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According to Variety, Warner Bros. is approaching Ben Affleck to direct its Justice League movie.

Affleck is coming off directing The Town, and, according to the report, is the only directing candidate who has been sent the Justice League script by Will Beall.

Variety speculates that because Affleck only directs movies in which he also stars, he could be playing one of the Justice Leaguers as well.

Affleck has a history with comic-book characters. He starred in 2003's Daredevil and played Superman actor George Reeve in 2006's Hollywood Land.

Affleck's Argo is set for release on Oct. 12 from Warner Bros., and he is also attached to Warner's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.


For covers and four-page preview of Homecoming #1, arriving in stores on August 15 from Aspen Comics, CLICK HERE.

For covers and five-page preview of Bloodshot #2, arriving in stores on August 15 from Valiant Entertainment, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archaia Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Oni Press titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.


At the recent Comic-Con International in San Diego, writer James Asmus talked about Marvel Comics' new Gambit series, which launches on Wednesday.

To watch the video, CLICK HERE.

Click on the thumbnails below for covers and pages from the first issue.


Image Comics has released details about Valentine, Vol. 1: The Ice Death, a 352-page trade pagerback that collects Alex de Campi's digital comic and will be in stores on Sept. 5.

Here's how Image describes the story:

"The year is 1812, and Valentine is one of the few soldiers left of Napoleon's once-mighty army felled by the Russian winter. Given a mysterious package by a dying general with orders to see it safely back to France, Valentine finds himself pursued through the snow by blood-eyed monsters who intent on stopping him.

"In an epic tale of war, love, and unexpected journeys, an unlikely hero discovers that fairy tales are true. Humans share the earth with other beings, trapped here while the world is drained of the magic that sustains them. They want only one thing: to return home. And their only way back is through Valentine."

"It's been an unbelievable amount of fun to write a cliffhangerrific supernatural thriller, with twist upon twist to keep readers on the edge of their seat," said de Campi. "I grew up reading fantasy and sci-fi novels, and suddenly finding myself elbow-deep in the fantasy toybox has been a delight. I've really enjoyed grabbing the beloved tropes and expectations of the genre and both respecting them and twisting/subverting them at the same time. If you think this is a historical thriller, for example, you are so, so wrong. The book is a wild ride."

Valentine was originally distributed digitally through comiXology, RobotComics, and Amazon's Kindle, with more than 350,000 downloads worldwide.

Valentine, Vol. 1: The Ice Death will collecting the first 10 chapters, with art by Christine Larsen and Tim Durning, a 42-page exclusive bonus story with art by Cassandra James, and a painted cover by Steven Belledin.

In other image news:

* Think Tank #1, from Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint, has sold out and will get a second printing on August 29.

Image did not reveal the initial print run.


La-La Land Records will release the Green Lantern: The Animated Series Original Soundtrack, featuring music composed by Frederik Wiedmann.

To listen to the show's main theme, CLICK HERE.

"The score for the Green Lantern series is a big and epic orchestral score, filled with themes and world instruments," said Wiedmann. "Since most of the story takes place in space, the musical possibilities are endless. I get to write a blend of sci-fi, heroic action, adventure, utilizing all kinds of worldly instruments. It is a rare opportunity for a composer to have this much variety in creating music for one project."

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. After three years working as an assistant to veteran composer John Frizzell, Wiedmann scored his first feature Return to House on Haunted Hill for Dark Castle Entertainment and Warner Brothers in 2007.

Since then, Wiedmann has written the music for a wide variety of feature film and TV productions including Hostel: Part III, Mirrors II, Hellraiser: Revelations and The Hills Run Red. Wiedmann's musical contributions for TV shows include Moonlight, Reunion, Frost Giant, Triassic Attack and others.

Wiedmann is also teaching a music technology course in the Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV graduate program at USC.

The Green Lantern: The Animated Series Original Soundtrack on La-La Land Records Original Soundtrack is now available at and other soundtrack boutique retailers and will be available and via Amazon and other general retail outlets on August 21.

Click on the thumbnails above for artwork from the soundtrack package.

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* Marvel Comics has released details about Indestructible Hulk, the Marvel NOW! series by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu that launches in November.

Here's how the book is described:

"Through his entire history, the Hulk has always been an indomitable force, more weapon than man. His alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, is one of the most intelligent men on the planet. NOW! combined, they have become the strongest, smartest weapon alive -- Indestructible Hulk, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!"

"Banner's a changed man. No more stooping under the weight of 'woe is me,' no longer bespectacled, no longer a fashion victim in purple," Waid said. "For decades, Banner's felt like he's no more than the Hulk's helpless puppet. Now Banner's using Hulk to his own mysterious ends."


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

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Antarctic Press.

* Archie Comics.

* Ardden Entertainment.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* DC Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Oni Press.

* Valiant Entertainment.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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