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Doctor Strange, the fourth direct-to-video animated movie from Lionsgate and Marvel Studios, will be previewed in Ultimate Avengers 2, in stores on August 8.

The two-minute, 42-second preview includes designs and animation clips, along with comments from writer Greg Johnson, producer/supervising director Frank Paur and executive producers Eric S. Rollman and Craig Kyle.

Like its predecessor Iron Man, Doctor Strange will be an origin story.

"It's about the journey," Johnson said. "He had to actually go from the pit of despair up a mountain to the feet of the Ancient One in order to really find out what his destiny was. It's that journey that changes the man."

Doctor Strange will likely be released in the first quarter of 2007. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


Now that filming has wrapped on Spider-Man 3, stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst are taking a wait-and-see approach to future installments.

"It isn't necessarily the end," Maguire said during the recent Spider-Man 3 panel at Comic-Con International. "I think we're going to leave it open-ended and say we're not quite sure what will happen. If there are stories worth telling, we'll tell them."

"If everyone's game and there's a good story, I'll be back," Dunst said.

According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, director Sam Raimi said Sony is commited to future Spider-Man films, although he didn't say for certain if he would be involved.

Look for more on Spider-Man 3 this week here in The Continuum.

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The Continuum has obtained the first image of Richard Roundtree as Blade's father in an upcoming episode of Spike TV's Blade: The Series.

Roundtree plays James Brooks in "Sacrifice," the episode scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, August 9. Roundtree recently appeared in the pilot movie for Sci Fi's Painkiller Jane series.

"Sacrifice" also features the return of Steppin' Razor, played by Bokeem Woodbine.

Click on the image above for a larger and fuller image and look for more on Blade: The Series this week here in The Continuum.


Marvel Comics has revealed Mark Bagley's variant cover to Ultimate Spider-Man #100 and Mike Mayhew's variant cover to X-Men: Phoenix Warsong #1.

The Ultimate Spider-Man variant pays homage to the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #100.

Ultimate Spider-Man #100 will be a 64-page issue arriving in stores on Sept. 27. According to Marvel, the issue -- part four of the "Clone Saga" -- will feature "three mind-staggering shock endings."

Mayhew's Phoenix covers features the Three-In-One Stepford Cuckoos. Here's how Marvel describes the issue, which arrives in stores on Sept. 6:

"The Phoenix Force returns, but what part do the Stepford Cuckoos play in it all? Plus, with the Phoenix Force back, who will the primal creature tap as its host this time around? It'll be up to the Astonishing X-Men to quell the Phoenix's hunger."

The regular cover is by Marc Silvestri, which is also shown above.

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Boom! Studios has provided The Continuum its solicitations for October.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.


Bongo Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for October.

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Movie Release Costumes


* Dynamic Entertainment has provided The Continuum with a look at the covers to Highlander #1, due in stores in October.

The covers are by Tony Harris, Dave Dorman and Gabriele Dell'Otto. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

* Sabrina: The Animated Series will air from 7:30-8 a.m. as part of CBS' Saturday morning lineup beginning Saturday, Sept. 16.

*Ape Entertainment has reached an agreement with toy manufacturers Applehead Factory to publish a line of comic book/graphic novels based on the Teddy Scares plush toy line.

Ape Entertainment plans to produce Teddy Scares as 64-page, full-color, digest-sized graphic novels.

* According to Marvel Comics, it will announce a new group of "Young Guns" artist in four days, presumably at Wizard World Chicago.

* Image Comics has announced a second printing of the Lions, Tigers and Bears Vol. 1 trade paperback.


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

* Thursday, July 27: Legion of Super Heroes animated, The Batman, The Simpsons, Teen Titans, Marvel Comics First Looks, Aspen's Soulfire: Chaos Reign and TMNT.

* Wednesday, July 26: Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Blade: The Series, Aquaman pilot, Smallville, Spider-Man 3 and Aspen Comics convention specials.

* Tuesday, July 25: Image Comics for October, IDW Publishing for October, Marvel Comics First Looks, Blade: The Series' Jon Kroll, Fantastic Four animation and Aquaman pilot.

* Monday, July 24: From Comic-Con International -- Ghost Rider movie, Marvel Studios panel, Mondo Marvel panel, DC Universe panel and Blade: The Series.

* 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.

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