Archie & Friends: TwiliteEarlier this month we brought you an exclusive preview of "Archie & Friends" #146, in which Archie and the Riverdale gang encounter a brooding vampire, a shirt-adverse werewolf, and a host of other characters inspired by the wildly popular "Twilight" franchise.

The first half of Archie Comics' "Twilight" parody, "Archie & Friends: Twilite" concludes next week with "Archie & Friends" #147 — and we have an exclusive preview of the issue for Splash Page readers. The issue hits comic shop shelves September 8, and promises a "larger-than-life conclusion" to the tale.

Will Veronica choose Archie over Ivan, the handsome, pale-skinned new guy in school who might be a vampire? Is Jughead Team Ivan or Team Archie? All these questions and more will be answered in the pages of "Archie & Friends" #147! Read More...

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If you were one of the lucky few to attend AMC's "The Walking Dead" panel at Comic-Con, you got to see the first-ever trailer for the upcoming television series based on Robert Kirkman's celebrated comic. If you didn't get to see it, well... the wait is over.

AMC has posted the full trailer online, and announced the series' official premiere date: October 31 at 10 PM EST. Yes, the dead will rise on Halloween night this year, and I couldn't be happier about it.

According to the site, the series will kick off with a 90-minute premiere, then follow with 60-minute episodes. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Frank Darabont ("Shawshank Redemption," "The Mist"), the series has an initial six-episode order, but let's all cross our fingers and hope for more to follow, shall we? Read More...

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Things To ComeActor Walter Koenig is best known for playing Pavel Chekov, the navigator for the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" television series and films, but over the course of a career that has spanned more than 50 years of acting, writing, and directing, he's managed to carve out a niche for himself in other areas, too — including the comics world.

The author of Malibu Comics' early-'90s series "Raver," Koenig returns to the comics world next year with "Things To Come," a four-issue miniseries he's scripting that will be published by Bluewater Productions. Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which vampires have become the dominant species, Koenig's tale promises to feature a very different take on the vampire stories that have become all the rage these days.

I spoke with Koenig today to find out more about the series, as well as Bluewater's plans to re-issue the original three-issue "Raver" series next year with a brand new story featuring the character. Read More...

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Kevin BaconLast month, it came as a bit of a surprise when it was reported that Kevin Bacon was in talks to play the "X-Men: First Class" villain. Which villain would he play? Would it be a known or unknown character?

These were the questions I posed to "X-Men: First Class" director Matthew Vaughn when I spoke to him earlier this month about the DVD release of "Kick-Ass," and while the filmmaker was careful not to reveal too much about Bacon's role, he did say that the actor being cast in the film wasn't the only surprise coming out of his involvement.

"I don't think it would be right to give that away, but he's really going for it," said Vaughn when asked about Bacon's character in the film. "He's really up for it, and he's going for it. I'm just thrilled that we could get him." Read More...

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Star Wars: Legacy—WarThis month, Dark Horse ends its "Star Wars: Legacy" line of comics. Far and away my favorite of the "Star Wars" comics (I'm an avid reader of all things "Star Wars"), "Legacy" is set in the far-flung future of the series and follows the exploits of Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, as he and his friends face off against a reborn order of the Sith, led by the evil Darth Krayt.

However, "Star Wars" fans shouldn't feel too sad about the end of "Legacy," because we haven't seen the last of Cade and his supporting cast — not by a longshot.

MTV is pleased to exclusively announce that the great work done by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema in developing these characters will continue in the six-issue miniseries "Star Wars: Legacy—War."

In addition to giving you the first look at the cover of "Star Wars: Legacy—War" #1, we also spoke with Ostrander and Duursema to find out what to expect from "War." Want to know which characters we'll be seeing? Who the Big Bad will be? Which familiar favorite from the classic series will be turning up? Read More...

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Ultimate Spider-ManA few months ago, word broke that a new "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series was headed to Disney XD next year, based on veteran writer Brian Bendis' celebrated comic book series.

Attendees at this year's Comic-Con were treated to a bit more news about the project, with "Ben 10" creators Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle (collectively known as "Man of Action") joining the "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series alongside Bendis himself.

But the news doesn't stop there, folks.

I'm excited to bring you the exclusive news that the creative team for the "Ultimate Spider-Man" animated series will also include veteran writer and producer Paul Dini, known for his work on a long list of fan-favorite projects such as "Batman: The Animated Series," "Justice League," the ABC television series "Lost," and the "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game. Read More...

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X-Men: First ClassYesterday, I spoke to "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn about today's release of "Kick-Ass" on DVD and Blu-Ray. Along with discussing the special features and deleted scenes on the disc, I also managed to get a few questions about the next project he's working on — a little film titled "X-Men: First Class."

Exploring the younger years of Marvel's popular mutants, "First Class" already boasts an all-star cast culled from veteran, fan-favorite actors and relative newcomers who are no strangers to young audiences. The list of mutants set to appear in the film seems to be growing every day, so I checked in with Vaughn to find out how he plans to avoid the "too many characters" problem that has plagued other comic book movies, and to find out if/how the film will fit into existing "X-Men" movie continuity.

"I have to give a lot of credit to Bryan Singer, because he came up with a very clever, very interesting way of integrating the characters into recent history — not necessarily too recent, though," Vaughn told MTV News. "I don't want to spoil it for you, but when I read the script that was around in May, I thought, 'This is a really clever idea.'" Read More...

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Let Me InLast month, we brought you the news that "Let Me In," the upcoming remake of Swedish vampire film "Let The Right One In," was getting a comic book prequel. Now we have your first, exclusive look at sketches from interior artist Patric Reynolds featuring Abby (played by Chloe Moretz), and various other characters from the four-issue miniseries "Let Me In: Crossroads."

Written by Marc Andreyko ("Torso," "Manhunter") with interior art from Reynolds ("Serenity: Float Out") and covers by Sean Phillips ("Sleeper"), "Let Me In: Crossroads" hits shelves in December from Dark Horse Comics. Read on for the official synopsis from Dark Horse, and eight (count 'em, eight!) brand new character sketches from Reynolds. Read More...

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One of the biggest reveals to occur during this year's Comic-Con was the first look at Chris Evans in his "Captain America" costume shown during Marvel's movie panel Saturday evening.

Marvel's teaser only gave us a brief look at Evans in the familiar red, white, and blue suit, so when we got some time to chat with the "Captain America" lead, we had to ask: how much more will we see him in costume during the film? [WARNING: Potential SPOILERS!]

"There's a couple stages [of the suit]," Evans told MTV News. "Initially in the script, Steve [Rogers] isn't Captain America right away. He gets the injection and isn't asked to go to war right off the bat, he's used in different areas and different facets. So he has a couple different stages of the suit. I don't think he jumps in the final suit until the third act of the film." Read More...

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Captain AmericaThere was no small amount of news and blazing-hot footage coming out of this year's Marvel movie panel at Comic-Con. So without any further introduction, here's what happened:

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After a late start due to, well... a stabbing incident... things got underway with Kevin Feige taking the stage.

"I think by the end of this panel that skepticism might go away," said Feige of the uncertainty that has long surrounded Marvel's ambitious movie plan. "It's extremely difficult and it's never been done before... for a reason. Everyone needs to be assembled properly."

And like the "Green Lantern" panel, this one kicked off with some early footage, offering the first official look at Chris Evans in costume. Read More...

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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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