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Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Spider-Man 2 won the Popular Movie Award at the Critics Choice Awards on Monday in Los Angeles.

Producers Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad accepted the award.

The ceremony, hosted by Will and Grace's Eric McCormack, was televised on The WB.

Spider-Man 2, which was among reviewer Roger Ebert's top 10 films of the year, was also his sleeper choice for an Academy Award nomination as Best Picture.

In other Marvel movie news:

* X2 returns to Cinemax in March. Air dates and times include Thursday, March 3 at 7:45 p.m.; Tuesday, March 8 at 10 p.m.; Sunday, March 13 at 1:10 a.m.; Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 p.m.; Friday, March 25 at 10 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m.

* Elektra star Jennifer Garner will appear on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday night.

Garner said she is recovering from the nerve damage injury in her back that forced her to cancel a week's worth of promotion for the film and her television series Alias. "Everything's good," she said at Saturday night's premiere in Las Vegas. "I'm all better."


Dark Horse Comics has announced its plans for its adaptation of Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith.

The publisher will adapt the film as a four-issue mini-series that will ship weekly throughout April.

Revenge of the Sith will be written by Miles Lane, with art by Doug Wheatley, colors by Chris Chuckry and covers by Dave Dorman.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the book:

"Based on the screenplay by George Lucas‹the official comics adaptation of the most anticipated of the Star Wars films! The action of the Clone Wars comes to a dramatic conclusion, and events are put in place for A New Hope.

"Battles rage in space, armies clash on alien worlds, heroes become martyrs, and friends become enemies‹and the galaxy is forever changed!

"Shipping weekly, this four-issue series features art by Doug Wheatley (Star Wars: Empire volume 2‹Darklighter) -- who brings a level of life and detail to the adaptation that rivals that of the films themselves -- with covers by Dave Dorman!"

Each issue will cost $2.99.

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In February, Dark Horse Comics is providing a show for Trigun with the 25-cent, 24-page comic, Wolfwood. An introduction to the second volume of the Trigun anime manga series, this comic will bridge the gap between manga and anime.

Because the comic is based on digital grabs of the mega popular anime, it should be a gateway from the anime medium to the world of manga.

The right-to-left reading comic centers on Wolfwood, one of the two most prominent characters in Trigun and Vash the Stampede's foil. With his negative view of humanity and gigantic cross-like gun, Wolfwood the fighting priest is far from docile. Will Wolfwood ever understand Vash's desire to never kill another human? Will he be able to protect our red-coated hero from getting himself killed? Wolfwood asks the questions that will be answered in Volume 2 of Dark Horse's Trigun anime manga series, coming Feb. 23.

Wolfwood, edited by Tim Ervin, arrives in stores on Feb. 9.


Virgin Recording artist A Perfect Circle's new single "Passive" will be the featured song in the upcoming motion picture Constantine, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz.

The movie, which marks the feature directorial debut of famed video director Francis Lawrence, will open on Feb. 18.

"Passive," the second single from APC's album eMOTIVe, is set to impact active rock and alternative radio on Jan. 18, but the song already has major market airplay in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington.

The Brothers Strause, visual effects supervisors for Constantine, and well-known video directors in their own right, are set to direct the upcoming "Passive" video.

"Passive" was the result of a songwriting collaboration between APC's Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel and Nine Inch Nail's Trent Reznor and Danny Lohner. "It's a song that I've been working on for a long time," Keenan said. "Originally it came from a couple riffs that Danny had written, and it's been through 20 incarnations."

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  • Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur is a three-issue mini-series scheduled to start on April 6 from Dark Horse Comics. The mini-series is written and drawn by P. Craig Russell.

  • Cartoon Network has shortened its Static Shock marathon next Monday. Episodes will now run from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The marathon originally was scheduled to start at 8 a.m.

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

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

    * For Tuesday, Jan. 4, including Angel news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Jan. 3, including Red Sonja news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Saturday, Jan. 1, including IDW Publishing's solicitations for April, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Dec. 30, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Dec. 29, including DC Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Dec. 28, including Justice League Unlimited animated news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Monday, Dec. 27, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Friday, Dec. 24, including Marvel Comics news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Thursday, Dec. 23, including Marvel Comics' solicitations for March, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Dec. 22, including DC and Image news, CLICK HERE.

    * For Tuesday, Dec. 21, including Elektra movie news, CLICK HERE.

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