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'Summer 2061' in 'Zombie Tales' #9Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews and previews of the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Today we give you you a FULL, 8-PAGE STORY from Boom Studios' upcoming "Zombie Tales" #9 anthology.

Kim Krizan wants to eat your brain. No, not really -- but she does want to defy your expectations.

The Oscar-nominated writer of 2004's "Before Sunset," Krizan returns to a decidedly different world from her film projects in an upcoming issue of Boom Studios' horror anthology "Zombie Tales." Her contribution to the anthology, "Summer 2061," is a sequel to a story she contributed to the first issue of the anthology series, "Spring 2061," and picks up where Krizan’s group of human resistance fighters left off: in a world ruled by zombies.

"Its about Zombie Olympics," Krizan told MTV News about the second installment of her zombie trilogy, which concludes in "Zombie Tales" #11. "This zombie has turned humans into slaves for entertainment, and this human group has come out of hiding to witness the situation. They are faced with a decision about how they’ll handle this. They're vastly outnumbered, so they can decide to scamper back to their cave or do something about it -- facing the probability that they will be killed." Read More...

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'Fall of Cthulhu: Apocalypse' #1Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews and previews of the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Check back each day for more horror hailing from the world of comics.

Here at the Splash Page hacienda, we've always said that nothing says Halloween like a massive, tentacled beast from the void that inspires madness at the mere glimpse of its visage.

Yes, we've always said that -- and now we finally (and thankfully) have a reason.

Scheduled to hit shelves in December, "Fall of Cthulhu: Apocalypse" #1 kicks off a new series that promises to tie together Boom Studios' various "Cthulhu" titles in a single arc that explores what happens when the Great Old One himself arrives for a little visit. Read More...

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'Eureka'Boom Studios co-founder and "Eureka" co-creator Andrew Cosby opted to avoid the standard promotional routine this week and instead used a new video to announce a new series of comics based on the hit Sci Fi Channel original series. While it would've been a risky maneuver for most publishers, Cosby was fortunate to have a familiar face drop by for the announcement: actor Ed Quinn, who plays fan-favorite character Nathan Stark on the series.

Cosby, who will be writing the series alongside "Frank TV" writer Brendan Hay, described the print series as the equivalent of a "Season 1.5" for the over-arching story of Eureka, a town full of brilliant scientists whose experiments frequently have unexpected -- and potentially dangerous -- results. According to the video, both Quinn's character -- who is often compared to Marvel's brilliant "Iron Man" billionaire, Tony Stark -- looks to figure prominently in the series along with Erica Cerra's character, Deputy Jo Lupo. Following the debut of the print series, Boom also plans to launch a "Eureka" webcomic written by the series' lead (and "Flash" comics superfan), Colin Ferguson.

You can check out the video after the jump, but be sure to stick around for the outtakes near the end of the clip. It looks like Cosby throws a mean punch! Read More...

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Get your TiVo prepped, comics crew. We're told that veteran writer Mark Waid, Editor-in-Chief of Boom Studios and author of series such as DC's "Flash" and "Kingdom Come," will be a special guest on tonight's episode of "L.A. Ink."

Mark Waid on 'L.A. Ink'

The synopsis for the episode indicates that Waid will help to "transform the crew at the shop into larger than life comic book characters." A promotional photo for the episode shows one of the series' ink-friendly stars dropping by the Boom office to meet the "comics guru" himself. Read More...

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'Talent'Who in Hollywood has enough talent to be in “Talent”?

According the comic book mini-series’ co-author Christopher Golden, you wouldn’t want someone too beautiful to play the lead part of Nicholas Dane, who absorbs the talents of everyone who dies in a plane crash for which he is the sole survivor. “The thing about ‘Talent’ is, the actor should be an everyman,” Golden said. “And the guy could even be a girl, and it would require no change to the story.”

That means no Christian Bale (“too damn perfect”) and no Megan Fox (“although I’d be happy to be there for the audition”), once casting starts for the Universal picture.

Both those stars are great for box office – and both already have shown an aptitude for genre movies – but Golden thinks you need someone who’s not bad looking, but not unrealistically so. “For me, I like Guy Pearce,” Golden said. “That would be great. Edward Norton. Shia La Beouf would be amazing. I actually think Keanu Reeves would be good. He’s just a guy, even though in the ‘Matrix’ movies he becomes Superman.” Read More...

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'Last Reign'From Ryan Reynolds cracking wise to futuristic knights slashing monsters, “Van Wilder” and “Wild Hogs” director Walt Becker ventures into new territory with “Last Reign: Kings of War” this October through BOOM! Studios.

Kicking off on October 29, the four-issue miniseries, created by Becker and co-written by Michael Allen Nelson, takes place in a bleak, war-torn future where the armored rulers of Earth’s eight kingdoms unite against the orchestrator of the apocalypse for the future of mankind.

“I was searching for a completely new universe, and the idea that feudalism would rise again on Earth after the apocalypse seemed entirely plausible and fresh,” explained Becker. “It allowed me to combine two of my favorite genre -- sci-fi, and stories of the most celebrated warriors on Earth, armored knights.” Read More...

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'The Incredibles'It was inevitable, really -- never just a movie, “The Incredibles,” what with its whole family of supers, belonged in the comic book world from the get go, and now, with Pixar’s deal with Boom Studios, they will be.

Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl (Mrs. Incredible), and their kids Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack will continue their adventures in what writer Mark Waid calls “Incredibles 1.5,” a storyline that starts a little after the events of the movie, so that the family has had some time to let it sink in, but the characters are not any older. (And should there be an “Incredibles” sequel, the comic book stories won’t interfere). “This is Pixar’s tip on the Fantastic Four,” Waid said, “so while I get to play with their toys in the toybox, it can’t be so drastic that they can’t have a future.” Read More...

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