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Tieri and Pizzari Keep It Weirdworld in New ‘Black Knight’ Ongoing Series

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Following the news of a Hercules relaunch earlier this week, Marvel has unveiled a second upcoming solo series starring an Avenger with a European mythological bent; Dane Whitman, the Black Knight, will star in his own ongoing series from the creative team of Frank Tieri and Luca Pizzari.

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‘Southern Bastards’ #10 Rejected From Apple Store, Likely Over Sex Scene

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Apple has rejected issue #10 of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Image Comics series Southern Bastards from its store, and odds are it isn't because of Latour's widely shared essay about the Confederate flag in its back matter.

The likely reason is an explicit sex scene that opens the issue. In virtually every previous case of Apple rejecting specific issues of comics, it's been over sexual content, not language or violence. (The one possible exception is the Johnny Ryan library of comics. It's hard to know where the offense was there.)

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Bryan Singer Defends Oscar Isaac’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Costume, Shares New Photos From the Film

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When an Entertainment Weekly cover revealed our first look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse, most fans were not impressed, drawing comparisons to cheesy Power Rangers villain Ivan Ooze. But, director Bryan Singer is back to defend the costume, saying it’s actually “very similar” to the comic book design, and has shared some new hi-res X-Men: Apocalypse photos at the same time.

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Magnetic Press Announces 10 New Titles To Kick Off Second Year

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Basil & Moebius. Art by Dave Dorman.

In its first year, Magnetic Press made quite a dent, earning two Eisner nominations for Tony Sandoval’s Doomboy and Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus. Magnetic is heading into its second year with some big followup plans. The publisher announced Wednesday that it will launch 10 new titles --- a mix of original graphic novels, reprint material and what looks to be monthly comics, though Magnetic hasn't made entirely clear what the formats for each book will be.

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Marvel Announces Abnett & Ross’s ‘Hercules’; Is He The Bear Hero We Deserve?

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Hercules is getting another shot at an ongoing solo title this winter, courtesy of the creative team of writer Dan Abnett and artist Luke Ross. Debuting in November, the new series positions the hairy-chested demigod as a hero trying to recapture the glories of his past as a celebrated champion (not the glories of his past as a celebrated Champion). The series also sees Herc with a militarized new look courtesy of Ross.

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Modern Prometheus Plans Adaptations of ‘One Trick Rip-Off’ and ‘Welcome to Showside’

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A new production company formed by film director/producer Sridhar Reddy and Z2 Comics publisher Josh Frankel has announced plans to adapt comics by Ian McGinty and Paul Pope for the screen. Called Modern Prometheus, the company's plan is to bring the upcoming Welcome to Showside by McGinty to television as an animated series, with a film version of Pope's The One Trick Rip-Off to follow.

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Gallery: Best ‘Steven Universe’ Fan Art Ever

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Steven Universe is a show about a lot of things, including sharing donuts with friends and learning to dance and falling in love with someone you were never supposed to fall in love with. It’s warm and wonderful and it is a joy to watch unfold. To celebrate the show, we've compiled this gallery — a small, but significant sample of the fan community’s passion for the silly little hero who, with the help of his friends and a cheeseburger backpack, might just save the universe.

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Reveals Alternate Ending

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It’s not surprising that Ant-Man originally had a different ending, given how much footage is shot for each Marvel film, with the studio often mandating longer production schedules to ensure they have room to change things if needed. As detailed by director Peyton Reed, the Ant-Man alternate ending wasn’t that much different from the one we ended up getting, but it did tie up one particular loose end.

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Building A Universe: A Guided Tour Through The Inner Workings Of Valiant Comics

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Since their first tiles appeared on comic-shop shelves in 2012, the resurrected Valiant Comics has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their new take on the characters and mythology of the original 1990s Valiant line, their pursuit of top-shelf creators, their focus on storytelling and world-building, and their gift for unorthodox marketing and promotion has drawn praise from both fans and press, led to a film development deal with Sony, and won scores of industry awards (and award nominations). They've proven themselves to be not just cashing in on past glories, but a company that's capable of pushing their stable of characters in new and exciting directions while remaining true to their roots.

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Supergoddesses: Morrison Speaks About Gynocentricity and ‘Wonder Woman: Earth One’

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I’ve been eagerly anticipating the graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette ever since it was announced back in January 2014 (as Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince). Now, with new details emerging in an interview with Morrison (who has just been named editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal) at Nerdist, the excitement is only building.

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