Thursday, September 25, 2003
The WB has released six images from "Phoenix," the new episode of Smallville airing on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"After Jor-El grants Jonathan (John Schneider) temporary superpowers, he and Clark (Tom Welling) engage in a destructive battle atop the LuthorCorp building. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) returns home and must determine whether it was Lionel (John Glover) or Helen (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who arranged his plane crash."
"Phoenix" was directed by James Marshall and written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders.
Click on the thumbnails for larger and more complete images and look for more Smallville news soon here in The Continuum.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include New X-Men #147, Thanos #1, Exiles #35, Avengers #70, Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure #1, Elektra #28 and New Mutants #5.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Superman: Birthright #4, Batman: City of Life #1, Detective Comics #787, Formerly Known as Justice League #4, The Authority #6 and Astro City: Local Heroes #4.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Micronauts #11, Rotogin: Junkbotz #3, Victory #2 and Noble Causes: Distant Relatives #2.
YES, DEAR FEATURES COMICS
The episode is called "Hooked on Comics" and guest-stars Tim Conway as Tom, Greg's father..
"Upon retiring, Tom discovers a penchant for collecting Superman comic books and insists on dressing the part at home and in public. Natalie is mortified by his new hobby and enlists the help of Greg and Jimmy to help Tom find a new, more acceptable way to pass his time. But while trying to divert his father to a new hobby, Greg learns a secret about his dad's personal connection to Superman."
SSS Comics' booth is clearly seen.
"It is hard for me to put into words how excited I am to have my book on CBS Television," said Saul Colt, writer/creator of SSS Comics' Eclipse & Vega. "Yes, Dear is a great show and I really enjoyed working with them. I don't want to give away the plot of the episode but I am positive everyone will laugh and have a great time watching."
WYNONNA EARP AT IDW
IDW Publishing has announced it will release Beau Smith's Wynonna Earp: Home on the Strange beginning in December.
Art for the series is provided by Carlos Ferreira and Silvio Spotti.
Here's how IDW describes the book:
"Over 125 years ago, America's first true organized crime family was born. Called The Cowboys, they were made up of The Clantons, The McLaurys, an assortment of other law-breaking hardcases, and leading them was Curly Bill Brocius. They were known for the red sashes they wore and the way they turned crime into profit along the Arizona/Mexico border.
"Until Wyatt Earp showed up and wrote an end to their tale. At least that's what the history books say.
"In reality, The Cowboys made a deal for immortality. They now head up the global paranormal crime family, which includes disgruntled zombie mailmen, hillbilly gremlins, Bigfoot, the vampire nation, the werewolf faction, demon brokers and spellcasters. But their immortality requires an end to the Earp line, and they didn't reckon on one last descendant: Wynonna Earp--covert U.S. Marshal of the Black Badge Division.
Said Smith: "If you're lookin' for a serious dinner, then go eat with Neil Gaiman. Ya wanna talk hip stuff, shave your head and hang out at the coffee shop, then call Brian Michael Bendis. But if ya wanna dance with the prettiest girl, drink beer and bust the bottle over someone's head, then join me for Wynonna Earp: Home On The Strange. It's the kinda fun ya have when you're too messed up to care!"
The first issue of Wynonna Earp: Home on the Strange will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99. It features a special variant cover by Dwayne Turner. Billy Tucci, creator of Shi, will do a variant cover for #2.
Wednesday: Brian Pulido's Lady Death #8, Ruse #23, Way of the Rat #17.
Oct. 8: The Crossover #8, Crux #29, DemonWars: Eye for an Eye #5, Elzadaor #1 2nd Printing, El Cazador #2.
Oct. 15: The First #35, Meridian #39, Mystic #40, Negation #22, Sigil #40, Solus #7, Sojourn #28.
Oct. 22: Archard's Agents: The Case of the Puzzled Pugilist, Brath #8, Brian Pulido's Lady Death #9, The Path #19, Route 666 #16, Scion #40.
Oct. 29: Crux #30, John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles #3, Ruse #24, Sigil #41 and Way of the Rat #18.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Sept. 19, details on the Mutant X season premiere, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 18, including CrossGen news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 17, including Image Comics' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 16, including DC Comics' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 15, including an Underworld interview, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 13, including Platinum Studios' deal with Disney, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 12, including Dark Horse's solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 11, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 10, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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