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By now you know that Seth Rogen has a film adaptation of "Green Hornet" in the works with director Michel Gondry, but what you might not know is that comics writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith was once attached to write and direct an adaptation of that very same character. While Smith's film never got off the ground, he's getting a second crack at the masked crime-fighter in an upcoming comic book series for Dynamite Entertainment.

We got the details from the veteran creator when he dropped by Splash Page HQ this week, and along with telling us why his upcoming "Batman: The Widening Gyre" series for DC could be his last Batman story ever, Smith explained why he had lots of opportunities to discuss "Green Hornet" with Rogen, but avoided the subject entirely.

According to Smith, he initially turned down the "Green Hornet" series due to his past problems launching the film, and told Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci, "I've been down the 'Hornet' road and it never works out for me." Read More...

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'Battlestar Galactica: Final Five'Losing a favorite television show can be an emotional experience. As fans prepare to see off the SciFi Channel's Emmy award-winning series "Battlestar Galactica" with tonight’s two-hour series finale, many viewers might be left wondering just what the frak they'll do without their regular dose of deep-space drama. Leave it to comics to answer the call.

Dynamite Entertainment debuts the first issue of "Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five" next week, and the four-issue miniseries ties directly into the television series' much-anticipated final episode. (Read on for what to expect from the series and a sneak peek at art from "Battlestar Galactica: Final Five.") Read More...

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Last year, DC/Wildstorm Comics and Dynamite Entertainment gave us horror comic fans a little slice of heaven (or hell, depending how hardcore you are) in the form of "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash," a six-issue mini-series by writers Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric and artist Jason Craig which found the three slasher-flick titans squaring off in a terrifying-yet-hysterical showdown. The book proved to be a surprise success, and fans (including yours truly) have been waiting for the inevitable follow-up ever since.

Well, that wait is finally over, as the folks over at Slash Film have wrangled a first look at the upcoming sequel in the form of a triptych cover by Arthur Suydam ("Marvel Zombies").

'Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash' #1

After the jump, we've got the lowdown on what fans can expect from the series (quick prediction: lots of bloody death-via-machete/chainsaw/finger blades). Read More...

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'Highlander Origins: The Kurgan' #1When we asked comic writer Brandon Jerwa how he prepared to write comics based on the sci-fi classic “Highlander,” his response came in the form of a Freddie Mercury-worthy howl.

“HEEEEERE WE AAAARE! BOOORN TO BE KINGS! WE’RE THE PRINCES OF THE UUUUUNIVERRRRSE!” cried Jerwa.

“Listen, you can’t write Highlander without some Queen blasting in the background. It should be a law. I mean, come on -- is there a better combination of movie and music?" joked Jerwa. "The answer is ‘no,’ and I’m going to have to kick your ass just because you took a half-second to think about it.” Read More...

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'Army of Darkness: Ash's Christmas Horror One-Shot'The holidays aren't happy for everyone. In a season built around family, friends, peace and harmony, there's one man who knows none of the above.

Ashley J. Williams, S-Mart's finest chainsaw-handed employee, faces his least-favorite time of year in Dynamite Entertainment's "Army of Darkness: Ash's Christmas Horror One-Shot" due to hit shelves December 24.

Written by veteran "AoD" comic scribe James Kuhoric with art by Dave Simons, the one-shot takes a look at the darker side of the season with a downtrodden Ash forced by the Necronomicon to survive holiday scenes warped by evil.

"It follows Ash on a Christmas Eve in his life," said Kuhoric, "He has no friends, family, or lovers. He has a lousy job. And he has to work retail the day before Christmas. Simply put, Ash hates the holidays." Read More...

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'Terminator: Revolution' #1Demand has never been higher for killer cyborgs. Between Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" television series and Warner Bros.' upcoming "Terminator: Salvation" starring Christian Bale, the cyborgs are taking over -- and comics are no exception.

This December, Dynamite Entertainment's "Terminator: Revolution" five-issue series, written by Simon Furman with art by Lui Antonio, puts the Connors back on the run... and MTV has your first look at the new series.

The follow-up to Furman's "Terminator: Infinity" miniseries, "Revolution" takes readers to the year 2015, when John Connor's human resistance movement is preparing to take down the world-dominating artificial intelligence Skynet once and for all. Things don't go as planned, however, and Skynet sends Terminators across time to devastate Connor and effectively end human resistance. Read More...

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'Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?' #1From Darkman to Marvel Zombies, the folks at Dynamite Entertainment have been pitting Ashley J. Williams and his trusty chainsaw against a long list of geek culture's favorite properties the last few years. Proving yet again that the world of fanfic isn't the only place to see popular niche characters meeting up, battling and inevitably teaming up for the greater good, the first issue of "Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" hits shelves this week, and provides a sequel of sorts to one of the publisher's recent surprise hits.

Written by Brandon Jerwa (who also scripts Dynamite's "Battlestar Galactica" and "Highlander" series) and Elliot Serrano, the series teams Bruce Campbell's reluctant "Evil Dead" hero, Ash, with "Xena" heroes Gabrielle and, well... Xena. Oh, and judging by the preview pages we've posted here, it looks like there will be no shortage of Campbell's likeness in the series, as his "Xena" character, Autolycus, also factors prominently into the story.

Check out an MTV EXCLUSIVE 6-page preview of "Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again?" #1 after the jump, featuring a story by Brandon Jerwa and Elliot Serrano, and art by Miguel Montenegro. The issue hits shelves tomorrow, October 22. Read More...

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'The Boys'The Hollywood Reporter has announced that screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hays have been tapped to adapt Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's highly-controversial comic series "The Boys" for the previously-announced upcoming feature film.

Best known for their work on "Aeon Flux," "The Tuxedo" and "Crazy/Beautiful," Manfredi and Hay will adapt the project which follows a top-secret branch of the CIA that monitors superheroes. In this world, however, superheroes behave like over-privileged celebrities, often engaging in adult -- and illegal -- activities. The series made headlines around comic websites a year ago when it was unceremoniously dropped from DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint, with rumors pointing to its highly-adult subject matter, and eventually found it way to Dynamite Entertainment.

It was announced earlier that Neal H. Moritz and his Columbia-based Original Films, along with Kickstart's Jason Netter and Ken Levin will be producing the film.

Think Hollywood will be able to pull off a "Boys" adaptation without an X-rating? Let us know in the comments.

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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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