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Friday, August 6, 2004
GLOBAL FREQUENCY UPDATE
John Rogers, executive producer of The WB's Global Frequency television series, said that all systems are go for the series to be a mid-season replacement for the network.
Appearing at the recent Comic-Con International at WildStorm's panel, Rogers said the pilot episode will shoot this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, and four episodes have been financed. Plans are for 13 episodes for the series -- based on the WildStorm comic created by Warren Ellis -- to be produced for the first season.
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Titles include Small Gods #2 from Image Comics, 100 Girls #1 from Arcana Studio and Conan #7 from Dark Horse Comics.
DAVID GOYER AT WIZARD WORLD
Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced that David S. Goyer, screenwriter of Batman Begins, will be at Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 14, immediately after the DC Universe panel concludes, for a discussion of the movie.
The DC Universe panel, followed by the special Batman Begins discussion, will start at 11:00 a.m.
Goyer will also be autographing at the DC Comics booth at 1 p.m. on Saturday. This will be a very limited signing. Wristbands will be available Saturday morning at the DC Comics booth on a first-come, first-served basis.
Goyer is also the writer/director of Blade: Trinity.
The DC Universe panel includes Brian Azzarello, Geoff Johns, Tommy Lee Edwards, Carlos Pacheco, Dan DiDio and Bob Wayne.
GARTH ENNIS' 303
Avatar Press has announced that it will publish Garth Ennis' 303, a six-issue mini-series written by Ennis and drawn by Jacen Burrows, beginning in October.
"303 is the story of a Russian Special Forces Colonel, who, after a particularly brutal bit of black ops nastiness in Afghanistan, decides to walk to America to take out a highly important target," Ennis said.
"The title refers to the rifle he's going to use for the job, an antique British army Lee Enfield, three oh three calibre. This was the weapon that took the British army through two world wars and survived in its service until long after the second. It still shows up today from time to time, carried by tribesmen and guerrilla fighters in some of the world's most brutal conflicts. The Lee Enfield is one of the great success stories of killing technology; it's simple to use, what flaws it possesses are few and far between, and it'll withstand a good deal of very rough treatment indeed before it stops doing what it says on the tin.
"This particular Lee Enfield, however, is not just some artefact long overdue for retirement. High in the war-ravaged mountains of Afghanistan, the rifle falls into the hands of a man who plans to do the unthinkable: who sets out on a journey across whole continents, who fights his way through killing grounds both terrible and unexpected, all so he can fire a single bullet at the most important target in the world."
Ennis said 303 begins as a war story, but changes about halfway.
"This is odd territory we're traversing, where the past pushes its warriors into the present with murderous intent, aiding and abetting destiny by means of numerous unwitting agents," Ennis said. "It's the tale of a soldier who's been fighting for nothing all his life, but now believes he's found his purpose, and the one man who can stop him, a worn-out hero filled with fatal sadness."
Here's how Dark Horse describes the book:
"While Anakin Skywalker enjoys a brief respite from the Clone Wars (and a reunion with his secret wife Padmé Amidala), Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a 'personal' mission.
"Kenobi's first stop is a frontier town on the swamp world of Trigalis, where he fights a small army of bounty hunters, duels with a crime lord who has ties to Count Dooku, and obtains undercover help from fellow Jedi Aayla Secura. All that just to verify a rumor about an enemy that he can¹t forget.
"Obi-Wan is becoming obsessed, and he knows it. But the danger of flirting with the dark side is a risk he's willing take to save the person about whom he cares most in the galaxy."
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