New X-Men: First Class trailer with more mutations and romance

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Why do all the mutants have English accents?

Jennifer Lawrence, hot off her Oscar nod, is steamy as Mystique!
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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS opens on June 3rd.

Nice art: Tomer Hanuka's Star Trek poster and more

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via Alex Segura, a DVD cover for the great episode where “goatee” and “Evil Spock” became forever synonymous. While we’re at it…here’s Hanuka’s sketches for an illustration in the New Yorker accompanying a review of…SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK. AND for added fun, go read “The Dirties” from MEATHAUS by Tomer and brother Asaf.

Read another Eisner nominee for free: Frank Stockton's "Hamburger for One"

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The parade of free award-nominated online comics reading continues with Frank Stockton’s “Hamburger for One” which was nominated for an Eisner in the “Best Short Story” category. It’s the almost painful story of an awkward teen boy and his attempts to interact with his world.

Read the whole thing in the link. The original story appeared in POPGUN #4.

Anaheim Comic-Con acting like they have nothing to do with Wizard

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Speaking of con wars, this rather odd story from UGO goes on and on about how great this weekend’s Anaheim Comic-Con is going to be, without ever mentioning of the fact that it is part of the Wizard World Tour:

Thwipster aims to be Groupon for nerds

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Discount coupon sites are all the rage, with Groupon headed for a $20 billion dollar public offering and Facebook and Google trying to get in on that action. But why should nerds be left out of the fun? The recently-launched Thwipster aims to be the Groupon for nerds, according to founder and CEO Lance Sells, with GNs, action figures, artists sketchbooks, webcomics and more available.

South Park Season 15 premieres tonight

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Oh boy!

Con Wars! Hobby Star vs UFC/Reed Pop for "Fan Expo"

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Just when things looked all lovey dovey on the convention front, Kiel Phegley reports that Canadian convention organizer Hobby Star has filed a lawsuit against Reed Pop and Zuffa LLC, owner of the UFC over the use of the term “Fan Expo,” which Hobby Star claims to have trademarked. Reed and the UFC, the hugely popular mixed martial arts organization, have been putting on a series of “UFC Fan Expo” events in conjunction with their fight shows. However, Hobby Star puts on the Fan Expo Canada every year, generally considered the third biggest comic-con-type show in North America. The suit probably only covers the Canadian use of the term Fan Expo, however:

Eisner reading: I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER now online

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Read all of Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER online right now.

TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES Collection goes bizarro

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It’s Image’s answer to STRANGE TALES or BIZARRO COMICS — an indie comics take on one of their best known characters. We’re talking about TWISTED SAVAGE DRAGON FUNNIES, a back-up feature in the long-running regular series, edited by Michel Fiffe and featuring the best talents in today’s alt.comix world taking on Erik Larsen’s green and strong super-cop. A collection of these tales is due this July, an oversized 144-page book with contributions by everyone from Benjamin Marra to Kris Mukai