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Thursday, October 10, 2002

NEW BUFFY EPISODE

UPN has released four images from "Help," the episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer airing on Tuesday.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Buffy's role as a guidance counselor is severely tested when she tries to help a student who claims she is able to foretell her own, imminent death. Meanwhile, Anya struggles with being a vengeance demon, which takes an unexpected turn as she finds herself dispensing advice instead of curses."

Rick Rosenthal directed the episode from a script by Rebecca Rand Kirshner.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is shown in all four photos. One of them has Xander (Nicholas Brendon) confronting Buffy about mysterious going-ons at the new high school.

Click on the thumbnails for larger, complete images.


DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Batman: Gotham Knights #34, Black Sun #2, The Filth #5, JSA #41, Lucifer #31, Robin #107 and Superman: The Man of Steel #131.

IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Micronauts #3, G.I. Joe: Frontline #1, Inferno: Hellbound #3, Witchblade #1/2 and Powers TP Vol. III: Little Deaths.

KIA ASAMIYA'S X-MEN

Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum with the first look at Kia Asamiya's upcoming art on Uncanny X-Men.

Marvel released the cover and first three pages to Uncanny X-Men #416, which goes on sale on Dec. 4.

Asamiya and Ron Garney will alternate as Uncanny X-Men artists, with Chuck Austen writing. Austen told The Continuum he's on pace for a bi-weekly run.

Marvel will run a three-page preview of Uncanny X-Men at the end of all of its November titles.

GIVE'EM A CLICK

NEW MUTANT X EPISODE

"Power Play," a new epsiode of Mutant X, airs this week in syndication.

"Power Play" was written by Septien and Meyer and directed by Milan Cheylov.

For a complete episode description, with photos and spoilers, CLICK HERE.

SHEMAR MOORE TALKS BIRDS OF PREY

Shemar Moore, who plays Det. Jesse Reese in The WB's Birds of Prey, said there will be several new villains in the series.

"You're going to see some of the coolest bad guys you've ever seen," Moore said during an AOL chat on Wednesday night. "That's why (we're) setting this in New Gotham, in the future. Makes us not have to worry about stepping on criminals' toes as you know them because we can create brand new criminals with new powers."

Some of Moore's other comments:

* On "Slick," next week's episode: "We've got crazy special effects and Jesse decides he has to go swimming and spend some time in the sauna with the sexy Huntress."

* Will there be a romance between Reese and The Huntress? "I don't know. I can't give up too much dirt. We'll keep crossing paths and there's definitely an intrigue both ways. There's a lot of cat and mouse right now, but if it's up to me, I'm gonna get my mac on and put my own handcuffs to use."

* Will there be a crossover with Smallville? "Uh, never say never. Batman's not gone for good. Joker could come back. Superman and Batman could cross paths. I don't know if the timeline works out."

* How long did "Pilot" take to shoot? "The first show, I shot all my scenes in five days. As you can see, I'm not a huge part of the pilot but you see lot more of me in the days to come. Overall, the entire pilot took about three and a half weeks... but each following episode as we're shooting them now tend to last anywhere from 6-10 days.

* On his character's background: "My father is supposedly a notorious crime lord and I've strayed from the family to try to do right, but I'm always burdened by the issue of blood being thicker than water, meaning family loyalty. So it may come out that my father is connected to the whole Joker and Dark Villain Empire that once ruled Gotham."

In other Birds of Prey news, The WB has released a new image from the Oct. 30 episode, "Three Birds and a Baby." Click on the thumbnail above for a larger image.

BRIEFLY

  • "Duplicity," Tuesday's episode of Smallville, drew 8.8 million viewers, more than any Tuesday show in the history of The WB.

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


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