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Sunday, July 17, 2005


SAN DIEGO -- First Mr. Majestic went to the DC Universe. Now Captain Atom goes to the WildStorm Universe in Captain Atom: Armageddon, spotlight Saturday at the WildStorm panel at Comic-Con Internatioal.

The nine-issue mini-series, is written by Will Pfeifer and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope.

"Dan (DiDio) has a real interest in what's going on in the WildStorm Universe," WildStorm's Jim Lee said. "We had Majestic in the DCU for a while, and this is the second part of that idea."

Lee also said the series will set up "a very big event I can't talk about."

Captain Atom: Armageddon launches in October.

In other news from the panel

* Team Zero is a six-issue mini-series beginning in December, written by Chuck Dixon with art by Doug Mahnke and Sandra Hope. Set in World War II, Team Zero features the original agent codenamed Deathblow, who¹s been put in charge of a seven-man team on a mission into the heart of the Germany.

* J. Scott Campbell on his new series Wildsiderz: "It's played for all ages but by no means dumbed down for a younger audience."

* Skye Runner, a six-issue mini-series targeted for next year, reunited the Ninja Boy team of writer Allen Warner and artist Ale Garza.

Here's how the book is described:

"In an age of tyrannical gods and powerful giants, young Azadeh dreams of following her warrior spirit and exploring the world, but is stuck at home... until a horde of monsters kidnaps her niece and nephew, forcing her to take action in a world that¹s far bigger than she ever imagined."

* A top Japanese manga creator comes to CMX with the international bestseller Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne. By day, Kusakabe Maron suffers the traditional ordeals of high school --tests, boys, and best friends -- but by night, she is Kamikaze Jeanne! As the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, she steals demon-possessed paintings and neutralizes their evil. Written and illustrated by Tanemura Arina, the series starts in October.

* Kikaider Code 02 starts from CMX in October. Cartoon Network's series comes to comics, written by Ishinomori Shotaro with art by Meimu. Kikaider asks: what happens when a robot suffers an identity crisis? On the surface, Jiro seems to be an average teenager -- but he's really a super-powered android called Kikaider. Now, a mad scientist is trying to steal a computer chip from his brain -- and he doesn't care what he has to do to get it!

* The Robotech saga continues in October with Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chornicles, written by Tommy Yune, Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip with art by Omar Dogan and Udon Studios. This series leads up to the upcoming DVD release. After 20 years, the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of Admiral Rick Hunter will be revealed in this 5-issue miniseries featuring the original Robotech cast.

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