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Thursday, October 14, 2004

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Fantastic Four #518, Gambit #3, Invaders #3, Marvel Age Hulk #2, New X-Men #6, Rogue #4, Spectacular Spider-Man #20, Uncanny X-Men #451 and X-Men Unlimited #5.



IDW PUBLISHING'S KARNEY

IDW Publishing is pairing with screenwriter Bryan Johnson to create Karney, a 4-issue mini-series that offers "a horrific new take on the world of the small-town sideshow."

Johnson, who has appeared in Kevin Smith's films Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back as obsessive comics fan Steve-Dave, will be joined by his on-screen partner, "Fanboy" Walt Flanagan, on art. Both creators have been immersed in the world of comics for years; Flanagan even runs Smith's Red Bank, N.J.-based comics shop, Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash. Karney marks their first published venture.

Here's how IDW describes the book:

"Karney tells the story of a twisted carnival that heads from town to town, entertaining the denizens of the towns while fulfilling a more sinister purpose as well. It's chock full of sideshow characters, all rendered in twisted, loving fashion by Flanagan and digital inker/colorist Tom B. Long. But Johnson's story delivers more than just creepy characters, too -- it's got genuine heart in places, and will have its share of pathos amongst the freaky characters."

"I knew Bryan Johnson was a talented, if slightly disturbed, writer," said IDW;s Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall, "but I'll admit I was still skeptical when he and Walt approached me about doing a comic. Love of comics doesn't always translate to creative acumen, but Walt's penciled pages were really amazing. I guess that'll teach me to judge a man by the character he plays in a movie. Seriously, this book is gonna shock people."

Karney will debut in April.

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SMALLVILLE UPDATE

Last week's episode of The WB's Smallville cracked the top 20 for the week in two key demographics in the ratings.

Smallville was No. 20 in both men 18-34 (3.1/10) and men 12-34 (3.1/10).

In other Smallville news, a preview of "Run," next Wednesday's episode was shown at the end of "Devoted" on Wednesday night. The episodes features Bart Allen, aka The Flash.

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