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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE UPDATE

Michael Chiklis, who plays Ben Grimm/The Thing in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, said he enlisted the aid of a pyschiatrist to help get through the trauma of wearing the Thing suit.

"They wanted that human element to him, that he was trapped," Chiklis said during an appearance on Independent Film Channel's Dinner for Five over the weekend. "So, I was the right guy. I was in that 60 pounds of shit and I wanted out bad.

"I have to say it was the triumph of my life when I heard them say, 'Michael, you're wrapped.' It's the only time in my life that I've started a gig and from day one, when they put that suit on me the first time, I turned to my wife and I went, 'I can't do it. I'm not going to be able to this.'

"And I was terrified. Because, here they pushed for three months for me. They went out of their way for me. Great role. Great project. And I'm like, 'Because of a suit, I'm not going to be able to do this?'

"I had a day or two of real intense panic. I had to call a shrink. I had to call a psychiatrist and talk to her."

Chiklis said the psychiatrist was helpful in putting him in the moment.

"She was like, it's an extraordinary set of circumstances and the things that you're going to have pull out your inner mind and into the moment were connecting at people eye to eye and talking to people, and it was true," he said. "As soon as I got out of the makeup trailer and start to talking to the director or talking to one of the actors, I wasn't in my head anymore and I was in the moment. As soon as I was alone again, for a moment, it would start to rise on me."

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THE BATMAN DVD

Warner Home Video has released the box art to the second DVD from The Batman animated series.

The Batman Season 1 Vol. 2: The Man Who Would Be Bat doesn't have a release date yet.

Like the first DVD, the second DVD will feature three episodes from the first season. Episodes include "The Big Chill," "The Man Who Would Be Bat" and "The Cat and The Bat."

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MARVEL COMICS ROUNDUP

Marvel Comics on Tuesday released preview pages and details about Ultimate Fantastic Four #19 and Black Panther #4, both on sale on May 15.

Mike Carey and Jae Lee are teaming up on Ultimate Fantastic Four #19-20, which introduces a classic Fantastic Four villain in Ultimate form, and turns the Baxter Building into a virtual trap set to eliminate the fledgling adventurers. And what of the other denizens of the skyscraper, including Johnny and Sue's father, Dr. Storm?

Bryan Hitch, artist of The Ultimates, provides cover art.

In Black Panther #4, Klaw unfurls his carefully orchestrated siege on Wakanda and therešs no place to hide. Cutting a swathe through Wakandašs ground forces: the Rhino and Batroc. Slicing through Wakanda's aerial defensives: the Black Knight. Striking a blow where no one would ever expect: The Radioactive Man. Wakanda's protector has never faced a challenge like this.

"Now that the back story has been set, the invasion of Wakanda is about to begin! Issues #4, #5 and #6 feature non-stop action delivered by the powerful pen of John Romita Jr.," said writer Reginald Hudlin. "Since the debut of the new Black Panther series, I've gotten amazing support from retailers, top caliber artists, mainstream press, and most of all, the fans, who have taken a cult character and turned him into a top-selling book."

The issue features a cover by John Cassaday.

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IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five-page previews of upcoming Image Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Armor X #3, Blacklight #1 and Iron Ghost #1.



THE SIMPSONS UPDATE

Fox has released a promotional image from "The Heartbreak Kid," the episode of The Simpsons scheduled to air on Sunday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"Bart is shipped off to 'Serenity Ranch -- A Forced Starvation Facility," headed up by former food addict Tab Spangler (guest star Albert Brooks), as Homer and Marge turn their home into a hostel for German travelers in order to pay for the costly Serenity Ranch."

The episode is the second Simpsons episode of the night, following the show's 350th episode, "Fear the Roofer," at 8 p.m.

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SOLICITATIONS FOR JULY

In case you missed them, here's a rundown of July solicitations.

* For Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

* For DC Comics, CLICK HERE.

* For Image Comics, CLICK HERE.

* For Dark Horse Comics, CLICK HERE.

* For Devil's Due Publishing, CLICK HERE.

* For IDW Publishing, CLICK HERE.

* For Avatar Press, CLICK HERE.

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BRIEFLY

* NBM Publishing's Cryptozoo Crew is moving to a bi-annual graphic novel format beginning in July. Cryptozoo Crew Volume One collects issues #1 and #2, along with four additional stories.

"This is a great time for new readers to jump on board," said artist Jerry Carr, "Plus, the new format gives us more flexibility to tell stories of varying lengths. That does not mean we don't still want to do comic books. There will be occasional special issues done as a comic book! For example, we're planning a standalone origin issue this fall with a Frank Cho cover. This book will always be available as a powerful introduction to the characters in the ongoing series of graphic novels."

* Coming Wednesday: DC news and much more!!!

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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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

* For Wednesday, April 20, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, April 19, including Batman Begins news, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, April 18, including Marvel and Image solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, April 15, including Devil's Due solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.

* For Thursday, April 14, including Fantastic Four movie news, CLICK HERE.

* For Wednesday, April 15, including Cindy Margolis promoting the Tenth Muse, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, April 12, including Batman Begins and Fantastic Four movie updates, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, April 11, including DC Comics' solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, April 8, including IDW Publising's solicitations for August, CLICK HERE.

* For Thursday, April 7, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.

* For Wednesday, April 6, including Smallville news, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, April 5, including Sin City movie news, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, April 4, including Dark Horse's solicitations for July, CLICK HERE.

* For Saturday, April 2, including Sin City news, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, April 1, including WildC.A.T.s DVD news, CLICK HERE.




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