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Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets closer and closer in this edition of Star Wars Bits, where you can read about the following:

  • Star Wars Celebration will feature the first ever 3D screening of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
  • They will also screen the Original Trilogy on the big screen.
  • Andy Serkis has high praise for J.J. Abrams and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • See a piece of concept art from The Force Awakens of a new TIE Fighter.
  • A list of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys is vague, but packed with cool tidbits.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will NOT be show at Toy Fair.
  • Aaron Paul responds to the rumor of his inclusion in a Star Wars standalone movie.
  • See the cover of Star Wars #2.
  • Read fan letters from the original Star Wars comics.

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Star Wars Comics Bundle

Dark Horse Comics is offering a pretty killer deal for those who want to have every Star Wars comic published by the company. You can now get the full digital Star Wars collection for $300, which represents an 80% discount off the cover price.

For decades, Dark Horse has published licensed Star Wars comics, but the company loses the rights to the title in 2015, with Star Wars going back to Marvel. (It was Marvel that published the original run of Star Wars comics starting in the late ’70s.) So Dark Horse is having a year-end blowout sale, with 50% off the cover price for individual story arcs, and the big 80% for those who buy everything at once. All the details on the digital Star Wars comics bundle are below. Read More »

The Fly comic book

There was a movie sequel to David Cronenberg’s incredible 1986 reinvention of The Fly, and now a comic book seeks to another sequel storyline. The Fly: Outbreak is from IDW, and writer Brandon Seifert (writer of BOOM! Studios’ Hellraiser comics) and artist menton3. The comic series is an original story, seemingly not based on Fly sequel ideas Cronenberg was toying with a couple years ago, but possibly related to the film The Fly IIRead More »

movie-themed variant DC

In 2015, DC Comics is making every month a theme month for variant covers. The March 2015 titles, which are being announced today, will feature variant covers based on Warner Bros. movie posters, from Harry Potter to The Fugitive and Super Fly. Below, we debut four of the new movie-themed variant DC Comics covers, along with the full list of upcoming covers, and their respective inspirations and artists.

Update: We’ve got a lot more covers from other sites that also featured images today.

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STAR WARS #1 QUESADA SKETCH VAR (2)

If projections hold, Marvel’s 2015 comic book, Star Wars #1, written by Jason Aaron with artwork by John Cassaday, will be the best-selling comic book in the past two decades. Rumor has it a million copies of the book could be sold when it’s released on January 14.

Part of the reason for that is Marvel will be telling a new story about what Luke, Han, Leia and the group did between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back — that’s largely an unexplored few years in Star Wars lore. Another reason is Marvel is going straight Nineties with the variant covers. At least a dozen variant covers of the comic will be released on newsstands, and several retailers have commissioned their own variants to be sold only in their stores, bringing the total over 30! It’s going to be a huge event.

Below, we’ve complied all of the Star Wars 1 variants we’ve found so far. Check them out below. Read More »

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Oscar Isaac continues to offer up awesome stories from The Force Awakens. Below, read about those as well as these interesting Star Wars Bits.

  • Oscar Isaac talks flying an X-Wing, practical effects and more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • New details surface about Andy SerkisForce Awakens‘ character.
  • Serkis was pleasantly surprised by the reaction to the trailer.
  • iTunes may have mistakenly identified the hooded figure in The Force Awakens trailer.
  • Joel Edgerton will bet you $50 he knows the identity of the same character.
  • In 2008, George Lucas said there would never be a Sequel Trilogy
  • Learn how to 3D print your own triple lightsaber.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars #1 is going to set some sales records, plus see the best variant cover yet.

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Bill and Ted

Eventually, we’ll see Bill & Ted 3. There are simply too many people who want it and too many of the principals – including Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves – who are more than willing to do the film for it to disappear. Some Hollywood issues still plague the movie’s development, however, so we don’t know when we’ll see Bill & Ted return to the big screen.

They are, however, coming back soon. An editor at Boom! Studios has dropped a not-so-cryptic tease that they’ll be releasing a new Bill and Ted comic book series in the near future. Check it out below.

UPDATE: Boom has released the first images from the comic as well as the writers/artists and plot description.

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fantastic four movie cast killed

Marvel Comics is having a little fun at the expense of the cast and crew of the new Fantastic Four movie. In the new issue of the current Punisher series, #12, there are frames of three Hollywood actors discussing a new movie by a director with the last name “Trang.” They look incredibly similar to Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara. Apparently their friend Michael, who plays a character named Johnny, is running late. And then their building explodes.

Yes, Marvel Comics has killed the cast of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four movie. Check out the panels below. Read More »

new Howard the duck comic header

The success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie didn’t just reinvigorate that Marvel franchise. It’s about to resuscitate an underground Marvel character George Lucas all but killed in the Eighties.

Marvel Comics has announced it about to start publication of a new Howard the Duck comic book. On March 4, Howard the Duck #1 by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones will be released, with the story following the alien duck on adventures as a private detective in the Marvel Universe. Below, see the cover of the issue, some sketches, the full first image and some quotes from the creative team about what to expect from the new Howard the Duck comic. Read More »