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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2006

COMING WEDNESDAY

Marvel First Looks -- and much more!!!

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six- to seven-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores in May, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Fantastic Four: Death in the Family, Iron Man #8, Nextwave #5, Last Planet Standing #2 and Sensational Spider-Man #26.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DVD UPDATE

Warner Home Video has released details on the special features for Justice League: Second Two, the four-disc DVD collection due in stores on June 20.

Following is a rundown:

* Justice League: Declassified: Phil LaMarr (the voice of Green Lantern) takes you behind the scenes with the show's creative team.

* Audio Commentary: Audio Commentaries on three episodes with the creators and directors of the series ("Twilight" Part 2, "A Better World" Part 2, "Starcrossed" Part 3).

* Easter Eggs: Easter Egg "Not too Savage",a never-seen-before deleted scene with an introduction by producer Bruce Timm.

Look for more on Justice League this week in The Continuum.

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DB PRO ADAPTS THE HIGHWAYMAN

Dabel Brothers Production has announced a fall release for its adaptation of R.A. Salvatore's The Highwayman, a novel that is set in the prehistory of his Demon Wars saga.

"When I started reading The Highwayman, I knew almost immediately that we had to make it the focus of our next big fantasy project," said Ernst Dabel, president of Dabel Brothers Production.

"There was something about it that was very fresh and new, and it gave me the same irresistible feeling I had the first time I picked up one of Mr. Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden books. The story begins like a Robin Hood folktale, but it evolves into something very deep and meaningful by the end, with a very big, very groundbreaking feel.

"Since we had already been talking to Mr. Salvatore about adapting books from his original series like Demon Wars, we immediately worked out a deal to adapt The Highwayman as a sort of introduction. And I think the fans are going to love it."

According to Dabel, Salvatore will be actively involved in the project.

"One of our core philosophies at DB Pro is that we involve our authors in every step of the process," Dabel said. "Mr. Salvatore will have the opportunity to see every page and piece of conceptual art as it's turned in and offer his direction. He will also be working closely with our script adapter, Matthew Hansen, and the book's editor, Sean J. Jordan, to ensure that the story is told in a manner that stays true to his vision of the original. This means that readers won't just get a great book based on the writing of R.A. Salvatore; they'll get an official visual version of an original R.A. Salvatore creation!"

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SIN CITY MARV BUST

Dynamic Forces has provided The Continuum with a look at the Sin City Marv Bust, the first bust in DF's Sin City Collectible Legends Bust Series.

The bust was sculpted by William Paquet and will be released in July.

"With Marv and Sin City, I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to give the big lug another go, and fortunate to have the support of a great team of creators with me through the process," Paquet said. ³Miller creates visions of superb starkness. I use his illustrations to inspire my efforts."

The bust stands 5 1/2 inches on a base 2 1/8 inches by 2 3/4 inches. It will cost $49.99.

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DC COMICS' SECOND PRINTINGS

Following sellouts at DC Comics, two issues of the new DCU series Checkmate and Blue Beetle are going back to press for new printings.

Checkmate #1 Second Printing will feature a black-and-white version of the original cover art by Lee Bermejo, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 24.

Blue Beetle #2 Second Printing will feature a preliminary version of the original cover art by Cully Hamner, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 31.

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BRIEFLY

* The newest X-Men: The Last Standing commercial features a showdown between Iceman and Pyro. Click on the image above for a larger image.

* To the right is a first look at the cover to Johnny Caronte: Zombie Detective & The Revolver, a 64-page graphic novel by Jamie Roman Collado, which will reach stores in July from Alias Comics.

* HBO Family will also be airing the Superman Returns: HBO First Looks. Air dates and times include Tuesday, June 20 at 5:45 a.m., 10:55 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.; and Saturday, June 24 at 11:40 p.m.

The film's trailer debuted online on Tuesday, with portions airing on both Access Hollywood and Extra.

* According to Variety, Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films are going to produce a new Red Sonja film.

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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.

* Thursday, April 27: Spider-Man on Cartoon Network, Activision's Marvel Alliance, Ed Brubaker extends exclusive and First Looks.

* Wednesday, April 26: Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Image First Looks, Wolverine: Origins and Smallville.

* Tuesday, April 25: The Batman and Legion of Super Heroes on Kids' WB!, Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Infinite Crisis and Anita Blake.

* Monday, April 24: Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Marvel Legends, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Turner panels at Pittsburgh Comicon and Xena creative team.

* Sunday, April 23: DC's One Year Later panel at Pittsburgh Comicon, The Librarian and Smallville. Free Shipping on orders $40 and above.

* Saturday, April 22: Spider-Girl panel at Pittsburgh Comicon, Image Comics' Task Force 1 and First Looks.

* Friday, April 21: Conan, Virgin Comics for July and Alias First Looks.

* Thursday, April 20: Devil's Due for July, Alias for July, Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel First Looks and Superman: Brainiac Attacks.

* Wednesday, April 19: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Archie First Looks, Witchblade #100 and Superman Returns.

* Tuesday, April 18: Marvel Comics for July, Marvel Comics First Looks and IDW sell-outs.

* Monday, April 17: DC Comics for July, Image Comics for July, Archie Comics for July and Moon Knight.

* Sunday, April 16: Absolute Dark Knight, Ultimate Avengers and Emily Edison.

* Saturday, April 15: The Simpsons, Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes animated and Transformers: Evolutions.

* Friday, April 14: Storm's wedding dress, Superman movies on Cinemax, Family Guy, Aspen Comics for July, Big Bang Comics and March sales figures.

* Thursday, April 13: DB Pro for July, Moonstone Books for August, Justice League Unlimited, Tom DeFalco press conference, Archie First Looks and DC Comics' second printings.

* Wednesday, April 12: Superman Returns, DC Comics' second printings, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, April 11: X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel First Looks, Marvel Legends and Skye Runner.

* Monday, April 10: Dark Horse Comics for July, X-Men: The Last Stand, Heroes for Hire artist and White Tiger artist.

* Sunday, April 9: Justice League Unlimited, Heroes for Hire, V for Vendetta and Smallville.

* Saturday, April 8: Batman movies on HBO, Heroic Publishing for July and First Looks.

* Friday, April 7: Superman Returns, Civil War press conference, Justice League Unlimited, Smallville, Boom! Studios for July and Claypool Comics for July.

* Thursday, April 6: Fantastic Four sequel, X-Men: The Last Stand, Smallville and The Batman.

* Wednesday, April 5: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, X-Men: The Last Stand, G.I. Joe: Declassified and Astonishing X-Men.




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