Tuesday, November 11, 2003
GREG LAND COVERS TOMB RAIDER
Top Cow has commissioned the artistic team of Sojourn, artist Greg Land, inker Jay Leisten and colorist Justin Ponsor, to create the cover to Tomb Raider #40, due in March.
The standalone issue, by writer James Bonny and artist Wilson Tortosa, focuses on Lara unexpectedly reuniting with her love Chase Carver, who is believed to be dead.
Here's how Top Cow describes the book:
The storyline in this special issue shipping in stores in March 2004 takes Lara Croft into a strange wilderness where she battles a malevolent force bent on her destruction. It is during this journey that she reunites with what appears to be Chase Carver and focuses on how Lara deals with seeing someone she loves who she thought was dead."
"We thought it would be a real treat for the fans to see such an artistic rendition of Lara Croft by such a well-respected artist as Greg Land," said Joel Elad, Top Cow's director of marketing. "Plus we feel that this standalone issue serves as a great jumping-on point for new fans."
For more on Top Cow's March plans, CLICK HERE.
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN DVD UPDATE
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- based on the America's Best Comics title by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill -- will arrive on DVD on Dec. 16 with a suggested retail price of $27.98.
The two-disc set showcases English 5.1 DTS, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Dolby Surround and Spanish Dolby Surround sound and is available in either Widescreen (aspect ratio 2:35:1) or Pan & Scan (aspect ratio 1:33:1), each presented in silver and gold amaray packaging, respectively.
Both versions contain the following bonus features: Actor and Producer commentaries with Trevor Albert, Jason Flemyng and Tony Curran, a Visual Effects commentary by the Production Designer, Costume Designer, Make-up Effects, Visual Effects and the Miniatures Creators, a making of featurette, 12 deleted scenes, and more.
The film was directed by Stephen Norrington, who also directed Blade. The cast includes Sean Connery as Allan Quartermain, Nasseruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Pete Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran as the Invisible Man, Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Jekyll.
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HURRICANE TO PUBLISH SNAKE PLISSKEN
Taking on full publishing responsibilities, Hurricane Entertainment on Tuesday announcd the upcoming release of the third and four issues of John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles.
Jan Utstein-O'Neill, publisher for Hurricane Entertainment said, "Rumors of Snake's death are greatly exaggerated. Here's a perfect example of life imitating art. As any Snake fan knows Mr. Plissken is not dead."
The entire series will ship exactly as solicited at 32 pages, $2.99 each, written by William O'Neill, penciled by Tone Rodriguez and colored by Chris Blythe. All previous orders through Diamond will be fulfilled.
"It was a dream to bring John Carpenter's vision to comics and I'm proud to say this story arc will be completed as originally intended. Same creators, same printer, same paper and even more thrills," said O'Neill.
Rodriguez said, "My dream was to have an original Michael Golden masterpiece grace our fourth cover. Wait till you see this beauty. Pencils, inks and colors by Golden. It's just awesome. Even Snake film [roducer Debra Hill was blown away."
Snake Plissken Chronicles #3 is at Quebecor Printing right now and will ship at the end of this month. The fourth issue is penciled and entering the final phases of production.
As for future story arcs, Hurricane is currently speaking with several publishers.
"We thank our friends at CrossGen for helping us launch this series," said Utstein-O'Neill. "We've believed in this book from the very beginning and I'm proud to say we deliberately over-printed the first two issues so that every fan could jump aboard at any time."
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN HITS 50
Marvel's first Ulitmate title, Ultimate Spider-Man, will commemorate its 50th issue on Dec. 3 with a double-sized issues.
"Now 60 issues in, working on Ultimate Spider-Man is still this amazing, creatively fulfilling honor," said writer Brian Michael Bendis. "In a million years I would have never imagined that we would be looking at this book so high on the sales charts and, more importantly, so warmly thought of by readers of all ages and tastes. Mark [Bagley] and Art [Thibert] are delivering work that I firmly believe will be remembered for years.
"When I saw the art coming in for #50, I thought to myself that it reads just like a #1 issue for new readers, and as a celebration of these past four years for current fans of the series! A new chapter of Ultimate Spider-man -- that's the whole point of the Ultimate line! And if we're doing it at issue #50, we'll still be doing it at issue #100!"
The issue, part of Marvel's Ultimate Starts stunt, kicks off a new story arc "Claws," that introduces a jewel-thieving femme fatale who's going to make life very complicated for Spider-Man in the coming months, as well as complicate the love life of Peter Parker -- Ultimate Black Cat.
The story arc also features the Kinping and Elektra, as they, Spidey and the Black Cat all fight to possess an ancient stone tablet with unimaginable power.
Ultimate Spider-Man #50 will be 48 pages and will cost $2.99.
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For covers and five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Negation #24 from CrossGen Entertainment and Bloodstream #1 from Image Comics.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Nov. 5, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 4, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 3, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, Nov. 2, including the DC panel at Las Vegas, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Nov. 1, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 31, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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