Tuesday, June 22, 2004
SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE
The Continuum today continues its series of question-and-answer interviews from the Spider-Man 2 press junket with James Franco, who plays Harry Osborn.
For an edited transcription of a roundtable interview, CLICK HERE.
In other Spider-Man 2 news:
* Alfred Molina, who plays Doc Ock, is scheduled to appear on CNBC's The Dennis Miller Show on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (ET).
* Kirsten Dunst, who returns as Mary Jane, will appear on ABC's The View on Tuesday, June 29.
* Look for more Spider-Man 2 news on Wednesday here in The Continuum.
DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING FOR SEPTEMBER
Devil's Due Publishing has released its solicitations for September.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
TOP COW'S HUMANKIND
Top Cow Comics announced on Tuesday that Humankind #1 will come with three regular covers, by series creator Tony Daniel, Marc Silvestri and Greg Land.
There will be a fourth, sketch cover incentive book for advance ticket holders of the Wizard World Chicago convention in August August, where the book officially launches with Daniel and Silvestri in attendance. Full preview copies of Humankind #1 will be available at Top Cow's website by the end of June.
Humankind is created, written and penciled by Daniel, inked by Kevin Conrad, and colored by Tanya and Richard Horie.
"Humankind is our next staple book alongside Witchblade and Darkness," said Top Cow Editor-in-Chief Jim McLauchlin. "Tony's work is fantastic, he's already penciled several issues of this title, and it's amazing stuff. When it comes to hulking monsters, slick robots, and cool sci-fi worlds, Tony is the master."
Here's how Top Cow describes the book:
"Humankind follows the story of Detective Alia Sparrow, who leads the human-crimes division in a heavily populated gothic city on the planet Thera. As she tracks down a serial killer, she finds out that she's pursuing a human from Earth, an astronaut who crash-landed on her planet. This sole survivor, a
Russian Captain named Bruno Jarikoff, claims not to be a serial killer but a guinea pig in a government-controlled laboratory who has altered his
DNA in order to carry out a nefarious plot against the humans on Earth."
CLAYPOOL'S JUMP-IN ISSUES
Every Claypool Comics title in January will feature a "Jump-In" issue specially written and drawn for new readers. Each issue will sport a new design atop the cover logo: The company's mascot cat leaping into a pool, plus the boldly written words: "a JUMP-IN ISSUE for NEW READERS!"
Following is a roundup of the issues, with descriptions from Claypool.
* Elvira, Mistress of The Dark #141" "This issue will contain the 'Jump-In' tale 'The Elvira Story!' In this special adventure, a T.V. salute to America's favorite horror hostess turns into a trip (or trap!) down memory lane, as the program is being masterminded by an ambitious netherspawn wanting to move up in the demon world. He's not so much "recording" as siphoning away Elvira's continuity, and with each passing recollection, our heroine becomes more a blank slate. Yep . . . this is the very sort of thing that has destroyed many a long-running comic book! With Elvira's past and present being altered, what kind of future can she expect? This milestone features all of Elvira's origin secrets, including concepts and characters from each of her movies, Elvira Mistress of the Dark! and Elvira's Haunted Hills!, and from her unaired T.V. pilot. The issue will also contain the back-up feature 'The Bride Wore Black!' part one of the 'Wedding Hammer!' trilogy, by Janet Hetherington and Anna-Maria Cool.
* Soulsearchers and Company #70: "Peter David's hysterical super-team book will feature 'Entry Level!' As the machinations of the Soulsearchers' enemies' worldwide plot become clear, young witch Kelly goes undercover to learn what the villains know about the Soulsearchers' most confidential secrets. The interior art is by Marvel veterans John Heebink and Al Milgrom under a cover by Amanda Conner and Steve Leiaoloha."
* Deadbeats #70: "The vampire saga, written and pencilled by
Richard Howell, will present a tale of terror: Dracula transports his spirit to Fear City in order to gain advantage over his rival, the vampire lord King Hermano. To accomplish his task, Dracula takes control of Mason Collier, Hermano's young disciple, and forces out all the King's arcane aims and history, in 'Dark Shadows of the Past!' The interior art is embellished by Ricardo Villagran, and the cover is pencilled by Howell."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, June 16, including Marvel's solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.
* 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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