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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2006

COMING SUNDAY

Legion of Super Heroes news -- and much more!!!

HEROES: "HOMECOMING"

NBC has released six images from "Homecoming," the Monday, Nov. 20 episode of Heroes.

The images feature Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet and Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli.

NBC has yet to release a description of the episode, which is the ninth of the season.

Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images, and look for more on Heroes soon here in The Continuum.





HELLBOY: SWORD OF STORMS

Hellboy: Sword of Storms, the animated movie that premieres on Cartoon Network on Saturday, actually has its roots in the live-action franchise.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola said live-action director Guillermo del Toro originally thought of putting Hellboy in Japan for the sequel.

"I came up with some ideas and he had some ideas," Mignola said. "And then we went off in a different direction for Hellboy 2.

"So when Tad (Stones, supervising producer/director of Sword of Storms) approached me about this, I said, 'Let's do Japan.' I've only done a smidgen of Japan in the comic. There's such a wealth of Japanese folkfore and mythology, so let's use that. It will be such a distinctly different picture than the movies and anything that's been in the comics. So it's not just another, 'Oh, it's another one these.'"

"The Japanese story is kind of an Alice in Wonderland, where he goes through these adventures in this legendary world, while there's other stuff going on on Earth," Stones said.

For an interview with Hellboy: Sword of Storms screenwriter Matt Wayne, CLICK HERE.

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SMALLVILLE: "STATIC"

The CW has released a description of "Static," the Thursday, Nov. 16 episode of Smallville.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Clark (Tom Welling) learns a Zoner has landed in Seattle and slaughtered the entire crew of a working ship. Upon investigation, Clark comes face to face with a horrifying Phantom (guest star Batista) who sucks the bones out of people. Meanwhile, a patient (guest star Elias Toufexis) with the ability to morph into different frequencies escapes from LuthorCorps' secret experimental lab and seeks revenge on Lex by imprisoning him in another spatial period where he can see and hear everyone but no one can see him."

The episode was written by James Morris and Shintaro Shimosawa and directed by James Conway.

In other Smallville news, the show hit season highs in ratings on Thursday despite competition from Game 4 of the World Series on Fox.

The "Reunion" episode (from which the image above comes) had season highs in men 18-34 and men 18-49 and matched its season best in adults 18-34 and 18-49. Compared to the previous week, Smallville climbed 4 percent in adults 18-34, 10 percent in adults 18-49, 15 percent in men 18-34 and 19 percent in men 18-49.

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FIRST LOOKS

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

Titles include Family Guy Vol. 3: Books Don't Taste Very Good from Devil's Due Publishing; Betty #160 and Jughead & Friends #15 from Archie Comics; The Escapists #5, Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir #2 and Usagi Yojimbo #98.

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JANUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

Want to know what's coming up from your favorite publisher?

Simply click on the publishers' names below for their January solicitations, complete with images.

Arcana Studio.

Archie Comics.

Aspen Comics.

Boom! Studios.

Dark Horse Comics.

DC Comics.

Devil's Due Publishing.

IDW Publishing.

Image Comics.

Marvel Comics.

Moonstone Books.

Oni Press.

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BRIEFLY

* Silent Devil has reached a deal with Drew Edwards for a collected edition of Halloween Man, tentatively titled Halloween Man: Superdeformed. It will be released next September.

"When Drew brought up the idea of a Halloween Man collected edition I knew it was a no-brainer," publisher Christian Beranek said. "Not only would Silent Devil get to showcase the amazing art of Nicola Scott, but we'd also be promoting one of the best concepts I'd ever read."

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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.

* Monday, October 23: Image Comics for January, Spider-Man movie, Heroes, Family Guy, Witchblade and First Looks.

* Sunday, October 22: Battlestar Galactica, Painkiller Jane and First Looks.

* Saturday, October 21: Paul Dini, Family Guy, Smallville, Arcana Studio for January and HBO/Cinemax in December.

* Friday, October 20: Kristanna Loken cast as Painkiller Jane, Smallville, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Oni Press for January and Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, October 19: IDW Publishing for January, Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica comics and Teen Titans.

* Wednesday, October 18: Devil's Due Publishing for January, Archie Comics for January, Image First Looks, Andy Diggle on Hellblazer and Star Trek's Michael Dorn.

* Tuesday, October 17: Spider-Man 3, Marvel Comics for January, Boom! Studios for January, Dynamite First Looks and Soulfire: Chaos Reign.

* Monday, October 16: DC Comics for January, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Georges Jeanty, Heroes and Top Cow's Tyler Kirkham.

* Sunday, October 15: DC Comics, The Batman, Silent Devil and First Looks.

* Saturday, October 14: Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons, Transformers: Spotlight, Ape Entertainment's Nightmare World and Krypto the Superdog.

* Friday, October 13: Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Smallville, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, First Looks, September sales and Iron Man movie.

* Thursday, October 12: Justice League of America, Superman Returns video game, White Tiger, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Wednesday, October 11: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

* Tuesday, October 10: Moonstone Books for February, Iron Man movie, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica.

* Monday, October 9: Aspen Comics for December, Image Comics First Looks, Justice League Unlimited and The Simpsons.

* Sunday, October 8: Spike TV's Scream Awards, Hellboy and First Looks.

* Saturday, October 7: Smallville, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica and Top Cow's Freshmen II.

* Friday, October 6: Superman Returns video game, IDW Publishing lands Star Trek, Thunderbolts and Dynamite First Looks.

* Thursday, October 5: Dark Horse Comics for January, X-Men: the Last Stand, Spider-Man 3, Transformers: The Movie and DC First Looks.

* Wednesday, October 4: Marvel First Looks, Heroes, Virgin's Seven Brothers and Image First Looks.




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