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So how does Clark Kent come to be in the future on Kids' WB!'s upcoming Legion of Super Heroes animated series?

Last weekend at Comic-Con Internatonal in San Diego, story editor Rob Hoegee explained the process, which will be dealt with early in the show.

"The Legion of Super-Heroes are a relatively new organization and they get in a little over their heads with an organization that calls themselves the Fatal Five," Hoegee said.

"They decide they need some help in a big way, so Brainiac-5 decides, 'Hey, let's just go back in time and get the greatest super-hero ever.' Only they don't end up in Metropolis Justice League-era. They get there a little too soon and find Clark Kent, who is certainly aware of his power but now quite yet of his grand destiny.

"So, after convincing him, 'Pop in the time bubble and we'll bring you back in the past at the exact same moment you left,' he decides, 'Yeah, I think I will go. I think there's something else in this life for me and I want to find out about it.' And he goes to the future."

Hoegee said that the Legion teaches Clark how to use his powers and that Clark teaches the Legion how to be heroes.

"It's a nice little synergy between this up-and-coming hero, who's certainly going to leave his mark on the universe, and a group of ideological kids who essentially have looked up to this person all of their lives," he said.

Yuri Lowenthal, who provides the voice of Superman, said he enjoys that dynamic.

"The really interesting thing about playing this Superman is that he doesn't know his powers all that well," he said. "He doesn't know what he's supposed to do or was meant to do. They've taken him our of this place where he's still trying to figure out what it all means, whether he should hide it for the rest of his life or really do something important with it."

Legion of Super Heroes is scheduled for a Sept. 23 launch on Kids' WB!. Look for much more on the show, including interviews with all the cast members, soon here in The Continuum.


Hynden Walch, who provided the voice of Starfire in Teen Titans, is providing the voice of Harley Quinn in the upcoming season of Kids' WB's The Batman.

Harley Quinn will appear in one episode, written by Paul Dini.

"My favorite one to work on was probably the Harley episode," producer Michael Goguen said during a panel at Comic-Con International last weekend. "Paul Dini wrote a great script, with a lot of humor -- black humor, of course. I just love the character."

In other The Batman news:

* To the right is an image of Robin given away on a card at Comic-Con.

* Veteran voice director Andrea Romano joins the show this season and brings some other guest-stars: Kevin Conroy as Dick Grayson's father, Brandon Routh as Everywhere Man, James Remar as Black Mask, Jeff Bennett as Killer Moth and Dorian Harewood as Martian Manhunter.

* The producers said this show will be more "comics fan friendly."

"The whole universe widens to the end, where you'll believe that Batman is ready to join the Justice League," Alan Burnett said.

* A story will take place 20 years in the future. Images of a Dark Knight-ish Batman, Oracle and Nightwing were shown.

* The two-part season finale will deal with an alien invasion.

* Other writers will include Doug Petrie and Jane Espenson from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Steve Melching and Stan Berkowitz, who is writing the origin of The Riddler.

* Goguen was that the show include the beginning of Robin.

* Kids' WB! has provided The Continuum with its schedule for August, which includes the following episodes of Batman at 11 a.m.: "Fleurs Du Mal" on August 5, "Thunder" on August 12, "A Fistful of Felt" on August 19 and "RPM" on August 26.

For the network's complete schedule for the month, CLICK HERE.

* Look for much more on The Batman soon here in The Continuum.


V for Vendetta star Natalie Portman, along with Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Imperioli, Joe Pantoliano, Joe Mantegna, The White Stripes and Dr. Phil McGraw, head the list of guest voices for the 18th season of The Simpsons on Fox.

Homer becomes a made man in the season premiere episode "The Mook, The Chef, The Wife And His Homer," airing Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After Lisa befriends Fat Tony's (Mantegna, reprising his role as Springfield's infamous mob boss) son Michael, Fat Tony invites the Simpsons over for dinner as a sign of gratitude. Shockingly, Fat Tony is shot by a rival family moments after Michael admits he would rather be a chef than take over the family business. Fat Tony's main thugs, Dante and Dante Jr. (guest voices Pantoliano and Imperioli), want Michael to be the new kingpin, but when he declines, Homer steps up and leads the family on a major mob spree.

The White Stripes guest-star as themselves in "Jazzy And The Pussycats" on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After Bart's arm is mangled by a tiger that Lisa rescued from the local pound, Bart organizes a benefit concert to raise money for an operation to repair his drumming arm."

McGraw, Fran Drescher and comedian Richard Lewis stir up tricks and treats in the annual Halloween trilogy, "Treehouse of Horror XVII," Sunday, Nov. 5.

In "GI (Annoyed Grunt)," set for Sunday, Nov. 12, after Bart gets out of a commitment to join the Army at 18, Homer falls prey to a couple of Army recruiters and lands himself in basic training. Homer, of course, treats this like summer camp and infuriates his hard-nosed colonel (Sutherland) when he is unfazed by the constant hazing and humiliation.

Other upcoming guest voices include Jon Lovitz, Harry Hamlin and authors Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen.


The Continuum has obtained a listing of Teen Titans episodes on Cartoon Network for August.

For the rundown, CLICK HERE.

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For covers and three- to five-page previews of upcoming Marvel Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Heroes for Hire #1 and Runaways #19.

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Aspen Comics on Thursday unveiled Talent Caldwell's return to the publisher for an alternate cover to Soulfire: Chaos Reign #1, due in stores on Aug. 9.

The 50/50 alternate cover also features colors by Peter Steigerwald.

Soulfire: Chaos Reign traces the savage and deadly origins of magic in the Soulfire universe, focusing on one clan's struggles to merely co-exist with their primordial surroundings. Chaos Reign is by veteran Aspen writer J.T. Krul and features art by Marcus To, Don Ho and David Moran.

Along with Caldwell's alternate cover to Soulfire: Chaos Reign #1, Aspen will be releasing the special regular cover version of #1 by To and Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire). In addition to the To/Caldwell covers, Aspen will be celebrating the launch of the series with exclusive Wizard World Chicago 2006 cover by Michael Turner and Steigerwald, limited to 2,500 copies.

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Warner Bros. has releasd the above promotional image for TMNT, the CGI-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie due in theaters on March 30.

The film is written and directed by Kevin Munroe.

Here's how the film is described:

"After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Master Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City.

"Tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters to apparently take over the world. And only one super-ninja fighting team can stop them -- those heroes in a half shell -- Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael! With the help of old allies April O'Neil and Casey Jones, the Turtles are in for the fight of their lives as they once again must face the mysterious Foot Clan, who have put their own ninja skills behind Winters' endeavors."

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* Devil's Due Publishing has announced a November launch for Dreadnoks: Declassified, to be written by Josh Blaylock.

*Will Meugniot and Richard Sebast are directors of the Ultimate Avengers 2 movie. Meugniot was a producer on Fox Kids' X-Men and Spider-Man Unlimited. Sebast's credits include UPN's The Incredible Hulk and Batman: The Animated Series.

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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.

* Saturday, July 22: From Comic-Con International -- Superman Returns sequel, Superman II DVD, Hellboy sequel, Spider-Man 3, Bruce Timm, Vertigo panel, C.B. Cebulski's Image books, IDW panel, WildStorm panel and Marvel Legends...

* Friday, July 21: From Comic-Con International -- Spider-Man 3, Ultimate Avengers 2, Teen Titans/Legion of Super Heroes, Marvel's Civil War, Aspen Comics and Fantastic Four sequel...

* Thursday, July 20: From Comic-Con International -- IDW's Transfromers, DC Nation panel, Legion of Super Heroes' Matt Wayne, Ghost Rider movie toys, Incredible Hulk director, Fantastic Four sequel, Dark Horse announements, Top Cow news and Avatar Press news...

* Wednesday, July 19: Hellboy animated, Frank Miller to direct The Spirit, Dark Horse news, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, IDW's Spike: Asylum, Fox Atomic comics and Devil's Due Publishing for October.

* Tuesday, July 18: Marvel Comics for October, Green Arrow on Smallville, Oni's My Name is Earl, Marvel First Looks, Boom Studios' Warhammer 40,000, Ant's new writer and Civil War second printings.

* Monday, July 17: DC Comics for October, 52 origin artists, DC promotes Karen Berger and Archie Comics for October.

* Sunday, July 16:Superman Returns, First Looks and Archaia Studio's new titles.

* Saturday, July 15: Blade: The Series, Legion of Super Heroes animated, Stan Lee's Lightspeed and Superman Returns.

* Friday, July 14: The Amazing Screw-On Head, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual, Superman Returns and Penny-Farthing Press projects.

* Thursday, July 13: Sci Fi's Painkiller Jane, Wolverine: Origins press conference, X-Men titles, First Looks, Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited DVDs and Virgin Comics teams with John Woo and Garth Ennis.

* Wednesday, July 12: Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Image First Looks, Spider-Girl returns, Aspen's Civil War: X-Men cover and Moonstone Books for November.

* Tuesday, July 11: Smallville's Jimmy Olsen, Marvel First Looks, Sabrina trade paperback and Star Wars Lithographs.

* Monday, July 10: Spider-Man 3, Incredible Hulk DVD, Kid Kosmos, Model Operandi and First Look.

* Sunday, July 9: My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Star Wars: Dark Times, weekend box office and First Looks.

* Saturday, July 8: Blade: The Series episodes, Legion of Super Heroes animated, Fantastic Four on HBO, Who Wants to Be a Superhero contestants and Superman Returns box office.

* Friday, July 7: Dark Horse Comics for October, The Amazing Screw-On Head, The Batman and First Looks.

* Thursday, July 6: Spider-Man Unmasked press conference, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Legion of Super Heroes animated.

* Wednesday, July 5: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel TV/movie roundup, Marvle Zombies hardcover and First Looks.

* 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.

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