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Archie Comics Spoofs ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’

"Betty the Vampironica Slayer"

In January, Archie Comics tackled the issue of same-sex marriage. In February, Archie Comics tackled the issue of interracial marriage. This month, Archie Comics takes on the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yep, that’s right … in Archie Comics No. 261, Betty becomes Betty the Vampire Slayer as she battles Vampironica (Veronica) for the heart of Archie. How much do I love this? Click below to check out the cover of this fun new issue. More »

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Juliet Landau Will Pen A Special Comic Book Spin-Off For ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9′

Drusilla is Getting Her Own Comic Book Series

Earlier this month we got a surprising update from the comic book world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer about Buffy Summers‘s unplanned pregnancy (and the choice she now has to make) but today we get a bit of a fun update from the comic book world of Buffy. Juliet Landau, the actress who played the villanious vampire Drusilla on the TV series, will be penning a special spin-off comic book series based on the Drusilla character! Click below to check out the first art released from this upcoming new comic book spin-off and read more about the Drusilla comic book mini-series to come. More »

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Buffy Summers Faces Her Biggest Challenge Yet In Issue 6 Of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9′

MAJOR Spoiler Alert Warning

In January of 2011, in the wake of the death of a MAJOR character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, Joss Whedon gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly magazine where he discussed the ending of the comic book series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 and spoke a bit about what was to come in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9. The 9th season of BtVS is already in full swing as Issue 6 hits newsstands today … and you are NEVER going to guess the challenge that Buffy Summers faces in this new issue of the comic book series. At the time of his interview last year, Joss revealed that BtVS: Season 9 would be “more like the television show” … but the subject matter of the newest Buffy comic was NEVER featured in the Buffy TV series. The revelation below is a MAJOR SPOILER if you have not read the new comic book yet so proceed with caution. I will tell you that Buffy faces a challenge that she has never faced before … and it is a challenge that is arguably more formidable than any Big Bad villain she has ever faced. Read on to find out more. More »

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Archie Comics Features The Interracial Marriage Of Archie & Valerie

AND They Have a BABY!

Early last month we learned that Archie Comics, arguably THE most revolutionary comic book series when it comes to showcasing equality, published an issue of Life with Archie that featured the same-sex marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker. Today we learn that Archie Comics is showcasing another marriage in Archie Comics No. 633 … but this time, it is the interracial marriage of Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats. In this issue of Archie Comics, not only do Archie and Valerie get married … but they also have a baby daughter. Click below to get your first look at the cover of Archie Comics No. 633 featuring Archie, Valerie and their baby girl. More »

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First Look: ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Will Become A Graphic Novel

The Book That Became a Movie Becomes a Book Again

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novel by author Steig Larsson has, to date, sold millions of copies worldwide in a host of translated languages. As a result of that success, a series of Swedish films have been produced and a new English-language series of films is currently in production. Today we learn that Dragon Tattoo is making the leap to another format … back to the book … in graphic novel form. Click below to get your first look at the upcoming graphic novel release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More »

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The CW Plans To Develop A Green Arrow TV Series

BUT, Justin Hartley will NOT Play the Character

Great news, comic book superhero fans … The CW, the network of the long-running Superman TV series Smallville, has announced that it is planning to produce a new TV series based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Smallville fans should remember that Green Arrow (and his secret identity Oliver Queen) made quite a few appearances on the show … he was played by actor Justin Hartley. Altho, IMHO, Hartley did a great job with the role, he is NOT being considered for the lead role in this planned new series. Still, The CW is moving from the script phase to the pilot phase … and Green Arrow might be making his solo television debut this Fall. More »

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Archie Comics Features Its First Same-Sex Marriage

The Wedding of Kevin Keller

Back in April of 2010, the long running Archie Comics introduced a new gay character named Kevin Keller. In March of 2011, Kevin Keller got his own spin-off comic book series alongside the various other Archie Comics offerings. Today we learn that Archie Comics is celebrating this month its first same-sex marriage in Life With Archie No. 16. The Life With Archie title takes place in a future comic book universe and in Issue No. 16, Kevin Keller — an army veteran — marries his partner Dr. Clay Walker. This is deffo not your father’s Archie Comics storyline … but it is a very important, timely and effing awesome storyline nonetheless. More »

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Cher: Comic Book Hero

Ladies and Gentlemen, Cherilyn Sarkisian

Madonna has one, Prince Harry has one, even The Smiths have one … and this December, Cher will get her very own comic book. The folks at Bluewater Productions have chosen the iconic Cher as the subject of an upcoming issue of their Female Force comic book series. Female Force: Cher will tell the tale of how the girl born as Cherilyn Sarkisian grew to become the superstar we know simply as Cher. Click below to check out the cover art for Cher‘s own comic book and read some deets about its December release. More »

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‘The Smiths’ Get Their Own Comic Book

Yes, Really

A few years ago, a comic book anthology titled Comic Book Tattoo was published as a tribute to the genius music of Tori Amos. Tori‘s music was used as the inspiration for comic book stories that were illustrated and published in this anthology. Today we learn that the same is going to be done for The Smiths. Unite and Take Over will be published in anthology form collecting comic book stories inspired by the music of The Smiths. Wanna learn more? Read on below. More »

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Laurence Fishburne Has Been Cast As Perry White In Man Of Steel

Perry's not White

It’s been since April that we’ve heard any new casting news for the upcoming Superman reboot film Man Of Steel but today we get a very significant update. Perry White, the fictional editor in chief of the fictional newspaper The Daily Planet (and Clark Kent‘s boss), will be played by actor Laurence Fishburne. As many of you are prolly well aware, Perry White is a hard-nosed and serious character … who has always been Caucasian. Fishburne‘s casting, IMHO, is nothing short of genius. More »

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