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Thursday, January 13, 2005


Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitation information for April.

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For covers and four- to 10-page previews of upcoming Marvel Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Cable/Deadpool #11, Daredevil #69, New Invaders #6, Shanna, The She-Devil #1 and Black Panther #1.

Look for more Marvel Comics First Looks on Friday here in The Continuum.


James Marsden, who played Cyclops in the first two X-Men movies, is reuniting with X-Men director Bryan Singer on Superman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marsden has been cast as Richard White.

In addition, Hugh Laurie -- who plays Dr. Gregory House on the Fox drama House, which Singer executive produces -- is in final negotiations to play Perry White, editor in chief of the Daily Planet.

The two characters are related, though the studio declined comment on if they are father and son.

They join a cast that includes Brandon Routh and Clark Kent/Superman, Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane and Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor.

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20th Century Fox is auctioning a bustier that Jennifer Garner wore in the Elektra movie on the eBay site.

Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross relief effort for tsunami victims.

As of Thursday afternoon, the prop was fetching $2,650. Five days remain for bidding.

In other Elektra news:

* According to Fox, Elektra will be the only place where the Fantastic Four trailer can be seen, until next week when the FF's official site opens.

* Garner appeared on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday night and proclaimed herself fit after a back injury shortened her promotions for the film. "I'm fine," she said.

* Look for more on Elektra on Friday here in The Continuum.

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Six Vertigo first issues are collected at the price of just $4.99 in Vertigo: First Tast, a 160-page trade paperback coming in April from DC Comics.

The book serves as an introduction to six acclaimed Vertigo series, and features tales by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Azzarello, Warren Ellis, and Si Spencer, with art by Eduardo Risso, Chris Bachalo, Steve Bissette & John Totleben, Pia Guerra, Darick Robertson and others.

"For those readers who haven't gotten a taste of these incredible titles, your excuses are up!" said Karen Berger, VP -- Executive Editor, Vertigo. "This is the perfect opportunity to get the first bite of some of Vertigo's definitive and popular series, and experience the first sensation of some powerful and riveting work."

"First Taste is a tremendous value for readers," said Bob Wayne, DC's VP -- Sales & Marketing. "$4.99 is a great price for six classic stories -- in fact, it's less than the price of two new Vertgio titles."

The stories collected are:

* 100 Bullets #1, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Eduardo Risso

* The Books of Magic: Life During Wartime #1, plotted by Neil Gaiman and Si Spencer and written by Spencer with art by Dean Ormston

* Death: The High Cost of Living #1, written by Gaiman with art by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham

* Saga of the Swamp Thing #1, written by Alan Moore with art by Steve Bissette and John Totleben.

* Transmetropolitan #1, written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson and Jerome K. Moore

* Y: The Last Man #1, written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Pia Guerra and Josť Marzan Jr.

The book will be in stores on April 6.

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

    * For Thursday, Jan. 6, including new on the new comic by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog, CLICK HERE.

    * For Wednesday, Jan. 5, including V for Vendetta movie news, CLICK HERE.

    * 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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