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Monday, June 21, 2004

DARK HORSE COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitations for September.

For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.

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SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE

Spider-Man 2 has a chance to outperform the original, an industry analyst said.

Paul Dergarabedian of Exhibitor Relations told Extra that the film should be huge at the box office.

"It wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility for this film to do $140 or maybe $150 million," he said of the film's opening.

Unlike the first film, Spider-Man 2 will open on a Wednesday.

"The buzz will build leading into the weekend, and I think that will lead into these massive grosses," Dergaradbedian said.

Early screenings have established positive momentum for the film. Over the weekend on the syndicated Ebert and Roeper, both critics gave Spider-Man 2 a "big thumbs up."

Roger Ebert said the film might be the best super-hero movie he's seen.

"I was amazed at how good Spider-Man 2 was," Ebert said. "It tells a real story and it's not just a special effects extravaganza."

In other Spider-Man 2 news:

* Alfred Molina, who plays Doc Ock, will be a guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday and will appear on NBC's The Today Show on Friday.

Other members of the Spider-Man 2 cast appearing on The Today Show include Kirsten Dunst on Monday, June 28; Tobey Maguire on Tuesday, June 29; and Willem Dafoe on Wednesday, June 30.

* The WB on Sunday night began its "Tangled Web" week. The network is showing footage from Spider-Man 2 in breaks of its programs.

* Spider-Man 2 is featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

* Alex Ross has provided a series of paintings during the opening credits that tell the story of the first film. He is credited as "recap artist."

* Look for more on Spider-Man 2 on Tuesday here in The Continuum.

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FIRST LOOKS

For covers and three- to six-page preview of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Spyboy: Final Exam #2 and The Goon #7 from Dark Horse Comics, WE3 #1 from DC Comics, 15 Minutes #1 from SLG Publishing and Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! from Variance Press.

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TRANSFORMERS ROUNDUP

Dreamwave Productions has announced a third volumne of Transformers: War Within. The six-issue series, set to begin in September will be written by Simon Furman, with art by Joe Ng.

Here's how Dreamwave describes the book:

"This is one of the most eagerly anticipated books to come from Dreamwave, and for good reason -- the unthinkable has happened: Cybertron has been conquered and the Autobots are enslaved. And guess who is behind it all? Good ol' Megatron. The Decepticon leader has turned up out of nowhere with a massive clone army that would make even Unicron rust his bolts. Where did Megs get his army, and who is really pulling the strings? Witness the chilling dawn of the Age of Wrath."

Ng will draw the double-splash main cover for the first issue, and Pat Lee and Don Figueroa will draw incentive covers.

"It's incredibly exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking to be given such a great series to work on," Ng said. "To follow artists like Andrew Wildman and Don Figueroa is a real honor and to be able to pencil for someone like Simon Furman, with his great storytelling, makes it the icing on the cake. The War Within series really appeals to me as well because it's pretty dark and I like to play with mood a lot.˛

Ng is also drawing Transformers Energon #25, the first Dreamwave title to reach that number in July. Ng and Lee are providing double-splash covers.

"I'm 100 percent sure Joe's TF pencils are going to be the next big thing in comics, and it's really exciting that hešs part of Dreamwave," said Lee, Dreamwave's president. "Honestly, I feel like a fan boy again waiting to see what he's going to come up with next."

Here's how Dreamwave describes the issue:

"The ever-maturing Autobot Hot Shot has taken the always unpredictable Signal Flare, Arcee, Strongarm and Skyblast out for some wilderness training. And for the fresh-from-Cyberton Omnicon team, this neck of the terrestrial woods is going to take some adjusting to! Issue #25 also marks the Autobot's first encounter with the Decption... Snow Cat!"



BRIEFLY

  • The WB will preempt Smallville on Wednesday, June 30 with a repeat of the Josie and the Pussycats movie.

  • Look for Elektra's new movie costume to be revealed soon.

  • According to Variety, Nelson McCormick has signed to direct the pilot of Global Frequency, based on the comic created by Warren Ellis. The WB is targeting Global Frequency as a midseason replacement. Shooting is expected to begin in Vancouver in August.

  • HDNet announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution for Smallville. The first season of the series begins its exclusive cable HD run on HDNet in the fall.

    "Smallville is an outstanding show with a great concept and exceptional cast," said Mark Cuban, Co-founder and President of HDNet. "HDNet is proud to be the only place where viewers can see all of the series' episodes in its original HD format."

  • Diamond has released its actual sales charts for May. For a publisher listing, CLICK HERE. For the top 30 titles, CLICK HERE, and for titles 31-75, CLICK HERE.

  • Coming Tuesday: Spider-Man news -- and much more!!!

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    COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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

    * For Tuesday, June 15, including an inteview with Spider-Man 2's Alfred Molina, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, June 14, including DC Comics' solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, June 12, including Spider-Man movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, June 11, including Spider-Man movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, June 10, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, June 9, including DC first looks, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, June 8, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, June 7, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, June 5, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, June 4, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, June 3, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, June 2, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, June 1, including a preview and interview with Mary Jane writer Sean McKeever, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, May 31, including solicitations and video-game news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, May 29, including DC news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, May 28, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, May 27, including Marvel Comics first looks, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, May 26, including an interview with Catwoman producer Denise DiNovi, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, May 25, including Greg Horn news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, May 24, including the Spider-Man panel from Wizard World Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.

    * For Sunday, May 23, including Marvel's Avengers and Cup 'o Joe panels at Wizard World Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, May 22, including Marvel's solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, May 21, including the X-Men panel at Wizard World Philadelphia, with more than 80 images of upcoming X-books, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, May 20, including Marvel and Dark Horse first looks, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, May 19, including Marvel and DC first looks, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, May 18, including Smallville and Global Frequency news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, May 17, including DC Comics' solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.

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