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Wednesday, December 22, 2004


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Titles include The Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Adam Strange #4, Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer #2, JSA: Strange Adventures #5 and Razor's Edge: Warblade #3.


Mike S. Miller, co-creator and project director of Image Comics' Lullably, said the new book is "sort of like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for kids."

"And it's a lot of fun," Miller said. "In the process of creating the story, we re-imagined each of the characters to give them more of a modern feel. The result is a book that just about anyone can pick up and instantly enjoy."

Here's how Image describes the book:

"Featuring internationally loved literary characters such as Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Jim Hawkins (Treasure Island), Pinocchio, the Pied Piper and Red Riding Hood, Lullaby is a foray into the imaginative world of children's literature with a distinctively fresh style that's exciting for all ages. The story focuses on these beloved characters as they join forces to stop a dark magic warping their world and discover who is behind the evil scheme. The identity of the mystery villain is sure to stir much speculation as the book heads toward its conclusion."

Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker, the first of the initial four issues, will hit stands in February. Each book features art by story creator Hector Sevilla, and is co-written by Miller and Ben Avery.

"If there's one thing I can suggest to comic book fans of all ages, it's to give this book a try," said Miller. "It's interesting, it's engaging, and it's something fans can show to their non-comic book reading friends and get them interested in comics."

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Top Cow Productions will release Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead April 2005, by writer Fiona Avery and penciler Staz Johnson.

The book spins off the Rising Stars series by J. Michael Straczynski, and concentrates on the largely overlooked story of Lionel Zerb, who until now, was always considered a freak in the Rising Stars universe.

Here's how Top Cow describes the book:

"As a direct conduit to the dead, Lionel Zerb helps as a Ghost Interpreter, helping people deal with hauntings and other 'spirit' cases. But one day, Zerb stumbles upon a force greater than he ever expected, and is forced to confront an ancient spiritual power that brings him closer to an understanding about the mysteries of the universe, and near his own death."

"I hope to give some play to the world of Lionel Zerb, which feels like a whole universe unto itself, set within the greater Rising Stars world," Avery said. "Lionelıs gift, the ability to speak with the dead, has been a great opportunity to explore a facet of myth that has always haunted readers; from Ebenezer Scroogeıs ghosts of Christmas to The Sixth Sense².

"Fiona Avery has a great voice for the Rising Stars characters, and Lionel Zerb is one of the most interesting and complex of the bunch. Just as a reader, I'm very much looking forward to this series," said Top Cow editor-in-chief Jim McLauchlin.

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  • Here's a first look at the cover to Containment #4, due in April from IDW Publishing. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

  • Greg Johnson, story editor/producer of Kids' WB!'s X-Men: Evolution, is writing scripts for Marvel's two direct-to-DVD Avengers animated movies.

  • The Wednesday, Jan. 5 episode of The WB's Smallville will be a repeat of "Relic" and the Wednesday, Jan. 12 episode will be a repeat of "Run."

  • The Constantine Movie Statue has been pushed back to a Jan. 19 release.

  • Coming Thursday: Marvel news -- and much more!!!

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    In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links:

    * For Thursday, Dec. 16, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Dec. 15, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Dec. 14, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Dec. 13, including DC Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Dec. 11, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Dec. 10, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Dec. 9, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Dec. 8, including Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Dec. 7, including The Darkness and Son of The Mask movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Dec. 6, including Justice League Unlimited news, CLICK HERE.

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