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Friday, April 13, 2001

DARK HORSE FOR JULY

Dark Horse has released its solicitation information for July.

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ROGER DALTREY IN WITCHBLADE

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the Who, will guest-star in an episode of the Witchblade television series, TNT has announced.

Daltrey will play a Catholic priest who is caught in the crossfire of controversy involving Nazis and the Vatican.

Episodes of Witchblade are being shot in Toronto out of order they will be shown. Currently, the first episode is being filmed. Production is expected to continue through the end of June.

Witchblade will premiere as a series on Tuesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. (ET). TNT will rebroadcast the pilot movie on Tuesday, June 5 at 9 p.m. (ET).

Look for more on Witchblade soon here in The Continuum.

X-MEN: EVOLUTION UPDATE

Larry Houston, who produced most of the episodes of Fox Kids' X-Men animated series, has contributed to a second-season episode of Kids' WB!'s X-Men: Evolution.

"I storyboarded part of an episode called 'Bada Bing, Bada Boom' involving the introduction of the mutant Boom-Boom into the series," Houston told The Continuum. "It won't be out until this fall, like all the other shows they are storyboarding right now."

Boom-Boom was one of the characters the creators of X-Men: Evolution originally considered as a regular member of the team when the show was being developed.

In addition to X-Men: Evolution, Houston has been doing free-lance storyboards for Kids' WB!'s Jackie Chan Adventures and BKN's Journey to the Center of the Earth. He said he will also be working on Disney's Atlantis television series.

Houston worked at Stan Lee Media last year until he was laid off in early September. "I decided to work at home this year, instead of driving to and fro on the L.A. highways," Houston said.

JERRY ORDWAY UPDATE

While DC Comics' Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating series begins in July with Lee and Joe Kubert's take on Batman, the JLA book drawn by Jerry Ordway is still in the early stages.

"I have touched base with editor Mike Carlin, and he assures me the Stan Lee Presents the JLA plot will be in my hands in a few weeks," Ordway said. "I am looking forward to it, and plan on penciling and inking it."

Ordway's JLA book figures to be one of six in the Stan Lee series released this year. Six more are scheduled for next year.

Meanwhile, Ordway continues to work on the U.S.Agent mini-series from Marvel Comics. He revealed that Captain America will guest-star in the third issue.

"And as fans of these two characters know, there's some bad blood between them," Ordway said. "Karl Kesel's inks are looking terrific as well. I've wanted to work with Karl again since our Superman days, so it's been a treat."

FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE X-MEN #5

Ultimate X-Men #5 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Mark Millar, with art by Adam Kubert and Art Thibert and a cover by Kubert.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue;

"An X-Man joins the Brotherhood. Betrayed by a persecuting humanity -and in a state of emotional pain - one of Professor X's students has turned his (or her) back on the X-Men... and joins Magneto's Brotherhood. How will the remaining team members deal with this betrayal - especially if it tips the balance of power in Magneto's favor?"

Ultimate X-Men #5 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: UNCANNY X-MEN #393

Uncanny X-Men #393 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Tom Raney and a cover by Ian Churchill.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue, which is part three of the "Eve of Destruction" story arc:

"The fate of Magneto and his island nation hurtles towards a fiery finale. Jean Grey has formed a team of new mutants - and their first test is the X-Men's deadly arch nemesis, the Master of Magnetism. Plus: the final fate of the relationship between Amelia Voigt and Professor X. But the action doesn't stop here - it powers into X-Men #113."

Uncanny X-Men #393 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #30

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #30 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Paul Jenkins, with art by Mark Buckingham and Wayne Faucher and a cover by Humberto Ramos.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"New cover artist Humberto Ramos, a new super-villain and a refocused emphasis on the man behind the mask mark a new start for Peter Parker: Spider-Man. The Web-Slinger faces off against a new foe who is stronger than him, faster than him, smarter than him-and who is also fueled by a bottomless hatred of him. Introducing Terminal, a villain who can take a aspects of various super heroes' powers and incorporate them into his own body. And if Spider-Man is going to survive, he must dig even more deeply into his resources."

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #30 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN MARVEL #18

Captain Marvel #18 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter David, with art and cover by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue;

"The two-part story climaxes the battle pitting the unlikely alliance of Captain Marvel, Thor and Thanos against the death god known as Walker -and features the most shocking development in the lives of Rick Jones and Marlo ever."

Captain Marvel #18 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.50.

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BRIEFLY

  • Sasha Alexander is playing the female lead in Ball and Chain, Fox's TV pilot movie based on the comic created by Scott Lobdell. She joins Dan Cortese in the cast.

  • Batman & Robin, the 1997 movie starring George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger, will make its network premiere on CBS on Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. (ET).

  • Cable writer Robert Weinberg has announced the launch of his new web site, www.robertweinberg.net.

  • Coming Monday: X-Men news - and much more!!!
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