Tuesday, September 30, 2003
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED UPDATE
Cartoon Network has scheduled five new two-part episodes of Justice League for November.
Saturday, Nov. 1: “A Better World”
When Lex Luthor finally goes too far, Superman decides to take the law into his own hands. Ruling with an iron fist, the Man of Steel and his fellow heroes set out to eliminate all the crime from their world.
Saturday, Nov. 8: “Eclipsed”
When peace-keeping soldiers in the Middle East unearth an ancient hidden temple, they unwittingly release a vengeful spirit that possesses one of them. This spirit’s only goal is the total destruction of mankind, and even the Justice League is powerless to resist it.
Saturday, Nov. 15: “The Terror Beyond”
After Aquaman frees Solomon Grundy, Hawkgirl and the Justice League are convinced that the Lord of Atlantis has gone rogue. But when the trail leads them to the mysterious Dr. Fate, they discover there is more to this strange partnership than meets the eye.
Saturday, Nov. 22: “The Secret Society”
While the strain of working so closely together begins to tear apart the Justice League, Gorilla Grodd returns and forms a tightly-knit group of villains – a Secret Society whose only goal is the destruction of the League.
Saturday, Nov. 29: “Hereafter”
After Superman makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his fellow heroes, the Justice League and rest of the grieving planet must learn to live in a world without Superman.
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TALKS ULTIMATE FF
Brian Michael Bendis said that the origin of the Fantastic Four in Ultimate Fantastic Four will not incorporate the elements of the space race that were used in the Marvel Universe version.
"That's not something that's part out of our lives right now," said Bendis, who is writing the December-debuting title with Mark Millar. "We're not going to spoil it now, but we came up with a take on the origin that has something to do with something that is of interest right now, and what our whole world will be like in the next century.
"And making Reed Richards a more fun character with that kind of technology. You have to buy it to find out what it is, but it's not cosmic rays."
Bendis said co-writing the book with Millar has been "a pretty outrageous experience and new challenge for us as writers."
"We thought it would be awesome idea to see what it would be like to have Mark's Ultimate story-telling and my character moments and dialogue mixed in together to see what that would feel like together."
Showtime has released five images from the upcoming "Strange Attraction" episode of Jeremiah.
The images show Luke Perry as Jeremiah, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Kurdy, Sean Astin as Mr. Smith, Peter Stebbings as Markus and Ingrid Kavelaars as Erin.
"Strange Attraction" is scheduled to air on Friday, Oct. 24. The second season of Jeremiah begins on Friday, Oct. 10.
Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images and look for more Jeremiah news soon here in The Continuum.
FIRST LOOK: WAY OF THE RAT #17
Way of the Rat #17 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from CrossGen Entertainment. The issue is written by Chuck Dixon, penciled by Jeff Johnson, inked by Tom Ryder and colored by Chris Garcia.
Here's how CrossGen describes the issue:
"When the Silken Ghost discovers a weapon that can save the city of Zhumar from the ghost of Judge X’ain, Boon Sai Hong once again leaps into the crossroads of destiny."
Way of the Rat #17 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
Much like its original World Premiere Toons project, the purpose of this new multi-million dollar program will be to produce a series of fully animated “pilots” over the next two years that will serve to identify exciting new characters and creative situations suitable for full-series development.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Sept. 24, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 23, including Angel news and images, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 22, including Marvel's solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 20, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 19, including 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.
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