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Wednesday, December 10, 2003

MUTANT X UPDATE

Tribune Entertainment has released four images from the next new episode of the syndicated Mutant X television series.

The images are from "No Exit," which is scheduled to air the week of Jan. 12. The images show Karen Cliche as Lexa and Victoria Pratt as Shalimar.

"No Exit" is the ninth episode of the third season.

For a complete rundown of third-season episodes, CLICK HERE.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more Mutant X news, including an inteview with Pratt, soon here in The Continuum.





DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Dec. 17, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Human Target #5, Kamikaze #3, Lucifer #45, Outsiders #7, Robin #121 and Rose & Thorn #1.



AVENGERS/JLA CONCLUDES IN FEBRUARY

The climactic fourth issue of the Avengers/JLA mini-series by Kurt Busiek and George Perez has been rescheduled by DC Comics for an in-store date of Feb. 18.

"What happened is that I worked myself into tendonitis with the cover to issue #3," Perez said. "No one else is to blame but me: not Marvel, not DC. I've been slowed down a tad, but I'm determined to get this thing done. I just don't want to let anyone down by rushing at the end. I'm grateful to everyone involved for being so patient.

"And I'd like to point out that despite having two creators who've had their share of physical ailments in the last few years, we've delivered three issues on time!"

Perez first announced the delay at Wizard World Texas, noting that the injury-inducing cover to #3 took him three weeks to complete.

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MOONSTONE BOOKS FOR APRIL

Moonstone Books has released its solicitation information for April.

For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.

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TEEN TITANS ANIMATED UPDATE

Upcoming episodes of Teen Titans on Kids' WB! include "Sisters" on Saturday, Dec. 20 and "Divide and Conquer" on Saturday, Dec. 27.

For the complete Kids' WB! schedule for the week of Dec. 15, CLICK HERE.

For the complete Kids' WB! schedule for the week of Dec. 22, CLICK HERE.

In other Teen Titans news, DC's new comics series Teen Titans Go! will be featured in subscriber copies of the January issue of Sports Illustrated For Kids. The issue will feature an 8-page excerpt from Teen Titans Go! #1.

The excerpt appears at full magazine size and includes the cover image from Teen Titans Go! #1 and a newly created Teen Titans Go! activity page. The section will also include the Comic Shop Locator Service number, giving it exposure in more than 625,000 subscriber copies of Sports Illustrated For Kids.

The January Sports Illustrated For Kids is scheduled to reach subscribers beginning on Dec. 15.



JOE KELLY, MIKE MCKONE EXCLUSIVE TO DC

DC Comics on Tuesday announced it has reached exclusive agreement extensions of one year with Justice League writer Joe Kelly and Teen Titans artist Mike McKone.

Kelly's next project for DC will be Justice League Elite. "DC has been my home for over four years now, and I am thrilled to continue our relationship," Kelly said. "Everyone has proven very easy to work with. My editors are all top notch: supportive, creative, and enthusiastic about the work. The projects I have slated for 2004 are very diverse, including the provocative Justice League Elite and the revamp of a beloved character (more on that soon!). Creatively, I couldn't be happier with my workload, and I anticipate an even wider range of projects as the year progresses."

"I'm glad Joe's sticking around with DC," said senior group editor Mike Carlin."While we'll be shifting to multiple creators on the regular JLA title this year, don't be tricked into thinking Joe's done with the team...just wait till you see what he's cooked up for the new Justice League Elite series! He's got some other new things up his sleeve as well, so it'll be nice to know where to find Joe for another year DC Comics!"

McKone said he "couldn't be happier" in reupping with DC.

"Drawing Teen Titans is the best gig in comics, and I'm delighted that DC has invited me to stick around for another year," McKone said. "Working with Geoff Johns, Eddie Berganza and Tom Palmer Jr. has been the highlight of 15 years of drawing these silly little pamphlets, and we've barely scratched the surface of what we'd like to do with this book."

"One of the things I attribute the success of Teen Titans to is Mike McKone's mighty pencils," said senior editor Eddie Berganza. "He makes the fantastic seem plausible. When Cyborg steps onto San Francisco's streets, you can feel the ground shake. When Deathstroke pummels Robin, you can feel the Boy Wonder's pain. I'm glad we've got Mike on our side, and I think we're going to get even better stuff from him in the months to come."

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BRIEFLY

  • Upcoming episodes of Smallville on The WB include "Exile" on Wednesday, Dec. 17 and "Phoenix" on Wednesday, Dec. 24; they are repeats of the first episodes of the third season. Click on the thumbnails above for larger and fuller images from the episodes.

  • According to Variety, Katie Holmes is in talks to play the female lead in the new Batman movie. She will be offered the role after a screen test with Christian Bale.

  • Diamond has released statistic for actual sales in November. For a rundown of companies' market shares, CLICK HERE. For the top 25 books, CLICK HERE, and for Nos. 26-50, CLICK HERE

  • Coming Thursday: Spider-Man news -- and much more!!!



    COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

    In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:

    * For Thursday, Dec. 4, including DC news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Dec. 3, including DC news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Dec. 2, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Dec. 1, including X2 movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Nov. 29, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Nov. 28, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Nov. 27, including Transformers news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Nov. 26, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Nov. 25, including X2 movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Nov. 24, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.

    * For Sunday, Nov. 23, including Hellboy movie news from Wizard World Texas, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Nov. 22, including the DC Comics and Devil's Due panels at Wizard World Texas, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Nov. 21, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Nov. 20, including Image Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Nov. 19, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Nov. 18, including DC Comics' solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Nov. 17, including Astro Boy news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Nov. 15, including Wonder Woman news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Nov. 14, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Nov. 13, including Image Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Nov. 12, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Nov. 11, including Tomb Raider news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Nov. 10, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Nov. 8, including DC news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Nov. 7, including Dark Horse solicitations, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Nov. 6, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.


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