Doctor WhoIt's a very strange sensation, writing words for a man who's already, for all intents and purposes, dead. To have him do things he'll no longer do, to have him achieve things he'll never be close to achieving any more; all these moments in his now-finished life seem false, all these additional, post-mortem scenes feel as if I'm somehow cheating.

Because he's gone. Kaput. Farewell. He is an ex-Time Lord. He has ceased to be.

I am, of course, talking about the Tenth Doctor, the David Tennant one, the tall, lanky, product- and mop-haired, suit-wearing maniac who, yelling "Allons-y!" and waving his magic wand — ahem, I mean, sonic screwdriver — took us all on a tour of fantastic worlds and vistas for four years (three full seasons and a year of specials). And now that he's gone, regenerated into Matt Smith, and the show now off-air until ol' Eleven returns with a new TARDIS and new companion.

But I still write Tennant. And as I write this, I'm finishing the penultimate Tennant story, leading into the final tale of the Tenth Doctor for IDW Publishing. Read More...

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Before Ryan Reynolds was chosen to play the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, it was easier to keep track of the actors who weren't rumored to be up for the role than all of the potential Hal Jordans suggested by "insider sources" at various movie blogs.

Back in October 2008, one "Green Lantern" rumor had "The Notebook" star Ryan Gosling pegged for the role. Even though we now know that the DC hero will be played by Reynolds (and the outlets that sparked the rumor later exchanged Gosling for "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine in another casting rumor that was eventually debunked), when we had a chance to catch up with Gosling during the Sundance Film Festival, we had to ask how much of the rumor was true.

"I don't know," said Gosling, in town for the premiere of "Blue Valentine" at the film festival. "Those movies are really hard and you have to be a really good actor to do that stuff. To pretend like something's chasing you that's not chasing you? All of that stuff, that's tough." Read More...

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SandmanOutside of comics, there aren't many creative types who can boast collaborations with Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. and Neil Gaiman, but with the pending release of "Kick-Ass" and the 2007 success of "Stardust," director Matthew Vaughn's in a unique position with some of comics' most popular talents. That's why when he talks ideas for future projects, fans listen.

In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Vaughn spoke openly on his appreciation of realistic comics, praising both his "Kick-Ass" and "Stardust" collaborators and stating that Gaiman deserves to have more of his work translated to film.

"I think it's weird that hardly any Neil Gaiman stuff has been made. The idea that no one has made 'Sandman' yet is weird," said Vaughn. Read More...

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TerminatorBack in November, we brought you the news that "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" co-creator Zack Whedon would be following up his work on the "Dr. Horrible" comics with a new "Terminator" miniseries for Dark Horse Comics.

Set in the "Terminator" timeline just prior to the events in the original 1984 film, Whedon's three-issue story kicks off in March and puts the spotlight on human soldier Kyle Reese before he's sent back in time to protect the mother of humanity's greatest leader from a robotic assassin. The series will feature interior art from — appropriately enough — "NYC Mech" artist Andy MacDonald.

MTV News caught up with Whedon to get some info on the series and how it connects with the greater "Terminator" universe, and received an exclusive sneak peek at the cover to "Terminator" #3. Read More...

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Rip TornIf the news involves a celebrity doing something crazy with a gun, chances are it will register in the Twitterverse, and when "Men in Black" and "30 Rock" actor Rip Torn was arrested for allegedly breaking into a bank over the weekend, both Victor Gischler and Edgar Wright took notice.

Bon Jovi and the Grammy Awards were also at the top of the trends list this morning, with Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Ryall weighing in on on how important the nominated artist is to the music world. Brad Meltzer, meanwhile, was checking out the NFL Pro Bowl. Check out those tweets after the jump along with Gail Simone's thoughts on the the animated version of "The Black Freighter" and Mike Deodato's thoughts on "Dark Avengers" #15.

They're all in the Twitter Report for February 1, 2010. Read More...

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Robert PattinsonLast month, we gave you the first look at Lady Gaga on the cover of "Fame," Bluewater Productions' new line of celebrity biography comics. While Gaga's debut was certainly big news, "Twilight" fans were most excited about the presence of franchise actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the "Fame" lineup.

Now, we have your first look at a new cover for "Fame: Robert Pattinson," as well as an exclusive preview of interior art from the comic. Arriving on shelves in May, the 32-page comic promises to "trace Pattinson's career from his first performance in Tess of the D'Urbervilles at London's Barnes Theatre to his star turn in the Twilight movies."

Read on for two covers from "Fame: Robert Pattinson" (including a new cover by Paul Andrew Manton), as well as an exclusive page of unfinished interior art from artist Nathaniel Ooten. The comic is written by Kim Sherman. Read More...

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Iron Man 2The hotly anticipated "Iron Man 2" may only be three months away from theaters, but Robert Downey Jr. is already looking ahead to "The Avengers" as a culmination of the first four years of movies from Marvel Studios.

"It's the pinnacle, but only if it's done in the smartest and best and most creatively sound way possible," Downey told SFX Magazine, (via

"And I'm not saying we can't get there. I'm just saying it would be better to get there and not stay on schedule than to get everyone what they were hoping for in terms of a release date but not do it correctly. And by correctly, I mean my way," laughed Downey. Read More...

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Captain AmericaWith "The First Avenger: Captain America" rumored to begin filming later this year, further details about the story have begun to emerge. "Captain America" director Joe Johnston has recently revealed that the film will begin in the 1940s and ignore the influence of the '60s and '70s "Captain America" comics.

During an interview with Film Journal, Johnston indicated that the story would start "in 1942, 1943" during the height of World War II. "The stuff in the ’60s and ’70s [comic books] we're sort of avoiding," related Johnston. "We're going back to the ’40s, and then forward to what they're doing with 'Captain America' now."

Johnston also elaborated on the current status of the film's production. Read More...

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Green LanternIt was a green week here on Splash Page, with both Hal Jordan and Bruce Banner's alter egos making multiple appearances in this week's popular headlines. But Green Lantern and Hulk weren't the only superheroes generating super-sized buzz.

"Iron Man 2" and "Deadpool" updates numbered among the week's biggest posts, and joined a pair of decidedly less superhero-centered items involving "The Losers" and the death of "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger. A rare update from M. Night Shyamalan's adaptation of "The Last Airbender" also got readers' attention.

Read on for a full breakdown of the week's Top 10 Stories for January 24-30, 2010. Read More...


The AvengersOkay, so when someone dropped me a line about this one, I'll confess to being a bit... skeptical. But lo and behold, it's true: using the Konami code on the Marvel website yields a brilliant result.

For those not familiar with it, the Konami code is a series of buttons that, when entered on many of the titles produced by video game developer Konami, yields various in-game bonuses. The "up, up, down, down, left, right. left, right, B, A" code was first popularized in the U.S. with as a way to give yourself 30 extra lives in the game "Contra."

If you go to right now and press the above sequence of keys followed by "Enter," you'll also get an in-game bonus of sorts. Read More...


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