Saturday, May 22, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FOR AUGUST
Marvel Comics has released its solicitation information for August.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
For a rundown of graphic novels, CLICK HERE.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Witchblade/Wolverine, Darkness #11, Bad Ideas #1 and Common Grounds #5.
TALES FROM THE BULLY PULPIT
This August, writer Benito Cereno and artist Graeme McDonald answer the unlikely question, "What if Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison teamed up to tackle crime on Mars?"
Tales from the Bully Pulpit, a 64-page original graphic novel with full color by Ron Riley, will ship from Image Comics. As a bonus, the book is wrapped in a Tony Moore cover.
Writer Cereno, who previously provided humorous back-ups for Robert Kirkman's Invincible, explains what led him to tackle the tale.
"Why does a man climb a mountain? Because he likes climbing things and mountains are the tallest things for climbing? No. Because the mountain is there," he said. "And there was this story about a president and a ghost traveling through time and visiting other planets just sitting there on the shelf. It's one of those old time plots, recycled since the time of Aeschylus. But no one had used it in a while, and I figured I should beat Grant Morrison to it."
Here's how Image describes the book:
"In Tales from the Bully Pulpit, Teddy Roosevelt and the ghost of Thomas Edison travel to the far-flung future on a wager, only to discover the terrible secret of space! It's a rough-and-tumble tale of science with both fists as the two race through time to liberate the Red Planet from its foreign invaders."
Kirkman encouraged Benito on the book, and also led Image to Benito's doorstep.
"Bully Pulpit is something new, different, and refreshing, and I think this industry can always use some more of that," Kirkman said. "Benito has impressed me with his work on numerous occasions and when he told me about this new idea I just had to bring it to Erik (Larsen) and Eric's (Stephenson) attention."
The book will go on sale on Aug. 18.
The better-known creators whose works are included are:
* Christian Gossett of Red Star fame does 24 pages on the creative effort.
* Leave It To Chance's Paul Smith spent the day creating a one-man anthology of stories, one of which will be in the book.
* Joel Priddy of the award-winning Pulpatoon Pilgrimage shows us an encounter between a space alien and a king.
* Eric Wolfe Hanson from G.I. Joe and Micronauts tells an action-packed tale of "Late Fees."
* Dead @ 17's Josh Howard puts his talent into an adventure with gorgeous gals and space aliens.
* Ken Lashley unleashes a new superhero team, the R-Force.
24 Hour Comics Day Highlights 2004 will be a 496-page, 5.5"x7.75" paperback that ships in July from About Comics.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Monday, May 17, including DC Comics' solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 15, including news on the Mutant X season finale, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 14, including news on Justice League Unlimited, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 13, including Dark Horse solicitations for August and Spawn news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 12, including Top Cow news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 11, including Justice League and Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 10, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 8, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, May 7, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, May 6, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, May 5, including Hugh Jackman talking about a third X-Men movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, May 4, including Marvel movie news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, May 3, including Justice League news and more from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, May 2, including Spider-Man 2 news from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, May 1, including news from WonderCon, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 30, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 29, including Marvel, DC and Image first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 28, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 27, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, April 26, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, April 24, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, April 23, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, April 22, including Image Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, April 21, including DC Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, April 20, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.
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