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Die Hard: Year OneWhile Splash Page usually focuses its energy on the leap from comic book to cinema screen, we're always down to report on the opposite translation -- and today, a pair of film franchises are moving into the paneled universe.

Boom Studios has announced that it will publish a prequel to the Bruce Willis-starring "Die Hard" action franchise as a comic book series titled "Die Hard: Year One," while simultaneously releasing a graphic novel version of "Jennifer's Body," the upcoming horror film starring Megan Fox and directed by Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Read More...

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Aliens #1It's a short week here at Splash Page HQ, but it's a big one for comics with ties to Hollywood hitting shelves. That's why we're kicking off a new, weekly feature that spotlights three comics you should add to your pull list if you're looking to stay current with the ever-growing crossover between comic books and the world of television and movies.

Now that you know what the weekly feature is all about, let's get into this week's picks!

TOP OF THE STACK: "ALIENS" #1 (Dark Horse Comics) -- It's hard to believe it's been three full decades since Ridley Scott first scared the bejeezus out of audiences with the movie "Alien," but it's even more hard to believe the success Dark Horse Comics has had with comics based on the sci-fi/horror franchise. Much like video games based on movies, comics based on movie and television properties rarely find an audience -- but Dark Horse's "Aliens" comics have always been the exception to that rule. Read More...

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'Station'While everybody and their grandmother are flying to movie theaters at warp speed to see the new J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" movie, Boom Studios has their own plans to unleash an entirely different spacebound epic upon greater geekdom.

According to Variety, CBS Films has acquired the screen rights to "Station," a Boom Studios comic book miniseries created and written by Johanna Stokes. The project will be produced by Boom Studios co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie, as well as "I, Robot" partners Jeff Vintar and Laurence Mark. Vintar is expected to pen the adaptation. Read More...

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'Eureka: Dormant Gene'The world of Sci-Fi Channel's hit television series "Eureka" continues to evolve alongside its comics counterpart, with the first issue of a new miniseries titled "Eureka: Dormant Gene" hitting shelves this week.

"Eureka" creator Andrew Cosby joins Jonathan L. Davis, the writer of 2005's "The Dukes of Hazzard" movie, for an in-continuity story that has Zoe Carter (played by Jordan Hinson in the TV series) falling for the new guy at her high school. What she doesn't know, however, is that his appearance at her high school isn't the only thing "new" about him.

Read on for more details about "Dormant Gene," as well as an exclusive, 12-page preview featuring art by Mark Dos Santos and covers by J.K. Woodward. Read More...

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'2 Guns'Comic book movies are about as rare as oxygen these days, from superhero fare like "Iron Man 2" to lesser-known properties such as "American Jesus." Today, you can add one more to the latter pile -- and from the title, it sounds like a double-barreled doozy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boom Studios' graphic novel "2 Guns" is heading for the big screen. Blake Masters, the creator of the Showtime series "Brotherhood," will adapt the comic book for Universal. Read More...

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'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?'The Philip K. Dick story "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?," which served as the inspiration for the 1982 science-fiction film "Blade Runner," will be adapted into a 24-issue comic book series by publisher Boom Studios.

Announced earlier today, the series will adapt the award-winning story by "mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel." Artist Steven Dupre ("Wolf") will provide interior art for the series, and you can expect to see the first issue hit shelves in June. "Transmetropolitan" and "FreakAngels" writer Warren Ellis -- no stranger to celebrated science-fiction storytelling -- will provide "backmatter" in each issue.

Boom also provided a trio of cover images from the upcoming series. Read More...

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'28 Days Later'Late last month, I brought you the first word about the partnership between Boom Studios and Fox Atomic that would produce several ongoing and limited series comics based on Fox Atomic film properties. Well, the first title to come out of the partnership was announced during this weekend's Emerald City ComiCon, and will return to the world of the "28 Days Later" film franchise.

According to the official announcement regarding the series, the "28 Days Later" comic's first story arc will focus on Naomie Harris' character from the first film, Selena, and bridge the gap between that film and its sequel, "28 Weeks Later." The series will be "firmly based in '28 Days Later' continuity" and should hit shelves in July. After the jump, I've posted a pair of cover images from the first issue, as well as a few more details about the series. Read More...

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'The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning'Announced today at Wonder Con in San Francisco, comics publisher Boom Studios and movie studio/publisher Fox Atomic (a division of 20th Century Fox) have formed a co-publishing agreement to produce ongoing and limited series comics based on Fox Atomic film properties.

As part of the arrangement, the Fox Atomic Comics publishing arm that previously produced original graphic novels based on Fox Atomic properties such as "28 Days Later" and "The Hills Have Eyes" will become a Boom Studios imprint. While neither company has announced any of the upcoming titles resulting from the deal, several projects are expected to go public in July and throughout the summer convention season.

"We'll be doing a number of established properties that people will be instantly familiar with and some older properties that might need a brand new coat of paint," Fox Atomic editor-in-chief R. Eric Lieb told MTV News. Read More...

'Farscape' #1For fans of the cult favorite sci-fi television show "Farscape," which ended its four-year run on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003, the adventure is about to begin again -- or rather, pick up where it left off. Series creator Rockne O’Bannon has returned to world of “Farscape” to continue the story, not as a television series, but as a four-issue comic book miniseries due out December 24 from Boom Studios.

Plotted by O’Bannon and scripted by "Farscape" novelist Keith R. A. DeCandido, the new comic will explore the events that take place immediately after the 2004 television miniseries “Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars,” a four-hour finale that changed the status quo of the “Farscape” universe dramatically.

“The Peacekeeper Wars mini-series was designed to be a grand and fitting climax to the ‘Farscape’ saga, in case that was as far as it went. But it also left the door open for further adventures if that ever became a possibility,” says O’Bannon. “When the opportunity to return to the ‘Farscape’ universe with all new stories in a Boom Studios comic series became available, it was wildly exciting.” Read More...

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'Salem: Queen of Thorns'Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews, previews and features covering the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Check back each day this week for more horror that hails from the world of comics.

"So there's this guy, okay?"

For "Salem: Queen of Thorns" writers Chris Morgan and Kevin Walsh, that's how all their story ideas start out -- and their current action-adventure miniseries set in one of the most infamous periods in American history is no exception. The "guy" in question this time around eventually became Elias Hooke, a sickle-wielding action hero who once fanned the flames of Salem's notorious Witch Trials, but now attempts to make up for his sins by destroying an evil creature known as "The Queen of Thorns."

"He is so close to being a bad guy, so close to being a supervillain," said Morgan, who counts the screenplay for "Wanted," the big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's 2003 series, among his previous projects. "I'm always like, 'Thank God he's one of the good guys, because if he ever turns, we're f---ed." Read More...

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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