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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006

COMING SATURDAY

Animation news -- and much more!!!

BLADE: THE SERIES UPDATE

Spike TV has released 14 images from "Delivery," the next new episode of Blade: The Series set to premiere on Wednesday.

Here's how Spike TV describes the episode:

"Krista runs into Uncle Pat at a gala with Marcus and learns her mother has leukemia. Blade takes a captive Vanessa to Paris, fending off vampires eager to get her back. Hot on Boone's trail, Special Agent Collins visits a wounded Patricia. Charlotte demands Marcus meet with Damek from the Armayan House, who wants in on Aurora. With Chase injured, Marcus sends Krista and Jakob to get Vanessa back from Blade. Dr. Lambert's examination of Vanessa shows she isn't actually carrying a baby but ominous unknown fluid."

"Delivery" was wrtten by Barbara Nance and directed by Nancy Chapple.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images and look for more on Blade: The Series soon here in The Continuum.





FIRST LOOKS

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

Titles include Ultimates Annual #2 from Marvel Comics and B.P.R.D: The Universal Truth #5, The Escapists #2, Conan and the Songs of the Dead #2 and Rex Mundi #1.

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ANITA BLAKE CONVENTION SPECIAL

Dabel Brothers Production has announced a pencils-only version of the first issue of the comic-book adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guily Pleasures will be available at Wizard World Chicago on Aug. 4-6.

The regular version of the book will ship in mid-August.

The convention special will feature the pencils of artist Brett Booth.

"We really wanted to offer something unique to our fans who have waited so long and so patiently for this title," said Ernst Dabel, president of DB Pro. "And this book is absolutely gorgeous.

"We often forget when we publish our comics that while we have had the opportunity to see the artwork at every stage pencils, inks, colors, and letters our readers only get to see the completed product. But there's something to be said for seeing the original pencils, especially when they're drawn by someone as talented and as much eye for detail as Brett Booth."

Click on the thumbnails above for pages from the issue.

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HELLBOY ANIMATED UPDATE

Dark Horse Comics has announced the a line of graphic novels, products, and custom publishing projects based on the upcoming animated Hellboy movies.

Dark Horse is creating a 32-page custom comic that will be packed in an estimated 500,000 Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms DVDs when they are released on Feb. 6. The custom comic features story by Jim Bascoe and art by Rick Lacy.

"Jim got to work these stories out with Mike (Mignola, Hellboy's creator), so Mike's stamp is visible here too," editor Scott Allie said. "And with Tad (Stones), Mignola's co-producer on the animated shows, writing backups, we're fleshing out the world of the two slated animated films, bringing some great stuff from Mike's comics into that parallel world,"

Beginning in late 2006, Dark Horse will release a series of products, including polyresin statues, mini-busts, PVC figures, magnets, rubber stamps, stationery, journals, and flip flop sandals. The line will kick off with the release of two Hellboy Animated statues -- Hellboy and Abe Sapien -- sculpted by Tony Cipriano.

Look for more on the Hellboy animated movies soon here in The Continuum.

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KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG EPISODES IN AUGUST

The Continuum has obtained a listing of Krypto the Superdog episodes on Cartoon Network for August.

For the rundown, CLICK HERE.

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BRIEFLY

* Above is a promotional image from 300 that Warner Bros. has released. Click on the image for a larger image and look for more on the film soon here in The Continuum.

* Shooting Star Comics will debut Aym Geronimo and the Post Modern Pioneers: Trickster, by creators J. Morgan Neal and Todd Fox, at Wizard World Chicago next week.

* Stan Lee Meets the Silver Surfer will conclude the Marvel Comics' iine of Stan Lee Meets books in November. Lee teams with Mike Wieringo, and there will also be a story by Paul Jenkins and Pasqual Ferry.

* Zen Comics Publishing will be releasing a preview of the character's 20th anniversary book, Blood and War, at Wizard World Chicago. The book, written by Stephen L. Stern, features art by newcomer Chad Fuller.

A Zen movie, in development for years, is now in the hands of producers Evzen Kolar and Richard G. Murphy. John E. Deaver is writing.

"It's fantastic," Stern said. "It remains remarkably true to the spirit of the comics, while adding lots of exciting new elements that will appeal to a very wide audience."

* IDW Publishing is reporting that The Transformers: Stormbringer #1 sold out in its first week of release.

* Expect a casting announcement for Sci Fi's Painkiller Jane series as soon as next week.

*Zenescope Entertainment and New Line Cinema's Se7en comic-book series was featured at No. 7 on E!'s The Daily 10 show on Thursday.

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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.

* Sunday, July 23: From Comic-Con International -- Spider-Man 3, Iron Man movie, Image Comics panel, Todd McFarlane panel and The Batman...

* 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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