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Friday, August 30, 2002

ANGEL SEASON PREMIERE

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The Continuum has obtained the first six images from the new season of Angel on The WB.

The images come from "Deep Down," which will kick off the season on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Angel's 9 p.m. (ET/PT) time period.

The WB has yet to release details about the episode.

Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images, and look for more on Angel soon here in The Continuum.

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

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

Titles include Green Arrow #16, Hawkman #7, Superman #186, Detective Comics #774, 21 Down #1, Big Daddy Danger #2 and Doom Patrol #12.

SUPREME COLLECTION

Rob Liefeld has sold the book rights to Alan Moore-scripted runs of the titles Supreme and Youngblood in a three-book deal with independent graphic novel house Checker Book Publishing Group.

Checker has scheduled the first collection under the new agreement, Supreme: The Story of the Year, for November publication - featuring a cover painted by Alex Ross. It will cost $26.95.

Moore took over the writing duties on Supreme with its 41st issue in 1996. The Story of the Year is notable for its use of flashback homages to comics eras past.

"We're extremely pleased to be putting our imprint on the work of Alan Moore," said Checker publisher Mark Thompson. "We were overjoyed to publish Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and Chuck Dixon already, and this just rounds out a tremendous first year for Checker."

Earlier this week, Checker announced a November publication of Alien Legion: Piecemaker, a 212-page trade paperback that will cost $19.95. This is Checker's second in a planned series of three collections of the Alien Legion comic which was produced by Epic Comics from 1987-1991.

POWERS TRADE PAPERBACKS UPDATE

Image Comics announced on Thursday that Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? - currently in its third printing - is available again and will be in stores next week.

The second Powers trade paperback, Roleplay -- now in its second printing -- is also back in print and is scheduled to arrive in stores Sept. 12. The all-new third Powers trade paperback, Little Deaths will be released on Sept. 18.

Powers: Little Deaths compiles the three-part "Groupies" story arc from Powers #12-14, along with "Ride Along," the story from the sold-out Powers #7 in which Warren Ellis guest-starred as himself. Also included is the complete Powers Annual (including the story that first ran in Wizard's Powers 1/2) and the Powers Coloring and Activity Book, along with a new sketchbook section from by artist Michael Avon Oeming, a cover gallery, and an in-depth interview with writer Brian Michael Bendis.

As a bonus, Little Deaths also features Bendis and Oeming's very first collaboration, the crime noir tale, "Keys," a short story that originally appeared in the rare Jinx True Crime Confessions Special.

FIRST LOOK: NEW X-MEN #131

New X-Men #131 will arrive in stores next week from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Grant Morrison, with art by John Paul Leon and Bill Sienkiewicz, and a cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"You know that phrase 'When the cat is away the mice will play?' It looks like Grant Morrison is about to give it his patented 21st Century spin in the next issue of NEW X-MEN! When his wife is thousands of miles away, will Scott Summers give in to the tempting telepathic touch of Emma Frost?"

New X-Men #131 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

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BRIEFLY

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  • Toy Biz has provided The Continuum with a first look at the first three 12-inch figures from its upcoming Marvel Studios line. Click on the thumbnails above for larger and more complete looks at Logan, Punisher and the movie version of Blade.

  • Many upcoming DC Comics titles will have an ad for the Birds of Prey television series on their inside covers. The ad is very similar to the poster that DC Comics handed out at Comic-Con International in San Diego earlier this month. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

  • The video for Chad Kroeger's "Hero" from the Spider-Man soundtrack was named Best Video from a Film at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night. Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst appeared on the awards show.

  • Coming Saturday: Marvel news -- and much more!!!
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