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Snoopy’s quadcopter doghouse will take flight over Comic-Con

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If you spot the famed World War I Flying Ace soaring over the San Diego Convention Center this week, you probably aren’t imagining things.

Inspired by the trailer for The Peanuts Movie, Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions created a custom remote-controlled quadcopter to send Snoopy — atop his doghouse — flying through the air. Dieffenbach said he first flew Snoopy in February, but has kept the drone relatively under wraps for months, in preparation for its big debut at Comic-Con International.

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Viz Media to release ‘Naruto’ spinoff in print

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Viz Media will publish Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto spinoff Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring as a single volume early next spring.

Set shortly after the conclusion of the original manga, the miniseries centers on Sasuke’s daughter Sarada, and serves as a prelude to Boruto: Naruto the Movie. The story was serialized earlier this year simultaneously in Japan and in North America — although the latter only in digital form.

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SDCC | Capcom debuts an official, wearable Mega Man helmet

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Plenty of crafty fans have created their own wearable Mega Man helmets, but there’s never been an official version —  until now.

Capcom will have the real deal on display this week at Comic-Con International, with preorders opening sometime afterward — for a limited time — at the Capcom Store. There’s no word yet about price, but it’s safe to say the replica will set you back a bit.

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Roided-out Batmobile is the star in ‘Arkham Knight’s’ honest trailer

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You might’ve expected the Honest Trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight to spotlight the disastrous PC rollout, but Smosh Games avoids such low-hanging fruit. Instead, it takes a shot at the game’s unabashed tankiness – the souped-up Batmobile that starts out as a fun extra feature but soon “becomes a chore.”

Of course, that’s not the only target: At four and a half minutes, the Honest Trailer has plenty of time to take swipes at the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Gotham City, Origins, Batman’s billion-dollar arsenal, barely used sidekicks and the “mystery” of Arkham Knight.

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Edward James Olmos, Katrina Law among Eisner presenters

eisnerawards_logoActors Edward James Olmos, Orlando Jones and Katrina Law will be among the presenters at the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, held Friday in conjunction with Comic-Con International.

It’s a very television-focused lineup that includes additional actors from “Battlestar Galactica,” “Salem,” “Shameless” and “Sleepy Hollow.” However, there are some comics creators on the agenda — among them, Mike and Laura Allred, Michael Davis, Bill Morrison, Raina Telgemeier and Jill Thompson.

Doors open at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom at 7:45 p.m. Friday, with the ceremony getting under way at 8 p.m. (advance seating for nominees, sponsors, presenters and those with pro badges begins at 7 p.m.). Admission is free to anyone with a Comic-Con badge. See the full list of presenters below.

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Crazy Foam heads back to the tub, with DC Comics characters

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By admitting you remember Crazy Foam, the shaving cream-like kids’ soap, you’re likely dating yourself, but let’s take that risk. Why? Because, like Underoos, Crazy Foam is back — and with DC Comics characters once again on the cans.

Launched in 1965 by American Aerosol Company, Crazy Foam was intended to make bath time fun for kids. As the parade of television commercials throughout the ’70s and ’80s demonstrated, children could spray copious amounts of Crazy Foam — on themselves, on walls or one each other — from colorful canisters featuring the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Popeye. Instant fun!

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It’s Hulk vs. Hulkbuster in LEGO’s Comic-Con sculpture

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LEGO always makes an impression at Comic-Con International with its enormous brick sculptures created by Master Builders. For this year’s display, the toymaker is calling in the heavy hitters — namely, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor.

MTV News has the first look at the sculptures, which recreate that memorable moment from Avengers: Age of Ultron when the battling Hulk and Iron Man punch each other, creating a sonic boom.

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Ain’t no thing like this Rocket Raccoon backpack, except this

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Whether you’re off to save the galaxy or simply heading to class (or, y’know, a convention), this Rocket Raccoon Backpack Buddy seems like the appropriate — and appropriately adorable — accessory.

Sold exclusively by ThinkGeek, the officially licensed backpack features plush head, arms, feet and tail, and a zipped compartment that measures 9.75 inches by 8 inches. Although it’s not intended to hold electronics, the website notes the backpack can fit an iPad2.

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Admit it, Batman’s fighting style is pretty ridiculous

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Batman is a a genius, a master tactician, the World’s Greatest Detective and a multi-billionaire, but it’s his skills as a hand-to-hand combatant that are the most impressive. Or is that most ridiculous?

The folks at Corridor Digital showcase the Dark Knight’s reality-defying fighting style in this funny new video, which begins with the “Classic Backhand” knockout before descending into the move ludicrous. If you buy that move, then how about the “Stealth Backhand” or “Foggy Knight”? And just wait until you get a look at “Around the World.”

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DC is recruiting for Gang of Harleys at Comic-Con

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Do you have what it takes to join the Gang of Harleys?

Harley Quinn collaborators Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will host the first “Great Harley Quinn Cosplayer Showdown” Friday at the DC Entertainment booth at Comic-Con International.

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Unable find his daughter a Ms. Marvel costume, this dad made one

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When his comics-loving daughter was invited to a superhero-themed birthday party, one geek dad set out to buy the 6-year-old a Ms. Marvel costume, only to be disappointed when he couldn’t find one. None of the alternatives — Spider-Girl, Captain America, pink Spider-Girl — would do, so he broke out the sewing machine and made a Kamala Khan outfit himself. The result, as you can see, is just about perfect.

In an open letter to Marvel, Captain Milkshake lists all of the materials and their prices (the dress was marked down, so all told the project cost about $49), but also makes an appeal for more girl-inclusive merchandise.

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Boba Fett fan film draws on ‘Star Wars’ Western influences

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Among George Lucas’ myriad influences for Star Wars was the 1968 Sergio Leone classic Once Upon a Time in the West, so it’s only fitting that Eric Raunio should embrace spaghetti Westerns for his short film “Boba Fett: The Twelve Parsec Stare.”

All the elements are in place as the mysterious bounty hunter tracks his target to a dusty saloon in a remote space port, where a banged-up little droid event whistles and chirps a bit of Ennio Morricone’s theme to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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‘Avatar’ and ‘Korra’ co-creator to make graphic novel debut

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Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Bryan Konietzko will make his graphic novel debut with Threadworlds, a sci-fi series to be published by First Second.

Scheduled to debut in 2017, Threadworlds is set on a group of five planets that share a single orbit, each with its own intelligent species and level of technology. The story centers on Nova, a stubborn and brilliant young scientist from one of the most primitive worlds who refuses to adhere to the rules of a superstitious, oppressive empire that forbids girls to read and write. The series will follow a chain reaction of scientific discovers from planet to planet that sweep up Nova in a journey.

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See every Justice League member ever in this DC video montage

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DC Entertainment celebrates the Justice League with this new video spotlighting every Justice Leaguer ever (or so they say), from the introduction of the team in 1960’s The Brave and the Bold #28 to the addition of Power Ring in 2014’s Justice League #35.

As usual with these kinds of compilations, there likely will be a chorus of “But they forgot.” For instance, much of the roster of Justice League Dark is absent from the list — Phantom Stranger, Zatanna and Zauriel were in earlier incarnations of the League — but maybe they don’t count.

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‘Attack on Titan’ board game coming from Cryptozoic

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Cryptozoic Entertainment will release a board game based on the hit manga and anime Attack on Titan.

Designed by Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc (Terror in Meeple City) and produced with Don’t Panic, the game employs a new mechanic, in which the Titan piece is a vertical element, and the hero pieces climb in an effort to topple him.

Prototypes were demonstrated over the weekend at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and at Japan Expo in Paris. The game is targeted for release in 2016.

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