The Johnny Depp / Tim Burton Dark Shadows Trailer Drops… It Might Not Be What You're Expecting

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You heard Johnny Depp and Tim Burton had hooked up again to produce a feature film version of the classic 1966-71 gothic horror soap opera, Dark Shadows. Well, looks like there a trailer up for it and it just might not be quite what you were expecting.

The Infernal Man-Thing: Gerber's Lost Man-Thing Script Surfaces in June

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Steve Gerber died in 2008. Four years later, his final Man-Thing story is coming out. Doubtless, this would have gotten a sardonic retort from Gerber, so let’s all pause a moment and let you imagine it.

Felt good imagining that, didn’t it?

Video alert: Sh*t Gary Panter says

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Not really, but here’s a video of the great comics creator, artist and designer Gary Panter‘s recent illustrated Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) talk on his life and art.

WonderCon: Get a free digital copy of THE WALKING DEAD #1 at comiXology booth

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This is a pretty good deal: you get a free digital copy of THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1 just for showing up at the booth.

Disney belatedly discovers that people liked John Carter's dog

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I know I said no more John Carter, but the appearance in my inbox of an email from Disney marketing announcing the existence of a clip and a poster for Woola, the faithful Martian Calot who steals every scene he’s in in the the film, is just so odd!

Separated at birth: Obama and Luffy?

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What really happened in Jakarta???

The Beat at WonderCon

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Hey there, The Beat will officially be appearing on Saturday at WonderCon on this panel:

Who's Where at WonderCon

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Rather than flood your Twitter with a ton of postings, we’ve just dumped it all in one place—scan for your faves! Never a dull moment.

To do 3.17, Portland: Sparkplug Fund Raiser at The Waypost:

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