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Fans were blown away by their work in DARTH VADER, and we fell in love with a rogue archaeologist in DOCTOR APHRA. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that writer Kieron Gillen will continue to bring his exciting storytelling to a galaxy far, far away along with artist Salvador Larocca, when Gillen takes over as the writer for Marvel’s ongoing STAR WARS title this fall.  

Today SEGA® revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog™ and his friends have joined forces with IDW Publishing, the leading publisher of licensed comic books, to begin a thrilling new chapter in the Blue Blur’s adventures in 2018.  

It’s been a while since the world has heard from Cannibal Corpse. The legendary death metal act has been hard at work on a new studio album, their fourteenth full LP, and have announced a forthcoming release date sometime this fall. What’s more excited? The tour coming with it.  

Following last year’s launch of the critically-acclaimed Gears of War 4, the fan-favorite Gears of War franchise is marking its return to graphic novels in 2018.  Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival. “We are thrilled to be working with IDW Publishing to expand the Gears of War universe through comics,” says Rod Fergusson, Studio Head at The Coalition, developers of the Gears of War franchise. “The rich world and characters that millions of gamers have come to cherish is in very capable hands.” Partnering with The Coalition, IDW... 

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Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS are kicking off their European summer tour today at Les Nuits de la Guitare festival in France. The band are playing a number of festivals across the continent, including Lollapalooza Paris and the UK’s Ramblin’ Man Fair and Steelhouse Festival.  RIVAL SONS recently wrapped up a monumental tour supporting heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH for the band’s last ever shows.  

The new trailer for Justice League the Movie has just been released just in time for SDCC 2017. Will we finally see Superman? Will we see the villain Steppenwolf? Check it out below…  

Netflix debuted a new Defenders trailer right in time for SDCC Week!!! Check out Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Danny Rand (aka: Iron Fist) and Daredevil as they take on the evil Sigourney Weave.  

Swedish thrash metallers THE HAUNTED will soon unleash their upcoming ninth studio album entitled, “Strength In Numbers”, on August 25, 2017 worldwide via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. In celebration, the band is excited to reveal the music video for the second single, “Spark”. Watch the blazing video, produced by Oscar Dziedzela (OD Visual)  

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Over the years, a whole new appreciation has developed for the “Blaze Bayley era” of Iron Maiden – which resulted in such classic albums as 1995’s ‘X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ (and the singles “Man on the Edge,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Angel and the Gambler,” “Futureal,” and an all-new track on 1996’s Best of the Beast comp, “Virus”).  

This November, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters reunite for an inter-dimensional comic book adventure (and probably a large pizza!) in the upcoming weekly crossover event series from IDW Publishing.  

Besides being a video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog has enjoyed a life in comics as well. With numerous series and stories told with Archie Comics, however, the partnership between Sega and Archie seems to be coming to an end.  

 Integrity are a bit of an interesting band. While rooted in hardcore and early metalcore, the band has ceased to be pigeonholed to their roots and expanded into darker, sometimes experimental territories. At twelve albums into their career, the band still manages to surprise listeners, even when they claim to be familiar with their sound. So should you expect some curveballs on Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume? Yeah, that’s a safe bet.  

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