Friday, June 25, 2004
SPIDER-MAN 2 UPDATE
The Continuum today continues it series of question-and-answer interviews from the Spider-Man 2 press junket with Kirsten Dunst, who returns as Mary Jone Watson.
For an edited transcription of a roundtable interview conducted recently on the Sony lot, CLICK HERE.
Look for more on Spider-Man 2 on Saturday here in The Continuum.
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED UPDATE
Gina Torres is providing the voice of Vixen for Cartoon Network's upcoming Justice League Unlimited animated series.
Torres was a series regular in Fox's Firefly and will reprise her role of Zoe Warren in the Serenity feature film.
Torres also had guest-roles on Angel, 24 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
The wife of Lawrence Fishburn, her film credits include the last two Matrix movies and the upcoming Beauty Shop.
Justice League Unlimited will launch on July 31. Look for more on the series soon here in The Continuum.
DB PRO PARTS WITH DEVIL'S DUE
Dabel Brothers Production announced it has parted ways with Devil's Due Publishing. Plans are still being finalized with Hedge Knight and Dragonlance, the projects under the Devil's Due banner, no future DBPro licensed or creator-owned series will be published by Devil's Due.
"We don't see this so much as an end, as a new beginning," Les Dabel, Vice President of DBPro stated emphatically. "We have so many new things to announce to our fans over the coming weeks and months that I am truly excited!"
The studio is currently engaged in negotiations with several potential partners for their future publishing needs, while also exploring avenues that would allow them to publish under their own impetus.
One of the first steps toward DBpro's next chapter was the bringing in of C. Edward Sellner as the studio's newly appointed CEO. Sellner added, "We really have been blessed with all the opportunities that have been set before us and, God willing, the one we choose to pursue will certainly bring our fans many years of enjoyment from our properties."
"We wish Devil's Due the best in all their future endeavors," said
senior Dabel brother, Ernst Dabel. "The future is bright for my
brothers, our fans and our company. May their future be equally so."
THE GIFT TO IMAGE
Beginning this October, Raven Gregory's The Gift will be published by Image Comics. The first Image issue will be #8.
"This is a dream come true," Gregory said. "Ever since Image was created I've been a fan, and to get to play in the same pool as legends like McFarlane, Silvestri, Larsen, Lee, Liefeld, and Bendis is just about the coolest thing that could ever happen to a fanboy like me."
Tyler Kirkham, who handles art on Top Cow's Strykeforce revamp, is the artist on The Gift, with colors by Jason Keith.
The story of The Gift follows the Ancient One, a mysterious being who bestows items of incredible power to normal everyday people. The personality of the recipient determines how they use their Gift.
"But the Gifts themselves have an almost monkey's paw effect," Gregory said. "In that, just because these people are given these great powers doesn't necessarily mean that everything is going to turn out all right."
The larger story behind The Gift involves the Ancient One's motivations for bequeathing these Gifts. A series of small clues throughout the seemingly unrelated stories will eventually lead readers to the answer.
Image Comics publisher Erik Larsen said bringing The Gift to Image was only natural.
"The Gift is one of those rare cases where it's all there--a creator plops a book on your desk and all the pieces are in place--it's all working," Larsen said. "Raven Gregory came to us with his book--and it was already going great guns and it was building an audience and gaining momentum. He wanted to take his book to the next level and was enthusiastic about being part of Image Comics."
The 96-page book ($16.99) features a 30 Days Of Night story by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith; a CVO story by Jeff Mariotte and Antonio Vazquez; a Wake The Dead story by Steve Niles and Chee; a Wynonna Earp story by Beau Smith and Manuel Vidal; and a Singularity 7 story by Ben Templesmith. The collection also includes prose short stories by Scott Ciencin, John Urbancik and other noted horror authors.
"IDW has been widely recognized -- and rightly so -- for its contributions to modern horror," said Jeff Mariotte, IDW's Editor-in-Chief. "The company's commitment to extending the boundaries of horror publishing continues with this book -- a high-quality anthology of the best in contemporary horror fiction, both illustrated and not."
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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