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Thursday, September 9, 2004
MARGOT KIDDER ON SMALLVILLE
Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the four Superman movies, will become the third cast member to appear on The WB's Smallville when the show launches its fourth season on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Kidder will play Bridgette Crosby, emissary to Dr. Swann, played by big-screen Superman, Christopher Reeve. Kidder will appear in the season premiere as well as the season's sixth episode.
The role of Bridgette Crosby will also reunite Kidder with Smallville series star Annette O'Toole (Martha Clark), who had co-starred with Kidder in Superman III, then playing the role of Lana Lang.
The season premiere, "Crusade," will also introduce Smallville's version of Lois Lane, played by Erica Durance.
After making her major motion-picture debut in Norman Jewison's Gaily, Gaily in 1969, Kidder starred opposite Gene Wilder in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx. She made an impact in a dual role as formerly conjoined twins in Brian De Palma's horror movie Sisters and starred in several other movies in the 1970s, including George Roy Hill's The Great Waldo Pepper, opposite Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon, and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud.
Following the success of Superman: The Movie in 1978, Kidder reprised her role as Lois Lane in Superman II, 1983's Superman III and 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
Among her numerous other film credits are The Amityville Horror, Harry O: Such Dust As Dreams Are Made Of, Black Christmas, Some Kind of Hero, Never Met Picasso, The Hi-Line, Crime and Punishment and the 2004 thriller The Last Sign, opposite Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth.
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Titles include JSA: Strange Adventures #2, The Batman Strikes! #1, Batman: Gotham Knights #57 and Terra Obscura Vol. 2 #2 and Fierce #3 and Freaks of the Heartland #3 from Dark Horse Comics.
Look for more first looks on Friday here in The Continuum.
TEEN TITANS UPDATE
Kids' WB! has announced a change to its schedule for the week of Sept. 20, which will now include four weekday episodes of Teen Titans.
Episodes will air at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and include "Divide and Conquer" on Monday, Sept. 20; "Masks" on Tuesday, Sept. 21; "Apprentice, Pt. 1" on Wednesday, Sept. 22; and "Apprentic, Pt. 2" on Thursday, Sept. 23.
The Saturday, Sept. 25 episode remains "Only Human."
For the network's complete revised schedule for the week, CLICK HERE.
Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Texiera are teaming up for Conan and the Daughters of Midora, a 48-page one-shot from Dark Horse Comics and the first spin-off issue to complement the monthly series.
Texeira delivers art in issue, which is written and inked by Palmiotti. This is the hard-drinking, bare-knuckled, older Conan in a story set years later than the events in the current ongoing series.
Palmiotti said he was "insanely happy" when offered the chance to write a Conan one-shot.
"Conan and I got history," Palmiotti said. "I grew up with this guy. I understand his motivations and his need to fight for what he wants."
Palmiotti geared the story toward Texeira's storytelling strengths for what he called "a fun and very traditional" story.
"What I wanted to achieve with this tale was something that a die-hard Conan fan could sink their teeth into and at the same time a new reader could appreciate in just the same way," he said. "I wanted to work on a classic tale of kings, beautiful women, wizards and monsters, and at the same time bring some out-of-control barbarian action and adventure to the story. I figured this was my one shot at taking on a character so dear to me and I wanted to include every element that appealed to me and try to create a classic."
Here's how Dark Horse describes the issue:
"A king's favorite daughter is kidnapped by his sorceror advisor, and only Conan can save the girl-with the aid of the second daughter, who the king won't consider as a successor to the throne. Harsh terrain and the wizard's horde of zombie warriors-and other treachery-stand between Conan and the beautiful young heiress."
Conan and the Daughters of Midora will arrive in stores on Oct. 6 and will cost $4.99.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Friday, Sept. 3, including Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 2, including Marvel and Image first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 1, including Mutant X news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 31, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 30, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Aug. 28, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Aug. 26, including Image Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Aug. 25, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Aug. 24, including The Batman animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Aug. 23, 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.
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