Angel: Only HumanJoss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" crew sure do get around these days. Whether it's voicing "Green Lantern" heroes or "Angel" characters making cameos elsewhere around the comics world, the demons, vamps and slayers of the Whedon-verse (and the actors who played them) are in high demand.

Offering yet another way to meet that demand, IDW Publishing has announced "Angel: Only Human" -- a new, four-part story spun-off from their main "Angel" series and focusing on the troubled characters Illyria and James Gunn. Kicking off in August, the miniseries puts the pair on the road to redemption (literally), as they deal with their recent return to the mortal plane.

IDW has provided Splash Page readers with the first look at the variant cover for "Angel: Only Human" #1, featuring the art of veteran "Star Wars" artist Dave Dorman. Read More...

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Predator #1One of the best examples of a movie property making a successful transition into comic books, Dark Horse Comics "Aliens" and "Predator" series have both been celebrated as not only being good comics based on their respective film franchises, but just plain good comics.

While Dark Horse reignited its "Aliens" stories last week with a new ongoing series, a brand new "Predator" miniseries launches at the end of this month featuring the fan-favorite otherworldly hunters. With a story by John Arcudi, interior art by Javier Saltares and beautiful cover for the first issue by artist Raymond Swanland, "Predator" #1 kicks off a four-part story that pits two warring clans of Predators against each other, settling their score amid a brutal Third World conflict here on Earth.

Dark Horse Comics has provided Splash Page readers with the first look at the new miniseries -- and what promises to be a grand return to the comics world for the Predator universe. Read More...


Deadpool: Merc with A MouthFresh off his big-screen debut in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Deadpool gets his own ongoing series this July titled, appropriately enough, "Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth."

While the publisher debuted the first few pages of the new series over at last week, they've saved the best for last with this exclusive look at one of the issue's most important (non-spoiler) scenes: the big reveal of Zombie Deadpool's head! And if the synopsis for the upcoming "Head Trip" storyline is to be believed, readers will be seeing a lot more of the disembodied (yet still chatty) head of the Marvel Zombies mercenary as the still-living merc attempts to return him to his own universe -- and avoid getting bitten in the process. Read More...

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Leprechaun #2Say what you want about the 1993 horror film "Leprechaun" -- but for many low-budget horror fans like myself, it holds a special place in our hearts.

Not only did it give us the greatest (and only) death-by-pogo-stick scene in movie history, but it also gave Jennifer Aniston her first feature film role and, of course, paved the way for such cinematic classics as "Leprechaun in Space" and "Leprechaun in the Hood." So, with all of that evidence presented, I rest my case for the importance of "Leprechaun." Read More...


The Warriors: JailbreakAllow me a moment of fan appreciation here, folks: I'm a huge fan of "The Warriors," so it's with no small amount of glee that I'm presenting this first look at "The Warriors: Jailbreak," the new comic book series that picks up where the 1979 film left off.

News about the series first broke back in April, when Dabel Brother Publishing announced that it was capitalizing on the success of its impressive comic book adaptation of "The Warriors" with a new ongoing series featuring Swan, Ajax, Rembrandt and the rest of the Coney Island gang. The timing of this "Warriors" resurgence isn't coincidental, either -- Paramount is currently celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Walter Hill's cult-favorite film, and fans (like myself) have been treated with a wide variety of "Warriors" toys, video games and, of course, comic books, over the last few months.

Now, I'm pleased to offer an exclusive preview of "The Warriors: Jailbreak" #1, featuring a story by Erik Henriksen and art by Todd Herman and Herb Apon. Read on for more details about the series (and a preview of the first 10 pages). Read More...

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraThe special forces from "G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero" have historically held fast to their animated series theme song by fighting for freedom wherever there was trouble, be it in comics, on toy shelves or on television. That same fighting spirit seems to live on as IDW adapts a new generation of live-action Joes from the upcoming "G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra" to the printed page.

According to IDW, "The Rise of Cobra" comic was written with its film studio Paramount and toy home Hasbro in mind, especially with regard to its depictions of stars such as Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum and Christopher Eccleston. Read More...

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William Shatner's Tek War ChroniclesIf you were missing William Shatner in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," it looks like you'll be able to make up for it in the coming months with "Tek War Chronicles," the new comic book series based on Shatner's best-selling "TekWar" science-fiction novels.

Written by Shatner and Scott Davis, "Tek War" tells the story of a man who returns to his futuristic world after serving four years of cryogenic stasis for a crime he didn't commit. "Tek War" publisher Bluewater Productions, whose "Political Power: Barack Obama" and "Puppy Power: Bo Obama" comics were recently featured on Splash Page, has provided us with the first look at "Tek War Chronicles" #1, which hits shelves near the end of June. Read More...

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Spock: ReflectionsIt's been nearly a month since J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" made headlines for its impressive opening weekend, but Trekkies old and new still have plenty of unanswered questions when it comes to the rebooted franchise -- especially concerning the reimagined histories of its main characters. In that shared spirit of curiosity, IDW will release a new four-issue miniseries centering on Starfleet's favorite half-Vulcan entitled "Spock: Reflections" beginning in July.

Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton ("Star Trek: Mirror Images") with art by David Messina ("Star Trek: Countdown"), "Reflections," aims to round out Spock's origins by shedding light on his activities leading up to the events of the film, specifically his childhood on the planet Romulus. Read More...

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Army of Darkness: Ash Saves ObamaMark my words: This is so crazy, it is absolutely, positively going to work. The latest comic to feature U.S. President Barack Obama will team him up with S-Mart Employee of the Month Ashley J. Williams -- the character better known as "Ash" to fans of the "Evil Dead" and "Army of Darkness" franchise.

Published by Dynamite Entertainment, "Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama" will feature Bruce Campbell's boomstick-toting alter ego teaming up with the new, comics-friendly Commander-in-Chief to thwart the Deadites' latest invasion of the mortal plane. Featuring a story by Elliot Serrano ("Xena/Army of Darkness"), interior art by Ariel Padilla and covers by "Spider-Man/Obama" artist Todd Nauck, the four-issue series unfolds at one of the scariest places on Earth: a crowded comic convention.

I spoke to Nauck about his latest foray into the world of Obama comics, and received a peek at his preliminary, penciled cover to "Ash Saves Obama" -- which I'm passing along to Splash Page readers here. Read More...

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Halo: UprisingA comic book based on one of the gaming world's most popular franchises, created by one of the comic book world's most popular writer/artist teams, Marvel Comics' "Halo: Uprising" was as near to a perfect crossover project as we tend to get in the comics and gaming scenes.

Next week, the four-issue series by the award-winning team of Marvel Universe architect Brian Michael Bendis and celebrated artist Alex Maleev ("Daredevil") hits shelves in a special hardcover edition that collects all four issues and features a variety of early art and "making of" content. Marvel has provided MTV News with an exclusive preview of some of that content -- including several inked pages showcasing Maleev's much-praised work in bringing Master Chief, The Covenant and Bendis' "Uprising" tale to life. Read More...

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