The BoysBack in 2008, it was announced that "Clash of the Titans" screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay had been signed by Kickstart Productions and Columbia Pictures to adapt Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys"; an ongoing series published by Dynamite Entertainment which follows a super-powered CIA squad tasked with watching over superheroes and keeping them in line — often in brutal fashion.

While details about the film adaption have since been scarce, Manfredi and Hay recently indicated that they have completed a script for "The Boys" and that a director is currently being sought for the project.

During an interview with Superhero Hype, Hay said "The Boys" was "a total dream project for us because we're such huge fans of the book and of Garth Ennis." Read More...

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Rose McGowanArmed with her hulking broadsword and natural fighting prowess, there are very few threats out there that present a problem for Red Sonja—but a mysterious Twitter message might just be one of those rare adversaries.

On her Twitter feed, "Red Sonja" actress Rose McGowan offered a cryptic message about her past and future involvement in the comic book franchise.

Based on the tweet, McGowan's continued attachment to the warrior woman could very well be in jeopardy. Read More...

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StargateWhen "Stargate Universe" premieres on SyFy this October, Dynamite Entertainment will already have three new comics series in the wings, aimed at both old and new viewers of the long-running franchise. Led by "G.I. Joe" writer Chuck Dixon, the new titles will launch with a "Universe" prequel tale featuring artist John Watson and cover artist Dave Dorman.

According to Dynamite President Nick Barrucci, the plan is for "three separate launches ... each designed to focus on the characters and attention coming the way of both the new show and 'Stargate SG-1' and 'Stargate Atlantis'!”

The two accompanying series, based on "SG-1" and "Atlantis" will be written by "Jungle Girl" scribe Doug Murray and "Battlestar Galactica" comics' Brandon Jerwa, respectively. 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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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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Ash Saves ObamaLate last month, I spoke to artist Todd Nauck about his work on the "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Ash Saves Obama" comic book covers featuring U.S. President Barack Obama. Today, "Ash Saves Obama" publisher Dynamite Entertainment unveiled a new cover for the first issue of the series, inspired by the iconic "HOPE" posters created by designer Shepard Fairey during the 2008 presidential campaign.

The new cover replaces the Commander-in-Chief's face with that of Bruce Campbell's deadite-blasting Ashley J. Williams, hero of the "Evil Dead" and "Army of Darkness" franchises. Along the bottom of the cover is printed "HOPE?" Read More...

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RoboCopPaul Verhoeven's ultra-violent 1987 film "RoboCop" has a long history in the comics world, from "Sin City" scribe Frank Miller penning the scripts to "RoboCop 2" and "RoboCop 3," to various well-received stories published by Marvel Comics, Dark Horse and Avatar Press over the years. Heck, they even made a video game out of the "RoboCop vs. Terminator" comic.

Dynamite Entertainment looks to add their name to the list of publishers finding success in the saga of Detroit's favorite cyborg cop. Earlier today, the "Army of Darkness" and "The Boys" publisher announced an agreement with "RoboCop" studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce a new, ongoing comic book series based on the popular character. Read More...


Star Trek: The Wrath of KhanThere's a bunch of great comics hitting shelves this week with Hollywood connections, so it was tougher than usual to decide what titles to spotlight. In the end, though, the decision regarding which comic to give the top slot came down to one factor: Khaaaaaaaan!

TOP OF THE STACK: "STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN" #1 -- IDW Publishing corrects a grave injustice this week by kicking off the first comic book adaptation of 1982's "Wrath of Khan" -- a film that many argue is the greatest of the movies to come out of the "Star Trek" franchise. Will Ricardo Montalban look as awesomely '80s in the comic as he did on the screen? Will Pavel Chekov's introduction to the mind-controlling eels be as squirm-inducing on the printed page as it was in live-action? Can the comic truly capture the moment when Admiral James T. Kirk screams Khan's name? Find out this Wednesday! Read More...

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Army of Darkness: Ash Saves ObamaMark my words: This is so crazy, it is absolutely, positively going to work. The latest comic to feature U.S. President Barack Obama will team him up with S-Mart Employee of the Month Ashley J. Williams -- the character better known as "Ash" to fans of the "Evil Dead" and "Army of Darkness" franchise.

Published by Dynamite Entertainment, "Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama" will feature Bruce Campbell's boomstick-toting alter ego teaming up with the new, comics-friendly Commander-in-Chief to thwart the Deadites' latest invasion of the mortal plane. Featuring a story by Elliot Serrano ("Xena/Army of Darkness"), interior art by Ariel Padilla and covers by "Spider-Man/Obama" artist Todd Nauck, the four-issue series unfolds at one of the scariest places on Earth: a crowded comic convention.

I spoke to Nauck about his latest foray into the world of Obama comics, and received a peek at his preliminary, penciled cover to "Ash Saves Obama" -- which I'm passing along to Splash Page readers here. Read More...

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Superman Vs. TerminatorThe original "Terminator" movie instantly became a classic. Years later, "Terminator: Salvation" is the fourth movie in the franchise -- but before it even went into production there had already been dozens of stories from the "Terminator" universe told in comics and novels.

From crossovers with robots, aliens and superheroes to standalone tales that advanced the "Terminator" mythology, here are some interesting (and in some cases, bizarre) stories you might want to check out as a new robot apocalypse kicks off in theaters. Read More...

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