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Discover “The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death” In Waid And Davis’ ‘Shadow Walk’ [Preview] [NYCC 2013]

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Arriving in stores this November from Legendary Comics is Shadow Walk, an original graphic novel from Mark Waid, Legendary founder Thomas Tull, World War Z author Max Brooks and artist Shane Davis. Written by Waid and illustrated by Davis, the premise of the story comes from the well-known passage in the 23rd Psalm from the Bible: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me." The idea at the center of Shadow Walk is, what if "the valley of the shadow of death" was real? Groups of soldiers discover the valley at various points in history, near modern day Iraq, and none have ever returned alive, until special forces officer James Raines.

Shadow Walk was originally conceived by Tull, further developed by Brooks, and was then fully realized by Waid and Davis. The book debuts next month, but you can check out a 10 page preview below.

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Digital Comics Publisher Mark Waid Defies Critics, Buys Stake In Traditional Comics Shop

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Ever since he started his digital-comics website, Thrillbent, Mark Waid has taken heat from a handful of comics retailers who have said he isn't supporting print comics. Now, those retailers can give him an earful in person at next year's Comics Professional Retail Organization meeting, because the Daredevil scribe is now officially the-co owner of Muncie, Indiana, comic shop Alter Ego Comics.

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Documentary About Tim Burton’s Never-Made ‘Superman Lives’ Gets A Teaser Trailer [Video]

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Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp went well beyond his $98,000 Kickstarter goal earlier this year to produce a movie about the abandoned Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage film Superman Lives. Now, a new teaser trailer for the doc, The Death of Superman Lives, proves that at least the movie about the movie is really happening next summer, and will include interviews with Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, and perhaps even Cage himself. You can see the full video update about the upcoming documentary, after the jump.

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Mark Waid and James Robinson Introduce Peter Parker’s Sister In ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’

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Like many Marvel characters, Spider-Man's relationship with his parents is a tragic one. That said, his parents' lives aren't really explored in depth very often, at least not recently. But Marvel is taking a new look at Richard and Mary Parker, as the publisher has announced Spider-Man: Family Business. Written by Mark Waid and James Robinson and illustrated by Gabrielle Dell'Otto, Family Business focuses on Peter Parker learning more about his deceased spy parents, and discovering that he has a long lost sister.In an interview with USA Today, Waid described the tale -- which will see Peter go from New York City to Monte Carlo to Cairo -- as a "spy" story. It kicks off with the Kingpin attempting to expand his criminal empire, which leads to Peter Parker, the son of former CIA agents, finding himself under attack. As he's attempting to figure out what's happening, a woman in a convertible pulls up in front of him, and claims to be his long lost sister Teresa.

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Ask Chris #151: Flash! Savior Of The Universe!

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

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Mark Waid And Dean Haspiel Relaunch ‘The Fox’ At Archie Comics

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Despite various incarnations over the years (including two separate versions published by DC Comics) and the involvement of creators like Carmine Infantino and Alex Toth, Archie's superhero characters have always been the weirder branch of the Riverdale family tree. Over

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Cleveland Declares ‘Superman Day’ To Celebrate The Man Of Steel’s 75th Anniversary

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The company that owns Superman doesn't seem to be marking the occasion just yet, but today the real-life city where creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster gave the character life, Cleveland, Ohio, is throwing a major bash. Mayo

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TWIST: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga’ #12 from App Store, ComiXology Never Submitted It

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Earlier this week writer Brian K. Vaughan transmitted a press release stating that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples sci-fi comic Saga would not be available for in-app purchase via ComXology or anything else in Apple's App Store for iOS devices, citing "two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex." Specifically, the artwork depicted graphic oral sex between men, including several ejaculations. While ComicsAlliance chalked the apparent banning up to the App Store's consistently inconsistan

Mark Waid Announces Free ‘Gender Through Comics’ Online Course

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Want to expand your comics education, but can't currently commit to shelling out for university rates? If you've got an e-mail address, an Internet connection and access to certain titles, you're in luck. Yest

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Art Baltazar And Franco Launch The All-Ages ‘Aw Yeah Comics!’ Through Kickstarter

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The recent cancellation of Superman Family Adventures left a lot of readers -- especially those around here -- gnashing their teeth over another blow against fun, all-ages adventure comics. If you're on

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