Wednesday, October 6, 2004
MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Bullseye: Greatest Hits #2, Captain America #32, District X #6, Emma Frost #16, Iron Man #89, Marvel Knights 4 #11, Marvel Knights Spider-Man #7, She-Hulk #8, X-Force #3 and X-Men: The End Book One -- Dreamers and Demons #4.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.
Titles include 100 Bullets #54, Action Comics #820, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #184, Challengers of the Unknown #5, Ex Machina #5, Fables #30, Justice League Elite #4 and Nightwing #98.
FANTASTIC FOUR ANIMATION
Marvel Enterprises announced on Wednesday it has entered into an agreement with France-based animation studio Antefilms Productions, to produce a new animated television series based on The Fantastic Four.
Under the terms of the agreement, Antefilms will commence production immediately on 26, 30-minute 2D/3D animated episodes. The initial episodes are expected to be completed for worldwide distribution in late-2006.
The deal teams Marvel with an animation company with proven success both domestically and internationally. Two of Antefilms' current series -- Code Lyoko and Funky Cops - -are currently broadcast successfully on Cartoon Network and Fox Box, respectively, in the United States.
"Marvel is firmly committed to strongly support its characters in all relevant entertainment arenas throughout the world," Marvel's Avi Arad said. "We are especially excited that The Fantastic Four TV animation will follow the release of our 2005 feature film with 20th Century Fox, and that we are able to work with such a great animation company as Antefilms to make this happen."
Under the terms of the agreement, Antefilms Productions will fund all of the development costs for the series. Antefilms will produce the content while both companies will oversee the overall creative direction. Marvel will control the U.S. television and subsequent DVD distribution rights, while Moonscoop (Antefilms' distribution brand) will handle sales in the rest of the world.
MUTANT X DVD UPDATE
ADV Films has announced a Nov 2 release date for the complete first season of Mutant X on DVD.
Mutant X Season One Box Set, retailing for $49.98, is a six-disc DVD release presented in anamorphic widescreen format, containing 22 complete episodes featuring English 2.0-language audio with closed captioning.
Extras include: commentary for several episodes, outtakes, episodic gallery, character profiles, cast biographies, original television promos and ADV previews.
Here's how ADV describes the first season:
"Hidden from the eyes of the world, the Genomex Corporation conducted radical genetic experiments. But something went terribly wrong. Now, the human results of the experiments are all grown up -- young mutants ... with powerful abilities. There's Shalimar, a sensual and agile feral with human and animal DNA, Brennan, who can fire bolts of electricity from his hands, Jesse, who can instantly change his body from solid as a stone to intangible as air, Emma, a pretty
'telepath' who can feel what you feel and turn your emotions against you, and Adam, their leader and, ironically, the scientist who created them."
JLA: CLASSIFIED COVERS
DC Comics has provided The Continuum a look at the final covers for JLA: Classified #1 by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines, including the newly announced variant cover.
The series kicks off with a three-part story written by Grant Morrison. The variant cover features the Ultramarines and the text "Where Is The Justice League?"
All orders will be filled with 50 percent of each cover.
The issue is scheduled to arrive in stores on Nov. 3.
Click on the thumbnails for larger looks.
It is Pekar's first full-length project with DC Comics. The story mines tales from Pekar's childhood and early adolescence. "This is the most complete treatment I've ever given to my childhood and early adulthood," Pekar said. "I was very happy to pull things together and I'm pleased with what I wrote."
Pekar and Haspiel also contribute a story starring Bizarro to the upcoming hardcover Bizarro World, which is scheduled to arrive in stores in February.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Thursday, Sept. 30, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 29, including Image Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 28, including Dreamwave Productions' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 27, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 25, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 24, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 23, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Sept. 22, including DC news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Sept. 21, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Sept. 20, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Sept. 18, including Image Comics' solicitations for December, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Sept. 17, including The Batman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Sept. 16, including Smallville and Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
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