Monday, January 5, 2004
DC Comics has provided The Continuum with a preview of Smallville #6, pushed up to be released on Wednesday and timed to fit in with continuity of the television series.
"The lead story of this issue is a tie-in with the Jan. 14 episode, 'Asylum,' and takes place after 'Magnetic,'" Smallville editor Tom Palmer Jr. told The Continuum. "It also sheds more light on the events of 'Shattered' and 'Asylum' and reveals the events that took place while Lex was stranded."
Here's how DC describes the issue:
"Lex and Clark star in a story that explores their fears of telling the truth! Lex finds himself on the psychiatrist's couch explaining his time lost at sea, while Clark is put in a situation in which he must use his powers to save Lana from a criminal. Plus, the tumultuous love life of Pete Ross is spotlighted in a back-up story!"
The issue is written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter, with art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker and Kano and a cover by John Van Fleet.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more Smallville news soon here in The Continuum.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED UPDATE
Michael York will provide a guest-voice during the third season of Cartoon Network's Justice League animated series, The Continuum has learned.
York will portray Ares next season. He previously provided the voice of Count Vertigo in Batman: The Animated Series.
York, 60, has been in more than 40 films, recently playing Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers films. One of his more memorable roles was in Logan's Run.
Look for more Justice League news soon here in The Continuum.
MOONSTONE'S I LOVE A MYSTERY
Moonstone Books has acquired publishing rights to the old-time radio series I Love a Mystery.
Moonstone will first publish a remastered collection of the seldom-seen I Love a Mystery newspaper strip by Don Sherwood, targeted for trade paperback form in late summer.
The radio series, written, produced and directed by Carlton E. Morse, ran from 1939-1953, and there were also four movies (three in the late 1940's and one in 1966).
Here's how Moonstone describes the property:
"I Love a Mystery featured three memorable rough-and-tumble seekers of fun, mayhem and adventure; Jack, Doc and Reggie. A combination of the Three Musketeers and Robin Hood all rolled into one, the three considered themselves Soldiers of Fortune with a difference, ones with a conscience and a morality to adhere to. The three had originally met while fighting for the losing side during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, but they united again stateside after surviving that conflict against seemingly impossible odds.
"In the carefree early days the stories were basically rough and tumble pulp action stories as the trio literally stumbled into adventure just for the fun of it. As Jack put it, 'We simply weren't cut out for regular working hours, we like to move around too much.' Later, the emphasis was more on mystery, adventure, and the supernatural as the trio took on clients and opened the A-1 Detective Agency in Hollywood; Doc hires Jerry Booker, as the A-1's super-scrumptious spunky secretary/co-adventurer."
MUTANT X UPDATE
Steve Byers will play Leo Pierce, the estranged twin brother of Lexa, in "Brother's Keeper," the new episode of Mutant X airing the week of Jan. 19.
Leo is described as a "multiple," a mutant who can change his physiology to become different people. His morphed forms are played by Pedro Migule Arce, Nobby Suzuki and Mica Le John.
Leo lost control of his powers five years ago and was put in an institution run by Eckhart. In "Brother's Keeper," he becomes the main target of an underground operation harvesting mutant organs."
"Brother's Keeper" was writtend by Michelle Lovretta and directed by Tim Bond.
In other Mutant X news, this week's episode is a repeat of "The Taking of Crows," voted by viewers as the most popular episode so far this season. Click on the thumbnails for larger images from the episode and look for more Mutant X news soon here in The Conintuum.
FIRST LOOK: MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #1
Midnight, Mass: Here There Be Monsters #1 will arrive in stores on Jan. 28 from DC Comics. The issue is written by John Rozum with art by Paul Lee and a cover by Tomer Hanuka.
Here's how DC describes the issue:
"Paranormal investigators Adam and Julia Kadmon are back in an all-new 6-issue mini-series. And this time, the messianic creature Magellan is about to put the Kadmons' skills -- and their love for one another -- to the ultimate test. It's a race against time to save humanity!"
Click on the thumbnails for larger images. Midnight, Mass: Here There Be Monsters #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.95.
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