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Confirmed for 2013: Cybermen and Stellar Cast
By: BBC America
We can confirm that the Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when ‘Doctor Who’ returns for a run of eight epic episodes in Spring 2013. The iconic enemies will feature in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous episode was the Hugo Award-winning, ‘The Doctor’s Wife.’ Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (‘Life’s Too Short’ and ‘Harry Potter’), Tamzin Outhwaite (‘EastEnders’ and ‘Hotel Babylon’) and Jason Watkins (‘Being Human’ and ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet.
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36 New Projects to Launch at Asian Animation Summit
By: Ramin Zahed
More than 36 new animated projects from producers in Australia, Malaysia, Korea and Singapore will be presented at the first annual Asian Animation Summit (AAS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 10 & 11. This new event is designed to stimulate co-production and co-financing by showcasing these early-stage concepts to an audience of potential co-producers, broadcasters, distributors and investors from Asia and also the international market.
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Uncanny Avengers' Debuts on Top
Aided by a slew of variants, Marvel’s Uncanny Avengers #1 posted the biggest circulation number since the record-setting performance of The Walking Dead # 100 in July. According to ICv2’s calculation the new Marvel NOW title topped the October charts with 303,722 copies shipped to direct market retailers. This massive sell-in was powered by an impressive array of 20 variant covers (including some designs that are exclusive to comic shops). Marvel showed some real ingenuity in coming up with the Uncanny Avengers #1 variants, which range from a “Blank Cover Variant” to a “Skottie Young Baby Cover Variant,” a “Deadpool Call Me Maybe Variant,” as well as “Avenger” and “Uncanny Variants,” plus art-centric variants from Sara Pichelli, Olivier Coipel (sketch & regular), Adi Granov, and John Cassaday.
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This Week's Trending Story: A Writer for 'Star Wars Episode 7
A screenwriter has already produced a 40- to 50-page treatment for Star Wars Episode 7, the first of the new trilogy that was announced in connection with the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm (see "Disney Acquires Lucasfilm!"), according to Vulture. Michael Arndt, who won an Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine and was nominated for Toy Story 3, has completed his treatment and is the leading candidate to pen the full script, according to the report. The treatment is going to be pitched to top directors including Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Steven Spielberg, and J.J. Abrams. The studio hopes to get the three central stars from the first film to play the characters much older: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. The Vulture story is based on information from "informed sources," with no direct comment from any of the people involved, so should probably be taken with a grain of salt until confirmed, although Vulture is usually reliable.
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Comics: TFAW Introduces Retailer Exclusive Masks Variant
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TFAW Introduces Retailer Exclusive Masks Variant
The super-team of artist Alex Ross and writer Chris Roberson bring you Masks from Dynamite Entertainment--starring comics' original pulp heroes!
Featuring Green Hornet, The Shadow, and more, Masks is one of this fall's most anticipated debuts--plus, Alex Ross returns to full interiors for the first time since Justice, painting the entire first issue!
This is the first time these pulp heroes have come together in comics, and we're celebrating with the Masks #1 TFAW Retailer Exclusive Variant. Featuring art by up-and-coming artist Mel Joy San Juan (StarCraft: Frontline), The Shadow, Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spider stand ready to protect Things From Another World!
This is a cool collectors item, and for a limited time, we're offering the TFAW Exclusive Variant at 50% off, making the introduction to Masks just $1.99! This is a great time to get interested in an exciting new series--spread the word today!
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Marvel NOW! Supercharges Earth's Mightiest Heroes
For years, Jonathan Hickman has been turning out great stories in the pages of Fantastic Four. He's taken characters who've been around since the '60s and made them relatable to the modern-day reader, attracting a legion of new fans.
That's why we're excited about the change that Marvel NOW! poses in the all-new ongoing Avengers book, out this December. Hickman will be taking up the writing duties and he plans on taking the Avengers to the next level. He's partnered with Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Moon Knight), and fans are buzzing with excitement.
Plus, November is packed with new Marvel NOW! Series. Like the new Iron Man, All-New X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor God of Thunder, X-Men Legacy, Captain America, Indestructible Hulk, and FF titles!
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