Tuesday, April 20, 2004
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Batman #626, Flash #209, Green Lantern #176, Batman: Harley & Ivy #1, Catwoman #30 and Teen Titans Go! #6.
Look for more DC first looks and Marvel first looks on Friday here in The Continuum.
CATWOMAN MOVIE UPDATE
Inkworks has provided The Continuum with the accompanying image from its upcoming Catwoman movie cards, which will be released on July 7.
The main set will feature 72 cards from the movie, which stars Halle Berry in the title role.
Bonus cards include:
* Pieceworks Cards: A piece of the Catwoman costume worn by Berry. More costumes to be announced soon.
* Autograph Cards: To be announced.
* Fearless: Nine-card foil puzzle featuring Berry as Catwoman.
* Cat Vision: Six cards featuring Catwoman and her powers.
There will also be a collector album and an uncut mini-press sheet.
In other Catwoman movie news, Sharon Stone was interviewed earlier this week by Extra and said the film is right up her alley.
"The big pictures and kind of my genre," Stone said. "When you get to play opposite someone like Halle, someone truly talented, truly gorgeous and gifted, of course, that's fantastic."
X2 NOMINATED FOR MTV AWARDS
X2 was nominated for four MTV Movie Awards, including Best Movie.
The winners will be revealed at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, which will be taped on June 5 at Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, Calif. MTV will air the ceremony on June 10 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
X2's competition in Best Movie includes 50 First Dates, Finding Nemo, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl.
Other X2 nominations were Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) for Breakthrough Male, Ashmore and Anna Paquin (Rogue) for Best Kiss and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) vs. Kelly Hu (Lady Deathstrike) for Best Fight.
IDW'S SINGULARITY 7
Artist Ben Templesmith has established himself as a rising star of comic art with projects like 30 Days Of Night and Silent Hill, but in July his fans will get their first taste of his writing abilities with the new IDW Publishing series Singularity 7.
Here's how IDW describes the book:
"Singularity 7 is an incredible epic that tells the story of seven very special individuals that are the living keys to save a scorched Earth from total ruin. When a nanotechnological plague threatens the world, only these few holdouts can fight back...but if they don't act fast, there wonąt be anything left to fight for."
"I've always had a fascination with nanotechnology and really wanted to play around with the broad concepts," Templesmith said. "I'm by no means dealing with hard science, but the possibilities with it really are endless. Apart from anything else, I wanted to use it as a device which would allow me to draw some interesting stuff and still have it all make sense. Plus, it really lets me have a go at some interesting storytelling aspects I've wanted to play around with, which you can only do when you're both writer and artist."
"Fans who only know Ben as an artist will be very pleasantly surprised by his writing skills," said Kris Oprisko, IDW vice president and series editor. "He's crafted a hyper-modern, faced-paced epic that is rooted in sci-fi but speaks to the question of what being human really means."
Singularity 7 will be a 32-page, full-color comic book with a retail price of $3.99
"I almost flipped when DC approached me about the exclusive contract," Reis said. "To me that's real proof of faith in my work. Now I have more time and tranquility to pencil a page, and the chance to go wild with so many DC characters -- characters I grew up with!˛
"In anticipation of the demand we actually overprinted Dragonlance by 30 percent, on top of an overship, and Hedge Knight by nearly 50 percent, and still can't keep enough on hand to fill the demand," said Josh Blaylock, president of Devil's Due Publishing. "We've seen amazing backlist movement on these products, which I believe confirms how many non-comic book readers are trickling in to check them out, and how many new readers are catching on to how good they are."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, April 15, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 14, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* 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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