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1. Dark Horse Comics to Publish a Series on The History of ‘Warcraft’

dark horse logoDark Horse Comics plans to publish a series about the history of the “Warcraft” universe.

According to the press release, the first volume of the World of Warcraft: Chronicle books will focus on “a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.”

This book will showcase 20 full-page illustrations created by artist Peter Lee. A publication date has been scheduled for November 2015.

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2. Steve Sunu Joins Dark Horse Comics

dark horse logoSteve Sunu has come on board at Dark Horse Comics as a publicity coordinator.

In the past, Sunu has worked as a bookseller, a writer, and an editor. Throughout his career, he has held positions at Wizard magazine, Borders, the Harvard Book Store, and Comic Book Resources.

Sunu had this statement in the press release: “Dark Horse has consistently produced some of the most exciting books in the industry. I’m proud to be part of the Marketing team to help increase awareness of the incredible innovation and creativity that take place here every day.”

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3. ‘In Which I Do Not Fear Harvey Dent’ Video Goes Viral

Brenna Twohy wrote a poem called “In Which I Do Not Fear Harvey Dent.” Twohy recited it at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam.

The piece features mentions of several famous superheroes including Spider-Man, Aqua-Man, and Rogue from X-Men. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video with her performance and it has since attracted more than 33,000 views.

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4. President George Washington Stars in Comic Book

dark horse logoDark Horse Comics will be publishing a “historical fiction genre smash-up” three-issue miniseries starring President George Washington.

The first installment of The Forge series will be released on April 29, 2015. The creative team behind this project includes Donn D. Berdahl, Andy Briggs, and Victor Gischler.

Here’s more from the press release: “Before he fathered a nation, young George Washington forged his legend in blood! Before he fought for his country, he killed for the king! Imbued with the mystical powers of America’s original inhabitants, George and his superpowered axe—along with his friends, a debauched, middle-aged Ben Franklin and a young, rebellious Paul Revere—must stop an evil colonial governor who wishes to rule an empire!”

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5. Batman Stars in a TED-Ed Lesson About Bats

The TED-Ed team has created a science lesson starring The Dark Knight. It explores the role that bats play in the world’s ecosystem and how these creatures are both “widely misunderstood and vilified.” The animated video embedded above features both Batman and cameos from several of Gotham City’s most infamous villains such as the Joker, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy. What do you think?

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6. Fan-Made ‘Marvel vs DC Epic Trailer’ Goes Viral

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the superheroes of Marvel and DC comics met one another? The person behind the Alex Luthor YouTube channel has created the “Marvel vs DC Epic Trailer.”

The fan-made video embedded above features appearances from Superman, The Hulk, Batman, The Flash, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, and Spider-Man. Thus far, it has drawn more than 1.3 million views. (via ComicBook.com)

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7. Robert Atkins Signs On as Guest Artist For the America’s Army Comic Series

America's ArmyRobert Atkins will serve as the guest artist for four issues of the America’s Army comic series. In the past, Atkins has worked on the GI JOE comic series.

Here’s more from the press release: “The America’s Army comic series provides an inside perspective into the world of Soldiers in the U.S. Army, their jobs and the challenges they face. Based on the highly successful PC game, the America’s Army comic follows American forces deployed to the small nation of Czervenia where President-General Kazimir Adzic and his advanced army launch a genocidal war against the neighboring country of the RDO, setting in motion a mysterious plan that could change the course of world power.”

IDW Publishing recently released the twelfth installment of this series. Atkins’ artwork will be featured starting in the thirteenth issue. Follow this link to access these free digital comic books from the United States Army.

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8. India’s Latest Superhero Speaks Out Against Rape

privaFilmmaker Ram Devineni has concerns about the rise in violence against women in India. So he created a new comic book hero to help inspire Indians stand up to against rape.

Her name is Priya. After being sexually attacked, Priva travels the country to speak out against victim shaming.

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After months of traveling around India talking to all sorts of people, including rape victims, about sexual violence, Devineni decided to create Priya. Shunned by her family and village after she is raped, she takes refuge in the jungle and is stalked by a tiger. Parvati, a Hindu goddess, comes to her aid and grants her special powers that include fearlessness and a magical mantra that she uses to change people’s minds.

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9. How to Craft a Cardboard Baby Groot

Still working on picking up gifts for the holiday season? The Homemade Game Guru YouTube channel offers a “Dollar Store Hack” solution for Guardians of the Galaxy fans: a “Cardboard Baby Groot Superhero” craft. If you want to make this project, watch the video tutorial embedded above. What do you think?

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10. Jerry Garcia Stars in Comic Book

Tribute Jerry GarciaBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling Grateful Dead rock star Jerry Garcia.

This book is part of the publisher’s Tribute series. According to the press release, Michael L. Frizell wrote the story, Andre St-Amour created the interior artwork, and David Frizell produced the cover art.

For Frizell, researching Garcia proved to be difficult because it required “separating the myth from the man.” Despite these challenges, he feels that this Garcia project is “every writer’s dream. Drugs. Rock culture. Conflict. Social turmoil. Unparalleled talent. Humble and rebellious beginnings.”

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11. Sony May Create a Movie About Peter Parker’s Aunt May

Aunt MayRumors are swirling in Hollywood that Sony plans to create a movie about Peter Parker’s Aunt May.

Here’s more from Latino-Review: “The target mood is some sort of espionage story in the vein of AMC’s Mad Men, which sounds like a way of saying ‘classier Agent Carter‘ without name-dropping Marvel’s upcoming series. But the whole point here is that I NOT mention Marvel, because Sony isn’t giving up the Spider-Verse before they make an attempt at a movie based on the completely fabricated past of May Parker. Well, the espionage part is fabricated.”

The plot from the screenplay would be set during May Parker’s youth before she became a guardian for Spider-Man. In recent years, actresses Rosemary Harris and Sally Field (pictured, via) have taken on the role of Ben Parker’s widow. Who would you cast as a young Aunt May?

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12. Dark Horse Comics to Publish a Gillian Flynn Short Story in an Anthology

gillian-flynn-237x300Gillian Flynn’s comic short story, entitled “Masks,” will be featured in the Dark Horse Presents 200 anthology.

According to the press release, this will be the first time that “Masks” appears in a United States publication. It was originally released in The Guardian, a United Kingdom-based newspaper.

Dave Gibbons, the illustrator behind the Watchmen series, has signed on to create the artwork for this project. The book will come out on February 18, 2015.

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13. Stephen Colbert Stars in Comic Book

PPStephenColbertBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling The Colbert Show host Stephen Colbert.

According to the press release, Hal Hilden wrote the story and Kelly Brine created the artwork.

For Hilden, the “goal was to write a fun little biography, mixing fact with fiction, that hopefully one of Stephen Colbert’s many personas would enjoy reading.”

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14. Christopher Nolan Has Written An ‘Interstellar’ Comic

Christopher NolanHave you seen the movie Interstellar? Director Christopher Nolan (pictured, via) wrote a comic to reveal a back story for two characters: Dr. Mann (played by Oscar winner Matt Damon) and his robot SKIPP.

Wired posted “Absolute Zero” in its entirety on the magazine’s website. The 7 page comic will also appear in the print edition; Nolan is serving as the guest editor for this issue which focuses on themes of time, space, and multiple dimensions. Animator Sean Gordon Murphy created the artwork for this project.

Here’s more about the comic book: “Before Cooper left his daughter to find humanity a new home in space, there were the Lazarus missions. Led by Dr. Mann, this was NASA’s first attempt to locate a hospitable exoplanet. So what happened to Mann on the other side of the wormhole? We teamed Christopher Nolan with award-winning comic-book artist Sean Gordon Murphy to tell Mann’s story.” (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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15. Bono Stars in Comic Book

Fame BonoBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling U2 frontman Bono.

According to the press release, Michael L. Frizell wrote the story, Jayfri Hashim created the interior artwork, and David Frizell produced the cover art.

For Frizell, “Bono is a fascinating artist. Equal parts rock star, goodwill ambassador, and humanitarian, his work has stood the test of time…In writing the comic, I wanted to convey the legendary performer as the ultimate Everyman.”

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16. IDW Publishing to Release a U.S. Edition of ‘The Infinite Loop’

Infinite LoopWriter Pierrick Colinet and artist Elsa Charretier formed a partnership to create a comic called The Infinite Loop. The collaborators launched a crowdfunding campaign in France and raised €12,575 (approximately $15646.57 USD) for this project.

IDW Publishing has acquired the rights to release a U.S. edition. The first installment of this 6-issue mini-series will be released in April 2015.

Here’s more from the press release: “The Infinite Loop is a science-fiction series that asks the age-old question, ‘What would you risk for a chance at true love?’ Meet Teddy, a young woman who lives in a faraway future where time traveling is a common practice and her job is to maintain the status quo by correcting time paradoxes. But when she meets Ano, ‘a time paradox’ and the girl of her dreams, Teddy must decide between fixing the time stream or the love of her life, both of which have unique consequences.”

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17. Harper Lodge to Re-Appear in New Archie Comics Project

Harper Lodge ArchieEarlier this year, Archie Comics introduced a new character with a disability named Harper Lodge. She first appeared in Archie issue #656.

Harper will return for another adventure with the Riverdale gang in Archie issue #665. The company will release this new project in 2015.

Here’s more from the press release: “Harper’s latest venture: writing a romance book about the boys in Riverdale, has everybody trying to figure out the big question: Who is Harper writing about? Will the gang be able to solve the mystery?”

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18. GraphicAudio Adapts a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Prose Novel

GraphicAudio has adapted Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon and Groot – Steal The Galaxy! We’ve embedded a SoundCloud trailer above—what do you think?

This project is based on a Marvel Entertainment prose novel written by Dan Abnett. It features a cast of more than 40 voice actors, original music, and sound effects. Follow this link to listen to a sample snippet.

Here’s more from the press release: “They are not Captain America, Iron Man or Spider-Man, however Rocket Raccoon and the faithful Groot are the baddest heroes in the cosmos, and they’re on the run across the Marvel Universe! During a spaceport brawl, the pair rescues an android Recorder from a pack of alien lizard men. Everyone in the galaxy including the ruthless Kree Empire and the stalwart Nova Corps, seems to want that Recorder for their own power.”

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19. IDW Publishing to Adapt ‘Jem & The Holograms’ Into a Comic Series

JemIDW Publishing will adapt the Jem And The Holograms cartoon into a new comic series.

The creative team behind this project includes writer Kelly Thompson, illustrator Ross Campbell, and artist Sara Richard. The premiere issue will be released in March 2015. Five rainbow foil covers have been created for this first book.

Here’s more from the press release: “It’s the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound…But one thing is holding them back—Jerrica’s crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!”

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20. 6 Actors Join The Cast For The ‘Suicide Squad’ Film Adaptation

Jared LetoWarner Bros. has announced that six actors have joined the cast of the Suicide Squad film adaptation.

The original story (published by DC Comics) stars a group of supervillains who band together as anti-heroes in service of the United States government. Jared Leto (pictured, via) will play the Joker, Will Smith will play Deadshot, Tom Hardy will play Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney will play Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne will play Enchantress.

Deadline reports that Jesse Eisenberg may reprise his role as Lex Luthor (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) for this movie. Filmmaker David Ayer has been brought on to serve as both the director and screenwriter. A release date has been scheduled for August 05, 2016. (via BuzzFeed)

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21. ‘Serenity: Leaves On the Wind’ Claims Top Spot On The ‘New York Times’ Bestsellers List

Serenity ComicsSerenity: Leaves On the Wind, an anthology of six Serenity comics, has claimed the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

According to the press release, “this official follow-up from executive producer Joss Whedon brings circumstances that force the crew to come out of hiding, and one of their own is captured, setting them on another mission of rescue and resistance.”

Writer Zack Whedon and artist Georges Jeanty collaborated on this project.

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22. Jason Fuchs May Write the Script For the Wonder Woman Movie

Wonder WomanJason Fuchs, the screenwriter behind the Pan movie, may be scripting the Wonder Woman film adaptation.

Gal Gadotthe actress who plays the Amazonian princess in Batman Vs. Supermam flick, will reprise the role for this project. Michelle MacLaren will serve as the director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this character is “one of the most important installments of Warners’ cinematic universe based on the DC Entertainment characters and one of the most iconic characters in comic book history.” A theatrical release date has been set for 2017.

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23. Gene Luen Yang Creates a Confession Comic

Gene Luen YangEveryone makes mistakes, but not all people give a confession with a comic. Printz Award winner Gene Luen Yang created a comic to atone for a blunder in his most recent book, The Shadow Hero.

According to the piece, posted on the Diversity in YA blog, Yang did not refer to Chu F. Hing’s name correctly in the essay featured at the beginning of the book; Chu was the original creator of the Green Turtle comic stories. Yang explains how he made this error to begin with and how he came to learn about it.

First Second, the publisher of this comic, will make an adjustment in future printings of the book. What do you think?

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24. Lion Forge Comics & IDW Publishing Partner Up For Miami Vice Remix

Miami ViceLion Forge Comics and IDW Publishing are teaming up to produce the Miami Vice Remix comic series. The story comes from the classic 80′s TV show.

Writer Joe Casey and artist Jim Mahfood will collaborate on this project together. The first issue will be released in February 2015.

Here’s more from the press release: “The comic follows the Metro-Dade Police Department detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs through modern-day Miami as they go undercover facing dangerous encounters with voodoo, zombies and Crockett’s mysterious past…Miami Vice Remix is the latest Lion Forge title crossing over from digital to hard copy through IDW. The comic joins licensed and celebrity titles Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier and Saved By The Bell, which also are based on hit NBC television series.”

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25. Kabam’s New Mobile Game Taps Marvel Universe

marvelcontestOnline gaming site Kabam has partnered with Marvel Entertainment on a mobile video game featuring Marvel super heroes.

Marvel Contest of Champions allows players to create teams using heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Contest of Champions stays true to classic Marvel storytelling with big threats, heroic moments, and shocking revelations wrapped into a game that is not only easy to pick-up and play, but is also fun,” stated Cuz Parry, Kabam’s Creative Director for Marvel Contest of Champions. “The development team is a huge fan of Marvel, and we’re proud to deliver an epic game that we know fans will be psyched to play.”

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