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Posted June 5, 2011 - By juster

Valiant Comics Relaunches, Headed By Ex-Marvel CEO

Valiant Comics, a company whose success was one of the most prominent stories in the comic book world back in the 90's, is set for a return.

It was announced that Valiant, and its library of over 1500 characters will relaunch in 2012 and will make a go to once again be a potential powerhouse in the comic book industry. Receiving a life-charging transfusion of capital from a private investment firm, Cuneo & Company, LLC, headed by Gavin Cuneo, the new Valiant will seat as Chairman, former Marvel Entertainment CEO and Vice Chair, Peter Cuneo. (Gavin's brother, whose tenure heading Marvel ended with the company's purchase by Disney in late 2009.)

It's a moment that may come as a pleasant surprise to comic book fans who remember the period in the early 90's when Valiant broke through the mold of an extremely gimmick-laden time in the industry with quality storytelling.

What will this mean for the world of comics?

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Tags: Comics

Lance Henriksen Talks 'Not Bad For A Human' on AOTS Tonight!

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Lance Henriksen will be in studio to talk about his autobiography, Not Bad For A Human, where he goes in depth about his career in sci-fi and horror films and series, like Alien and Millennium. Find out what he has to say about his relationship with director James Cameron, his work as a voice actor and more!

Alison Haislip also checks out the set of Childrens Hospital with Rob Corddry while we introduce the finalists for the E3 Booth Babe Search and Blair Herter shares his predictions for the Sony and Nintendo press conferences at E3 2011. Watch tonight at 7PM!

Tags: Books, TV

Isaiah Mustafa Is The Avenger Luke Cage In New Teaser Trailer

For comic book fans, excitement over The Avengers movie has been building since Robert Downey Jr. first put on the Iron Man armor back in 2008. Now that Earth's Mightiest Heroes are finally going to assemble on the big screen, Isaiah Mustafa, whom you might know as the Old Spice Guy, is looking to bring another famous Avenger to theaters, Luke Cage. Old Spice's suave spokesman has put together a mock teaser trailer featuring himself as Luke Cage and it's pretty cool. Take a look!

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The Hobbit Receive Film Titles, Release Dates

The Hobbit dropped some big news over the Holiday weekend: The titles of its two films!

It was announced on the film's Facebook page that the title of the first film released on December 19, 2012 will be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (A take on the title of the book's opening chapter, "An Unexpected Party.") The second film, released on December 13, 2013 will be titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again. (The book's alternate title, and title of Bilbo's account of the journey in the leather-bound book, which would also house Frodo's contribution.)

In addition, we finally have an official logo for the film, and the record has been set straight as to exactly when in the Middle Earth movie canon (which differs from the books) do the films actually take place. -- 60 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings films, to be exact.

With this news, we can at last stop referring to the films as "The Hobbit: Parts 1 & 2." The new titles are also quite apropos to their respective parts.

How are you liking the titles?

Tags: Movies

Green Lantern's Michael Clarke Duncan Behind-the-Scenes »

Academy Award nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan talks about his role as the brawny Kilowog in the Green Lantern movie (and recites the famous Lantern Oath from heart), geeks out about his long time love of comic books, shares his favorite old school DC Comics moments, and discusses what's next for him after Green Lantern.

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Batman Live, the touring stage show adaptation of Gotham's moody grizzled-voice vigilante has released a teaser trailer.

Just days after the official release of the first pic of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, it would be a pretty sadistic tease to say that "a new Batman trailer has hit" and leave at that.

However, in spite of its lack of substance, it manages to get across a good level of excitement for the live spectacle, which will follow in the cursed comic book footsteps of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Yet, coupled with the cast photos released last month, it does seem apparent that Batman Live won't be walking the line of campiness too much.

The show debuts in Manchester, England on July 19, kicking off a European Tour, arriving in North America in summer of 2012.

Tags: Comics, Movies

Wonder Woman Costume Gets Tweaked

It seems that the new Wonder Woman has been left dangling at the end of her own golden lasso. NBC has essentially axed the much-discussed David E. Kelley-created TV reboot.

It's an unfortunate hit to the TV career of the gorgeous Adrianne Palicki, as just under a year after the sinking of the critical favorite from last fall, Lone Star, she will once again see a potential star-making opportunity twirl-away in a flash of light.

Apparently, test screenings of the show's pilot, which would have had Wonder Woman tangling with Elizabeth Hurley as the sultry and evil industrialist Veronica Cale, did not impress the big brass at the Peacock.

So, what went wrong with this highly-touted showcase of babes and burglaries?

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Tags: Comics, Nerd Alert, TV

Thor Review & The Summer Superhero Scorecard

Vikings and comic book nerds rejoice today, because Marvel Studios' Thor finally hits movie theaters, bringing hammer time to the masses. I swear that's the only hammer time joke I'll make in this article. I can only imagine that during the production of this movie, executives met at some point and batted around the idea to license MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" and put some sort of funky techno version over the end credits. Thankfully, that didn't happen.

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Gilbert Gottfried Behind-the-Scenes Interview »


Legendary comic Gilbert Gottfried talks candidly about his new book, Rubber Balls and Liquor, tells the world why, for standup comics, there's no such thing as "too soon," and presents his view of today's overly sensitive culture. Plus, he makes lots and lots of offensive jokes!

Hey, do you want to hear Gilbert Gottfried  and Kevin Pereira make jokes about balls for five minutes? Check out Kevin's video interview with Gilbert Gottfried right here!

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