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Holy smokes, Batman. The rumors, speculation and general chit-chat can be put to rest.

Christopher Nolan’s Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital download on Dec. 4, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced exclusively to EW.

The last film in Nolan’s dark, gritty Gotham City trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy as brutal villain Bane, will also be available in a limited edition Blu-ray Bat Cowl collectible package — not quite in time for your Halloween costume, but there’s always next year.

The Blu-ray combo pack is stuffed with a bunch of extras, from a documentary about the Batmobile, where all five Batmobiles are together for the first time, to Ending the Knight, an in-depth look featuring about 17 featurettes at how Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises, from Batman vs. Bane to totally demolishing a city street. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include a featurette called The Journey of Bruce Wayne. There are also trailers and art galleries.

Check out these exclusive pics of the packaging and the cowl, below.

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*adds to Amazon wish list*

via The Dark Knight Rises out on Blu-ray, DVD on Dec. 4 — EXCLUSIVE | Inside Movies | EW.com.

Issue 2 is fully penciled!

The second issue of the Plagued is nearing its completion. The pencils are fully done, and the pages are inked up till #20. Colored up till 19. Although it will be months until it is for sale, Should be just in time for the Inland Empire Comics Expo in February! we are so excited to share this news. It’s almost Halloween, and this month we will be having multiple events with Forbidden Panel. The first event is our second round at 24 Hour Comic Book Day on Oct. 20th. And no this story won’t be about Zombies, but something totally different both in esthetic and concept.

After that on Oct. 28th Forbidden Panel will be hosting their Second Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant. See photo for details. More events will be posted soon.Also if you are a fan come meet the artists of the Plagued every first Friday of the month at Perma Dirty Project Space Gallery in Claremont CA. Both of us work in the gallery on Fridays and would be happy for you to stop by. Happy October!20120930-142130.jpg

via Update On Issue 2! « The Plagued.

“Wanted” and “Kick Ass” creator Mark Millar is set to serve as creative consultant for 20th Century Foxs various adaptations of Marvel Comics properties.

Mark Millar Becomes Fox's Marvel Consultant

According to a press release, Millar wrote several celebrated Marvel books and will work with Fox on developing new avenues for its “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” franchises.

Upcoming films on Foxs slate include James Mangolds “The Wolverine”, Matthew Vaughns “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and Josh Tranks “Fantastic Four” reboot.

All this means is that he will take a really cool comic book and make a movie that has nothing to do with it.

via Mark Millar Becomes Foxs Marvel Consultant | News | Dark Horizons.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Walking Dead co-creators Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore have reached an agreement regarding the comic book and TV show, after Moore launched a lawsuit earlier this year.

Moore had quite heatedly stated that Kirkman intentionally deceived him when persuading him to sign a contract transferring rights to Kirkman and that he hadn’t received paperwork or payment due to him, stating that “Kirkman is a proud liar and fraudster who freely admits that he has no qualm about misrepresenting material facts in order to consummate business transactions”. Kirkman’s lawyer responded saying “The lawsuit is ridiculous, we each had legal representation seven years ago and now he is violating the same contract he initiated and approved and he wants to misrepresent the fees he was paid and continues to be paid for the work he was hired to do.”

The Hollywood Reporter received the following statement, which is much more conciliatory;

“Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore are pleased to jointly announce that they have reached an amicable agreement in their respective lawsuits and all parties have settled the entire matter to everyone’s mutual satisfaction. Neither side will be discussing any details but will instead happily and productively spend their time focused on their own work and move on in their lives.”

via Robert Kirkman And Tony Moore Settle Over The Walking Dead | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors.

Just reccently this intrepid geeky fashion addict was treated to a wonderful surprise. The Shoppes at Chino Hills put on an enthusiastic and fun filled night of fashion that was highlighted by a speech and commentary from none other than famous and fabulous fashion designer Austin Scarlett, who graciously agreed to answer a couple questions for all of us here at Forbidden Panel!

For those of you who may not know who this is let me give you a quick rundown. Most recently Mr. Scarlett is the creator of a line of bridal and formal gowns that will be premiering later this month and will be carried by Neiman-Marcus. He has been a renowned and sought after bridal designer as well as a contributor to the arts through costume design for the Greenwich Music Festival, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and many other arts inspired venues. Oh and he was on a little show called Project Runway.

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Recorded at the Midnight Showing of Dredd 3-D, Martin and AJ discuss Comikaze as well as their opinion of Dredd 3-D.  All of this and more on Episode #103 of the PanelCast.

Some big Marvel news has come to light this afternoon – Thanos, the Mad Titan, appears to be a lock to serve not only as a villain in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but he’ll also square off against Earth’s mightiest heroes in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2. Let that soak in for a moment.

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Cosmic Book News nabbed the official scoop when Armand Rock spoke with Thanos creator and rights holder Jim Starlin at the Montreal Comic-Con. Starlin confirmed that a deal is in place for the character to appear in both films.

With this new insight, we can begin to see just what Marvel has in store for Phase 2 of its movie empire. Thanos is now positioned as the new Loki – and we’ll be introduced to the character in Guardians before seeing him in the main event in Avengers 2. You really have to tip your hat to the guys at Marvel – they’ve figured out how to bring these beloved comic characters to new audiences without ever selling them short in the process. The idea of introducing characters in one film as the setup for the big payoff in another is inspired and has almost assuredly helped new comic fans get in on the action without being lost as to who these lesser-known players are.

That Thanos will be involved in both films is not exactly Earth-shattering news. Comic movie geeks have suspected Marvel would move in this direction for some time (especially after his brief cameo at the end of The Avengers), but it’s nice to finally get confirmation. Now, the question becomes whether or not we’ll see Starlin’s other creation – Adam Warlock and his evil alter ego Magus – in these films. Internet gossip earlier this month indicated that we would, but there’s been no official word yet. We’ll bring you more on all this Marvel madness as new details emerge.

via Guess Which Villain Has Been Confirmed for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Avengers 2’ | Movie News | Movies.com.

Tokyo Game Show is always an exciting time for gamers everywhere, as we all look forward to new games and other news being unveiled during the show. This year is no exception. We are always looking for ways to create better experiences for our gamers, and to that end, we just unveiled a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3 at the show.PlayStation 3

The new PS3 will be available in two different models, with 250GB and 500GB HDDs which will allow you to store even more of your digital life. It also features a smaller, streamlined design that will look great as part of any entertainment system. The new model is approximately 25% smaller and 20% lighter than the current PS3.

In order to maintain the superior gaming experiences that you expect from us here at PlayStation, we are always looking for ways to change and evolve with your gaming behavior. You might remember the smaller models that we launched for PlayStation 2 and PSP (PlayStation Portable), and we know that many of you love the opportunity to add these streamlined models to your home. Additionally, as developers continue to release deep and rich digital gaming content, providing an option for larger HDD is essential, especially for games with large DLC packs, and full game downloads, as well as personal entertainment content. The biggest and best games live on PS3 this holiday season, and the new PS3 is the perfect way to play.

We are also excited to announce that the launch of this new PS3 model will include incredible additional value. The 250GB PS3 will be available on September 25th for $269.99 (MSRP) as part of a limited edition bundle featuring UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception: Game of the Year Edition and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content for the highly acclaimed digital title, DUST 514. This bundle offers more than $70 in total combined value.

The winner of over 60 industry and Game of the Year awards, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception will be re-released next week in an all new Game of the Year Edition, which includes 12 new multiplayer maps, over 40 multiplayer skins, Fort Co-Op Adventure, and Shade Survival Mode, a value of over $45 in bonus content. In case you somehow missed it, UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception is the latest installment in Naughty Dog’s storied UNCHARTED franchise that chronicles the adventures of Nathan Drake. UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition is a great way to kick off your gameplay experience on the newest PS3 model.

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition will also be available as a standalone title on September 25th for $39.99 (MSRP).New PlayStation 3 Bundle

CCP Games’ DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to PS3 in an exclusive free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online, players wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers. This bundle includes an incredible amount of bonus value – more than $30 in total.

For those of you who do not own a PS3 yet, or have been looking to add another PS3 to your household, this is the perfect opportunity to jump in before the next wave of blockbuster games launch this holiday season.

The new 500GB PS3 will be available in a limited edition bundle on October 30th in conjunction with the release of Assassin’s Creed III – one of the most anticipated games for this holiday season featuring four exclusive levels, only available on PS3.PlayStation 3

PlayStation fans – let us know what you think of the new PS3 model. Stay tuned for more PlayStation 3 updates here on PlayStation.Blog!

via TGS 2012: Smaller, Lighter PS3 Model Unveiled – PlayStation Blog.

For fans who have been wondering where Colossus might end up following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men, and who had briefly entertained the notion that he might be the series’s big fatality since we haven’t seen him in any of the Marvel NOW! solicitations, it’s time to finally exhale.

Colossus–along with Forge, Domino, Cable and Dr. Nemesis–will appear in the upcoming Cable and X-Force series from writer Dennis Hopeless who’s also doing the Avengers Arena title announced yesterday and Salvador Larroca.

“We knew the return of Cable had to be big and this is going to be one of the most explosive Marvel NOW! launches, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment.  “Dennis and Salvador are bringing a new look and feel to the X-Force, with a story that hearkens back to the core themes that made them such a phenomenon while moving them forward in an exciting way.”

The team–apparently all wanted criminals–will reconvene in December with Cable back in the lead of X-Force for the first time in quite a while, and he’ll still be reeling from AvX, which left him in a coma following his brutal attack on The Avengers.

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

“The X-Force that Cable’s leading is a group of outlaws trying to save the world,” said Hopeless in a release from Marvel. “They’re fugitives being chased across the globe and doing what good they can while always looking back over their shoulders. There’s not much room for error on this team.”

via Marvel NOW!: Cable and X-Force Announced | ComicBook.com.

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