Tuesday, February 17, 2004
DC COMICS FOR MAY
DC Comics has released its solicitation information for May.
For a rundown of comics, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
For a rundown of DC Direct products, with images, CLICK HERE.
WANTED #2 SECOND PRINTING
Top Cow Productions is printing a new edition of Wanted #2, which, like the second printing of Wanted #1, will be called the "Death Row" Edition.
Featuring a distinguishably re-designed JG Jones cover, the second printing will feature the entire story of Wanted #2 and include several new bonus pages of material showing extras like changed scenes, deleted panels, and more. Wanted #2 Death Row Edition will ship to stores on March 17, the same day that Wanted #3 will hit stands.
"When (Jim) McLauchlin (Top Cow's editor-in-chief) called me up and told me this issue had sold out in 36 hours I was excited for a second and then had the most horrible feeling that the whole thing is just an episode of Punk'd," said Wanted writer Mark Millar.
"The response to the bonus material from Wanted #1 was so positive that we wanted to reward the fans again with more extras in the Wanted #2 Death Row edition," said Joel Elad, Top Cow director of marketing and sales.
EMERALD CITY COMICON UPDATE
The Emerald City ComiCon has announced additions to the show, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 29 in Seattle.
Jason Pearson -- writer/artist of Body Bags, artist of Global Frequency #11 and cover artist to Robin and Stormwatch: Team Achilles -- is the latest comics guest. The convention is also going to be host to two Star Wars Actresses - Michonne Bourriague (Aurra Sing - Episode 1) and Amy Allen (Aayla Secura - Episode 2).
Plus, the non-profit organization ACTOR Comic Fund has joined with the ECCC to hold charity auctions to benefit comic book industry veterans. Items include statues and a one-of-a-kind print by Stan Sakai.
Also, DC editor Bob Schreck will return to the show and will be conducting portfolio reviews.
For complete details, visit the con's website by CLICKING HERE.
CLAYPOOL COMICS UPDATE
Claypool Comics won't have any issues shipping in April, but the company will be back in May with twice as many as usual.
Claypool had scheduled its solicitation announcements for Deadbeats #65 and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark #132 to appear in comics distributors' catalogs for items shipping in April, but the information didn't reach the distributors in time.
As a result, the solicitations will appear in the next issue of the catalogs, for items shipping in May. They'll appear alongside the issues ordinarily scheduled for May, Elvira #133 and Soulsearchers and Company #66.
"Our Elvira series is featuring some prime parody fodder, including CGI meddling with classic movies, announcer sniping at award shows, and the ever-popular love-hungry squid men," said Claypool editor Richard Howell. "Additionally, Elvira's consistently showcasing top creators doing their funniest work ever. Soulsearchers is on a new plateau ever since the always-amusing Peter David joined his story sense with the terrific work of our new art team, John Heebink and Al Milgrom.
"Also, Deadbeats is cresting a climax of a long-building story line, as young series hero Kirby Collier is buffeted through different eras and time-bands in his mission to rescue Dr. Powell. I can't wait to see what happens next, and I'm the writer (and artist). It's also some of the moodiest, most dramatic work that my ink-partner Ricardo Villagran has ever delivered."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, Feb. 11, including news on The Batman, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 10, including an interview with Smallville executive producer Al Gough, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 9, including Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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