Friday, January 16, 2004
DARK HORSE COMICS FOR APRIL
Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitation information for April.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include New X-Men #152, Uncanny X-Men #438, Iron Man #76, Thanos #5, Daredevil #56, Elektra #32, Exiles #41, Fantastic Four #509, Wolverine #10 and Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Out of Reach #3.
The WB has released four images from "Whisper," the new episode of Smallville scheduled to air on Wednesday.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Attempting to stop a robbery, Clark (Tom Welling) is temporarily blinded when he shoots off a burst of heat vision that is accidentally reflected back into his eyes by a piece of kryptonite and soon realizes his body has developed super-hearing to compensate for his lack of sight. However, as it was in the beginning with his other gifts, Clark doesn't quite have his new power under control."
"Whisper" was written by Ken Horton and directed by Thomas J. Wright.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images.
PUNISHER MOVIE UPDATE
Marvel Studios' Ari Arad told The Continuum that The Punisher movie is almost completed.
The film, written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, will be in theaters on April 16.
"The movie he said he was going to make, he made, so that's exciting," Arad said during The Continuum's visit to Marvel Studios earlier this week.
Arad, the son of Marvel Studios honcho Avi Arad, is a co-producer on The Punisher.
"We always wanted to do something intense and classic and a movie that's going to kick your ass in the way a movie hasn't in a long time -- and we're there," Arad said. "It's superbly acted and well directed."
Early buzz on the film is that Thomas Jane pulls off the intensity of the character well.
"The Punisher's super-powers come from his resolve," Arad said. "It's totally emotion, moreso than any of our characters you've seen. When he puts on that skull, it's a subtle transformation, but he's going out to mete punishment."
Arad also had praise for Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, who plays Joan, Frank Castle's neighbor.
"Her role is substantial," Arad said "I couldn't tell you her screen time or shooting days, but it's wildly influential on Frank Castle's evolution into The Punisher.
"Rebecca pulled it off extremely well. Joan is an interesting character. She's a little different from Joan the Mouse in the comic. I don't think Rebecca's ever going to look mousey. But she's terrific in the movie."
Look for more on The Punisher soon and more from The Continuum's visit to Marvel Studios on Saturday.
HELLBOY MOVIE UPDATE
Dark Horse Comics has announced several tie-in products with the Hellboy movie, which reaches theaters on April 2.
Following is a rundown:
* A Hellboy Movie Photo Coaster set will be released on April 7. T here will be four full-color coast, 1/8-inch thick and packaged in a printed circular tin case. The four coasters feature Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and the movie's logo. The set will cost $12.99.
* The Hellboy in Profile Tin Sign will be available on April 14 and will cost $14.99. The sign measures 12 inches by 16.7 inches and features an image inspired by Mike Mignola's original artwork. This sign is made of pressed tin, with folded, rounded edges and comes packaged in poly bag with header card.
* Four movie T-Shirts, featuring the Hellboy logo, Hellboy with gun, Hellboy in profile and Kroenen, will be available on May 12. Click on the thumbnails below for larger images. Prices are $17.99 for M-XL and $19.99 for XXL.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Jan. 10, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 9, including a feature on Image Comics' Patient Zero, as well as Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 8, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 6, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 5, including Mutant X, Smallville and Justice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 3, including Transformers news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 2, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 1, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 31, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 30, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 29, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 27, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 26, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 25, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 24, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 23, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 22, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 20, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 19, including CrossGen solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 18, including New X-Men news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 17, including Image Comics solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 16, including DC Comics solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 15, including Spider-Man movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Dec. 13, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Dec. 12, including Dark Horse's March solicitations, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Dec. 11, including movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Dec. 10, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Dec. 9, including Snake Plissken news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Dec. 8, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
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