- More Product. More Exclusives.

Eric Millikin and Casey Sorrow's Fetus-X

Return to the Continuum home page

Clicking on images provides larger ones.
X-Men 3: The Last Stand. Receive 5% OFF 2 or more X-Men t-shirts or posters.
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2006


Hulk news -- and much more!!!


For covers and two- to five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Wolverine #43 and Moon Knight #1 Director's Cut from Marvel Comics and Witchblade #99 from Image Comics.

eBay has the hard to find item


Screenwriter David Hayter told The Continuum that the Black Widow movie he was developing has been shelved.

The film had been set up at Lionsgate, where Hayter was attached to write and direct. He had worked on the project for nearly two years.

Perhaps observing the lackluster returns for other female action hero films like Elektra and Aeon Flux, Lionsgate let go of the property.

"Marvel and I then spoke to a few other financing entities, but I never felt comfortable that we had found a place that was willing to take the movie, and the character, seriously," said Hayter, who was also stymied in his attempt to bring Watchmen to the big screen. "I have put it aside until the right situation comes along, but in the meantime, I am heartbroken. I love this character, I love the story and world we came up with for her, and I sincerely hope the movie gets done some day.

"In the meantime, I am creating an original feature to shoot next year."

Hayter worked on the first two X-Men movies, as well as early drafts of Hulk and Iron Man.

ThinkGeek - Cube Goodies!


Canadian actor David Palffy is playing Fritz in Spike TV's upcoming Blade: The Series. The character is pictured on the left side of the photo above, along with Neil Jackson's Marcus Van Sciver and Jessica Gower's Chase.

"Yes, I'm a bad guy again. He's a very bad vampire," said Palffy, how recently played Anubis in Stargate SG-1.

"I'm the one who hunts Blade down. And, as usual, you have a life expectancy where it could end at any time."

Palffy's credits also include guest-spots on comics-inspired shows Jeremiah, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and NightMan.

Palffy is married to Smallville's Erica Durance and shared the stage with her at Wizard World Philadelphia.

In other Blade: The Series news:

* The pilot movie on June 28 will have limited commercial interruptions, thanks to the sponsorhip of Alltel.

* Spike TV's giveaways at Wizard World Philadelphia included the new logos for both the network and the show.

* Look for more on Blade soon here in The Continuum.

Superman Returns Figures, Gifts, Collectibles


PepsiCo -- one of the major licensees for Superman Returns, with numerous promotions and package products tied to the film's release -- had provided The Continuum with a rundown of all its promotions.

To view the complete list, CLICK HERE.

"Warner Bros. has been a great partner and their team has worked with us across all of the divisions to develop fresh, exciting promotions that celebrate Superman Returns," said Ralph Santana, VP of marketplace initiative development, Pepsi-Cola North America. "Superman is a classic character that transcends generations. This alliance has allowed us to bring our consumers closer to one of the biggest movies of the summer."

In other Superman news,

* A&E will broadcast Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman on Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 13 at midnight. The documentary will be released on DVD on Tuesday, June 20.

* Look for more on Superman Returns later this week from Los Angeles.


Image Comics on Monday announced that, following a lengthy delay, B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin's Hawaiian Dick: The Last Resort mini-series will conclude on July 12.

"Hawaiian Dick: The Last Resort #4 is completely finished," said Eric Stephenson, Image Comics' executive director. "This series has been subject to numerous delays since it was first announced and we've received an unbelievable number of e-mails and phone calls about this book, so I'm truly pleased the last issue is finally done.

"And while it no way makes up for the lateness, this last issue is absolutely gorgeous. Steven has done a terrific job with this issue, bringing the whole series to a magnificent close. His approach to color work is nothing short of perfect -- there's a reason he's already received two Eisner nods for his work on this mini-series."

Moore said he is elated to have the series wrapped up.

"We've been making plans for future Hawaiian Dick projects for some time now, but obviously didn't want to announce anything until The Last Resort was finished," said Moore. "This gives us a great chance to reset and work toward delivering more Hawaiian Dick on a regular basis, on a regular schedule."

Hawaiian Dick: The Last Restor is the second mini-series chronicling the adventures of Byrd -- a down-on-his-luck American PI in 1950s Hawaii. The propety is being developed as a motion picture by New Line Cinema, with Frank Coraci attached to direct.

Wonder Woman Stuff at


To help launch his new Wildcats title, Jim Lee is turning to an old cohort.

"Todd McFarlane is doing the variant covers," Lee announced at the WildStorm panel at Wizard World Philadelphia on Sunday. "I'll be inking Todd on the cover, and I'm pretty excited about that."

For more highlights from the panel, CLICK HERE.

Trend Times Toy Store


IDW Publishing on Monday released a preview of Super Deluxe Hero Happy Hour: The Lost Episode, a 64-page one-shot by Dan Taylor and Chris Faison scheduled for August.

The Lost Episode makes available the long-lost story, "The Fall and Rise of Kingfish," re-mastered by Taylor and Fason.

Here's how IDW describes the book:

"All of The Hideout Bar & Grill regulars -- Guardian, Night Ranger, Scout, Psiren, Rusty the Bartender and the rest -- return to every herošs favorite watering hole where everyone knows your name, secret identity or not. Happy hour is interrupted when First City is attacked by the marauding Shadow-Soldiers from Dimension Z. Unfortunately this will be the last round for one of the heroes as one of their own loses their life in the line of duty and the group has to come to terms with the loss of a colleague.

"Super Deluxe Hero Happy Hour: The Lost Episode is jam-packed with a never-before-published story that has been enhanced with re-mastered and added scenes, as well as bonus material that includes interviews with the cast, outtakes and bloopers, deleted scenes, a 'Hero Happy Minute' featurette, and more."

Click on the thumbnails for larger images. - More Product. More Exclusives.


* The Fantastic Four sequel is scheduled to begin production in mid-August. The film does not have an official title yet.

* According to producer Jeff Matsuda, Michael Jelenic is the new story editor of The Batman. Doug Petrie and Jane Espenson will be writing two episodes.

Click Here for Superman Merchandise


In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Tuesday, May 30: Marvel Comics First Looks, X-Men: The Last Stand, Superman Returns' Bryan Singer, Alex Ross covers for Virgin Comics and Dynamite Entertainment roundup.

* Monday, May 29: Spider-Man 3 in New York, X-Men: The Last Stand's Ralph Winter, Blade: The Series and Superman Returns.

* Sunday, May 28: X-Men: The Last Stand, Alex Toth dies, Krypto the Superdog schedule, Starz comic-book marathon and Dark Horse First Looks. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* 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.

* 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.

E-mail the Continuum at

Return to the Continuum home page

Copyright © 2006, The Comics Continuum