Free Comic Book Day is nigh

The first Saturday in May is approaching, and you now what that means: Cinco de Mayo indigestion? Probably … but it also means it’s time again for Free Comic Book Day! May 7 marks the 10th annual event in which as many as a half-million people are expected to visit their local comic book shops […]

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‘Harry Potter’ trailer teases the end

We’re edging closer — slowly — to July 15, when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will be released in theaters and J.K. Rowling’s books will at last all live on screen. The trailer for the second half of the epic finale is, in itself, epic: In the epic finale, the battle between […]

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Summer has a familiar ‘Ring’ to it

Want to see all three Lord of the Rings movies in theaters again? How about the extended version of each movie on the big screen, for the first time? You may think it would have to wait until the hype-filled run-up to the December 2012 release of The Hobbit in theaters, but you’d be wrong: […]

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BOOM! losing Disney titles to Marvel?

Disney may be in the process of moving its comic book business back in-house to live under its Marvel banner. A recent lack of Diamond Previews listings for such longtime successful BOOM! Studios titles as Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge and Mickey Mouse suggests the change, according to a report by ICv2. For now, BOOM! seems […]

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‘Day of the Moon’ looms for ‘Doctor Who’

A few thoughts on “The Impossible Astronaut,” Saturday’s season premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America: They’re doing something a bit new between the pre-credits scene and the title sequence — a monologue by Karen Gillan as companion Amy Pond, describing for us dim-witted Americans what the show is about. We can do without this, […]

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