Thursday, December 11, 2003
TEEN TITANS ANIMATED UPDATE
The Continuum has obtained the first images of Terra, the new character to be introduced in the upcoming second season of the Teen Titans animated series on Cartoon Network.
Terra is described as a "powerful young girl with the ability to move mountains."
Terra will be featured in the Saturday, Jan. 24 episode, titled "Terra."
Here's how Cartoon Network describes the episode:
"The Teen Titans meet Terra, a small teenage girl with big powers. Gifted with amazing earth-moving abilities, Terra can make rocks fly, mountains crumble, and the ground tremble beneath her feet. At first, it seems like this young hero might make a great addition to the team. But Terra has a secret, and only Slade knows the truth."
The second season of Teen Titans begins on Saturday, Jan. 10.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Captain Marvel #17, Daredevil #55, Exiles #39, Fantastic Four #508, New X-Men #150, Runaways #9, Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Ourt of Reach #2, Uncanny X-Men #435, Wolverine #9 and X-Treme X-Men #37.
The WB series Angel reached its 100th episode last week with the production of the "You're Welcome" episode.
The network released an image from a celebration at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
Pictured are Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia), James Marsters (Spike), Amy Acker (Fred), Alexis Denisof (Wesley), Joss Whedon (Creator and Executive Producer), David Boreanaz (Angel), Andy Hallett (Lorne), J. August Richards (Gunn).
Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.
The "You're Welcome" episode is scheduled for a Feb. 4 broadcast.
In other Angel news, upcoming episodes include a repeat of "Unleashed" on Wednesday, Dec. 17 and "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco" on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include WildGuard: Casting Call #4, Shadows #4, Mythstalkers #6 and Trakk Studio Edition.
CLOAK & DAGGER IN RUNAWAYS
Marvel's cult-favorite, teenage runaway heroes of the past meet Marvel's cult-favorite, teenage runaway heroes of the present in February's Runaways #11, the start of the new story arc from writer Brian K. Vaughan.
In "Lost & Found," a new two-issue story arc Vaughan's on-the-run team of teenage heroes meet their predecessors -- two streetwise crime fighters who can teach their younger counterparts a thing or two about dark forces, dangerous pyrotechnics and 1980's fashion sense -- Cloak & Dagger.
Art is by guest-penciler Takeshi Miyazawa, with covers by Joshua Middleton.
Runaways #11 will go on sale on Feb. 4.
NEGATION WAR FROM CROSSGEN
CrossGen Entertainment on Wednesday revealed its creative team for the Negation War: writer Tony Bedard, penciler Paul Pelletier, inker Dave Meikis, and colorist Laura Martin.
The six-part event launches in March.
Here's how CrossGen describes Negation War:
"For nearly four years, the building storm has been teased and hinted at in the pages across CrossGen's entire line. The mad-god Charon, having conquered his chaotic universe, has cast his baleful eye across the gulf between realities and covets the bright and thriving worlds in our cosmos. Backed by endless armies and his twisted Lawbringers, the terrifyingly charming emperor has at last given the order to launch the full invasion. Can anything stop the Negation's path of destruction? And who is the spandex-clad hero shown on the first issue's cover? Readers will uncover answers as they join the battle in only three months."
"Charon wants to 'improve' the CrossGen Universe, whether we want it or not, because he feels he knows what's best for everyone...and he'll kill as many people as it takes to do it," Bedard said. "The CGU crew is definitely outmatched. But that's what makes things interesting. You gotta love the underdog. In the pages of Negation, ex-soldier Obregon Kaine and his rag-tag band of escapees have beaten immense odds in their fight for freedom. And along the way, there's been a multitude of 'Holy $#+%; moments, so expect even more of those jaw-dropping shocks in Negation War!"
The first issue will be 32 pages, will cost $2.95 and will be in stores on March 24.
Dreamwave Productions has provided The Continuum with six preview pages from Maximo, the one-shot based on the Capcom video game.
Beau Smith, the writer of the upcoming Capcom video game Maximo II, writes the comic. Maximo finds himself once again called on to save a kingdom from the clutches of evil. This time evil comes in the form of Skabb and his legion of decaying demons of death known as The Rot. This comic brings all the action of the video game and gives the readers an extra layer to the story of Maximo!
The art is by Alan Wang.
"Maximo was such an amazing game and I'm really excited to have this oppurtunity to be the first to translate Capcom's infamous Maximo franchise into a comic book," Wang said. "With Beau Smith at the helm, and Maximo 2 just around the corner, this is going to be a very exciting yeah for all of us here at Dreamwave and Capcom. Maximo, Beauty is only sword deep..."
Maximo, a 40-page one-shot, will arrive in stores in January and will cost $3.95. Click on the thumbnails above for larger images.
POW! is in the business of creating and licensing intellectual property for the entertainment industry, including feature films, television programming, animation projects, video games, merchandising and related entertainment venues. Stan Lee is a founder and the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW!
"A decision had to be made," Struzan said, "a book of lesser quality now or the book we have all been anticipating with the quality we wish but at a later date. We opted to postpone for quality sake because the book will be out there for all time and it must represent the artwork as it is meant to be seen. Our regrets for the delay, but we believe that patience will pay off in the quality you deserve."
According to Dreamwave, Drew Struzan: Oeuvre is "a biographical look at the artist's ability to overcome hardship to fulfill his dreams and in turn leave his mark in pop culture history." The book also collects Struzan's body of work in one complete volume.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Dec. 5, including Daredevil movie news, CLICK HERE.
* 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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