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Tuesday, December 31, 2002
HULK MOVIE UPDATE
The Hulk will be wearing his familiar purple pants at least once in the upcoming movie.
The new Hulk toys reflect the character's look in the film. The latest, two different 13-inch toys, have reached both Wal-Mart and Target outlets, and the back packaging features a new character design.
Also now available are Smash & Go figures involving a tank and a rock.
A representative of Wal-Mart in Ypsilanti, Mich., said that the Hulk toys have been fast-movers.
Although images from the film have been rare, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, director Ang Lee revealed an image of Eric Bana's Bruce Banner - wearing the purple pants -- passed out on a bed.
"That's his first Hulk Out," Lee said. "From then on, anything's possible. He Hulks out quite a few times, so we do variations of what that will look like. He Hulks out several times in the movie, and you see them all."
Michael Rosenbaum, who plays Lex Luthor in The WB's Smallville, will be a guest on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brian on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Rosenbaum is familiar with O'Brien's show. He made regular appearances on Late Night in a sketch called "The Amsterdam Kids."
Rosenbaum is also returning to provide the voice of The Flash in the second season of Cartoon Network's Justice League.
In other Smallville notes:
* Sam Jones III told The Continuum he's enjoyed his expanded role in the second season, especially the action scenes, but there's still some things he's not allowed to do.
"There's a scene with Clark and Pete where they going riding on motocross bikes," Jones said, referring to a scene in the "Skinwalker" episode. "They wouldn't let me do that."
Jones said that he has been studying Jujitsu the past year.
* Look for more Smallville news soon here in The Continuum.
BONGO COMICS FOR APRIL
Following are Bongo Comics' solicitations for April, with information coming from the company.
SIMPSONS COMICS #81
By Boothby and Morrison.
Lisa Simpson invites you to join the Springfield Book Club. Share some "classic" comedy and literary laughter as the citizens of Springfield share their favorite books and stories with you.
32 pages, $2.50.
BART SIMPSON COMICS #12
By Shaw!, Yambar and Lloyd.
Bart and Lisa prove that a little imagination is a dangerous thing when they go on a sensational rampage through the streets of Springfield. Then, in a "Li'l Homey" story, Homer saves Lard Lad Donuts from bankruptcy. And, finally, Bart and Homer enter a battle of wits and wills. Who will come out on top? Well, who's comic book is it?
32 pages, $2.50.
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