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Monday, November 15, 2004


DC Comics has released its solicitations for February.

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Disney Publishing Worldwide announced the acquisition of the assets of CrossGen Entertainment.

"To maintain our leadership position, we are committed to developing and acquiring top-quality, powerful content that expands our rich comic portfolio and CrossGen has some great properties," said DPW President Deborah Dugan. In light of recently reported declines in reading, we are developing creative new approaches using comics to engage children in the written word, and we hope to benefit from CrossGen's experience in this area.

"Given Disney's legacy in comics, global distribution relationships and talent for multi-media storytelling, I believe we have found a great home for these properties," said CrossGen's CEO and founder Mark Alessi.

One of the first CrossGen titles DPW plans to develop is Abadazad. Four Abadazad books are already slated to be published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of DPW.

The most successful publishing properties also generate excitement throughout Disney, including its motion picture, television and games units, Dugan said, and Abadazad lends itself perfectly to Disney's synergistic philosophy.

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Cartoon Network has again changed its schedule for Justice League Unlimited, reinserting a new episode.

"Ultimatum" will now air on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"The Justice League meets the Ultimen, a popular group of young heroes who are about to discover their own horrifying secret origins."

Look for more Justice League Unlimited news soon here in The Continuum.


Harry Lampert, who created The Flash in 1940 with writer Gardner Fox, has died at age 88 in Boca Raton, Fla.

His family said he had been suffering from cancer and died at Boca Raton Community Hospital.

Lampert began drawing professionally at age 16, inking cartoons at Fleischer Studios for characters such as Popeye, Betty Boop and KoKo the Clown.

Six years later, he created The Flash for Flash Comics #1.

Although retiring in 1980, Lampert still frequented comics conventions.

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Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, and Alessandra Ambrosio will be featured in an article in Gun Fu: The Lost City #4.

Gun Fu creator Howard M. Shum photographed the top models and interviewed Lima and Ambrosio at the Angels Across America tour on its Los Angeles visit.

Cerebus creator Dave Sim provides art for the back cover to this issue.

This issue also contains the previously announced interview of top fashion photographer Glen Luchford.

Gun Fu: The Lost City #4 will be released in December by Axiom. Gun Fu is a critically acclaimed action comedy comic book set in 1936. Cheng Bo Sen is a Hong Kong cop who gets recruited by England to help fight the Nazis. He also speaks hip-hop which no one seems to notice. Gun Fu is written and inked by Shum, penciled by Joey Mason, and colored by Etienne Simon. - More Product. More Exclusives.


  • Spider-Man The New Animated Series: Extreme Threat will be released on DVD and VHS on Jan. 25 from Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment.

  • Lynda Carter, star of CBS' Wonder Woman television series from the 1970s, was among those featured in Access Hollywood's look at favorite shows from the decade. Her advice on casting for a Wonder Woman movie: "I do think they need to get a girl who is not famous."

  • Marvel announced today that it is consolidating sub-categories of its apparel licensing business with children's sleepwear manufacturer American Marketing Enterprises.

  • Coming Tuesday: DC news -- and much more!!!

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