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Thursday, June 20, 2002
DAREDEVIL MOVIE PRESS CONFERENCE
20th Century Fox conducted a press conference for the Daredevil movie on Wednesday, with the stars and filmmakers attending.
Fox also released several news images -- both photographs and designs -- from the film.
For part one of an edited transciption of the press conference, CLICK HERE. Look for part two later on Thursday here in The Continuum.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include 100 Bullets #36, Action Comics #792, Batman #604, Catwoman #8, Codename: Knockout #14, The Flash #87, JLA #67, Just Imagine Stan Lee with Walter Simonson Creating Sandman, Promethea #21 and Steampunk #12.
BLUE MONDAY: DEAD MAN'S PARTY
Whereas the previous one-shot centered around Valentine's day, this holiday-themed special focuses on Halloween. Essentially taking its cue from the famous night where Mary Shelley came up with Frankenstein in the spookiest round of scary stories ever, Dead Man's Party features the Fresburger teens spinning tales of the dead, undead, and anything else that might go bump in the night.
"Halloween is my favorite holiday," Clugston-Major said. "I love getting dressed up in some crazy costume and haunting the streets with my friends like a pack of drooling zombies. I wanted to put a little bit of that fun into the comics, particularly as things got a little serious in Lovecats. This is gonna be a pure B-move psychotropic freak-out. It'll be unlike any Blue Monday comic that's come before-unless you count the fact that it's a pretty good time, a little bit goofy, and generally over-the-top, which are all things we have done, but you know."
As a treat, Nocturnals creator Dan Brereton, has provided a fully painted back cover featuring Bleu and the gang decked out.
"I really dig Blue Monday," Brereton said, "but once a month, my daughter actually grapples with me over the Oni comps-she completely ignores my stuff till after she's found and devoured one of Chynna's books. I'm jazzed about doing a cover, though it would have been better to do the front, because then Lindsay might notice MY work first for a change."
"I can't wait to see how Dan interprets the characters," Clugston-Major said. "We've had some pretty spectacular guest-covers in the past, but this will be the first time a painter has rendered these kids. Plus, no one can do the monster stuff like Dan. In comics, Halloween should just be Dan Brereton Day."
This issue also sees the return of two of Blue Monday's most popular side characters. "That's right," Oni Press editor-in-chief Jamie S. Rich said, "the Jesus Heads are making a return appearance! Chynna recently received one of the actual Jesus Heads in the mail from an anonymous source - could it be they mailed themselves? -- and we took it as a sign. The Jesus Heads must return to the pages of Blue Monday!"
Blue Monday: Dead Man's Party is a 32 page one-shot, and it retails for $2.95. It features an all-new, color cover by Clugston-Major and colorist Guy Major.
MARVEL'S U-DECIDE STUNT
Marvel Comics has released solicitation information and covers to the three titles involved in its "U-Decide" event.
Here's a rundown, with descriptions from Marvel
Written by Bill Jemas, art by M.D. Bright and Paul Neary, cover by Bright (foil covers by Udon and Greg Horn).
Just imagine Bill Jemas creating the DC Universe! That's right, Marvel's President introduces a hero for 2002! If you thought some of the things Jemas said before were crazy, just wait until you meet The Marvel!
32 pages, $2.25 (foil covers, $3.99)
Written by Peter David, art and cover by ChrisCross, alternate painted covers by Alex Ross and Joe Jusko
A new-reader-friendly beginning for Marvel's best-reviewed book! Okay, you know Captain Marvel is one of the most critically acclaimed titles in the entire industry -- and now Peter David and ChrisCross invite you to find out why! Big changes are coming for the son of Mar-Vell, and you can get in on the ground floor right here... when Cap goes crazy!
32 pages, $2.25.
Written by Ron Zimmerman, art by Duncan Fegredo, cover by Kaare Andrews.
Here it is: The next Ultimate title! Get ready to meet two all-new additions to the ranks of the Ultimate Universe as writer Ron Zimmerman, penciler Duncan Fegredo and editor Joe Quesada introduce Hawk-Owl and Zippy -- and present a touching look at the world of the super hero side-kick.
32 pages, $2.25.
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