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Tuesday, August 10, 2004
VOICE OF LADY DEATH
The original Lady Death was the ultimate Lady Death.
Christine Auten, who portrays Brian Pulido's signature character in ADV Film's upcoming Lady Death animated series, first encountered the character by working on the scratch track of all the female parts early in the film's development.
"When we first did the scratch track, it was really interesting experience," Auten said. "Normally, you do the voices by yourself. But when we did the scratch track, five people were circled around the microphones. It was really an interesting experience, taking the script and living it from beginning to end."
Two years later, Auten then auditioned for the role, along with some 40 other actresses.
"When I came back and auditioned it, it was amazing to see how it had grown and visit it again," Auten said. "I really, really loved the character and the part and I was pretty confident."
By then, Auten had already drawn Orjuela's interest with her initial effort.
"We were kind of playing with it and listening to it, and I'm like, 'This is really good,'" he said. "I didn't have to say anything. It was like she really knew the character."
Orjuela said that Auten's range helped win the part.
"You've got Hope, and you've got Lady Death. You've got a little 17-year-old innocent woman, and you've got Lady Death," he said. "You've got to have an actress who can go from 17 to 27 in two hours time frame and she was amazing. She was the only one who could pull that off."
The Lady Death DVD will be in stores on Oct. 5.
For covers and five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Soulfire #1 from Aspen Entertainment, Gun Fu: The Lost City #3 from Axiom and JLA #107 from DC Comics.
PATRICK OLLIFFE ON SPIDER-GIRL
Patrick Olliffe told The Continuum he is inking his own pencils for a guest-stint on an upcoming issue of Spider-Girl.
"It's a self-contained issue. The Dragon King character makes a return," Olliffe said during the recent Comic-Con International. "It's been a while since I was the regular artist and it's nice to touch base."
In addition to Spider-Girl, Olliffe has done licensing work for Marvel, handled part of the Spider-Man 2 adaptation and drew a 12-page Atom story for DC Comics.
The Atom story will appear in DC Comics Presents: Atom #1, which is due in stores next week. The story, part of the tribute to editor Julius Schwartz, is written by Dave Gibbons and has inks by Livesay.
"That was fun," Olliffe said. "I always loved the look for that character. It was a neat project to be a part of."
MOONSTONE BOOKS FOR DECEMBER
Moonstone Books has released its solicitation information for December.
For a complete rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.
Here's how the book is described:
"Ben Avery, fresh on the heels of the Hedge Knight comic book series takes Dorothy and Alice (now college students) on an adventure, back into the realms of their childhood. Dorothy has forgotten about the time she spent in Oz. Alice attributes Wonderland to daydreaming. But what neither of them realizes is that Oz and Wonderland, and the creatures that inhabit those lands, are real. Somehow, creatures from OZ and Wonderland are finding there way into our world. The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles is set in modern-day Chicago, it will be a blend of the three worlds as Dorothy and Alice set out to find the cause of the disruption.
"The Oz Wonderland Chronicle Preview sets up the story by introducing you to characters you might not be familiar with, and reintroducing you to the characters you may already know."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Aug. 4, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 3, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 2, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 31, including Constantine movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 30, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 29, including Blade: Trinity news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 28, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 27, including an interview with the cast of the Fantastic Four movie, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 26, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, July 25, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 24, including Marvel Comics' solicitiations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 23, including Comic-Con International news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, July 22, including an interview with Catwoman screenwriter John Brancato, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, July 21, including Devil's Due solicitations for October, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, July 20, including Catwoman movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, July 19, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, July 17, including an interview with Catwoman star Halle Berry, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, July 16, including an interview with Catwoman star Sharon Stone, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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