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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008
LOST PREMIERE DATE SET
ABC is scheduling a two-hour premiere for the fifth season debut of LOST on
Wednesday, Jan. 21. The premiere will be preceded by a one-hour clip show to bring
everyone up to date (so three hours of "Lost" total). That means LOST is
returning to its Wednesday-at-9 p.m. time period. The new premiere date is also
slightly earlier than last season. ABC has lined up 17 episodes for 2009, which
is one hour more than the show's now-standard 16-episode tally. The network added
an extra hour to compensate for last year, which was cut short due to the strike.
Also, yesterday the Hollywood Reporter reported that Reiko Aylesworth is in negotiations
for a major recurring role on the show.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dylan McDermott (The Practice) has been tapped
as the lead in THE LINE, Jerry Bruckheimer's drama pilot for TNT. The project, from
Warner Horizon and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, is a character-based police drama that revolves
around a squad of undercover LAPD officers as they walk the line between doing their
job and being seduced by easy money. McDermott will play Lt. Andre Carter, a veteran
officer who created and is running the secret unit, trying to strike a balance in his
personal and professional relationships with his underlings. He joins the recently cast
Logan Marshall-Green, Omari Hardwick and Nicki Aycox on "Line," written by Doug Jung and
directed by Danny Cannon. The pilot is executive produced by Bruckheimer, Cannon, Jung
and Jonathan Littman. McDermott, who won a Golden Globe for his role as Bobby Donnell
on ABC's "The Practice," is filming the feature "Burning Palms," writer-director Christopher
Landon's satire of Angeleno stereotypes.
CONAN GETS A DIRECTOR
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brett Ratner is in final negotiations to direct
CONAN, which is aiming for a release in early 2010. Ratner liked the Conan script by
Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly, who looked to Robert E. Howard's original
pulp stories of the 1930s to create their take on the character. The writers are doing
a quick polish to incorporate some of Ratner's ideas. Joe Gatta and Avi Lerner of
Millennium Films are producing, along with Paradox Entertainment president and CEO
Fredrik Malmberg. Millennium and Lionsgate are eyeing a potential franchise and
envision a very R-rated approach in the $85 million budget range. Preproduction is
under way for a shoot at Nu Image's Nu Boyana Studio in Bulgaria.
"The story opens on the battlefield where Conan is born and tells the origin story
that sets the stage for what will be the first of multiple films," Lerner said.
THE KILLER INSIDE ME
Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba are teaming with director Michael Winterbottom for
THE KILLER INSIDE ME, an adaptation of a novel from noir author Jim Thompson, says
The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a West Texas sheriff (Affleck) and his
downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer.
Alba plays a prostitute. The novel was made into a 1976 film starring Stacy Keach.
MuseFilm's Chris Hanley, Cyclone Prods.' Robert Weinbach, Revolution Films' Andrew
Eaton and Bradford Schlei are producing the latest adaptation, which was written by
Weinbach and John Curran. A mid-January start date is being eyed.
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 CBS
CSI: NY - Like Water for Murder
A salesman and a number of dead sharks wash up on Rockaway Beach, leading the CSI
team to follow a twisted trail of evidence in the search for the killer.
8:00pm on NBC
Knight Rider - Knight of the Living Dead
A tech is murdered at Knight Industries headquarters; while they are stuck on a
flight during a storm, Sarah and Mike must try to stop KITT before it self-destructs.
8:00pm on BBC America
Doctor Who - Last of the Time Lords
After the Earth has been conquered and the Doctor is held prisoner, Martha Jones
must try to save the world.
9:00pm on CBS
Without a Trace - Absalom
The team searches for a college student who vanished after making provocative
statements during a classroom discussion.
9:00pm on BBC America
Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned
The Doctor tries to save the lives of the passengers on an orbiting cruise ship
9:00pm on SciFi
A legendary beast terrorizes members of a college football team after their plane
crashes in the snowy Himalayas. Credits: Peter DeLuise, Carly Pope, Ona Grauer,
Crystal Lowe, Kris Pope
BE A SANTA - DEADLINE DECEMBER 10
Every year, Pat Tallman (Lyta Alexander on Babylon 5) tries to bring a little holiday
cheer to a few children. Her support of Penny Lane has spanned over 10 years and she
has come to us again this year for help. With the economic crisis hitting everyone
hard, it is going to be even more difficult to help the unfortunate.
If you can help, go to
Be A Santa for more information on how you can open your heart to someone less
fortunate during the holiday season.
Just a small comment in the B5 moderated newsgroup on Nov. 6 related to JMS
doing a re-write of FORBIDDEN PLANET. One site reported that FORBIDDEN PLANET
was going to be a remake and more of a continuation. JMS' response is below:
That report is totally incorrect. It's not going to be retro, and
it's not going to be a continuation. When Altair 4 blows up, it blows
up. I have, however, found a way to honro the original movie without
in any way besmirching it in order to do this iteration. Once folks
find out what we're actually going to do, I think they'll be most
pleased. Forbidden Planet remains one of my favorite films of all
time, and I wouldn't even think about doing this project if I didn't
think there was a way to do it that would not in any way diminish the
original...which is why this is the the first development in years to
actually get to the script stage. Everybody involved is very excited
by the approach.
For more of these fabulous cartoons, go to
BABYLON 5 PODCAST - #136
Welcome to Show #136!
No Jeffrey this week, he’s working hard on “The Amazing Race”, but not to worry…
for some reason, the Vorlon puns still filter their way into the show.
Interview: This week, Tim and Summer talk with Jaclyn (pictured, L) and Jan from
the Babylon 5 Scripts Project, and by a twist of fate, the date of this interview,
October 29th, was the 3rd anniversary of the release of the first scriptbook!
Jaclyn and Jan give us as many details as they can about how this project came
about, and the scope of putting something on this scale together, possible future
volumes, and much much more!
Want more? Visit Deep Geeking, and if you want to contribute a geeking essay,
send a note to Summer.
If you want to catch up with previous podcasts, go to
BUT IN PURPLE...I'M STUNNING!
Quotations from Babylon 5
It's the book Babylon 5 fans have waited years to own: “But In Purple...I'm Stunning:
Quotations from Babylon 5” compiles everyone's favorite quotes into one comprehensive
book. For easy reference, the quotes are broken down by character (who said it, and
to whom) and by theme. J. Michael Straczynski has written 8 introductions, one for
each themed section in addition to his foreword.
THEMED SECTIONS: Faith, Hope and a Little Charity, The Characters of Babylon,
Relationships, War, Psi Corps, Power, Slapstick and Vox Populi.
CHARACTER SECTIONS: Sinclair, Sheridan, Ivanova, Garibaldi, Franklin, Londo, G’Kar,
Delenn, Marcus, Lennier, Vir and Kosh.
Go to www.Babylon5Quotes.com for more
information and to order a copy of your very own.
BABYLON 5 CHRONOLOGIES
For the first time ever available in print and authorized by J. Michael Straczynski
"Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5"
* Contains two complete chronologies: Terry Jones' Babylon 5 Historical Database
(parts of which were previously published in the now-defunct Official Babylon 5
magazine) and I. Marc Carlson's "Time Line of the Babylon 5/Crusade Universe."
* Together these two documents are the only sources that give you a complete picture
of the Babylon 5 universe and how it fits in the history of the world
To place your order, go to
I, for one, am very happy with the new season of TV shows. There are a few programs
I really like -- Fringe, Sanctuary. There are a few I want to watch yet -- The Mentalist,
Eleventh Hour and it was a long wait, but HEROES is back and moving at break-neck speed
again. What programs do you enjoy watching? Do you have any favorites? Do any of them
remind you of Babylon 5? Sanctuary brought back some good old memories as I watched the
premiere episode on Friday night. The talk of sentient beings, the moral questions about
what is right and wrong. I'll have to tune in to see if it continues to hold my interest.
So many programs start off well, but can't sustain the quality over the length of
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
Robert Foxworth - November 1
John Vickery - November 4
Damian London - November 12
Tracy Scoggins - November 13
Dwight Schultz - November 24
Louise Turenne - November 26
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - November 30
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.
Release Date: November 11, 2008
Official website: www.starwars.com
The Clone Wars takes place between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and
Obi-Wan Kenobi continue their journey across the galaxy amongst the Clone Wars,
meeting up with familiar villains, such as Count Dooku, General Grievous and Asajj
Ventress. The Grand Army of the Republic, led by Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi,
and other Jedi Knights, must fight the New Droid Army of the Separatists.
PRIMEVAL - THE COMPLETE SERIES 1 AND 2
Release Date: November 4, 2008
When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) discovers prehistoric
creatures alive and well in the present-day, the natural world is turned on its
head, and humanity faces a threat to its very existence. Unexplained anomalies are
ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures from the very earliest stages
of Earth's development to roam the modern world.
Whether it's a prehistoric predator Gorgonopsid rampaging through a quiet suburban
neighborhood or a swarm of super-sized spiders in the subway, Cutter and his team
find themselves up against some seriously beastly opponents. These puzzling creatures
all have the same simple fact in common - they don't belong here.
While Cutter and his team struggle to keep the looming disaster under wraps, Cutter
also has to deal the fact that his wife, Helen, a fellow scientist who disappeared
eight years ago, is not dead as he believed. In fact, she's been traveling through
time. However, now she's back, and she holds the key to the riddle of the anomalies.
But is it something she's willing to share? If not, what does she really want? Why
did she come back?
Cutter, his research assistant Stephen Hart, zoologist Abby Maitland, and student
paleontologist Connor Temple race to understand what's happening, while government
bureaucrats James Lester and Claudia Brown insist they have to keep the danger secret
from the public. As the past threatens to invade the present and destroy the future,
Cutter's crew faces a life-and-death race against time.
Primeval was created by Adrian Hodges (screenwriter of the film Tom & Viv) and Tim
Haines (writer/director of Walking with Dinosaurs).
I have caught this show off and on as it airs on BBC America. I like it very much.
The characters are interesting - the plot is unusual. I was SO happy to get the DVD
because it gave me a chance to see the show from the beginning - which helps provide
a little more of the back story - but it isn't necessary to understand why Dr. Cutter
and his team are exploring anomalies in space and time. The creatures they encounter
are awesome - and you at times wonder, how they did that! The only problem I've had
so far is having to listen pretty hard to the English accent! This DVD set is
definitely worth watching.
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
Release date: October 28, 2008
Official website: www.warnervideo.com
Take a peek into the illustrious career of one of today?s most prolific photographers --
Annie Leibovitz. Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, traces the arc of her photographic
life, her aspirations to artistry and the trajectory of her career which has produced
some of today's most recognizable and iconic photos. The film directed by her sister,
Barbara Leibovitz, depicts the various phases that shaped her life including childhood,
the tumultuous sixties, her transition from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair magazine and
later her most significant personal relationships including motherhood. The film's
highlights center on interviews with her most famous subjects, mentors and colleagues --
along with personal insight from Leibovitz herself -- to reveal the evolution of
inarguably one of today's most influential visual artists. The film was broadcasted
as part of PBS's award-winning series, American Masters, as the finale for its 20th
Anniversary season (2006) and is now available for the first time on DVD.
For those of you who love photography -- or just looking at good pictures -- you are going
to LOVE this DVD. Annie Leibovitz is just amazing. This portrait of her work shows just
how terrific she is and what a life she has led looking through the lens of a camera. Seeing
photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono just before he was killed is just amazing. Being
able to follow her career and her growth as a photographer and person is just as amazing.
Journey to..Center..Earth 3D - NL (SD/BD)
Release Date: October 28, 2008
Official website: www.journeymovie.com
Brendan Fraser stars in this action-packed adventure based on the Jules Vern Classic
that is sure to deliver fun for the whole family! On a hunch to find the center of
the earth, Trevor Anderson (Fraser), his nephew and their tour guide make a breakthrough
discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey into the unknown. On a scramble to
find their way back, the group travels through a never-before-seen world encountering
creatures and objects never imagined.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2008)
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action
when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious
artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
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.
I liked Season Two much better than Season One. The episodes were more tightly written
and easier to follow. In Season One, we were introduced to the characters and the villans
and places. In Season Two, now that we know the characters, each episode could explore the
characters more and their interactions with each other. If you are a fan of DOCTOR WHO,
this spin-off series is sure to delight you. In addition, Freema Agyeman reprises her role
of Martha Jones in a 3-story arc. She was terrific in DOCTOR WHO -- she's wonderful in
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
PUSHING DAISIES is an unusual romantic comedy that was shortened to only nine episodes
in the first season because of the writer's strike. Everyone who enjoys the show hopes
season two will bring the regular 22 episodes for everyone to enjoy.
The show has perfect casting, directing, production and writing. PUSHING DAISIES is
fresh, original, heart breaking and funny.
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!
With two less episodes due to the writer's strike, this season seemed less focused than
the others. Not to say it was not good, but the writers seemed to be coming up with
new story lines and ways to have some of the principal actors exist at the end of the
season. Michael Rosenbaum has consistently been fantastic as Lex Luthor. He will be
sorely missed in season eight, but the void will be filled by new characters. Tom Welling
as Clark Kent has grown considerably as an actor. Having come to the role as a model, he
has shown glimpses of real acting talent and I hope he continues to stretch himself during
the coming season.
This season brought back James Marsters as Brainiac and he's as good as ever. He has made
the character his own and the episodes featuring him are favorites.
If you had to pick some favorite episodes from season 7, there are many. "Descent" may
be the best as Lex and his father, Lionel, face off with tragic results. The final scene
with Lex and Clark standing by Lionel's coffin is a powerful moment not to be missed by
any SMALLVILLE fan.
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.
The New World - Extended Cut
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Powhatan tribal people stare in wonder as three ships approach shore. It's a
story every schoolchild knows; the story of Capt. John Smith (Colin Farrell),
Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher). Now, as told by filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands,
Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) in this Extended Version with more than 30 minutes
of footage unseen in theaters -- it's a story you never imagined. Working in part
from first-hand histories and adding his extraordinary sense of image and human
drama, Malick crafts a visceral, spellbinding tale of the Jamestown settlement,
of cultures connecting and of deadly consequences when connections fray. Christian
Bale and Christopher Plummer also star.
The New World Trailers:
NEW FAMILY DVDS
Looking for movies you can watch with your children? I have moved many of the
family-oriented DVDs to a
Family DVDs page. Here you will find wonderful DVDs you can enjoy with your entire
family -- no matter the age. You will find background information about the DVD, but there
are clips as well from Warner Bros. Enjoy!
For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to
Cult Times Issue #154: SARAH JANE ADVENTURES: Fearless investigative journalist
Sarah Jane Smith is back in action, and Elisabeth Sladen talks about taking on a
lone Sontaran and an evil clown, amongst other nasties. HEROES: Brea Grant, aka
Daphne the super-speedster, looks at who's going to be causing trouble… FRINGE:
Former Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson talks about his role in the new series
from Alias and Lost creator JJ Abrams as a genius drawn into a series of unusal
investigations, ELI STONE: Victor Garber, Jordan Wethersby, looks at the new quirky
fantasy which finds a lawyer getting visions of George Michael, amongst other things…
SANCTUARY: From the Internet to your TV screen, Christopher Heyerdahl chats about
playing John Druitt, better known as Jack the Ripper, in the new Sci-Fi series about
a place where society's outcasts can find a home…
TV Zone #231: TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES:
• Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Exclusive interviews - Star Lena Headey
• Doctor Who (2000s) Exclusive - Monster creator Neill Gorton
• V Exclusive – Star Jane Badler, aka Diana
• Stargate Continuum Exclusive - Star Ben Browder
• Eureka New Season Exclusive - Actor Ed Quinn
• Robot Chicken Exclusive – Show creator Seth Green
• Bonekickers – Star Adrian Lester
TV Zone Special #82: STARGATE ATLANTIS:
• 148 packed pages:
• Stargate Atlantis, Season 5 Part 1
• Cast and crew interviews
• New images and designs
• Season 4 Visual FX
• Don S Davis tribute
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…
The Works #21: PRISON BREAK: As a representative of The Company, the mysterious
Susan caused a lot of trouble for banged-up Michael Scofield in the third season. Jodi
Lyn O'Keefe talks waterboarding, severed heads; NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: The Oscar-
winning star Javier Bardem and co-star Josh Brolin take a thoughtful look at their
roles as killer Anton Chigurh and opportunistic hunter Llewelyn Moss respectively.
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
February 13-15, 2009
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel
City: Timonium, Maryland
Guests: Alan Tudyk (Serenity), Harve Bennett (Star Trek producer), Phil Weyland
(actor, dialogue coach)
For more information, go to http://www.farpointcon.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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