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[Each Wednesday, Complex columnist Percy Carey a.k.a. MF Grimm dives into the world of comic books with industry interviews, reviews and more.]

If you know anything about me, then you have to know that Arrested Development is my all time favorite television show; and when Fox chose to cancel the show, I found that to be the stupidest move ever by a network (Please give me the name of the jackass who made that executive decision?). Well, after a long period of depression (due to my lack of having the Bluth family to laugh at), I was informed that Arrested Development was going to become an actual full-length featured film. It was rumored there were a few slight hold ups due to negotiations, (that's expected) but just knowing that there was a chance to see something new from Ron Howard, and the brilliant minds who write and cast on that show, made life a little better for me.

As I was hanging out at Meltdown a few weeks back, I noticed there were a large amount of television shows that were now comic books (which I think is cool), and gave me an idea; I said to myself, What if I transform my favorite television show into a comic book?

Then I thought to myself, How could I make this dream an reality? First, I spoke about it to one of my friends and business partner to get his perspective, and he figured out the best way to approach the situation. So after we came up with our plan, we decided to go sit down at a coffee shop and have some coffee/tea and go over some contracts (you know, executive type stuff). As we sat at our table, I noticed one of the three men at the table next to us resembled Arrested Development's George "GOB" Bluth II (played by Will Arnett); then when he actually spoke, I knew it was him.

I said to myself, Could this be true? The creator has heard my cries and answered my prayers? I didn't want to bother Mr. Arnett, because he and the other two gentleman, at his table, were in deep discussion, so I was polite, and did not bother them. I needed to go inside of the coffee shop, and as I went inside, one of the gentleman that was sitting with Mr. Arnett entered inside as well. Since we were both waiting on line, I introduced myself to him, and gave him my credentials in comic books, and then asked him if he was sitting with Will Arnett, and how I'm a big fan of the show Arrested Development; The gentleman replied back "Really? That's great, I was one of the writer for the show! Why don't you come join us, I know Will would love to meet you."

I thought to myself, Writer of the show? ...Has the creator heard my cries?... and answered my prayers? I asked the gentleman his name, and he said "Jim" so then Jim and I went back outside and he introduced me to Mr. Arnett, and we discussed a few business ideas (due to confidentiality agreement, I'm not at liberty to discuss the details of our conversation).

The moral to my story is that you never know what life has in store for you, and to never think that your dream is too big to become a reality (if Pinocchio can become a real boy, you can too!). As for the creator finally hearing my cries, and answering my prayers about creating a Arrested Development comic book?...stay tuned. So, I would like to say to Mr. James "Jim" Vallely... you're a hell of a guy, thank you for everything, and I'll talk to you soon. And by the way, to all of you Complex readers who keep asking me about how to get my music, you can purchase all MF GRIMM's music at Itunes..It's a smart move. See you next week'until then, dream BIG.


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DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT...
Percy Carey picks the hottest releases from the week of 2/4/09
[Assisted by comicbookpage.com]

percy_cthulutales.jpgCTHULHU TALES #11

By Shane Oakley, Christopher Sequeira & Drew Rausch

BOOM! cover artist Shane Oakley takes a turn as writer this month with his haunting 'A Whistle For the Deep,' a poignant tale of the misfit children of the Elder Gods. Also: 'Incorporation,' the story of what happens when Cthulhu worshippers invade a multinational corporation at the highest level. If you thought Enron was bad...! Features two alternate covers by Oakley and J.K. Woodward.
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percy_finalcrisis3.jpgFINAL CRISIS LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #3 (OF 5)

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish
Covers by George Pérez

The Legion of Super-Heroes call in the reinforcements against Superboy Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains as the Crisis of the 31st Century continues. While Superboy Prime comes face-to-face with the last of the Green Lanterns, Brainiac 5 and XS attempt to ignite an electrical storm using the lightning rod, which is destined to turn the tide of the war. And what are Polar Boy, Dawnstar and Wildfire up to in the 20th Century?

40 pg, FC, $3.99
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percy_hotwire.jpgHOTWIRE #1 (OF 5)

By Warren Ellis & Steve Push

In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Most of the 'Blue Lights' are harmless, witless drones as lost in death as they were in life. But some want revenge. Some want power. Some even want company to join them in the ranks of the dead. Enter Alice Hotwire, Detective Exorcist. She's the best there is at keeping the peace on the Blue Line beat and her fellow officers hate her for it. It's a job she doesn't want, in a world she doesn't understand. When a break-in at the Maxiumum Security Necropolis sets off a surge of violent, brutal hauntings, Alice Hotwire knows she's the only one who can pull the city back from the brink of chaos and insanity! Available with covers from Steve Pugh, Alan Brooks, and Stjepan Sejic. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
percy_immortaliron22.jpgIMMORTAL IRON FIST #22

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKi
Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons kick off another dimension-spanning adventure! Think you know everything there is to know about the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven? Well, maybe you do. But a couple of arcs ago we did tease there being an EIGHTH city...oh that's right...Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman are taking it there!

32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
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percy_batsignal.jpgJLA TROPHY ROOM BAT SIGNAL PROP REPLICA

The JLA Trophy Room prop replica program continues for 2008 with the Bat-Signal! A must-have on any wall or ceiling for the ultimate Batman fan! With the flick of a switch, this metal-encased device projects a light-up Bat-Signal an impressive 16 feet! Powered by a plug-in, UL adapter and two ultra-bright bulbs, the piece also includes a fan to keep it cool. With a swivel feature enabling the Bat-Signal to pan across the room, Batman is sure to come to the rescue no matter where he is when he's beckoned. This prop replica measures approximately 12' tall x 2.25' wide x 9' deep and is packaged in a 4/C box. Also included are a 4/C Certificate of Authenticity, a 'Guide to the Trophy Room' brochure written by best-selling author Brad Meltzer, and one replacement bulb.
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percy_hulkdvd.jpgMARVEL HULK VS ANIMATED MOVIE DVD #1 SPEC ED

From Lionsgate Home Entertainment! Twice the Carnage! In 'Hulk Vs Thor' - It's gods versus monsters in this epic 45-minute movie, as every major character from the Marvel Thor universe is thrust into battle with the Green Goliath as he brings a new Ragnarok down upon the realm of gods! Then, in 'Hulk Vs Wolverine' - This dark, violent, smash-and-slash, 33-minute story was first told in The Incredible Hulk #181! Alberta, Canada. Over the past week, The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the Canadian wilderness, leaving a swathe of destruction in his wake. He has to be stopped, and there's only one man up to the job. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. He's Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada's top secret Department H, and he's been put on Hulk's trail with a single objective: stop the Green Goliath - at all costs!
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percy_remnant2.jpgREMNANT #2 (OF 4)

By Stephen Baldwin, Andrew Cosby, Caleb Monroe & Julian Totino Tedesco

Actor Stephen Baldwin and writer Andrew Cosby (creator of SCi-Fi Channel's Eureka) unleash The Remnant at BOOM! Studios! Death tolls are in the thousands all over the planet. Former C.I.A. agent David Sacker tries to put together all the pieces of the puzzle, while trying to release his wife from the clutches of Homeland Security. Sacker might not stay alive long enough to do that with the mysterious John Drouin on his trail. Featuring sensational interior art by hot newcomer artist Julian Totino Tedesco! Covers by Paul Azaceta. and Julian Totino Tedesco
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percy_simondark2.jpgSIMON DARK TP VOL 02 ASHES

Written by Steve Niles & Scott Hampton
Art and Cover by Scott Hampton

The second volume of Simon Dark tales collects issues #7-12! Finally facing down the serial killing cult that has had Gotham City in a death grip, Simon learns more macabre secrets about his own origins.

144 pg, FC , $17.99