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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2006

COMING MONDAY

Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes and December solicitations.

DC COMICS FOR DECEMBER

DC Comics will release its solicitations for December on Monday at 5 p.m.

To get the complete listings, CLICK HERE, after 5 p.m. on Monday.

In the meantime, DC has provided The Continuum with an early look at December books.

SUPERGIRL #13

Written by Joe Kelly, art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund, cover by Ken Lashley

Look out! It's a deadly night on the town for Supergirl and her new boyfriend, Power Boy! Plus, who's monitoring Kara?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 27.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #25

Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.

A longtime fan-favorite hero has escaped his centuries-long exile from the Phantom Zone and owes a tremendous debt to those who set him free. Too bad it's not the Legion!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 27.

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IDW PUBLISHING'S 24: NIGHTFALL

IDW Publishing has provided The Continuum with a preview of the first issue of its six-issue 24: Nightfall mini-series.

Scheduled for a November launch, 24: Nightfall is written by J.C. Vaughn and Mark L. Haynes, the team behind 24: Midnight Sun, with pencils and inks by Jean Diaz. Variant covers on each issue will be provided by Joe Corroney, and all of Corroneyıs covers will make up one large poster image.

Here's how IDW describes the mini-series:

"24: Nightfall is a prequel to the ongoing hit Fox television series. Before the clock started ticking on Season One, Jack Bauer was the head of an elite Special Forces team sent to take down the mass-murder, Victor Drazen -- a most challenging task by any means, especially in the war-torn former Yugoslavia. Events quickly spiral out of control, as the hunters become the hunted -- and the truth behind the pivotal Operation: Nightfall is revealed."

"For fans of 24, particularly those who have been on the edges of their seats since Season One, this is the story that sets everything in motion for Jack Bauer," Vaughn said. "The events in Season One were directly related to events two years to the day earlier. Now our readers will get to see exactly what happened and lead to the coolest show on television."

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SMALLVILLE'S "SNEEZE"

The CW has released a description for "Sneeze," the new episode of Smallville scheduled to air on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Clark (Tom Welling) works hard to clean up the destruction done by Zod and develops what he thinks is his first cold. However, he soon discovers it is a new power - super breath! Lois (Erica Durance) lands a job at The Inquisitor, the local tabloid, and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) moves in with Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), who believes someone is following him, which quickly proves to be true after he is kidnapped."

"Sneeze" was written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer and directed by Paul Shapiro.

Look for more Smallville news on Monday here in The Continuum.

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JOSH HOWARD ALTERNATES VIPER TITLES

Viper Comics has announced that Josh Howard's new series, The Lost Books of Eve, will alternate every month with his other Viper series, Dead@17.

After Dead@17 #3 this October, the book will go on a bi-monthly schedule shipping in December, February, April, etc., while The Lost Books of Eve will ship in the intervening months with issue #1 in November, followed by issues in January, March, etc.

"Two great books and fans still get their dose of Josh Howard every month," said Jessie Garza, president of Viper Comics.

Here's how Viper describes The Lost Books of Eve:

"Journey back to a time when magic still thrived, dragons and fallen gods roamed the earth, and man was just a myth. The Garden of Eden was a place of perfect peace and tranquility. That is, until its keeper, Adam, went missing. Now, his newly created wife, Eve, must venture outside the safety of the Garden for the first time to go in search of her husband, all the while battling monsters, beast men, wizards, demons, and even the gods themselves. It's the fun and adventure of Samurai Jack mixed with the epic scope of Lord of the Rings."

"We're thrilled to not only offer Josh's return to the world that started it all, Dead@17, but also a look into the future of his comic book career with The Lost Books of Eve," Garza said. "The fun and action of this book will have a broad appeal to longtime Josh fans and new readers alike."

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BRIEFLY

* Ali Larter, star of NBC's upcoming series Heroes, will appear on the network's Today morning show on Monday, Sept. 25, the day of Heroes' debut.

* AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Young announced that a five-page preview of Joe Casey and Charlie Adlard's will be showcased in Image Comics' The Walking Dead #31, in stores on Wednesday. This follows a similar preview of Criminal in The Walking Dead #30.

Rock Bottom will be in stores on Sept. 27.

* The first two webisodes of Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance -- SciFi.com's 10-episode, five-week online promotional prequel "season" of Battlestar Galactica -- shattered the traffic record for the network's broadband channel, Sci Fi Pulse. The first two installments generated 1.2 million streams in just one week - achieving in seven days more than half the total number of streams the Pulse delivered the entire previous month.

* New 2-3 minute installments of Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance will continue to debut every Tuesday and Thursday at noon at www.scifi.com/battlestar leading up to the show's third-season premiere on Oct. 6.

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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, September 12: Blade: The Series, Heroes, Transformers and DC First Looks.

* Monday, September 11: Legion of Super Heroes' Yuri Lowenthal, Hellboy animated, Marvel announcements, Dark Horse First Looks, Image First Looks, Ion's Kalman Andrasofszky, Moonstone Books for January and Claypool Comics for December.

* Sunday, September 10: The Simpsons, Painkiller Jane and First Looks.

* Saturday, September 9: Dark Horse Comics for December, Boom! Studios for December and Smallville Season 6 opener.

* Friday, September 8: The Batman Strikes!, Spider-Man animated, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Michael Chiklis, Oni Press' Wasteland, Devil's Due First Looks and Marvel's First Looks.

* Thursday, September 7: Family Guy, Civil War: Choosing Sides, DC First Looks, Archie First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, September 6: Fantastic Four ratings, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Blade: The Series, Heroes, Image First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, September 5: The Batman and Legion of Super Heroes episodes, Battlestar Galactica, First Looks and Runaways creators leave.

* Monday, September 4: Hellboy animated and First Looks.

* Sunday, September 3: From Canadian Fan Expo -- DC Comics' Big Guns, Mike Mignola and Geoff Johns.

* Saturday, September 2: Blade: The Series, X-Men: Evolution's Brad Swaile and Marvel's Civil War.

* Friday, September 1: Jim Lee at Canadian Fan Expo, The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Superman serials on DVD and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 31: Blade: The Series, Diamond Select/Marvel products for November, Smallville Season 5 DVD, Robert Kirkman press conference and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 30: Fantastic Four animated, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Blue Water First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 29: The Punisher DVD, The Batman season opener, Fantastic Four press conference, Smallville and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, August 28: Virgin Comics for November, Viper Comics for November, The Batman and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 27: Spawn Series 30 action figures, Fantastic Four animated and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 26: Image Comics First Looks, Family Guy and Oni Press for November.

* Friday, August 25: Blade: The Series, Arcana Studio for November, Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and First Looks.

* Thursday, August 24: Devil's Due Publishing for November, IDW Publishing for November, Ultimate Spider-Man's Brian Michael Bendis, The Tick DVD and First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 23: Fantastic Four voice cast, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Blade: The Series.

* Tuesday, August 22: Marvel Comics for November, Image Comics for November, Who Wants to be a Superhero?, Gen13, Civil War new printings and First Looks.

* Monday, August 21: DC Comics for November, Boom! Studios for November, Archie Comics for November, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace and Wolverine: Origins' new arc.

* Sunday, August 20: The Simpsons and Smallville win Emmy Awards, The Spirit's Frank Miller and First Looks.

* Saturday, August 19: White Stripes on The Simpsons, Cyberforce/X-Men, Krypto the Superdog and First Looks.

* Friday, August 18: Smallville Season 6, Teen Titans for September, Fantastic Four for September, James McAvoy attached to Wanted movie, First Looks, Civil War checklist and Highlander.

* Thursday, August 17: Legion of Super Heroes' Shawn Harrison, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo on Cartoon Network, Superman DVDs, Aspen Seasons, IDW's Angel: Masks, Moonstone Books for December, Top Cow First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 16: Smallville: Season 6, Dwayne McDuffie at BET, DC First Looks, Image First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 15: X-Men: The Last Stand DVD, The Batman Season 2 DVD, Blade: The Series, Marvel First Looks and Civil War books delayed.

* Monday, August 14: Dark Horse Comics for November, Teen Titans DVD, The Fountain and First Looks.

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




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