Friday, February 13, 2004
THE PUNISHER MOVIE UPDATE
The new trailer for The Punisher movie is scheduled to reach theaters on Friday, Feb. 20, The Continuum has learned.
The trailer, which follows a previous teaser and trailer for the April 16-debuting film, might appear online on or television before it hits theaters.
Early buzz on the film surrounds the performance of Thomas Jane in the title role. Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige told The Continuum moviegoers will see "a Thomas Jane like they've never seen him before."
"Tom is a chameleon in all of his movies," Feige said. "If you take six of Tom's other movies, he's so different and so varied in each of them because he's such a great actor."
Look for more on The Punisher next week here in The Continuum.
DARK HORSE COMICS FOR MAY
Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitation information for May.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
SMALLVILLE ON DVD
Warner Home Video will release Smallville: The Complete Second Season, a six-disc set on DVD, on May 25.
Here's how Warner describes the set:
"Girls, homework, kryptonite. Don't miss a single second -- the entire second season! Clark Kent lives in Smallville, but in many ways he's out of this world - and so is this spectacular series that provides a fascinating spin on Superman lore. This 6-disc collection includes all 23 second-season episodes plus bonus materials worthy of a hero. Among the episode highlights: Clark grapples with his true calling. Is he on Earth to serve humanity or perhaps destroy it? Lex gets married -- twice! Lana moves in with Chloe, adding a new dynamic to their Clark dilemma. Martha and Jonathan receive miraculous news. Lionel pulls devious strings. And Pete becomes a keeper of the Clark secret. One thing we can't keep secret: the legend grows stronger in Smallville!"
* Deleted scenes from "Heat," "Duplicity," "Dichotic," "Prodigal," "Fever" and "Fever."
* Audio commentary with "Red" and "Rosetta.
* The Chloe Chronicles.
* Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Visual FX of Smallville.
* Christopher Reeve: Man of Steel.
* Gag reel.
ULTIMATE COVER STOCK
Marvel Comics on Thursday announced it will implement a new cover stock to its Ultimate titles starting in April.
The stock will be upgraded to a 100# UV-coated cover stock.
The change will begin to take effect with the following titles: Ultimate Spider-Man #56, Ultimate Fantastic Four #5, Ultimate X-Men #44 and Ultimates Vol. 2 #1.
Click on the thumbnails above for larger images of the covers.
STATIC SHOCK UPDATE
"Hoop Squad," an episode of Static Shock featuring several players from the National Basketball Association, has been scheduled to run on Kids' WB! the week of Feb. 28.
Among the players featured are Karl Malone from the Los Angeles Lakers, Yao Ming from the Houston Rockets, Steve Nash from the Dallas Mavericks and Vince Carter from the Toronto Raptors.
"They actually become super-powered," Rick Hoberg, a veteran animator who did storyboards for the episode, told The Continuum. "They put on super-powered suits.
The entire week of Static episodes will be from the current season.
For a complete rundown of Kids' WB! programming for the week of Feb. 23, including Static Shock and Teen Titans episodes, CLICK HERE.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Saturday, Feb. 7, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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