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Howard The Duck Gets His Own Ongoing Comic Series In March 2015

Marvel Comics has announced that Howard The Duck will be getting his very own solo comic series again, his first in seven years. Sex Criminals artist Chip Zdarsky will pen the series which sees Captain Marvel and Savage Wolverine artist Joe Quinones on pencils.

“He’s an everyman who happens to be a duck,” Zdarsky tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s angry, exasperated, and he’s had it up to here with the world around him, but he’s trapped here! Infinitely relatable! I love the contrast of Howard against both the normal world of us hairless apes and the weird worlds of Man-Things and Dr. Stranges and Spider-Mans. Cause he doesn’t fit into either, really. I’m just going to continue exploring those contrasts, but my ultimate goal is to make it funny. Marvel has taken chances on funny books and injecting humor into superhero titles, so I want to make sure this is worth some chuckles here and there.”

Created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik, Howard the Duck made his first appearance in 1973′s Adventure Into Fear #19 before getting his own eponymous book in 1976. Recently the character has made appearances in the “Civil War,” “Secret Invasion,” “Fear Itself,” and even this year’s “Original Sin” storylines.

Howard the Duck #1 will debut in March of 2015.

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NECA Announces Special Edition Michael Keaton/Blu-ray Batman Figure Pack

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NECA announced a special edition Michael Keaton/Blu-ray Batman pack and put preorders up at ebay ($30):

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film that defined Batman for the modern generation — pick up the new Batman Diamond Luxe Blu-ray and get a bonus Batman action figure!

Made by NECA, Batman stands 7″ tall and features the likeness of Michael Keaton! The figure has over 25 points of articulation for great poses, plus removable cape, Batarang and Spear Gun accessories.

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Tim Burton’s vision and Michael Keaton’s performance as the Caped Crusader combine perfectly to capture Gotham City’s sinister atmosphere and Batman’s brooding nature. Jack Nicholson stars in a memorable performance as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photojournalist desired by both men. Featuring songs by Prince and a score by Danny Elfman, Batman won the 1990 Oscar for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration. The new Diamond Luxe Two-Disc Edition includes brand-new bonus material: “Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster,” a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

Items will be available to ship after 12/9/14.

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MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman: Part 3 On Sale Info

MONDO is rounding out their 75 Years of Batman release week today with posters inspired by the Dark Knight’s time on the big screen. Below you can check out the final wave of amazing work from Kevin Tong, Craig Drake, Phantom City Creative, Jay Shaw, DKNG and Jason Edmiston.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Metaluna Five Media Releases 1966 Classic Batman Print By Christopher Franchi

Metaluna Five Media announces a new exclusive pre-purchase offer! 27″ X 40″ (official movie poster size) print of the 1966 Batman classic series movie, illustrated by Christopher Franchi and printed on thick glossy card stock, hand-signed and numbered to 66 print sets. Message them HERE on Facebook to purchase this print prior to regular sale. The print price is $150 plus $15 for tube and shipping.

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MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman: Part 2 On Sale Info

MONDO is continuing the 75 Years of Batman super drop today with posters celebrating The Dark Knight’s time on the small screen, featuring prints from Batman 1966, Batman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond!  MONDO will release a wave of diverse prints from Jason Edmiston, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Phantom City Creative, Craig Drake, Gianmarco Magnani and Kilian Eng.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Wenesday, November 19th.

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MONDO Announces 75 Years of Batman: Part 1 On Sale Info

This week MONDO is releasing all remaining prints from the 75 Years of Batman gallery show, which came to a close in Austin this past weekend. They’re kicking things off tomorrow with artwork inspired by Batman comics, with posters from Jock, Francesco Francavilla, Alex Pardee, Matt Taylor, We Buy Your Kids, JC Richard, Tom Whalen and Brandon Holt.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Tuesday, November 18th.

Stay tuned this week for remaining prints from the show.

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Batman: The Black Mirror by Jock & Francesco Francavilla. 24”x36” screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. $50

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Batman by Brandon Holt. 18”x24” screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. $45

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Batman / Man Bat by Alex Pardee. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 200. $80 / set

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The Dark Knight Returns by JC Richard. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 275. $50

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A Death in the Family by We Buy Your Kids. 18”x24” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 135. $40

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A Death in the Family (Variant) by We Buy Your Kids. 18”x24” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 75. $60

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Gotham by Gaslight by Tom Whalen.12”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 250. $45

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Red Rain by Francesco Francavilla. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 225. $50

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Batman Year One by Jock. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 250. $50

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Batman Year One (Variant) by Jock. 24”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 125. $75

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Batman Year One by Matt Taylor. 12”x36” screen print. Hand Numbered. Edition of 300. $45

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Marvel Studios Officially Releases The Phase 3 Timeline

Three weeks ago, Marvel Studios assembled fans and press alike inside the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles where they unveiled their entire “Phase 3″ slate, revealing the title of every film they would be releasing between May 2016 and May 2019. On stage at the event, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presented a timeline with all the dates and titles and now Marvel has officially released that image, which you can check out below!

Starting with Captain America: Civil War, Phase 3 of Marvel Studios will also include Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and Avengers: Infinity War Part II.

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Marvel Presents The First Secret Wars Cover By Alex Ross

Marvel is pleased to present the first cover to next year’s Secret Wars #1! From the chart-topping creative team of Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, New Avengers) and Esad Ribic (Thor: God of Thunder) with covers by legendary painter Alex Ross, this 8-issue event brings together a legion of Marvel super heroes for an epic story the scope of which you’ve never seen before!

Now, get a closer look at Alex Ross’ stunning cover to the explosive first issue. Gorgeously rendered by one of the most iconic figures in the industry, this spectacular cover is just the tip of the iceberg – offering fans their first exciting look behind the curtain into the world of Secret Wars!

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Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1

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Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series Locke & Key by Joe Hill takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, “Welcome to Lovecraft” and “Headgames,” with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.

Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 ($50) will be released on March 3, 2015.

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MONDO To Release Batman: The Animated Series 12″ Die-Cut Single Designed By Phantom City Creative On November 14, 2014

MONDO will release the Batman: The Animated Series 12″ Die-Cut single on Friday November 14, 2014. The $25 single will be available as an open edition throughout the holiday season. The record is housed in an incredible gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative and will be pressed on Black and Black with Gray Splatter vinyl.

Unlike MONDO’s record releases with randomly-inserted Variant pressings, you will have the option to purchase either (or both!) versions on the site.

In an effort to fulfill as many orders as possible before the holidays, MONDO has already pressed 1,000 copies of each version that are ready to ship out in the next few weeks. Once those copies are accounted for, the Die-Cut will become a Pre-Order that will be re-pressed as needed and shipped out after the New Year. MONDO will update the product page to say “Pre-Order” and make an announcement via Twitter as soon as the switchover occurs.

Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This record will be available online at a random time on Friday, November 14th.

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