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  1. Entertainment

    Luke is a General, Han Solo Is a Lizard in Dark Horse’s New Adaptation of The Star Wars

    Wouldn't it be weird if Han Solo was a six-foot lizard guy, not human at all? Or if Luke wasn't a whiny moisture farmer but a bearded general from the get-go? Well, that's how things were before 1977's Star Wars in the original screenplay written by George Lucas -- and how they'll be again in Dark Horse Comics's upcoming adaptation of The Star Wars.

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  2. Entertainment

    A Disturbance in the Force: Marvel to Acquire Star Wars License From Dark Horse

    It was the question that was on every comic book fan's mind the moment Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion dollars, "What about Dark Horse Comics?" Since 1991, the publisher has been churning out all manner of Star Wars comics, expanding the mythos laid out by the original film trilogy, but now that Disney has both Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm in its pocket, it was inevitable that the license to the galaxy far, far away would end up in the hands of the House of Ideas at some point. Enjoy Dark Horse's handling of Star Wars comics while it lasts, because after 2013, Marvel will be riding the Millennium Falcon all the way to the bank.

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  3. Entertainment

    There Is Going to Be a Emily the Strange Movie, and Chloë Moretz Will Star

    Emily the Strange, the marketing graphic turned fashion statement turned Dark Horse comic book character was optioned for a feature film back in 2008, but the major hurdle in the project was finding an actress to play the titular heroine. One that wouldn't upset the, by definition, difficult to please young fans of Emily. According to Deadline, the creator of Emily the Strange, artist and skateboarder Rob Reger (who made her up to adorn Santa Cruz Skateboards' boards in 1991) has finally met his Emily: Chloë Moretz, the actress behind Hit-Girl, and Hollywood's current go-to tween girl for subversive stories. Says Reger: "She really identifies and understands the character, and has what it takes to bring her to life."

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  4. Entertainment

    FBI Shuts Down Free Online Comics Database HTMLComics

    On Wednesday, online comics "library" HTMLcomics was shut down and had its servers confiscated by the FBI working in tandem with the U.S. Department of Justice and Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Bongo Comics, Archie Comics, Conan Properties Int’l LLC, Mirage Studios Inc., and United Media. Actually the press release simply states that the publishers involved in reporting the copyright infringement "include" the eight companies mentioned above. As Robot 6 says:
    It seems to be the first time that comics publishers have banded together like this to take down a site, rather than just sending out cease-and-desist notices, but it also may be unique. The owner of the site, Gregory Steven Hart, operated out in the open and made no attempt to conceal what he was doing; indeed, he seems to be convinced he was running a legal enterprise.

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  5. Entertainment

    Dark Horse May Not Have Been The Right One to Let In

    Dark Horse, the publishers of such renowned comics as Sin City, Hellboy, and The Mask, may have gotten themselves in some creator-related hot water. According to the Swedish newspaper Metro, John Ajvide Lindqvists, creator of Let the Right One In (Swedish horror novel turned Swedish horror film turned American cult success), takes issue with how Dark Horse plans to adapt and use his work into American comics.

    Dark Horse has said that it has plans to not only make a graphic novel adaptation of Lindqvists' book, but also produce prequels and sequels, expanding upon his story. According to Lindqvists:

    Nobody has asked me about this and I think that the project stinks. I am looking into this matter and hope that they have no right to do this.

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