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Great news for Invader Zim fans. Zim will be returning on July 1st in a new comic book series from Oni Press in partnership with Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and Nickelodeon. Vasquez notes:

“I’m always confused when people say how much they miss Invader Zim because the show never stopped running in my head, and then I remember everyone else isn’t in my head. I try to imagine the world for all those people who don’t know what Zim’s been up to since the show went off the air and it makes me shudder. How can people live that way? Hopefully this comic helps make the world a better place.”

You can check out the full press release after the break.

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Holy Bat Chair!

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OMG it’s a wee little Batbaby in a giant Bat-chair!

It’s actually a school project created by James Todd for his 3D design class at Stoke Damerel Community College. James’ craftmanship is fully demonstrated as this chair comes complete with pockets for supplies and comic books.

Check out more details and pics after the break.

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Dark Horse Comics has to say farewell to the Star Wars universe. The license to produce Star Wars comic books is returning to Marvel, but Dark Horse isn’t letting go without a party. They’re offering one heck of a good-bye sale with 50% off all digital Star Wars comics.  Then there’s he mother of all deals, the MegaBundle. You can purchase Dark Horse’s entire digital Star Wars library for $300. That’s 28,353 pages that would normally retail for $2,714.34. Wow.

The deal runs through December 31st, and Dark Horse states that all Star Wars titles purchased by January 1st will remain in your digital collection.

Product Page ($300 via io9)

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DC Comics is launching a shiny new batch of variant covers in March, and they’re all about movie posters. The fun designs insert DC characters into posters from movies such as Free Willy (yep, you read that correctly), The Mask, Gone With the Wind, Beetlejuice, and Purple Rain. Heroes and villains on the covers include Aquaman, Batgirl, the Joker, and so many more. I can practically hear the money falling out of the wallets of collectors.

See more creative variant covers after the break.

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Marvel Comics’ return to the Star Wars universe begins on January 14th 2015. The license to publish Star Wars comics was in the hands of Dark Horse Comics but that changed once Disney (Marvel’s parent company) purchased Lucasfilm.

I expected the launch of Marvel’s Star Wars series to be big, but it could be huge. reports that Star Wars #1 will sell over a million copies when it hits shelves on January 15th. If their information is true, that would make Star Wars #1 the best selling comic in the last 20 years by a wide margin. The Force is with Marvel.

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The new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic was unveiled yesterday and Clark Gregg showed off both the main cover (which has a monkey) and this Deadpool variant with the comment that “Even Deadpool does some carving.”

If only the Deadpool film rights weren’t owned by Fox!

Still, it’s a killer variant and the main cover is pretty cool too. You can check it out after the break.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Marvel is bringing in their superheroes to enforce a message of positivity. They’re working with the STOMP Out Bullying organization throughout October to raise awareness by presenting variant covers with anti-bullying messages. The following issues will have special STOMP Out Bullying covers:

Rocket Raccoon #4
Guardians of the Galaxy #20
Avengers #36
Inhuman #7
Hulk #7
Captain America #25
Legendary Star-Lord #4

Marvel’s released a look at five of them, and the art makes my heart melt.

See more of the variant covers after the break.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Battle Cry

Guardians of the Galaxy director and screenwriter James Gunn has teased that the identity of Peter Quill’s father will be revealed in the movie’s sequel. Comic book fans have many thoughts about this, especially since Peter AKA Star-Lord has had a few different origins since his first appearance in 1976. If you’re curious to come up with your own theories, check after the break for a quick look at the many different explanations we’ve been given for just who this hero is supposed to be!

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Wolverine Autopsy

It’s old news now that Marvel Comics intends to kill the mutant hero Logan AKA Wolverine. Wolverine’s been one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes for a while and he’s basically the lead character of every X-Man movie, so his loss should have a tremendous impact. But will it? Comics are known for superheroes and villains seemingly dying only to return later, and the odds of resurrection seem to increase if you’re a mutant or in a book with an “X” in the title. There was this time when we saw Wolverine get stabbed through the stomach and then the autopsy revealed it wasn’t him but a shape-shifting alien who took his place while we weren’t looking. Oh, and that time Logan actually did die alongside his teammates in Dallas.

That having been said, here’s a quick list of some prime examples of false deaths and literal resurrections that have happened in the X-Men family of comics. To keep this from becoming a novel, we won’t include cases when time travel or the Infinity Gauntlet has been used to prevent a death from happening in the first place.

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Princess Leia Comi

Over the weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel announced that Mark Waid and Terry Dodson will produce a Princess Leia 5-issue mini-series. Along with this, Jason Aaron and John Cassady will work on Star Wars, an on-going series that starts two weeks after the events of A New Hope. Finally, Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca are the team behind an upcoming Darth Vader series, which will focus on how Vader works with bounty hunters and re-establishes his fearsome reputation following the destruction of the first Death Star.

The first issues of all three series will arrive in the beginning of 2015.

Cover photos for Star Wars and Darth Vader follow after the break.

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