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DC/Vertigo Comics’ ‘Scalped’ TV Series Coming To WGN America
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It was revealed today that WGN America has decided to develop a TV series based on the DC/Vertigo Comics series Scalped. The comics series, created by writer Jason Aaron with art by RM Guera, revolves around the life of Dashiell Bad Horse, a cop who goes back to the reservation he grew up on so he can go undercover to bring down the corrupt leader of the tribal council Lincoln Red Crow.

Scalped will not be the first original series for WGN America, which will launch its first series, Salem, on April 20th 2014. It will also join a heavy slate of DC Comics properties in development, joining the previously announced Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, Hourman, Preacher, and iZombie.

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Comic Review: Uncanny #1
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Uncanny #1Uncanny #1
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Aaron Campbell
Colors by Bill Crabtree
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Jock, Sean Phillips, Dan Panosian
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 26, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

As kids, we all wanted a superpower…right? Okay, be honest here. That carried through to adulthood, didn’t it? Especially when we go see any of the blockbuster comic-based films that Hollywood has turned (or churned) out in the last decade or two. Well, Uncanny #1 is the story of a guy with just such an ability. What he does with it is less than spectacular, but we all make poor decisions from time to time.

Okay, first off it’s good to know who you’re dealing with here. The guy’s name is Weaver and he’s a con artist. Sure, he’s got the badass ability to siphon the thoughts and knowledge from people that he touches, but he uses it to gamble and cheat people out of their money. Unfortunately for him, this information that he absorbs is very temporary. And he’s started noticing that his power is becoming slightly unreliable, though he has no idea why. But Weaver’s life is about to change. Other folks have taken an interest in him and, luckily, they’ve got pretty good timing. A last minute rescue finds him racing off with no idea what the future holds.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Gets The Mondo Poster Treatment
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There is nothing more painful to a movie poster collector than not getting a Mondo poster. I honestly cannot think of a moment where I did not want to get one, and every time I tried to get one, all I saw was that it was sold out.

So for those who have been looking for their own opportunity to get a Mondo poster sans the use of the Internet, then you are in luck, because they will be selling a poster for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises at their booth tomorrow at a very special time.

Check it out below.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Batman Edition
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Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Batman Edition

Put on your capes and cowls, everybody! There’s pine needles on the living room floor, snow on the ground, and a scent of cinnamon in the air. Your dogs and cats are tearing apart wrapping paper, your family’s in town and you can’t stop drinking sparkling cider for some reason. That could only mean one thing, folks, it’s the nondescript religious holiday season! And that means that it’s time to go into credit card debt so that you can show those closest to you that you care, you know? And to make it a little bit easier on you guys, we here at Geeks of Doom have been shoveling our driveways so that we can deliver to you this, The Holiday Geek Gift Guide – Batman Edition! The best bat-gifts possible for the geeks on you gift-giving list!

As you can see, I’ve changed up the intro a smidge, and that’s simply because today we celebrate the holiday in the best way possible, with The Batman. Yes, The Batman. And while it may not make much sense to you that we’re doing this, you fail to realize that Batman makes everything better. In fact, the presence of Batman-centric holiday gift guide on this site makes not only this site better, but also it makes the world better. And isn’t that truly what the holidays are about? Making things better or something like that? Sure, why not! Anyway, it’s been a pretty big year for The Dark Knight, and that will certainly be evidenced by the majority of this list. We’ll also be making it a little easier on you by narrowing this list down by separate topics such as comics (and comic-inspired items), statues, Batman: Year One, and Arkham City. Sure there will be some overlap, but that’s all right because we’re talking about Batman! So let’s start of with the merriest of merries, comic books!

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The GoD List: Comics For November 23, 2011
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Each and every week “Team Shawn” MK2Fac3 and “Team Sam Covington” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of November 23, 2011. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s that time of year, boys and girls! It’s Thanksgiving! A time when pumpkins are on porches, there’s a nip in the air, and witches are on broomsticks! No wait, that’s not it. It’s the time of year when psychotic bunny rabbits rise from the dead to hide plastic eggs in your yard with chocolate in a basket or your doorsteps! No, that’s not it, either. It’s the time of year when you get Christmas presents and make snow angels! Crap, why can’t I get this right!? One last shot, it’s that time of year when you get your significant other a box of chocolates! CURSE WORD! Screw it, it’s Wednesday and comics are out, and this is what we’re freaking looking forward to, bros. And we gotta tell ya, there’s a large amount of super collections, so get on it, and take your wallet. You might even need to sell a kidney because that’s what I’m doing. I’m typing this from a bathtub full of ice! Somebody please send a doctor. I’m scared.

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Comic Review: Detective Comics #875
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Detective 875Detective Comics #875
Written by Scott Snyder
Art and Colors by Francesco Francavilla
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher
DC Comics
Release Date: March 30, 2011

Scott Snyder has been teamed up with two of the most consistently amazing artists on his recent run on Detective Comics. Initially, before DC drew the line at $2.99, the outline for Detective Comics was set for Jock to do the art for the main, featured story, and for Francesco Francavilla to have backup feature duties while Snyder wrote both. The main story was to focus on Gotham City’s new Batman, Dick Grayson, while the backup was to focus on Gotham’s favorite Police Commissioner, James Gordon. The stories were set to intertwine and change places in positioning ever once in a while, but it was always going to try to keep them together.

Since January, however, the limited page count has forced the stories apart, and I, for one, could not be happier. In the instance of Detective Comics, it has given us the ability to see a completely focused story from Snyder and, in the case of Detective Comics #875, Francesco Francavilla, and oh what magic they work.

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Comic Review: Detective Comics #873
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Detective Comics #873
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
DC Comics
Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 26, 2011

One of the best storylines going on in comics today, The Black Mirror, wraps up in this week’s Detective Comics #873. I’ve been a fan of almost every single Detective Comics story for quite some time now, although there definitely have been shifts in style/quality of storytelling, but what Scott Snyder and Jock, with Francesco Francavilla (albeit not on this issue), have been doing with their recent run on Detective is easily the best storyline since Greg Rucka’s Batwoman story arc, and it’s one of the best ongoing series right now.

This issue continues directly after Detective #872 when Dick Grayson was undercover at a less than scrupulous auction called Mirror House, in which artifacts from some of the most nefarious villains of Gotham City are sold at outlandish prices to “bored rich people.” It shows a growing darkness within Gotham City though the fact that the people who were there to purchase these items were not criminals that were just collecting tools of the trade, but that it was the socialites of Gotham City. Mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons are the ones who are interested in collecting these items, and I am sure that we will see more of this in future stories.

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Khepri Comics Thanksgiving Appetizers Sale
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It’s a sad thing to say, but it will be Christmas before you know it, and if you’re looking to get a jump on your gift buying for that comic book fan in your life, or if you just want to buy something for yourself, Khepri Comics is running a sale you will want to check out.

Go to Khepri Comics to their “Thanksgiving Appetizers” section between now and November 24th, and you can get a 40% discount on a number of trades and single issues.

Standouts of the sale are both volumes of Greg Rucka’s Whiteout for $8.37 each; Brian K. Vaughn’s Ex Machina hardcover and softcover editions; and Andy Diggle and Jock’s The Losers Book 1 for $11.99 and Book 2 for $14.99.

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Jock Releases ‘Tron: Betrayal’ Graphic Novel Art
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Are you as excited for Tron Legacy as I am? If you are, then you might want to prepare for the film by reading Tron: Betrayal, the film’s 128-page prequel graphic novel.

Check out here below the concept art and cover by Jock, who released the images on his blog.

The prequel comic, which was written by Jai Nitz, will first be released as a 2-issue limited miniseries in October, with the collected graphic novel coming out on November 17, 2010. Tron Legacy comes to theaters on December 17, 2010.

Below are the solicit details for the graphic novel from Marvel and Disney Enterprises Inc.

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DC’s ‘Detective Comics’ Recharges with New Writer/Art Team
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On Monday, DC Comics announced which artist will join new writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) for their namesake series, Detective Comics.

Starting in November, artist Jock (The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One, and a recent stint on Detective with Greg Rucka) will join Snyder on one of DC’s biggest titles. Snyder has been getting rave reviews for his Vertigo series American Vampire, and DC must certainly be very pleased with Snyder’s success to be handing over the reins to this series to him after a relatively short time in the business. Jock also brings a very unique style to the book and while I may be a fan of his style, I’m curious to see if others are as excited about him taking over the series.

But this isn’t the only news announced this week. On Friday, DC also announced that artist Francesco Francavilla (Zorro, Garrison) will be drawing a back up feature in Detective Comics, also written by Snyder.

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