Thursday, July 15, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include X-Men #159, Spectacular Spider-Man #17, Weapon X #26, Daredevil #62, New X-Men #3, Spider-Man Unlimited #4, Cable/Deadpool #5, Emma Frost #13, Man-Thing #1 and Wolverine #17.
IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stoes on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include The Walking Dead #9, Sword of Dracula #5, Savage Dragon #115 and Frankenstein Mobster #4.
FIREBREATHER ONE-SHOT, TRADE
Firebreather, from Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn, will return in a new one-shot on Oct. 27 from Image Comics.
Firebreather: The Iron Saint, follows Duncan on a class trip to Europe, where he meets the Iron Saint, an unstoppable force hell-bent on preventing dragons (or half-dragons) from setting foot on European soil. The 48-page one-shot will be colored by Bill Crabtree.
Hester said the one-shot was a chance for he and Kuhn to cut loose and have fun with their creation.
"Firebreather: The Iron Saint is our attempt to combine the humor and drama of the original series while unleashing Mr. Kuhn to render copious pages of unearthly monsters beating the tar out of each other," Hester said. "I understand the powers that be at Image authorized Andy to turn his pencil all the way to 11 for this one."
The four-issue Firebreather mini-series from 2003 will be collected in a trade paperback, Firebreather: Volume One, that reaches stores on Wednesday.
The WB on Wednesday officially announced that Erica Durance and Jensen Ackles have joined the cast of Smallville.
Durance will be playing Lois Lane. Here's the network's description of her entry into the show: "Portraying the future notorious newspaper reporter as a college freshman, Erica Durance's role as Lois Lane finds her arriving to Smallville to investigate the murder of her cousin, Chloe."
Ackles will be playing Jason, Lana Lang's new boyfriend. He was a regular on Dawson's Creek for one season in 1998.
In other Smallville news:
* Cast members will join executive producers Miles Millar and Al Gough as part of the Comic-Con International panel for Smallville in San Diego on Saturday, July 24. Names will be announced next week, according to a representative.
* Next Wednesday's double-dose of episodes are repeats of "Rush" and "Suspect." The July 28 episodes will be "Relic" and "Perry."
FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE UPDATE
20th Century Fox has provided The Continuum with a list of attendees from the Fantastic Four movie at the studio's panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Appearing will be cast members Ioan Gruffudd (Reed Richards), Michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm) and Jessica Alba (Sue Storm), director Tim Story, producer Ralph Winter and producer Avi Arad of Marvel Studios.
Currently, there are no plans for Elektra at the show, with Jennifer Garner in production on Alias, although a source told The Continuum there could be "special surprises."
There will also be an Alien vs. Predator presentation, with stars Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan and creature effects supervisors Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alex Gillis.
The panel is at 5:30 p.m. 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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