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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006


X-Men: The Last Stand, DC news, Marvel First Looks -- and much more!!!


The Continuum continues its features on the actors from X-Men: The Last Stand today with Anna Paquin, who returns as Rogue.

To read the feature, CLICK HERE.

In other X-Men: The Last Stand News:

* Halle Berry (Storm) will appear on NBC's The Today Show on Wednesday.

* Look for more on X-Men: The Last Stand on Tuesday here in The Continuum.

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Thunderbolts #103, due in stores on June 14, will tie into Marvel Comics' Civil War event.

"As usual, the Thunderbolts plan to do some good, even if ultimately, it's for their OWN good," writer Fabian Nicieza told The Continuum. "Everything happening during the Civil War plays out against the larger storyline in the Marvel Universe and precisely to the plans Zemo has had for the T-Bolts for many months now. Supervillains... excuse me, I mean superheroes, love serendipity..."

Here's how Marvel describes the issue, which has art by Tom Grummett:

"As heroes battle each other over the Super Hero Registration Act in Civil War, the former super villains-turned-heroes choose a side in Thunderbolts #103. And the Thunderbolts are looking to put a hurting on a whole lot of heroes.

"Zemo and the rest of the team have been on both sides of the law in the past. The question is: which side will they choose now?"

Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more Civil War news soon here in The Continuum. - More Product. More Exclusives.


For covers and five-page previews of upcoming Image Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Witchblade #98, Spawn #156, Doll and Creature #3, Godland #11 and Emissary #1.


Following the solicitation of Bomb Queen vs. Blacklight last week, Shadowline's Jim Valentino on Monday released the full cover, with trade dress.

The one-shot, scheduled for August, is written by Scott Wherle and drawn by Bomb Queen creator Jimmie Robinson, with colors by Jason Embury.

Here's how Shadowline describes the 28-page book:

"This pyrotechnic one-shot opens on Bomb Queen and Blacklight finding themselves in Las Vegas for conventions (a weapons convention and a comic con, respectively). The girls come to odds over the Intimidator, a weapon so deadly it's the only one of its kind and that's when the 'catfight' ensues."

"We wanted to see what happens when Shadowline's resident good girl, Blacklight, faces down Bomb Queen, whose mini-series placed her at the top spot for baddest woman in comics," Valentino said. "Scott and Jimmie found a story that will have everyone howling, and begging for more."

Valentino noted that more Bomb Queen is on the way, with Bomb Queen: WMD (Women of Mass Destruction) in July, followed by a second Bomb Queen mini-series.


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

For a rundown, with cover images, CLICK HERE.

For previous solicitations for August, click on the company name below.

* Alias Comics

* Archie Comics

* Aspen Comics

* Boom! Studios

* Claypool Comics

* Dark Horse Comics

* DC Comics

* Devil's Due Publishing

* Heroic Publishing

* IDW Publishing

* Image Comics

* Moonstone Books

* Marvel Comics

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Fledgling publisher Virgin Comics on Monday provided The Continuum with a preview of its first title, Devi #1, which goes on sale on July 12.

The book is written by Siddharth Kotain, with art and cover by Mukesh Singh.

Here's how Virgin describes the issue:

"The rapid decay of the city of Sitapur and its festering crime forged by the fearsome renegade god Bala has forced the divine pantheon to re-birth a fierce feminine warrior by the name of Devi!

"Taking the form of a young city girl now cast as a 'warrior of the light,' the Devi finds her only ally is a burnt out detective whose made quite a name for himself as a hunter of the strange creatures that lurk the city's underbelly.

"A modern take on a very ancient myth."

The publisher also announced that Virgin Comics Issue Zero, a free 24-page introduction to Virgin Comics, will be released at comic-book stores and Virgin Megastores on June 28.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for a preview of Virgin's The Sadhu #1 on Tuesday.


* Diamond has released its list of sales figures for April, with Marvel Comics again topping market share and dollar share. For the complete charts, CLICK HERE.

* Silent Devil has announced a publishing deal with creator Josh Wagner for Fiction Clemens. Part science-fiction, part western and part psychedelic, Fiction Clemens centers on a cross-dressing cowboy living on a Wild West-type planet that must break his cycle of violence to lead his people into the Space Age.

"This is a different kind of story," Wagner said. "Clemens is trapped in a cycle of old west Karma or de ja vu. He has these mystical experiences, but he's really down to earth. A Zen gun-slinger. It's a gun fighter story that's designed to blow your mind."

* Jessica Alba, star of Sin City and Fantastic Four, will be a presenter at the ALMA Awards, to be televised by ABC on Monday, June 5.

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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, May 17: Image Comics for August, Aspen Comics for August, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and Smallville.

* Tuesday, May 16: Marvel Comics for August, Marvel Comics First Looks, X-Men: The Last Stand, Highlander comic book and Vertigo trade paperbacks.

* Monday, May 15: X-Men: The Last Stand's Halle Berry, DC Comics for August, NBC's Heroes, Snakewoman artist, Archie Comics for August and Dragon's Lair.

* Sunday, May 14: X-Men: The Last Stand's James Marsden, Superman Returns writers and First Looks. Free Shipping from!

* Saturday, May 13: X-Men: The Last Stand's Dania Ramirez, V for Vendetta on DVD, Heroic Publishing for August and First Looks.

* Friday, May 12: X-Men: The Last Stand's Hugh Jackman, Legion of Super Heroes animated, DC Comics trade paperbacks, Halo Graphic Novel, Battlestar Galactica and IDW First Looks.

* Thursday, May 11: X-Men: The Last Stand, Justice League Unlimited, Superman Returns' Gilbert Adler, Boom! Studios for August and Moonstone Books for September.

* 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.

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