Friday, November 21, 2003
DC COMICS AT WIZARD WORLD TEXAS
DC Comics will be staging a panel at Wizard World Texas in Arlington on Friday.
For a report on the panel, with new images, check back here later on Friday.
IDW PUBLISHING FOR FEBRUARY
IDW Publishing has released its solicitation information for February.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
MIKE WIERINGO EXCLUSIVE TO MARVEL
Fantastic Four artist Mike Wieringo has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Comics through 2005. Wieringo will continue to work with writer Mark Waid on FF, which starts a key new story arc in January with #509.
"While it's no secret to folks who keep up with comics news that the summer was pretty 'eventful' for me, I'm really happy to say that things have worked out for the best in the end," said Wieringo. "I'm proud and excited that Marvel thought enough of my work that they would be want to offer me an exclusive agreement to draw for them for the next couple of years. Working with Mark Waid, [FF editor] Tom Brevoort and Joe Quesada has been a blast -- and it's a wonderful thing that it's going to continue.
"As cliche as it might sound, illustrating Fantastic Four has been a dream come true. I grew up reading the FF, Spider-Man, the X-Men and all the other wonderful characters that fill out the Marvel Universe, and I've been fortunate to work on many of them. My experience on FF has been a special one, however.
"It's been really thrilling to work on Marvel's flagship title -- the one that started the whole ball rolling. And having the opportunity to work with Mark, and to be given the opportunity to add our spin to these incredible characters has been an honor."
"I've been a fan of 'Ringo's work for years," said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. "As an artist his clean line work and wonderful characterization has made me envious of his skills for way too many years. And I think that fans will agree with me when I say that Mike's work on the FF has redefined the look of the characters and book in a way that has made it accessible to a whole new audience."
Fantastic Four #509, the start of the threepart "Hereafter" story arc, goes on sale Jan. 21. Click on the thumbnails above for a look at the covers to FF #509, #510 and #511.
The WB has announced that it will show last season's two-part finale of Smallville in December.
The Wednesday, Dec. 3 episode will be "Calling."
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Dr. Walden (guest star Rob Labelle) wakes up from his coma and tells Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) and Lionel (John Glover) that Clark (Tom Welling) is an alien and must be destroyed. Meanwhile, a romantic encounter between Clark and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) hints at a promising future, but after Chloe (Allison Mack) finds out they are together, Lana pulls back."
In other Smallville news, The WB released ratings from "Shattered," Wednesday's final episodes for the November sweeps.
Smallville was No. 2 in its time period in six key demos, including adults 18-34 (3.6 rating/11 share), persons 12-34 (3.7/11), men 18-34 (3.2/11) and men 12-34 (3.4/12). Smallville was also #3 in its time period in women 18-34 (4.0/10), women 12-34 (3.9/11) and men 18-49 (2.5/7).
The series also achieved its best ratings of the season in women 18-34 (4.0/10) and women 18-49 (3.2/8).
HELLBOY MOVIE UPDATE
The first trailer for the Hellboy movie was released on Thursday as director Guillermo del Toro prepares to greet fans at Wizard World Texas this weekend.
The trailer was shown on Access Hollywood and can now be downloaded at Yahoo Movies.
Click on the thumbnails below for images from the trailer.
Del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will stage a panel about the movie on Saturday at Wizard World Texas. Look for a complete report after the panel here in The Continuum.
For covers and four-page previews of titles arriving in stores in December, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Eclipse & Vega #2 from SSS Comics and Masks: Too Hot for TV! from DC Comics.
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