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Green Hornet hits theaters; DC Comics releases online game; The Walking Dead tops sales charts

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm •  Published: January 17, 2011

GREEN HORNET COMES TO THEATERS

Seth Rogen tells George Lang he was allowed to reshape Britt Reid, aka the Green Hornet, in his own image.

“We kind of wanted to subvert notions that are in a lot of these comic book-type movies and that you would find in a lot of early origin stories of comic book characters,” Rogen said during a news conference on a soundstage at the Sony Pictures studio lot in Culver City, Calif.

“In order to play with those ideas, you have to be very aware of what they are in the first place and that they exist and to acknowledge them to some degree. We kind of wanted to dance on the line of being a comic book movie and commenting on a comic book movie.”

Seth Rogen, left, and Jay Chou in "The Green Hornet."
Seth Rogen, left, and Jay Chou in "The Green Hornet."

The film made $34 million in its opening weekend, according to the Associated Press.

BEST-SELLING COMICS ANNOUNCED

The hit television show “The Walking Dead” helped spur sales of the graphic novels on which it was based. According to a news release from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., “The Walking Dead” Vol. 1 trade paperback was the No. 1-selling graphic novel for 2010.

Diamond Comic Distributors is the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture merchandise.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE RELEASED

Sony Online Entertainment LLC recently released the eagerly-awaited online action game DC Universe Online (DCUO) for the PC and the PlayStation 3.

“We’re redefining the genre and blazing a new trail in the gaming industry with the introduction of DC Universe Online,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “This is the first true action MMO utilizing twitch-based combat and physics to deliver a completely unique and immersive gameplay experience that is reflective of the creativity, action and strength of the DC Universe.”

REVIEW FILE: Matt and Kyle review Amazing Spider-Man 651, Wonder Girl 1 and John Byrne’s Next Men 2.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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