Wednesday, March 24, 2004
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 31 CLICK HERE.
Titles include Avengers/JLA #4, Batman #625, Catwoman #29, The Flash #208, Batman/Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows, Superman #203, Hellblazer #194 and Planetary #19.
Look for Marvel first looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.
HELLBOY MOVIE UPDATE
Ron Perlman, star of the Hellboy movie, calls Rick Baker "the Michael Jordan" of movie makeup.
"He's able take an inaminate object -- which is foam and paint -- and put it on a person," Perlman said during an appearance on E! News Live on Tuesday.
Perlman said the makeup process was four hours, six if he was shirtless. He said he also had four hours when he starred in the Beauty and the Beast television series.
"They're all four-hour jobs," Perlman said. "I think makeup guys get together and say, 'How long can we get him in chair and piss him off, but he won't walk off?'"
Perlman on his character: "He's born to raise hell, but he's raised to protect and serve."
In other Hellboys news, Selma Blair, who plays Liz Sherman, will be a guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, April 1.
QUEEN & COUNTRY UPDATE
Steve Rolston, who was the artist when Greg Rucka and Oni Press launched Queen & Country in March 2001 returns for the special double-sized 25th issue that sees British Agent Tara Chace coping with a homecoming of her own as she pays a visit to her estranged mother.
"Queen & Country always seems to play against type," said Oni Press editor James Lucas Jones. "Any other 'espionage' comic would have a special anniversary issue with some big secret mission or long drawn out gunfight. Instead, Rucka and Rolston are giving us what readers of the series have really been clamoring for‹more information on just who Tara Chace is and how she became the person she is now."
While Tara's visit to see her mum gives fans the opportunity to glimpse at some of the character's early development, Oni Press is also offering readers a chance to look at the series genesis as well with a new scriptbook collecting the first four scripts along with exclusive early material from both Rucka and Rolston.
"The parallels between these two projects are interesting," said Oni publisher Joe Nozemack. "Tara and her mother have a complex relationship that hints at Tara's life before she joined the service. Rucka's scripts are both complex and riveting. Looking directly at the source, the same text that directed Steve for those first four issues, gives new insights into both that first story arc and how Greg approaches the series to this day."
While the events of Queen & Country #25 stand-alone as a complete story, it sets the stage for the new status quo for #26 and beyond.
"Rolston was here for the introduction of Tara Chace so his return for this very character-oriented tale made perfect sense," Jones said. "His collaboration with Greg on this issue grows Tara as character and prepares readers both new and old, as well as Tara herself for the big changes that are in the pipeline!"
Queen & Country #25 will be 48 black-and-white pages and will cost $5.99. Queen & Country Scriptbook Tradepaperback is 160 pages, will cost $15.95 and will arrive in stores on June 16.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, March 19, including Image Comics' solicitations for June, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, March 18, including Marvel Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 17, including DC Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 16, including DC solicitations for June, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 15, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, March 13, including Batman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, March 11, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 10, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 9, including Image Comics' The Ride, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 8, including Dark Horse solicitations for June and an interview with wrtier Tony Bedard, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, March 7, including CrossGen news from MegaCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, March 6, including Hellboy and Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, March 5, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, March 4, including Marvel first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 3, including Marvel and DC first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 2, including Marvel movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 1, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 28, including first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Feb. 27, including Dreamwave Productions' solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Feb. 26, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Feb. 25, including Marvel's solicitations for May, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Feb. 24, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Feb. 23, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Feb. 21, including Static Shock news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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