Official trailer – TMNT

Credits: Marvel Comics

Credits: Marvel Comics

New comic book releases 3/19/14

Ready or not, here they come. So, what will you read? You don’t know? Well, let’s take a look at a few titles to give you some ideas. Marvel Comics hits you with a one-two punch with All New Ghost Rider #1 (Felipe Smith, Tradd Moore) and Ms. Marvel #2 (G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Jamie Mckelvie). For those not familiar with Ghost Rider, check out the associated video for a peek at an earlier incarnation of the flame skulled avenger! The Squad is on patrol in DC Comics Suicide Squad #29 (Matt Kindt, Patrick Zircher, Steve Skroce) for those who like their heroes not so squeaky clean. Want rockets mixed in with your action and witty banter? Then check out Image Comics Rocket Girl #4 (Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder). High flying action can be yours in the pages Dark Horse Comics Skyman #3 (of 4) (Joshua Hale Fialkov, Manuel Garcia, Bit, Freddie Williams II, Jeremy P. Roberts) and be sure to check out preview pages In the associated slideshow. Looking for something fresh and new? Then you may want to go check out Rat Ronin Studios Dread Society X (Phyllip Merishier, Chuck Collins) delivering some dizzying post apocalypse storytelling that you won’t soon forget. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to head out to your local comic shop and pick up some fresh reading material to carry you through until next week. Until then stack them high and enjoy!

 

DC/VERTIGO
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #1 $3.99
ANIMAL MAN #29 $2.99
BATMAN 66 #9 $3.99
BATMAN AND AQUAMAN #29 $2.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8 $3.99
BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE MURDERER TP NEW ED $29.99
BATMAN BY DOUG MOENCH AND KELLEY JONES HC VOL 01 $39.99
BATWOMAN #29 $2.99
BIRDS OF PREY #29 $2.99
DEATH TP $19.99
DEATHBLOW DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99
GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE KILL MACHINE (N52) $16.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #29 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY TP (N52) $24.99
HARLEY QUINN #4 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND IN GODS WE TRUST TP $17.99
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 ORIGINS OF ETERNIA $14.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #29 $2.99
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #3 $2.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS JONAH HEX TP VOL 02 $19.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 TP VOL 04 ARGO $14.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #29 (EVIL) $2.99
SUPERGIRL #29 $2.99
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6 $3.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #9 (EVIL) $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA TP VOL 01 THE CURSE (N52) $14.99
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #3 $3.99
WONDER WOMAN #29 $2.99

 

MARVEL
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ALL NEW INVADERS #3 ANMN $3.99
AVENGERS WORLD #4 ANMN $3.99
DAREDEVIL #1 ANMN $3.99
DEXTER DOWN UNDER #2 (OF 5) $3.99
DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD #3 (OF 5) $3.99
IRON MAN #23.NOW ANMN $3.99
IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP WAR GAMES $39.99
MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK #4 (OF 4) $3.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 NO SINGLE HERO $17.99
MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 07 $69.99
MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 07 DM VAR ED 204 $69.99
MS MARVEL #1 2ND PTG PICHELLI VAR ANMN $2.99
MS MARVEL #2 ANMN $2.99
NEW AVENGERS #15 $3.99
NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 01 EVERYTHING DIES $19.99
NOVA #15 ANMN $3.99
REVOLUTIONARY WAR WARHEADS #1 $3.99
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #10 $2.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #20 ANMN $3.99
THUNDERBOLTS #23 $2.99
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS TP VOL 04 $19.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #19.NOW ANMN $3.99
WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH #2 (OF 5) ANMN $3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #2 ANMN $3.99
WOLVERINE JAPANS MOST WANTED HC $34.99
WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 03 VEGAS $16.99
X-MEN #12 ANMN $3.99
YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 03 MIC DROP EDGE TIME AND SPACE $15.99

 

DARK HORSE
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #117 $3.50
BTVS SEASON 10 #1 $3.50
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #34 $7.99
HELLBOY FIRST 20 YEARS HC $19.99
SKYMAN #3 (OF 4) $2.99
STAR WARS DARTH VADER & CRY OF SHADOWS #4 (OF 5) $3.50
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE WAR #5 (OF 5) $3.50
STRAIN THE FALL #9 $3.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #2 (OF 6) $3.99
WHITE SUITS #2 (OF 4) $3.99
WITCHER #1 (OF 5) $3.99

 

IMAGE
A VOICE IN THE DARK #5 $3.99
APHRODITE IX #9 $2.99
FIVE GHOSTS #10 $2.99
FUSE #2 $3.50
GHOSTED #8 $2.99
LAZARUS #7 $2.99
NOAH HC $29.99
PROPHET #43 $3.99
ROCKET GIRL #4 $3.50
SAGA TP VOL 03 $14.99
SEX CRIMINALS #5 $3.50
SOVEREIGN #1 $2.99
TEN GRAND #8 $2.99
UNDERTOW #2 $2.99
ZERO #6 $2.99

 

BOOM!, DYNAMITE, FANTAGRAPHICS, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER PUBLISHERS
AAMA GN VOL 01 SMELL OF WARM DUST $19.95
ADVENTURE TIME #26 MAIN CVRS $3.99
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE DOUBLE DIGEST #3 $3.99
ARTFUL DAGGERS FIFTY YEARS LATER TP $19.99
BAD ASS #3 (OF 4) $3.99
BART SIMPSON COMICS #89 $2.99
CANNON WALLY WOOD TP $35.00
CLASSICS ILLUS DLX SC VOL 11 SEA WOLF $13.99
CROSSED BADLANDS #49 $3.99

 

CURSE #3 (OF 4) $3.99
DAISUKE MORIYAMA ART WORKS CHRONICLE SC $39.99
DANGER GIRL THE CHASE TP $17.99
DRAGONS DOGMA OFF DESIGN WORKS SC $44.99
EDISON REX TP VOL 02 HEIR APPARENT $19.99
FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS HC $34.99
GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 04 $10.99
GI JOE #14 $3.99
GOD IS DEAD #9 $3.99
GRAVEL COMBAT MAGICIAN #2 $3.99
GRIMM #11 $3.99
HARBINGER BLEEDING MONK #0.2014 $3.99
HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS VOCALOID SC VOL 01 $34.99
ILLEGITIMATES #4 (OF 6) $3.99
JUDGE DREDD BIG DROKKIN TREASURY ED $9.99
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #3 (OF 7) $3.99
LETTER 44 #5 $3.99
LOKI RAGNAROK & ROLL #2 (OF 4) $3.99
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MARCH STORY GN VOL 05 $12.99
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #5 $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #17 $3.99
NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC $14.95
OKKO HC VOL 04 CYCLE OF FIRE (CURR PTG) $19.99
PARK GN $24.95
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #20 $3.99
PRINCELESS TP VOL 01 NEW PTG $11.99
RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 $3.99
SAMURAI JACK #6 $3.99
SHADOW #23 $3.99
SHADOWMAN #16 $3.99
SIMPSONS COMICS #210 $2.99
SOCK MONKEY TREASURY HC $39.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #258 $2.99
STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 07 $17.99
STEVE CANYON HC VOL 04 1953-1954 $49.99
SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 02 $16.99
TMNT UTROM EMPIRE #3 (OF 3) $3.99
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 01 $10.99
VAGABOND GN VOL 35 $9.95
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK HC $14.95
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #38 $4.99
X-O MANOWAR #23 $3.99
XXXHOLIC OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99
YS ART BOOK SC $44.99

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Credits: Simon & Schuster

Credits: Simon & Schuster

Scott Westerfield’s ‘Uglies’ series in development for TV series

YA author Scott Westerfeld‘s best-selling dystopian series Uglies is in development to become a TV series.

According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Negotiations are in an advanced stage with a U.S. television network to adapt [Westefeld's] bestselling Uglies books into a TV series.”

Movie rights to the Uglies series have been sold before, but this is the first time (publicly, at least) that the books have been under consideration as a TV series.

With the first book published in 2005, the Uglies series became best-sellers well before The Hunger Games made the dystopian genre a cornerstone of the YA market. The books take place in a futuristic, dystopian world, in which teenagers are surgically transformed into “Pretties” on their 16th birthdays. But heroine Tally ends up running away just before her 16th birthday and teams up with a group of “Uglies” living outside of the system, and learns there is more to the surgeries than she’s been lead to believe.

Westerfeld is also the author of the Leviathan series, and will release a standalone novel this fall, called Afterworlds.

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Credits: IDW Publishing

Credits: IDW Publishing

New comic book releases 3/5/14

And away we go! Another week stuffed to the gills with new comic book release goodness. Let’s dive right in and take a look at a few titles landing in your local comic shop this week. First up, IDW Publishing revives a character made popular in the pages of the sci-fi/fantasy anthology 2000 A.D. with the debut issue of Rouge Trooper #1 (Brian Ruckley, Alberto Ponticelli, Glenn Fabry) for some future battle front action (be sure to check out the associated video for a peek at a visual timeline of 35 years of 2000 AD presented by Richard Herrero). Next up, Dark Horse Comics gets things rolling with a brand new series from Greg Rucka with Veil #1 (Greg Rucka, Toni Fejzula) and some great looking preview pages (take a look at the associated slide show for a peek). Image Comics has a pair of titles on this week’s list with Starlight #1 (Mark Millar, Goran Parlov, John Cassaday) and Velvet #4 (Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting). Marvel Comics brings back a fan favorite with Moon Knight #1 in what promises to be an interesting take on the cowled crusader (Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey). Finally, check out something new this week! The comic medium is filled with wonderful stories that you may not find on the traditional beaten path. One such title is Ravenhammer Comics Lucius Hammer (Brian Williams, Christian Colbert) series. With the hook “A hero is defined by his actions. Not the color of his skin”, this title nails the elements essential for a superhero title that is destined to become a comic book icon. That about wraps it up for this round true reader. So, be sure to stack them high and until next week, enjoy!

 

DC/VERTIGO
ACTION COMICS #29 $3.99
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 SPLINTER SPECIES (N52) $14.99
BATMAN SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 $5.99
BATWING #29 $2.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #29 (GOTHTOPIA) $3.99
EARTH 2 #21 $2.99
FAIREST #24 $2.99
FOREVER EVIL #6 (OF 7) $3.99
FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #6 (OF 6) $2.99
GREEN ARROW #29 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN #29 $2.99
HARLEY QUINN WELCOME TO METROPOLIS TP $19.99
HAWKWORLD TP NEW ED $14.99
HELLBLAZER SHOOT TP $14.99
HINTERKIND #6 $2.99
MAD MAGAZINE #526 $5.99
MOVEMENT #10 $2.99
PHANTOM STRANGER TP VOL 02 BREACH OF FAITH (N52) $14.99
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #3 $2.99
STORMWATCH #29 $2.99
SWAMP THING #29 $2.99
TRILLIUM #7 (OF 8) $2.99
TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #17 (EVIL) $2.99
VAMPIRE DIARIES #3 $3.99

 

MARVEL
AVENGERS AI #10 $2.99
AVENGERS FALCON TP $24.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 ANMN $3.99
IRON MAN #22 $3.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #2 ANMN $2.99
MAGNETO #1 ANMN $3.99
MOON KNIGHT #1 ANMN $3.99
NEW WARRIORS #2 ANMN $3.99
NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL #4 (OF 4) $3.99
NOVA #14 ANMN $3.99
NOVA TP VOL 02 ROOKIE SEASON $16.99
OZ HC EMERALD CITY OF OZ $24.99
PUNISHER #3 ANMN $3.99
SHE-HULK #2 ANMN $2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #18 $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 REVOLUTION $19.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 ANMN $3.99
X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST HC $39.99

 

DARK HORSE
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1 $10.99
BAD BLOOD #3 (OF 5) $3.99
BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 05 THE CORE $17.99
CATALYST COMIX #9 (OF 9) $2.99
DREAM THIEF TP VOL 01 $17.99
GRINDHOUSE DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #6 (OF 8) $3.99
JUICE SQUEEZERS #3 (OF 4) $3.99
LOBSTER JOHNSON GET LOBSTER #2 (OF 5) $3.99
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES #10 $3.99
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #4 (OF 12) $3.99
VEIL #1 (OF 5) $3.50

 

IMAGE
APOCALYPSE AL #2 (OF 4) $2.99
BEDLAM TP VOL 02 $14.99
BURN THE ORPHANAGE BORN TO LOSE #3 $4.99
CLONE #15 $2.99
DARKNESS VICIOUS TRADITIONS #1 $3.99
DEAD BODY ROAD #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG $2.99
DRUMHELLAR #5 $3.50
FATALE DLX ED HC VOL 01 $39.99
INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #11 $2.99
JUPITERS LEGACY #4 $2.99
REVIVAL #18 $2.99
SATELLITE SAM TP VOL 01 $9.99
SAVIORS #3 $2.99
SECRET #6 $3.50
STARLIGHT #1 CVR A CASSADAY $2.99
TALES OF HONOR #1 $2.99
VELVET #4 $2.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 $14.99

 

BOOM!, DYNAMITE, IDW, KIDS COMICS, MANGA, AND OTHER COOL COMICS
07 GHOST GN VOL 09 $9.99
ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE #3 (OF 6) MAIN CVRS $3.99
ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 SEEING RED $11.99
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4 $2.99
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18 $3.99
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #249 $3.99
AUTEUR #1 $3.99
BLACK BIRD GN VOL 18 $9.99
BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 11 $9.99
D GRAY MAN 3IN1 TP VOL 03 $14.99
DAY MEN #3 $3.99
DRAGONBALL 3IN1 TP VOL 04 $14.99
DUMBEST IDEA EVER GN $11.99
EVIL EMPIRE #1 $3.99
FROM THE NEW WORLD GN VOL 03 $10.95
GASOLINE ALLEY HC VOL 01 COMPLETE SUNDAYS 1920-1922 $75.00
GATE WAY #3 (OF 4) (FORMERLY PURGATORY) $3.99
GIANTS BEWARE GN $14.99
GOD IS DEAD #8 $3.99
HEAVY METAL #267 $7.95
HENRY SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF TP $24.99
JON HUL GALLERY SC $14.95
LADY RAWHIDE #4 (OF 5) $3.99
LORDS OF MARS TP VOL 01 $19.99
MARVEL FACT FILES #10 DOCTOR DOOM COVER $6.00
MARVEL FACT FILES #9 BLACK WIDOW COVER $6.00
MEGA MAN #34 $2.99

 

MIDNIGHT SECRETARY GN VOL 04 $9.99
MISS FURY #9 $3.99
NIJIGAHARA HOLOGRAPH HC $29.99
NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 02 $9.99
NOIR #5 (OF 5) $3.99
ONE PIECE GN VOL 70 $9.99
ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 16 $9.99
PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 01 $10.99
POKEMON ADV BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 03 $9.99
POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 21 RUBY SAPPHIRE $9.99
POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 14 $4.99
POWERPUFF GIRLS CLASSICS TP VOL 03 $19.99
PSYREN GN VOL 15 $9.99
QUANTUM & WOODY GOAT #0 $3.99
QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 02 IN SECURITY $14.99
RIN-NE GN VOL 14 $9.99
ROBOCOP TP VOL 02 LAST STAND PT 1 $14.99
ROGUE TROOPER #1 $3.99
ROVER RED CHARLIE #4 (OF 6) $3.99
RUBICON TP $14.99
SHADOW GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 DARK NIGHTS $19.99
SHADOW NOW #5 (OF 6) $3.99
SIMON & KIRBY HC LIBRARY HORROR $49.95
SKIP BEAT 3IN1 TP VOL 07 $14.99
SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE TP VOL 02 $11.99
SONIC SUPER SIZED SUPER DIGEST #6 $6.99
STROBE EDGE GN VOL 09 $9.99
SUICIDE RISK #11 $3.99
TEGAMI BACHI GN VOL 16 $9.99
TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES TP VOL 02 $17.99
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #2 $3.99
TWILIGHT ZONE #3 $3.99
WALT KELLY POGO COMP DELL COMICS HC VOL 01 $49.99
WARLORD OF MARS #34 $3.99
WILD BLUE YONDER #4 (OF 5) $3.99
WILL EISNERS MINOR MIRACLES TP WW NORTON ED $17.95
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #37 $3.99

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Credits: Summit Entertainment

Credits: Summit Entertainment

‘Divergent’ on track for a ‘Twilight’ level opening weekend box office

Don’t call Divergent “the next Twilight” — but it might be the next Twilight. In terms of box office performance, that is.

Other than being based on YA novels, the two series have little in common — but Divergent, based on the best-selling dystopian trilogy by Veronica Roth, is now on track for a $65 million opening weekend (up from previous predictions) — which could put it close to Twilight‘s actual $69.9 million opening box office.

Analysts say Divergent is tracking similarly to Twilight before it hit theaters in key categories like total awareness, first choice, and definite interest — and even has more interest from male viewers, a feat Twilight never quite managed to achieve.

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have already proven successful with two previous YA franchise, Twilight and The Hunger Games. The studio is likely hoping fans of Hunger Games will check out Divergent, as the two series have a lot of thematic similarities and there is crossover appeal.

Divergent hits theaters March 21st.

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