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Saturday, September 11, 2004
DC COMICS FOR DECEMBER
DC Comics is releasing its solicitation information for December on Monday at 5 p.m. (ET).
Check back here then for a complete rundown, with cover images.
SMALLVILLE'S AL GOUGH
Lois Lane. The Flash. Mxyzptlk. Margot Kidder.
And that's just in the first seven episodes. Smallville begins its fourth season on Wednesday, Sept. 22, with a renewed sense of fun, new characters and special guest-stars.
The Continuum caught up with executive producer Al Gough on Friday to discuss the recent developments of The WB's top-rated show.
To read the complete interview, CLICK HERE.
In other Smallville news, The WB has released its description for "Gone," the Wednesday, Sept. 29 episode.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) investigate Chloe's (Allison Mack) apparent murder, but are stopped by an army officer, General Sam Lane (guest star Michael Ironside), who turns out to be Lois' father. Lois suspects that Sam knows more about Chloe's death than he will admit, and Clark discovers that Sam has recently been in contact with Lex (Michael Rosembaum). Jason (Jensen Ackles) arrives from Paris and convinces Lana (Kristin Kreuk) to continue their relationship. Suspecting that Chloe is still alive, Lionel (John Glover) sends an assassin with the power to morph his limbs into metallic weapons to keep Chloe from testifying against him."
James Marshall directed the episode, which was written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders.
LADY DEATH SOUNDTRACK
ADV Music has announced a street date of Oct. 5 for the soundtrack to Lady Death: The Motion Picture, the first animated feature produced by the company's original content division.
The film itself will also be released on Oct. 5.
The CD features original music by composer Bill Brown. Brown's previous work includes scoring for many directors and producers, including Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Clive Barker, Michael Crichton, Gus Van Sant and Michael Mann. Brown is the Director of Music for Soundelux Design Music Group and has composed and produced music for theatrical releases such as Any Given Sunday, Ali and Finding Forrester.
Brown has also scored television films such as Scorcher and Trapped and interactive titles including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series, The Sum of All Fears, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Command & Conquer: Generals and more.
The CD has a suggested retail price of $14.98.
NEW MUTANT X DVD
ADV Films has announced an Oct. 12 release date for Mutant X: Season 2, Discs 7-8, a two-disc DVD release from the second season.
Episodes featured include
"Hard Time" The Mutant X team takes a huge risk by going undercover inside a maximum security prison to investigate the mysterious deaths of several inmates.
"Under the Cloak of War" After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, Adam sends Shalimar on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate an elite assassination ring.
"Once Around" The Mutant X team must protect a key prosecution witness after he is nearly assassinated before the trial.
"Final Judgment" A secret agency forces Adam to stand trial based on trumped-up charges that he is trying to take over the world with his super-powered mutants.
Extras include: interview with Lauren Lee Smith (Emma DeLauro); behind the scenes features with supervising producer Karen Wookey and Peter Mohan; a look at production design; original TV promos; image gallery; and ADV previews.
The creative team of Christopher Mills and Rick Burchett add a gritty edge to Rorschach Entertainment in November with Gravedigger: The Scavengers.
Here's how Rorschach describes the book:
"Gravedigger: The Scavengers is in the same vein of classic crime caper films of the 1960's and 1970's, the kind inhabited by such familiar tough guys as Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and the 'late, great Lee Marvin,' said Mills. Digger McCrae, the professional crook and 'irredeemable bastard' at the center of this crime piece, has been compared most often to Marvin."
"The character of Digger McCrae is pretty obviously inspired by the great tough guy actors of that period," said Mills. "He is totally focused on his own needs and lusts -- Burchett calls him 'Conan in a suit.'"
Mills, a long-time crime fiction writer and editor, said he began work on Gravedigger because of a lack of hard-boiled crime comics that didn't slip into horror or super-heroic themes.
"I wrote Gravedigger simply because there's not enough material being published in the genre to satisfy me," he said.
Mills said Burchett is "one of the most underrated talents" in comics.
"On Gravedigger, Rick brought a lot of the storytelling, making various changes and improving the pacing," Mills said. "I learned a lot from working with Rick and we're planning on working together soon."
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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