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AMC To Explore The History of Comic Books!

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Comic Books seem to be taking over the world – the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DCTV Universe and the Walking Dead Universe are only the beginning.

But where did they come from? And why are they so influential?

AMC has greenlit a documentary series exploring the history of comics – under the working title of Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books, the six hour-long episodes will explore ‘stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books.’

Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books will be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert through their Skybound Entertainment for a 2017 premiere. Follow the jump for details.

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Sir Edward Grey Is Back in Witchfinder: City of the Dead!

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Dark Horse will publish Witchfinder: City of the Dead – a five-isse series by the creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola; the co-creator of iZombie, Chris Roberson; original Witchfinder artist Ben Stenbeck and original Witchfinder colorist, Michelle Madsen.

In this five part miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, Sir Edward Grey, occult adviser to the queen, must defeat scores of flesh-eating corpses on the loose in London.

Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1 will be in stores on August 31st. Pre-orders are being taken now. Follow the jump for more.

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New From Bluefin: Samurai Spider-Man Meisho Realization Figure!

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Bluefin has announced that pre-orders are now being taken for eh samurai version of everyone’s favorite webslinger.

The Samurai Spider-Man Meisho Realization Figure stands 7″ tall and features up to 15 points of articulation. For details – and a gallery of the figure in various poses (double click on thumbnails to embiggen) – follow the jump.

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Weavers: Wondrous Webs & $#!+!

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Sid Thyme is in a bit of a spot. The second in command of the Weavers has died and given him her power. Now he’s a Weaver – no choice in the matter. But he’s also curious – a very bad thing to be in a gang of players with powers (even if he’s inherited the power of one of the gang’s heaviest hitters).

Weavers #1 is in stores now. Follow the jump for my review.

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BOOM! Studios Launches Skull Island Prequel Series!

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BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks partner to unleash Kong of Skull Island limited series leading into the highly anticipated Skull Island film.

Premiering in July, Kong of Skull Island takes place well before the arrival of Carl Denham and Jack Driscoll and the rest of the crew of the Wanderer. Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island, their new home, which they are soon horrified to realize is home to dinosaurs, giant creatures…and Kongs!

Kong of Skull Island will be written by Jack Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes). Follow the jump for details.

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Intriguing Matchup Dept.: Predator vs. JudgeDredd vs. Aliens!

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Dark Horse Comics announced the ultimate bada$$ crossover event at Emerald City Comic con today: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens!

The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens.

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 will be in stores on July 27th. follow the jump for details.

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Dark Horse Wants To Bring You To San Diego Comic Con 2016!

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If you’ve ever wanted to attend to the biggest pop culture gathering on the planet, now’s your chance.

As part of its celebrations for its 30th anniversary, Dark Horse Comics is offering one lucky fan (and a guest) a chance to attend SDCC16!

What do you have to do? Fill out a five-minute survey – just like it says on the above illustration. Where do you find the survey? Follow the jump to find out!

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Valiant’s Faith Given Ongoing Series!

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Faith – a character first seen in Valiant Entertainment’s Harbinger series who headlined a four-issue miniseries that required five editions to satisfy its fans – has taken the next step in a big way.

Beginning with July’s Faith #1, she is getting her own ongoing series by Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Harvey Award-nominated Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and acclaimed artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells).

Faith’s solo debut miniseries has been collected as a trade paperback, Faith: Hollywood & Vine, also hitting stores in July. Follow the jump for details.

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Moonstone and Radio Archives Team Up To Create Moonstone Audiobooks!

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Moonstone isn’t one of the biggest publishers of books and comics, but it is responsible for continuing the adventures of some pretty high profile characters – The Green Hornet, Buckaroo Banzai, Carl Kolchak, Zorro, Doc Savage, The Phantom and many more.

Now, Moonstone is partnering with Radio Archives – the leader in restoring vintage radio shows (Strange Adventures, Inner Sanctum, Space Patrol and more) – to create Moonstone Audiobooks, bringing titles from Moonstone’s extensive catalog to life. (My personal hope is that Buckaroo Banzai is one of the first releases…)

Moonstone Audiobooks will be available from Amazon, audible and iTunes. For details, follow the jump.

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Lucas Stand: Created By Kurt Sutter for BOOM! Studios!

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BOOM Studios has announced the first limited series comic created by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

Lucas Stand is a man who has done something unforgivable – and has been given a chance to make things right by the only being who has anything like the power to make it so – Lucifer.

Lucas Stand will be in stores on June 1st. Follow the jump for the series description.

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Valiant & ShirtPunch Team Up for 24-Hour Exclusive Archer & Armstrong Apparel!

Valiant Entertainment’s Archer & Armstrong is the subject of a unique line of apparel – T-shirts, Fitted T-shirts, Zippered Hoodies, Pullover Hoodies and Longsleeve Shirts – that are only available today through ShirtPunch, home of the best pop culture and frandom T-shirts and toys.

Follow the jump for details.

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