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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2006

COMING TUESDAY

DC news -- and much more!!!

IMAGE COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

Image Comics has released its solicitations for Febuary.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For Top Cow's solicitations for February, CLICK HERE.

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MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 13, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Wolverine #49, X-23: Target X #1, Exiles Annual #1 and Wonder Man #1.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 22, CLICK HERE.

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MIKE ALLRED TALKS MADMAN AT IMAGE

As seen in the Image Comics' solicitations for February above, Mike Allred is bringing Madman to Image Comics.

First up is Madman Gargantua, an 852-page hardcover collection of all the stories from Madman, Madman Adventures and Madman Comics.

"From the first page I drew, I knew Madman was exactly what I wanted to do in comics," Allred said. "I'm proud to be working with Image -- the only company that really gets what creator freedom is all about -- to bring Frank's stories back in the way I've always wanted to show them!

Following in April is the new monthly series Madman Atomics Comics.

"Artistically, this is my best work ever," Allred said. "The first storyline is called 'Jumping Silent Cars That Sleep At Traffic Lights,' and it will turn the Madman world upside down. It's designed so that new readers can jump on, but buckle up, because it's gonna be a strange and scary rollercoaster ride!"

"Image has always been the company designed by creators, for creators, and we're honored to welcome Mike aboard!" said Image executive director Eric Stephenson. "He's always had a great vision for his comics, and we're excited to be the ones to bring his vision out to the world."

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CHRIS EVANS TALKS FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER

Chris Evans, who returns as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, appeared on MTV's TRL on Monday. Appearing via webcam in Vancouver, Evans answered questions from the audience about the film.

Evans noted that Doctor Doom will be much stronger in the sequel and talked about the special effects for the Silver Surfer.

For a rundown from the question-and-answer session, CLICK HERE.

Look for more Fantastic Four news very soon here in The Continuum.



SMALLVILLE: "SUBTERRANEAN"

The CW has released a description of "Subterranean," the new episode of Smallville scheduled to air on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Here's how the episode describes the episode:

"Clark (Tom Welling) is shocked to discover his neighbor Jed McNally (guest star John Novak) is holding migrant laborers captive and forcing them to work on his farm. Feeling guilty since he sees himself as the ultimate illegal immigrant, Clark seeks help from Martha (Annette O'Toole) to allow a young boy (guest star Tyler Posey) and his mother (Maria Dimou) to stay in the country."

Caroline Dries wrote the episode, which was directed by Rick Rosenthal.

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DAVID WOHL TO WRITE SE7VEN: PRIDE

David Wohl, co-creator of Witchblade and The Darkness, has signed on to script Pride, the fifth installment in the Se7en series from Zenescope Entertainment and New Line Cinema.

The Se7en series features the origin of John Doe.

"Few films have impacted the mental landscape of the movie going public quite like Se7en," Wohl said. "David Fincher's bleak masterpiece spawned dozens of imitators but none can match the original. I'm thankful that Zenescope has chosen me to write this issue."

The second installment of Se7en, Greed, reaches store shelves in early December. The first issue, Gluttony, sold through its initial Diamond orders in a day.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four- to eight-page previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Nov. 22, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Classic Battlestar Galactica #2, The Savage Red Sonja: Queen of the Forgotten Wastes #4, Monster War TPB and Army of Darkness: Old School TPB.

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DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five- to eight-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 22, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Wonder Woman #3, Connor Hawke: Dragon's Blood #1 and Red Menace #1.



BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: "EYE OF JUPITER"

Sci Fi has released seven images from "Eye of Jupiter," the Friday, Dec. 15 episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Shown in the images are Michael Trucco as Anders, Callum Keith Rennie as Leoben, Lucy Lawless as D'anna Biers, Dean Stockwell as Brother Cavil, Callum Keith Rennie as Leoben, Tricia Helfer as Number Six, Kandyse McClure as Dualla, Aleks Paunovic as Sgt. Fischer, James Callis as Dr. Gaius Balta and Luciana Carro as Louanne "Kat" Katraine.

Sci Fi has yet to release a description of the episode.

Click on the thumbnails for larger and fuller images and look for more Battlestar Galactica news on soon here in The Continuum.



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FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted solicitations for February, click on the publishers' names below.

* Archie Comics

* Aspen Comics

* Boom! Studios

* Claypool Comics

* Dark Horse Comics

* Devil's Due Publishing

* DC Comics

* IDW Publishing

* Marvel Comics

* Moonstone Books

* Moonstone Books

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BRIEFLY

* Marvel Comics on Monday announced that Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #2 has sold out at Diamond and will go back to press for a second printing with an a new second printing variant cover by Brett Booth.

The second printing will be in stores on Dec. 20.

Click on the thumbnail for a larger look at the second-printing cover.

* Cartoon Network has scheduled a re-broadcast of the Hellboy: Sword of Storms movie for Saturday, Dec. 30 at 9 p.m.

The Fantastic Four animated series, which was pulled after seven episodes, remains off the network's schedule through the end of the year.



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.

* Wednesday, November 15: Marvel Comics' Civil War one-shots, Marvel First Looks, new Nexus and The Moth and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 14: Marvel Comics for February, Boom! Studios for February, Aspen Comics for April, Devil's Due to publish Chucky comics, Nicolas Cage at Virgin Comics and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, November 13: DC Comics for February, Spider-Man: Back in Black, Marvel's February Civil War titles, Archie Comics for February, Heroes, Moonstone Books for March and Invincible Iron Man DVD.

* Sunday, November 12: Ghost Rider movie, DC Comics and Battlestar Galactica.

* Saturday, November 11: From Wizard World Texas: Ghost Rider movie, DC Comics and Top Cow, and The Simpsons.

* Friday, November 10: Aspen Comics at Wizard World Texas, Greg Horn on Ms. Marvel, Jeph Loeb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Legion of Super Heroes animation and First Looks.

* Thursday, November 9: Spider-Man 3 trailer, IDW Publishing for February, Claypool Comics for February, Image First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Incredible Hulk.

* Wednesday, November 8: Marvel First Looks, Spider-Man 3, Heroes and Bongo Comics for January.

* Tuesday, November 7: Smallville, Heroes, Marvel First Looks and Transmetropolitan trade paperbacks.

* Monday, November 6: Incredible Hulk movie, Marvel films update and First Looks.

* Sunday, November 5: Spider-Man 3, The Batman and First Looks.

* Saturday, November 4: Superman Returns video game, The Simpsons and First Looks.

* Friday, November 3: Dark Horse Comics for February, Spider-Man 3, First Looks, Superman theatrical serials and Black Panther.

* Thursday, November 2: Cartoon Network pulls Fantastic Four, Heroes, Superman II's Margot Kidder, Lois & Clark DVD, Marvel First Looks, Family Guy and The Batman's Brandon Routh.

* Wednesday, November 1: The Punisher: Extended Cut DVD, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, DC First Looks, Marvel HeroClix and DC collected editions.

* Tuesday, October 31: Iron Man DVD, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, Teen Titans and First Looks.

* Monday, October 30: Bryan Singer signs for Superman sequel, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, The Batman, Stjepan Sejic exclusive to Top Cow and Afro Samurai.

* Sunday, October 29: Legion of Super Heroes, Family Guy and Heroic Publishing's Flare Adventures.

* Saturday, October 28: Heroes, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Smallville and First Looks.

* Friday, October 27: Diamond Select Toys, Smallville, First Looks and Marvel postage stamps.

* Thursday, October 26: Onslaught Reborn, Smallville, First Looks, DC Comics trades, The Fountain, Heroic Publishing's Athem and Hellboy: Sword of Storms.

* Wednesday, October 25: Marvel First Looks, The Simpsons, Marvel Legends, Image First Looks, Vampirella and Black Panther.

* Tuesday, October 24: Marvel Legends, Black Panther, DC Comics roundup, Anita Blake, Heroes and Black Coat.

* 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.




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