Friday, November 7, 2003
DARK HORSE FOR FEBRUARY
Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitation information for February.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
JEREMIAH SEASON FINALES
Showtime will wrap up its second season of Jeremiah on Friday with a two-part finale.
The first episode, "The Mysterious Mister Smith," airs at 10 p.m. In the episode, Kurdy tries to unravel the mysteries that surround Mister Smith. Jeremiah has a "High Noon" encounter with the citizens of Milhaven when some of Daniel's disciples storm into town.
The episode was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Mike Vejar.
The second episode, "Voices in the Dark," will at 10:45 p.m. In the episode, Adam comes to Milhaven to kill Jeremiah and nearly succeeds, sending Jeremiah, Kurdy and Mister Smith on a dangerous mission into one of Daniel's strongholds.
The episode was written by Straczynski and directed by Martin Wood.
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TEEN TITANS ANIMATED UPDATE
Cartoon Network has announced that a new episode of Teen Titans, "Car Trouble," will air Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 8:05 p.m. (ET).
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Cyborg has just finished building the vehicle of his dreams: the super-cool, super-fast, ultra-high-tech T-Car. But before Cyborg can take it out for a spin, the Titans are called to an electronics superstore where Overload, an electrical menace, is wreaking havoc. But after the Titans capture Overload, Cyborg freaks because the T-Car is gone. A wild adventure unfolds as the T-Car changes hands from bad guy to worse guy."
In other Teen Titans news, the show's premiere on Kids' WB! provided strong ratings last Saturday in its 8:30 a.m. (ET) time slot.
Teen Titans ranked as the No. 3 overall program in Boys 6-11 (6.4 rating/29 share), only behind Jackie Chan Adventures and Pokemon: Advanced, No. 4 in Male Tweens 9-14, and among the top 10 overall spots in Kids 6-11 (4.0/20) and Tweens 9-14 (4.0/24).
STAR WARS: CLONE WARS EPISODE GUIDE
Star Wars: Clone Wars, a "micro-series" consisting of 20 animated shorts, will air on Cartoon Network beginning Friday. The first 10 chapters will debut weekdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) through Nov. 20.
Star Wars: Clone Wars continues the saga where Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones left off -- at the beginning of the Clone Wars, an epic civil war that pits the Galactic Republic against the vast Separatist movement headed by the Dark Lords of the Sith.
Each episodic short will be approximately three minutes in length. Clone Wars is being produced at Cartoon Network Studios by a team led by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory.
For a rundown of the first 10 episodes, CLICK HERE.
MUTANT X UPDATE
Tribune Entertainment has released story information about two upcoming episodes of Mutant X.
"The Hand of God" is the episode airing in syndication the week of Nov. 10. In the episode, the Mutant X team embarks on a mission to locate and capture a powerful super-mutant who possesses god-like powers.
The episode was written by Rick Drew and directed by Terry Ingram.
"Wasteland" is the episode airing in syndication the week of Nov. 17. In the episode, Jesse (Forbes March) is forced to reconnect with his former fiance when the Mutant X team learns that her company is involved in the genetic manipulation of crops.
The episode is written by Al Septien and Turi Meyer and directed by Rene Bonniere.
ONI PRESS ROUNDUP
Oni Press has announced a special hardcover edition of its upcoming The Complete Soulwind graphic novel that will ship on Nov. 19. Written and drawn by Scott Morse, the series debuted more than six years ago, and was eventually released as five volumes. This collection will be the first time the entire story has appeared in under one cover.
The hardcover edition will be limited to 100 copies. It will be sold to comic shops exclusively by Coldcut Distribution. Consumers can also buy it from Oni Press through its website or at conventions. While the interior material will be the same as in the trade paperback, it will feature a new painted cover by Morse.
"A giant Soulwind compendium has probably been the most requested book amongst Oni fans," Oni publisher Joe Nozemack said, "with a small contingent lobbying for it to be a hardcover book. Scott showed us the hardcover version of his Barefoot Serpent graphic novel, and it became obvious that this was a book we wanted on our shelf, too. Since the normal solicitation time had already gone, we decided to do this really special, and to work with Coldcut, who have been a great friend to independent comics over the years."
The book will be 520 pages and will cost $60.
Oni's Jamie S. Rich, who wrote a letter to the Tales of Ordinary Madness comic book in 1992, is editing Oni's collection of the four-issue mini-series written by Malcolm Bourne and drawn by Mike Allred.
"This is a thrill for me," Rich said. "I had corresponded with Malcolm Bourne back then. He was one of the top echelon of letterhacks in comics, and this was his big break into writing the stuff that preceded the letters pages. That alone had me excited. Little did I know what I was in for. Malcolm's story was a deep, dark look inside the workings of the human mind, and his collaborator was a perfect choice to render the dense layers of insanity. I would soon discover that said collaborator was starting to show a bit of madness on his own in a little comic called Madman.
"So, for me, this really brings me back to a place where I was simply a fan, a true enjoyment of comics. Usually, you hear an editor talk up a book, and it's marketing. Of course he likes it, he's the editor! But here is Tales of Ordinary Madness, a book I was a big fan of, and one that inspired me to want to do comics‹and here I get to bring it to a new audience.˛
The book will be 112 black-and-white pages and will arrive in stores on Feb. 18. The color cover is designed by Keith Wood, and the introduction is written by Terry Moore.
"We're extremely happy to know Rise of the Snake Men has been so well received," said MV's Val Staples. "We've been so busy making sure issues two and three are even better than the first, that we haven't had the chance to stop and celebrate!"
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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, Oct. 30, including IDW news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 29, including Marvel Comics movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 28, including Marvel Comics movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 27, including Marvel Comics solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 25, including Image Comics solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 24, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 23, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 22, including DC Comics first looks and Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 21, including DC Comics' solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 20, including Star Wars and Halle Berry news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 18, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 17, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 16, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 15, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 13, including Hulk and Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 11, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 10, including Dark Horse's solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 9, including Avengers news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 8, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 7, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 6, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 4, including Star Wars news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 3, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 2, including Spider-Man news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 1, including Jutice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 30, including Jutice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 29, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 27, including Batman news, CLICK HERE.
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