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Archie & FriendsLast week, we told you about the upcoming issue of "Archie & Friends" that parodies MTV's "The Jersey Shore." Well, we've got more for you today from the Riverdale Gang's encounter with a familiar group of tan- and gel-happy residents of the local beach.

Thanks to the good folks at Archie Comics, you can now check out the first five pages of "Archie & friends" #145, which hits shelves July 14. (You can also order it online at ArchieComics.com.) It's written by Dan Parent, and features all of the hijinks that would naturally ensue if Archie and the gang crossed paths with Snackums, The Commotion, J-Pow and the rest of the Archie-fied "Jersey Shore" crew.

Okay, maybe not all the hijinks, but you get the idea... Read More...

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Anne Rice comicBack in April, we told you about Bluewater Productions' plan to make "Vampire Chronicles" author Anne Rice the next subject of their "Female Force" line of biography comics. Today, we have a five-page preview of the comic, which hits shelves in July.

"Female Force: Anne Rice" promises to follow the author "from her formative years in her beloved New Orleans through the tragedies that influenced the creation of her most popular novels and her fervent rediscovery of Catholicism."

The comic is written by Scott Davis with interior and cover art by Louie Demartinis. Read More...

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PredatorsLast week, we spoke to "Predators" director Robert Rodriguez about the trio of comics that provide a prequel, adaptation, and sequel to his upcoming film featuring the alien hunters. This time around, we have an exclusive preview of one of the upcoming issues, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.

Written by Marc Andreyko and David Lapham with art from Guilherme Balbi and Gabriel Guzman, "Predators" is a prequel to the upcoming film featuring human soldiers trapped on an alien planet and hunted by the Predator creatures. Backup stories in each issue put the spotlight on Royce, the film's lead, played by Adrien Brody.

Dark Horse has provided Splash Page readers with a four-page preview of "Predators" #3. Read More...

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David BeckhamQuestion: When it comes to comic book biographies of pop-culture celebrities, how do you follow the "Twilight" crew?

Answer: With international soccer star, sex symbol, and husband to a Spice Girl, David Beckham!

Yes, Bluewater Productions has revealed the next subject of their popular line of "Fame" bio comics, giving the global footballer his own comic that promises to explore Beckham's life "from his earliest days on the soccer field, when he dreamed of playing for Manchester United, to the challenges of his soccer days in the United States."

Written by Pete Rogers with art by Pablo Martinena, "Fame: David Beckham" arrives on shelves in September — and we have your first look inside the comic. Read More...

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Kristen Stewart comicBack in March, we gave you the first peek at two covers and some unfinished art from "Fame: Kristen Stewart," the upcoming comic book biography of the "Twilight" actress.

Today, we have an exclusive, fully colored and lettered preview of the issue, featuring a story by Kim Sherman (who also penned the Robert Pattinson "Fame" comic), interior art by Warren Martineck and covers by Juanmar Studios and Randy Green.

Promising to "show readers the depth residing in this young woman and the roles she’s beautifully tackled through a series of spot shots, pinups and word art," the 32-page issue hits shelves in June from Bluewater Productions. Read More...

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Taylor Lautner comicNow that we've seen comic book biographies of "Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, it's only natural that the next alum of the franchise to get the comic treatment is Taylor Lautner, who plays shape-shifter Jacob Black in the big-screen adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's novels.

Arriving on shelves in August from Bluewater Productions, "Fame: Taylor Lautner" promises to chronicle the once-unknown actor's meteoric rise in Hollywood, including his pre-"Twilight" years and upcoming roles. Kimberly Sherman, the author of Bluewater's "Fame: Robert Pattinson" and "Fame: Kristen Stewart" comics, will script the 32-page issue, which will feature interior art by Warren Martineck and covers by JuanMar Studios.

Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive first look at the comic, including two covers and a set of unlettered penciled and colored pages from the issue. 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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Fame: Lady Gaga comic"Fame: Lady Gaga" hits shelves in a few weeks, featuring the comic-book debut of MTV's Woman of the Year — and we have your exclusive first look at the issue!

The latest in Bluewater Productions' line of biography comics based on famous celebrities from the world of politics and pop culture, the "Lady Gaga" comic arrives in full May 26 (a preview of the comic was one of this year's Free Comic Book Day offerings). Written by Dan Rafter and drawn by Kristoffer Smith, the comic also includes the "Lady Saga" mini-comic created by Brian Einersen that was sold in Marc Jacobs stores last year.

Read on for all the details, plus an exclusive, five-page preview of the comic. Read More...

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The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's StoryM. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" hits theaters in just a few months, but fans of the hit animated series and the upcoming live-action adaptation won't have nearly as long to wait for "Zuko's Story," an upcoming prequel comic that explores the origins of the Fire Nation's exiled prince.

Written by Dave Roman and Alison Wilgus and illustrated by Nina Matsumoto, "The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story" tells the story of Zuko's banishment by his father, Fire Lord Ozai, and his quest to redeem himself by locating the legendary Avatar, who wields all four of the elements. Played by "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel in the live-action film, Zuko begins his mission to find the Avatar and restore his honor in this prequel story leading into the movie.

Random House and Del Ray Publishing have given Splash Page readers an exclusive first look at at the comic with a five-page preview featuring one of Zuko's early attempts at winning support for his quest. "Zuko's Story" hits shelves Tuesday, May 18. Read More...

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Robert Pattinson comic bookBack in February, we told you about that "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson would receive his own comic book biography, following on the heels of such notable pop-culture celebrities as Lady GaGa, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, Michael Jackson, and even his "Twilight" co-star, Kristen Stewart.

Hitting shelves at the end of May, "Fame: Robert Pattinson" is the latest in Bluewater Productions' popular line of bio-comics. The 32-page comic promises to "trace Pattinson's career from his first performance in Tess of the D'Urbervilles at London's Barnes Theatre to his star turn in the Twilight movies," and features a script by Kim Sherman and interior art by Nathaniel Ooten.

Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive, six-page preview of the "Fame: Robert Pattinson" comic, as well as your first look at a brand new cover for the issue. Read More...

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