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Thursday, September 15, 2005


Marvel Comics' New Thunderbolts #13, in stores on Oct. 5, will feature a battle between the New Thunderbolts and the New Avengers.

"We wanted to kick-start our second year of New Thunderbolts with a big bang," said writer Fabian Nicieza, "so I asked editor Tom Brevoort if I could use the New Avengers. Justifiably wary, to see a hack like me dare muck with such success, Tom asked what I intended to do with the Avengers. I said, 'Have the New T-Bolts kick their butts in.'"

In the story, the New Thunderbolts take the fight to the New Avengers on the orders of the Commission on Superhuman Activities. Since the New Avengers can't be accounted for or controlled, the government is ordering the T-Bolts to take them down.

"It's a perfect time for the two teams to meet and there is a very valid, simple and ugly reason why they fight," Nicieza said. "No pansy-wuss mind-control, just some good ol' fashioned blackmail and a smackdown featuring some fantastic Tom Grummett art -- the kind that shows all those little bits of teeth spraying from people's mouths.

"New Thunderbolts fans will absolutely love these issues in that same queasy way they root for and doubt the characters at the same time. New Avengers fans will hate us for seeing their heroes have their boots handed to them, but they'll hate us even more for some of the surprise twists we throw into the storyline that could have long term ramifications for both teams."

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Warner Bros. is developing a film based on The Losers, the DC Comics/Vertigo series by Andy Diggle and Jock, Variety reported on Thursday.

Peter Berg and Akiva Goldsman will produce, with Berg also writing the screenplay with an eye to direct.

Berg wrote and directed Friday Night Lights and directed The Rundown. He is also scheduled to direct The Kingdom and Bran Mak Morn.

Andy Diggle responded to the news on his message board, writing, "Pete got a lot of respect for Friday Night Lights, and his being a successful actor-writer-director has made The Losers that much easier to 'package' and has given it some real momentum. Jock and I met up with him a couple of months ago in London, and we both got the sense that he gets it."

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Oni Press and Scott Chantler return on Dec. 14, Northwest Passage #2, an 88-page, black-and-white book.

Here's how Oni describes the story:

"Rupert's Land, 1755. Famed adventurer Charles Lord and his men have been forced from Fort Newcastle by ruthless French mercenaries, who leave death and destruction in their wake. Led by the villainous Guerin Montglave, they're intent on capturing both the fur trade, and Charles' scalp. Lord must not only lead his small band of surviving traders, but also secure the aid of some old allies if he is to recapture the fort, defeat Montglave, and save his son."

"The basic story, about an aging hero who has to reconcile relationships with his men and try to live up to his reputation, is one I've had in mind for about a decade," Chantler said. "I could just never decide on an appropriate setting for it. Then a few years ago I read Company of Adventurers by a Canadian historian named Peter C. Newman. It's history, but it's written in a really accessible way, and the subject matter--the early, pioneering days of the fur trade in Canada--really struck me as a potentially good setting for it. Like an American western, but with canoes instead of horses."

"Because of the subject, we decided to go a different route with the presentation of this title," Randal Jarrell, Oni Press managing editor, said. "Since it's all about two-fisted, pulp style adventure, why not present it in a format reminiscent of the old serials about Wild West heroes?

"Where issue #1 gave you three comics worth of story for the price of two, issue #2 is four comics worth for the price of three. You definitely get more excitement for your money."

Chantler said Northwest Passage #2 takes readers "into the meat of the story."

"There's more action than in issue 1, and things get a lot worse for the good guys," he said "It's all still solidly grounded in character drama, though. What really drives the story of Northwest Passage are the relationships between the protagonist, Charles Lord, and each of the other characters. Three new major ones are introduced in issue 2, and he needs each of them in order to triumph over the situation his old enemy, Montglave, has put him in. So all of this isn't so much a test of Charles's courage, survival skills, and fighting ability...like any hero, he's got all of that. It's a test of character."

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* The Thursday, Oct. 6 episode of The WB's Smallville is "Mortal."

Here's how the episode is described:

"Jor-El strips Clark (Tom Welling) of his powers, making him human. Delighted to finally be 'normal,' Clark pursues a relationship with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) sans secrets. However, after Lana, Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha (Annette O'Toole) are taken hostage by three thugs, Clark must figure out how to save his family without his super powers."

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In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Friday, Sept. 9: IDW solicitations for December and The Batman.

* Thursday, Sept. 8: Dark Horse solicitations for December, Fantastic Four DVD, Ultimate Spider-Man video game and The Batman.

* Wednesday, Sept. 7: Frank Miller covers All Star Batman, Ghost Rider movie and Marvel, DC and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, Sept. 6: Ghost Rider movie date, Marvel's deal with Paramount, Amazing Screw-On Head animation, Giant-Size X-Men #4 and Mitchell Breitweiser exclusive with Marvel.

* Monday, Sept. 5: X3 and Superman Returns.

* Saturday, Sept. 3: Teen Titans, The Batman and Smallville's Aquaman.

* Friday, Sept. 2: Traci Bingham's comic-book modeling gig.

* Thursday, Sept. 1: Smallville's James Marsters, Image and Marvel First Looks, Punisher on Showtime.

* Wednesday, August 31: Smallville season-premiere images, Justice League Unlimited's Warlord, Doctor Strange animated movie, Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 31: Smallville season-premiere images, Justice League Unlimited's Warlord, Doctor Strange animated movie, Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 30: Cartoon Network's September schedule, Margot Kidder and Erica Durance Part 2, DC First Looks, Batman DVDs.

* Monday, August 29: Margot Kidder and Erica Durance Part 1, Marvel's Canadian Expo panels, new Justice League Unlimited episodes.

* Sunday, August 28: Aspen Comics and Cup o' Joe panels at Canadian Expo, First Looks.

* Saturday, August 27: James Marsters and Ian Churchill panels at Canadian Expo, First Looks.

* Friday, August 26: Mary Jane ongoing series, new The Batman episodes, First Looks.

* Thursday, August 25: Ghost Rider movie update, The Batman's Solomon Grundy, Image Comics First Looks, new Batman and Superman animated DVD sets.

* Wednesday, August 24: Marvel Comics First Looks, Oni Press and Devil's Due solicitations for November, Elektra Director's Cut DVD.

* Tuesday, August 23: Top Cow's The Freshmen, DC First Looks, Darwyn Cooke's exclusive contract.

* Monday, August 22: Heroes Anonymous TV pilot, Image First Looks, Heroic Publishing's solicitations for November.

* Saturday, August 20: Ghost Rider movie's Mark Steven Johnson and Eva Mendes, Spawn The Animation voices, SLG Publishing's solicitations for November.

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