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.
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.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Tuesday, April 13, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 12, including DC Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 10, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 9, including Dark Horse solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 8, including Image news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 7, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 6, including The Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 5, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 3, including Spider-Man 2 and Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 2, including Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 1, including Devil's Due news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 31, including Wonder Woman DVD news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 30, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 29, including Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, March 27, including Elektra, Hellboy and Punisher movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, March 26, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, March 25, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, March 24, including DC first looks and Hellboy movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, March 23, including an interview with John Singleton, director of the Cage movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, March 22, including coverage of Spider-Man 2 and Punisher panels at Wizard World Los Angeles, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, March 21, including Wizard World Los Angeles coverage, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, March 20, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for June, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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