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MONDAY, MAY 15, 2006

COMING TUESDAY

Marvel Comics will release its solicitations on Tuesday at noon (ET). Check back here then for the complete rundown.

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND: HALLE BERRY

X-Men: The Last Stand might or might not be the finale for the franchise, but, either way, it does figure to be Halle Berry's swansong as Storm.

After three X-Men films and Catwoman, Berry said she is hanging up her super-hero duds.

"I donıt think Iıll do this again or a spin-off because I do want to focus on other aspects of my career, and there are other things I want to work on," Berry said at the X-Men: The Last Stand junket.

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DC COMICS FOR AUGUST

DC Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for August.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of newly announced DC Direct products, with images, CLICK HERE.

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HOBGOBLIN RETURNS IN FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN

Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum with a preview of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #9, which goes on sale on June 7.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The Hobgoblin from the year 2211 has returned and heıs ready to put another Spider-Man six feet under. Having destroyed several Spider-Men of the future, the new Hobgoblin is ready to do so yet again, but this time Peter Parker is in his sights.

"Not only is the Hobgoblin looking to murder Peter Parker, but he has brought back an influential figure from Spider-Manıs past that is sure to torture the web-crawling hero - his uncle Ben.

"Hailing from an alternate reality where Aunt May died accidentally and Peter Parker became an entertainer instead of a super-hero, Uncle Ben now finds himself in the mainline Marvel Universe.

"Can Spider-Man right this cosmic wrong and defeat a villain who already has the blood of other Spider-Men on his hands? Check out part 2 of 'Jumping the Tracks.'"

The issue is written by Peter David, with art and cover by Mike Wieringo. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

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NBC'S HEROES

NBC on Monday announced Heroes, a new, one-hour series that will air Mondays at 9 p.m. beginning this fall.

Here's how the network describes the show:

The epic drama Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. As a total eclipse casts it shadow across the globe, viewers follow a genetics professor (Sendhil Ramamurthy) in India whose father's disappearance leads him to uncover a secret theory -- there are people with super powers living among us.

"A young dreamer (Milo Ventimiglia) tries to convince his politician brother (Adrian Pasdar) that he can fly. A high school cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere) learns that she is totally indestructible. A Las Vegas stripper (Ali Larter), struggling to make ends meet to support her young son (Noah Gray-Cabey), uncovers that her mirror image has a secret. A prison inmate (Leonard Roberts) mysteriously finds himself waking up outside of his cell. A gifted artist (Santiago Cabrera), whose drug addiction is destroying his life and the relationship with his girlfriend (Tawny Cypress), can paint the future. A down-on-his-luck beat cop (Greg Grunberg) can hear people's thoughts, including the secrets of a captured terrorist. In Japan, a young man (Masi Oka) develops a way to stop time through sheer will power.

"Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world."

Heroes is executive produced by creator/writer Tim Kring, Dennis Hammer and David Semel, who also directed the pilot.

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ARCHIE COMICS FOR AUGUST

Archie Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for August.

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MICHAEL GAYDOS TO ILLUSTRATE SNAKEWOMAN

Virgin Comics announced on Monday that Michael Gaydos will illustrate Snakewoman, a new series created for Virgin Comics by film director Shekhar Kapur.

Arriving in stores on July 19, Snakewoman is the inaugural issue of Virginıs ³Directorıs Cut² line of comics.

Gaydos has teamed with writer Zeb Wells to divulge the sexy and mysterious story of Jessica Peterson, a woman who will eventually kill 68 men.

Gaydos' credits include Alias and The Pulse for Marvel Comics.



DRAGON'S LAIR FROM ARCANA STUDIO

Arcana Studio announced on Monday that it will pick up the Dragon's Lair mini-series, originally started by MV Creations for CrossGen in 2003.

Andy Mangels, Fabio Laguna, James Offredi and Bill Tortolini will be returning to finish the tale, based on the video game created by animator Don Bluth. Originally, three issues of six were released under the CGE imprint, but the remaining three issues were never completed. Arcana Studio is now releasing a collection of those three CGE issues and then is releasing the last three issues.

"I loved the series and loved the game and MV Creations did an amazing job of translating something so fun into a fantastic read," said Sean O'Reilly, Arcana editor-in-chief.

The series kicks off from Arcana Studio with the triple-sized first issue, collecting the three MVCreations issues, for $4.95. This first issue has a new cover by Bluth.

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BRIEFLY

* Trinity Comics publisher Frank Dirscherl told The Continuum that 4,700 copies of The Wraith -- a 48-minute live-action piece from Sir Reel Films -- have been sold on DVD. "Not bad for a few short weeks in release, and for a project with no marketing money or push behind it," Dirscherl said. "People seem to be embracing the character, and we're hoping for bigger and better things from here on out."

* The Hulk will be featured next in Marvel's Mythos line of titles.

* Dynamite Entertainment's Battlestar Galactica #0 will be featured in the May 22 issue of TV Guide.

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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.

* Wednesday, May 10: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Superman Returns.

* Tuesday, May 9: Moon Knight's Charlie Huston, X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns' Chris Lee and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Monday, May 8: Superman Returns' Parker Posey, Who Wants to Be a Super Hero?, X-Men: The Last Stand, First Looks and DC Comics second printings.

* Sunday, May 7: Superman Returns' Kate Bosworth, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men animated and First Looks.

* Saturday, May 6: Dark Horse Comics for August, X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns' Kal Penn.

* Friday, May 5: Superman Returns' Brandon Routh, Ron Garney exclusive to Marvel, The Simpsons, Justice League video game, Devil's Due First Looks and Smallville.

* Thursday, May 4: Ultimate Fantastic Four, Justice League Unlimited, X-Men: The Last Stand, Lords of Avalon to DB Pro and Image First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 3: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Image First Loos and 100 Bullets video game.

* Tuesday, May 2: Justice League DVD, Marvel First Looks, DB Pro's The Highwayman, Sin City Marv bust and DC Comics' second printings.

* Monday, May 1: IDW Publishing for August, X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel First Looks and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Sunday, April 30: X-Men: The Last Stand, Teen Titans, Alias Comics' The Vindicators and Image First Looks.

* Saturday, April 29: X-Men: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3 in Cleveland, Krypto the Superdog and First Looks.

* Friday, April 28: X-Men: The Last Stand, Iron Man movie, Smallville, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Wolverine and Claypool Comics for August.

* 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.

* 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.




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