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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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Spider-Man Is Now A Half Latino, Half African American (Possibly Gay) Man

Miles Morales is the new Peter Parker

A lot of crazy things happen to some of our favorite superheros in the world of comic books but it is starting to sound like Spider-Man is the hero getting the most interesting action these days. Back in February, we learned that Spider-Man is joining the Fantastic Four team after the death of The Human Torch. In June, we learned that Peter Parker is being killed off in another Spider-Man comic book title. Today we learn that a character named Miles Morales is the new Spider-Man, taking over for the dead Parker. Unlike the very Caucasian Peter Parker, Miles Morales is a biracial possible gay character … which is TOO awesome for words! More »

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Prince Harry Of Wales: Comic Book Hero

Harry's Turn

Back in January, we got our first look at Prince William and Kate Middleton, the now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in their comic book incarnations courtesy of Blue Water Productions. Today we get to see what the younger royal, Prince Harry, looks like on the cover of his own comic book. Harry will be featured in a comic book and graphic novel of his own … which you can preview below. More »

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Anne Rice’s ‘Interview With The Vampire’ Is Being Made Into A Graphic Novel

"I am looking at the drawings, they have such wonderful detail in the costumes"

Great news, Anne Rice fans … today we learn that her classic novel Interview with the Vampire is being made into a graphic novel. The book has already been turned into a film (starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise) and a Broadway stage musical (which, sadly, didn’t live very long) so it seems perfectly natural for the story to made the transition to the comic book page. Rice herself is somewhat involved with the project. Click below to hear what she has to say about the Interview graphic novel and check out an illustration of the vampire child Claudia from the book. More »

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Superman & Lois Lane Are Dunzo!

Superman Starts Fresh in Action Comics #1

DC Comics is rebooting the entire DC Universe this Fall and when the Superman story starts over in Superman #1 and Action Comics #1, the boy in blue will not only be single (no Lois Lane romance for him) but he will also be rockin’ a slightly altered costume. DC is hoping to breathe new life into their comic book titles so … there will be pretty big changes all around the DC Universe. More »

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