LovelessTHE STORY: "Loveless" by Brian Azzarello (W) & Marcelo Frusin (A)

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: "Loveless" tells the story of Wes and Ruth Cutter, a married couple during the American Civil War. After fighting on behalf of the confederacy, Wes returns to his home of Blackwater, Missouri, only to discover that it's now occupied by Union soldiers that have claimed his property. For that and a laundry list of other darker grievances, Wes and Ruth embark on a bloody rampage against the occupying soldiers and the other assorted Blackwater lowlifes that have tormented them in the past. But there are several other capable gunslingers that could stand in their way, including the wicked runaway slave Atticus. Read More...

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The LosersUp until now, we've just seen pictures of Idris Elba and Jeffrey Dean Morgan pointing weapons around on the Puerto Rican set of "The Losers." The adaptation of Andy Diggle and Jock's Vertigo series about a black ops outfit spurned by their own government should come with plenty of disposable vehicles ready to be exploded as well, and a new video reportedly shot on-set appears show at least one of those action sequences.

The new half-minute sequence comes directly from the "Losers" set, according to JeffreyDeanMorganUnlimited.com, where it showed up. In the clip, a truck gets some major air from the film's pyrotechnics experts, riding a wave of fire into the sky at about the 26-second mark. Read More...

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Midnight, MassIt's a good time to be a Vertigo Comics fan, what with "The Losers" hitting theaters next year and a planned "Fables" television adaptation in the works, among other projects—including the just-announced "Midnight, Mass" television series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the short-lived "Midnight, Mass" comic book series has been acquired by NBC as a new television series. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, who previously collaborated on the (also short-lived) "Pushing Daisies," will write and executive produce the comic book-based series. Read More...

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The LosersWe've already gotten our first glimpse of Zoe Saldana on the set of "The Losers," proving that the film is on track for its April 2010 release date. Now, a series of new photos is further cementing the progress of the Vertigo comic book adaptation.

Superhero Hype has posted several photos from the set of "The Losers," providing the first clear looks at Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Idris Elba as Clay and Roque, respectively.

The two actors are featured in a street scene beside a junked up yellow car, with Morgan's character aiming a gun at an unseen target. Additionally, Elba -- who seems suspiciously busy with his cell phone—is sporting a funky mohawk, a hairstyle that his stylish alter-ego Stringer Bell on "The Wire" would most likely disapprove of. Read More...

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Easily one of 2010's most-anticipated new comic book properties to receive the big-screen treatment, "The Losers" is currently filming in Puerto Rico. And just in case you questioned the film's ability to live up to the brutal action that defined its source material, actress Zoe Saldana—who plays the hard-luck team's resident loose cannon, Aisha—has some bruises to show you.




"I don't even know why I'm wearing a skirt, I'm full of black-and-blues," Saldana told MTV News during a press event for her role in James Cameron's upcoming science-fiction feature "Avatar." Read More...

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The LosersNot convinced that "The Losers" will be ready for its April 2010 release date? Maybe some photographic evidence will change your opinion.

As pointed out on Twitter by "Losers" artist Jock, Flickr user mparis13 snapped several shots from the Puerto Rico set of "The Losers," the upcoming adaptation of the DC Comics/Vertigo title. According to the photographer, the production was filming a "fire scene" close to his home.

In total, there are 13 different photographs from "The Losers" set. While information on the movie's happenings remain scarce, there are a few hidden gems that can be gleaned from the photographs -- including the first look at actress Zoe Saldana as the shadowy Aisha in the film. Read More...

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We've presented several clips already from an interview with best-selling comics author Grant Morrison conducted by Eisner-nominated writer, musician and producer Percy Carey (a.k.a. MF Grimm), but I feel pretty safe saying that we've saved the best for last. In this final interview segment, Morrison addresses why we haven't seen a movie based on his massively popular, surreal comic book series "The Invisibles" -- and why he thinks it might be better off as a video game instead.

"Yeah, I'd love to see it, but it's not happening anytime soon," said Morrison. "I kind of want to do a different take on it, because obviously when 'The Matrix' came out, it was covering a lot of similar areas. There were bald guys in fetish amounts doing kung-fu." Read More...

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The LosersWith "The Losers" set for an April 16, 2010 release date, it's only a matter of time before the film starts production. Thanks to comic book artist Jock, we now have a specific timetable.

Over at Standard Attrition, the group blog for Vertigo Comics creators, Jock -- who illustrated "The Losers" alongside writer Andy Diggle -- reports that production starts in three weeks in Puerto Rico now that the casting phase is complete. Indeed, the main cast was finalized today as Holt McCallany signed aboard to play a mercenary named Wade in the film. Read More...

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100 BulletsWhen issue #100 of Vertigo's hard-edged crime series "100 Bullets" hit shelves in April 2009, its arrival marked the end of ten years of work for writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso. Begun in August 1999, "100 Bullets" is one of the very few series to feature the same writer/artist team for its entire run -- a fact that doesn't escape Azzarello in the run-up to a July 11 event bidding farewell to the gritty, violent saga.

"It's a funeral," said Azzarello, correcting me when I described the upcoming "100 Bullets: Last Shot" event as a "party."

"Okay, it's a wake, maybe," he laughed. "We did this book for nearly ten years. 100 issues with the same team -- that doesn't happen very often." Read More...

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SandmanA movie based on Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" stories has long been a topic of discussion among fans -- and even moreso lately, given the success of Gaiman's recent film projects like "Coraline," "Beowulf" and 2005's "Mirrormask."

While the likelihood of "Sandman" being turned into a film is largely dependent on whether rights-holder DC Comics wants it made into a film, there's been no shortage of fans arguing that both "Sandman" and some of its various spin-off titles (most notably, "Death") deserve the big-screen treatment. But who could get behind the camera to bring "Sandman" to (figurative) life? The popular author recently offered his own answer to that very question. 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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