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Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Seminal Series “Scalped” Headed to WGN America

by David Harper

For those that haven’t read it, Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Vertigo series “Scalped” is one of the greatest comics of the past decade, and one of my favorite comics ever. It’s an incredible look at the corruption and crime on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and follows an FBI agent as he tries to take down the Rez’s crime boss, while trying (very unsuccessfully) to not get sucked back into the life he once had as a youth on Prairie Rose. It’s a crime story, but it’s very much a character study first, and one of the more heartbreaking comics I’ve ever read.

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Vertigo to Release “Bodies” by Spencer, Ormston, Hetrick, Winslade and Lotay

by Matthew Meylikhov

It appears that there was an Emerald City Comic Con announcement we missed! It happens, as I’m sure many comic fans (and pros) can attest to how engrossing that con can be. However, it’s still something that is very exciting: Vertigo has a new 8-issue mini coming in July, and it’s called “Bodies.”

Written by Si Spencer, who did an absolutely wonderful “Hellblazer” mini with Sean Murphy a few years ago, “Bodies” follows four different characters characters in a murder mystery as their lives revolve around a centuries-spanning case in London. The first part is set in the 1890s following Edmond Hillinghead; he is followed by Karl Whiteman in the 1940s, who is in turn followed by Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan in the year 2014. All of this is capped off by Maplewood in 2050, and each of these characters bring different quirks and traits to their remarkably different time periods.

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Rose McIver Set to Star in “iZombie”

by Matthew Meylikhov

As revealed on the Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Rob Thomas’ adaptation of “iZombie” by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred has a star: Rose McIver.

If Rose McIver’s name is unfamiliar to you, don’t fret — her star has only recently been on the rise. She’s recently appeared on Once Upon a Time as Tinker Bell, with a role on Showtime’sMasters of Sex as well and a small role in the Lovely Bones. Now, in addition to a role in a Lifetime movie that is not related to comics, she will be taking on the role of Liv (formerly Gwen), now a medical student and zombie girl who eats brains, gets the memories of her victims and goes out to solve the case of their murder.

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Review: The Royals: Masters of War #1

by Zach Wilkerson

You won’t find any gold teeth or Grey Goose in “The Royals: Masters of War” #1, but you will find fantastic art and an engaging tale of great power begetting great responsibility

Also, I’m sad that I used up all my British pop culture references in the “Revolutionary War Alpha” review.

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Casting Couch: The Sandman Film

by Jessica Graham

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Casting Couch! With the announcement that DC is actually going to try and make a “Sandman” film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached to star, produce and possibly direct, I figured this would be an easy one to tackle. Really, the precedent had been set, right? Levitt is Dream, and that makes it all the more easy to form the rest of the cast.

Read on as I pick my contenders for a “Sandman” film, mostly based on the first volume ‘Preludes and Nocturnes’ for obvious reasons.

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Multiversity’s Got You Covered: The Best Covers of January 2014

by David Harper

It’s been a long time coming folks, but Got You Covered is now back officially, this time as a monthly column. At the end of each month, we’ll be sharing the absolute best (in one writer’s mind) in comic covers for the month. Unlike before, they won’t be ranked, they’ll just be listed alphabetically with explanations as to why each is such a great example in the art of comic covers.

Share your thoughts in the comments about what were the best covers in the month, and thanks for reading.

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Vertigo To Release New Quarterly Series “Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK” – An Anthology Based On Color

by David Henderson

You know what doesn’t get talked about enough in comics? Color. Color is one of the most important parts of comics (even in those without color) in creating and conveying the mood and feel and atmosphere of the story. Not only that, but getting the right color artist teamed with the right penciller and inker team can make or break a comic. Which is why it’s so cool to see Vertigo celebrate this unappreciated aspect of comics. Announced exclusively over at Nerdist, Vertigo will be releasing a quarterly anthology book all this year titled “CMYK” (get it? oh, printer jokes) with each issue having its stories tailored around each specific story.

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