J.K. RowlingLast month, we told you about the upcoming comic book based on the life and career of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Now we have the first, exclusive peek at the issue.

Published by Bluewater Productions, the unauthorized biography is part of their "Female Force" line of comics, and promises to chronicle the "rags to riches story of a woman receiving government financial assistance through her ascendancy in becoming one of the world’s most recognizable writers."

Bluewater has provided Splash Page readers with an exclusive preview of "Female Force: J.K. rowling," which hits shelves in December in a standard, 23-page comic and a "double-sized collector’s edition." The comic is written by Adam Gragg with interior art by Matthew Filer (“Masque of the Dragons”) and cover art by Joshua Labello. Read More...

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Logan's RunBack in May, Bluewater Productions announced plans to publish a comic book series based on the "Logan's Run," a series of science-fiction novels that unfolded in a dystopian society where population is controlled by euthanizing anyone over the age of 21.

Originally authored by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson in 1967, the first novel spawned several sequels and spin-offs in various forms, including a comic book adaptation, a television series and a 1976 film starring Michael York. (Warner Brothers is currently planning a remake of the film directed by "Tron" director Joe Kosinski.) And in January, the "Logan's Run" universe will also have a comic book sequel, too. Read More...

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Army of TwoIDW has made a major impact on the comic book industry through several licensed titles, including “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe," “Star Trek," “Ghostbusters," “Doctor Who” and “Angel” in addition to original properties like “30 Days of Night.” However, its latest move could be its most ambitious to date.

Video game developer Electronic Arts and IDW have announced a deal that will launch a new EA Comics imprint under IDW starting in January 2010. Under the deal, EA will assign and manage the creative teams, while IDW will handle the printing and distribution—both to comic shops and through digital channels.

MTV News has an exclusive preview of the first title, "Army of Two," from writer Peter Milligan (“X-Men,” “Human Target”) and artist Dexter Soy. Chester Ocampo is the cover artist for the ongoing series, which will launch before the upcoming video game sequel, “Army of Two: The 40th Day.” Read More...

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Last month, we told you about the upcoming biography comic book about "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer. Timed to hit shelves in November (right alongside the next film in the franchise, "New Moon"), "Female Force: Stephenie Meyer" arrives in two formats: a standard comic and a limited-run, 32-page version featuring an illustrated history of Forks (the town where "Twilight" takes place) and an alternate, Stephenie Meyer cover that we debuted exclusively on Splash Page.

Now, courtesy of the crew at Bluewater Productions, we have an exclusive, five-page preview of "Female Force: Stephenie Meyer"—as well as a two-page preview of the "History of Forks" story found in the special, extended edition of the comic. (Click on the image below to check out the full preview.)


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"Female Force: Stephenie Meyer" is written by Ryan Burton, with art by Dave Macneil and Vinnie Tartamella. The comic book arrives on shelves November 11, and according to Bluewater, fans will be able to find it in comic shops, as well as Barnes & Noble stores.

Planning to pick this comic up? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!

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Back in June, we told you about Bluewater Productions' plans to publish the comic book biography "Tribute: Michael Jackson, King Of Pop." Now, we have your first look at the comic, which will chronicle the entertainer's life and many contributions to music and pop culture.

Click on the image below for a five-page preview of "Tribute: Michael Jackson, King Of Pop," which hits shelves in October and features a wraparound cover and forward by Giuseppe Mazzola, a member of "The Official Michael Jackson Fan Club" and a personal friend of the musician. Wey-Yuih Loh ("Political Power: Colin Powell") and Giovanni Timpano ("Vincent Price Presents") will write and illustrate the book, respectively.


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According to Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, "Tribute" will be a 24-page comic that will also include a "special section we are working on with Golden Apple Comics, the store Michael Jackson shopped at for the last 20 years." Read More...

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Political Power: Ted KennedyEarlier today we brought you the news of an upcoming comic book biography of recently deceased senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy that was announced just prior to the politician's death yesterday.

While plans for the "Political Power: Ted Kennedy" comic were put into motion long before the Democratic leader's death, Kennedy's passing certainly casts a new light on the project.

Publisher Bluewater Productions has given Splash Page an early, exclusive look at the Ted Kennedy biography comic, and offered the following statement about the timing of the announcement, the comic itself and the passing of a political icon. Read More...

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Spider-Man & DeadpoolGiven all the buzz surrounding mouthy mercenary Deadpool these days, it was only a matter of time before the character crossed paths with one of the most famous members of Marvel's masked chatterboxes, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man -- and that's exactly what's going to happen this November in the pages of "Amazing Spider-Man" #611.

Not only will the issue pair two of the publisher's most banter-friendly characters, but -- you might want to make sure you're sitting down for this one, Deadpool faithful -- the match-up will be scripted by fan-favorite "Deadpool" writer Joe Kelly. Responsible for Deadpool's celebrated, surreal run in the late-1990s, Kelly will script the one-shot issue that pits the mouthy, movie-friendly heroes against one another in what he described as "a big, baroque comic book story that devolves into a 'yo mama' fight."

Kelly is joined by cover artist Skottie Young and interior artist Eric Canete on the tale, and offered Splash Page readers the first peek at the issue's hilarious cover, as well as some thoughts on how the brawl -- and the battle of wits -- will pan out. Read More...

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Kill AudioCoheed & Cambria's Claudio Sanchez pleasantly surprised a lot of comic book fans with his 2007 miniseries "The Amory Wars" that combined elements of the band's music with an accessible story that was well-received by readers. Now, Sanchez is getting ready to launch his sophomore effort in the comics world with "Kill Audio," a six-part series he's co-writing with fiancee Chondra Echert.

While the official synopsis for the series as the tale of an immortal troll named Kill Audio on a quest for the meaning of life (and more specifically, why his life can't seem to end), Sanchez told MTV News that the Boom Studios miniseries also serves as an ode to the friends and family he's often been kept away from while touring. In fact, it's no coincidence that "Kill Audio" sounds a lot like "Claudio" when said aloud.

"Yeah, it was either that or calling him 'Dirty Sanchez,'" joked the musician, who offered up his own take on the tone of the series, calling it "a rock 'n roll 'Ghostbusters.'" 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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DESC"Bromance." Love the term or hate it, it's become a part of the nation's vernacular -- and apparently, it's become a part of the comics world, too. The follow-up to last year's "Marvel Romance" collection, this August's "Marvel Bromance" will offer up some of the greatest "bromantic" moments from the publisher's long history, featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Deadpool and other popular characters engaging in good, old-fashioned male bonding... superhero-style.

Whether it's Tony Stark and Jim Rhodes, Cable and Deadpool or Spidey and the Human Torch, guys-only adventures have yielded some funny -- and occasionally endearing -- moments in Marvel history. Given MTV's history with covering great moments in "Bromance" history, Marvel wanted to give Splash Page readers the first look at the never-before-seen Jorge Molina cover to "Marvel Bromance." 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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