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It seems like we were running a different trailer every day and twice on Sunday for one of DC’s New 52 books back in August and September, but then they stopped coming once the first issues hit the stands. Until today, anyway; Scott McDaniel, co-writer and penciller of Static Shock, sent over one for issue #4, which comes out Dec. 7. It’s the last issue he co-wrote with departing writer John Rozum; McDaniel’s writing issues #5 and #6 himself, with Marc Bernardin joining McDaniel as of issue #7.
As we noted earlier today, there’s a new X-Men video game in the works at Activision called X-Men: Destiny that’s being written by Mike Carey. And as promised, IGN now has a short teaser trailer up for the game.
It doesn’t reveal much of anything, really, about the game, but does feature Wolverine, Pyro, Cyclops, Magneto and more. Or their silhouettes, anyway. Take a look above.
If you only watch one trailer for Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series, make it this one. If the previous trailers had a face, this one would punch it. It would punch the previous trailers in the face.
(Via Bryan Lee O’Malley)
I’m not generally a fan of promotional trailers for comics and books — most rely on dull montages and even worse music — but this new spot for Seth Grahame-Smith’s upcoming novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is incredibly well done. Well, if you can ignore the really obvious wig and fake mustache on whom I presume is vampire-John Wilkes-Booth.
The novel, Grahame-Smith’s follow-up to the bestselling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, depicts Lincoln as the savior of the Union and lifelong enemy of the undead. The author has a couple of comic-book connections: He was among the genre novelists who contributed to the latest Marvel Zombies miniseries. In May, Del Rey/Villard will release a graphic-novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is due March 2 from Grand Central Publishing.