Monday, November 3, 2003
STATIC SHOCK UPDATE
"The stories are very nicely written," Hoberg said last weekend at the Las Vegas Comic Convention. "It's a well-done show."
One of the more interesting episodes that Hoberg worked on involved players from the National Basketball Association, including Karl Malone, Yao Ming, Steve Nash and Vince Carter.
"They actually become super-powered," Hoberg said. "They put on super-powered suits."
Despite various time periods and a yearly hiatus from the Kids' WB! schedule, Static Shock continues to be popular.
Hoberg, whose animation credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fox Kids' X-Men, also worked on an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League. "It involves Gorilla Grodd and a new group of super-villains," he said.
Hoberg remains active in comics, drawing a Batman Family one-shot last year and producing comics for the NBA, independent from the Static episode. He is currently writing and drawing Gizmo and Gears for ModernTales.com.
"It's the best thing that I've ever done," Hoberg said. "It's basically an homage to Magnus Robot Fighter and Metal Men and those kinds of comics I enjoyed as a kid."
TOP COW'S BIG MARCH
A crossover, a relaunch and a special cover are on tap from Top Cow Productions in March.
Top Cow will team Dreamwave Productions on Darkminds/Witchblade. The 48-page one-shot that will be written by David Wohl, and Dreamwave's Pat Lee will provide the cover.
"Hopefully, we'll be doing more work with Dreamwave," Top Cow's Joel Elad told The Continuum.
Codename: Strykeforce will return in March, with a five-issue arc written by Jay Faerber and drawn by Tyler Kirkham.
"We're keeping Stryker and one other character from the old series," Elad said.
Sojourn artist Greg Land is providing the cover to Tomb Raider #40, a standalone story that serves as a jumping-on point to the series.
In other Top Cow news:
* Elad said voting has been brisk for the Witchblade death pool. The final results will be in April's Witchblade #75.
* Top Cow's crossovers with Marvel -- Witchblade/Wolverine and Darkness/Hulk -- are slated for mid-2004. Paul Jenkins and Dale Keown will team on Darkness/Hulk.
X-MEN: EVOLUTION UPDATE
Warner Home Video will release another installment of the X-Men: Evolution series, Powers Revealed, on Feb. 10.
Episodes are from the second season of the Kids' WB! series and include:
"The Beast of Bayville"
In an attempt to quell his growing animal instincts, Bayville High teacher Hank McCoy tests a serum on himself, and unleashes the beast within.
During Scott's visit to Hawaii, he attempts to rescue his brother, Alex, who has been pulled out to sea on his surfboard during a terrible storm.
"On Angel's Wings"
A new mutant appears in New York during the Christmas holiday Angel (Warren K. Worthington III), who wants to be the guardian angel of the city, and publicly help people. But his actions are bringing unwanted attention.
Just as Evan's slacker attitude prompts the decision to send him back to his parents, Storm's state of mind is questioned when she hallucinates that ghostly shadows are haunting her. Or perhaps she's not hallucinating...
LAS VEGAS COMIC CONVENTION GALLERY
The first Las Vegas Comic Convention ended on Sunday. Below is a gallery of professionals who attended the show.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more news from Las Vegas on Tuesday here in The Continuum.
Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Brereton and Kurt Busiek
Saul Colt, Darwyn Cooke and Mark Englert
Ale Garza, Christian Gossett and Steven Grant
Adam Hughes, Ron Lim and Joseph Michael Linsner
Jeff Mariotte, Ted Naifeh and William O'Neill
Brian Pulido, Darick Robertson and Roger Robinson
Cheyenne Silver, Mark Texeira and Jill Thompson
Billy Tucci, J.H. Williams III and Bill Willingham
Alex Robinson and Joshua Dysart
Bryan J. Kinnard and Billy Martinez
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Titles include Plastic Man #1 from DC Comics, Wanted #1 from Image Comics and Stargate SG-1: P.O.W. #1 from Avatar Press.
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