Wednesday, January 28, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FOR APRIL
Marvel Comics has released its solicitation information for April.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
For a rundown of trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.
DC PROMOTES MATT IDELSON
Matt Idelson, editor of DCU titles including Catwoman, Batman, Gotham Knights, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Fraction and Touch as well as several upcoming projects for both the DCU and Vertigo, has been promoted to Senior Editor.
"I'm thrilled and flattered by DC's faith in me," Idelson said, "and I'm totally jazzed to try and reward that faith with some darn good comics!"
"Working with Matt these past five years has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences I've had in my entire career," said Group Editor Bob Schreck. "His creative contribution to the Batman line has been enormous."
"Matt's inspiration and expertise have been an integral part of the success of the Bat-group," said Dan DiDio, DC's VP -- Editorial. "This promotion is very well deserved."
Idelson joined the DC staff in 1999 as an editor. Before that, he was on the editorial staff of Marvel Comics, where he worked on titles including Deadpool and Captain America. Idelson graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a degree in English.
IDW COLLECTS DARK DAYS
IDW Publishing is collecting the Dark Days mini-series by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith into a trade paperback compilation in April.
Dark Days is the sequel to 2003's 30 Days Of Night. The 30 Days of Night trade paperback was Diamond Comic Distributors' No. 4 best-selling book of 2003. The full six-issue Dark Days series is collected with an introduction by screenwriter Eric Red (Hitcher, Near Dark).
"I can't wait to see Dark Days collected," Niles said. "IDW always does a beautiful job, Ben's art is nothing short of spectacular and I had a blast writing it. Stella Olemaun is rapidly becoming one of my favorite reluctant heroes to write. I hope the fans agree."
Dark Days will be 144 pages and will cost $19.99.
For a complete rundown of IDW's April solicitations, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
IMAGE COMICS' NYC MECH
Image Comics will launch NYC Mech, a new title by Miles Gunter, Ivan Brandon and Andy MacDonald, on April 14.
Here's how Image describes the book:
"Set in a world very much like our own, the key difference in NYC Mech is that robots are the ruling species. But this isn't a post-apocalyptic future in which humankind has fallen under the heel of a mechanized revolt: Robots are simply the dominant life form here. In essence, they're us. With that being the case, NYC Mech is the story of New York, seen at first through the eyes of a girl trying to get ahead by any means possible. It deals with the evolution of crime for her on a personal level, not for evil but for a personal vision of success."
"NYC Mech is a series for fans of just about everything," said co-writer Brandon. "It's realism in the face of the New York day-to-day, through the eyes of robots dealing with the same problems we all have. It's about love and money and politics and crime and fast food. It's about metal hands that work, play and fight and big consequences when you least expect them."
The inspiration for NYC Mech is rooted firmly in reality, with Brandon, Gunter and MacDonald sifting through everyday life to come up with extraordinary tales that define the lives of the people in this alternate version of the Big Apple. Each individual story focuses on a different character or aspect of life in the city, but as the series progresses, various elements of the stories will begin to intertwine to give readers a sense of the series' broader scope.
"This book is intended to destroy all preconceptions of what a comic is and give readers something as big as they're used to, but brand new and different," Brandon said. "Think of your old comics as Betamax and NYC MECH as full digital surround."
NYC Mech #1 features at cover by Dave Johnson.
For a first look at the issue, CLICK HERE.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, Jan. 22, including Daredevil movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 21, including CrossGen Entertainment and Devil's Due solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 20, including DC Comics' solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 19, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 17, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 16, including Dark Horse solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 15, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 14, including Image Comics' solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 13, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 12, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 11, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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