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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012


For covers and three- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on March 21, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Amazing Spider-Man #682, Avengers: X-Sanction #4, Deadpool #52, Fear Itself: The Fearless #11, Generation Hope #17, Invincible Iron Man #514, John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1, Kick-Ass 2 #7, New Mutants #39, Supercrooks #1, Thunderbolts #171, Uncanny X-Men #9, Wolverine #303 and X-Factor #233.


For covers and six-page previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on March 21, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Peanuts #3, Planet of the Apes #12, Steed and Mrs. Peel #3 and Hellraiser Masterpieces #10.


Marvel has released a new trailer for the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series that premieres on Disney XD on Sunday, April 1.

To watch the trailer, CLICK HERE.

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The Hub has released a clip and an image from "Operation: Bumblebee - Part 2," the episode of Transformers Prime that premiere on The Hub on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

To watch the clip, CLICK HERE.

Here's how The Hub describes the episode:

"Bumblebee discovers that the unlikely alliance of MECH and Starscream are behind his recent woes, while Ratchet faces demons from his Cybertronian past."

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Warner Home Video has announced a June 12 release date and has unveiled the box art for Superman vs. The Elite, the next DC Universe animated movie.

The movie is based on Action Comics #775, with Joe Kelly adapting his own story, and is directed by Michael Chang.

The cast includes George Newbern as Superamn, Pauley Perrette as Lois Lane, Robin Atkin Downes as Manchester Black and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen.

Here's how the movie is described:

"Superman's effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as 'The Elite,' appear on the scene.  As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy -- putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical and decidedly non-lethal Man of Steel."

The Blu-Ray combo pack has three hours of contenxt, including a preview of the next movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1; the featurettes "The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy" and "Superman and the Moral Debate"; the "Brave New Metropois" and "Warrior Queen" episodes of Superman: The Animated Series; a digital copy of Action Comics #775; and a photo gallery from The Dark Knight Rises.


* Aspen Comics has announced it is teaming with photographer Michael Schwartz and model Rachel Clark for a series of covers for its Idolized series. premiering in June.

Clark was photographed as Idolized's dark and disturbed super-powered protagonist, Joule.

"Rachel and Michael are major names in the fashion industry, and they've brought something truly special, unique, and absolutely gorgeous to our covers.," said Aspen president Frank Mastromauro.

"It was really exciting to bring a drawing to life," Schwartz said, "especially with such an amazing model to help make this happen." The shoot took place on Jan. 15 in New York, and nearly 1,500 images were taken over the course of the day.

Idolized is Aspen's fisrt super-hero series. It was written by David B. Schwartz, with art by Micah Gunnell and covers by Art Adams, Joe Benitez and Keron Grant.

* Marvel Comics has released a fourth teaser for Avengers Vs. X-Men #2, scheduled for April 18. This one pits Emma Frost against Iron Man.

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

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Studio 407.

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