This April, The Avengers and the X-Men—the two most popular franchises in comics history—go to war! Marvel is proud to announce AVENGERS VS X-MEN, a landmark 12-issue pop culture event bringing together the world’s greatest super heroes—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more—for an unforgettable battle beginning in April 2012.

AVENGERS VS X-MEN is written by a team of the top-selling authors in the comic book industry today: Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a trio of the industry’s superstar artists: John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert.

The Avengers and X-Men have learned that the all-powerful embodiment of both death and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force is on a crash course for Earth…and it needs a new host to unleash its immeasurable power. But what is the shocking decision tied to the Phoenix’s return that will pit the Avengers against the X-Men? And when good friends become bitter enemies, what does this mean for the future of the Marvel Universe?

Shipping twice monthly, this epic 12-issue limited series will be available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app on the same day—additionally, each print issue of AVENGERS VS X-MEN includes a code for a free digital copy of the issue on the Marvel Comics app at no additional cost to fans or retailers.

“AVENGERS VS X-MEN brings together the most powerful forces in comics for a super hero war like you’ve never seen before and will never see again. We all want to see the best of the best go against each other—Lakers & Celtics; Ali & Frazier; Yankees & Red Sox; and in comics it’s the Avengers fighting the X-Men, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve brought together the biggest writers, biggest artists and biggest characters for the biggest story we’ve ever told. This is the kind of high-octane action-packed story that fans demand while also having a profound effect on every character involved—and reshaping the Marvel Universe in its wake.”

Plus, for the first time ever, fans can watch and take part in the groundbreaking AVENGERS VS X-MEN Live Kickoff beginning at 3:00pm ET, Wednesday, December 7, on Marvel.com and http://new.livestream.com/marveluniverse. A unique event produced in collaboration with Livestream.com’s cutting edge streaming services and the Hangout functionality provided by Google+, we’re bringing the writers and editors of AvX directly to the fans. Make sure to follow Marvel on Google+ as five lucky fans will be chosen to join in on the AvX hangout with their favorite writers and editors! Even if you’re not part of the Hangout, your questions can still be answered via Facebook and Twitter. using hashtag #AvX—just make sure to send in your questions before the event ends!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April the War Is Here in AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

For more on AVENGERS VS X-MEN, please visit http://avx.marvel.com

via Avengers VS X-Men | Marvel Heroes | Comic News | News | Marvel.com.

Hooray!!  Harry Potter Land is coming to the West Coast!  Who cares if it’s gonna take 4 years, I’m excited!Plans for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios are in the works.

Harry Potter land coming to Universal Studios Hollywood – latimes.com.

Benderspink has optioned Turf, the Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards creation published by Image Comics. Set in the 1920s Prohibition Era New York, the comic blends gangsters with vampires and aliens fighting for turf. Ross is the often controversial radio and TV host in Britain, and Edwards has created artwork on titles including Hellboy, Daredevil and concept art for films like The Book Of Eli. Benderspink is producing the Steve Carell-Jim Carrey comedy Burt Wonderstone and The Last Man at New Line, and Undying Love at Warner Bros. WME repped the sale.

via Benderspink Stakes Out ‘Turf’ For Film – Deadline.com.

You know, it’s bad enough this kingdom can’t seem to find anyone else to save it over and over again. 

shirt.woot! :: Epic Fail

Paramount has set “Orphan” and “Wrath of the Titans” scribe David Leslie Johnson to adapt Daniel LuVisis sci-fi graphic novel “Last Man Standing” reports Variety.Set 600 years in the future, the story follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars.After becoming a celebrity hero, hes framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.

via “Miss Peregrine,” “Last Man” Script Deals | News | Dark Horizons.

Wear this shirt: to a singles bar, if you’re a girl. Then they can’t say you didn’t warn them.

shirt.woot! :: I’m here to rescue… uh…

You’ll want to be a part of WonderCon’s first-ever convention in Anaheim at the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center, located right next to the Disney Theme Parks. Advance registration is now open online and best of all, you can save money by purchasing your badges now!WonderCon 2012: March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

via WonderCon 2012 :: Registration.

Warner Bros. Pictures has finally confirmed the six-minute IMAX prologue to “The Dark Knight Rises” will appear in front of 70mm IMAX copies of “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” starting December 16th in the US and December 21st in the UK.Today Warners issued a press release detailing which cinemas will be screening the footage, heres the list below via The HD Room:

via “Dark Knight Rises” IMAX Prologue List | News | Dark Horizons.

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