Friday, September 5, 2003
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Adventures of Superman #620, Batman: Death and the Maidens #2, Demon: Driven Out #1, Fables #17, Gotham Central #11, Green Arrow #30, H-E-R-O #8, JLA #86 and JSA: All Stars #5..
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Punisher #31, New X-Men #146, Emma Frost #3, Spectacular Spider-Man #4, Incredible Hulk #60, Venom #4 and Captain America #17.
SPIDER-MAN SEASON FINALES
Sony Television has provided The Continuum with complete plot details for the final two episodes of the first season of MTV's Spider-Man animated series.
For a complete rundown, with spoilers, CLICK HERE.
TEEN TITANS #2 GETS SECOND PRINTING
DC Comics has announced it is sending the sold-out Teen Titans #2 back to press. Teen Titans #2 Second Printing features a new cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza that was first seen in Wizard magazine.
It is scheduled to be in stores on Oct. 1.
"It's just great to see the readers, retailers and DC supporting the book like this," said Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns.
"The first issue of Teen Titans sold out three printings, so it's no secret that demand for this series is very strong," said Bob Wayne, DC's VP - sales & marketing. "Going back to press on this issue will help retailers bring new readers on board."
CAPCOM CALENDAR FROM DREAMWAVE
Dreamwave Productions will be releasing a Capcom Calendar 2004 in October.
Dreamwave provided The Continuum with several preview art pieces, including the calendar cover by Ramil "Doe" Sunga; Rival Schools: Akira vs. Daigo Wild by Susan Luo; Darkstalkers: Morrigan vs. Q-Bee by Hyung Tae Kim; and Mega Man: Woodman vs. Kobun by Alan Wang.
Others providing art include Pat Lee, Lou Kang, Ed McGuinness and Mark Brooks.
Click on the thumbnails for fuller and larger images.
THE HEDGE KNIGHT #1 SELLS OUT
Image Comics has announced that Diamond has sold out of George R.R. Martin's The Hedge Knight #1 by George R.R. Martin, Ben Avery, Mike S. Miller and Mike Crowell.
The issue was available with three covers, by Miller, Michael Kaluta and the Brothers Hildebrandt.
"Given the broad appeal of this title's source material, I think it's clear George R.R. Martin's The Hedge Knight was under-ordered," said Image director of marketing Eric Stephenson.
"Everyone who picked up the preview in San Diego was incredibly enthusiastic about this book, and when copies of the first issue hit Wizard World Chicago last month, they immediately sold out."
"Unless you read the original story, you've never read anything like this before," said Les Dabel, vice president and new business director of Roaring Studios. "It's a powerful story driven by characters and circumstances rather than by the tired cliches you tend to find in comics these days. We were actually a bit worried about the way the first book in the series would be received because it doesn't really have any significant action sequences."
Future issues of the title will feature variant covers, including #2 by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, #3 by Tom Mandrake, #4 by Tom Yeates and #5 by Ted
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Saturday, Aug. 30, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 29, including Justice League season-premiere news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 28, including Smallville season-premiere news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Mutant X and Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 26, including Transformers news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 25, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 23, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 22, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 21, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 20, CLICK HERE.
Here's how ADV describes the book:
"The plane carrying the students of Jindai High School on a trip to Okinawa is hijacked, and they find themselves miles from their destination, and in great danger. It's up to the dangerously gung-ho undercover agent/student/clueless dreamboat Sosuke Sagara to save the day again."
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