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Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000


Toy Biz has provided The Continuum with images from the second series of action figures based on the X-Men: Evolution animated series.

The second series includes Juggernaut, Karate Logan, Storm, Spyke and The Blob. These toys should arrive in stores early next year.

The first set of figures - which includes Wolverine, Cyclops, Sabretooth, Toad and Nightcrawler - should be in stores very soon.



Spider-Man's appearance in the X-Men DVD continues to generate interest,including mention on E! News Daily on Wednesday night.

In the spot, which is one of the Easter Eggs on the DVD, sees X-Men Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey charging through the Statue of Liberty, only to be joined by a fully costumed Spider-Man, who then exclaims, "I am completely in the wrong movie. I am so sorry."

The gag was first shown publicly at the Comic-Con International in San Diego in July, along with bits with X-Men director Bryan Singer seemingly flying next to Logan's truck and Patrick Stewart having a mishap with his wheelchair.

But the Spider-Man spot by far drew the biggest roar.

"No, that wasn't me," Singer laughed showing after the Spider-Man spot. "I didn't wear the (Spidey) suit."



Marvel Comics, through its online column, announced Wednesday the cancellation of six of its X-Men titles.

The following books are getting cancelled:

* Bishop with #16, on sale now.

* Gambit with #25, on sale in December.

* Generation X with #75, on sale in March.

* X-Man with #75, on sale in March.

* Mutant X with #32, on sale in April.

* X-Men: The Hidden Years with #22, on sale in July.

Books continuing include X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Cable Wolverine, X-Force, X-Men Unlimited, X-Force, X-Men Unlimited and Ultimate X-Men. Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca will be launching a new X-title, and Judd Winick and Mike McKone are working on book featuring Blink.

When contacted by The Continuum, Generation X writer Brian Wood said that he could not comment on his plans for the final issue.

Marvel's next telephone conference with the comics press is next Wednesday, at which time details about these moves are expected to be announced.


The Static Shock animated series, based on the Milestone Comics character, has been picked up for a second season by Kids' WB!, sources told The Continuum.

Neither Kids' WB! nor Warner Bros. Animation, which produces the series, could confirm the renewal on Wednesday.

Static Shock will be the second new show renewed this season, joining Jackie Chan Adventures.

Static Shock began the season in the 10:30 slot, but was moved to 11 a.m. early this month when X-Men: Evolution joined the network's lineup.

The show will be pre-empted this Saturday, but returns with a new episode, "Child's Play," will air on Saturday, Dec. 2.


Silke #1 will ship on Jan. 17 from Dark Horse Comics. The issue is written and drawn by Tony Daniel.

Here's how Dark Horse describes Silke:

"When a secret CIA experiment goes wrong, the participants find their genetic structures altered, giving them enhanced abilities and the power to morph their appearances. But the project gets shut down - with extreme prejudice - and one of the participants, Sandra Silke, escapes...and now she's been framed for the murder of the other transformed agents and has become a fugitive who must set things right at all costs."

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



  • The Erik Larsen Web Resource has provided The Continuum with a first look at Larsen's pencils for the first page of Defenders #1 and the cover to Defenders #3.


  • The snowstorm in New York has caused some Midwestern comic book stores to not get their weekly shipment of comic books on Wednesday. With the Thanksgiving holiday, it's possible some stores won't get their books until Monday.

  • Leeza Gibson guest-stars as herself in this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons on Fox. While celebrating Bart's first "A" at the Singing Sirloin steakhouse, Homer realizes he has no money and no credit. When he asks Mr. Burns for a raise, Burns offers to pay Homer to play humiliating practical jokes on other people. But when Homer has to face his family, he reconsiders the value of his new income in the episode "Homer vs. Dignity."

  • Coming Friday: Spider-Man news, Hulk movie update, Image news - and much more!!!
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