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Friday, Sept. 8, 2000

FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN MARVEL #11

Captain Marvel #11 ships on Sept. 20 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter David, art and cover by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The vengeful son of Yon-Rogg (the greatest foe of the original Captain Marvel) is back-but that's nothing compared to Una-Rogg, his daughter. But is she on her brother's side, or on Genis'? And who is the mysterious owner of the Comic Book Castle?"

Captain Marvel #11 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.50.

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FIRST LOOK: DARKDEVIL #1

Spider-Girl Presents: Darkdevil #1, the first issue in a three-issue limited series, ships on Sept. 20 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Tom DeFalco, with art by Ron Frenz and Al Milgrom.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"On one side is the Kingpin, attempting to manipulate the mayoral election. On the other is the Secret Society of Scriers, seeking revenge against the man called Kaine-the man who stole the child who grew up to become Spider-Girl. And in the middle is Darkdevil. Plus: At long last, readers finally learn the first part of this mystery man's origin."

Darkdevil #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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BUTLER COVERS THE BLOOD LINE FOR SILVERLINE


Steven Butler has pencil, inked and color the cover for Silverline's one-shot, The Blood Line, which ships in November.

The Blood Line is an adaptation of the Sidney Williams and Robert Petitt short story titled "Does the Blood Line Run on Time?" Williams provides the script adaptation, and Rob Sacheto and Terry Pallot provide the art.

"I'm excited to see some of my prose work come to life in comic form," Williams said. "Rob and Terry have produced art with a good feel for this vampire story."

"Does the Blood Line Run on Time?" was originally printed in the shared-world vampire anthology Under the Fang, edited by Robert R. McCammon.

ARCHIE COMICS FOR DECEMBER

Following are Archie Comics' solicitations for December, with information coming from the company.

ARCHIE COMICS #505

Written by Mike Pellowski and Angelo DeCesare, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Cold Cream." Archie thinks he's got marketing down cold when he dresses in summer clothes to sell ice cream in the winter. "The Bigger Picture." Archie and his dad get hit by the "big-screen TV" bug, but need to find a way around the big-time price tag.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 22.

ARCHIE'S DOUBLE DIGEST #122

By various.

Reprints and new stories.

Digest format, $3.19, ships on Dec. 8.

BETTY #92

Written by Bill Golliher, art by Stan Goldberg.

"Wedding Gown Woe." Here comes the bride - way, way, way ahead of schedule. Betty is stuck in an awkward spot when she tries on her mom's wedding dress and the zipper gets stuck.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 29.

BETTY & VERONICA #157

Written by George Gladir, art by Jeff Schultz.

"Simplify â¤| Up To A Point." Betty's life gets complicated when she convinces Veronica to simplify hers. Naturally, Veronica starts by vowing to date only Archie. "The Fame Game." When Betty's snowboarding exploits land her coverage in the town newspaper, Veronica decides to try snowboarding, too. She ends up in the newspaper all right - caught in the act of taking a spill.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 8.

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #46

Written and art by Dan Parent.

Will Betty or Veronica be booted off the island in this riotous spoof of Survivor? Betty and Veronica get picked to be on the Survival Island TV show. Can the other contestants survive Veronica's laziness? Or will Betty teach the rich little princess how to rough it?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 15.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #118

By various.

Reprints and new stories.

Digest format, $2.19, ships on Dec. 29.

CHERYL BLOSSOM #37

Written and art by Holly Golightly.

"Rock 'N Roll Film." Cheryl has to film a documentary for her media class, so she decides to do one of The Sugar Girls, the singing group she used to belong to. When the final shot is over, she might just as well have filmed cats fighting in the alley.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 8.

JUGHEAD #134

Written by Craig Boldman, art by Rex Lindsey.

"Do The Write Thing." When Jughead thinks he spot Trula Twyst reading a book on graphology - the analysis of people's handwriting - he immediately destroys ever piece of paper he's scribbled on.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 15.

JUGHEAD WITH ARCHIE DIGEST #163

By various.

Reprints and new stories.

Digest format, $2.19, ships on Dec. 15.

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #74

By various.

Reprints and new stories.

Digest format, $3.19, ships on Dec. 29.

PALS-N-GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #55

By various.

Reprints and new stories.

Digest format, $3.19, ships on Dec. 22.

SABRINA #15

Written by Mike Gallagher, art by Dave Manak.

Based on the animated series from DIC on ABC and UPN.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 22.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #92

Written by Karl Bollers and Ken Penders, art by James Fry, Andrew Pepoy, Steven Butler and Pam Eklund.

"The Wrath of Khan." Monkey Khan, that is. The cyborg-simian created by Doctor Robotnik returns, and this time the furry fury's got it in for his maker and all Overlanders in general. In an ironic twist, Sonic goes from protecting the newly arrived Overlanders from the Eggman last issue, to defending them against Monkey Khan this issue. If he doesn't they might go running scared into Robotnik's clutches after all. "Bagging The Big One." As his search for the Floating Island continues, Knuckles discovers he's the quarry of more than a few interested parties, each racing to beat the other. Unfortunately for them, this isn't the Knuckles they've all dealt with before.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 22.

VERONICA #109

Written by Dan Parent and Bill Golliher, art by Parent.

"Please Don't Repeat Yourself." It's déjà vu all over again when Veronica buys a pendant with mystical powers. Before you know it, she's reliving her day over â¤| and over â¤| and over again. Can she learn from her mistakes or is she forever doomed to repeat them? "Butler Bumble." It's role reversal for the rich and famous, when Mr. Lodge must pretend to be Smither's butler to impress his visiting parents.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Dec. 22.

POKEMON NEWSPAPER STRIP

Viz Communications on Thursday announced the launch of the new Pokemon comic strip to start on Sept. 10.

The daily strip, which includes a Sunday color version, is being created by Ashura Benimaru, executive director at Creatures, one of the original creators of Pokemon, and Gerard Jones, a comic book writer known for his work on such titles as Dragon Ball Z, Spider-Man and Batman.

The strip features more comical overtones than the animated series or games, with a wry sense of humor that appeals to adults and kids alike.

"We're very excited," said Viz editorial director Hyoe Narita. "Pokemon continues to be one of our top sellers, and we expect good things from Pokemon this Christmas. The Pokemon comic strip gives us the opportunity to broaden our market even further."

Los Angeles-based Creators Syndicate is distributing the strip nationwide. Some of papers that will carry the new Pokemon strip include the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Seattle Times.





BRIEFLY

  • Mike Allred provided The Continuum with the ad art blurb for The Atomics #12. As for Allred's mention of a project with Brian Michael Bendis in his release on Tuesday, Bendis told The Continuum, "Everything will be made clear soon."

  • Tick creator Ben Edlund said that Nestor Carbonnell as Batmanuel will have a Spanish accent in the upcoming live-action Tick television series on Fox. "He appeared on Suddenly Susan for about four years," Edlund said. "He's not really happy about having an accent again. In real life, he has no accent."

  • Editor Tom Brevoort told The Continuum that Thor #32 in December will be the next 100-Page Monster from Marvel Comics. He also said that Defenders #1 will be double-sized.

  • Dynamic Forces will be staging an hour-long show on the Home Shopping Network on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4 a.m. (ET), highlighting Ultimate Spider-Man and the 25th anniversary of the "new" X-Men.

  • Eddie Campbell comics has launched its official web site, which can be found at http://www.eddiecampbellcomics.com.

  • June Lockhart, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Jon Provost and Yvonne Craig are among the television guests announced for the Mid-Ohio-Con, which will be Nov. 25-26 at the Hilton Columbus Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
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