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Monday, April 19, 2004

THE PUNISHER NO. 2

The Punisher placed second at the box office over the weekend, pulling in an estimated $14 million.

Kill Bill - Vol. 2 finished first with $23.5 million.

"A very big weekend for revenge," Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations, told the Associated Press. "Revenge in movies is very cinematic. Everyone lives vicariously through characters in movies, and they can safely get their revenge fix without actually doing it themselves."

The Punisher's No. 2 performance end Marvel's run of No. 1 movies at seven, although Marvel's Avi Arad told Variety he was pleased with the film's performance, particularly given the film's budget.

Hellboy finished fourth over the weekend with $5.7 million, pushing its total to $50.5 million.



MUTANT X UPDATE

"In Between," a new episode of Mutant X, will air in syndication this week. The episode is written by Gil Grant and directed by Andrew Potter.

For a thorough plot synposis, with spoilers, CLICK HERE.



DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Lone #6, El Zombo #1, Goon #6 and Blade of the Immortal #88.

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THE WORLD OF QUEST TO WARNER BROS.

Jason Kruse's The World of Quest has been licensed by Warner Bros., for development as an animated television series.

The deal was brokered through the strategic partnership of Komikwerks, a leader in the digital distribution of comics, and Circle of Confusion, a management and production company.

The World of Quest, which first appeared on Komikwerks.com in November 2003, is the story of a former hero named Quest, who unwillingly becomes the bodyguard to Prince Nestor of Odyssia. The Prince is a young smart-alec who knows the whereabouts of a mystic dagger that is the key to ultimate power. Together, Quest and the Prince face creatures, bounty hunters, and other evils vying for the weapon. In between dangers, they must deal with each other.

"The comic was only up on the site for a week when we got a call from Warner Bros.," said Shannon Denton, Komikwerks' co-founder. "We knew The World of Quest is great a great property, but wow -- what a response."

"Komikwerks and Circle of Confusion have been absolutely amazing throughout this whole process in supporting and pushing The World of Quest into production," Kruse said. "Now, with the book optioned and its publication coming up I can't wait to see what's next!"

Komikwerks plans to publish a collection of new The World of Quest comics, by Jason Kruse, later this year.

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BRIEFLY

  • The Hulk will premiere on Starz! on Saturday, May 8 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

  • Future Entertainment, formerly Future Comics, will release Deathmask: Volume I in May. The 112-page book, printed in digest format, will cost $9.95.

  • Leinil Francis Yu is the new cover artist for Dark Horse's Conan beginning with #9. Greg Ruth will be fill-in artist on #8.

  • Ron Zimmerman has written for the upcoming season of Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited.

  • Coming Tuesday: TV news -- and much more!!!

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