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Friday, August 26, 2005


The Continuum is in Toronto to cover the Canadian National Comic Book Expo, a three-day event that also includes science-fiction, horror and anime.

Look for extra coverage throughout the weekend here.


"Night and the City," a new episode of The Batman animated series, will air on Kids' WB! on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Here's how the episode is described:

"Joker, Penguin and Riddle battle over control of the city, until finally deciding to settle their differences by giving all of Gotham to whoever is able to capture and discover the true identity of the Batman."

The episode is written by Steve Melching.

"It's been a thrill to write for the show," Melching told The Continuum. "I've been a Batman fan for over 30 years, since I was a wee lad. He's always been my favorite comic-book character, and I was disappointed that I never got a shot at BTAS. I guess I'm making up for lost time now..."

For the complete Kids' WB! schedule for the week of Sept. 5, CLICK HERE.


Warner Home Video has released more images in conjunction with its Oct. 18 Batman releases.

The first image above is the back package art for Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997, the collection of the four Batman films starting with 1989's Batman.

The second two images are the back package art from the DVD and VHS versions of Batman Begins.

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Marvel Comics on Thursday announced a new ongoing Mary Jane series, tentatively titled Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.

The will follow the Sept. 21 release of Mary Jane: Vol. 2 Homecoming Digest, which collects the second mini-series by writer Sean McKeever and artists Takeshi Miyazawa.

"I'll tell ya, every time I sit down to write an MJ script it's a real delight, so for Marvel to commit to an ongoing series is just about the coolest thing," McKeever said. "So now I'm back, and I get to work with Takeshi and Christina (Strain) again! They are among the best in the comic book-making business, hands down, and I'm geeked as can be to be working with them on an ongoing.

"The folks at Marvel don't really have to publish comics about teenage drama, you know? They're doing pretty well for themselves with all the stuff that focuses on super heroics. So it means a lot to me that they're committed to Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane as an ongoing series, let alone putting it out there at all."

The series is set during Mary Jane Watson's high-school years.

"What you're gonna see in the first issue," McKeever said, "is the direction I'd always intended to take after the Homecoming storyline, but since it's a new chapter in MJ's so-called life it'll be easy to dive into."



For covers and multiple-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE

Titles include Sequence #1 from Bright Anvil Studios and Judge Dredd Megazine 237 from Rebellion.

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* Upcoming episodes of Smallville include "Onyx" on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and "Spirit" on Thursday, Sept. 8.

* The first Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve will air on HBO2 on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m.

* Alias Comics is reporting that OXF5: Gale Force, a Wizard of Oz-themed one-shot by Ramon Madrigal, Bob Coker and Ryan Ottley, has sold out. Madrigal and Alias plan to continue the story with a series of further graphic novels and a second gloss cover printing of the first book is now available.

* DC Comics is reporting that both JSA Classified #2 and JSA Classified #1 #1 Second Printing have sold out at DC Comics, one day after reaching stores on August 24. These issues present the first two parts of the 4-issue story "Power Trip," written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.

DC is sending both books back to print with new covers. JSA Classified #1 Third Printing, in stores on Sept. 8, features an altered version of Conner and Palmiotti's cover for the First Printing, and JSA Classified #2 Second Printing, in stores on Sept. 14, features an all-new black-and-white pencil sketch cover by Adam Hughes.

* Coming Friday: TV news -- and much more.


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

* For Saturday, Aug. 20, including Ghost Rider movie news, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, Aug. 19, including Vampirella news, CLICK HERE.

* For Thursday, Aug. 18, including Marvel news, CLICK HERE.

* For Wednesday, Aug. 17, including Marvel Legends action figure news, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, Aug. 16, including Marvel Comics' and Image Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, Aug. 15, including DC Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.

* For Saturday, Aug. 13, including Teen Titans animated news, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, Aug. 12, including July's sales figures and second printings from DC Comics, CLICK HERE.

* For Thursday, Aug. 11, including Dark Horse Comics' solicitations for November, CLICK HERE.

* For Wednesday, Aug. 10, including Marvel and DC First Looks and a rundown of DC's upcoming trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.

* For Tuesday, Aug. 9, including Ultimate Avengers DVD news, CLICK HERE.

* For Monday, Aug. 8, including Infinite Crisis news and Vertigo, Spider-Man and Aspen panels at Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.

* For Sunday, Aug. 7, including Top Cow, House of M and Ultimate panels at Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.

* For Saturday, Aug. 6, including Cup O' Joe, Marvel Knights, Brian Michael Bendis and DC Comics panels at Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.

* For Friday, Aug. 5, including WildStorm's panel at Wizard World Chicago, CLICK HERE.

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