Saturday, November 13, 2004
DC COMICS FOR FEBRUARY
DC Comics is releasing its solicitations for February on Monday at 5 p.m. (ET).
Check back here then for a complete rundown, with cover images.
WESLEY SNIPES TALKS BLADE: TRINITY
Wesley Snipes, star of all three Blade movies -- including the upcoming Blade: Trinity -- said one of the challenges of sequels is trying to better the previous film.
"It's a little demanding because we are trying to top ourselves, trying to give the audience more than we gave them previously, trying to be more creative and less repetitive," Snipes said. "It requires a little more attention and focus because we have to dig a little deeper."
"The audience wants that detail -- the comic books have it, especially the successful ones. We can mimic that if we take the time to pay attention to the details. We don't want to leave them short on anything."
David Goyer, who wrote all three Blade movies, and also directed Blade: Trinity, said he thought of Snipes for the role right from the beginning.
"When I first pitched the idea of doing a Blade movie, the studio felt there were only three actors who could possible do the role: Wesley Snipes, Denzel Washington and Lawrence Fishburne," Goyer said. "But in my mind, Wesley was always the perfect Blade.
"So when I was writing the first film, he was whom I pictured. Because he's so well trained in martial arts, it comes to him naturally. He has an innate understanding of action and movement and dance. But he's also a clasically trained actor.
"And even though Blade is a man of few words, Wesley imbues him with all these beautiful little nuances."
For covers and four- or five-page previews,
Titles include G.I. Joe: Reloaded #9 from Devil's Due Publishing, Freaks of the Heartland #6 and Jingle Belle #1 from Dark Horse Comics and Zen: Bounty Hunter #1 from SSS Comics.
ATOMIKA FROM SPEAKEASY
Speakeasy Comics president Adam Fortier on Friday announced the first creator-owned title under the Speakeasy Comics banner: Atomika #1.
The book is created and penciled by Sal Abbinanti, written by Andrew Dabb and inked by Buzz.
Here's how the book is described:
"In an alternate past -- where the Revolution has become the State -- Liberty has been destroyed and the gods now walk the Earth. Now, a new power is rising. Forged in the fiery bowels of the planet, Atomika is the first man-made deity, both a God of Technology and of the 21st Century."
"I first met Sal (Abbinanti, creator and artist of Atomika) through his other job as Alex Ross' business manager during the past convention season where Alex and the Alex Ross Art Booth were a fixture at nearly every show," Fortier said. "Sal and I, it turns out, have been developing our own comics for about the same amount of time, and we discussed how we were going to offer them to the marketplace. When I started putting Speakeasy together, I gave Sal a ring and he jumped on board."
Atomika #1 will be in stores in March.
COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES
In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:
* For Monday, Nov. 8, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Sunday, Nov. 7, including Marvel, DC and Blade: Trinity panels from Wizard World Texas, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Nov. 6, including the WildStorm/Vertigo and Aspen panels from Wizard World Texas, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Nov. 5, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Nov. 4, including Marvel and DC first looks, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Nov. 2, including The Incredibles news, CLICK HERE.
* For Monday, Nov. 1, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Friday, Oct. 29, including Teen Titans, Smallville and The Batman news, CLICK HERE.
* For Thursday, Oct. 28, including Marvel movie news, CLICK HERE.
* For Wednesday, Oct. 27, including Smallville and IDW news, CLICK HERE.
* For Tuesday, Oct. 26, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.
* For Saturday, Oct. 25, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.
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