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Tuesday, October 4, 2005


The WB has released four images from "Aqua," the episode of Smallville that introduces Aquaman, played by Alan Ritchson.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"A summer beach party at Crater Lake takes a dramatic turn when Lois (Erica Durance) hits her head while jumping into the lake. Before Clark (Tom Welling) can save her, a mysterious swimmer, Aquaman, a.k.a. AC (Alan Ritchson), comes to her rescue, out-swimming Clark and leaving him baffled. Professor Fine (James Marsters) tells Clark that Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is behind a covert operation manufacturing weapons. AC attempts to break into the Luthercorp Marine Center in an attempt to destroy one of Lex's torpedoes and is captured by Lex."

Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer wrote the episode, which was directed by Bradford May.

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For covers and six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Oct. 26, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Amazing Fantasy #14, Amazing Spider-Man #525, Young Avengers #9 and Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl.

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For covers and four- to five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Green Arrow #55 and Fables #42 from DC Comics and The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #1 from Image Comics.

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Writers Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis are ending their run on Marvel Comics' New X-Men with a bang. Their last issue on the title is the conclusion to the House of M tie-in arc in New X-Men #19 and then they finish up with New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook Special.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook Special finds the young mutants at their lowest. In-fighting amongst the group has led the squad's future to be called into question. Can they work out their problems and become a team again? Rounding out the yearbook theme, this special contains all new handbook pages of both the New X-Men and Hellions team."

"While House Of M was a fun ride, we wanted one last chance to touch base with our kids," Weir said. "The Hellions mini was a nice wrap-up to the Hellions, so we used the Yearbook Issue to get back to our core group and tie up a few loose ends. It was a fun issue to write but also a little bittersweet as we said goodbye to the characters we spent 2 1/2 years with."

New X-Men #19 featurs an all-out brawl in the House of M as the New Mutants go toe-to-toe with the Hellions. The two schools have one final battle royale and Emperor Sunfire is waiting to pounce on whoever emerges from the scuffle.

"The House of M arc is for everyone who wanted to see a little more action in our book," DeFilippis said. "The altered reality allowed us to go wild, not just in terms of cast, but in terms of action and surprises. Mike Marts (editor) kept urging us to really cut loose and do things we'd never do in the regular book, and issue 19 is where a lot of his urgings takes shape. I don't think many readers will expect the way we end things there, but I hope they'll all enjoy it."

Both books will be on sale on Oct. 26.

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Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics announced that Superman Returns: The Videogame is scheduled for a summer 2006 release in conjunction with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures' film Superman Returns on June 30.

The game, which features storylines from both the movie and more than 60 years of comi- book content, is being developed by Electronic Arts-Tiburon in Orlando, Fla., the studio that develops Madden NFL, the most popular sports franchise in videogame history.

Superman Returns: The Videogame will be released on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, as well as current generation platforms.

"We have assembled world class talent at EA Tiburon to deliver this blockbuster experience and we are thrilled to team up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics and have the opportunity to demonstrate our creative and technological expertise in the action/adventure category," said Steven Chiang, vice president and studio general manager, EA Tiburon.

"We are creating a game that allows players to experience a real sense of flying, and master Superman's unrivaled super-hero powers in order to save Metropolis. Only Superman can meet challenges of this scale."

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Claypool Comics has released its solicitations for January.

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Writer Josh Blaylock is returning to G.I. Joe, and hešs bringing Zartan with him. Along with Joe Casey's ongoing story, a separate two-part series will be featured in G.I. Joe: Americašs Elite #5 and G.I. Joe Americašs Elite #6.

The extra story will shed light in a dark corner of Zartanšs world while dropping two G.I. Joe characters into the thick of it.

"Joe Casey hit the ground running and has kept a serious pace from jump," said DDP editor Mike OšSullivan. "We can see the full force of his large=scale story while focusing in on the covert aspect of the team. It's impossible to get enough of everything he's bringing to the table!" "Out of all the G.I. Joe stories I've written, those involving the Dreadnoks were the most well received," Blaylock said. "So I'm excited to do this story. It really gets to the heart of Zartan and his siblings."

Both issues will be 48 pages and will cost $4.50.

In other G.I. Joe news, below is a preview of Americašs Elite #4, which reaches stands on Wednesday.

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* The Punisher film, starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta, is moving to The Movie Channel in October. Air dates and times include Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and midnight; Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.; Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.

* Below is a look at the covers to House of M #4 (variant), Ultimate Spider-Man #84, Weapon X #4 and X-Men #176. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

* Coming Wednesday: Marvel news -- and much more!!!

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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.

* Wednesday, Sept. 29: Scary Godmother on Cartoon Network, Blade TV, Justice #1 second printing, WildStorm vs. Aspen and First Looks.

* Tuesday, Sept. 28: Cartoon Network for October, Marvel First Looks and Peter Cuneo talks Marvel movies.

* Tuesday, Sept. 27: Mark Hamill voices The Trickster, X-Men 3 movie, The Batman, Aspen soliciations for December, DC and Image First Looks and Pete Woods exclusive to DC.

* Monday, Sept. 26: The Batman, Teen Titans, Spawn: The Animation and Arcana's December solicitations. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* Saturday, Sept. 24: Spider-Man Family, The Batman, Smallville and Claypool's jump-in issues.

* Friday, Sept. 23: Justice League Unlimited's Supergirl, Image Comics' The Intimidators, Image Comics First Looks and Mike Mignola covers Death Jr.

* Thursday, Sept. 22: Image and Devil's Due solicitations for December.

* Wednesday, Sept. 21: Marvel solicitations for December and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, Sept. 20: Marvel, DC and Image First Looks and new ShadowHawk artist.

* Monday, Sept. 19: DC Comics' and Oni Press' solicitations for December.

* Saturday, Sept. 17: Dark Horse First Looks and Justice League Unlimited.

* Friday, Sept. 16: The Batman, Lost executive producer writes for Marvel and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Thursday, Sept. 15: New Thunderbolts vs. New Avengers, The Losers movie and First Looks.

* Wednesday, Sept. 14: Marvel and BlueWater First Looks and The Batman.

* Tuesday, Sept. 13: Supergirl #1 third printing, new Teen Titans episodes, Top Cow's V.I.C.E. and DC Comics First Looks.

* Monday, Sept. 12: Underworld: Evolution, DC second printings and Ultimate Avengers.

* Saturday, Sept. 10: Sin City deluxe DVD, Heroic Publishing's Tigress and Dark Horse's Perhapanauts.

* 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.

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