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 ComicBookMovie.com).

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


Although Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the Hulk is in "The Avengers," there's still no official word regarding Edward Norton's involvement in the film.

While "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier thinks that the actor's return is possible, it's still worth wondering who could replace Norton as Bruce Banner should the need arise. It would be nice to find a performer that looks and acts like Norton to maintain continuity from Banner's most recent appearance, but I think that it's even more important for a potential replacement to put his own unique stamp on the character.

If Norton decides not to participate in "The Avengers," here are five actors that could easily transform into Bruce Banner in his place. Read More...

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Captain America - Matt SalingerBy Joel Hanek

Many are still mourning the loss of "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger, who passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Even though the enigmatic writer was beloved by filmmakers and the entertainment industry in general, none of his works were ever officially sanctioned for adaption into film (and the ones that did were not well received).

However, in addition to Holden Caulfield, Mr. Salinger also had a hand in creating another prolific American character... so to speak. His son, Matt Salinger, portrayed Steve Rogers in the forgotten 1990 adaptation of “Captain America."

While there's a lot of buzz about the forthcoming "The First Avenger: Captain America" movie, this ‘90s tale of the Nazi-bashing Avenger reminds us of an era when — save for Tim Burton — Hollywood wasn’t quite sure how to pull off the comic book adaptation. And lucky for us, the full movie is available on Hulu.com — and now, right here in this post, too. Read More...

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Forget that preview of "The Losers" trailer we told you about a few hours ago, folks. The full version is online now in all of its explosive, clever and comics-inspired glory. Check it out:

Based on the celebrated comic book series by Andy Diggle and Jock, "The Losers" is directed by Sylvan White and hits theaters April 9, 2010.

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