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Monday, September 15, 2003


Check here in The Continuum after midnight for DC Comics' solicitations for December, with more than 100 cover images and DC Direct product photos.

DC has provided The Continuum with an early look at the cover to Batman #622. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.

Image Comics' solicitations will be published here in The Continuum after midnight Tuesday night.


Underworld technicially isn't a comic-book movie. It isn't based on a comic book.

But, like The Matrix franchise, the movie very much has a comics feel and should attract comics readers to theaters when it opens this Friday. The film, starring Kate Beckinsale, is also being adapted into a comic by IDW Publishing.

Furthering the connection is Kevin Grevioux, a co-writer, producer and actor, who has a long affinity for comics. The Continuum caught up with Grevioux over the weekend and he discussed the movie, his favorite comics and IDW Publishing's adaptation. For the complete interview, CLICK HERE.


The WB has released story information about "Conviction," the season premiere episode of Angel set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. (ET).

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Taking over the Los Angeles offices of the supernatural law firm Wolfram and Hart proves to be more challenging than expected for Angel (David Boreanaz) and the gang, especially when their first case involves representing an evil client (guest star Rod Rowland) who threatens to destroy the city. As the gang settles into their new careers at the law firm, they meet new and familiar faces, including the mysterious Eve (guest star Sarah Thompson), who will act as Angel's liaison to Wolfram and Hart's senior partners, and the bubbly vampire Harmony (guest star Mercedes McNab) who is Angel's new assistant. Most surprising of all is the arrival of Angel's old nemesis and fellow vampire-with-a-soul, Spike (James Marsters), who makes a miraculous appearance."

The episode was written and directed by Joss Whedon


Marvel Comics on Monday released a preview of NYX, includuing the cover to the third issue that introduces a new character.

Although not confirmed by Marvel, it is believed the character is the comic-book version of X23, created by Marvel Studios' Craig Kyle for the X-Men: Evolution animated series on Kids' WB!.

NYX launches on Oct. 10. Here's how Marvel describes the series:

"Professor Charles Xavier can't educate and provide a welcome home for every young mutant in the world. His gift of creating hope from despair doesn't reach everyone who needs it, and that simple premise serves as the basis of NYX.

"Written by the Marvel Editor-in-Chief himself - Joe Quesada, and illustrated by exclusive Marvel creator and rising superstar Joshua Middleton, this new street-level X-Men series introduces a pack of New York City gutterpunks, a group of young mutants that have to rely on themselves for everything from food to shelter to love. Kids who instead of preparing for Magneto's next big assault in the Danger Room, must learn to survive in the cold, harsh, and dangerous world of the city that never sleeps - begging for change in Washington Square Park and finding a warm place to sleep in the Port Authority bus station.

"But while the cast of NYX will be the mutants who fall through the cracks of Xavier's dream, it won't be without its ties to the core X-Men universe. By December's NYX #3, readers will be introduced to a new character that is related to one of the most prominent mutants characters of all time. A very close blood relative to a current X-Man, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same..."

Click on the thumbnails below for larger images from NYX #1.


Sojourn #27 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from CrossGen Entertainment. The issue is written by Ian Edginton, penciled by Greg Land, inked by Jay Leisten and colored by Justin Ponsor.

Here's how CrossGen describes the issue:

"Arwyn gets wet and wild. Sick of the desert sand, our fearsome foursome sets sail for Skarnhime - but no one warned them about sea serpents! Surrounded by waves and beasts, can Arwyn, Kreeg and Gareth truly trust the thief called Cassidy?"

Sojourn #27 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.


Grumpy Old Monsters #1 will arrive in stores in November from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, with art by Paco Cavero and Guillermo Mendoza.

Here's how IDW describes the issue:

"When humans grow old, they call it the 'Twilight Years.' But when classic monsters like Dracula, Wolf-man, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's monster grow old they call it the 'Twilight Zone Years.'

"With no more villages to wreck, pyramids to bust out of, or victims to haunt, the monsters had no choice but to retire to the old monsters' home. Life seemed easy enough, room and board provided and lots of time to rest in peace. What more could a monster want?

"How about one last adventure?

"When land developers threaten to raze Castle Frankenstein, the classic monsters decide to bust out of the rest home to right one last wrong for all monsterdom!"

"We have always loved the old monsters," said Anderson, "and we felt it would be a wonderful, fun adventure to turn them into a sort of scary 'Over the Hill Gang.' There's humor in this series for everybody, from kids to grownups.'

Grumpy Old Monsters #1 will cost $3.99.

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* For Tuesday, Sept. 9, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, Sept. 8, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

* For Saturday, Sept. 6, including Sharon Stone talking about Catwoman, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, Sept. 5, including Spider-Man/MTV news, CLICK HERE.

* For Thursday, Sept. 4, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.

* For Wednesday, Sept. 3, including Spider-Man animated news, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, Sept.2, including Justice League and Batman news, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, Sept.1, including Street Fighter and Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.

* 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.

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