Thursday, June 23, 2004
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED UPDATE
Cartoon Network has pushed up the premiere of Justice League Unlimited a week.
The first episode of the revamped series, "Initiation," will air on Saturday, July 31, at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
Look for the "Starcrossed" movie to repeat on Saturday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Cartoon Network will also start airing new episodes of Teen Titans on Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m. The episode airing that night is "Betrayal."
Look for more Justice League and Teen Titans news soon here in The Continuum.
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For a covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Amazing Fantasy #2, Avengers/Thunderbolts #5, Iron Fist #4, Iron Man #85, Powerless #1, Spectacular Spider-Man #16, Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One #2, Wolverine/Punisher #4 and X-Statix #24.
SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE
Spider-Man 2 producer Laura Ziskin said the filmmakers "weren't out to reinvent the wheel" with the sequel.
"The audience loves these characters and is eager to learn where they're going next," Ziskin said. "So, for each character in Spider-Man 2 there is an evolution, and along the way, suspense about what will happen to them. The obstacles they are facing have a feeling of inevitability."
The emphasis on character has been on the major points hit upon in positive reveiws for the film. Ziskin said that is greatly due to director Sam Raimi.
"One of the really striking aspects about Sam is that he is the audience for this film," Ziskin said. "He makes the movie for the audience, identifies with the characters and is always aware of the rhythms and how each sequence will play -- both to him and the other members of the audience. That makes him the perfect director for this kind of material.
"Also, he's at a point in his directing career where he's at the top of his game. He is brilliant technically, but also works extraordinarily well with the actors. Ultimately, his personal connection to Peter Parker and the other main characters is a great gift to the audience.²
Ziskin said that the new character in the sequel, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, continues the character-driven elements of the franchise.
"Alfred has an immense talent, and he brings a wealth of experience and humanity to this role," Ziskin said. "He perfectly captures the character's duality. Otto Octavius is a man who has dreams, desires and flaws. When he gets carried away in the service of something he feels is vital to the betterment of mankind, his hubris brings him down. Doc Ock is not as much an alter ego as the darker side of Otto Ocatvius emerging. That makes for a very credible -- and terrifying -- villain."
Look for more on Spider-Man 2 on Friday here in The Continuum.
Horrorcide, a selection of horror short stories written by Steve Niles, will be released by IDW Publishing in September.
Josh Medors, Ben Templesmith and Chee each provide 16 pages of art for the book.
"I love short horror stories," Niles said. "It gives me a chance to play with an assortment of ideas and work with my favorite people in the world. I'm very excited about this one. Hell, Josh's cover alone is worth the price!?"
"Steve Niles has proven that his imagination is nearly boundless -- that even though he writes a lot of books, he still has more stories to tell," said Jeff Mariotte, IDW's Editor-in-Chief. "Horrorcide lets him tell a few of those tales -- but if we gave him the space he could probably keep going for another thousand pages, and still not hit bottom."
Horrorcide will be 48 pages and cost $6.99.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, June 17, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* 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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