Star Wars

With Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, one question that comic book fans are likely asking is this: what's going to happen to the "Star Wars" comics?

For years and years now, Dark Horse Comics have been the publishing powerhouse behind "Star Wars" comics. But with Disney's ownership of Marvel Comics, one imagines that the relationship could change in the not too distant future.

Dark Horse president Mike Richardson commented on the matter recently, saying that for now, "Star Wars" is staying put — but exactly how long that will remain the case is very much up in the air.

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Jamie Chung

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" still needs that dame to kill for, but it has plenty of other dames willing to kill for your amusement.

The long-awaited "Sin City" sequel, which just started shooting in Austin, Texas this week, has just added two more actors to its ever expanding cast: Jaime King, who played Goldie and Wendy in the first film, and Jamie Chung, hot off her turns in "Sucker Punch" and the "Hangover" sequel.

King will reprise her role as warrior woman Wendy for the sequel, while Chung takes over the part of silent assassin Miho from outgoing actress Devon Aoki.

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Axe Cop

by Ryan Rigley

A few months ago, it was announced that Fox's new Saturday night animation lineup would be kicking off with a series based on "Axe Cop," the greatest comic book ever written (by a 5 year old). Created by brothers Malachai Nicolle (who was just 5 when he started the series) and Ethan Nicolle (who was 29), "Axe Cop" revolves around an axe-wielding cop and his never ending quest to chop the heads off of bad guys.

There's been talk of an animated "Axe Cop" series for a while, but now (thanks to Fox's ADHD) we have an official first look at what this wacky series might entail. Not to mention the ever-amazing vocal talents of Nick Offerman (from NBC's "Parks And Recreation"), who plays Axe Cop in the video.

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Arnold

He's baaack, but not in a role we ever expected to see him reprise. The shirt is coming off and the hair is about to flow, as Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to return to the "Conan" franchise with a third film, titled "The Legend of Conan." This time around, he will hear the lamentation of the women from the comfort of his own throne, as Conan takes on the role of king.

"The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior and this is the take of the film we will make," producer Fredrik Malmberg said of the film's premise. "It's that mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he'll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle."

While it might be a glorious return to form for Schwarzenegger (and other 1980s action stars), does that mean that Arnie's return to the Conan role is a good idea? Our friends at MTV Geek certainly don't think so, arguing that Schwarzenegger has now crossed over into "post-modern territory," becoming "meta-Schwarzenegger."

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Husbands

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

Whedonverse veteran Jane Espenson is very familiar with the comic book world – the TV writer/producer has been involved with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” comics for years. So when her web series “Husbands” started attracting a lot of attention, the idea of a new comic seemed perfectly logical.

“People were making jokes about my sci-fi connections,” says Espenson, who created “Husbands” with Brad “Cheeks” Bell. “We got a lot of interview questions of people winkingly going, ‘What’s next – Husbands in space?’ And it started sounding good!”

“Husbands” follows a newly-hitched couple, actor Cheeks (Bell) and athlete Brady (Sean Hemeon), as they deal with the challenges of being gay, famous and married. After the show’s second season wrapped, Bell and Espenson started scripting a six-issue Dark Horse digital comic.

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Goon

You wanna see a friggin' "Goon" movie? Then you better be ready to friggin' pay! Blur Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for their long awaited adaptation of Eric Powell's Dark Horse series, and our friends at MTV Geek have a big, long interview with the team's Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler all about their plans.

"The same reason it makes a great comic book is the same reason it would make a great film," Fowler tells MTV Geek. "There's nothing out there like it. Eric's world doesn't have any kind of parallel in comics or film."

Read the full interview with Miller and Fowler over here!

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Hulk and Hellboy

During New York Comic Con, "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro swung by MTV Geek headquarters for an update on his upcoming monsters versus robots flick. While he was in the studio, he also shed light on where things stand with two of his other most anticipated monster projects: his "Hulk" television series, and his third "Hellboy" movie.

Regarding the status of "Hulk," del Toro said things are currently "inactive" and "in a holding pattern," and have been "for the last eight months," once again mentioning that mysterious writer.

The outlook on "Hellboy 3" isn't much sunnier than it is on "Hulk," but del Toro at the very least is trying to get Big Red off the ground for a third film.

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The Goon

"The Goon" has been in development for well over two years now, but even after the official trailer launch at Comic-Con in 2010, there's been very little progress, at least in the public eye.

But now, things are getting kickstarted, quite literally, as the team at Blur Studio have launched a Kickstarter page to secure funding for "The Goon." Their goal is to reach $400,000 in pledges, which they'll use to produce a feature length story reel — a rough edit of storyboards, music and sound effects to give Hollywood an idea of what they have in mind for their adaptation of Eric Powell's face-smashing comic.

Head over to the "Goon" Kickstarter to help this sucker finally get off the ground!

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Doctor Horrible

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

Dr. Horrible is here! Well… he’s almost here. On Tuesday, October 9 at 9pm, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will make its television debut on the CW.

Joss Whedon’s supervillainous musical actually premiered in the summer of 2008, in three parts, on the interweb. It’s long been available on DVD and iTunes, so the exploits of Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), Penny (Felicia Day) and Moist (Simon Helberg) aren’t exactly fresh additions to the annals of Whedon history. But with Tuesday’s TV appearance, the Evil League of Evil now has the chance to recruit a whole new generation of baddies.

“We’re very excited for new eyes to see ‘Dr. Horrible,’” says Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon, one of the brilliant brains behind the Blog (the others are husband Jed and bro-in-laws Joss and Zack). “But we’re also still in awe of how wide the audience has become for ‘Dr. Horrible’ as it exists now.”

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Sin City

Even after Marv's hard goodbye in the first "Sin City," the big bad brute will have another round of face-punching and dame-protecting when "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" rolls around. And to hear actor Mickey Rourke tell it, "Dame" is positioned to be even better than the first ride through Basin City.

"I actually liked the script better, much better, for this one," the "Iron Man 2" actor told Vulture during a recent interview. He also "seemed to imply that his deal had not yet closed," according to the outlet, while also reiterating his distaste for the prosthetics that come with playing Marv.

"They make me feel claustrophobic," he said.

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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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