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Marvel has released a video preview for its Ultimate Spider-Man animated series that premieres on Disney XD on Sunday.

To watch the video, CLICK HERE.


For cover and four-page preview of New Avengers #25, arriving in stores on April 25 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

For a preview AVX: Vs. #1, arriving in stores on April 25 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.


For covers and six-page previews of Zenescope Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, April 4, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Grimm Fairy Tales #71, Grimm Fairy Tales April Fools Special, Grimm Fairy Tales: The Library #5 and The Waking: Dreams End #1.


IDW Publishing has announced a joint venture with Topps for the co-production of a Broadway musical based on the Mars Attacks saga, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. While Topps and IDW have each had success with their properties in film, a Broadway production is a first for both companies.

"Topps and IDW recently made a long-term commitment to Mars Attacks in the form of an ongoing comic book series, and this unique project is an extension of that," said Ira Friedman, Topps VP of Publishing and Licensing.

Greg Goldstein, president of IDW Publishing, said, "We've been hard at work preparing our new comic series since last fall, and a live stage production was the logical next step in expanding our partnership. This will be a ferocious, seat-of-your-pants musical that will engage audiences -- a jaw-dropping extravaganza unlike anything theatre-goers have seen before."

The musical, to be titled Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter, will be written and produced by comics veteran John Layman, and set in the same continuity as the comic book that he is writing. Layaman's story, adapted for the stage, chronicles the modern-day invasion of Earth by grotesque aliens from Mars, who utilize giant insects, killer robots and a variety of stunning death rays to conquer the planet.

"Ever since I saw The Sound of Music as a youngster living in New York I have dreamed of a career on Broadway, and I'm very excited to be branching out into theatre," said Layman. "My approach to Mars Attacks on stage is sort of a science fiction version of West Side Story: a human and a Martian involved in a star-crossed romance, set against the backdrop of a violent interstellar war—with all of humanity caught in between! It's going to be a rollicking good time, with songs that will make you want to get up and dance!"

Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter is scheduled for rehearsals later this year with a Broadway debut planned for 2013. Topps and IDW are in negotiations with a director/songwriter team and are currently seeking a 7-foot tall male lead with extensive rock vocal experience.

IDW's comic book series "Mars Attacks" launches this June. Topps will release a commemorative card set this July.


The Continuum continues its preview of Wrath of the Titans with interview snippets with Ralph Fiennes, who returns as Hades.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.

For five preview clips from Wrath of the Titans, CLICK HERE.

For an interview with Sam Worthington, CLICK HERE.

For an interview with Liam Neeson, CLICK HERE.

For an interview with Rosamund Pike, CLICK HERE.


* Marvel Comics has bumped up the released date for the second printing of Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 to April 18 and announced a second printing of Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 for April 11.

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* Patrick Warburton, who starred in The Tick, will be part of Fox's 25th Anniversary Special airing on Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m.

* The Hub has released an image from "Crossfire," the episode of Transformers Prime premiering Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

Here's how the episode is described:

"Airachnid and Starscream struggle for control over an Insecticon warrior, while the Decepticon ranks continue to splinter after the loss of a key member."

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For previously posted June 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.

* Red 5 Comics.

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