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Thursday, July 11, 2002

DAREDEVIL PREVIEW

Marvel Comics on Wednesday released three pages from Daredevil #35, which arrives in stores next week.

The issue continues the arc by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev in which Daredevil's secret identity has been exposed by a newspaper.

"This is one of those runs on a particular title that is going to be a classic," Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada said.

"This is the best thing I've ever done and the best job I've ever had," Maleev said. "After his identity is brought out in the open, it brings the character back to reality. You can relate to all of us as humans, not just super-beings flying through the art."

Maleev said Bendis' scripts come with thumbnail layouts from the writer to follow.

"I trust the guy completely," Maleev said. "Sometimes, if I have a different idea, I'll see if he likes it and we'll change it. If he doesn't, we don't."

"Like the other Marvel Knights artists, Alex's stuff looks unique unto itself," said Quesada, who is returning as Marvel Knights editor. "These guys are firing on all pistons."

GIVE'EM A CLICK

Here's how Marvel describes Daredevil #35:

"If you dig Brian Michael Bendis' take on the teenaged web-slinger in Ultimate Spider-Man, just wait until you see his version of the older wall-crawler in this issue. Daredevil struggles to put his life back together -- but first he'll have to face a fighting-mad Mr. Hyde."

Daredevil, Iron Man and Captain America all have had their identities reveal to the general public of the Marvel Universe recently. Quesada said it was "serendipitous" that the stories occurred at roughly the same time.

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics arriving in stores next week, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Adventures of Superman #606, Automatic Kafka #1, Batman: Gotham Knights #31, Fables #3, The Flash: Time Flies, Green Lantern #152, Nightwing #71, Transmetropolitan #58 and Y - The Last Man #1.

IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics arriving in stores next week, CLICK HERE.

Titles include G.I. Joe #8, Tomb Raider Journeys #5 and Liberty Meadows Book 1.

NEW JEREMIAH EPISODE

The first part of the two-part season finale of Jeremiah will air on Showtime on Friday at 10:45 p.m.

"Things Left Unsaid (Part One)" was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Mike Vejar.

GIVE'EM A CLICK

Here's how the episode is described:

"Jeremiah and Kurdy discover the traitor and search out the Brothers of the Apocalypse, who finally tell them the truth about the Big Death and the vital importance Thunder Mountain plays in the future of the world."

An encore of the episode will air Sunday at 10:45 p.m. on Showtime Beyond.

For an edited transcript of Jeremiah star Luke Perry's appearance at Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE. BRIEFLY

  • Here are two pages from the backup story running in Detective Comics #777-779, written by J.C. Gagne and illustrated by Michel Gagne.

  • Episodes on Kids' WB! on Saturday, July 27 include "Cabin Pressure" on The Zeta Project, "Brother-Sister Act" on Static Shock and "Adrift" on X-Men: Evolution.

    Episodes on Saturday, Aug. 3 include "The River Rising" on The Zeta Project, "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" on the Static Shock and "African Storm" on X-Men: Evolution.

    Look for information on the third season of X-Men: Evolution soon here in The Continuum.

  • Coming Friday: Marvel news, Hulk news - and much more!!!
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