'Spider-Man'Claws and controversy fill the list of top stories this week, but just like he always does in the comics world, Batman managed to climb to the top of the pile and reign supreme.

In our top story of the week, Harley Quinn made her debut in the "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game -- and the villainous associate to the Joker made quite an entrance!

Bill Hader and Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" are making their first foray into the comics world, and we gave you the first look at "Spider-Man: The Short Halloween," courtesy of Marvel Comics.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum James Marsters shared some frank thoughts about his experience writing comics in the "Buffy" universe -- prompting publisher Dark Horse Comics to offer their own, Joss Whedon-approved, side of the story.

But don't worry, there's much, much more!


'Star Trek: The Next Generation' MangaThis week's top headlines were a hodge-podge of projects, characters and the people involved with 'em, with nothing in common except the fact that there was a lot of you reading them! Wow!

Here's how the week looked:

- In our top story of the week, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Manga author F.J. DeSanto explained the great Star Trek mystery he looked to solve in the volume released this week.

- Next up was the revelation that "American Idol" front-runner Adam Lambert was not only considered for the lead in the "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" musical, but he still might play Peter Parker at some point!

... But wait, there's more!


'Dragonball Evolution'It was a fairly varied week here at Splash Page HQ, with a group of films vying for the top spot among the week's most popular posts. Here's how the coverage looked:

- Today's premiere of "Dragonball Evolution" had everyone thinking about the popular anime/manga series, and our conversation with the "Dragonball" cast and crew about the story changes in the film earned more eyes than any other story this week.

- Everyone was tuning in to see Hugh Jackman's video response to the leaked "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie, but his high-flying entrance to a "Wolverine" movie event in Sydney was among the Top 5 posts for the week, too.

- We had the exclusive scoop on what much-rumored storyline won't be making it into "Iron Man 2" -- straight from Tony Stark himself!

... But wait, there's more!


'Dragonball Evolution'This week's headlines were dominated by talk of "Snikt!" and Saiyans, as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Dragonball Evolution" coverage filled the Top 10 posts. Here's how the week looked:

- Our analysis of what you should know before deciding to watch the leaked "Wolverine" movie was the most popular post of the week, but Hugh Jackman's announcement regarding a "Wolverine" contest that could bring the film to your hometown was right up there, too.

- Emmy Rossum's message to "Dragonball" fans went out to a massive number of readers, but so did the news that her film, "Dragonball Evolution," was getting a new release date.

But that's not all of the week's top stories... Read More...


'Astro Boy'News from the world of comic book movies managed to ebb and flow this week, drying up at points with not a single scoop to speak of, and then flooding us with buzz-worthy stories on other days. Here's the breakdown:

- All engines were "go" at the start of the week when we debuted a new "Astro Boy" promo poster, and then followed it up with a new "Astro Boy" teaser trailer.

- Sam Raimi hinted at a possible big-screen debut for the other Spidey symbiote, Carnage, then addressed rumors about Mickey Rourke's involvement in "Spider-Man 4."

- Splash Page hosted three all-new, exclusive "Dragonball Evolution" clips from the live-action anime/manga adaptation.

But that's not all, folks!


'Green Lantern'It's been yet another five days of breakneck news here at Splash Page, as Wolverine, Green Lantern, The Goon and...Stephen Colbert?!...all jockeyed for headline supremacy. Here's a quick trip through the week in case you couldn't keep up.

- Ryan Reynolds lived up to Deadpool's reputation of being the "Merc with a Mouth," telling fans that he was, indeed, the mystery mutant in the final "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" trailer, and that his character will eventually become the (busted) familiar face we've come to love.

- We caught a glimpse of the David Fincher-produced "The Goon" animated feature film, and were also treated to a first look at what's sure to be the most brutal (in a great way) crossover to ever hit comic shops -- "The Goon vs. Dethklok!" In a word -- METAL!

- After news broke that "Green Lantern" would begin filming later this year in Australia, our message boards erupted when we asked who you thought would make the best Hal Jordan. However, that search might be over if rumors of Chris Pine landing the role can be believed.

But that wasn't all, folks!

Mickey RourkeLast week was all about DC and "Watchmen," and this week started off much the same way -- but after a few big, mid-week casting announcements, it was all-Marvel for the remainder of the week's top headlines.

- The opening weekend for "Watchmen" looked good on both the movie- and book-selling sides of the deal, but there was some concern about the film's endurance after Week One.

- The biggest news of the week involved the "Iron Man 2" casting of Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson -- which was immediately followed by Marvel reshuffling their movie schedule.

- We discovered that the "Scott Pilgrim" movie wasn't skimping on the music side of the project. Read More...


'Watchmen'It's no secret that this week was dominated by two big (to put it mildly) movies: the just-released "Watchmen" and the not-yet-released "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." But that doesn't mean they stole all the headlines. Here's how the week looked on Splash Page:

- The approach of the "Watchmen" release date was heralded by some familiar graffiti, but not everyone looked forward to the film -- just ask Lee Iacocca.

- We gave you a crash course on the Charlton Comics characters that were the inspiration for Alan Moore's "Watchmen," and took you through some of director Zack Snyder's favorite additions and subtractions from his comic book source material. Read More...


'Wolverine'This week kicked off with pomp and celebration as the 2009 Academy Awards went big on comic book movies, including a much-deserved Oscar for Heath Ledger and a comics-friendly musical number by "Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman. Here's what the rest of the week had in store for us:

- We got reactions from various comic book creators to this year's Oscars, and their responses might surprise you!

- Some hints were dropped about the "Iron Man 2" story and an "Iron Man 2" casting call hit the 'Net, while one cast member left the film, another confirmed his role in "Iron Man 2" (among other Marvel films), and one remained undecided. In the end we decided that an "Iron Man 2" news roundup was the best bet for keeping track of it all.

- Seth Rogen's "Green Hornet" movie found itself a director, and the writer/star of the film explained how the new guy behind the camera got the job.

- We brought you the first details about the "Stretch Armstrong" movie that will make a "reluctant superhero" out of the popular toy.

- And just like every other weeks for the past few months, "Watchmen" news popped up around every corner, with Zack Snyder explaining key differences between the film and the book, some discussion of Alan Moore's anti-Hollywood stance with the "Watchmen" director, and yet another new clip, with a focus on Rorschach this time around. Snyder capped it all off by telling MTV that he'd prefer if newbies don't read "Watchmen" before they see the film (and you can imagine how well that went over with fans).

And there you have it, folks -- see ya Monday!


'Watchmen'There's a "Watchmen"-savvy grand finale this week, as Saturday's special episode of "Spoilers" (airing on MTV at 8 PM EST) will debut new footage, interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks at Zack Snyder's much-anticipated, live-action adaptation, as well as first looks at “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Land of the Lost” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” But that's not how we started the week, is it?

- While much of the US was taking a Presidents Day break, we were getting our geek on and bringing you Toy Fair 2009 news from Manhattan -- and if you look closely, you might even find a few movie spoilers among the toys we showed you, too!

- We counted down the hours until "Spoilers" by giving you a peek at the must-see Q&A with the "Watchmen" director, and behind-the-scenes commentary from MTV News' Tim Kash (who embarked on a quest to find The Comedian's pin) and Kim Stolz (who did everything she could to avoid Dr. Manhattan's skyscraper).

- We even connected with one of the online world's geek elite, Wil Wheaton, who gave us his impressions of "Watchmen," while My Chemical Romance told us their "Watchmen"nstory.

- It was a particularly busy week for video, with two "Watchmen" TV spots and five new "Watchmen" clips, a trio of new "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" trailers, and an exclusive clip from the "Wonder Woman" animated feature.

- But "Watchmen" wasn't all we were talking about this week, as the last few days were filled with "Iron Man 2" casting troubles and our first peek at the cast of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World".

It was a busy one, but it only gets better this weekend! Be sure to tune in Saturday at 8 PM for MTV's "Spoilers" (and check back here on Splash Page after the show airs for all sorts of exclusive content) -- you'll be glad you did!


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