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“There’s nothing more daunting than re-designing an icon, but what was refreshing and novel in Joe Straczynski’s directive to be bold in our choices was that we were starting with no preconceptions. This was no mere tweaking, no change of half-measures like haircuts or alterations of color schemes. We decided to go for broke, take no prisoners and let me tell you—it was difficult.  

“We have to remember here that when Wonder Woman was introduced in 1941, nearly 70 years ago, her outfit was designed with a 1940s sensibility. Though the skirt and heels have come and gone, it’s almost identical to what we have today. While other characters, from Batman to Superman and others throughout the DC Universe, have undergone substantial changes over the years, Wonder Woman has remained pretty much the same in appearance. (With the exception of a mod look used briefly in the 1960s…about which the less said, the better.) What woman only wears one outfit for 70 years? What woman doesn’t accessorize? And more to the point, as many women have lamented over the years…how does she fight in that thing?  

Starting today, Wonder Woman will appear like you’ve never seen her before. As you may have seen in THE NEW YORK TIMES, bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee has redesigned her costume for the modern era, just in time for BABYLON 5 creator and critically acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and artists Don Kramer and Michael Babinski to launch the Amazon Princess into an exciting and epic new era of adventure.  

The headline says it all, folks. We’ve got a first look at covers for BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #4 by Cameron Stewart, TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT #1 by Chris Sprouse, BRIGHTEST DAY #6 by David Finch and ZATANNA #3 by Brian Bolland.  

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  They’ve just had the most successful year of their career – covers of Revolver, Alternative Press, Outburn, AMP, and HM, played the Main Stage at Warped Tour, plus the Sounds of the Underground tour saw their third album, With Roots Above and Branches Below, debut at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts and was nominated for a Golden God Award.   

Jason Isaacs, renowned for his villainous turn as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, assumes another dark iconic role as the voice of Ra’s al Ghul in Batman: Under the Red Hood  

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Atlas #3, from the red-hot creative team of Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman and Ramon Rosanas! They’ve entered the Heroic Age with the 3D Man at their side, but now Atlas must hope their combined might is enough to defeat a deadly threat from their past…or the Hidden City will fall. When the agent they need the most is sidelined, will Atlas make it out alive?  

Marvel is pleased to announce that Amazing Spider-Man #634 and Amazing Spider-Man #635, the first two chapters of the eagerly anticipated Grim Hunt, have sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level) and will return with Amazing Spider-Man #634 Second Printing Variant and Amazing Spider-Man #635 Second Printing Variant!  

Andre Braugher, Summer Glau, Ed Asner join popular voices Kevin Conroy & Tim Daly; New DC Showcase GREEN ARROW on Special Edition Blu-ray & 2-Disc Special Edition DVD  

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Ibex Moon Record’s Estuary and Cardiac Arrest have been added to select dates on the upcoming Enthroned / Destroyer 666 / Pathology tour.  

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Turkish old school deathsters and Dark Descent recording artists BURIAL INVOCATION have been invited to play Denmark’s Kill-Town Death Fest, one of the few non-Scandinavian acts participating. The three-day festival is scheduled for September 16-18, 2010 in Hovedstaden, Denmark. The lineup will also include Dark Descent bands STENCH OF DECAY and MIASMAL, both of whom will be releasing albums on the label in 2011.  

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GRAVEHILL’s Rites of Pentagram is how real death metal is done; no fruity keyboards, no emo or fake guttural vocals, no triggered drumming, no lame sub-par At The Gates wannabe riffs, no association with the word ‘core’ or a band name that is a sentence long and no cramming 5,000 riffs with political themed lyrics.  

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