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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED UPDATE
Tom Everett Scott is providing the voice for Booster Gold in the Sept. 11 episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited, "The Greatest Story Never Told."
"It was his first voiceover gig and he was charming. He absolutely made that character fly," Justice League voice director Andrea Romano told The Continuum.
"He felt a little bit insecure when he first started and then as we worked through it and he saw how much fun everybody was having in rehearsal, and he just fell into it."
Here's how Cartoon Network describes the episode:
The Justice League is in epic battle with Mordru in downtown Metropolis, but the real story is what happens to Booster Gold while he's supposed to be on 'crowd control.'"
In other Justice League news:
* Batman Beyond and Static will both be guest-starring in "The Once and Future Thing, Pt. 2," the season finale of Justice League Unlimited.
Will Friedle is reprising his role of Batman for the episode.
* This Saturday's episode, "Fearful Symmetry," has a story by Stan Berkowitz and a script by Robert Goodman.
GREEN LANTERN'S RETURN
Geoff Johns, writer of Green Lantern: Rebirth and the subsequent ongoing Green Lantern featuring Hal Jordan, said he want to tell an inspirational tale.
"Green Lantern should be a beacon of hope and inspiration and light in this universe," Johns said. "That's what we want to do. We want to create that magic again. And show how amazing he is with the ring, how much he loves and how much it means to him."
Said Rebirth artist Ethan Van Sciver: "I'm looking forward to something positive, something that's going to make so many comic-book readers happy, rather than depressed or sad."
Johns said it took him a long time to bring Hal Jordan back as a Green Lantern.
"I spent about eight or nine months, working with Pete (Tomasi) and Dan (Di Dio) and thinking of how we could do this and not do it in a lame-ass way, how we could make it a really good story about heroism and what it means to be a hero and what it means to be without fear and what it means to be a Green Lantern," Johns said.
"It took me about eight months and we finally cracked what the story was going to be. I think it's going to be a really good story and it's going to surprise a lot of people."
Johns is keeping details of the story close to the vest but did say that the Corps will return.
Editor Tomasi addressed the status of the Spectre and Kyle Rayner.
"There's definitely plans for the Spectre down the road," he said. "It's just a matter of where and when.
"Kyle's a Green Lantern and we're going to address a lot of things with him. We love Kyle. He's a very strong character."
Warner Home Video has released the box art to the Smallville: The Complete Third Season DVD collection.
In other Smallville news:
* The Wednesday, Sept. 15 episodes on The WB will be repeats of "Forsaken" and "Covenant."
* In case you missed The Continuum's coverage of the Smallville panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CLICK HERE for the complete report.
For covers and four- to five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE
Titles include Looney Tunes #118 and Batgirl #58 from DC Comics, Fathom: Dawn of War #1 from Aspen, Raider: A Cold Day in Heaven from Maerkle Press and Ultra #2 from Image Comics.
Look for more first looks on Wednesday here in The Continuum.
Jeremiah returns to Showtime in September with two new episodes every Friday starting at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
This Friday's episodes are "Crossing Jordan" and "Running on Empty."
"Crossing Jordan" was written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed by Mario Azzopardi.
Here's how Showtime describes the episode:
"Thunder Mountain is bringing new towns into the Alliance, drawing Daniel's attention and bringing Mister Smith a vision too awful to contemplate."
"Running on Empty" was written by Straczynski and directed by Martin Wood. Martin Wood.
Here's how Showtime describes the episode:
"Wanting to savor his dish of vengeance while it's hot, Jeremiah joins Markus and Kurdy in a sting to smoke out Daniel's raiders. In Milhaven, Mister Smith gives Erin a disquieting message from God."
DAREDEVIL'S "GOLDEN AGE"
"Golden Age," a four-part story arc, kicks off in October's Daredevil #66.
"It's in the Golden Age, Silver Age and Modern Age, all at the same time, kind of like Once Upon a Time in New York," said Daredevil writer Brian Michael Bendis.
"It asks the question, who was the kingpin before the Kingpin? So we get to find the historic of organized crime in Marvel Comics."
Here's how Marvel describes Daredevil #66:
"Leaping off the pages of last month's anniversary special, we follow Matt Murdock through a story that literally spans the entire history of Marvel. Who was the Kingpin before the Kingpin and what was his relationship to Matt Murdock? Find out right here."
To the right are the covers to Daredevil #66 and #67 by Alex Maleev.
"It's all new stuff. It doesn't have anything to do with the old 2099 universe," Kirkman said. "It's just fun little romps with future possibilities for all of these characters."
Said Marvel President -- Publishing, Gui Karyo, "While we have had a great partnership with CDS, this was an important opportunity for Marvel to consolidate and strengthen our distribution as we continue to sharpen our focus on this growing segment of the business. As our key distributor in the Direct Market, Diamond is a powerful partner for Marvel, and we couldn't be happier to expand our relationship with them."
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Tuesday, Aug. 23, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 22, including Amy Acker's voice role on Justice League Unlimited, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 21, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Aug. 20, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 19, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 18, including LeBron James comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 17, including Wolverine news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 16, including DC Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, Aug. 15, including Batman Begins news and other news from Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 14, including Green Lantern news and other news from Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.
* 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.
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