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THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2006

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MARVEL'S X-MEN PRESS CONFERENCE

Marvel Comics staged a telephone press conference on Thursday afternoon, with the focus on its new X-Men writers beginning in July.

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X-MEN: THE LAST STAND UPDATE

Hugh Jackman, who returns as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand, said the Fastball Special scene with Daniel Cudmore's Colossus was tricky to pull off.

"Daniel did some of it, but the actual throw was done by his double," Jackman said. "Because it was a very potentially dangerous stunt. Daniel would have done it, but they wouldn't allow him. And it was very hard to get it to fly straight. And if it wasn't straight, there were cameras I could hit."

Jackman said he was on a cable 300 yards long, coming within five feet of the cameras.

"We'd always spoke about the Fastball Special and the Danger Room, so it was great we could get it in," Jackman said.

Director Brett Ratner said that the fact that the Fastball Special pays off later in the movie was one of the reasons he was able to get the Danger Room sequence in the film.

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SMALLVILLE DVD

Warner Home Video has announced a Sept. 16 release date for Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD.

Series stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are featured on the box art for the compilation, which will be six discs.

The set comes with a suggested price of $59.98.

It's likely that the DVD set will be released before the start of the new season of Smallville on The CW network.

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In other Smallville news, the Thursday, June 8 episode on The WB will be a repeat of "Hidden."

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ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and two-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on June 7, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Sabrina the Teenage Witch #76 and Jughead's Double Digest #122.

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TRANSFORMERS ANNIVERSARY DVD

SONY BMG Entertainment has announced a November release for Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD.

Packed with exclusive special features to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the animated film, the DVD release also is timed to the debut of a Transformers Classics line of figures.

The DVD includes never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, interactive games and collectible packaging. The film features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a soundtrack featuring the theme "The Transformers," performed by Lion, and "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush.

"The Transformers franchise continues to thrive across multiple platforms, and we are excited to celebrate this pop culture phenomenon with a compelling new DVD tribute," said Jim Wilson, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Home Entertainment for Sony BMG. "By teaming with Transformers fans, we have developed an exclusive product with premium content and special features that will be sure to attract fans of all ages."

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BRIEFLY

* The Continuum has obtained two new images of Kirk "Sticky" Jones in action from the upcoming Blade: The Series on Spike TV. Click on the thumbnails for bigger images.

* Roxbox Entertainment has announced an August release for Kee-Fu Fighers #2, by Todd Wahnish and Phllip Temple.

Herešs how the book is described:

"The capitol city of Keeton is under attack! Kairo and Kool-Jay must race to the castle and protect the power stones from falling into the wrong hands, but first they'll have to battle through the Baron's evil robotic army! How will our two great heroes succeed against a sea of enemies, and what is the secret behind the mysterious Keetonian power stones?"

* Spawn creator Todd McFarlane was a guest on The Big Show, a sports-talk program on Detroit radio station WXYZ 1270 on Wednesday. He talked about his collection of high-priced home-run balls, the success of the Edmonton Oilers -- he's a partial owner -- and acquiring the Lost license for action figures.

* Peter Wolf, lead singer of the J. Geils Band, is providing a guest-voice on Fox's The Simpsons for next season.

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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.

* Saturday, May 27: X-Men: The Last Stand's big opening, Blade: The Series, Teen Titans, DB Pro's XIII graphic novels and First Looks.

* Friday, May 26: X-Men: The Last Stand, The Batman, Giant-Size Hulk, Iron Man and Dynamite Entertainment news.

* Thursday, May 25: X-Men: The Last Stand's Kelsey Grammer, Blade: The Series' Jill Wagner, Iron Man movie, Teen Titans and The Batman on DVD and First Looks. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* Wednesday, May 24: X-Men: The Last Stand's Shawn Ashmore, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Ghost Rider variants and Komikwerks for August.

* Tuesday, May 23: X-Men: The Last Stand's Ben Foster, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Top Cow/Marvel crossovers and Superman Returns.

* Monday, May 22: X-Men: The Last Stand's Anna Paquin, Civil War: Thunderbolts, Image Comics First Looks, Bongo Comics for August, Bomb Queen vs. Blacklight and Devi #1 preview.

* Sunday, May 21: X-Men: The Last Stand's Famke Janssen, Jospeh Michael Linsner's Claws and Alias Comics for August.

* Saturday, May 20: George Perez at Motor City Comic Con, X-Men: The Last Stand and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Friday, May 19: Blade: The Series, X-Men: The Last Stand's Patrick Stewart, Marvel First Looks, Spider-Man chess set, V for Vendetta DVD details and Transformers: Stormbringer.

* Thursday, May 18: X-Men: The Last Stand's Aaron Stanford, Civil War #2 preview, Devil's Due Publishing for August, Captain Atom finale, Image Comics First Looks and Battlestar Galactica.

* 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.

* 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.




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