Wednesday, February 25, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Alpha Flight #1, Captain America & The Falcon #1, Exiles 344, Marvel Age: Spider-Man #1, Punisher: The Movie #1, Spider-Girl #71, Spider-Man Unlimited #2, Thanos #7, Thor #75 and Uncanny X-Men #441.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include and The Monolith #2, Plastic Man #4, Hard Time #2 and Swamp Thing #1.
Look for more DC first looks on Friday here in The Continuum.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include and Tomb Raider #38, Sword of Dracula #3 and PvP Vol. 1: The Dork Ages.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED UPDATE
Justice League Unlimited, the new incarnation of the Justice League animated series, will launch in August on Cartoon Network.
Here's how the network describes the series:
"The heroes of the Justice League return in August with a new series, Justice League Unlimited, which incorporates a bold new look and a much larger scope. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern continue to lead the universe's most powerful superheroes in an effort to stop criminal plots and alien threats that endanger the universe. Now, in Justice League Unlimited, they are joined by an even greater collection of heroes, some of whom are well-known, like Supergirl, Green Arrow and the Atom, as well as some that are less familiar, like Booster Gold, Hawk & Dove, Elongated Man, The Question, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Zatanna. Each half-hour will tell a power-packed story, combining some of the original heroes with new ones as they band together to battle alien invasions, powerful sorcerers, vast shadowy conspiracies and even ancient gods."
In addition to the characters mentioned above, other heroes to appear on the show will include Black Canary, Red Tornado and Firestorm.
The network also announced that the second of Teen Titans will conclude March. The series eventually will be airing weekdays at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
For a rundown of all of Cartoon Network's shows, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Astro Boy and Judd Winick's new show,
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The WB is staging a "You Say It, We Play It" stunt to determine Smallville's March/April line-up.
Executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar have selected their 10 favorite episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 for viewer consideration. Voting will take place on the network's website, TheWB.com, beginning Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m. ET, March 9. The top five picks will run on Wednesdays, 9-10 p.m.
Gough and Millar's nominations are:
* "Pilot" -- A meteor shower in Smallville leaves behind a future superhero in the shape of a young boy (Tom Welling).
* "X-Ray" -- Clark reels from his first flashes of x-ray vision.
* "Hourglass" -- Clark is rocked by haunting visions when he meets an old woman who can see the future.
* "Rogue" --Clark's secret identity is at stake when a bad cop witnesses him use his superhuman powers and coerces Clark to join forces with him.
* "Zero" -- Lex faces the consequences of his shady dealings in Metropolis years ago when an old enemy comes to Smallville.
* "Nicodemus" -- A psychotropic flower turns Lana (Kristin Kreuk) into the Lolita of Smallville.
* "Stray" -- The Kents take in Ryan, a young boy who reads minds and discovers Clark's secret.
* "Red" -- Clark has his first experience with red kryptonite and turns into a rebellious and dangerous teenager who decides to use his powers for evil instead of good.
* "Lineage" -- The Kents tell Clark what happened after they discovered him in the cornfield that fateful day.
* "Rosetta" -- Clark travels to New York to meet Dr. Swann (guest star Christopher Reeve), a brilliant scientist who holds a message for Clark from his home planet.
An on-air campaign will direct viewers to log on to http://www.thewb.com/sayit to cast their vote. The winning episodes will be announced online on March 10.
THE BATMAN UPDATE
The Batman, the new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation, will air Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. on Kids' WB! beginning the 2004-2005 season, the network announced on Wednesday.
Teen Titans will air at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
X-Men: Evolution will not be returning for a new season, sources have confirmed for The Continuum. The network did not respond to The Continuum's inquiries about a potential new season of Static Shock.
The network's Saturday lineup includes Jackie Chan Adventures at 8 a.m., Xiaolin Showdown at 8:30 a.m., Mucha Lucha at 9 a.m., new series Da Boom Crew at 9:30 a.m., Pokemon at 10 a.m., The Batman at 10:30 a.m., Yu-Gi-Oh! at 11 a.m. and Teen Titans at 11:30 a.m.
The network's weekday lineup includes Mucha Lucha at 3 p.m., Jackie Chan Adventures at 3:30 p.m., Pokemon at 4 p.m. and Yu-Gi-Oh! at 4:30 p.m.
SIN CITY MOVIE
Robert Rodriguez will direct the feature film based on the Sin City series of comic books and graphic novels created, written, and illustrated by Frank Miller, it was announced on Thursday by Dimension Chairman Bob Weinstein.
The film will incorporate storylines from three of Frank Miller's graphic novels including Sin City, That Yellow Bastard and The Big Fat Kill.
"This is the first time a graphic novel will be treated with absolute respect in how it is brought to the life," Rodriguez said. "My pitch to Frank was that I didn't want to adapt Sin city but rather translate it to the screen. I also wanted him involved in every aspect of the production, including sharing in the directing. If you look at his books, you see that in a way they are already the best written, shot, and directed 'movies' never seen in a theater.
"We are tremendously excited to have such a visionary filmmaker as Robert Rodriguez bring his unique perspective to Sin City," said Dimension Chairman Bob Weinstein.
Miller said he welcomed the chance to be so closely involved with the director: "Robert came to me with a bold, coherent plan to bring my baby to the screen. This is gonna be a whole new kind of crime movie."
Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan will produce the project through their Troublemaker Studios label.
"Patrick and I always knew Aquaman was a character with loads of potential," Pfeifer said, "and I'm glad to see the fans agree. I hope everyone sticks around for the duration, because we've got some wild stuff coming up that's going to show why Aquaman is one of the top guys in the DCU."
DC has no plans to go back to press on the issue at this time.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Feb. 20, including an interview with Kevin Nash from The Punisher movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 19, including Devil's Due solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 18, including CrossGen solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 17, including DC solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 16, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 14, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Feb. 13, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 12, including Superman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, 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.
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