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Take a whiff of these scents based on Top Cow‘s Witchblade comic book series.

Antediluvian, sacred metal, glowing red musk, blessed frankincense, and antiqued amber.

A hint of leather and an understated vintage musk layered over the scent of lightly perspiring, honey-dusted skin.

A classic men’s cologne splashed over a leather trenchcoat and a hint of gunshot residue.

Mysterious herbs and ancient resins. Dust settled on ancient relics, both holy and malevolent.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab :: The Witchblade Collection

Ages ago, parties of brave – or stupid – explorers stepped through a magical rift to explore an untapped source of magic. What they found was a ravaged world, a destroyed landscape populated by drooling, bloodthirsty monsters. The magic wielders of the land formed the Order to protect their realm from invading beasts. But how long can the order hold back the merciless orc mob?

Released by Robot Entertainment
Written by David Leary and Justin Korthof
Art and Cover by Bart Tiongson, Colors by Aron Lus

Download the free comic book pdf here

Transform your Jedi’s favorite sandwiches into high-energy fuel for lunches, snacks and parties with Millennium Falcon™ and Darth Vader’s TIE fighter™ sandwich cutters. Created by the Jedi Kitchen Council to celebrate the Rebel Alliance’s victory over the evil Empire, these cutters are fun and easy to use — just press and cut.

Williams-Sonoma :: Star Wars™ Sandwich Cutters with Vintage-Style Tin

First Annual Zombie Queen Beauty Pageant from Micah Escamilla on Vimeo.

It’s simply ghastly, you know, our town being overrun by these walking dead. But it was quite fortunate to find such suitable refuge in this confectionery shop. While young Timothy stands vigil in the upper window, you and I may eat our most ironic and delicious creations. Braaaiiiins, indeed! Quite good, I say. Quite good.

Chocolate Zombie Head Bon Bons arrive in a stylish candy box, suitable for gifting to your favorite guy or ghoul. Each box contains six bon bons in rich dark chocolate. Bite into one and taste the sweet cherry cordial-style brains, but be careful! Eating brains is addicting and you may find yourself at the business end of a shotgun. Munch responsibly.

ThinkGeek :: Chocolate Zombie Head Bon Bons with Cherry Brains

REDLANDS – There she is, Miss…. Zombie?Forbidden Panel crowned its first ever Miss IE Zombie Queen Sunday evening at the Fox Event Center.Over a 100 in the audience watched Miss Zombry, also known as Brianna Maynard, 28, of Redlands, take home the title at the event.Six zombies total competed in a number of competitions – from swimwear to talent to zombie casual wear – to win over the hearts of those in the audience…..

via Pageant draws fans of the undead – Redlands Daily Facts.

The night before Halloween, six undead females battled it out for the honor to be named Miss IE Zombie

via Beauty and BRAINS – Loma Linda, CA Patch.

Evidenced by his success with “Cop Land,” “Walk the Line,” “3:10 To Yuma” and “Knight and Day,” James Mangold has a knack for turning populist entertainment into personal expression. But when 20th Century Fox announced that Mangold would be taking on “The Wolverine,” a sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” his fans seemed concerned he might be overwhelmed by the enormity of a franchise sequel, and the constant scrutiny that seems to come with one. Never mind the fact that he’s directed critical and commercial darlings alike with Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise, and came away with fun, interesting pictures that still feel like they belong to him. But Mangold told The Playlist that he thought that a sequel was the best place for him to be able to imprint his personality on the property, since he’s unencumbered by the requirements of an ensemble piece or an origin story.

via James Mangold Calls ‘The Wolverine’ A Dark Character Piece Like Eastwood’s ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ > The Playlist.

From The Wrap

George R.R. Martin, the author behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has sold another one of his projects to Hollywood.

SyFy Films, a theatrical division run under the auspices of NBC Universal, has purchased the movie rights to “Wild Cards,” a superhero anthology edited by Martin.

The anthology of 22 books dates back to 1987 and depicts a world in which an alien virus has been unleashed in New York, killing almost everyone put in contact with it.

Of the survivors, most have been rendered deformed while a few have gained superpowers.

This is the first acquisition for SyFy Films, which launched in December 2010.

“Wild Cards presents a terrific franchise opportunity given the volume of material from this compelling fantasy series,” Gregory Noveck, VP of Production at SyFy Film, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to develop a film based on the anthology’s supernatural heroes, and to be working with such talented and visionary writers as George R.R. Martin and Melissa Snodgrass.”

“Wild Cards” was created by a group of science fiction authors, but Martin took a leadership role in editing it and contributing. Melinda Snodgrass, who will write the script, has also been a contributor to the series, which is still producing new volumes thanks to the efforts of a bevy of writers.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the deal.

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