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For covers and three- to five-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Feb. 22, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Avengers Academy #26, Avengers Solo #5, Captain America and Bucky #627, Deadpool #51, Dorothy & The Wizard in Oz #5, Fantastic Four #603, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #23, Magneto: Not a Hero #4, The Mighty Thor #11, New Mutants #28, Secret Avengers #23, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7, Uncanny X-Force #22, Venom #13.3, Wolverine & The X-Men #6, X-Men #25 and X-Men Legacy #262.


Marvel Comics on Friday announced "Final Execution," the next arc in Uncanny X-Force, by Rick Remender and Mike McKone.

"This is the next giant saga of Uncanny X-Force," editor Nick Lowe said. "What the Dark Angel Saga was to the first year-plus of X-Force, this is to the upcoming year. We've been working on it for months."

The story will deal with a brand new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who grow out of the Dark Angel Saga.

"This is the toughest Brotherhood of Evil Mutants ever. When you see who's in it, you'll see just what the stakes are for X-Force," Remender said. "Part of this book has always been that if you have a team like X-Force, you will always see the consequences for every bit of blood on them.

"This is going to be the ugliest, most down and dirty thing I've ever written."

Uncanny X-Force #25 will introduce the Omega Clan, three characters built from the remains of Omega Red.

Remender created a concept called White Skies, which is "where corporations can shop for super villains."

"Any place that manufactures humans into weapons is going to piss off a couple members of X-Force," Remender said. "I always want a personal reason for why these characters take on these missions."

Remender said "Final Execution" spotlights Wolverine.

"He goes through a crazy thing here," he said. "I think the fear with him is that he's in so many books that his growth can become stagnant. He ends this story in a very different place."

As for the Brotherhood, Remender said, "Some members of the Brotherhood you have seen in X-Force. The others are all big characters, and they belong here naturally. We spent a lot of time figuring out what each character is doing on the team. You're going to see a lot of X-Men villains who have cooled off for awhile, and many re-imagined.

"Who's leading the Brotherhood? We won't find out for awhile, but it will change everything."

Other artists will be involved in the story as Uncanny X-Force will ship twice a month.

Iron Man 2 Costumes


Marvel Comics has unveiled final covers and more details reguard its Marvel Universe line of all-ages comic books.

The line launches in April with the debuts of Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #1.

"The Marvel Universe line of comics not only clearly lets fans know they're in for great stories, but also lets parents know where to find great stories to share with their kids," said Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief. "The Marvel Universe line also includes the best all-ages stories we've told recently and we're bringing them to millions of new fans through ambitious new initiatives. So when you see the name Marvel Universe, you'll know it stands for the best all-ages super hero storytelling in the world -- in print and digital media!"

In Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is from Man Of Action, Dan Slott, Ty Templeton and Nuno Plati. Marvel Universe: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #1 contains two stories from Chris Yost and Adam Dekraker, through the eyes of Agent Coulson.

DC Universe at Entertainment Earth


Aspen Comics has released its solicitations for May.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.


With The Simpsons' 500th episode airing on Fox on Sunday, The Continuum presents interview snippets with creator/exectue producer Matt Groening.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.


Warner Bros. Animation has released two clips from New Teen Titans, shorts that are part of the DC Nation block that premieres on Cartoon Network on Saturday, March.

For the "Burping" clip, CLICK HERE.

For the "Movie" clip, CLICK HERE.


* Marvel has released a new image from The Avengers movie. The image features Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson.

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* The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln was a guest on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday. Lincoln talked about his real last name Clutterbuck; his father-in-law, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson; and explaining his job to his 4-year-old daughter.

Lincoln was promoting a new episode of The Walking Dead airing Sunday on AMC.

* Marvel has released two images from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. New episodes resume on Disney XD on April 1.

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* Image Comics has announced a May 2 digital and print launch for Epic Kill, a series by Raffaele Ienco.

Here's how Image describes the book:

"Eighteen-year-old Song is an assassin. She just doesn't know it. In her life at the St. Thomas School for Troubled Girls, hints of her past slip into her daily life -- a tea cup caught before it can shatter on the floor, memories of sparring sessions, and, finally, her ultimate skill put to use once more.

"Song must fight her way through scores of men trying to kill her to find the man who sent them, and perhaps solve the mystery of who she is -- and why she is one of the deadliest weapons in the United States."

"Song was taught to 'suppress all human emotion and compassion' because of her mission -- which is far bigger than what you see in the first issue -- can't be completed by someone with doubt, someone who would stop for even a second and question what she is doing," Ienco said. "She's come to America to fulfill this mission and left all the tears she'll ever shed back home in the body of the little girl she once was. Anyone who gets in her way… better move."

* Below are images from the screening of Justice League: Doom in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Ardden Entertainment.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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