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Indy Spotlight – Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #3

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Axe Cop is in big trouble! The authorities are on his case, he’s on a crazy time-travel mission to try to save the dinosaurs from a horrible war with aliens, and while he’s been away, a team of evil brothers has been assembling a massive team of bad guys bent on taking over the earth! But with the help of his awesome crime-fighting team, including Dinosaur Soldier, Sockarang, and the mighty doggie hero Ralph Wrinkles, Axe Cop might still be able to save the planet. But there’s one more battle for our brave axe man in blue, and he must time-travel to the age of swords to make it all happen!

Indy Spotlight – Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1

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The amazing and hilarious comic is making its debut as an all-new Dark Horse miniseries this spring! Comics fans and fancy news blogs aren’t the only ones to take notice of Axe Cop; now the so-called “real” police know about him, too. And if there’s one thing police don’t like, it’s a guy with an axe who’s better than they are at catching and dispatching bad guys! Now Axe Cop and his partner Dinosaur Soldier are being treated like bad guys, not only by the police, but by the president and the army, too! But when a pair of nasty villains barge in from outer space and turn the army into actual bad guys, who gets the call to set things right? Axe Cop!

Indy Spotlight – Transformers: Infestation #1

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Buildings are falling, and the dead are rising! When Big-Bad GALVATRON crash lands on Earth, something ain’t right. It’s up to our ‘Bots-in-blue to run to the rescue or… well… EVERYONE to fight off not just Galvatron, but the zombie horde spreading through Las Vegas!

Bad Buzz Circles ‘The Green Lantern’

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Back in November fan reaction to the first trailer for The Green Lantern was far from positive, but then the initial trailer for the first Iron Man film didn’t thrill anyone either and that film turned out to be a huge hit. But the recent comments of two anonymous Hollywood insiders, one a manager and the other an agent, who characterized the DC-based Warner Bros. tentpole as a “troubled production” and a “terrible movie,” spread across the Internet like wildfire. 
Is this fair, well no, but Warner Bros. may have some damage control to do here. It should be interesting to see what strategy the studio adopts in the run-up to the release of The Green Lantern on June 17th. Will the studio screen part or all of the film at any of the spring cons? DC and Warner Bros. have a lot riding on the fate of The Green Lantern film. If this movie fails, what second tier DC heroes will get their chance on the big screen? Will DC and Warners be forever limited to the big two (Batman and Superman)?

Although there have been some re-shoots for The Green Lantern, it doesn’t appear that anything like the panic moves that Warner Bros. attempted with Jonah Hex, which involved bringing in a new director to shoot the additional scenes, has happened with The Green Lantern. It’s way too early to give up on The Green Lantern, but it’s likely that the consumption of Xanax in Burbank is on the rise.

There were plenty of doubters spreading bad buzz about the prospects of the recently-opened Green Hornet movie, which as a “superhero comedy” (not exactly the subgenre with the best track record) starring Seth Rogen (not your typical action hero) supposedly had several strikes against it. In spite of several release date changes, the Green Hornet movie scored a solid opening last week, and even received an “A-“ CinemaScore from the key “under 25” demographic, so “buzz” is not always a reliable indicator of a film’s performance.

The comments about The Green Lantern movie come from a piece in New York Magazine’s Vulture blog about Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, one of the stars of The Green Lantern. Lively’s career is definitely on the rise after she demonstrated considerable range with a gritty performance in Ben Affleck’s The Town. The anonymous agent and manager quoted in the piece are discussing her prospects and come to the conclusion, that even if The Green Lantern tanks, Blake Lively will land on her feet: “both are also quick to say that should the forthcoming Green Lantern flop (and it’s been a troubled production), it won’t hurt Lively much. Says the manager, "Whatever the mistakes were with Green Lantern, she needs to not react to them and do an indie movie just because a big superhero movie didn’t work. It’s always about the role and the director. The hotter the person, the easier it is, and she’s very hot right now." The agent adds, "Even though Green Lantern is supposed to be terrible, it doesn’t mean it’s not going to do extremely well and enhance her foreign value. Clash of the Titans was horrendous, but it didn’t slow down Sam Worthington any.”

Note that even while panning The Green Lantern, the agent allows for the possibility that the film might “do extremely well.” It’s way too early to write off The Green Lantern, though industry analysts will be watching closely to see how Warner Bros. handles the release of the film, especially the kind and amount of pre-release screenings the studio allows for both hardcore comic book fans and movie critics.

8.1 Million Watch ‘The Walking Dead’

A total of 8.1 million people have already seen the premiere 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead, 5.3 million on its initial airing on Sunday night and another 2.8 million on subsequent airings, according to Variety. The ratings set a new record for any original AMC series, beating the network’s hits Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

“People who are familiar with the comic books know what’s coming, but suffice it to say, this is only the beginning of a long, intense, and powerful ride,” AMC SVP of original programming, production, and digital content was quoted as saying by Hollywood Reporter. “Long live The Walking Dead.”