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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

ANGEL UPDATE

The WB has released titles and loglines for the final three episodes of Angel.

Following is a rundown:

"The Girl in Question" on Wednesday, May 5

Angel (David Boreanaz) and Spike (James Marsters) travel to Rome with plans to rescue Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar, who does not appear in the episode) from their old nemesis The Immortal. While in Italy, they also attempt to retrieve the head of a fallen demon leader to prevent a perilous power struggle between several warring demon clans.

"Power Play" on Wednesday, May 12

The gang starts to have doubts about Angel's loyalties when he appears to have become very close with the Circle of the Black Thorn, an evil secret demon society. When Drogyn (guest star Alec Newman), the guardian of the deep well, makes a startling revelation, the gangs' fears that Angel has become evil seem to be validated.

"Not Fade Away" on Wednesday, May 19

Angel and company spend the day as if it were their last as they prepare to bring down the evil Circle of the Black Thorn. Putting their lives on the line, Spike confronts a demon cult, Lorne (Andy Hallett) faces off with Lindsay (Christian Kane), Gunn (J. August Richards) takes on an evil senator and Angel battles Hamilton (Adam Baldwin), the henchman of the Senior Partners. Vincent Kartheiser guest-stars as Connor.



ANIMATION ROUNDUP

Buena Home Video has released the box art for Spider-Man: The '67 Classic Collection, a DVD boxed set featuring the animated series that originally aired on ABC.

The six-disc set will be available on June 29 and will retail for $59.99.

In other animation news:

* Cartoon Network has altered its schedule for next week, pulling the previously announced final four episodes of the second season of Teen Titans. Instead, the network will air "How Long is Forever?" at 6:30 p.m. and "Every Dog Has His Day" at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, and "Terra" at 6:30 p.m. and "Only Human" at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.

* Teen Titans had a successful debut as part of Cartoon Network's Miguzi block last week. The show ranked No. 1 in its time period for cable delivery of Kids 6-11 and Kids 2-11.

* Kids' WB! has released its schedule for the week of May 10, including six episode of Static Shock. For the complete schedule, CLICK HERE.



MUTANT X UPDATE

Tribune Entertainment has provided The Continuum with a description of "Cirque des Merveilles," the penultimate episode of the third season of Mutant X that will air in syndication the week of May 10.

Here's how Tribune describes the episode:

"Lexa's suspicions lead Mutant X to unveil a traveling death camp posed as a circus for mutant refugees and Mutant X's enemy within the Dominion."

The episode was written by Mark Amato and directed by Jonathan Hackett.

Look for more on Mutant X soon here in The Continuum.

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HELLSHOCK RETURNS

Jae Lee's Hellshock will be completed and collected for the first time by Dynamic Forces.

Hellshock was originally published as a two volume mini-series by Image Comics, one in 1994, and the other in 1997. However, the second series was never completed.

"Jae and I have been in the Hellshock business for almost 12 years together," said Dynamic Forces' Nick Barrucci. "The character first appeared in DF's Creators Universe Trading Card set, and I had been a sounding board for Jae during the first series and the unfinished second series.

"That second series was a true master work, and it's a real crime that it's taken this long to get it completed, but fortunately, DF has been able to convince Jae to release his masterpiece as a complete tale in one amazing collection -- to be released both as a hard cover and a soft cover collection! This collection will be the complete and definitive collection, a la 'Director's Cut DVD,' with the behind the scenes and artists commentary."

"I'm incredibly excited about returning to Hellshock," Lee said. "This project was a turning point in my career. I believe that without Hellshock, I would never have evolved as an artist. I would have been mired in the flashy splash of the early '90s."

Lee explained the new packaging of Hellshock.

"This won't be a mere reprint of the series," Lee said. "Fans will finally be able to read issue #4 of Hellshock Volume II in its entirety. Half of the issue was done 5 years ago. The other half will be done now. There will also be tons of behind-the-scenes materials. If you're at all interested in what it takes to put a comic book together and the chaos that can follow, you'll be able to read my first hand account of the story behind the story of what really happened during the making of Hellshock -- it's insane. It'll be but one of the many bonus materials that will be included in the Hardcover collection."

Details of availability for Hellshock should be announced soon. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.



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BRIEFLY

  • 20th Century Fox has released two new images from Alien vs. Predator, which will reach theaters on Aug. 13. In the image on the left, Sam Troughton discovers an Alien egg that is about to unleash an unimaginable horror. In the image on the right, in a pyramid buried underneath Antarctica, Ewen Bremner (left), Raoul Bova and Sanaa Lathan find an Alien face-hugger.

  • Warner Bros. has released the one-sheet image of Halle Berry as Catwoman. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Alba is in final negotiations to join the cast of the Sin City movie, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. The cast also includes Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jaime King, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy.

  • Warner Bros. has released the logo for the upcoming Constantine movie. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

  • Image Comics announced that Hawaiian Dick writer B. Clay Moore has signed on as the company's public relations and marketing coordinator.

  • Marvel and AST Sportswear, one of the earliest producers of hip-hop clothing, have entered into a license agreement to co-brand a distinct Marvel branded apparel line of urban streetwear. The collection will include denim, fleece, wovens, varsity and full leather jackets and will feature a wide array of Marvel's proprietary character brands, including Spider-Man, The Punisher, The X-Men, Dr. Doom, Black Panther and Iron Man.

  • Here's a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 9: Turtles in Space, which will be released by 4Kids Entertainment on May 18. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

  • Eric Bana, star of The Hulk, will be a guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, May 7. He will be promoting his new film, Troy.

  • SMASH! Comics has announced today that Nelson Danielson will be handling the art chores on its July release, Monkeys & Midgets.

  • "Ghostbusted" will be the Saturday, May 8 episode of NBC's Tutenstein.

  • Coming Wednesday: DC news -- and much more!!!

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    In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:

    * For Wednesday, April 21, including DC Comics first looks, 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.

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