Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Q&A: SMALLVILLE'S AL GOUGH
As Smallville streaks into the February sweeps, Al Gough, executive producer/creator of the series with partner Miles Millar, conducted a series of interviews about the show on Monday.
For The Continuum's interview, which has Gough talking about the sweeps and Christopher Reeve's upcoming appearance, as well as the Spider-Man 2 and Iron Man movies that he and Millar have worked on, CLICK HERE.
MUTANT X UPDATE
Tribune Entertainment has announced two more new episodes for the syndicated Mutant X television series.
"Age of Innocence" will be the new episode airing the week of April 5, followed by "She's Come Undone" the week of April 12.
To view the most recently updated schedule for Season 3, CLICK HERE.
In other Mutant X news, look for John Shea to return as Adam Kane in "A Normal Life," the episode scheduled to air next week.
Here's how the episode is described:
"Mutant X tracks down a rogue scientist while Shalimar (Victoria Pratt) breaks away from the team to help Adam (John Shea) save the scientist and uncover the real bad guy."
Look for more on Mutant X soon here in The Continuum.
THE BATMAN UPDATE
Jeff Matsuda announced on his web site that he is the art director of The Batman, the new animated series announced by Warner Bros. Animation on Monday.
"It's been a dream working with a bunch of guys who all love Batman, and have been reading the comics for years," Matsuda said on his web site. "We're staying true to the essence of Batman, but also trying to give it our own spin. We all love and respect the Timm/Dini Batman -- we pay homage to them in the first season. We just want to give you something you haven't seen yet."
The two pieces of promotional artwork released by Warner Bros. on Monday were both done by Matsuda. His signature is in the bottom right corner of the image shown here.
Matsuda, who worked as a comic-book artist at all of the major publishers, recently worked on The Jackie Chan Adventures for Sony Television. He's listed in the opening credits for his character designs.
MOONSTONE BOOKS FOR JUNE
Moonstone Books has released its solicitation information for June.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
UPPER DECK MARVEL CARDS
Upper Deck Entertainment on Tuesday formally announced it will be producing Spider-Man 2 Collectible Movie Cards, based on the July 2-debuting movie.
No details were released.
The company also announced an April release for the new Marvel Trading Card Game.
The Marvel TCG allows players to create their ultimate superhero team combinations from the Marvel universe, as they battle against each other; and in May, UDE will introduce the new DC Comics TCG, which allows players to assume the identities of their favorite DC Super Heroes and Villains from the DC character portfolio as they wage head-to-head battles against each other. Additionally, The DC Comics TCG will incorporate high-strategy gameplay, evolving game mechanics, and an extensive national organized play support system.
Both trading card games will feature UDE's new VS. System game engine, which features strategic game play and deck construction fully integrated with tactical combat interaction in the playing arena.
"There's always been something very special about the Harveys," Gaiman said. "I remember how thrilled I was, first to be nominated in 1991, and then, a year later, to win my first Harvey Award: partly because it really is the professionals' award, and partly because it's named after Harvey Kurtzman."
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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Feb. 4, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 3, including Daredevil news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 2, including CrossGen news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 31, including X-Men: Evolution news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 30, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Jan. 29, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Jan. 28, including Marvel solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Jan. 27, including Kevin Nash talking about The Punisher movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Jan. 26, including movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Jan. 24, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Jan. 23, including Blade: Trinity and Hulk movie news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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