Wednesday, October 27, 2004
The WB has released 13 images from "Jinx," the Wednesday, Nov. 3 episode of Smallville that introduces Mxyzptlk.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"Chloe (Allison Mack) is drawn into an underground gambling ring at school run by foreign exchange student Mikail Mxyzptlk (guest star Trent Ford) and loses her savings on a football game after Mxyzptlk uses his powers to control all the players -- including Clark (Tom Welling). When Chloe discovers Mxyzptlk's secret, he kidnaps her and threatens to kill her unless Clark throws the championship game. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) threatens Mxyzptlk with deportation unless he uses his powers for Lex's benefit."
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In other Smallville news:
* The network has released a description for "Bound," the Wednesday, Nov. 17 episode.
Here's how the network describes the episode:
"After Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is accused of killing a young woman, Clark (Tom Welling) sets out to prove his innocence and turns to an unlikely source for help - Lionel (John Glover). Swearing he is a changed man, Lionel offers Clark insight into the crime but he asks for something in return. Meanwhile, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) meets Jason's (Jensen Ackles) parents and has a vivid flashback of the incident in Paris, leading her to suspect that Jason's mother (guest star Jane Seymour) was there when she got her tattoo."
* The WB has also released several new promotion images of the cast members. Click on the thumbnails below for larger and fuller images.
DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS
For covers and four-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Nov. 3, CLICK HERE.
Titles include Detective Comics #800, The Intimates #1, Justice League Unlimited #3, Majestic #4, The Question #1 and Y: The Last Man #28.
Look for more first looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.
IDW'S BLOOD-STAINED SWORD
IDW Publishing has announced Blood-Stained Sword, a 48-page one-shot by Dan Wickline and Ben Templesmith, for January.
Here's how IDW describes the book:
"Creators Dan Wickline and Ben Templesmith have combined sci-fi action, technology, and the code of the Samurai to bring the readers Blood-Stained Sword, a film put to print. In a dark and grim future drunk on high technology, the ways of the past have not been completely forgotten by everyone. Kenji has been trained as a Samurai, sworn to uphold the code of the true warrior. Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life; clearing his father's name. He must travel to Seattle, where corporations have replaced clans and greed has won out over honor, to find out the truth behind his father's death and bring in those responsible."
About the story's development, Wickline said,"I've always been fascinated with the samurai, not just from a historical point of view, but as a way of life. Their code of honor makes them the perfect protagonist for any story, whether they are on horseback or hover-bike."
Fearing, the creator of O-P-P's Cenozic, wrote and directed the short. Featuring the voice of Brian Doyle Murray, The Thing With No Head was made at the UCLA Animation Workshop.
Encore presentations include Monday at 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 a.m. (All times ET).
A limited quantity of this edition will be given out by the Wizard World Texas staff to advance-ticket holders. DC also will give out a limited quantity of this edition at DC's panel "The Intimates: Getting to Know Them," on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3:30 p.m., and at the DC booth to fans getting signatures from The Intimates creative team of Jim Lee, Joe Casey, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Rian Hughes.
DC also plans to give out a limited quantity of the variant edition of The Intimates #1 at a retailer event in 2005.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Wednesday, Oct. 20, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 19, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 18, including DC Comics' solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 16, including Image news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 15, including Blade: Trinity news and Image Comics solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 14, including Marvel and IDW news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 13, including X-Men movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 12, including Justice League animated news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Oct. 11, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 9, Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for January, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 8, Smallville news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 7, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.
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