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Wednesday, August 18, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Aug. 25, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Amazing Fantasy #3, Amazing Spider-Man #511, Excalibur #4, Incredible Hulk #76, Marvel Knights 4 #9, Mystique #18, Powerless #3, Silver Surfer #12, Venom vs. Carnage #2 and X-Statix #26.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Aug. 25, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Batman #631, Catwoman #34, Flash #213, We3 #1, The Witching #3, The Losers #15, The Authority: More Kev #3 and Sleeper Season 2 #3.
LEBRON JAMES COMIC BOOKS
POWERADE and DC Comics have announced a new promotion featuring 19-year-old NBA sensation LeBron James. The promotion includes the rollout of a new flavor, POWERADE FLAVA 23, which will be available nationally beginning Sept. 1, along with a LeBron James comic created for POWERADE by DC Comics.
"This project was especially interesting to me, because I'm the first athlete ever to create a unique flavor, color, and packaging for a sports drink," said James. "POWERADE gave me the chance to put my spin on things, and I love the way it turned out. I think all my fans will enjoy it too."
POWERADE commissioned DC Comics to create a story about James that featured his basketball skills. The comic, entitled King James, will be available free with the purchase of three 32-ounce bottles of POWERADE at participating retail locations while supplies last. LeBron fans can also receive a comic via mail by sending three labels from 32-ounce POWERADE bottles to the address shown on the label.
In King James, LeBron must call on his considerable skills and determination as he competes in an underground tournament controlled by a mysterious, secret organization. LeBron confronts and defeats a series of colorful court challengers in exotic locales on his way to being crowned the King of Basketball.
"I've always enjoyed reading comics, so helping to create a comic of my own is really cool," said James. "I mean ripped muscles, impossible moves, scoring at will, and beating the 'bad guys' -- who wouldn't want to be a heroic basketball player in a comic book?"
The King James comic book was written by Gary Phillips, penciled by Damion Scott and inked by Sandra Hope. Ten different cover designs for the comic have been created by some of the comic industry's best artists, including Damion Scott, James Jean, Udon, John VanFleet, Jock and Ariel Olivetti.
The covers can be made available through the following means:
* Four covers available only by mail-in redemption.
* Four covers available only at Kroger Stores.
* One cover available only at military commissaries.
* One general market cover available at retail and via mail-in redemption.
The WB has released seven images from "Gone," the second episode of the fourth season of Smallville.
The episode is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The network has not released story details about the episode.
Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images.
In other Smallville news, Warner Home Video has announced a Nov. 16 release of Smallville: The Complete Third Season on DVD.
Here's how Warner describes the DVD set:
"Clark Kent lives in Smallville, but in many ways he's out of this world, and so is this spectacular series that provides a fascinating spin on Superman lore. Season 3 is marked by Clark's inability to overpower destiny and its pressing call for his return home. Clark, who has left Smallville for Metropolis, returns to Smallville to help his parents, who are desperately trying to save their cash-strapped farm and is happily surprised to find that Lex Luthor has survived a deadly jet crash. Lex and Clark's ill-fated camaraderie is strengthened by this miracle but causes tension in the close-knit Kent family, as Jonathan fears that Lex will emulate Lionel and his unscrupulous ways, even while Lex has tried to establish his own identity."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Aug. 13, including J. Scott Campbell news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 12, including Dark Horse's solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 11, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 10, including Lady Death movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 9, including Sin City movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 7, including X-Men DVD news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 6, including Global Frequency TV news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 5, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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