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The surreality of the situation smacked author Timothy Price with the intensity of one of Godzilla’s roars. There he was, maybe one of the biggest kaiju geeks on the planet, signing autographs at last weekend's G-Fest, the annual Godzilla fan convention in Chicago, Ill. that draws nearly 2,000 fans.

Price had walked the con hall for years as a fan, but this time he returned as a guest promoting his debut novel “Big in Japan.”

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The super team of world builder Max Brooks ("World War Z"), artist Shane Davis ("Superman: Earth One"), and master comics writer Mark Waid ("Kingdom Come," "Superman: Birthright") are back at San Diego Comic-Con, revealing some of the final details of their supernatural action comic, "Shadow Walk," out this November from Legendary Entertainment (the comics arm of "Pacific Rim" studio Legendary Pictures). The story asks what if the Valley of the Shadow of Death was a physical place, one where something dangerous might be emerging. Into this plot, Waid, Brooks, and Davis toss in troubled hero John Raines, a soldier falsely accused of killing his own squad and now tasked with confronting very real demons.

With Legendary debuting the cover of the book today exclusively through MTV Geek, we thought we'd chat with the prolific Mr. Waid about world building with Max Brooks, his "Man of Steel" reaction, and the moral obligation of the writer when creating a hero.

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In IDW's "Doctor Who Special" writer Paul Cornell pulls The Doctor through a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey wormhole and brings him into the real-world where he encounters not only a real-life Whovian, but actor Matt Smith himself!

Check out an exclusive interview with Cornell below.

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Over the last few days, Papercutz has been dropping teaser images around the web, and now MTV Geek has the exclusive reveal. '90s kids, listen up, because no one else knows this yet: Papercutz is launching a “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” graphic novel series starring the original Power Rangers team!

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It was inevitable, if you think about it: someone, at some point, must have gotten it into their heads that the grand space opera of "Robotech" and the monster-smashing action of "Voltron" would somehow fit together. Ignore the tangle of licenses, rights, deals, and territorial arrangements: what would happen when you took a mystical giant robot made of lions and pitted him against the Valkyrie pilots of the SDF-1?

That's for writer Tommy Yune to figure out when he provides the story for Dynamite's "Robotech/Voltron" crossover in November and announced yesterday by the comics publisher in the lead-up to Comic-Con 2013. Yune, the Creative Director at "Robotech" studio Harmony Gold, is holding details about precisely how these two universes will collide close, but he's got some thoughts on why this matchup works beyond giant robots smashing each other.

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Zombies have devoured all areas of pop culture in the last few years that toothless retreads make the genre feel like it’s decaying pretty fast. But a clever concept -- such as with Peter Stenson’s new shockingly personal crystal meth-meets-zombies book “Fiend” -- has the power to refresh the old corpse and get it back to its best shambling form.

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By Amber Lena

If you haven’t heard of Marcus Sakey yet, you surely will sometime in the very near future. He is the author of multiple novels including (among other titles), "The Blade Itself," "Good People," and "At the City’s Edge." His latest work, "Brilliance," is an alternate-reality look at the present day as it would be if humans with astonishing abilities of the mind started being born in the 1980’s.

I had the opportunity to chat with Marcus and learn more about "Brilliance" as well as pressing information involving ice cream and James Franco.

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Each week, MTV Geek will sit down with the writers of TNT's alien invasion drama "Falling Skies" and in a spoiler-heavy interview about the developments in the latest episode. Who lives, who dies, and what strange new factions will develop in the third season as the 2nd Mass escalates their conflict with the alien invaders.

This week, the Mason men go all "Searchers" for the abducted Anne (Moon Bloodgood), but after all of the betrayals, mind-control, and distrust, will they return to Charleston? Will they even get that chance once they come into contact with an isolated mountain family? Meanwhile, back at the 2nd Mass, the new administration is having a hard time taking root as Pope and other disruptive elements push back on new executive orders. Oh, and we finally learn the secret of the Volm weapon.

Writers Jordan Rosenberg and Heather Regnier return this week for another round of questions about the latest installment of "Falling Skies," "The Pickett Line."

****Spoilers below****

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In November, Kieron Gillen sends Tony Stark in a whole new direction, as he follows up the groundbreaking Iron Man arc "Secret Origin" with an even more ambitious Iron Man storyline, entitled "Iron Metropolitan."  We spoke to Gillen and his collaborator, acclaimed artist Joe Bennett, to find out about their inspirations for this story, and get some hints about what we can look forward to in these issues.

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In May of this year, Random House released a tenth anniversary deluxe edition of the young-adult fantasy novel "The Book Of Ember," (Read an exclusive excerpt!) a title that has garnered great acclaim from readers, reviewers and educators, and spawned a loyal fan following (and three sequel novels). We got the chance to speak with author Jeanne DuPrau about what surprises lie in wait in this new edition, and what she's working on next.

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It's been some year in the Spider-Man books. With Peter Parker apparently dead and Doctor Octopus living out the Spider-Life in Peter's body, creators including writer Christos Gage have had the opportunity to explore lots of scenarios and situations they never would have had the opportunity to dig into with Pete wearing the webs.

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Allie Goertz a.k.a. Cossbysweater writes some of the saddest, sweetest songs about geeky pop culture I've ever heard. While other "geeky" musical acts shoehorn obvious sci-fi references into their songs -- or simply write parodies "Weird Al"-style -- Goertz keeps each of her tunes sincere, getting to the lonely, melancholic hearts of her subjects.

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Earlier this week, Marvel announced plans to relaunch their 'Marvel Knights' imprint, as a forum for indie creators to leave their mark on some of the company's most famous superheroes.  We got the chance to talk with Brahm Revel, the man behind November's 'Marvel Knights: X-Men' title about the origins of this project and his plans for the series.

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By Matt D. Wilson

In the second issue of "Indestructible Hulk," Bruce Banner and Tony Stark met up and went off into the arctic to test one of Banner's inventions. Things went South from there.

Now, the two heroes and intellectual rivals are coming together again at the behest of an old professor of theirs in the "Indestructible Hulk" annual, coming this December. Writer Jeff Parker and artist Mahmud Asrar took some time to explain how the rivalry between the two science giants will continue.

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By Matt D. Wilson

The Marvel Knights imprint is returning this fall, and in December, writer Joe Keatinge and artist Piotr Kowalski will be taking the Hulk somewhere you maybe wouldn't expect to see old Bruce Banner: France. The four-issue "Marvel Knights: Hulk" series promises to turn readers' expectations on their heads in a lot of ways.

I caught up with Keatinge to talk about what's in store, and how this series will have an especially European sensibility.

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