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SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2006

COMING MONDAY

Marvel news -- and much more!!!

MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND

20th Century Fox has released 14 images from My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson that arrives in theaters on July 21.

Here's how the studio describes the film:

"Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous. Matt broke Jenny's heart. Now she's about to break everything.

"Matt Saunders (Wilson) thinks he's finally found the perfect girlfriend, the beautiful Jenny Johnson (Thurman) -- who just happens to be the superhero, G-Girl. When Jenny/G-Girl becomes overly possessive, Matt wants to call it quits ... but how do you break up with a woman who can fly, lift cars and burn holes through walls with her thermal vision? A scarred woman, Jenny/G-Girl unleashes the full fury of her super-powered wrath as she tries to bust up Matt's new romance with his co-worker Hannah Lewis (Anne Farris)."

The film was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Don Payne.

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STAR WARS DARK TIMES

Dark Horse Comics has announced an Oct. 25 launch for Star Wars Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere, a five-issue mini-series written by Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison, with art by Doug Wheatley.

In Star Wars Dark Times, the time period referenced in Ben Kenobi's immortal words -- "For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire." -- is unlocked. The series will move into the new, unexplored territory of the time period immediately following Revenge of the Sith, with references to the Del Rey novel Dark Lord.

"True to the series' title, Dark Times, the first arc -- The Path to Nowhere -- is a dark, bleak, plunge into the kind of despair one would imagine would follow a Sith takeover of the galaxy," said editor Randy Stradley.

Here's how Dark Horse describes the book:

"Even as the worlds of the former Republic are drawn into the iron grip of Palpatine's Empire, the galaxy seems adrift in a sea of chaos, lawlessness and despair.

"On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already lost. Is this what it now means to be a Jedi?"

"While well-known characters like Vader and Palpatine are integral to the plot," Stradley said, "the story really focuses on new and lesser-known characters who find themselves suddenly adrift in this new era."

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Spider-Man's three-day opening weekend record was shattered by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest over the weekend.

Pirates brought in an estimated $132.0 million, breaking the 4-year-old record of $114.8 by Spider-Man. It should easily overtake X-Men: The Last Stand -- currently at $231.3 million -- as the year's top film at the box office.

Superman Returns placed second with $21.9 million -- a decline of 59 percent from its opening weekend -- and now stands $141.7 million.

X-Men: The Last Stand placed 15th with $0.9 million.

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ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and two- to three-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on July 12, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Sonic the Hedgehog #164, Sabrina the Teenage Witch #77 and Betty & Veronica Digest #167.



BRIEFLY

* Heroic Publishing has announced that Liberty Girl #1 will be available at Comic-Con International in San Diego -- before it goes on sale in stores. A Liberty Girl panel will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m. (PT).

* One of the early episodes of Kids' WB!'s Legion of Super Heroes animated series will be titled "Champions."

* HBO will air 1989's Batman film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson four times during September. Airdates and times include Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 2:15 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:20 a.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2:15 p.m.

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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.

* Tuesday, July 4: Cliff Chiang on Doctor 13, First Looks and Bandai's Witchblade manga.

* Monday, July 3: Wolverine: Origins' Daniel Way, First Looks and Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

* Sunday, July 2: DC Comics' 52 and Marvel panels at Heroes Con, Superman Returns box office and Narwain's Fiendish Fables.

* Saturday, July 1: DC Nation, Joe Quesada and Warren Ellis panels at Heroes Con, Superman Returns, Blade: The Series and First Looks.

* Friday, June, 30: Rosario Dawson panel at Heroes Con, Blade: The Series, Who Wants to Be a Superhero, Aspen Comics' Soulfire: Dying of the Light, Blue Water's Lost Raven and The Batman.

* Thursday, June, 29: Image Comics First Looks, Superman Returns, Image Comics' The Cross Bronx and Dynamite Entertainment roundup.

* Wednesday, June, 28: Superman Returns, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and Krypto the Superdog in July.

* Tuesday, June, 27: Spider-Man 3, Marvel Comics First Looks, Civil War, Wolverine: Origins, Top Cow's Freshmen, Arcana Studio for September, The Batman in July, Lone Ranger and DC First Looks.

* Monday, June, 26: Civil War special, Superman Returns, Spider-Man 3, Teen Titans episodes, Komikwerks for September and Silent Devil's Antigone.

* Sunday, June, 25: Blade: The Series, Superman Returns, Oni Press for September and First Looks.

* Saturday, June, 24: Spider-Man 3, Starz's Comics on Film, Ali Russell writes Isis, Image Comics First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Friday, June, 23: Iron Man movie, NBC's Heroes, Zack Snyder to direct Watchmen, Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroic Publishing for September and Family Guy's 100th episode.

* Thursday, June, 22: Superman Returns, Devil's Due for September, Marvel Comics First Looks and Criminal.

* Wednesday, June, 21: Ultimate Avengers 2, Blade: The Series, Marvel First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Tuesday, June, 20: Marvel Comics for September, Image Comics for September, Civil War #2 second printing, Marvel First Looks and Top Cow First Looks.

* Monday, June, 19: DC Comics for September, Archie Comics for September, Boom! Studios for September, Civil War: Cable and Deadpool and First Looks.

* Sunday, June, 18: Image Comics First Looks, Justice League DVD, Witchblade animated and Teen Choice awards.

* Saturday, June, 17: Sci Fi's Amazing Screw-On Head, Spider-Man 3, Lois & Clark DVD, After Hours' Impossible Tales and First Looks.

* Friday, June, 16: Spider-Man Unmasked, IDW Publishing or September, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, BlueWater/Alias First Looks, DC tops May orders and Ezra model winner.

* Thursday, June, 15: Aspen Comics for September, Civil War #5 cover, Civil War press conference, First Looks, Superman Returns and Liberty Meadows: Cover Girl.

* Wednesday, June, 14: Superman Returns, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Sam Noir: Samurai Detective, 12 Gauge's James O'Barr and Cully Hamner and Snakes on a Plane comic.

* Tuesday, June, 13: Ray Harryhausen comics from BlueWater, Superman Returns, Legion of Super Heroes animated, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks and JLA Classified.

* Monday, June, 12: Superman Returns' Kevin Spacey, Ultimate Fantastic Four variant, Archie's Halloween comics and First Looks.

* Sunday, June, 11: Dark Horse Comics for September, X-Men: The Last Stand box office, Superman Returns' Parkey Posey and Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman.

* Saturday, June, 10: Superman Returns interviews with Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Sam Huntington, Marvel Comics' Beyond!, Image expands Afterworks 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand box office.




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