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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2006

COMING SATURDAY

DC news -- and much more!!!

SMALLVILLE UPDATE

The CW has begun airing a 30-second spot promoting the sixth season of Smallville, which includes the first look at Justin Hartley as Green Arrow.

The trailer features scenes from the sixth-season opener, "Zod." At one point, Lex Luthor, apparently possessed, flies down to Clark and says, "Kneel before Zod."

The spot also shows Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen as Chloe introduces Clark to him.

"Whoa, they grow them big in Kansas, don't they?" Olsen says.

Click on the thumbnails for larger, non-watermarked key images and look for more on Smallville soon here in The Continuum.



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TEEN TITANS: CARTOON NETWORK EPISODES FOR SEPTEMBER

September figures to be a big month for the Teen Titans animated series on Cartoon Network.

Not only does the Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo movie debut on Friday, Sept. 15, the series is returning to twice-a-day showings on weekdays starting, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The 6 a.m. episodes will begin with Teen Titans' first episode and continue in order throughout the month.

For the schedule of episodes from Sept. 4-31, CLICK HERE.

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FANTASTIC FOUR: CARTOON NETWORK EPISODES FOR SEPTEMBER

Cartoon Network has provided The Continuum a rundown of air dates, times and titles for the first five episodes of the Fantastic Four animated series, as well as synopses for the first four episodes.

For the schedule of episodes from Sept. 2-31, CLICK HERE.

Look for more Cartoon Network news on Saturday here in The Continuum.



JAMES MCAVOY IN WANTED

James McAvoy has landed the starring role in Wanted, a live-action film adaptation of the Top Cow comic-book series by Mark Millar and J.G.Jones.

"We are very excited to land such a talented young actor for our main lead," producer Jason Netter told The Continuum. "He is perfect for the role, and I think we are getting him right at the time he is about to become a household name. He should help make Wanted the franchise we feel it should become."

McAvoy, 27, starred in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and has several upcoming movies. His previous film credits include Rory O'Shea Was Here and Wimbledon.

The film, set up at Universal Pictures, will be directed by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

Marc Platt, Jim Lemley and Netter will produce, with Top Cow's Marc Silvestri as an executive producer.

Wanted was first optioned in 2004.

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FIRST LOOKS

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

Titles include Forgotten Realms: Crystal Shard #1, G.I. Joe: Declassifed #2 and Eberron: Eye of the Wolf from Devil's Due Publishing; Cyberforce #5 from Image Comics; Death Comes to Dillinger #2 from Silent Devil and Damned #1 from Oni Press.

Look for more First Looks on Saturday here in The Continuum.

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MARVEL COMICS' CIVIL WAR CHECKLIST

Following its announcement earlier his week that it was pushing back several Civil War titles, Marvel Comics on Friday released a new checklist for the event.

To view the checklist, CLICK HERE.

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BRIEFLY

* Dynamite Entertainment on Friday announced that Tony Harris is joining Dave Dorman as ongoing cover artists for its Highlander comic-book series.

"I have always loved the movie and Chris Lambert has such an intense face that the covers have been a blast to work on," Harris said.

* Sci Fi will rebroadcast the Painkiller Jane movie on Wednesday, August 30 at 9 p.m. Although it served as a pilot for the upcoming Painkiller Jane series, it is unlikely that the film will be in continuity of the series.

* Active Images announced that Elephantmen #1 has sold out of its initial print run of 16,000 through Image Comics. There will be a second printing of the issue.



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, August 13: Hellboy animated, Spider-Man action figures and Triumph Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, August 12: Legion of Super Heroes, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace, Family Guy, Smallville and Chuck Dixon writes for TightLip Entertainment.

* Friday, August 11: The Simpsons, HBO/Cinemax in October, Image First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks, The Tick on DVD and July sales.

* Thursday, August 10: Hellboy on Cartoon Network, Avengers movie, Image Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, new Adult Swim series and Ultimate Fantastic Four press conference.

* Wednesday, August 9: DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Archie First Looks, Teen Titans and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, August 8: Legion of Super Heroes' Kari Wahlgren, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Soulfire: Chaos Reign, Darkness/Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SLG Publishing's Agnes Quill.

* Monday, August 7: Marvel Studios, Legion of Super Heroes and The Runaways' Mike Norton.

* Sunday, August 6: Wizard World Chicago -- Lynda Carter statue and WildStorm and Vertigo panels.

* Saturday, August 5: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and from Wizard World Chicago: DC Universe, Civil War and Ultimate panels.

* Friday, August 4: Top Cow, DC Nation and Mondo Marvel panels at Wizard World Chicago, X-Men: The Last Stand DVDs, Hellboy sequel and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, August 3: Spider-Man 3's Thomas Haden Church, Virgin Comics for October, Arcana Studio's OutlawScorn 3030 A.D. and Blade: The Series.

* Wednesday, August 2: DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 1: Doctor Strange animated movie, Spider-Man 3, Blade: The Series, Ultimate Spider-Man and Phoenix Warsong variants, Boom! Studios for October and Bongo Comics for October.

* Monday, July 31: Warner Bros. announces The Dark Knight movie, Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Iron Man animated movie, Claypool Comics ceases print operations, The Batman, Icon's Criminal and Top Cow's Madame Mirage.

* Sunday, July 30: David Lloyd's Kickback, Superman Returns and First Looks.

* Saturday, July 29: Heroes, Spider-Man 3, Teen Titans DVD, Transformers DVD and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Friday, July 28: Blade: The Series, Anita Blake, First Looks, Hellboy animated and Krypto the Superdog.

* 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.




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