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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2008
NEW SUPERMAN RUMORS
According to a recent interview with Kevin Spacey done by The Belfast Telegraph,
the actor will once again transform into Superman’s arch-foe, Lex Luthor, in the
next SUPERMAN film, tentatively titled SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL.
The interview focuses on Spacey’s career as a theatrical actor, and his work as the
artistic director of the Old Vic theatre. But it does comment on the fact that Spacey
will be returning to the role of Luthor in the follow-up to 2006’s SUPERMAN RETURNS.
Rumor has it that Warner Brothers is looking for a “darker tone” to the next film
in the Superman franchise. It is similarly uncertain if Brandon Routh, who played
Superman/Clark Kent, or director Bryan Singer will be back.
Last week, word came out that Kenneth Branagh was being considered to direct Marvel's
THOR movie. MTV Splash Page checked in with writer J. Michael Straczynski, currently
revitalizing the character in comics, to get his opinion of the potential helmer.
"Honestly, I can't imagine anyone better suited to this," said Straczynski. "THOR,
at his best, has always had a classical bent to the character in terms of his history,
the way he speaks, and the often Shakespearean intrigues and dramas that surround him.
That kind of dialogue and character needs the hand of someone who comes from a
theatrical/classically trained background in order for it not to sound forced or
artificial. Branagh is absolutely the perfect choice."
Folksinger Jonatha Brooke announced on
her Web site that she and songwriter Eric Bazilian have composed the theme song
to Joss Whedon's upcoming Fox SF series DOLLHOUSE, which is set to premiere in January.
THE VOICE OF DARTH VADER HONORED
Variety reports that James Earl Jones--best known to SF fans as the voice of Star
Wars' Darth Vader--has been tapped to receive this year's life achievement kudo
from the Screen Actors Guild.
TOP SCIENCE FICTION NEWS STORIES:
To catch up on the latest news from around the world of science fiction, go to
News Page. You'll find
the highlights this week and this month here.
8:00pm on NBC
Knight Rider - Journey to the End of the Knight
Mike and a former Army buddy (Johnny Messner) try to bring down a drag racing gang
that's smuggling weapons overseas; much to her father's dismay, Sarah joins Mike
and KITT on their mission.
8:00pm on BBC America
Jenny Lewis, who Cutter notices is a perfect replica of the recently vanished Claudia
Brown, joins the fight against a horde of giant carnivorous worms.
9:00pm on BBC America - NEW
The team is caught off guard when they see a saber-tooth cat roaming around a theme
park and a man is able to snap pictures of it and post them on the internet.
9:00pm on SciFi
NYC: Tornado Terror
A meteorologist and her husband must prevent devastating tornadoes from destroying
Welcome to Show #131!
Jeffrey’s back in fine form, but still recovering nicely from the Vorlon Virus. Tim
reads a message from JMS about progress on the Lensman project, and Summer still wants
more news about World War Z.
Feedbackapalooza: Or would this week better be called Garypalooza? Either way, the
Vorlon is easily amused when listening to phone spam with audio effects applied to
Want more? Visit Deep Geeking, and if you want to contribute a geeking essay, send
a note to Summer.
BIG BABYLON 5 FAN PASSES
For those of you who have frequented THE GALACTIC GATEWAY (Pat Tallman and Jeffrey
Willerth's website), you know Vidar Nilsen. He was a presence at the site, with his
creative projects and comments in the chat room.
Ranger Barb sent this information along for posting:
Vidar was heavily involved with the Gateway and his own "Project-SI" through the
years. I, for one, can not accurately express the impact that he has had on my life
personally. I will always cherish my friendship with him and the joy he brought to
my life. Vidar loved to laugh and was truly larger than life. I have many fond memories
of Vidar from various conventions and times we spent together. I can even say that
I'm responsible for taking a crazy Norweigan to his first professional wrestling
match. He was truly like a kid in a candy shop that night and I'll never forget it.
If you would like to post messages of sympathy -- and memories shared, go to
The Galactic Gateway.
BABYLON 5 CHRONOLOGIES UPDATE FROM CAFEPRESS
"Across Time and Space:
The Chronologies of Babylon 5"
We expect most chronology book orders to ship by this Friday, September 19, at
Books are shipping right now in the order the orders were received, starting with
The shipping delay was caused by unprecedented demand coupled with Tropical Storm
Ike, which impacted Cafepress' production facilities. The good news is that all
is back on track.
P.S. In October you can look forward to the release of a B5 book that most fans
have been waiting 5 years for!
For more details, go to
http://www.babylon5scripts.com/B5%20Chronology%20Book%20Sample.pdf to see some
sample pages of the work. To place your order, go to
For more of these fabulous cartoons, go to
OK, the first week of the new season is now history. A lot of the new shows have had
their premieres -- and old shows have returned. What did you think? Did you catch
Bruce Boxleitner in HEROES? Did you find a show or two that you are interested in? If
so, which ones? I absolutely love FRINGE. It is a smart drama with a tinge of humor
and absolutely wonderful acting. How about you?
Send in your thoughts and comments to
email@example.com. I will post them on the
Discussion Page for everyone to share and enjoy. There are some good ones so
far. Add yours! If you see an old topic you want to respond to, go right ahead.
We enjoy hearing from you.
While Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick (Biggs) and Tim (Choate) are no longer with us,
we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent -- as well as their
significant contributions to BABYLON 5. Be sure to visit
In Memory Of for more
information about memorial efforts. Until we met again, in a place where no
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
Dylan Neal - October 8
Jeff Conaway - October 5
John Vulich - October 10
Tim Choate - October 11 - we miss you
John Copeland - October 13
Linda Huse - October 16
Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5,
pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.
KEEPING UP WITH CAST AND CREW
FOR PETE'S WAKE
Here's the latest on this film:
FOR PETE'S WAKE will be screening in Canada on Saturday, October 4th at 1:00 pm.
The event will be held at THE INNIS TOWN HALL THEATRE, located on the University
of Toronto campus. Innis Town Hall Theatre is located at 2 Sussex Avenue, within
Innis College on the University of Toronto's downtown campus, at the NW corner of
St. George Street and Sussex Avenue just south of Bloor Street. Just a five
minute walk from the nearest subway stop, St. George Station. The fest address
The film will also be screening at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Studio City
in late October, so stay tuned.
This film stars Babylon 5's Pat Tallman and Robin Atkin Downes.
NEW SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS COMING
FANTASTIC TV: 50 YEARS OF CULT, FANTASY, and SCIENCE FICTION
by Steven Savile
Fantastic TV celebrates five decades of sci-fi and fantasy television — the
cult shows that have defined popular culture. Featuring interviews with the writers
and originators of the many series covered, along with the historical context of
their creations, this book offers insight into a truly beloved genre of home
entertainment. Detailing favorites as varied in theme and time period as The Twilight
Zone, The 4400, Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Heroes, and with black-and-
white photographs, this guide has something for every devoted sci-fi fan.
(570/0-85965-420-6) (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 6x9, 256pgs, B&W SRP: $19.95
Here are a couple of books that would make any science fiction fan's library complete.
Science Fiction Television Series: Episode Guides, Histories, and Casts and Credits
for 62 Prime Time Shows, 1959 - 1989. Written by Mark Phillips & Frank Garcia, the book
looks at science fiction series, providing excerpts, trivia and much, much more.
Science Fiction Television Series: Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Prime Time Shows,
1990 - 2004
By Frank Garcia and Mark Phillips - with a foreward by Stargate's Brad Wright.
This books covers more recent shows, including BABYLON 5, THE DEAD ZONE, QUANTUM LEAP,
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and THE X-FILES.
http://legacyweb.com/scifibook/index.shtml for more information and a link for ordering.
If you enjoy science fiction and have followed a number of TV series over the years, you'll love
Peanuts: You're Not Elected Charlie Brown DE
Release date: October 7, 2008
Charlie Brown for student body president! Doesn't that sound wonderful? Doesn't
that sound exciting? Doesn't that sound impossible?? With Lucy's polling help,
good ol? Charlie Brown realizes he doesn?t have a chance. So he backs Linus, who
runs on a pro-recess, anti-homework platform. Why, he once even shared his peanut
butter sandwich with a prospective constituent. Talk about a shoo-in! Unless, of
course, Linus talks about a certain Santa-like character who rises out of the
pumpkin patch each Halloween, a belief sure to blow his chances with voters.
Join the fun and cast your vote for You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, hitting
the campaign trail in a sparkling Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with Improved Picture
THE SMURFS: Season 1, Volume 2
Release Date: October 7, 2008
It will be a simply "Smurfy" day October 7, 2008 when Warner Home Video (WHV)
releases The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 on DVD. Released in time to observe the
Smurfs' 50th anniversary this year, this DVD will feature 20 re-mastered and uncut
episodes from the second half of the series' premiere season, along with a special
bonus featurette. Outfitted in eye-catching, super-smurfy packaging, this title
makes a perfect gift this holiday season for Smurf fans of all ages.
The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in
the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who
doesn't look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for their
villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat,
turn into gold, or for other evil reasons. Gargamel's cat Azrael adds to the menace,
always looking for a tasty, Smurfy snack.
Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Smurfs originally premiered as part of
NBC's Saturday morning programming lineup. The Emmy® nominated series ran for nine
seasons on NBC earning a 42% share of the U.S. Saturday morning audience. The
Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1, which features 19 episodes from the series' first season,
was released by WHV in February 2008.
Scooby Doo and the Goblin King
Release date: September 23, 2008
Official website: www.scoobydoogoblinking.com
Scooby-Doo & The Goblin King, tells the story of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as they
embark on a magic quest to save the Mystery Inc. gang from the spell of a wicked
Scooby-Doo & The Goblin King follows that lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo and his pal
Shaggy as they try to stop a second-rate, carnival magician named the Amazing Krudsky
(Wayne Knight) from turning everyone into horrible Halloween monsters, after he steals
the light magic from Princess Fairy Willow (Hayden Panettiere). Scooby-Doo and Shaggy
board the Grim Reaper Railroad, which is bound for the fantastic world of Halloween
land to retrieve the powerful Goblin scepter from the Goblin King (Tim Curry), before
Krudsky can. Along the way, the Mystery Inc. crew encounters several enchanting
creatures such as the infamous Headless Horseman, the helpful Jack O’Lantern and
a frisky broomstick that take them on the ride of their life. The film also features
the voice talents of Jay Leno, Lauren Becall, Lary Joe Campbell, Wayne Knight, Wally
Shawn, Russi Taylor and Thom Adcox.
Watership Down Deluxe Edition
Official release date: October 7, 2008
Official website: www.warnervieo.com
Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community
of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits illegally
escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a safer home. Led by the visionary
Fiver, the courageous Bigwig, the clever Blackberry, and the honorable Hazel, they
embark on a danger-filled journey, where they must use their strength and cunning
to survive, while pursuing their dream.
This animated film adaptation is a thrilling allegorical adventure that celebrates
traditional values of loyalty, courage and spirit, with a voice cast of well-known
British actors such as John Hurt, Richard Briers, Harry Andrews, Simon Cadell, Nigel
Hawthorne and Roy Kinnear. The featured song "Bright Eyes" was sung by Art Garfunkel
and later released as a single.
Special Features include:
Watership Down: A Conversation with the Filmmakers -- Featurette with producer/
director Martin Rosen and editor Terry Rawlings
Defining a Style -- Featurette discussing the creation of Watership Down
Official Relsease date: October 7, 2008
Official website: www.warnervideo.com
In the far-flung future, the Galaxy of Limbo is in dire need of some heroes.
Terrorized by the ruthless villain Mon-Star and his intergalactic horde, the only
hope against this tyranny are the partly metal, partly real cybernetically enhanced
super-team --the SilverHawks. Led by the daring Quicksilver, the SilverHawks use
their amazingly enhanced bodies, their razor sharp wits, and a steely resolve to
battle Mon-Star and the forces of evil across the galaxy. Heroes like Quicksilver,
Tally Hawk, Super Twins, Blue Grass, Copper Kid and Stargazer sacrificed their
human lives on Earth to be sent into outer space and challenge their intergalactic
Quicksilver, Talley Hawk, Super Twins and the rest of the SilverHawks are back with
the first ever DVD release of SilverHawks: Season 1 Volume 1 on October 14, 2008
from Warner Home Video (WHV). Created as a space-bound equivalent to the hit THUNDERCATS
animated series, SilverHawks originally featured many of the same voice talents.
SilverHawks: Season 1 Volume 1 will be released in a four-disc collector set that
includes 32 action-packed cartoons, as well as a special featurette entitled "Partly
Metal, Partly Real," which examines the development of Silverhawks, the follow-up
animated series from the same creative team that created Thundercats.
Jack Frost Deluxe Edition (Rankin & Bass)
Official Release Date: October 7, 2008
Official website: www.kidswb.com/whv<
Jack Frost is sure to warm everyone's hearts with the first ever re-mastered Deluxe
Edition DVD release of the classic, stop-motion animation feature Jack Frost. From
the animation sorcerers at the Rankin/Bass studios, this enchanting holiday perennial
about the crafty cold-weather elf. This special tells the story of Jack Frost, who
one fateful winter, visits the village of January Junction, where he falls head-over-
snowflakes in love with pretty maiden Elisa. Turning into a human boy, Jack begins
his courtship, only to lose Elisa to the evil clutches of Kubla Kraus the Cossack.
Teamed up with his elfin friends, Jack must use all his icy powers to free Elisa
from Kubla's army of mechanical men. Among the featured voices are Buddy Hackett,
as narrator Pardon-Me-Pete the groundhog, Robert Morse as Jack and Larry Storch as
Jack Frost Deluxe Edition DVD bonus features include:
Totally Cool Crafty Creations - Mr. Wizard meets Martha Stewart in this fun-filled
featurette that teaches kids how to make their own holiday crafts, including paper
snowflakes, a magical snow globe and mounds of fluffy snow.
Snip's Snowy Sing-a-long - Join Snip the Snowflake Maker in this fun sing-along with
some of the all-time favorite songs from the movie, including "Me and My Shadow,"
and "Just What I Always Wanted."
SYLVESTER AND TWEETY MYSTERIES - Season 1
Release date: September 9, 2008
Official website: www.kidswb.com/whv
Starring: Joe Alaskey, June Foray; Director: James T. Walker, Lenord Robinson
Its mysteries and mayhem with sneaky Sylvester and lovable Tweety in this hilarious
collection full of crooks, comedy, and fwustwated puddy cats!
Here are some video clips from the WB
KIDNAP OF TWEETY (1:07)
Release Date: 10/7/08
Official website: http://www.beetlejuicedvd.com
What’s a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over
by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s freelance bio-exorcist
to scare off the family – and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for!
Tim Burton guides this PG-rated comedy monsterpiece whose stars include Alec Baldwin,
Geena Davis, and Winona Ryder. And Michael Keaton is Beetlejuice, the ghost with the
most who flings one-liners, spins into grotesque forms, gobbles insects, and who just
can’t leave the ladies (living or dead) alone. Ghoul love it!
TORCHWOOD - SEASON 2
Release date: September 16, 2008
Official website: http://www.bbcamericashop.com
Torchwood follows the adventures of a team of investigators, led by the enigmatic
Captain Jack. Set in the UK in the present day, the team use scavenged alien technology
in a very real world to solve crime; both alien and human. Separate from the government.
Outside the police. Beyond the United Nations. Everyone who works for Torchwood is young,
under 35. Some say that's because it's a new science. Others say it's because they die
Starring: John Barrowman , Eve Myles , Burn Gorman , Naoko Mori , Gareth David-Lloyd
Produced by: Russell T Davies , Julie Gardner
Written by: Chris Chibnall
With fearsome new aliens, compelling new storylines, and amazing guest stars the second
season of Torchwood takes the close-knit team through dare-devil action, temptation,
heartache, and a life changing event for one of them.
Release Date: September 16, 2008
Official website: http://www.pushingdaisiesdvd.com
Every not-so-often, along comes a show that?s different. Wonderfully different.
Pushing Daisies, TV Guide's Matt Roush writes, "restores my faith in TV's ability to
amuse, enchant and entertain." It's the story of Ned, a lonely pie maker whose touch
can reanimate the dead. Cool, but there's a hitch. If Ned touches the person again,
the miracle is reversed. If he doesn't, a bystander goes toes up. What to do? Easy:
Team with a private eye, bring murder victims back just long enough to discover whodunit,
and collect the rewards. Things go well until Ned's boyhood sweetie is the next dear
departed, and he can't resist bringing her back for keeps! Dig the wit, style and
quirky romance: If you?re not laughing, you may need a visit from Ned.
Videos from the WB:
Windows - Beaver Boy Ft. 1:51
Smallville Season 7
Release date: September 9, 2008
Official website: http://www.smallvilledvd.com
When Clark's cousin Kara (Supergirl) arrives on the scene, Clark advises her to keep
a low profile and master her powers, but Kara has other ideas and becomes the focus
of Lex Luthor's powerlust. Does Lana Lang prefer Bizarro to the real deal? Lois Lane
makes a career leap and Chloe Sullivan finds that balancing a meteor power with a
personal life isn't easy. New characters and complications abound, along with new
secrets and lore, new thrills and special effects. Power up to Season 7!
Release date: September 2, 2008
Official website: www.supernaturaldvd.com
The yellow-eyed demon is vanquished, but at a terrible price. The battle that brought
him down released hundreds of demons from Hell into an unsuspecting world. And it cost
Sam his life. But a grief-stricken Dean made a deal with the Crossroad Demon --his soul
for Sam's resurrection. Now Dean has just one year to live. One year to fight the unholy,
the twisted, the ghoulish. One year to say farewell to Sam. And one year for Sam to search
desperately for some way to save his brother. Mind-bending adventure awaits as the
Winchester brothers continue their astonishing odyssey into the supernatural...and
their personal odyssey into destiny.
For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to
Starburst Issue #365: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: Michael Trucco - Now revealed as a
Cylon the actor wonders how his identity crisis will be resolved...Edward James Olmos
debates reaching Earth with the Cylons… SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: Thomas Dekker
reflects on filling big shoes of John Connor…ROBOT - Robot builder Fred Barton talks about
how a childhood craze became a lucrative career! STARGATE ATLANTIS: Paul McGuillion,
Carson Beckett, is back in a new episode teamed with an all-female SG team…
Cult Times Issue #156: Special Issue - only $2.99. HEROES: Hiro and Ando
start a new quest; a look at Elle - Kristen Bell and DOCTOR WHO's Director Douglas
MacKinnon takes you behind the scenes on the two-part story that brought the Sontarans
back to the series.
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #400
Doctor Who Magazine, the official publication of the hit BBC TV series, reaches its
400th issue — and celebrates in style! Packed with exclusive photos and interviews,
this very special publication features actor David Tennant talking candidly about
being the Doctor — and his plans for the future; showrunner Russell T. Davies reveals
secrets about his years working on Doctor Who; a new era for the full-color comic strip
begins as the Doctor discovers "The Secrets of the Space Gulag"; the Time Team concludes
their epic viewing of "The Trial of a Time Lord" in a surprising way; and all of the
latest books, audios and DVDs are previewed and reviewed! Plus much, much more —
including a massive free double-sided poster! (Panini Publishing Ltd) (C: 0-1-2)
Magazine, 68pgs, FC SRP: $7.99
TV Zone #230: DOCTOR WHO: Director Graeme Harper discuses the epic drama of
season finale Journey’s End - and casting a new Davros! STARGATE ATLANTIS: Actress
Rachel Luttrell returns to Atlantis following onscreen and real life maternity, to
take on a new guise as her character Teyla goes undercover as a Wraith Queen… BATTLESTAR
GALACTICA: As the Galactica nears Earth and the pressure comes to bear on President
Roslin, star Mary McDonnell reflects on the burdens of command. REAPER: Former
Invasion star Tyler Labine reveals how he knew the part of slacker Sock was made
for him when he spotted that the character indulged in the same ‘tape hand’ stunts
that he did in reality…
Be sure to drop over to Titan Magazine's
website for updates on magazines associated with specific shows like 24, ALIAS, ANGEL,
BUFFY, CHARMED, LOST, PRISON BREAK, SMALLVILLE and STARGATE SG-1.
RISING STARS COMPENDIUM HARDCOVER
(W) J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Avery (A) Brent Anderson,
Keu Cha, David Finch, Karl Moline
When Rising Stars first debuted in 1999, people hailed its fresh take on the superhero
mythos, grounding the fantastic in reality. The groundbreaking series by acclaimed
writer J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man, Babylon 5, Squadron Supreme, Thor,
Ultimate Power) spawned three spin-off mini-series and has influenced successful TV
shows like The 4400 and Heroes.
Now, for the first time ever, every issue of Rising Stars, from the #0 to the last
issue of the last mini-series, is collected into one comprehensive deluxe hardcover.
Collects Rising Stars #1-24, #0 issue, #1/2 issue, Prelude issue, Rising Stars: Bright,
Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead and Rising Stars: Untouchable.
Full Color 1,008 pages $99.99 hardcover
by Rockne O'Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido & Tommy Paterson
Television’s science fiction masterpiece Farscape returns! Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon
teams up with Farscape novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido (House of Cards) to continue his
creation in comic book form right where the Peacekeeper Wars left off!
Find out what’s in store for John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Rygel, Chiana, and the rest of the
Moya crew! Do the comics tie into Sci-Fi Channel’s upcoming webisodes? You know it, ‘Scapers!
Don’t frelling miss this! Available with covers from Joe Corroney, Dennis Calero, and a photo
cover from the series.
SC, 24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99
Discover the Angel Omnibus, which collects the IDW Angel series: Angel: The Curse,
Angel: Old Friends, Angel: Spotlight, and Angel: Auld Lang Syne. This huge collection
of comics includes work by New York Times best-selling writer Peter David, and features
the most popular characters from the TV show, including Spike and Illyria.
SC, 6x9, 488pg, FC $24.99
THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO
by William Katt, Folino, O'Reilly & Hilinski
After 25 years, The Greatest American Hero returns with all new original stories and
adventures! Stephen J. Cannell's beloved cult classic makes it debut to the comic book
world courtesy of The Greatest American Hero star William Katt, along with acclaimed
writers Christopher Folino (Sparks), Sean O'Reilly (Kade), and Derek McCaw (Tony Loco).
32pgs, FC (1 of 6) SRP: $3.50
JIM BUTCHER'S THE DRESDEN FILES VOLUME 1 PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE TP
by Jim Krueger & Mike Lilly
This original story is set in The New York Times-bestselling world of Jim Butcher's
Dresden Files, and is scripted by Butcher himself! When the supernatural world goes
out of control, there's only one man to call: Harry Dresden, the only professional
wizard in the Chicago phonebook. Collecting the mini-series in its entirety, this
PREVIEWS Exclusive trade paperback is limited to a print run of 2,500!
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: A POP-UP GRAPHIC NOVEL
by Will Eisner
On the dead body of a police officer the Spirit discovers a note with the name "Sand
Saref," his lost childhood sweetheart. Saref has come to Central City peddling a deadly
Nazi virus on the black market, but plans go awry when she is double-crossed by a scoundrel
bent on destruction. In a twisted tale of betrayal, the remorseful Spirit must bring his
long-lost love to justice and find the virus before it's too late! Born from shadow and
mystery, Will Eisner's deathless hero returns in a recreation of The Spirit's final two
issues. Coinciding with Frank Miller's upcoming film, Will Eisner's The Spirit: A Pop-Up
Graphic Novel spins a noir tale of blackmail, murder, and espionage innovatively crafted
into seven full-color pop-up spreads. Reborn, The Spirit breaks out of the conventional
comic book frame, animating the vigor and dynamism of Eisner's original vision. Designed
by renowned paper engineer Bruce Foster, Will Eisner's The Spirit: A Pop-Up Graphic
Novel comes alive with expansive panoramic cityscapes, three-dimensional action
sequence pop-outs, frame-by-frame expanding mini-booklets, and scene change pullouts.
From the noir aficionado to the comic zealot, fans will celebrate this renaissance of
Eisner's masterpiece, heralding the interactive ingenuity of a new format for sequential
art. (C: 0-1-2) $34.95
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Olivier Coipel.
As the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the
ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now for the first time since
their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods are venturing forth from the Shining
City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon...and within their
walls... 32 pages, $2.99.
INDIANA JONES AND THE TOMB OF THE GODS #1
Dark Horse Comics
Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. sets out on another globe-hopping adventure in Indiana Jones
and the Tomb of the Gods, the all-new mini-series filled with ancient treasures,
Nazis, and a spectacular cover by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)!
CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #12
Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ron Garney and
Ramon Bachs, cover by Steve McNiven.
Experience Civil War and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In Captain
America #25, find out what happens next in the life of the Sentinel of Liberty!
The biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell, "Death
of a Dream" will stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe
for the next year and it begins here! And in Civil War: The Confession, the team that
brought you the start of Civil War with the New Avengers: Illuminati special presents
a heart-wrenching finale. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking
conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is said between them will
set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come.
THE TWELVE #6
Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Chris Weston, cover by Paolo Rivera.
The Laughing Mask--behind bars! Secrets of the Black Widow--revealed! Dynamic Man
kicks ass! The Blue Blade bombs out! And the truth behind the origin of underground
secret agent Rockman!
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #1
by Pat Mills, Wagner & Gibbons
IDW Publishing is proud to kick off its Doctor Who line with monthly re-presentations
of classic Doctor Who comics, featuring some of the best talents in the business! Up
first, adventures featuring the fourth doctor courtesy of Pat Mills, John Wagner, and
Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). Each issue will feature all-new state-of-the-art coloring by
color artist Charlie Kirchoff, as well as an all-new cover by Joe Corroney (Star Trek).
Here's how IDW describes the issue:
"The legendary Doctor Who is back, with the first-ever stories created exclusively for
the U.S. market. The Doctor is the last of the Time Lords, survivors of a Great Time War
and, along with his loyal friend and companion Martha Jones from London, they stop
oppression, darkness and evil spreading throughout the galaxies. They're also on the
hunt for the best chocolate milkshakes in the cosmosŠ and while they track that down,
someone else has the Doctor in their sights. As the very last Time Lord out there, he's
highly collectable, to the right people..."
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #17
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #17 will arrive in stores on Oct. 17 from Marvel
Comics. The issue is written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Joe
Quesada. Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"Ok, you're a super hero. And you've got to fight a robot. But while the robot can
punch and blast you with lasers, you can't touch him. That's a problem, right? That's
what the Avengers are up against when they encounter The Vision!"
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #17 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.
SILVERS SURFER: REQUIEM #4
Silver Surfer: Reqiuem #4 will arrive in stores on August 29 from Marvel Comics.
The issue is written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Esad Ribic.
Here's how Marvel describes the issue:
"For untold years, Norrin Radd surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars,
witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride comes to an end. Zenn-La,
the planet of his birth, the planet he saved through his own sacrifice -- the Silver Surfer
crossed the galaxy to draw his last breath here. He¹s home. What waits for him?"
Silver Surfer: Reqiuem #4 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.
Charles has updated his merchandise list in our
TRADING POST. Be sure to wander over to see if there is something to your liking.
If you have items you would like to get rid of, drop me a line and I'll post a note in our
Trading Post. You never know who might be looking for the very thing you no longer have room
October 24-26, 2008
STEEL CITY CON
Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Guests: Ray Park, Daniel Logan, Lou Ferrigno, CJ Graham, Richard Kiel, Dean Mitchell
For more information, go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
February 27-March 1, 2009
Place: Orange County Convention Center
For more information, go to
March 27-29, 2009
Place: Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Guests: Walter Koenig, Denise Crosby and more
For more information, go to http://www.narutotrek.com
Creation Entertainment has a large number of
conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from STARGATE,
ENTERPRISE, FARSCAPE, XENA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, etc. Check out their calendar to
see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their
Videos page as well. It is
full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.
Sites are closed for these conventions. If you are holding tickets for any of these
conventions, please get in touch with convention organizers.
Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in
dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar
for a full listing of upcoming conventions.
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