Stephenie Meyer - TwilightEarlier this month, I told you about the upcoming comic book biography of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer hitting shelves in November—timed to coincide with the premiere of "New Moon" in theaters, in fact.

The latest in Bluewater Productions' line of "Female Force" comics, the Meyer bio will hit shelves in both a standard-size issue and a limited-run, 32-page version featuring a custom, alternate cover debuting exclusively here on Splash Page!

If you're already planning to pick this one up, keep in mind that you won't be able to order the limited-edition "Female Force: Stephenie Meyer" issue at your local comic shop. The limited-edition format will only be available via Dazzled By Twilight, a retailer in Forks, Washington (the real-life town where "Twilight" is set—but you already knew that). Don't worry, though, fans who can't make the pilgrimage to Forks can order the comic online, as well as a poster-sized print of the cover. Read More...

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Ever wondered what Splash Page HQ looks like? For those following Splash Page on Twitter (or my personal Twitter feed), you know that earlier this week was a "Moving Day" of sorts for the place where comics and movies collide.

The MTV News room is a pretty wild place, and the new home of Splash Page is right in the heart of it all. In fact, you don't even need Superman's vision to see Splash Page HQ from the comfort of your own computer these days—all you have to do is check out MTV and Go ahead and see for yourself (look on the right side of the room during Jim Cantiello's report):

Yes, that is The Flash and a Skrull mask in the background of your daily MTV News updates! Read More...


Astro BoyFootage (and new casting announcements) from "Astro Boy" wowed audiences during Comic-Con, and now Summit Entertainment has released six new images from the CGI adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's massively popular manga.

The film tells the story of a scientist, Dr. Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage) who replaces his lost son with a powerful robot (Freddie Highmore), who must then come to terms with his own identity as a child, a robot and, most importantly, a hero. Along with Cage, actors Donald Sutherland and Bill Nighy also voiced characters in the film, and today we have our first look at all of their characters in the new images -- as well as a few more shots from the much-anticipated film. Read More...

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Vitriol the HunterAmid all of the celebrities making the jump to comics lately, Good Charlotte lead guitarist Billy Martin holds a particularly unique distinction: his primary contributions to the comics scene have come as an artist, not a writer. And with IDW Publishing's upcoming miniseries "Vitriol the Hunter," Martin will serve an even more infrequent role among celebrity creators -- that of co-writer, artist and colorist on the six-issue series.

How's that for comics boot camp, eh?

For "Vitriol" Martin shares writing duties with pal Brent Allen, and along with meeting fans at the IDW booth during this year's Comic-Con, they'll also be offering visitors the first look at the monster-hunting hero of their story. Don't worry if you can't make it to the show, though, as IDW has provided Splash Page readers with an early peek at Martin's design for the character. Read More...

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Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2The last image of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in "Iron Man 2" set the 'Net on fire, so it's understandable that Marvel Studios would want to get another one out there of the red-hot actress -- even if it's just a picture of her being Stark's, well... secretary.

Okay, so I'm not sure if that's what she's actually doing in this new image that debuted on Yahoo Movies, but we're less than 24 hours away from the start of Comic-Con in San Diego, so you'll have to cut me some slack. With "Iron Man 2" likely to be one of the show's biggest buzz-generators, there's a lot to like about getting some juicy bits from the film well before the tidal wave of Comic-Con news.

Check out the full image after the jump, and be sure to keep it locked to Splash Page (and our official MTV Splash Page Twitter feed) throughout Comic-Con for all the news coming out of the big show. Read More...

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Doctor WhoYears before "Star Trek" began its five-year mission that never quite ended, "Doctor Who" was making science-fiction cool in the UK and beyond. Now, with "Doctor Who" and spin-off series "Torchwood" enjoying a surge of popularity here in the U.S., American audiences are finally catching on to what British fans have known for four decades now: there's a good reason why "Doctor Who" is the longest-running sci-fi television series in history.

So, what better way to capitalize on the series' current popularity than with a new, ongoing comic book series, right?

Announced during last year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, IDW Publishing's ongoing "Doctor Who" series kicks off next week with writer Tony Lee and artist Al Davison offering up new adventures involving the last of the time-and-space-traveling Time Lords, known simply as "The Doctor." A bit of a "Doctor Who" geek myself, I checked in with Lee to find out how he plans to carve his own niche in the massive canon of "Who" history. Read More...

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Earlier today we heard that the upcoming adaptation of John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass" will feature animated sequences and some significant differences from the comic book, but now we have yet another piece of news regarding the much-anticipated Matthew Vaughn film -- two pieces of news, in fact.

First, we have a brand new image from the set of "Kick-Ass" featuring actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin' in "Superbad") suited up as costumed vigilante The Red Mist.

Christopher Minz-Plasse as The Red Mist

And it just so happens that Mintz-Plasse factors into our second piece of exclusive news, too. Read More...

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Die Hard: Year OneAnnounced late last month, Boom Studios' upcoming "Die Hard: Year One" comic book series will take Bruce Willis' hard-luck hero John McClane back to his roots in a story that unfolds more than a decade before his 1988 adventure at the Nakatomi Plaza. Veteran writer/artist Howard Chaykin, who will be scripting the prequel, spoke with MTV News about what readers can expect from the series when it hits shelves this August -- including some of the familiar movie characters and elements of New York City history that will find their way into story.

"We're dealing with McClane as a 23-year-old Marine veteran, new to the force from Queens, just loving his job," Chaykin told MTV News. "The series is going to explain exactly how he got his gold shield." Read More...

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9FROM MOVIES BLOG: It's one of our most highly anticipated movies, and now we've got another first look at the gloomy animated flick "9."

Following nine ragdolls in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, we've already given you an exclusive two minute scene from the film. Now we're back with a brand new poster which you can see below. "9” stars Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer, and hits theaters September 9.

Check out the new poster for "9" over at

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'The Last Airbender'The new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" has hit the 'Net, and we have your first look at it here on Splash Page!

Now, even though the new trailer keeps things simple and doesn't reveal too much about the story, that doesn't mean there aren't some things we can learn about Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the award-winning animated series. Heck, we're pretty sure there are some of you out there who probably haven't even heard of "The Last Airbender" until now -- but that's going to change.

Here's a quick breakdown of "Airbender" alongside some shots from the new trailer. Consider it "Airbender 101" for the uninitiated. Read More...

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