Wednesday, July 14, 2004
DARK HORSE COMICS FOR OCTOBER
Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitation information for October.
For a rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
The WB has announced that the fourth season of Smallville will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. (ET).
In other Smallville news, Erica Durance told The New York Post she feels "very lucky" to have landed the role of Lois Lane.
"I feel very lucky, very grateful and very excited," she said. "But I know that if I get caught up in what this means to everybody else outside, then I won't be able to focus on enjoying the actual work." Durance said that Lois Lane was alwyas her favorite female lead in comics.
"Because she was so involved," she said. "She was always so involved in everything going on -- she's a go-getter, she was really in there, quite tough and kind of a hero in her own right."
Look for more on Smallville soon here in The Continuum.
JESSICA ALBA JOINS FF CAST
Jessica Alba has joined the cast of Fantastic Four as Storm, the Invisible Girl, sources have confirmed for The Continuum.
Alba, 23, joins a cast that includes Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/Thing, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.
Alba reportedly beat out such actresses as Elizabeth Banks (Betty Brant in Spider-Man 2) and Rachel McAdams for the role.
Alba is perhaps best known for starring in Fox's Dark Angel television series. Her movie credits include Honey and the upcoming Into the Blue and Sin City.
The cast of Fantastic Four is scheduled to appear at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, July 21, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Justice League Elite #1, Adventues of Superman #630, Birds of Prey #70, The Flash #212, Outsiders #14, Robin #128 and Ex Machina #2.
Look for more first looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.
SSS COMICS TO PUBLISH ZEN
Canadian publisher, SSS Comics has acquired the rights to publish an all-new Zen comics series entitled, Zen: Bounty Hunter
The black-and-white comic will be written by co-creator Steve Stern and illustrated by long time Zen artist Bill Maus. It will focus on Zen's exploits as an intergalactic mercenary.
"This is an incredibly exciting development for Zen." said Stern, who created Zen with artist Dan Cote in 1987. "Whether you are a long time fan or encountering Zen for the first time, this book presents a whole new take on the alien hero."
SSS publisher Saul Colt said, "Zen is a fantastic addition to our growing stable of characters and will fit in perfectly with the type of books we want to publish. I feel confident that this new series will capture the imagination of fans everywhere."
Cote said, "An absolutely major event that will forever change the way you look at Zen will take place in Zen: Bounty Hunter #1. Fans attending Comic-Con International will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at what this might be."
Stern, Cote and Maus will appear at the SSS Comics booth at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, July 8, including Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 7, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 6, including Jessica Biel talking about Blade: Trinity, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 5, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 3, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 2, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 1, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, June 30, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 29, including an interview with Spider-Man 2 star Tobey Maguire, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, June 28, including Blade Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, June 26, including UDON/Capcom news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, June 25, including an interview with Spider-Man 2's Kirsten Dunst, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, June 24, including Justice League news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, June 23, including Image Comics' solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, June 22, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, June 21, including Dark Horse solicitations for September, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, June 19, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, June 18, including Spider-Man 2 news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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