Wednesday, July 21, 2004
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE
The Continuum is in San Diego for Comic-Con International and will have bonus reports throughout the show, including exclusive interviews and artwork.
Coverage begins on Thursday and runs throughout the weekend, so check back often for the latest news.
DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING FOR OCTOBER
Dreamwave Productions has released its solicitations for October.
For a rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
PLATINUM, TOP COW TEAM UP
Platinum Studios, the comic book entertainment company headed by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg has announced an exclusive deal to acquire and develop Top Cow's extensive library of characters and upcoming future projects for film and television. With Top Cow, Platinum now has the largest independently controlled catalog of comic book characters and has development deals with every major Hollywood studio.
The deal was crafted and negotiated by Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. "I woke up one morning and it just dawned on me that we do this," he said. "I spoke with Scott and Marc, and they were both immediately into it."
The two companies have deals at every major studio, including Top Cow projects Wanted at Universal, Inferno at Warner Brothers, Rising Stars at MGM and Fathom at Fox; Rosenberg's Malibu Comics has the MIB franchise at Sony while Platinum has Cowboys & Aliens at Sony, Unique at Disney, Mal Chance at Miramax, and Nathan Never at DreamWorks.
Additionally, Top Cow (or its Image Comics label) will handle the distribution of most of Platinum's upcoming comics and graphic novels.
Rosenberg and Silvestri's relationship goes back to the formation of Top Cow in 1992, when Silvestri and other top comics artists defected from Marvel Comics to form Image Comics at Rosenberg's Malibu Comics Entertainment.
"We've always loved working together," said Rosenberg, "and they are the only comics publisher successful in launching original properties "not spin-offs or licenses) that have hit No. 1 on the Diamond Comics sales charts"
"We had discussions with several producers and companies about making an overall deal," Silvestri said. "With the success of Men in Black and Scott's active, impressive development slate I knew he was the right partner for us in film and television."
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, July 28, CLICK HERE.
Titles include JLA #102, Planetary #20, Batman #630, Green Lantern #179, Superman Birthright #12, Richard Dragon #2, Kinetic #5 and The Losers #14.
Look for more first looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.
Planned for release in 2005 are cold-cast porcelain statues featuring Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, Megas Xlr and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
Other Cartoon Network properties to get the DC Direct treatment will be announced as they are closer to development.
The initial wave of developmental concepts for the statues will make their debut on display at Comic-Con International. Collectors will be able to view varying stages of creating a statue from concept drawings to painted prototype.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, July 15, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 14, including Dark Horse's solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 13, including an interview with Catwoman star Benjamin Bratt, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 12, including DC Comics' solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 10, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 9, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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