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Saturday, January 7, 2006


Actress Rosario Dawson, who played Gail in Sin City, is teaming with writer David Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen this spring to launch the Occult Crimes Taskforce, a new comic book miniseries co-created by Dawson that will be published by Speakeasy Comics.

The series marks Dawson¹s first foray into the comic-book market.

"I've read comic books my entire life, and as a fan who has watched the comic-book industry evolve and gain the respect it deserves from the world of entertainment, I'm excited to take on the role of comic book co-creator," Dawson said.

Here's how the book is described:

"The Occult Crimes Taskforce follows rookie Detective Sophia Ortiz's quest to save New York City from an unholy threat and solve the mystery of her father's murder. The storytelling skills Dawson has gained acting in some of Hollywood's hottest productions combined with the writing talents of David Atchison and the thematic art of Tony Shasteen will create a comic book experience unlike anything on the shelves. The Occult Crimes Taskforce is a true melding of film and comic books combining the sensibilities, drama and tension of film and with the wildly imaginative, epic style of comic books. Inspired by Dawson herself, Sophia Ortiz has a depth most comic book characters cannot possess as her actions, feelings and motivations have been closely modeled after Dawson's own."

Shasteen has been cover artist of Speakeasy's The Hunger.

"I love Tony's visuals and David has come up with some really imaginative, off-the-wall stuff," Dawson said. "I think we're going to turn out a great product. I'm very excited; I can't stop talking about the book."

Dawson's film credits also include Men in Black II, Josie and the Pussycats, Rent and Alexander.

"Rosario Dawson is an artist in the purest sense," said Adam Fortier, Speakeay Comics CEO. "She can act, sing, as well as write. She's just an all-around creative person. We are thrilled to collaborate with Rosario, David and Tony on this one of a kind project. The Rosario Dawson fans of the world are in for a treat and I'm sure many others will soon be captivated by this truly unique comic book project."

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The WB has released a description for "Reckoning," the 100th episode of Smallville scheduled to air on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Clark (Tom Welling) reveals his secret to Lana (Kristin Kreuk), Jonathan (John Schneider) and Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) learn the results of the senatorial election and there is a tragic car accident on the highway that takes the life of someone Clark loves. A desperate Clark appeals to Jor-El for help."

The episode was written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Sounders and directed by Greg Beeman.

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Claypool Comics has released its solicitations for April.

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Titles include Jova's Harvest #3 from Arcana Studio and Bomb Queen #2 from Image Comics.

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* Underworld: Evolution star Kate Beckinsale will be a guest on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Thursday, Jan. 19.

* Spider-Man 3 is expected to begin filming next week.

* Coming Sunday: Justice League news -- and much more!!!


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

* Monday, Jan. 2: Justice League Unlimited, Iron Man animation, Jonah Hex, First Looks and Heroic Publishing for April.

* Sunday, Jan. 1: The Batman DVD, Heroic Publishing for April and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Friday, Dec. 30: X3, Teen Titans and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Thursday, Dec. 29: Marvel and DC First Looks and Smallville.

* Wednesday, Dec. 28: IDW Publishing for April, Narwain's Hollywood Noir, Kurt Busiek exclusive to DC and First Looks.

* Tuesday, Dec. 27: X3, Family Guy and Transformers: Best Wars.

* Monday, Dec. 26: Smallville, The Batman, Victoria's Secret Service and First Looks. Star Wars Helmet Collection

* Saturday, Dec. 24: X3's Halle Berry, Smallville's Erica Durance, DC First Looks and Family Guy.

* Friday, Dec. 23: Ultimate Avengers, Smallville's Cyborg, Marvel and Image First Looks and Narwain's Neptune.

* Thursday, Dec. 22: The Batman, Marvel First Looks, Image Comics roundup and Painkiller Jane ratings.

* Wednesday, Dec. 21: Devil's Due and Apsen Comics for March, Marvel First Looks and Smallville.

* Tuesday, Dec. 20: Justice, Ghost Rider movie, DC Comics First Looks and Alias Comics for March.

* Monday, Dec. 19: Ultraviolet, Marvel Comics First Looks, Devil's Due trade paperbacks and Archie Comics for March.

* Saturday, Dec. 17: Street Fighter, X3 and First Looks.

* Friday, Dec. 16: Image Comics for March, Avatar Press for March, Image Comics First Looks, November sales and UDON's Raw Editions.

* Thursday, Dec. 15: X3, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Ghost Rider movie.

* Wednesday, Dec. 14: Marvel solicitations for March, Wolverine and the X-Men animated series and Teen Titans and Krypto schedules for January.

* Tuesday, Dec. 13: Witchblade movies, Marvel's Annihilation, Teen Titans, The Batman, Alias' Twin Blades, Marvel First Looks and Oni Press for March.

* Monday, Dec. 12: DC Comics for March, Blade TV, Cyborg on Smallville, Neal Adams covers Green Lantern and Dave Sim on Gun Fu.

* Saturday, Dec. 10: Teen Titans, Cyberforce and Archie news.

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