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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010

DC COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

DC Comics has released its solicitations for February.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of newly announced DC Direct products, with images, CLICK HERE.



MARVEL COMICS ROUNDUP

Marvel Comics has announced a February premiere for Silver Surfer, a five-issue series written by Greg Pak, with art by Stephen Segovia and covers by Carlo Pagulayan.

"Introducing him as the Silver Savage in 'Planet Hulk' was ridiculously fun," Pak said. "Now we're having a chance to do something even more insane, telling a story utterly grounded in human emotion that embraces the Surfer's cosmic mythology while shattering all expectations.

"This is the Surfer you've always loved and a Surfer you've never seen before. Long-time fans, dontcha dare miss it! New readers, come on in -- this is a perfect jumping on point for rediscovering Marvel's shining, silver star."

In other Marvel news, the publisher announced a February launch for Hawkeye: Blindspot, a four-issue mini-series written by Jim McCann, with an artist to be named and covers by Mike Perkins.



THE CAPE DEBUTS ON NBC

NBC has announced that The Cape with premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m.

An encore broadcast of the two-hour episode will air on Monday, Jan. 10 (9-11 p.m. ET) with new episodes starting in its regular time period on Jan. 17 (9-10 p.m. ET).

Here's how NBC describes the show:

"The Cape is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Vince Faraday becomes The Cape -- his son's favorite comic book superhero -- and takes the law into his own hands."

The cast also includes James Frain as billionaire Peter Fleming, The Cape's nemesis, aka Chess; Keith David as Max Max Milani, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; Dorian Missick as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday, Martin Klebbaas Rollo, member and unassuming muscle of the circus gang of bank robbers and Vinnie Jones as Scales, resident thug and cohort of The Cape's nemesis Chess.

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THE WALKING DEAD: "VATOS"

AMC has released two images and a preview clip from "Vatos," the Sunday, Nov. 21 episode of The Walking Dead.

To view the footage, CLICK HERE.

Here's how AMC describes the episode:

"Rick's mission to Atlanta is jeopardized when things go awry. Jim becomes unhinged in camp."



IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS -- UPDATED!

For covers and four- to six-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 17, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Artifacts #3, Astouding Wolf-Man #25, Morning Glories #4, Hack/Slash: Trailer Part 2 and Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock? #4.

For cover previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 10, CLICK HERE.



DC UNIVERSE ONLINE: ACROBATIC MOVEMENT

Sony Online Entertainment has released a video from the DC Universe Online game focusing on acrobatic movment.

To view the video, CLICK HERE.

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COWBOYS & ALIENS POSTER

Via Yahoo! Movies, Universal Pictures has released the first poster for Cowboys & Aliens.

The first trailer will be released on Wednesday.

Here's how the film is described:

"1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.

"But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

"Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents -- townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors -- all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival."

Cowboys & Aliens is scheduled for a July 29 release.

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BRIEFLY

* Deadworld: The Last Siesta will follow January's IDW Deadworld Omnibus, IDW Publishing has announced.

The series is written by creator Gary Reed and is illustrated by Mark Bloodworth.

"Siesta looks fantastic," Reed said, "Bloodworth did a really nice job. He has about 5 pages to go and then it will be put on the schedule." Reed also said that Sami Makkonen will return to Deadworld but in a serialized form and for the first time, Deadworld will be in color.

The Deadworld movie has a completed script by David Hayter, whose credits include X-Men and Watchmen, and a director should be announced soon. "On the movie front, I can't say much about it. To me, it's not tangible until actually production begins," Reed said.



JANUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted January solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.





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