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The first trailer for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will be attached with Night at the Museum, which reaches theaters on Dec. 22.

Look for the trailer to be available that same day on Apple's web site.

In other Fantastic Four news:

* According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Ralph Winter has extended his deal with studio into 2008. Winter produced all three X-Men films, both Fantastic Four movies and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.

No word yet if Winter will be involved with the Wolverine solo film.

* The first reveal of the Silver Sufer will happen before the trailer, probably in USA TODAY, where Fox has revealed several images before on Fantastic Four, X-Men and Daredevil.


Marvel Comics on Friday released the cover, variant cover and a two-page spread from Astonishing X-Men #19, which begins "Unstoppable," the final art by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.

Each issue of the "Unstoppable" arc will feature 50/50 covers by Cassaday, with one cover of each issue featuring an iconic shot of a different Astonishing team member. Astonishing X-Men #19's variant features a visorless Cyclops.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"After the shocking events of 'Torn,' the X-Men, along with Ord and Danger, have been transported to Breakworld; the very world that Colossus is prophesized to destroy. Will everyone make it back to Earth? Even if they manage to return, nothing will ever be the same."

The issue is due in stores on Dec. 27. Click on the thumbnails above for larger images.

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DC Comics on Friday announced that part four of the "Last Son" storyline, written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner and illustrated by Adam Kubert, has been moved from January's Action Comics #847 to March's #848.

Action Comics #847 will feature a new story written by Dwayne McDuffie and illustrated by Renato Guedes.

Here's how DC describes the story:

"With Metropolis under siege from General Zod and the villainous hordes of the Phantom Zone, Clark Kent's friends and family watch in horror as Superman heads into danger against the greatest odds of his career!"

Action Comics #848, which will now be the 3-D issue, will in be in stores on March 28.


* Marvel Comics on Friday announced that C.B. Cebulski is writing two mini-series, Spider-Man Fairy Tales and Avengers Fairy Tales, for next year.

"We've got Spider-Man Fairy Tales coming up in May," said editor Molly Lazer. łThat's being written by C.B. Cebulski, who did X-Men Fairy Tales. We're doing a Little Red Riding Hood issue, which I don't think will be what people expect in regards to who's cast as what character and what we're trying to say using the Little Red Riding Hood story. Ric Tercio is going to be doing the artwork for that. It'll be his first Marvel work.

We'll be doing a story based on Japanese myths and ghost stories. We're doing a story based on the African tale of the trickster, Anansi, the spider. And we came up with a neat idea for a Cinderella story that also won't be what people are going to expect. It's exciting."

* Image Comics on Thursday announced that The Walking Dead #33 has sold out within 24 hours of release. A second printing is planned for early next month.

"Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard really pushed the envelope with this issue," said Eric Stephenson, Image's executive director. "It's terrifying, it's challenging, and what's so great about The Walking Dead is you never know what's going to happen next. From brutal action to desperate romance to powerful commentary on the human condition, anything can happen in The Walking Dead."

* After Hours Press has announced Matty Tow as the new artist of Impossible Tales #2, due this month.

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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, December 3: Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, December 2: Ghost Rider press event and Smallville.

* Friday, December 1: Ghost Rider press event, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Thursday, November 30: Marvel First Looks, Justice League Unlimited/The Batman DVDs, The Guardian Line First Looks and Stan Lee.

* Wednesday, November 29: Mark Steven Johnson talks HBO's Preacher, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks, Kyle Baker and Red Sonja.

* Tuesday, November 28: Image First Looks, Painkiller Jane TV series, Batmobile Hot Wheel and Battlestar Galactica.

* Monday, November 27: New Avengers, Mid-Ohio Marvel panel, Mid-Ohio The Guardian Line panel, Mid-Ohio Feedback panel and DC Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, November 26: From Mid-Ohio-Con -- Ultimate X-Men's Yanick Paquette and Spider-Man's Sean McKeever.

* Saturday, November 25: From Mid-Ohio-Con -- Michael Avon Oeming, Devil's Due's Family Guy and Adam Hughes.

* Friday, November 24: Ghost Rider's Mark Steven Johnson, Archie First Looks and Yancy Butler.

* Thursday, November 23: Spider-Man 3, Image Comics First Looks, Captain America: The End and Hellshock.

* Wednesday, November 22: Spider-Man 3, Marvel Comics First Looks and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, November 21: Heroes, First Looks, The Batman and Hunter-Killer.

* Monday, November 20: Image Comics for February, Marvel First Looks, Mike Allred's Madman at Image, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Chris Evans, Smallville, David Wohl to write Se7en: Pride, Dynamite First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Sunday, November 19: Sarah Douglas talks Donner's Superman II, First Looks and Battlestar Galactica.

* Saturday, November 18: Top Cow for February, Bluewater First Looks, Battlestar Galactica and Dynamite sell-outs.

* Friday, November 17: October sales, Steve Epting talks Captain America, The Batman, First Look, Marvel press conference: Monte Cook and Magician: Apprentice.

* Thursday, November 16: Devil's Due Publishing for February, Action Comics #844 second printing, Legion of Super Heroes and First Looks.

* 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.

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