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Monday, January 6, 2003

DAREDEVIL MOVIE UPDATE

HBO will premiere Daredevil: HBO First Look, a 25-minute special, on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10:35 p.m.

The special, similarly to the First Look on Spider-Man, will take a look at the character and the production of the movie.

Daredevil: HBO First Look will also air on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 5:35 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:40 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. and 11:55 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 a.m.

The special will also air on HBO2 on Friday, Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 27 at noon. It will on HBO Zone on Friday, Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5:35 a.m.; and Friday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 p.m.

Look for more Daredevil movie news soon here in The Continuum.

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STATIC SHOCK'S PREMIERE

Static Shock will have its third-season premiere on Saturday, Jan. 25, Kids' WB! has announced.

The network has not announced a time period yet for the show, but that should happen this week.

The third season will open with an episode teaming Static with Batman in Gotham City. The villains will be Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

The season will also feature a new costume for Static and have Virgil's friend Richie Foley taking on the identity of Gear.

Here's how the network describes Richie's transformation:

"Having a delayed reaction to the Big Bang incident, Richie is now experiencing meta-human power in his brain. With an advanced understanding of science, particularly in physics and computer technology, Richie is able to create effective high-tech tools to confront the villains of Dakota, becoming Gear - a new defender of truth and justice. Quirky and confident, Richie is the real comic-book guru in this duo - forever trying out new super-hero inventions for Static and himself."

Look for more Static Shock news soon here in The Continuum.

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FUTURE COMICS' FUTURE

Future Comics on Monday morning released a preview of its books for 2003.

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CROSSGEN COMICS FOR MARCH

CrossGen Comics has released its solicitation information for March.

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DIGITAL WEBBING'S SKUMM

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X Concepts, Morpheus Forge Entertainment and Digital Webbing are joining forces to create, SKUMM, an all new full-color comic mini-series set to launch in April.

The four-part mini-series, SKUMM - Something Hazardous This Way Comes -- is based on the SKUMM line of action figures manufactured by X Concepts.

Here's how Digital Webbing describes the book:

"SKUMM takes place on earth in the year 2102, decades after the wars in which corporations tried and failed to overthrow the world's governments. The SKUMM are genetically engineered super-soldiers infused with nano-technology, and now that the wars are over they have been reintegrated into society as sports stars. The sport: medieval jousting on photon cycles and other high-tech vehicles. It's medieval mayhem in the 22nd century!"

SKUMM #1 is created and written by Niveque Storm with cover art by Kaare Andrew. The issue follows Jimmy "The Torch" McPherson as he struggles to achieve fortune and fame as a professional jouster with faulty, dangerous equipment, SKUMMy friends, and a job as a security guard.

The SKUMM creative team is rounded out by Deon Nuckols on pencils/inks, and Hi-Fi Design contributing colors. The comic will feature the 12 new action figures hitting stores in fall 2003. The new SKUMM figures will have full battle gear, vehicles, secret codes and more. To give people a feel for the world of SKUMM an introductory #0 issue will be offered online and sent to comic shops across the nation.

"When I went out to find talent to help create my vision of SKUMM, I did some serious looking," said Storm. "I saw Morpheus Forge's other work and knew I found some serious talent. Digital Webbing had published for Morpheus in the past and so a partnership was formed. Ed Dukeshire has a great relationship to the comic book community and has his finger on its pulse. You can't beat that kind of grass roots knowledge."

The first issue of the mini-series will be 24 pages and will cost $2.95.

FIRST LOOK: BIRDS OF PREY EPISODE

The WB will show two new episodes of Birds of Prey on Wednesday, including "Gladiatrix," which it has previewed in promotions.

"Gladiatrix" will air at 8 p.m. Here's how the network describes the episode:

"When young metahuman women are abducted in New Gotham, Helena's (Ashley Scott) investigation leads her to uncover a secret club where the captive women are drugged and forced to fight each other in an arena. When Helena is also abducted, it is up to Dinah (Rachel Skarsten) to rescue her."

David Carson directed the episode, which was written by David H. Goodman.

The episode "Reunion" will air at 9 p.m. Here's how the network describes the episode:

"When Helena's former classmates descend upon New Gotham for their fifth class reunion, two of the alums are brutally murdered. While Helena tries to find the killer, she fears that Reese's (Shemar Moore) investigation will lead him to learn too much about her true identity."

Chris Long directed the episode, which was written by Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Starting Jan. 15, Angel will be shown in the Wednesday 9 p.m. slot that Birds of Prey had occupied. It is unclear when -- or if -- any other new episodes of Birds of Prey will air.

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  • Mazda has released an image of the Mazda RX-8, a version of which will be used in the X-Men sequel.

    The Mazda RX-8 X-Men Car, based on the production model 2004 Mazda RX-8, possesses its own unique super power-in this case, a Renesis 13B water-cooled engine. Its presence is accentuated by an "impenetrable Mutant Blue" exterior which includes an X-shaped grille, a fierce rear spoiler and an enlarged trademark "X" on the vehicle's nameplate.

    X2 director Brian Singer worked closely with Mazda on the RX-8 X-Men Car in a unique collaboration to bring the Mazda RX-8, the company's brand icon, to the big screen with a starring role in the film. Singer revised the movie's original script to accommodate the vehicle.

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