DESCEpisode Title: "Embassy Row"

Written By: Matthew Federman & Stephen Scaia

Synopsis: When a journalist's brother is mysteriously killed, he's left with a phone number belonging to Christopher Chance (Mark Valley). Together, they set off to continue the brother's investigation into a high stakes matter that involves the Russian Embassy on United States soil.

The mission takes on greater significance for Chance, who was once close friends with the murdered sibling, when a deadly virus makes itself known. Read More...

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Human TargetEpisode Title: "Rewind"

Synopsis: An unidentified hacker named Casper has a digital skeleton key that unwittingly puts him/her in the crosshairs of an assassin. Casper's murder is to take place on an airplane, leading Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) and his allies Winston (Chi McBride) and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) to concoct a plan to get both Chance and Winston on board the flight.

Their mission is to identify and protect Casper, but when catastrophe strikes, Chance has to save everybody on the plane, all while figuring out who caused the chaos. Read More...

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DESCEpisode Title: "Pilot"

Written By: Jonathan E. Steinberg

Synopsis: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is a security contractor that offers a unique form of protection — by luring a culprit away from their intended mark, Chance himself becomes the human target of any given situation. One month after an explosive case, Chance accepts a job protecting engineer Stephanie Dobbs (Tricia Helfer), whose work on a California bullet train has drawn the praise of her colleagues... and the attention of an assassin.

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With director Sam Mendes allegedly joining James Bond's next adventure, what does that mean for his involvement with the "Preacher" adaptation?

Assuming Mendes' deal goes through, he'll have to push back his work on "Preacher" or the movie will go to another filmmaker. Either way, it sounds as if movement on the fan-favorite project is stalling yet again, as was the case with the planned HBO adaptation.

But "Preacher," widely considered one of the greatest comic book series of the 1990s, deserves to get a big debut on the big screen. With that in mind, we thought it appropriate to give the project the old Secret Identity treatment and offer our casting suggestions for five of the book's most prominent characters. Read More...

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PreacherPoor "Preacher." For such a beloved comic book property, it sure has gone through a number of woes on the road from comic to live-screen adaptation, with the latest snag possibly arriving in the form of director Sam Mendes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mendes, the man currently attached to take the reins on "Preacher," is in negotiations to direct the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, with hopes for filming to start as early as June of this year.

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Human TargetSure, the heroes of "Human Target" don't boast any superpowers to speak of — unless you count Christopher Chance's uncanny knack for attracting trouble — but the upcoming Fox television series is still going to be one of the most prominent comic book projects on television in 2010.

The series premiere date of January 17, 2010 is just a few short weeks away, and Fox is understandably rolling out a promotion campaign for "Human Target," which is based on the DC Comics title of the same name. Part of that agenda includes a new photo gallery on Target419.

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DESCDirector James Cameron's "Avatar," which makes its long-awaited theatrical debut today, might not be a comic book film, but that doesn't mean that the graphic novel is an entirely foreign prospect to this new science-fiction movie.

From the movie's cast to some members of the crew behind the scenes, there are more than a few connections between "Avatar" and comics- or superhero-based cinema. Here's a rundown of five men and women associated with "Avatar" who also have ties to comic book fare.

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The LosersWhile we were throttled down for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., bunches of news was hitting the wire about director Sylvain's White's upcoming adaptation of "The Losers."

Along with a pair of new photos that debuted on Omelete featuring much of the film's the all-star cast and a solo shot of "Star Trek" and "Avatar" actress Zoe Saldana as the team's resident loose cannon, Aisha, the online world also received some thoughts about the film from one of its most prominent stars, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, courtesy of a FilmInk interview.

"I've been hurt since Day One," said Morgan of the bruising (literally) experience of playing Clay, the leader of the left-for-dead special ops team out to find the agent who wronged them. "I'm getting a little old for bouncing off the pavement. Some stuff is hard when you're forty — but there's nothing that I can't recover from." Read More...

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Rachel McAdamsThe cat is out of the bag for Rachel McAdams, who recently debunked rumors that she'd appear in "Spider-Man 4."

However, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from speculating on other actresses who could play Black Cat, but it has seemingly dashed McAdams' comic book movie prospects.

And just because McAdams isn't suiting up as Felicia Hardy doesn't mean she wouldn't work wonderfully in certain comic book adaptations. From superheroes, newspersons and gun-toting badasses, here are five characters from the comic book world that could be perfect casting for McAdams.

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Army@LoveTHE STORY: "Army@Love" by Rick Veitch (W/A) & Gary Erskine (A) - DC/Vertigo

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: A New Jersey National Guard unit in the fictional country of Afbaghistan becomes a petri dish for new military marketing and morale-boosting strategies, mostly thanks to the office for Motivation and Morale (MOMO), run by a toothy-grinned man named Col. Healey. In an over-the-top acidic satire about modern warfare and the efforts that drive military PR and recruitment, Veitch's story follows two soldiers, Flabbergast and Switzer, who get frisky in a war zone and christen their new derivative of the Mile High Club to be the Hot Zone Club.

Affairs, political power plays and absurd ringtones pepper the series as it explores the unsavory overlap that can occur amid corporate interests, modern war and media over-saturation.

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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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