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Marvel/’Attack on Titan’ artist reveals Female Titan print

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Even as more details surface about the highly anticipated Marvel/Attack on Titan crossover, artist Gerardo Sandoval has debuted the limited-edition print he’ll have for sale Saturday as the Festo Comic festival in Mexico City.

The illustration features the characters from Hajime Isayama’s smash-hit manga fighting the Female Titan, who faces Marvel’s Avengers in the new issue of Japan’s Brutus magazine, on sale Saturday.

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Underoos make a comeback, this time for adults

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The wishes of countless nostalgic comic book and animation fans appear to have been answered, because they can now purchase Underoos in adult sizes.

Produced by Fruit of the Loom beginning in 1978, the line of underwear — “Underwear That’s Fun to Wear!” — allowed children to wear T-shirts and underpants that mimicked the costumes of their favorite comic book, cartoon and movie characters, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, C-3PO and Archie and Veronica.

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Mondo debuts ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ die-cut 12″ single

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Mondo, which in July debuted the Batman: The Animated Series theme on 7-inch vinyl, is now thinking even bigger: namely, a special die-cut 12-inch single.

Featuring a gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative, the record will come in versions: black and black with gray splatter. Mondo already has 1,000 copies pressed, which will go on sale Friday at a random time (as usual, keep an eye the collectible-art boutique’s Twitter feed for the announcement). Once those are gone, they’ll shift to preorders that will be re-pressed as needed, and shipped early next year.

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Amazon and Hachette end bitter pricing feud

amazon-logoAmazon and Hachette Book Group announced today they’ve brought their bitter, months-long dispute to an end with a new multi-year contract that will allow the publisher to set its own ebook prices.

“This is great news for writers,” Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch said in a statement. “The new agreement will benefit Hachette authors for years to come. It gives Hachette enormous marketing capability with one of our most important bookselling partners.”

Although details of the agreement weren’t revealed, the new ebook terms will take effect early next year; however, the companies said they’ll immediately resume “normal trading.” Amazon similarly reached a new contract last month with Simon & Schuster.

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Go even deeper into Batman’s past with ‘Gotham Begins’

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Just as The CW’s Arrow launched The Flash, and Smallville before them attempted to spawn Aquaman, it seems likely that Fox will eventually look to introduce a spinoff of Gotham. Although I’d vote for The Penguin – or, better still, The Adventures of Gertrud Kapelput — The Warp Zone delves deeper into the prequel formula for its Batman parody trailer Gotham Begins.

And if that concept doesn’t go far enough into the Dark Knight’s backstory, well, they have you covered …

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Donald Duck goes undercover in police crosswalk sting

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Dozens of drivers in Fort Lee, New Jersey, were ticketed on Halloween for failing to yield at a crosswalk to a 6-foot-8-inch Donald Duck. Go ahead, read that sentence again.

The police department saw the holiday as a perfect opportunity to deploy its decoy program, and dressed an officer as the Disney character to ensure motorists are stopping for pedestrians. By day’s end, WABC-TV reports, 130 drivers received tickets of $230, plus two points on their licenses.

However, one motorist insists the Duckburg-style sting wasn’t fair, and pledges to fight her ticket.

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In Sweden, there’s a Predator-themed house — and it’s for sale

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Many of us have visited a friend’s apartment, or toured a house on the market, only to discover that what at first seemed perfectly “normal” turned out to be a little strange. Maybe it was a bathroom painted blood red, or a guest room that revealed a little too much about a co-worker’s nighttime activities.  Whatever it was, it probably doesn’t compare to this.

An imgur user discovered a listing for a villa for sale in Kalmar, Sweden, that, at first glance, appears quaint — picturesque, even. However, the closer you look, and the farther you go, the more unusual it is, with Predator heads mounted on the dining room wall (where would you put them?) giving way to a life-size Predator statues, even more hunting trophies and an ornate door that opens into … well, a cave (and home theater), with weapons and even more heads mounted on stone-like walls.

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Ghostface Killah enlists comic artists for new album

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Rapper Ghostface Killer makes no bones about his love of comic books, occasionally even using the alias Tony Starks. For his 2013 album Twelve Reasons to Die, he ventured into comics himself with a companion series featuring contributions by such artists as Paolo Rivera, Francesco Francavilla, Ben Templesmith and Ron Wimberly.

For his follow-up 36 Seasons, due out Dec. 9, Ghostface is once again turning to comics talent, this time for a booklet included with the album. Produced by Matthew Rosenberg, who wrote the Twelve Reasons to Die comic, the booklet includes art from the likes of Ming Doyle, David Lapham, Michael Walsh, Palle Schmidt, Tyler boss, Artyom Trakhanov and Aaron Conley.

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First look at Batgirl Black and White statue

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DC Entertainment has debuted the first look at the upcoming Batgirl Black and White statue, based on the fan-favorite character redesign by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr.

Set for release in September 2015 from DC Collectibles, it’s the first Batgirl statue from the popular Black and White line that’s included The Joker, Harley Quinn and numerous takes on Batman. Irene Matar, who sculpted DC Collectibles’ Batman: The Animated Series line, also sculpted Batgirl.

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‘DHP’ #200 will include ‘Masks’ by Gillian Flynn & Dave Gibbons

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Dark Horse will celebrate the 200th issue of Dark Horse Presents in February with an 80-page installment that includes the first U.S. publication of “Masks,” a short story by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and veteran artist Dave Gibbons.

The story, about a mother turned masked vigilante, originally appeared in April as part of The Guardian’s celebration of the opening of the “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the U.K.” exhibition at the British Museum. “Masks” marks Flynn’s comics debut.

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‘Walking Dead’ survivors dance (and kill) in musical parody

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If you’ve been holding out for a musical parody of The Walking Dead set to the tune of the classic Queen anthem “Another One Bites the Dust,” then it’s your lucky day, as that’s exactly what The Hillywood Show delivers in its latest video. It’s pretty good, too, with all the gore you would expect from Rick Grimes & Co., with all the dancing and slow-motion flips that you wouldn’t.

For Supernatural viewers, there’s also a cameo by fan-favorite actor Osric Chau (plus, for everyone, a behind-the-scenes video).

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Is comics ready for the first ‘marijuana-friendly’ convention?

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While we’ve all heard the complaint that too many comic conventions focus too much on Hollywood, the same can’t be said of Chromic Con. It’s focused on other things. Primarily weed.

Debuting Nov. 22 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Nov. 23 in Denver, the (rather literally) grass-roots event is billed as “the world’s first marijuana-friendly comic and fantasy convention.” It’s the brainchild of Jaymen Johnson, owner of the Speak Easy Vape Lounge in Colorado Springs, who was inspired by his visits to other conventions.

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‘Attack on Titan’ cover unveiled for ‘Brutus’ magazine

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Hajime Isayama’s cover has been revealed for the 790th issue of Brutus, the Japanese pop-culture magazine that will include a crossover comic in which Marvel’s Avengers fight Attack on Titan‘s 46-foot-tall Female Titan on the streets of New York City.

Alas, Isayayma’s cover illustration doesn’t depict that showdown, but rather the cast of his hit manga Attack on Titan reimagined as school children, hanging out in Tokyo’s Ueno Park as danger looms in the distance.

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‘The Flash’ debuts character cards by Ivan Reis

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As Comic Book Resources debuted one character card drawn by Ivan Reis for the hit CW drama The Flash, a handful of other websites were doing the same, providing fans with mini-biographies of the key players.

In addition to CBR’s Det. Eddie Thawne card, there’s The Flash (Entertainment Weekly), Iris West (KSite TV), Det. Joe West (Access Hollywood), Harrison Wells (The Hollywood Reporter) and Cisco Ramon (IGN). That leaves Caitlin Snow, who should be popping up any moment now …

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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LEGO artists recreate comic covers, brick by brick

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DC Comics’ LEGO variants are fine and all, but they don’t hold a candle to the LEGO recreations of comic book covers on display over the weekend at DesignerCon in Los Angeles.

The pieces, some of which can be found in the “Comic Bricks!” gallery, range from classics like Detective Comics #27 and Adventure Comics #445 to modern issues like The Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Invincible #63. Ewoks, from Marvel’s old Star Comics imprint, even makes an appearance.

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