Human TargetEpisode Title: "Ilsa Pucci"

Written By: Matt Miller

Story: Following the capture of former police officer Laverne Winston (Chi McBride) at the conclusion of last year's season finale, Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) and his shady partner Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) take it upon themselves to rescue their old friend. But Chance takes Winston's kidnapping very personally, so much so that he ultimately decides to retire from his high risk industry for good.

Permanence is a fleeting thing, however, as billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci (Indira Varma) comes to Chance requesting his specific skill set as a security contractor. Although he's initially uninterested in the job, all it takes is the promise of some cash and a helicopter ride to lure Chance out of hiding and back onto the playing field. Read More...

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The Walking DeadEpisode Title: "Tell It to the Frogs"

Written By: Frank Darabont & Charles H. Eglee & Jack LoGiudice

Story: At long last, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is free and clear of Atlanta and in the loving arms of his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs). But not everyone is happy to see Rick home safe and sound, as his former police officer partner Shane (Jon Bernthal) takes out some aggression on one of his fellow survivors.

Happiness is short lived for Rick as well when the sheriff's deputy decides to return to Atlanta to retrieve his dropped stash of guns and rescue Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) from his rooftop prison. Read More...

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DC ShowcaseThe "DC Showcase Animated Shorts Collection" hits shelves today, offering up a trio of previously released animated shorts and the brand new "Superman/Shazam: The Return Of Black Adam."

After kicking off with "The Spectre" earlier this year (included on the "Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths" feature), Warner Bros.' line of animated shorts continued with shorts focusing on other lesser-known DC characters, including Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. The line has generally met with high praise from fans, and now all of the shorts are collected on one disc in the "DC Showcase" collection along with a new short that introduces its Fawcett City superhero, Captain Marvel, and his chief nemesis, Black Adam.

As the title implies, the pair aren't the only heavy hitters to feature prominently in the new animated short, as Superman shepherds Billy Batson's first adventure as the magical superhero. Read More...


The Walking DeadEpisode Title: "Guts"

Written By: Frank Darabont

Story: Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is trapped inside of an immovable tank, lightly armed and completely surrounded on the outside by a horde of flesh-eating zombies. He's not entirely without hope, thanks to a stranger named Glenn (Steven Yeun) who helps Rick devise a plan to break away from the tank and get to safety.

But perhaps it's too early to claim victory, as Rick's initial actions in Atlanta have caused the bloodthirsty masses to sniff out the living, bringing potential doom to the doorsteps of a handful of survivors — including one nasty piece of work named Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker). Read More...

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The Walking DeadEpisode Title: "Days Gone Bye"

Written By: Frank Darabont

Story: Some time after suffering an injury during an intense shootout, police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) awakens from a coma only to find himself trapped in a new nightmare. The world he remembers is gone, replaced by a bleak wasteland filled to the brim with a flesh-eating horde of undead monsters.

The shell-shocked Rick forces himself to pull it together as he searches for his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son Carl (Chandler Riggs), but as he soon realizes, hope is a rare commodity in this post-apocalyptic landscape. Read More...

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" arrived on shelves today, marking the superhero duo's return to DC's universe of animated features after last year's popular "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies."

Based on the next story arc in the "Superman/Batman" comics, "Apocalypse" kicks off just a short time after the conclusion of "Public Enemies" and the destruction of the massive kryptonite meteor in the latter story's finale. Originally written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Michael Turner, the story was adapted by Tab Murphy ("Gorillas in the Mist") with Bruce Timm producing and Lauren Montgomery ("Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths") directing.

In "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse," audiences are introduced to a brand new Supergirl, Kara Zor-El (voiced by "Firefly" actress Summer Glau), as well as the evil ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid. While Superman and Batman decide how to handle the sudden and mysterious arrival of a new Kryptonian on Earth, they find themselves at odds with both longtime allies and one of Superman's most dangerous foes.

The DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the film also contain a new "Green Arrow" animated short featuring Oliver Queen as he tries to protect a young girl targeted for assassination. Read More...

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: RileyJoss Whedon pulled a giant plot twist in his recent “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” arc, “Retreat,” regarding Buffy’s former flame Riley Finn. Fans could have been satisfied with the explanation given in those issues, but instead we get to see much more — with Riley’s version of events.

In stores today (August 18) from Dark Horse Comics is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Riley,” a brand new story from television writer/producer Jane Espenson and artist Karl Moline. Espenson gets the chance to tell what really led to former Initiative member Riley Finn becoming a double agent for Buffy.

The one-shot is the second we’ve seen during “Season 8” (the first being Willow’s spotlight), and is actually titled “Commitment Through Distance, Virtue Through Sin.” It's intense, but have we come to expect anything less from Buffy’s love life? Read More...

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Scott PilgrimFROM MTV MOVIES: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is the first movie to bring us, among many other things, on-screen battle-scoring, a visit from the Vegan Police, and a really cute kickass girl named Knives.

For most of its modest run-time (112 minutes), Edgar Wright's new comedy lays persuasive claim to being the year's most blazingly imaginative film. Well, okay, along with "Inception." But Wright's movie is also blazingly funny, something no one has yet attempted to assert about the Christopher Nolan blockbuster.

The picture is a dizzying creative leap for Wright, the giddy parodist behind "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comics began appearing in 2004, and the director latched onto them almost immediately. One understands why it has taken him so long to bring O'Malley's fantastical stories to the screen — the cast, which is deep in talented young actors, must have been difficult to align.

Continue reading 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World': Big Fun, By Kurt Loder at


Doctor WhoEpisode Title: "The Pandorica Opens"

Written By: Steven Moffat

Story: An ominous message for The Doctor winds its way through time and space courtesy of River Song and various other allies of the Time Lord, warning of a terrible disaster that occurs when a fabled prison cell is opened. As companions, unexpected friends, and sworn enemies of The Doctor converge on the mysterious prison, The Doctor is faced with questions he just can't answer, and a threat beyond his understanding.

What will happen when The Pandorica opens?

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True BloodIf the "True Blood" television series and the original Sookie Stackhouse novels aren't enough to satisfy your craving for all things Bon Temps, don't worry — series creator Alan Ball is doing bad things to you in comic book form now, too.

Released through IDW Publishing, the first issue of the "True Blood" comic book series arrives in stores later this month, courtesy of a story from Ball and television series writers Kate Barnow and Elisabeth Finch. The issue itself was written by the team of Mariah Huehner and David Tischman with art from David Messina.

Want to know whether or not the first issue is worth sinking your fangs into? All you need to do is hit past the jump for our advanced review of "True Blood" #1! Read More...


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