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Marvel Releases Teaser Trailer For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ [Video]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel will debut the first trailer for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.But for those who can't wait, or maybe just those who have very early bedtimes, Marvel has released a 15 second teaser trailer this morning, featuring several cast members, including Chris Pratt as Starlord, Djimon Hounsou as Korath and Karen Gillan as Nebula. You can check out the trailer below.

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Jeffrey Brown Reminds Us That ‘Kids Are Weird’ In New Book Trailer [Video]

Kids Are Weird Jeffrey Brown

 

Jeffrey Brown is going to have a big year. First, information was revealed about his next Star Wars children's book, Goodnight Darth Vader. Following that, publisher Chronicle has ramped up promotion for his next graphic novel, Kids Are Weird, by releasing a video trailer for the book, which you can view below.

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ReedPOP Announces New ‘Pure Comic Focused’ Convention In New York

ReedPOP

If you've attended a few New York Comic-Con's, you've seen the show experience significant growth, in both attendance and attention, in a small period of time. With that growth has come the seeming inevitability of the show floor going from mostly comics based to featuring a wide variety of booths and panels, some barely related to comics and others not at all.

ReedPOP has noticed the trend to, and they're doing something to counter it. The organizers of New York Comic-Con and C2E2, ReedPOP has revealed plans for Special Edition NYC a new convention that will take place in June in New York and be a "pure comics-focused show."

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‘Beware The Batman’ Season One Blu-Ray Announced, Will Contain Unaired Episodes

Beware the Batman

 

While there's no word yet on whether or not Beware the Batman will return to the air, fans of the Cartoon Network series now have something to look forward to, as its been revealed that the first Blu-ray collection will be released Tuesday, February 18, and will include never before seen episodes.

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Kyle Baker’s Upcoming Manga Inspired ‘Circuit Breaker’ Comic Looks Like It’s Going To Be Great

Circuit Breaker

 

A little while back Kyle Baker revealed on his website details of Circuit Breaker, his upcoming Image comic. Illustrated by Baker and written by Kevin McCarthy, the comic stars a young girl robot in a future Tokyo and is inspired largely by the work of Osamu Tezuka. Baker revealed some early art when the title was first announced, but he's posted a new page, both at the ink stage and in color, and I'm excited about this comic all over again. No word yet on when it will arrive in stores, but you can check out the latest art below, as well as some early pages you may have missed, below.

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Justice League Custom Comic Somehow Features Shaquille O’Neal And Steel In The Same Room At The Same Time

NBA Justice League

The NBA All-Star Game is today, meaning the best players in the world have gathered together to do dozens of interviews, hang out for a bit, and then play a game with absolutely no defense unless it turns out to be close in the final 3 minutes. It's a good time.

It also means there is ample opportunity for every manner of product placement and cross promotion, and comics were almost certainly going to get in on the action. This time it's in the form of a custom comic, as the Justice League visit the set of Inside The NBA to hang out with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal. But the team who put this comic together made one embarrassing gaffe: Shaquille O'Neal and Steel are seen in the same room at the same time, and we all know that's impossible, as they are the same man.

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Bill Withers Teaches Green Lantern About Love And Betrayal, All My Dreams Are Coming True

Justice League Bill Withers

If there is one living musician I would give anything to see in concert, it might just be Bill Withers. Sadly, he rarely performs, but this video may be the next best thing. Created by Reagan Hawkins (and brought to our attention by the Manhunter of Mars tumblr), the video features the DC Universe 6" Classics figures of Green Lantern and Hawkgirl out on a stroll, enjoying each other's company, until Hawkgirl's eye wanders over to a passing Martian Manhunter. Suddenly, the rest of the Justice League is consoling a jealous John, as he learns the meaning of heartbreak and betrayal, while Bill Withers' iconic "Who Is He? (And What Is He To You)?" plays in the background. The whole thing is better than I could ever describe, so I recommend you just check out the video below.

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Category: DC, Humor, Toys, Video

Cartoonist Al Jaffee Discusses the Art of the MAD Fold-In

Al Jaffee

This year mark's the 50th anniversary of the MAD fold-in, created by legendary cartoonist Al Jaffee. For the last half century nearly every issue of MAD has featured the fold-in, with every single one created by Jaffee. It's an extraordinary achievement in an extraordinary career, and Jaffee sat down in an interview with ABC News to discuss the process of creating the feature each month, and the one fold-in in 50 years that the magazine had to say no to.

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Jerome Opena And Starfox Wish You A Very Sexy Valentine’s Day [Video]

Jerome Opeña Starfox

Avengers artist Jerome Opeña took to his Instagram account to wish his followers a Happy Valentine's Day in the best way possible: he recorded himself drawing Starfox, a.k.a Eros, a.k.a. The Sexiest Avenger. Also, there's music. It's pretty great, you guys.

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‘Comic Book People’ Kickstarter Offers Hundreds of Candid Photos of Legendary Creators

Comic Book People

 

Eisner Award administrator and longtime comic book industry presence Jackie Estrada recently launched a Kickstarter to publish a book collecting hundreds of pictures of legendary writers, artists, editors and other comic book folks at various conventions and other functions in the '70s and '80s. Featuring rare candid photographs of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Carl Barks, Bob Kane, Harvey Kurtzman, C. C. Beck, Wally Wood, Moebius, Alan Moore, Osamu Tezuka, Gardner Fox, Curt Swan, Joe Kubert, John Romita, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Francoise Mouly, the Hernandez brothers and many more, it's no surprise that the Kickstarter has already met its goal. But you still have time to contribute so you can get your hands on a copy, and there are plenty of other great rewards.

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