Saturday, April 24, 2004
BATMAN ANIMATED DVD SET
Warner Home Video on July 6 will release Batman The Animated Series: Volume One, a four-disc set.
Here's how Warner describes the collection, which will cost $49.98:
"This fantastic 4-disc set packs 28 awesome adventures of the World's Greatest Detective taking down an array of criminal masterminds plus Exclusive Extras also worthy of investigation. Experience the thrills of vigilante justice as millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and alter-ego Batman protect the streets of Gotham City from a host of villains. Intelligent, dramatic stories, unique characters and sharp dialog shaped this edgy TV series into an Emmy-winning powerhouse that brought the Caped Crusader out of the dark alleys of TV history and into the present for fans of all ages."
Each disc will contain seven episodes.
The DVD set will feature audio commentary from producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Eric Rodomski and the featurette "Batman: The Legacy Continues."
Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more DVD news on Monday here in The Continuum.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Legion #32, Hellblazer #195 and Kinetic #2.
JUSTICE LEAGUE HITS NASCAR
Top NASCAR best drivers unveiled their super-hero-themed cars on Friday at Talladega Speedway for the upcoming Justice League Racing Weekend Presented by Hot Wheels.
NASCAR 2003 champion Matt Kenseth and fellow stars Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Mark Martin, Ricky Rudd, and Jeff Burton were on hand for the unveiling at Talladega Superspeedway.
During the Justice League Racing Weekend Presented by Hot Wheels, nine cars will be emblazoned with the heroes of DC Comics¹ Justice League. Justice League cars will be featured in both the NASCAR Busch Series and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series events.
"There is no more powerful super hero force to save the world than the Justice League. We are excited to take their inter-galactic battles to Michigan International Speedway where super power will meet horse power," said Jordan Sollitto, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Even villains Lex Luthor and The Joker, are part of the program. They will be featured on one of the two parade cars serving as ceremonial pace cars for the weekend.
Justice League cars in the Busch Series include:
* Greg Biffle, The Flash, No. 60, Charter Communications.
* Matt Kenseth, Martian Manhunter, No. 17, Express Personnel Services.
* Mark Martin, Batman, No. 9, Pennzoil.
Justice League cars in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series include:
* Greg Biffle, The Flash, No. 16, National Guard.
* Jeff Burton, Green Lantern, No. 99, Roush Racing.
* Kurt Busch, Superman, No. 97, Sharpie.
* Mark Martin, Batman, No. 6, Pfizer.
* Ryan Newman, Justice League, No. 12, ALLTEL.
* Ricky Rudd, Wonder Woman, No. 21, Motorcraft.
The Justice League Racing Weekend Presented by Hot Wheels program will also introduce collectible merchandise featuring the Justice League characters and car graphics. Elements of the program will include targeted advertising, online promotions, on-site exposure and initiatives, point-of-purchase displays and more.
MUTANT X CANCELED?
The future of the Mutant X television series is in doubt this week after comments from one of its cast members that the show has been canceled.
Although a fourth season pick-up was previously announced, a representative of Tribune Entertainment on Friday told The Continuum that the state of the show hasn't been formally decided yet.
Karen Cliche, who plays Lexa Pierce, earlier this week posted on her web site that the show was over.
Here's Cliche's post:
"Just thought I would be the first to let you know before it has been officially announced that Mutant X is canceled. We are all very sad. Don't know when they will make it official, but we have (the cast) been advised that we aren't going (for) another season. We are all now trying to go on with our lives and careers, and who knows? This could be an opening of wonderful opportunities for many people. Always look at the bright side!"
The third season of Mutant X will end next month with a cliffhanger.
Look for more Mutant X news on Monday here in The Continuum.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
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* 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.
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* 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.
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* 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.
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