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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

SPIDER-MAN 3 UPDATE

Bryce Dallas Howard provided a national audience with her a preview of her new blonde locks for Spider-Man 3 during an appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday.

Howard, a natural redhead, is playing Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3, which is currently shooting in California.

Howard said she is already getting different reaction as a blonde.

"It's entirely different," Howard said. "In the last seven days, I've cut lines, I don't have to pay things, which is really strange. This has never happened before in my life."

In real life, Howard said she prefers the red hair. "It suits my personality much better," she said.

Click on the image provided to The Continuum by NBC above for a larger look, and look for more on Spider-Man 3 here.

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MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 8, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Son of M #3, I (Heart) Marvel: Web of Romance, Incredible Hulk #92 and Fantastic Four Presents: Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius -- Everybody Loves Franklin #1.

For covers and six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 22, CLICK HERE.

Titles include X-Men: Deadly Genesis #4, Mary Jane Loves Spider-Man #3, Storm #1 and Nextwave #2.

Look for more Marvel First Looks on Thursday here in The Continuum.



DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 8, CLICK HERE.

Titles include 100 Bullets #69, Captain Atom: Armageddon #5, Jonah Hex #4, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #200 and Wildcats: Nemesis #6.

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SLG PUBLISHING'S TRON

SLG Publishing and Disney are teaming for a new chapter to the Tron story with Tron: The Ghost in the Machine, a comic book written by Landry Walker and Eric Jones and drawn by Louie De Martinis.

Tron: The Ghost in the Machine, an ongoing series launches in April, picks up where the video game Tron 2.0 leaves off, bringing you the same thrilling action, as well as an exploration of the effects of the cyberworld on the human psyche.

Here's how SLG describes the book:

"Jet Bradley has escaped from the computer world after being kidnapped and digitized to defeat a nefarious virus. But after his ordeal, Jet can't seem to adjust to the real world. Beset by insomnia and paranoia, he avoids technology as much as possible, leaving him completely unable to function in the modern world. And now something in the computer world wants him back."

Walker and Jones got their first view of the computer world in Disney's 1982 cult hit movie, Tron. "I've loved Tron since I first saw the movie as a kid," Jones said. "The whole concept is so exciting, since it involves more than 'good versus evil' and allows for some pretty good twists and turns."

Walker said that Tron: The Ghost in the Machine will be true to its cinematic and video game roots by not only being an action story but also delving into the mental trauma protagonist Jet Bradley suffers by being forced into the computer world.

"Jet is not a hero," Walker said. "He's just an average person thrust into exceptional, and somewhat horrible circumstances. The story is more about the psychological challenges Jet faces when he's disintegrated and reduced to pure information -- that shift in reality is really going to screw with your head."





BRIEFLY

* Michael Turner is providing a variant cover for Ms. Marvel #1, which will be released in full-color and sketch forms. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

* Marvel will be releasing a Director's Cut version of Nextwave #1.

* Nelson Blake is penciling G.I. Joe: America's Elite #9-12 from Devil's Due Publishing.

* Constantine star Keanu Reeves will be a presenter at the Academy Awards.

* Below is a first look at upcoming Marvel Comics titles. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

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

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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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, Jan. 27: Smallville, Image Comics First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks and Sam Kieth's My Inner Bimbo.

* Thursday, Jan. 26: Black Panther/Storm wedding, DC Comics' 52, V for Vendetta, New Universe preview and Marvel and DC First Looks.

* Wednesday, Jan. 25: X-Men: The Last Stand, Smallville, Justice League Unlimited, Spider-Man and Marvel and DC First Looks.

* Tuesday, Jan. 24: Superman: Brainiac Attacks, WB/UPN merger, Marvel movies, Cannon Hawke, Necromancer, Devil's Due for April and Alias Comics for April.

* Monday, Jan. 23: Diamond Select, Ms. Marvel, Marvel's Western event, Ultraviolet images and Image First Looks.

* Sunday, Jan. 22: Aquaman on TV, First Looks and Bongo Comics for April.

* Saturday, Jan. 21: X-Men: The Last Stand, HBO/Cinemax for March, Narwain's Albert and First Looks.

* Friday, Jan. 20: Superman Returns, 2005 sales, Sensational Spider-Man, Joss Whedon talks Astonishing X-Men, Marvel First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Thursday, Jan. 19: Jim Valentino on ShadowHawk, Spider-Man 3, Archie Comics for April, Aspen Comics for April, IDW First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Wednesday, Jan. 18: X-Men, Marvel Knights, Marvel and DC First Looks and Oni Press for April.

* Tuesday, Jan. 17: Marvel Comics for April, Golden Globes, Dan Jurgens exclusive to DC, Family Guy at Devil's Due, Alias and Image First Looks.

* Monday, Jan. 16: DC Comics for April, Image Comics for April and Image Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, Jan. 15: Teen Titans, Smallville, Family Guy and The Simpsons.

* Saturday, Jan. 14: Ultimate Avengers, Strangers in Paradise and First Looks.

* Friday, Jan. 13: Top Cow First Looks, Dark Horse First Looks, December sales and Who Wants to Be a Super-Hero?.

* Thursday, Jan. 12: Black Panther/Storm wedding, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Wednesday, Jan. 11: Blade TV, X3, DC First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, Jan. 10: Dark Horse Comics for April, DC Comics First Looks, Justice League Unlimited, Moonstone Books for May and Green Lantern.

* Monday, Jan. 9: Justice League Unlimited, Marvel teams with Hasbro, Aquaman casting, SLG toys and First Looks.

* Sunday, Jan. 8: The Batman, Justice League Unlimited and Ultimate Avengers.

* Saturday, Jan. 7: Rosario Dawson's comic, Smallville, Claypool Comics for April and First Looks.




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