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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY TRAILER

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), Rocksteady Studios and DC Entertainment have released a teaser trailer for the video game Batman: Arkham City.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Here's how the game is described:

"Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security 'home' for all of Gotham City's thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight."

WBIE has also released a screenshot and concept art from the game. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system in fall 2011.



HUMAN TARGET: "THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MALL"

Fox has released a gallery of images from "The Other Side of the Mall," the Wednesday, Dec. 22 episode of Human Target.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"When a murder attempt is made on a seemingly innocuous family, the team travels to their version of hell during the holiday season: suburbia. Chance and Guerrero go undercover at a boring corporate office, Winston joins a neighborhood book club and Ames chaperones a high-school party as they try to figure out which family member is being targeted and why."

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MARVEL COMICS NEWS ROUNDUP

Marvel Comics has announced a new Venom series to begin in March.

The new series will be written by Rick Remender, with art by Tony Moore. It will be set up in Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 in February.

According to Marvel, "the deadly alien symbiote bonds with a new host familiar to fans and gets put to work as an operative of the United States government."

The first issue has a cover by Joe Quesada and a variant cover by Paulo Siqueira.

In other Marvel news:

* The publisher has unveiled the cover to Daredevil: Reborn #1 with trade dress.

* Marvel has announced limited series that will be priced at $2.99 per issue.

They will include Captain America: Hail Hydra, Wolverine and Jubilee, Arcade: Death Game, Hawkeye: Blind Spot and 5 Ronin.

"Based on the feedback we've received from both retailers and fans, there's a definite desire for limited series like Captain America: Hail Hydra or Hawkeye: Blind Spot to be priced at $2.99 per issue," said David Gabriel, senior vice president of sales. "We're extremely impressed with the stories our writers and artists want to tell, and we're committed to providing these book for a great price."

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BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS FOR MARCH

Bluewater Productions has released its solicitations for March.

For a roundup, with images, CLICK HERE.



ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and three-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 15, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Betty & Veronica #251 and Jughead Double Digest #166.

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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

The first teaser trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has been released.

To view trailer, CLICK HERE.



BRIEFLY

* BOOM! Studios has announced that Mark Waid is stepping down as the publisher's chief creative officer. Waid will continue to write Irredeemable, Incorruptible and Stan Lee's The Traveler for BOOM!.

"I learned a lot in my time at BOOM! about the ever-evolving job of publishing comics in the 21st century, and it's been an invaluable experience," Waid said. "But now that BOOM! is in a strong place with its best foothold ever in the market, it's time for me to refocus my energies on writing and on creating. And maybe take one of these 'vacation' things that people are always talking about."

* Hermes Press has announced it will publish Brenda Starr, Reporter by Dale Messick: The Collected Daily and Sunday Strips.

The first volume of the series in June will reprint, for the first time, the first two Sunday storylines in full color. Also featured in the volume will be the first "Man of Mystery" story featuring Brenda's love interest, Basil St. John.

The first volume will be 288 pages and will cost $60.



FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archaia Comics.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avater Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.





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