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When you're a famous internet cat like Lil BUB, and you're in town for a short time, what's first on your agenda? Coming by the MTV Geek offices to dish about outer space, tattoos - and do a geektastic photo shoot, natch! Plus: what's it like to have your own book, movie, and TV show? AND what does she think about Miley Cyrus' twerktastic VMA performance hashtag controversial??? All this plus an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot: Read More...

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In late 2012, renowned artist Jamal Igle conducted a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund production of Molly Danger, an original creator-owned all-ages superhero graphic novel.  Now, one year later, Igle has partnered with publisher Action Lab Entertainment (publisher of such acclaimed kid-friendly titles as Princeless and Skyward), and is preparing for the wide release of Molly Danger Vol. 1 – so we jumped at the chance to speak with him about this book, his inspirations, and his plans for the future. Read More...

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Valiant Comics will meld the best of old and new next January, when 'Bloodshot And The H.A.R.D. Corps' authors Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart are joined for a very special two-issue story by one of the artists most identified with Valiant's 1990s heyday, the legendary Bart Sears.  We spoke to co-writer Gage about this upcoming storyline, his creative process, working with Sears, and some other related topics...  And we've teamed with our friends at Valiant to give MTV Geek readers an exclusive first look at Lewis Larosa's alternate cover to 'Bloodshot And The H.A.R.D. Corps' #18, the complete solicitation info for that same issue, and some previously unseen interior art for next month's #15.  (And for the sake of reference and reminiscing, we've also thrown in one of Sears' classic 90s pages from X-O Manowar.) Read More...

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"I think one of the most fun things you can say about [Hannibal] as a series killer, if you can say 'fun,' is that he has such a specific aesthetic," Bryan Fuller tells me when I ask about what makes Hannibal Lecter different from the "Dexters" of the TV landscape. Fuller adds that Lecter--played in NBC's "Hannibal" by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen--is a dandy with a sense of joie de vivre.

The character, first made famous in Thomas Harris' novels before coming to the small screen under actor Brian Cox in "Manhunter" and later "Silence of the Lambs" with Anthony Hopkins, is hard to pin down: a killer of the "free range rude" as he notably says, one who has grabbed our attention for nearly 30 years now in one form or another. Showrunner and writer Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies," "Wonderfalls," "Dead Like Me") has taken a shot at reinventing the character for TV with "Hannibal."

I spoke with Fuller recently about bringing America's favorite serial killer to NBC in the recently-concluded first season of "Hannibal," which is being released to home video this week. We chatted about the appeal of the character, Mikkelsen's approach to the role, the allure or evil, and just what creator Thomas Harris thinks of the latest incarnation of his most popular character.

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In October, Oni Press will release the first issue of Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque's greatly anticipated 'Letter 44', a high-tension tale of political intrigue and outer-space adventure.  We here at MTV Geek have already featured the series as one of our 10 Most Anticipated New Comics Of Fall, and now we're excited to present our conversation with Soule and Alburquerque about their inspirations and creative process (and at the same time, give a special sneak-peek at some of Alburquerque's design sketches). Read More...

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"How did we keep track of what was going on? That was really hard," director Dennis Iladis says of his recently-release sci-fi thriller "+1." In it, teens at a wild house party discover that not only is time looping around them, but it's creating doubles. The film looks at three friends--David (Rhys Wakefield), Teddy (Logan Miller), and Allison (Colleen Dengel) as each finds their nights spiraling out of control as their doubles begin reliving the greatest and worst night of their lives.

We spoke with Illadis, who directed the 2009 remake of "Last House on the Left" as well as the harrowing drama "Hardcore" about teens in peril (in time) and what he would do if he met his own double.

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If you could relive a moment all over again--say, reversing something you wish you hadn't or maybe enjoying the best moment of your life--would you? Now say you could have that moment back, but there was the problem of a pesky second you about to relive the same moment as you. What would you do?

"I'd probably have him do all of the chores I wouldn't want to do," Actor Rhys Wakefield tells me.

Wakefield's character David in this week's new release "+1" has somewhat more ambitious aims with his own double, attempting to salvage a damaged relationship with his girlfriend Jill (Ashley Hinshaw) as a bizarre time loop has David, his friends, and an ever-increasing number of duplicates at a massive house party experiencing the same moments over and over in the same night.

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With the first season of the CW's "Arrow" out on DVD and Blu-ray this week, we thought we'd speak to one of the (few) people who knows the identity of the vigilante of Starling City: David Ramsey ("Dexter," "Con Air"), the actor who plays "Diggle." Sometimes confidant, and occasional team-up partner with the vigilante, Diggle offers a contrast to the man who will one day become Green Arrow--and he may be the one to help push him on the path to becoming a hero.

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Yesterday, THR revealed that Mark Sable's terrorism thriller "Unthinkable" is being adapted for TV by "24" showrunner Howard Gordon. We reached out to Sable about his thoughts on the BOOM! miniseries coming to TV and why now is the right time for the unthinkable.

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As is often the case with creators who earn wide acclaim for their creator-owned work, Matt Kindt is suddenly everywhere. In addition to being the writer of "Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" and Valiant Comics' upcoming "Unity" series, the "Mind MGMT" creator is also taking over DC Comics' "Justice League of America" for a an arc to coincide with "Forever Evil," starting with issue #8.

We spoke to him over the phone about transitioning to mainstream superhero comics and what it's like writing about a world where the heroes, at least by all appearances, are mostly dead.

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It's almost surreal to have "Hi Charles, it's me, Stan" coming out of your phone and the voice on the other end is one of the pillars of geeekdom. But recently, I got to chat with comics legend--and writer and sometime actor--Stan Lee about his work on a new contest that will see two filmmakers earn the opportunity to work on "Marvel's The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron."

Doritos is holding their annual "Crash the Superbowl" contest, inviting would-be filmmakers to create their own Doritos ad. Lee will be part of a judge's panel that looks at the five finalist, with the remaining two homemade commercials getting to air during the Superbowl, and the pair of directors earning a job on set during the filming of 2014's "Avengers" sequel.

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After starring in the film adaptation of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," actress Bella Thorne ("Shake it Up") has some advice for when things just aren't going your way.

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Sure, he can sing and dance on "Glee," but in this video actor Harry Shum Jr. thinks he could also kick a little butt as Batman's sidekick-turned-solo hero.

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Brain Boy is a fairly obscure character who originally starred in a short-lived 1960s Dell comic, then lay dormant until Dark Horse revived him earlier this year as part of their superhero line (which also includes Ghost, X, and Catalyst Comics). This week, after a three-issue tryout in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, he will end a 49 year and 11 month drought between headlining engagements when Brain Boy #1 hits comic shop shelves.

We here at MTV Geek are really excited about this series, so we've teamed with our friends at Dark Horse to bring you an exclusive interview with writer Fred Van Lente (and an eight-page preview of the forthcoming #0 issue)! Read More...

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Next month, Geof Darrow's cult-favorite creation returns to comic shops after an absence of six and a half years.  Yes, thanks to Dark Horse Comics, Shaolin Cowboy #1 hits shelves on Wednesday, October 9th, and promises to leave a trail of hyper-adrenalized action, wanton destruction, and shell-shocked readers in its wake.  As part of our Fall Comic Previews series, we spoke to Darrow about his work on Shaolin Cowboy, and what went on during the long gap between issues... And our friends at Dark Horse have sent along an EXCLUSIVE first look at some interior pages! Read More...

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