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By Grabthar’s Hammer, Galaxy Quest To Continue As A Comic Book Series!

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GQFeatIn a perfect world, Galaxy Quest would have been a massive box-office hit and spawned a run of sequels that continue to this day. Alas, ours is not a perfect world, so instead the brilliant sci-fi comedy earned a mere $90 million worldwide and settled in for the long haul as a legitimate cult classic. While we probably won’t get to see the further adventures of the NSEA Protector up on the big screen, there is some freshly announced good news: IDW Publishing has announced an upcoming Galaxy Quest comic book series!

IDW broke the news at Comic-Con, announcing that writer Erik Burnham and artist Nacno Arranz would be teaming up to bring us new stories of the typecast, washed-up TV actors turned reluctant galactic heroes (played in the film by Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, and Sigourney Weaver, among others). Comic Book Resources scored an interview with Burnham, who revealed that all the major characters from the movie will be along for the ride, and that the story of the comic will be set in motion by the events at the end of the film. If you recall, Jason Nesmith used the powerful Omega 13 device to rewind time 13 seconds and thus save his crew, but messing around with time has consequences. Burnham told CBR:

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Sci-Fi Stash: The Last Of Us Remastered And Two New SF Comics Worth Your Cash

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the-last-of-usThe Last of Us: Remastered
Naughty Dog’s survival/horror game The Last of Us earned near-universal praise when it dropped for the PlayStation 3 last summer, taking home over 200 “game of the year” awards. If you never got around to playing it, now is the perfect time, as it’s been remastered for the PlayStation 4, ensuring the taut, emotional storyline will look better than ever thanks to a next-gen facelift. Yes, we’ve seen way too many post-apocalyptic stories in the past few years, but The Last of Us is among the best, envisioning a strangely beautiful world where civilization has crumbled after a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus has infected much of the population, effectively turning them into cannibalistic monsters (fungus zombies).

Players take the role of Joel (Troy Baker), a survivor living a hardscrabble life 20 years after the outbreak began. He’s tasked with escorting and protecting Ellie (Ashley Johnson), whose biology may just hold the secret to a cure. As far as I’m concerned, The Last of Us is a must-play game even if you’re not much of a gamer, but it’s also headed for the big screen. Sam Raimi is producing a feature-film adaptation of the game, and this past week at Comic-Con he announced that Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams is in talks to star as Ellie. You can grab a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered right here.

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Marvel’s Star Wars Age Begins With Three Newly Announced Comics Series

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Star_Wars_1_Cassaday_covcroppedIn the aftermath of Disney’s buyout of Lucasfilm back in 2012, the House That Walt Built began an ongoing process of consolidating its newly acquired Star Wars franchise on every front. LucasArts was shuttered and Star Wars game development shuffled to other entities. Clone Wars was wrapped up and much of its crew shifted over to Rebels. Indeed, the entire long-running and convoluted Star Wars Expanded Universe canon was swept aside to make way for a new interconnected fictional reality anchored by the upcoming Star Wars films. And now this streamlined Star Wars canon will be spreading to the comics page, thanks to three new Marvel titles announced this week at Comic-Con.

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Comic Review: Doctor Who: The Tenth And Eleventh Doctors

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Doctor WhoSeason eight of BBC’s venerable sci-fi adventure Doctor Who is on on the way, and though the August 23 premiere date still feels like a rather long way off, we’ve got something that just might tide you over until then. Titan Comics unveiled not one, but two new continuing Doctor Who comics. While new episodes of the television series will properly introduce fans to Peter Capaldi’s twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord, these comics follow the adventures of fan favorite tenth and eleventh Doctors. Though both issues are quick hitters—you’ll be in and out in few minutes each—they’re a fun way to fill your time before the show returns.

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Doctor Who Season 8 May Revive Classic Villain (Plus, Twelve Gets His Own Comic)

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WhoDoctor Who fans still have a couple of months until the show returns for a new season, but there’s a lot to look forward to. There’s a new Doctor, for one, a guy who is said to be very different from the two younger blokes who preceded him. (Okay, so he’s still a white British dude, but whatever.) Showrunner Steven Moffat has talked about how casting Peter Capaldi was a conscious effort to get away from the “handsome yet quirky young man with entertaining hair.” But while Capaldi’s take on the time lord could be a great shake-up for the venerable series, this new Doctor may be facing one of his oldest enemies before his first season is through.

Spoilers for Doctor Who season 8 below!

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Comic(s) Relief: Guardians’ Star-Lord And Rocket Raccoon Getting Solo Adventures

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SLFeatMarvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still one of our most anticipated flicks of the summer, but if the wait until its August 1 release date seems unbearable, two of the Guardians are getting new ongoing comic series beginning next month. First up, writer Sam Humphries (The Ultimates, X-Force) and artist Paco Media (Deadpool) will be getting Peter “Star-Lord” Quill into cosmic trouble on a monthly basis in The Legendary Star-Lord, which launches July 2. They’re calling it a “Space Western,” so I’m guessing this might be right up your alley if you’re a fan of Firefly or Farscape.

Here’s how Humphries describes the series:

‘This book is going to be Peter’s adventures untethered from the Guardians, where he gets to play a little more fast and loose in the cosmic playground,’ Humphries said. ‘He likes to fight. He likes to flirt. He flies by the seat of his pants. This book is almost more like a Space Western. It’s about heists and cons, bounty hunters, revenge and all that good stuff … These are the high flying adventures of a space cowboy.’

You can check out three pages of interior art in the gallery below, as well as a ton of variant covers by folks such as Skottie Young, Sara Pichelli, Dave Marquez and Ryan Stegman. Then hit the link to the next page to read about Rocket Raccoon’s series!

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