Tuesday, September 2, 2003
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED UPDATE
Dwayne McDuffie said that the first episodes of the second season of Cartoon Network's Justice League that he has written will be both parts of "Maid of Honor," scheduled to air Saturday, Oct. 18.
Here's how Cartoon Network describes the episode:
"After Wonder Woman befriends a jet-setting Kasnian princess, she finds herself enmeshed in a complex plot of intrigue and betrayal masterminded by the Justice League's old enemy, Vandal Savage."
McDuffie joined the show's staff for the second season and is listed in the credits as a story editor.
* According to writer Jason Hall, his second issue of Justice League Adventures will be a team-up with The Legion of Super-Heroes, as seen on the Superman animated series. Min S. Ku and Ty Templeton are providing the art, and the story is tentatively scheduled for Justice League Adventures #28.
* The entire main voice cast is returning for the second season of Justice League, including Kevin Conroy as Batman, George Newbern as Superman, Maria Canals as Hawkgirl, Phil LaMarr as Green Lantern, Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter, Michael Rosenbaum as Flash and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman.
* Look for more Justice League news soon here in The Continuum.
BATMAN ON AOL
Through an agreement between AOL and DC Comics, Batman: Shadow of Sin Tzu, a comic strip by Mark Schultz and Rick Burchett, will appear online exclusively on AOL five days a week.
The new Batman ongoing storyline was developed especially for the online environment and for KOL, AOL's new experience for kids, which will be available to consumers this fall.
Here's how the strip is described:
"Gotham's most notorious villains have banded together under mysterious circumstances. Batman must discover who is behind this diabolical conspiracy before an all-out war descends on the city. Could it be Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, the Joker, or perhaps Sin Tzu - the latest criminal mastermind and shadowy eastern mystic created by comic book superstar Jim Lee and Flint Dille? As the mystery unfolds, kids can go online each weekday and get a new episode in this exciting year-long serial."
"Kids love comics and Batman is one of the coolest, most beloved superheroes of all time," said Malcolm Bird, senior vice president and general manager kids and teens, America Online. "We are thrilled to give kids online access to this original online comic series that they can follow online all year. This offering from DC Comics is a great example of AOL's commitment to offering kids cool original programming they can't get anywhere else."
"Batman: Shadow of Sin Tzu is the first-ever strip exclusively developed by DC for the online environment, and we are thrilled to give AOL members access to this special online edition of such an exciting comic," said Richard Bruning, Senior VP & creative director at DC Comics. "By bringing this world-class superhero to the Internet, we are literally bridging the generational gap between parents who grew up reading Batman stories in comic books and watching him on television and their kids who will now be able to check out Batman's daily adventures online."
AOL and DC Comics have also joined forces to offer a host of additional special content and features for AOL's new experiences for its kids and teens audiences. Kids can check out special Batman and Superman comics online at KOL as well as access other features related to the world's most famous superheroes. In addition, each weekday, kids and teens can get new Spy vs. Spy comics and excerpts from Mad Magazine.
SCOTT MILLS' SEAMONSTERS AND SUPERHEROES
Seamonsters and Superheroes, a three-issue mini-series and anthology by Scott Mills, will debut from SLG Publishing in October.
Here's how SLG describes the book:
"Aside from Mill's characteristic art style, Seamonsters and Superheroes is a far-flung, free-wheeling departure from his graphic novels. Angst-filled leviathans, sex-obsessed crime-fighters, long-winded evil geniuses and a giant monstrosity named Anusor all inhabit the bizarre-but at times oddly familiar-world presented Mill's comic oeuvre, where readers will get to explore an entirely new frontier in Mill's cerebral space."
"People expect a certain kind of seriousness from my work, but I have all kinds of stories to tell," Mills said. "While the jumping point for Seamonsters and Superheroes is a 'comedic anthology,' it's really much more than that. There are all sorts of stories-surreal, science fiction, drama, even a dash of prose. These three issues, however, are still very much about insane, foul, satiric, nonsensical humor."
Each issue of Seamonsters and Superheroes, a bi-monthly series, will be 24 black-and-white pages and will cost $2.95.
For preview pages from Seamonsters and Superheroes, click on the thumbnails below.
FIRST LOOK: NEGATION #21
Negation #21 will arrive in stores on Thursday from CrossGen Entertainment. The issue is written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Paul Pelletier, inked by Dave Meikis and colored by James Rochelle.
Here's how CrossGen describes the issue:
"A turning point in the cosmic conflict. Deep within the bowels of a Negation prison, the fugitives take on their greatest challenge-and pay the price! They can free the leader of the Resistance but is it worth the sacrifice?"
Negation #21 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
FIRST LOOK: INVINCIBLE #6
Invincible #6 will arrive in stores this month from Image Comics. The issue is written by Robert Kirkman, with art by Cory Walker.
Here's how Image describes the issue:
"Mark and his good buddy, William go on a trip to Upstate University to see if they want to attend college there next year. All seems to be going well, they spend the day touring dorms, meeting faculty and checking out all the hot college chicks. The only problem is something has gone wrong at Upstate... something terribly wrong. Luckily for them the worldıs coolest new superhero, Invincible, is on hand to save their bacon. This stand-alone story is a perfect jumping on point for new readers, a great opportunity to find out what all the buzz is about."
Invincible #6 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO UPDATE
In case you missed The Continuum's coverage of Wizard World Chicago, here are some links:
For DC's Superman panel, CLICK HERE.
For Top Cow's Witchblade panel, CLICK HERE.
For DC's Vertigo panel, CLICK HERE.
For Marvel's Ultimate panel, CLICK HERE.
For Marvel's X-Men panel, CLICK HERE.
For DC's DC Universe panel, CLICK HERE.
For the Aspen panel, CLICK HERE.
For the Marvel panel, CLICK HERE.
For the WildStorm panel, CLICK HERE.
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