Thursday, February 12, 2004
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 #153, Uncanny X-Men #440, Wolverine/Captain America #3, Fantastic Four #510, Wolverine #11, Exiles #43, Weapon X #18, The Pulse #1, New Mutants #9 and Daredevil #57.
DREAMWAVE FIRST LOOKS
For covers and five-page previews of upcoming Dreamwave Productions titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Transformers: Energon #20, Transformers: Generation One #2 and Transformers Armada: More Than Meets The Eye #1.
ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN BACK TO PRESS
DC Comics has sent Action Comics #812 and Adventures of Superman #625 back to press for second printings. These issues feature the first two chapters of the "Godfall" storyline, co-written by Michael Turner and Joe Kelly, with art by Talent Caldwell and Jason Gorder and covers by Turner and Gorder.
Action Comics #812, which arrived in stores on Wednesday, sold out at the publisher three days ago. The second printing of Adventures of Superman #625 is being prepared now, as the issue is nearly sold out at DC.
Action Comics #812 Second Printing and Adventures of Superman #625 both are available for order now and are scheduled to arrive in stores on March 3. These issues feature alternate versions of Turner's covers, presenting his original pencils without inking or coloring.
"I'm really happy the books are selling so well before they're even out," Turner said. "We've been working on these stories for six months, and it's great to see them coming out at last. It's been a lot of fun working with these characters, and we're having a blast."
"It happened so quickly I'm shocked," Caldwell said. "We're all pretty happy with these issues, but I can't wait for the whole story to come out -- they just keep getting better and better."
These issues also include back-up features by the titles' upcoming creative teams: writer Chuck Austen and artists Ivan Reis and Marc Campos on Action Comics and writer Greg Rucka and artists Matt Clark and Nelson on Adventures of Superman.
NEW ANGEL EPISODE
The WB has released three images from "A Hole in the World," the Wednesday, Feb. 25 episode of Angel.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"When Fred (Amy Acker) opens up an ancient sarcophagus that was anonymously sent to her, she is infected by a mysterious, parasitic demon called Illyria. When Angel (David Boreanaz) and Spike (James Marsters) learn that Illyria is an ancient demon who existed before recorded time, they must return her to the demon burial ground before she kills Fred and thousands of other innocent victims."
The episode was written and directed by Joss Whedon.
Click on the thumbnails above for larger images.
TEEN TITANS TOYS
Bandai America this spring will be introducing Teen Titans action figures and vehicles, inspired by Warner Bros. Animation's television series.
The core of Bandai's toy line will center on the main characters from the show in 3.5-inch form. These figures will be available individually with an assortment of weapons and accessories. "Comic Book Heroes" figures in the 1.5-inch scale will debut in packages of six.
Bandai will offer two role-play sets. Five-inch "Massive Feature" figures will also be available, each featuring a different sound or action feature such as transformation.
Vehicles will include T-Vehicle Assortment, which contains a Turbo Mobile and T-Cycle with an articulated 3.5-inch figure. The Teen Titans Battling Machines capture the comical spirit of the TV show with transforming vehicles that resemble variations of common ride-on machines, such as a lawnmower.
In the fall, Bandai will release new figures with new vehicles and playsets based on designs from the show, including the T-Sub and Teen Titans Tower.
Click on the thumbnails below for both versions of the character, as well as two interior pages.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Feb. 6, including Simpsons news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 5, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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