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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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Madonna: Comic Book Hero

Maddy is a 'Female Force' to be Reckoned With

Madonna has joined the ranks of celebs to be immortalized in a comic book title of her own by Bluewater Productions and today we get our first look at her first comic book title Female Force: Madonna. This comic, due out in August, will tell the biographical story of Madonna‘s life in cartoon form. Click below to get your first look at her comic book cover and read some deets about this forthcoming cartoony tribute to Her Madgesty. More »

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Marvel Comics Kills Off Peter Parker In ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’

Parker Peters Out

Superman did it. Batman did it. Earlier this year, The Human Torch did it. And now … Spider-Man is being killed off in issue No. 160 of Ultimate Spider-Man. Last Fall, Marvel Comics announced that there were plans in the works for the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series to go out with a bang and this week, that bang has come. The final issue of Ultimate Spider-Man will be released tomorrow … and in it, Peter Parker will be killed off. Click below to check out the cover artwork of Ultimate Spider-Man Issue No. 160 along with some pages from inside the issue as well as some deets about how Parker will meet his end. More »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Entertainment Career Derailed, ‘The Governator’ Gets Canceled

"Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters"

In the wake of this week’s shocking news that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cheated on his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, with the family’s live-in housekeeper — with whom he fathered an illegitimate child — today we are learning that Arnold is putting his entertainment career on hold. Since ending his term as the governor of California, Schwarzenegger has been agreeing to appear in various entertainment projects. Yesterday, he issued a statement saying that his return to the world of Entertainment has been put on hold. Additionally, plans for his own comic book/animated series called The Governator have been canceled. More »

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Superman Renounces His US Citizenship In Action Comics #900

He Will Now Stand for Truth, Justice and the American Way and That's All!

Ever since his creation, the alien super man named Kal-El who crash landed on Earth in the comic book series Superman has always been a US citizen. His adoptive parents in Kansas instilled him a respect for “truth, justice and the American way”. But in Action Comics #900, Superman will denounce his US citizenship after butting heads with the US government. Altho all of this takes place in the fictional world of comic books, I think it’s still a story worth blogging about … Superman will no longer be American. Whoa! More »

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Lindsay Lohan: Infamous Comic Book Hero

Cautionary Tale

Early last month we learned that Bluewater Productions was planning the release of a comic book that would tell the tale of Charlie Sheen‘s lunacy and infamy. It would seem the folks at Bluewater have found their next infamous celebrity to pay homage to in comic book form … the infamous Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay will finally get a comic book like her fellow celebrity cohorts … but hers, unfortunately, will be all about her many, many, MANY legal woes. Check out the cover of Infamous: Lindsay Lohan below. More »

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‘Social Network’ Star Josh Pence Will Play Young Ra’s Al Ghul In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Presumably, We'll Get to See His Head this Time

Josh Pence, who played Tyler Winklevoss in the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, has been cast as the young Ra’s al Ghul in the upcoming new Batman sequel film The Dark Knight Rises. Now, you may not recognize Pence from The Social Network because only his body appeared in the film. Actor Armie Hammer‘s head was superimposed on Pence‘s body for all of the Winklevoss twin scenes. In The Dark Knight Rises, I’m assuming, Josh Pence‘s own head will be used in all of his scenes. More »

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