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Doctor WhoOver the last few years, "Doctor Who" fans have seen their favorite Time Lord tackle alien menaces from one end of history to the other, but in a new miniseries kicking off next week, The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond take a page from your favorite fables.

Appropriately enough, "Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life" is written by Eisner-nominated "Jack of Fables" scribe Matt Sturges, with interior art from "Doctor Who: The Forgotten" illustrator Kelly Yates. The four-issue series sends The Eleventh Doctor and companion Amy Pond on an adventure that unfolds in a medieval fantasy world populated with knigts, castles, and yes, even a dragon.

I chatted up the "Fairytale Life" writer to get some details about The Doctor's latest adventure and pick his brain about the upcoming "Doctor Who" season premiere. You can also get an exclusive preview of the issue — which hits shelves April 20 — courtesy of IDW Publishing. Read More...

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The world of "True Blood" has already won itself a loyal following as both a popular series of novels and an HBO television series, and now it looks like comic books could be the next medium to find itself under the thrall of Bon Temps' vampires.

Last month, we told you about the Los Angeles signing event celebrating the release of “All Together Now,” a collection of the first six issues of IDW Publishing's "True Blood" comic book series, and "Tainted Love" #1, the first issue of the series' second volume (co-written by "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian). Just in case you couldn't make it to the City of Angels, here's a taste of who was there and what you missed:

"I've actually always wanted to be a comic book character," laughed Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara Thornton on the HBO series. Read More...

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GhostbustersComic book fans are no strangers to big crossover events involving countless superheroes (and supervillains) spilling out of their own adventures and into each other's worlds, but it isn't often that we get to see some of our favorite movie heroes doing the same.

In IDW Publishing's "Infestation" event, a virus that turns its victims into hive-minded zombies escapes into the many dimensions of the publisher's universe — a series of worlds that includes those of "G.I. Joe," "Transformers," "Star Trek," and yes, even "Ghostbusters."

The first issue of "Ghostbusters: Infestation" hits shelves this week, and IDW has offered Splash Page readers an exclusive peek at what they have planned for Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, and the rest of the Ghostbusters when the "Infestation" arrives in their world. Read More...

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Locke & KeyWe've been following the progress of the "Locke & Key" television series ever since it was first announced last summer, and things continue to look good for the live-action adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's hit comic book series. Alex Zalben at MTV Geek recently spoke to the pair about their work on the comic, but he also slipped in a few questions about the television series for Splash Page readers.

Not only do they confirm the recent report of "Nikita" actress Ksenia Solo landing the role of the series' mysterious girl in the well, the two also reveal some details from their recent set visit and an interesting plot point regarding the presentation of certain gender-bending magic that plays into the later chapters of the story.

The interview contains quite a bit of discussion that will reveal late-developing elements of the comic book's story arc, so consider this your official SPOILER WARNING! Read More...

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'True Blood' Comic group shotWest Coast truebies who have discovered IDW’s “True Blood” comic series will certainly be interested in making a pilgrimage to the City of Angels this coming Saturday, February 26.

Celebrating this week's release of "Tainted Love" #1, the first issue of the series' second volume (co-written by "True Blood" actor Michael McMillian), and last week's release of “All Together Now,” a collection of the series' first six issues, IDW Publishing and HBO have teamed up for a "True Blood" signing event in L.A.’s Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

The event will feature appearances by cast and creative team members from the fan-favorite sci-fi soap. Read More...

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Transformers comicWe still have a few months before "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" hits theaters, but fans of Hasbro's famous robots in disguise don't have to wait that long for a taste of what's to come in Michael Bay's third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise.

IDW Publishing brings not one but two official "Dark Of The Moon" prequel comics to shelves this week, and we have an exclusive preview of one of them, "Transformers: Rising Storm," and an interview with "Transformers" editor Andy Schmidt.

The first issues of both "Transformers: Rising Storm" and "Transformers: Foundation" hit shelves today, so read on for a brief interview with writer Andy Schmidt and an exclusive seven-page preview of "Rising Storm." Read More...

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Zombies may not be making rapid gains on the overwhelming popularity of vampires these days, but the geek nation has certainly embraced a rising trend in stories about the shambling brain-munchers. Now Michael Bay is boarding that train, entering into a co-production deal with IDW Publishing to develop a film adaptation of the publisher's "Zombies Vs. Robots" comic book series.

The series is set in a world devastated by the zombie apocalypse. The last surviving human is an infant, one who is fortunately protected by an army of robots.

So really, what you're looking at is the setup for an epic confrontation between an entire planet's worth of zombies and a bunch of cold, emotionless robots. Does anyone really win here? We certainly do, since we'll get to watch the two factions clash from the safety of a movie theater. Read More...

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Things have moved quickly for the television adaptation of Joe Hill's comic book series "Locke & Key" since it was first announced. Now, another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place: Jesse McCartney is confirmed for the role of Ty Locke, the series' male lead.

McCartney's casting ends what Deadline says has been an "exhaustive search" to fill out the final main role.

Ty is the oldest of the Locke children in the comic, and the report mentions at least one departure from the source material, indicating that Ty "isolates himself a bit by retreating into his music." The change was likely made to take advantage of McCartney's musical talents. Read More...

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G.I. Joe CobraFor decades now, Hasbro's "G.I. Joe" brand has been one of the great cross-media success stories, with popular toy lines, television series, comic books, and even a recent, live-action, blockbuster film. While the stable of G.I. Joe characters has grown over the years, the basic formula has remained largely the same: G.I. Joe are the good guys, Cobra are the bad guys, and Cobra Commander is the baddest of the bad guys.

All that changes, however, with this week's issue of IDW Publishing's "G.I. Joe: Cobra" #12.

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't read the issue yet (and plan to), you might want to check it out, find out what happens, and then come back for the rest of this story. After all, knowing is half the battle. Read More...

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Doctor WhoLate last year, "Doctor Who" comics scribe Tony Lee offered up a preview of sorts for the relaunch of IDW Publishing's ongoing series that will introduce The Eleventh Doctor — played by Matt Smith in the television series — to the publisher's comic book universe.

That new series kicks off next week in "Doctor Who" #1, featuring a story by Lee and interior artist Andrew Currie that has The Doctor and his companions, Rory, and Amy, racing against time to save an alien planet from invading mercenaries while dealing with an outbreak of holographic spam on the TARDIS.

And just to get you ready for The Eleventh Doctor's big debut, IDW has provided Splash Page readers with a preview of "Doctor Who" #1. So straighten your bowtie and put on your favorite fez, Whovians, because it's time to welcome Matt Smith to the comics world! 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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