Comes Trouble: Tor Books Unearths Lambda Literary Award Winning Cyberpunk Masterwork via Barnes and Noble I’m not as familiar with Cyberpunk as … Continue reading

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WATCH THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

by Tiberius at Geek Tyrant In anticipation of The Walking Dead on AMC this weekend Dread Central has released the first five minutes of episode 1 for your viewing pleasure. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS AUGUST 26TH: COMIC BOOK MOVIES, TRANSFORMERS, JAMES CAMERON, DAVID GOYER’S SCI-FI BOOK TRIOLOGY, ‘SAW’ DIRECTOR JAMES WAN

Comic Books That Need To Be Films slymdayspring.blogspot.com: Comic book films are all over the silver screen these days. With the release of Green Lantern, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger all coming out next summer it doesn’t seem like the superhero genre is going anywhere. There have been … Continue reading

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ARE SUPERHEROES BAD ROLE MODELS?

Source: io9 Apparently today’s superhero role models just don’t measure up to the ones of yesteryear. According to a psychology professor, boys exposed to superhero stories are learning that men “exploit women” and don’t have “the virtue of doing good for humanity.” The BBC says: Professor Sharon Lamb surveyed 674 … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT AUGUST 17: BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES VOL. 3

This week fans of Boris Karloff will be able to get their hands on a new Graphic Novel by Dark Horse Comics “Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Vol. 3” by Paul S. Newman, Dick Wood, Joe Certa, Al Williamson, Bob Jenny, Angelo Torres, Al McWilliams, Alberto Golitti. It features a new introduction by the film … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS AUGUST 5: PAUL DINI REVEALS MORE ABOUT ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN SERIES AND PUBLISHERS LOOKING TO HOLLYWOOD

Source: comicbookmovie PAUL DINI REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED SERIES In an interview with MTV Splash Page, the writer best known for his work on projects such as Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League and the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game has revealed that he’s part of the creative team behind … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR AUGUST 3RD: WALKING DEAD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND BEAST LEGENDS

The Walking Dead: zombies shuffle centre stage by Owen Van Spall at The Guardian Vampires, you may have noticed, have been having something of a television moment – what with Being Human, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries it’s been a fangtastic couple of years for viewers who like their … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS JULY 26: TOP 10 FEMALE COMIC CHARACTERS AND HYDE COMIC BOOK

Source: indyposted TOP 10 KICK-BUTT FEMALE COMIC CHARACTERS You know them. You love them. You might just have a fantasy or two about them. Heroines in comic books have been rocking our world for decades, so it’s time we showed our appreciation with a list of the top 10 most awesome … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 16: CLASSICS MUTILATED, GREEN LANTERN AND ASSASSIN’S CREED

Source: idw IDW ANNOUNCES CLASSICS MUTILATED COMING IN OCTOBER IDW Publishing is proud to announce CLASSICS MUTILATED, an all-new prose collection of genre mash-up stories by top-tier authors, coming in October. At San Diego Comic-Con, IDW will debut the original novella “Dread Island” by noted horror and crime writer Joe … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: BAD PLANET VOL. 1

From RW Studios LLC comes this new science fiction graphic novel ‘Bad Planet’. Bad Planet begins when a Near Earth Object (NEO) collides with our planet. When a race of arachnid-like predators emerges from the wreckage, and mankind stands powerless against the monsters that would prey on it like cattle … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Take a wondrous journey down the rabbit hole with gorgeous artwork and a script adapted directly from the groundbreaking feature film. Any fan of this timeless tale or the visionary work of Tim Burton won’t want to miss this. So don’t be late for the party, we’ll save you a … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS: FRANK MILLER SET TO BRING ‘XERXES’ THE 300 PREQUEL TO LIFE

Source: latimesblog Frank Miller and the filmmakers behind “300” are looking for a return to the battlefields of antiquity — and, no doubt, to the arenas of pop-culture controversy. Three years ago, the sword-and-sandal adventure “300” became a surprise sensation with moviegoers — it set box-office records for a March … Continue reading

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BRITAIN’S GORBAL VAMPIRE

BRITAIN’S OWN FREDRIC WERTHAM – THE GORBALS VAMPIRE Source: bleedingcool.com Gorbals area of Glasgow, Scotland It was a children’s game that would garner headlines around the world and introduce some of the most anti-comics government legislation in the Western world. Hundreds of young children in the Gorbals area of Glasgow … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOKS MOVE WITH THE TIMES

… And with this, so do the comic book stores! COMIC BOOK STORE EMBRACES DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE Source: midlands.connect.com COLUMBIA — One Midlands business is taking today’s unsteady economy and turning it into an opportunity to grow. Heroes and Dragons, a comic book store located off of Broad River Road, is … Continue reading

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UNNECESSARY EXPANDED UNIVERSES AND THE BEST VAMPIRES

WHICH EXPANDED UNIVERSE IS MOST UNNECESSARY? Source: io9.com As everyone knows, you can’t have a franchise without licensed spin-offs these days, even if no-one demanded them. But which Expanded Universe is a book/comic book/videogame too far? You decide! The father of all Expanded Universes has to be Star Wars, of … Continue reading

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AMAZON STOPS SELLING COMICS BY DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS

Source: bleedingcool Yesterday, Amazon stopped selling directly almost all graphic novel distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, on the back of a price glitches expectations raised and dashed simultaneously. This included books published by Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Avatar and Dynamite. Diamond sources inform me that they believe this is … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2010

Comic Book Releases for February 24, 2010 Listed by Publisher 007 MAGAZINE & ARCHIVE LTD 007 Magazine Archive #1 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, $17.00 12-GAUGE COMICS Luke Mcbain #4 (Of 4), $3.99 A PERFECT EMPIRE American Drifter (per Lulu.com), $6.25 ANTARCTIC PRESS Gold Digger #115, $2.99 Gold Digger Sacred … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FEB. 14TH: VAMPIRE NOVELS, SCI-FI ROMANCE, CHRISTOPHER MOORE, SUPERGIRLS AND MORE

Vampire Novels You Should Be Reading teenfiction.suite101.com: Though Twilight‘s popularity has pushed vampires into the spotlight (or sunlight) once again, vampire tales have had a place on shelves for years. In 1819, John William Polidori wrote what some call the first vampire tale: “The Vampyre.” Since, vampires have captured readers … Continue reading

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WHAT THE COMIC WORLD IS SAYING ABOUT iPAD

Source: newsarama COMICS’ PROS AND PUBLISHERS REACT TO iPAD With Apple’s announcement of their new iPad device, the comics industry is abuzz with the potential for digital comics. Creators and publishers of comic books have anticipated the Apple tablet ever since rumors began surfacing late last year, because it offers a … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 21: GARY McMAHON & NEW SUPERNATURAL GANGSTER COMIC ‘TURF’

Source: sfscope GARY McMAHON SELLS TWO HORROR NOVELS TO ANGRY ROBOT Gary McMahon sold two books to HarperCollins’ Angry Robot Books. According to the publisher, with this purchase, it has “turned its attention to reinvigorating horror.” The books, Pretty Little Dead Things and its sequel, Dead Bad Things, “promise an astonishing mix … Continue reading

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‘ALIEN VS PREDATOR: THREE WORLD WAR’ #1

Thanks to theflickcast.com Aliens vs. Predator: Three World War #1 [of 6] Dark Horse Comics – $3.50 US Writer: Randy Stradley Artist: Rick Leonardi Score: 8/10 Machiko Noguchi has had her fill of aliens and predators, being the only person to spend any quality time with both species and live … Continue reading

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JOSS WHEDON: TWILIGHT, BUFFY & BEYOND

Source: comicbookresources It’s been a strange week to be Joss Whedon. While the writer, beloved amongst sci-fi fans for his personality-driven genre shows like “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” was wrapping production on the series finale of his Fox show “Dollhouse,” word hit the web, spoiling a major plot … Continue reading

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DC CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY BY STARTING OVER

via io9 Reboot fever has hit DC Comics, who have announced a new line of graphic novels to debut next year, retelling the stories of Superman and Batman from the very beginning updated for new audiences, called Earth One. The line will start with Superman: Earth One, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2009

OBS Staff Member Rose brings us this weeks Comic Book Release List for Nov. 4, 2009! Listed by Publisher ANARCHY STUDIOS/HARRIS COMICS Vampirella Second Coming #1 (Arthur Suydam Museum Edition Incentive Cover) (release not confirmed), AR Vampirella Second Coming #3 (Franchesco Cover), $1.99 Vampirella Second Coming #3 (Joe Jusko Cover), … Continue reading

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ENCOUNTERING WEREWOLVES & VAMPIRES GET EVOLUTIONARY TWIST

Via Newsarama.com ENCOUNTER WEREWOLVES FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH TOP COW’S TRACKER With sharp teeth, inhuman strength and a savage bloodlust, those infected with lycanthropy — the werewolves — have long since sunk their teeth into popular culture.  But Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment are taking a new … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR OCT 28TH

OBS Staff Member Rose brings us this weeks comic releases! Listed by Publisher AAM/MARKOSIA ENTERPRISES
 Kong King Of Skull Island TP, $18.95
Serpent Wars GN, $17.95 AMAZE INK/SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS Pinocchio Vampire Slayer GN, $10.95
 Rockpool Files GN, $6.95
 Weird Fishes GN (Release not confirmed), $9.95 ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
 Days Missing … Continue reading

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NEW HORROR COMIC DISTORTIONS

www.horror-movies.ca:   Bluewater Productions presents a unique horror comic that revolves around existing full-scale monster and alien animatronics in the new series titled “Distortions Unlimited.” The three issue series is based off of licensed characters crafted by Distortions Unlimited based in Greeley, CO. Distortions is world-renowned for creating shocking props, … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE ‘WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE’ WITH 5 MISUNDERSTOOD COMIC MONSTERS

www.mtv.com: In comic books, there is no shortage of similar characters that are ugly on the outside but beautiful on the inside—or, at the very least, characters that are misunderstood simply because of their appearance. As a testament to this, here’s a list of five of the most misinterpreted monsters in … Continue reading

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