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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' battle Baxter, turn NY Comic-Con hallway into a sewer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The show’s already been renewed for a second season, but Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles update still has a lot of unfinished business to deal with in season 1.

The series’ first two episodes reintroduced the half-shelled heroes, not to mention Splinter and April. But as this exclusive sneak peek of a future episode shows, some classic baddies are on the way soon.

The clip below features the Turtles taking on mad scientist (are there any other kinds of scientists in TMNT-land?) Dr. Baxter Stockman, who’ll be voiced by MADtv‘s Phil LaMarr. Armor clad and laser equipped, Baxter seems to be unstoppable. Watch the exclusive video below to see how things pan out:

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'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 — the spin-off comic book series, overseen by Joss Whedon, that continues the story of his distaff dispatcher of neck-biters — the world is devoid of magic. It’s made life less outrageous for Buffy and her friends — no giant Dawn rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, for example — but for one of the Scoobies, it’s also made life simply less, period.

For Willow, reverting from a righteously powerful witch to just another mortal person has proven so painful, her one goal in life has been to bring magic back to the world. But how? Willow recently finished an arc on the sister comic series Angel & Faith in which the trio ventured into a hell dimension in the pursuit of their own impossible goals. And in this first look at the five-issue Willow miniseries (subtitled “Wonderland” and launching Nov. 21), we get a sense of what’s at stake for Willow’s quest other than the return of her magical mojo.  READ FULL STORY

'The Venture Bros.' Halloween special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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How’s this for a milestone: This February, The Venture Bros. will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. One of the defining shows on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line-up, the show is coincidentally returning for its fifth season in early 2013. Before that, though, fans of the show can enjoy a special episode airing just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year. A Very Venture Halloween will air on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11:30. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about the future of the series, but EW has obtained an exclusive clip from the Halloween special. Grab some ketchup and bourbon, and pull up a chair! READ FULL STORY

'Robot Chicken': New York Comic-Con exclusive! -- PHOTO

Cartoon Network’s heavily-caffeinated mega-spoof Robot Chicken is currently in the middle of its sixth season of frantically satirizing every element of geek culture. Chicken‘s co-creator and patron saint Seth Green will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about what’s coming up on the show, but Cartoon Network has given EW.com an exclusive — and, absent any context, somewhat horrifying — image from an upcoming episode. Suffice it to say that you may never watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial the same way ever again. Look upon the image if you dare! (And click on the image for a bigger image if you double-dare!) READ FULL STORY

First Look: LEGO 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at New York Comic-Con

What would the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like if they were from Scandinavia? One would think paler, but one would be wrong!

In anticipation of New York Comic Con, Nickelodeon’s rebooted TMNT team has partnered with LEGO for a pair of limited-edition minifigures, including a rare black-instead-of-green turtle. The collector items, rolled out exclusively for Comic Con, will be free for the first 300 costumed fans at the Danish toymaker’s NYC flagship store this Saturday. Perhaps more notable, though, is that the figures serve as a preview of the full TMNT set that Lego is looking to launch in January. (Do they even have sewers in Denmark?*)

You can sneak an exclusive peek at the first two toys — Epic Turtle and Kraang, respectively — here.

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'Iron Man' #1: New York Comic-Con Exclusive! Seven pages from Marvel's 'Iron Man' relaunch!

As Marvel continues to roll out its new companywide initiative, Marvel NOW!, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are taking the reins of the relaunched Iron Man series. Just in time for the New York Comic-Con, EW is excited to share with you the cover and seven exclusive pages from Iron Man #1, which includes an extended look at Iron Man’s posh new yellow-and-black armor and an intriguing tease about the direction of the new series. (Put it this way: Between this new comic book and those intriguing concept sketches for next year’s Iron Man 3, all of America might soon be learning how to spell and pronounce “Extremis.”) Click forward to start the preview!

'Deadpool' #1: Exclusive first look at the new Marvel comic!

The cultishly adored Deadpool — a psycho-satirical anti-superhero who speaks in yellow word balloons and has survived decapitation — is getting his own new solo series as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative. The new series starts in November, and marks a collaboration between comedian Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), writer Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show! and the Eisner-nominated Infinite Horizon), and artist Tony Moore (the original illustrator of The Walking Dead.) On the eve of the New York Comic-Con, EW is proud to present the cover and the first four pages from Deadpool #1, which includes a rampaging dinosaur, a guest-starring Avenger, and lots of NSFW viscera. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

Green Arrow shooting into superhero fighting game 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

It could scarcely be a better time to be Green Arrow. The not-quite-top-tier DC Comics hero is enjoying a major career resurgence thanks to the CW’s highly anticipated new series Arrow – featuring the crime-fighting abs of star Stephen Amell — not to mention the nation’s abiding obsession with all things archery.

And now EW can exclusively reveal that the man who by day is known as billionaire Oliver Queen has joined the ranks of warring superheroes in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Developed by the same team behind the seminal fighter Mortal KombatInjustice pits DC characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Catwoman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Cyborg, and Solomon Grundy against each other in a battle royale in vast battlefields that the characters can employ against their enemies. In this exclusive gameplay trailer, it’s clear that Green Arrow will use his arsenal of arrows and wisecracks to pummel the crap out of his comic book compatriots. It would appear Mr. Arrow especially has a bone to pick with the Flash.  READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' comic creator Robert Kirkman talks about last night's episode, 'Tell It to the Frogs'

the-walking-deadLast night’s episode of The Walking Dead was a fairly gore-free zone, by the standards of AMC’s hit zombie show. True, we did get to see one of the undead chowing down on the insides of a deer before being beheaded — and then arrowed through the brain by a new character, Daryl Dixon, played by Boondock Saints star Norman Reedus. And the episode concluded with the image of a recently severed hand belonging to — or, by that point, not belonging to — Daryl’s brother Merle (Michael Rooker). But compared to the mayhem of last week’s let’s-wear-intestines-like-a-scarf, blood-a-thon Guts, this was a veritable Merchant-Ivory-esque yakfest — albeit one not short of incident as Rick was reunited with Lori (who thus discovered that Shane had been lying about her husband’s demise) and the hotheaded Daryl was informed that his sibling had been left to perish on the top of a building in Atlanta.

Regardless, it almost seemed like, having presumably repelled all the people who don’t like zombie movies with the first two shows, the behind-the-scenes team had decided to get rid of everyone who does enjoy a good undead flick with the third episode. “We’re really trying to burn through this audience as fast as we can,” laughs Robert Kirkman who writes the Walking Dead comic series and is an executive producer on the TV adaptation. “There are entirely too many people watching this show.”

Kirkman can afford to joke about ratings. The pilot episode of The Walking Dead — which was helmed by Shawshank Redemption‘s Frank Darabont — garnered an very impressive audience of 5.3 million viewers. Unsurprisingly, AMC announced a week ago that it was ordering a second season of the show, which will comprise 13 episodes, as opposed to the current run of six.

After the jump, Kirkman talks about last night’s episode, “Tell It to the Frogs,” the Rick-Lori-Shane love triangle, and, why he can’t be blamed for that Miss Piggy-oral sex gag.

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'Walking Dead' star Andrew Lincoln talks about making AMC's new zombie hit: 'It got crazier and crazier'

the-walking-deadLast summer, I spoke at length with British actor Andrew Lincoln for EW’s Fall TV Preview just as he was coming to the end of shooting the first season of The Walking Dead in Atlanta. Of course, at the time, there seemed a good chance that it would also be the show’s only season. Despite the creative input of Shawshank Redemption auteur Frank Darabont and legendary sci fi producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens) AMC’s adaptation of the long-running, Robert Kirkman-penned zombie comic book series, seemed like an unlikely project even from the cable network responsible for such idiosyncratic successes as Breaking Bad and Mad Men. It would have been a brave man for sure, who bet the farm on The Walking Dead becoming the season’s breakout hit.

A brave man and, as we now know, a richer one. The Walking Dead debuted on Halloween and garnered a record-breaking audience of 5.3m viewers, making it the most watched premiere in AMC history.  Unsurprisingly, the network announced this week that it had commissioned a second season.

Given all this, I thought Walking Dead fans new and old might be interested in persuing an extended version of my chat with Mr Lincoln, particularly as he discussed at some length the filming of the most recent episode, Guts. You can read it after the jump.

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