Spider-Man & BatmanLast week's poll asked readers to vote on the comic book movie sequel they're most eager to see, and when all the votes were tallied, Hollywood heavy-hitters Spider-Man and Batman both emerged victorious with the most-wanted follow-ups to their respective films.

In the end, "Spider-Man 4" and "Batman 3" tied for the top vote-getters in the poll, each nabbing 29 percent of the total votes. However, Jon Favreau's just-wrapped "Iron Man 2" followed closely on their tails, tallying 26 percent of the votes.

After the top three options, it wasa big jump down to the rest of the poll's choices. Read More...

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Fear AgentIt looks like "Green Lantern" isn't the only space-faring comic book movie property in the works -- there's an entirely different character taking to the big screen to fight the fears of Earth's outer orbit.

Dark Horse's "Fear Agent" is in early development at Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Rick Remender-penned series is considered "an open-writing assignment," with a spec script currently controlled by "Air Force One" producer Jonathan Shestack. Universal is looking to bring Shestack on board to produce the comic book film.

"Fear Agent" focuses on Heath Huston, a borderline alcoholic astronaut from Texas. He's also one of the last remaining Fear Agents, a task force assigned with eliminating threats to the planet Earth. The series is heavily rooted in science fiction, though it's equally notable for its various plot twists and horrific turns. Read More...

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLYLast week's flood of comics has receded, but there's still some great issues with crossover appeal hitting shelves this week that you should add to your list. Here's what's looking good:

"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY" #1 (Dynamite) -- Clint Eastwood's iconic "Man with No Name" rides again in this brand new story by writer Chuck Dixon and artist Esteve Polls. I don't care what you say about "Dirty Harry," folks -- "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and the rest of the "Man With No Name" films were Eastwood at his cigar-chompin', squinty-eyed best. This issue kicks off the five-part story "Dead Man's Hand," and I couldn't be happier to see the character continue to be one of the premiere bad-asses in any medium. Read More...

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300Now that “300” is coming out with a super-duper, bells-and-whistles “Complete Experience” Blu-Ray disc on the 21st, it’s had me thinking about the first few times I saw the movie. Like many, I went in not knowing what to expect and came out in awe of Zack Snyder’s flick. And, like many, I’m a bit nervous about the news that Snyder, Frank Miller and their team are willing to revisit the Spartans -- but hoping I’ll once again be awestruck.

“Frank’s working on something,” revealed producer Mark Canton when I caught up with him recently, telling me that he’s onboard to return for Snyder’s “300” sequel. “That, Zack has said.” Read More...

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WatchmenAlan Moore and Dave Gibbons' "Watchmen" wasn't the best-selling graphic novel in U.S. bookstores last month -- marking the first time it's been knocked out of the top spot since June 2008.

According to pop culture business site ICv2, "Watchmen" dropped to the #2 in the monthly report on bookstore graphic novel sales, replaced by Vol. 27 of Tite Kubo's "Bleach" manga. As always, sales of manga volumes like "Bleach" and "Naruto" dominated the month's rankings, but "Watchmen" wasn't the only comic book collection to factor into the report. Read More...

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Alexis BledelThough she’s not sure when the film will move forward, actress Alexis Bledel has been told that the script for “Sin City 2” is complete and that this one is going to be a prequel, at least as far as her character is concerned.

“Someone told us yesterday that there’s a script,” Bledel's “Post Grad” co-star Zach Gilford told MTV News during a chat with the pair.

“I don’t know what their source was,” added Alexis, “but they said they read the second script. ... Apparently, [I’m] back because it’s a prequel. Because [I’m] supposed to die in the first one. But you don’t see it, so maybe she doesn’t.” Read More...

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraIt's going to be an expensive week for comic book readers. Not only is Marvel Comics flooding the shelves with 40 new issues, but various other publishers are bringing their A-game to the week's releases, too.

What should readers with an eye toward movie/television crossover projects be adding to their lists? Here's a good place to start:

"G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA" #1 - OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION (IDW): We gave you a sneak peek at this comic back in May, and as any longtime comics fan will tell you, there's been a lot of great G.I. Joe stories told in comics over the years. IDW's already proven they're up to the task of doing great work with licensed properties like Transformers and Angel, so there's reason to be optimistic about their take on the world of the "G.I. Joe" movie. Read More...

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300In addition to writing a few new "Sin City" stories for "Sin City 2," Frank Miller is also hard at work on a new tale for the sequel to "300."

Director Zack Snyder teased in an April MTV interview that there was a way to continue the franchise, and Miller previously claimed that he would set his new script after "300" during the Greco-Persian Wars and featuring "some of the same characters." Now, Snyder indicates that Miller may be moving along and re-visiting Greece to do research as he completes the graphic novel that will become the "300" sequel. Read More...

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FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORSI'm running a day late on this week's edition of "Best Bets," but I hope you'll excuse the delay. When someone offers advance tickets to "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," any self-respecting geek worth his long boxes knows that decisions have to be made and schedules should be shuffled for Optimus Prime -- and let's be honest here, Megan Fox.

So, without further excuses on my side, let's get right to the best of this week's comics with Hollywood ties, shall we?

"FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS" #1 (DC/Dynamite) -- Not only is it the sequel to 2007's "Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash" miniseries, which was based on the script to a movie that would have tied together the "Freddy Vs. Jason" movie and the "Evil Dead" trilogy (and that alone should be enough to excite, well... anyone), but "Nightmare Warriors" is co-written by James Kuhoric and comics/movie veteran Jeff Katz -- who provided the script treatment for the original "Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash" story. Basically, "Nightmare Warriors" is likely to be every bit as good as you hope it will be. Read More...

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Criminal MacabreCal McDonald is a mess of a man... and that's the way fans like him. Created by renowned horror scribe Steve Niles, the drug-infused anti-hero's publishing history is as varied as his nearly 20 years of "Criminal Macabre" adventures with Dark Horse Comics.

Between several comic book series, novels, and online content, McDonald has killed a monster in almost every medium. Now with the possibility of a film adaptation on the way, the paranormal detective could be poised for a jump from self-imposed obscurity to mainstream monster hunting. Read More...

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