30 Days of Night: Dark Days"30 Days of Night: Dark Days" will hit shelves October 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray, bringing fans another live-action adaptation of the bloody, vampire-infested comic book series.

Featuring a screenplay co-written by original "30 Days of Night" comic scribe Steve Niles and director Ben Katai, the sequel to 2007's "30 Days of Night" re-casts Kiele Sanchez ("Lost") as main character Stella Oleson, the lone survivor of a vampire attack on an isolated Alaskan town. "Dark Days" follows a similar story arc as the comic it was based upon, with Stella traveling the country in search of vampires and proof of the threat they present.

The film will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and a special DVD Combo pack. Read on for all the details. Read More...


MacheteWe've been following the development of Robert Rodriguez's fake-trailer-turned-feature-film "Machete" for a while now over on MTV Movies Blog, but the latest news regarding the film lands right in the middle of Splash Page territory, folks. Yes, "Machete" is getting a comic book.

Co-written by Rodriguez and his producing partner Aaron Kaufman, the comic leads into the the upcoming film and promises to give readers "the ultimate 'Mexploitation' tale of revenge" and an origin story of sorts for the film's title character (played by Danny Trejo). Interior art is provided Stuart Sayger, and issue #0 hits shelves September 15 from IDW Publishing.

Oh, and the cover is all kinds of awesome. Read More...

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The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding"The A-Team" hits theaters this weekend, giving the classic 1980s television series a modern update with a high-profile cast and some brand new adventures. But that's not the only place to find the team in its new incarnation.

IDW Publishing recently released collections of its two official "A-Team" miniseries, "Shotgun Wedding" and "War Stories." The first is a tie-in to the film featuring a new adventure with Hannibal, B.A., Face, and Murdock, and the second is the official prequel to the film that provides origin stories for the four main characters.

So, are they worth picking up? Do they fit in well with the film? Read on for a full breakdown. Read More...

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Doctor Who[EDITOR'S NOTE: I exhausted the final segment from my interview with "Doctor Who" stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan last week, but I'm going to continue featuring new "Who" content here every Friday due to the great response the clips received. This time around, it's an interview with "Doctor Who" comic book writer Tony Lee about his final story arc featuring David Tennant as The Doctor.]

While television audiences bid farewell to former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant late last year, his tenure as The Tenth Doctor has continued in comics form via IDW Publishing's ongoing "Doctor Who" series. All that comes to an end, however, in a four-issue story arc that kicks off this July.

"Final Sacrifice" kicks off with issue #13 of IDW's popular "Doctor Who" comics, and promises to bring an end to both Tennant's time as The Doctor and the current series. While there's still some uncertainty about the form IDW's "Doctor Who" comics will take after this final adventure, it's been confirmed that the time- and space-traveling British hero will return in the likeness of new lead actor Matt Smith when things get rolling again in 2011.

I spoke to series writer Tony Lee to get some insight into "Final Sacrifice" and how it relates to Tennant's final episodes in the television series, as well as his thoughts on bidding adieu to The Tenth Doctor. Read More...

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True Blood comic book previewBack in April, we first brought you the news that HBO's hit series "True Blood" was getting its very own comic book, courtesy of IDW Publishing.

Well, even though we still have a month to wait for the third season of "True Blood" to kick off, Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton, and the rest of the sexy, supernatural cast appear in today's six-page preview of the comic book's first issue.

Featuring a plot by "True Blood" creator Alan Ball, series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner, the six-issue "True Blood" miniseries will supposedly coexist with the televisions series' continuity while presenting new, original stories. Interior art will be provided by David Messina, who will also provide cover art along with J. Scott Campbell. Read More...

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X-Files/30 Days of NightX-Files investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will collide with a brand new threat this July, thanks to a new series announced at this weekend's C2E2 convention in Chicago.

Written by "30 Days of Night" co-creator Steve Niles and Adam Jones, guitarist for the band Tool, the six-issue series will send FBI Agents Mulder and Scully to Alaska just in time for the long season of darkness to take over the region. While investigating a strange murder, the pair discover (as usual) that all is not what it seems in the case.

Veteran artist Tom Mandrake ("The Spectre") will provide interior art for the series, which pairs DC's Wildstorm imprint with "30 Days" publishers IDW Publishing. Wildstorm has provided Splash Page readers with the first, exclusive look at the standard cover to the series, created by Andrea Sorrentino. Variant covers by Tom Mandrake and Sam Kieth ("The Maxx") will also be available. Read More...

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True Blood"True Blood" returns to HBO for its third season on June 13, but fans of the bloodsucking franchise will have more to look forward to once the tales of Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer), Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) and Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) head back to the small screen as viewers will have a new printed format to enjoy just one month later.

Announced at this past weekend's WonderCon convention in San Francisco, IDW Publishing and HBO are teaming together for a new "True Blood" comic book series set to launch in July at this year's Comic-Con.

Series creator Alan Ball introduced the concept to fans in a video announcement, explaining why he was so excited about the new comic book venture. Read More...


A-Team: Shotgun WeddingBack in December, we brought you an exclusive look at preliminary art for "The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding," one of IDW Publishing's upcoming miniseries based on the classic '80s television series receiving a big-screen remake this year.

Featuring the series' well-known characters in the likeness of the film's stars, "Shotgun Wedding" follows Hannibal, B.A. Baracus and the rest of their mercenary team as they head from Alaska to San Diego to foil a terrorist plot.

The first issue of "The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding" arrives on shelves Wednesday (March 10), but you can get an exclusive look at the first nine pages here on Splash Page. Read More...

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Michael ChiklisFollowing the last "Fantastic Four" film, Michael Chiklis was seemingly done with superhero properties completely. However, Chiklis has just traded one superhero family for another.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chiklis has been cast in a pilot called "No Ordinary Family" as the father of a family that has superpowers. The pilot was created for ABC by Jon Feldman and Greg Berlanti — who is also one of the screenwriters of the "Green Lantern" feature film. While Chiklis has previously portrayed The Thing in two "Fantastic Four" films, he is best known for playing Detective Vic Mackey for six seasons on "The Shield." Chiklis reportedly received several pilot offers before accepting the lead role in this project.

Additionally, Chiklis is releasing a comic book series called "Pantheon" through IDW in April. Read More...


Doctor WhoIt's a very strange sensation, writing words for a man who's already, for all intents and purposes, dead. To have him do things he'll no longer do, to have him achieve things he'll never be close to achieving any more; all these moments in his now-finished life seem false, all these additional, post-mortem scenes feel as if I'm somehow cheating.

Because he's gone. Kaput. Farewell. He is an ex-Time Lord. He has ceased to be.

I am, of course, talking about the Tenth Doctor, the David Tennant one, the tall, lanky, product- and mop-haired, suit-wearing maniac who, yelling "Allons-y!" and waving his magic wand — ahem, I mean, sonic screwdriver — took us all on a tour of fantastic worlds and vistas for four years (three full seasons and a year of specials). And now that he's gone, regenerated into Matt Smith, and the show now off-air until ol' Eleven returns with a new TARDIS and new companion.

But I still write Tennant. And as I write this, I'm finishing the penultimate Tennant story, leading into the final tale of the Tenth Doctor for IDW Publishing. Read More...

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