Captain America pics from EW

Reposted from Live for Films, click here for more.

Lookin' pretty cool!

IDW launches Godzilla comic

From IDW:

The biggest star in motion pictures prepares to wreak havoc once again! IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a partnership with Toho Co., Ltd. to create all-new GODZILLA comics. Starting in 2011, Godzilla will smash his way back onto the scene with a cast of characters from his films never before seen in comics.

"This new series will be monsters and mayhem, but most importantly, it's going to be a lot of fun," said Yukio Kotaki of Toho. "Godzilla has been gone from comics for too long and we feel that IDW is the perfect company to welcome him back in 2011."

In addition to the King of the Monsters himself, the new comics from IDW Publishing and Toho Co., Ltd. will feature many of Godzilla's friends and foes, including MOTHRATM, KING GHIDORAHTM, RODANTM and more that have never before been featured in an American comic book series alongside Godzilla. With an impressive cast of monsters both old and new, IDW's series will treat fans to both familiar themes and original takes on the pop culture legends that have stomped, smashed, and fought their way across movie screens for over five decades.

"Not only is Godzilla known worldwide, he's loved worldwide, too. Having a film career with more than 25 movies and going on a 56-year span pretty much solidifies you as a legend, and IDW is really looking forward to contributing to that legacy," said Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in Chief for IDW Publishing. "We wanted Godzilla to return to comics, but this time we wanted him to have some company. I think fans will be pleased with the monster guest appearances, which will really offer something for every fan of these films. There are the classic characters, but there are also a few surprises, too."

Debuting in February 2011, fans can expect to see a number of unique storylines from some of the industry's top creators.


Marvel: Point One

From Marvel.com:
Geared for new and long-time readers alike, the all-new Marvel: Point One initiative delivers the perfect jumping on points for the biggest super hero series in the world! Beginning in February 2011, select Marvel comic series marked with a ".1" after the issue number feature full-length, self-contained stories by Marvel's top creators, laying the groundwork for the next year of storylines. From INVINCIBLE IRON MAN to AVENGERS to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, each Marvel: Point One issue of the associated series not only begin major new storylines, but also seamlessly introduces new readers into the dynamic Marvel Universe and its popular super heroes.

Additionally, each issue bearing the Marvel: Point One branding will be followed in the same month by another issue of that series, delivering new fans another exciting installment of the series they enjoy.

Below is a full list of Marvel: Point One titles:


MARCH 2011
• DEADPOOL #32.1
• HULK #30.1
• THOR #620.1

APRIL 2011
• AVENGERS #12.1
• UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1

"Marvel is absolutely committed to providing new readers with easy entry points into all our comic book series and Marvel: Point One is the next step in our new reader initiatives," explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Circulation, Marvel Entertainment. "And to make sure readers can sample all of Marvel's top series, we've priced every Marvel: Point One issue at $2.99. Utilizing our top characters, top creators and employing a huge marketing push, we expect a lot of new faces in comic stores nationwide to check out Marvel: Point One. Retailers should stock up on these titles and the subsequent issues."

The biggest super heroes in the universe. The biggest creators in comics. And now, it's time to jump onboard the biggest comic book series with Marvel: Point One, beginning in February 2011!

The Dunwich Horror

"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread."

To the left is Wilbur Whateley from H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror as illustrated by Tatsuya Morino. Check out more art at Pink Tentacle.

Read the complete text of The Dunwich Horror here.

Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne Action Figures

Schedule to ship in June 2011 is the first series of Batman Return of Bruce Wayne action figures!
Take a trip through the time stream with the Dark Knight! After being dropped in the prehistoric past by Darkseid, an amnesiac Bruce Wayne must fight his way back to present-day Gotham City. 
All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.


Preview of BOOM!'s The Traveler

Newsarama has an extended preview of the upcoming Stan Lee/BOOM! title The Traveler. Check it out here.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends

From ICv2:
Zenescope Entertainment has announced a new ongoing series, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends, which spins out of events in Grimm Fairy Tales #50.  As with the original title, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends will offer updated versions of fairy tales that come with a horror twist.

Stories will be constructed in four and five issue story arcs.  The first story arc, “Red Riding Hood”, is written by Raven Gregory and drawn by David Miller and will feature cover art by J. Scott Campbell, Eric Basaldua and Mike DeBalfo.

The series was created by Zenescope co-founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco.  “It’s going to be dark and twisted on a whole new level,” said Tedesco of the new series.


Rarities From The Apocalypse

With Gamma World on everyone's mind I've been thinking a lot about PA (Post Apocalyptic) films. While I can't think of any that capture the frenetic and unpredictable nature of Gamma World there are many that capture the desperation and strangeness of the post-apocalyptic world.

After the jump you'll find the entirety of Chris Marker's sublime "cine-roman" experimental film La jetée which was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys.

Also, you'll find the trailer from Luc Besson's first film, a largely dialogue-less PA film called Le dernier combat.

Maybe you can draw some inspiration from these for your own PA gaming experience. Whatever the case, they're worth seeing. (Mike)

Content Changes For Batman & Robin #17 - 19

The new cover for Batman & Robin #17.
Paul Cornell, writer of the red-hot "Black Ring" storyline in Action Comics and the new Knight and Squire miniseries, teams up with veteran Batman artist Scott McDaniel for a three-part story beginning in Batman & Robin #17! (The previously solicited stories for Batman & Robin #17-20, written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Patrick Gleason, now will begin in issue #20.)

These issues will feature covers by Guillem March (Gotham City Sirens). Here's a look at what happens in each chapter:

Dick and Damian head into the murky depths of Bruce Wayne's past to protect him from whoever has stolen the corpse of his old girlfriend, Una Nemo. Join them as they move from an empty grave to the flaming fingers to the Night Wedding - and meet a mad, gory new villain known as The Absence!

The Absence has come for Batman and Robin, and, as they hear the tale in a burning church, our heroes start to realize the scale of the horror they're protecting Bruce Wayne from. The Absence is on a mission, and it can only end in fire and destruction.  
Batman and Robin have found The Absence, but a deathtrap awaits them. How do you prove a negative? How do you escape nothing? When there's nothing at the center of a life, madness can stick its claws in!


Brightest Day Action Pack releasing this week

It's all about Aquaman!
We'll have the new Heroclix Brightest Day Action Pack this week! You want to reserve one, let us know!
After Blackest Night comes the Brightest Day! Heroes thought long dead are resurrected by the power of the White Lantern to fight evil anew. Why these heroes? What is their connection? Find out with the DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack! This action pack includes seven highly-detailed, 3D miniatures, each with a character card (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Captain Boomerang, Osiris, Firestorm, Deadman, each in their new, Brightest Day costumes) and two Brightest Day-themed maps.

MONDAY TELEMETRY For October 25th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

ITEM! Free Halloween Comic Day is this Saturday! Come on down for a free Halloween mini-comic!

From director Darren Lynn Bousman (the SAW franchise, Mother's Day, Repo! The Genetic Opera) comes a chilling, supernatural tale set in the cold beauty of Middle America in the late '80s! After a brutal massacre takes place in a gorgeous house, real estate agent and family man Richard Ashwalt is assigned the impossible task of picking up the pieces and selling the property. As Richard inspects the blood-soaked grounds a twisted old man journeys to the house with a sinister and terrifying purpose. Richard is about to be drawn into a web of shadows, murders and massacres that will shatter him to his very core!

A Doctor Who event, forty-five years in the making! Science-fiction and fantasy giant Michael Moorcock, the influential and award-winning writer of the Elric Saga and Mother London, pens BBC Book's first epic Doctor Who adventure.

Miggea - a star on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of colapsing... And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law. The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles - a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth's history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. Even when they arrive, the Doctor and Amy's troubles won't be over. They have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it. And uncover the traior on their own team. And win the contest fair and sqaure. And, of course, they need to save the universe from total destruction. A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gilan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

JLA THE 99 #1 (OF 6)
A threat from beyond the stars brings the World's Greatest Heroes together with the World's Newest Heroes to stop a globe-spanning invasion of Earth in this 6-issue miniseries! DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA joins forces with Teshkeel Comics' THE 99 to create an unstoppable army of super-powered beings the likes of which the world - and comic shops - have never seen before!

Everybody is Kung Fu fighting... as the Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team.


Mage Knight Returns

From ICv2: 

WizKids has announced that it will release a board game based on Mage Knight, and plans other releases in the deckbuilding and RPG categories for the property.  The board game will be designed by Vlaada Chvatil, who designed Dungeon Lords, Through the Ages, and Galaxy Trucker.  WizKids is targeting  a release date of Q4 2011, but says, "We'll release it when it's done; we're taking a quality first approach."

More Comics!

160 Linear Feet of Comics!
Our new comic wall has grown over the last few weeks as we've added another 40 linear feet of New Comics shelf space. This is part of our renewed commitment to carrying as wide a selection of new comics, from both mainstream and indy publishers, as possible. (As always if there's a title you'd like to see us carry, or a back issue you need, let us know and we'll see about getting it in.)

With the announcements from both Marvel and DC concerning the $2.99 price point (with DC moving ongoing series back to $2.99 and Marvel's new series starting at $2.99) this next year is going to be a great time to be a comic fan!


MONDAY TELEMETRY For October 18th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week.

ITEM! Gamma World Game Day is this Saturday! Come on down for an introductory session of the original post-apocalyptic roleplaying game. We'll be running games throughout the day depending on turnout. There's a lot of interest and we'll be running the game at least twice. Admission is $6.50 and includes two Gamma World booster packs to make your game deck with.

$2.99 ROLLBACK! The Launchpad is offering this $3.99 comic for only $2.99!
CARNAGE IS BACK! The fan-favorite villain returns to rock the Marvel Universe with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man first on his hit list. But just why -- and how -- has Carnage returned, and how many of Marvel's heroes will it take to stop him? Superstar creators Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and Clayton Crain (GHOST RIDER, X-FORCE) team up for the Spider-Man epic that'll leave jaws on the floor! Literally!

Here now is the sequel to the biggest creator-owned comic of the decade -- the one that spawned the number one hit movie and the worldwide phenomenon--is here! Kick-Ass is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody's favorite psychotic 11-year-old, Hit Girl, trains Kick-Ass to be...well, a bad-ass, Red Mist gathers a team of super-villains to take them down! It's super hero mayhem as only Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. can bring you!

STAN'S BACK! The Publishing Event of the Year! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics! The great innovator of our industry brings his inimitable talents back to the direct market in an explosive line of comics that nobody is prepared for! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon. In this first ongoing series, Soldier Zero, Stan teams up with critically acclaimed writer Paul Cornell (Action Comics, Doctor Who) and artist Javier Pina (Superman, Batman) for a dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher. When an alien parasite falls to Earth, wheelchair-bound college student Stewart Travers becomes infected, and goes through super-human changes that no mortal could imagine. Forced into a galactic war that's chosen Earth as the battlefield, Stewart defends the front line as... Soldier Zero! The intergalactic war hits Earth this October in a new ongoing series from Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios!


Young Justice preview

Get it while it last, bootlegged con footage of the upcoming Young Justice animated series.


Hulk Heading for the Small Screen?

According to the Hollywood Reporter Hulk and Cloak & Dagger (!) are being developed as TV series. Looks like the comic adaptation frenzy is infecting TV too. Check out the Hollywood Reporter for a list of all the properties being developed.
Hulk is one of two projects that are priorities at Marvel Television, Marvel Studio’s TV division, which has been operating under the radar since Jeph Loeb took the reins at the end of June. The second hot property is Cloak and Dagger, which is being developed as a possible show for ABC Family.
Both are in the early stages of development; Hulk has a “showrunner wanted” placard around its neck, meanwhile, Loeb is meeting with writers to hear ideas for Cloak and Dagger.

More LOEG Next Year

CHAPTER TWO takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1968, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist.

Gamma World Character Sheet

Old School GW Screen
An official pdf for the Gamma World character sheet it up at Wizards.

EN World has some homebrew sheets up too.

This is what it's all about

Pretty much sums up my feelings for Gamma World... (Mike)

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513 Preview

Releasing on December 8th, 2010 here's a sneek peek at Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513!
Marvel is pleased to present your new look at Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513, from best-selling author David Liss and the acclaimed artist Francesco Francavilla! The smoke has cleared from the ruins of Shadowland and a new protector of Hell’s Kitchen is on the prowl. His name is T’Challa, the Black Panther! In a city without Daredevil and a dangerous new foe called Vlad the Impaler consolidating power in the underworld, the Black Panther must learn to become a new type of hero. Without his riches, his technology, and his kingdom can T’Challa truly be the Man Without Fear? Find out in Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513!
(Click on the image for a larger version)


A preview of BOOM!'s "Stan Lee's Soldier Zero #1"

Check out the preview at Newsarama.


Gaming Order in Today!

Along with all the new comics we got a gaming order in! 

We've got a restock on Dominion, along with the Intrigue and Alchemy expansions.

You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!  In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. 

But wait! It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted.

We also received a restock on Magic the Gathering boosters, including Scars of Mirrodin, 2011, Eldrazi, Zendikar, and Shards of Alara. 

We've restocked Yu-Gi-Oh-sized card sleeves, and some regular-sized card sleeves. And have a bunch of Heroclix back in including Web of Spider-Man, Secret Invasion, Avengers, Justice Leauge, Arkham Asylum and Brave and the Bold. 

We've also got more Gamma World Boxed Sets, so if you haven't picked yours up yet....


MONDAY TELEMETRY For October 11th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week. 

ITEM! We're getting a restock on Uncanny X-Force #1 this week. The 1st printing of the regular cover is sold out, but we were able to lay hands on some of the Variant Blank Cover and will be getting a number of those in for those of you missed out last week.

ITEM! Bruce Wayne Road Home begins in earnest this week with four of the one-shots shipping this Wednesday. We're offering a package deal on these one-shots that's a great way to insure you get all the issues and save some money while doing so!

BRIGHTEST DAY continues as Adara, the Hope Entity, finds a host in a young girl who may be destined to be a great savior. Can this young student hope to contain such a powerful force - and what will drive Hal Jordan on a spiritual journey unlike any he's ever taken? Plus, the Spectre sets his sights on the Rage Entity!

Just as Gotham City has Batman and Robin, London has Knight and Squire - the British heroes and frequent allies of The Dark Knight! In a secret bar within the city where peace is kept magically, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their day. But what happens when the magical barriers that disallow fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to keep the peace and save both friend and foe in this 6-issue miniseries from hot writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, Captain Britain and MI:13) and up-and-coming artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN).

More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a dark age grips the galaxy as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. A newly knighted Jedi on her first mission, eighteen-year-old Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling deep behind enemy lines, with no support from the Republic and little chance of survival. She thinks she is prepared for anything. She's wrong.

The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars, an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, J. Scott Campbell and Lucio Parrillo!


DC Direct's offerings at NYCC

Aw, man. This stuff looks great. Can't wait to see the Arkham Asylum figs in person. Check out Joystiq for a gallery of the rest. (Mike)

DC's Teaser Art from NYCC

Check out The Source for more.

SEGA's Captain America: Super Soldier shakycam in action

Reposted from Destructoid:

Definitely a WIP but it does looking promising. Hopefully the combat system will be as robust as they're promising. I like the bullet deflection for example. (Mike)

Heroclix: X-Force ATA Card

Wizkids has posted a Print and Play ATA for the X-Force. This can be used in Golden Age and Modern Age Heroclix tourney formats. Get it here.

From Wizkids:
Led by Wolverine, X-Force battles threats to Mutant safety and security using Black-Ops style methodology and tactics.  As you can see, the ATA allows them to slip in and out of the shadows (Hindering Terrain) without penalty to their movement, and at only 4 points per figure, the ATA can fit on a variety of Team configurations in both Golden and Modern Age formats!


Amazing Fist is a go!

From the Stockton Record:
"I cannot wait. This is going to happen, like, this is going to happen. This is going to happen, and that's craziness. That is so crazy."
Adam Messinger, 23, sat at his kitchen table in north Stockton and grinned. He was a sophomore in high school when he decided he wanted to work as a professional comic book writer.
Now, nearly a decade later, he has taken a big step toward realizing his dream.
Messinger and his wife, Alicia, 27, had just learned they had surpassed their goal of collecting $3,500 in an online fund drive to pay for the first issue of his comic, "The Amazing Fist."
 Read the full article at the link above and donations at Kickstarter are still open as of this writing.

Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman Incorporated preview

 The Source has posted previews of their upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight and Batman Incorporated series. David Finch's work on Batman: TDK looks phenomenal!


DC's $2.99 Rollback

From The Source. 
New York, October 7, 2010– Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.
This is great news. If indies and Image comics and so forth can maintain a $2.99 price point, there's no reason the big guys can't.

Gaming order today!

Some cool stuff today!

Got our pre-release of the new edition of GAMMA WORLD! We've got the box set and the 8-card booster packs.

A wacky, wily roleplaying game of post-apocalyptic peril.
Earth. After the apocalypse. Never mind the radiation—you’re gonna like it here.
The D&D Gamma World Roleplaying Game offers hours of rollicking entertainment in a savage land of adventure, where the survivors of some mythical future disaster must contend with radioactive wastes, ravaged cities, and rampant lawlessness. Against a nuclear backdrop, heroic scavengers search crumbled ruins for lost artifacts while battling mutants and other perils.
This product is a complete, stand-alone roleplaying game that uses the 4th Edition D&D Roleplaying Game system as its foundation. It appeals to D&D players as well as gamers interested in fantasy science fiction set in a bizarre, post-apocalyptic world.
  • 160-page book with rules for character creation, game rules, and an adventure
  • 2 sheets of die-cut character and monster tokens
  • 2 double-sided battle maps
  • Cardstock character sheets and mutation power cards
  • Mutation power card deck
  • Loot power card deck

We also received the pre-release of the new D&D Essentials DM's Kit

If you’re a Dungeons & Dragons player interested in taking on the role of the Dungeon Master, or if you’re an experienced DM looking for more game advice, tools, and adventure content, the Dungeon Master’s Kit has exactly what you need to build your own Dungeons & Dragons campaign and excite the imaginations of you and your players.
This deluxe box contains rules and advice to help Dungeon Masters run games for adventurers of levels 1–30. It also includes useful DM tools such as a Dungeon Master’s screen (with tables and rules printed on the inside), die-cut terrain tiles and monster tokens, and fold-out battle maps.
Game components:
  • 256-page book of rules and advice for Dungeon Masters
  • Two 32-page adventures
  • 2 sheets of die-cut monster tokens
  • 2 double-sided battle maps
  • Fold-out Dungeon Master’s screen

We've also got restocks on MtG Zendikar, and Scars of Mirrodin, and restocks on Heroclix and we've got the board game Bang! back in stock.

New Walking Dead commercial

From CBR, the new 30-second spot that's airing for AMC's upcoming Walking Dead series.

Captain America: Super Soldier trailer

An early trailer for the video game tie-in for the upcoming Captain America movie.


DC's Batman Beyond to become ongoing

From DC's The Source:
Paired with Ryan Benjamin’s dynamic and stylized art, BATMAN BEYOND became the surprise hit of the season and, well, what we’re about to announce became a bit of a no brainer: Starting in January, BATMAN BEYOND goes from mini to ongoing, with a new #1 and the same creative team.

Dungeons & Dragons Test Drive

D&D Curious? You should check out Wizards of the Coast's Test Drive D&D website for quick start rules and a couple of introductory adventures. All for free!


Simon Pegg in Burke & Hare

We're all Simon Pegg fans at The Launchpad so naturally we're excited about the trailer for John Landis' Burke & Hare. A grim subject that's been dramatized before but this looks to a unique take on the story.

Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Red Robin

Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Red Robin is coming out this week, despite what the DC Comics website says, with the Batgirl, Batman & Robin and Outsiders issues coming next week according to DC, but assume that's subject to change.

UPDATE: This didn't come out after all. It was on our invoice but is apparently coming out next week after all. 

Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Red Robin (One-Shot): Master detective Tim Drake takes center stage in this one-shot as the one person who continued to have faith that Bruce Wayne was alive. But now that Tim's belief is proven accurate, how will that affect the important changes about to bombard the life of Red Robin?


MONDAY TELEMETRY For October 4th, 2010

Welcome to another installment of Monday Telemetry, a weekly blog from The Launchpad that covers some of the more interesting releases or events that are coming to the store this week. 

ITEM! Our second Brightest Day package is wrapping up this week so we've got the next package on deck, same deal -- $13.46, reduced from the combined cover price of $17.94. 

ITEM! Check out our Bruce Wayne The Road Home package here.

ITEM! Uncanny X-Force #1 releases this week! Come on down and pick up your copy and get a free print.

The fourth chapter of Neal Adams' epic Batman tale sees Bruce Wayne confronted with a terrible moment that harks back to his origin. Will this shocking episode derail Batman from his Odyssey? Guest-starring Aquaman, Deadman, Talia and Man-Bat!

Don't miss the hottest event in comics as the biweekly BRIGHTEST DAY continues with the return of the Black Lanterns! Has time run out for our resurrected heroes? Plus, you must not miss the stunning origin of the new Aqualad, the battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, and the bizarre journey of Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as they delve into the inner workings of the Firestorm matrix and uncover its secret! 

Bigger than THE INFINITY GAUNTLET! More cosmic than ANNIHILATION! Since the end of SECRET INVASION, the CHAOS KING has amassed his army of alien slave gods -- and the time to strike Earth is NOW! Only the greatest Marvel heroes can oppose him -- all led by the newly-returned god of heroes ... HERCULES! But are even his incredible new powers enough to stand against the greatest threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen -- a mad god who seeks to destroy Reality itself? PLUS: While thought dead, Hercules was trapped in a dangerous world that threatened his very sanity. Find out the secret of his exile in a special extra story penciled by PRINCE OF POWERs Reilly Brown! 

Klaw, Master of Sound, is no more dead than he is human. The killer composed of living sound is back with a new and deadly plan that will spill blood from the Savage Land to the streets of New York. Shuri, the new Black Panther, has already tried (and failed) to stop this monster a defeat that owed as much to her own reckless rage than it does to Klaw's power. So, Shuri turns to the person who knows more about battling inner rage than anyone. If you think you know the Black Panther you don't. So don't miss this installment of NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry's exciting new series.

Ally McWonderwoman?

From Deadline:
One of TV's best-known creators, The Practice's David E. Kelley, has come on board to write and produce a new series project about the female superhero. The project, from Warner Bros. Television where Kelley is based, and Warner Bros.' DC Entertainment, will be taken out to the networks shortly. Kelley, who has created several female-centered shows, most notably Ally McBeal, had been interested in tackling a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon.

Bruce Wayne The Road Home Checklist

Here's a list of all of the eight one-shots that are going to be featured in Bruce Wayne: The Road Home storyline.
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Batman & Robin #1
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Red Robin #1
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Batgirl #1
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Outsiders #1
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Catwoman #1 (10.20.10)
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Commissioner Gordon #1 (10.20.10)
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Oracle #1 (10.27.10)
  • Bruce Wayne: The Road Home – Ra’s Al Ghul #1 (10.27.10)
With it all appearantly culminating in Batman: The Return #1 (11.10.10).

The Launchpad is offering a package deal on this storyline! Get all nine of these books for $21.99, reduced from the combined cover price of $28.91. The first two titles have been pushed back a week and according to DC's site the first four (Batgirl, Batman & Robin, Outsiders, and Red Robin) are all shipping 10.13.2010.

Heroclix Tourney tomorrow!

Just a reminder the Heroclix tourney tomorrow @ 2pm is 500 pts, Modern Age. Also, we'll have the tables set up when we open so come on down early for some casual play (give yourself some extra time tomorrow anyway to find parking).

You need to check this out

 The English trailer for the Norwegian film Troll Hunter is up at Twitch. Check it out.