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He's the man who's going to marry Reed Richards and Sue Storm -- if they can actually ever get married -- in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

And he's someone who truly understands the importance of such a wedding in the comics world. He's Brian Posehn, comedian and co-creator of Image Comics' The Last Christmas.

The Continuum caught up with him at last weekend's Wonder Con to discuss his involvement in the Fantastic Four sequel.

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For covers and five- to 10-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on March 28, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Black Panther #25, Daredevil #95 and The Immortal Iron Fist #4.

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

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Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles has released images from its upcoming busts from Spider-Man 3.

Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, the busts are all six inches tall. They are limited to 5,000 pieces each and will ship on March 28.

Here's how the busts are described:

Spider-Man 3: Spider-Man Bust: Portraying Peter Parker's arachnid alter ego, this piece captures the film's wall-crawler in his classic costume, ready to fire his webs at some unseen foe.

Spider-Man 3: Black Spider-Man Bust: This sculpture depicts Spider-Man at his darkest -- and most powerful.

Spider-Man 3: New Goblin Bust: This bust portrays the mysterious new Goblin attacking with his explosive pumpkin bombs.

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For covers and five- to eight-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on March 7, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Detective Comics #829, Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #2, Y: The Last Man #55 and Scalped #3.

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For covers and three- to five-page previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on March 7, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Highlander #5, Red Sonja #20 and Lone Ranger Director's Cut #1.


Marvel Comics on Tuesday announced that Avengers: The Initiative is now an ongoing title.

The series, by writer Dan Slott and artist Stefano Caselli, joins The Mighty Avengers and The New Avengers ­ as well as Marvel Adventures The Avengers -- as a monthly title.

"With the reader and retailer reaction to the climax of Civil War, and the general interest in precisely what comes next for Tony Stark's Fifty State Initiative, it only made sense to us to promote Avengers: The Initiative to a full ongoing series, rather than just a limited," editor Tom Brevoort said.

"The number of story possibilities set in place by the new status quo of the Marvel Universe are almost endless, and wešre sure that fans will want to experience them all along with writer Dan Slott and artist Stefano Caselli."

Avengers: The Initiative #1 will reach stores on April 4.

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Marvel Comics on Tuesday announced it is going back to press on the first three sold-out Spider-Man: Back in Black titles -- Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17, Sensational Spider-Man #35, and Spider-Man Family #1.

The second printing of Sensational Spider-Man #35 will feature an homage cover by Clayton Crain to Amazing Spider-Man #87 (shown above). It will be in stores on April 11.

The second printing cover to Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17, by Adi Granov, is a homage of the powerful interior page from Amazing Spider-Man #50. It will be in stores on April 11.

Leonard Kirk is providing a new cover for the second printing of Spider-Man Family #1 that features Spidey in his black costume, a Steve Ditko-era Spider-Man and Spider-Man J. It will be in stores on April 11.

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* Producer F.J. DeSanto has provided The Continuum a better look at Frank Miller's poster for The Spirit movie. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

* According to Marvel Comics, The Immortal Iron Fist #3 has sold out, the third consecutive issue of the series to do so.

* Overdue Media, publisher of the daily comic strip Unshelved, has hired Jim Demonakos as its senior business strategist.


In case you missed The Continuum's coverage over the past month, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Thursday, March 1: Kyle McLauchlan in Justice League: The New Frontier, Spider-Man 3, Amazing Spider-Man on Kids' WB! and The Batman.

* Wednesday, February 28: Image Comics First Looks, TwoMorrows Publishing for June, Heroic Publishing for June, Legion of Super Heroes, Avengers/Transformers and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, February 27: Spider-Man: Black in Black, Marvel movies roundup, DC Comics roundup, 300's Queen Gorgo, Phil Hester talks The Darkness, The Batman, Cartoon Network's March movies, BlueWater Productions for June, Moonstone Books for June and Battlestar Galactica.

* Monday, February 26: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider box office, and New York Comic Con: The Spirit movie panel, Hellboy animated panel, Fox Atomic Comics panel, Brian K. Vaughan panel and Jhnonen Vasquez panel.

* Sunday, February 25: From New York Comic Con: Cup O' Joe panel, DC Universe panel, Virgin Comics teams with Sci Fi Channel.

* Saturday, February 24: Justice League: The New Frontier, Smallville and from New York Comic Con -- DC Nation, Vertigo, World War Hulk and Civil War: The Initiative panels.

* Friday, February 23: 300's Gerard Butler, Justice League movie, Avatar Press for May, Marvel First Looks and Top Cow First looks.

* Thursday, February 22: The Batman, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel First Looks and Heroes.

* Wednesday, February 21: Legion of Super Heroes, Image First Looks and Marvel solicitations update.

* Tuesday, February 20: The Batman, DC Comics' Countdown, Oni Press for May, Dynamite First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, February 19: Painkiller Jane, Mark Steven Johnson talks Ghost Rider box office, Marvel First Looks, Dark Horse First Looks and Inkworks.

* Sunday, February 18: Ghost Rider box office, and Marvel and DC panels at MegaCon.

* Saturday, February 17: Ghost Rider box office, George Perez at MegaCon, First Looks and January sales.

* Friday, February 16: Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight, Dynamite Entertainment for May, The Batman and Family Guy.

* Thursday, February 15: Image Comics for May, 300, Smallville, Image Comics First Looks, Legion of Super Heroes, Archie Comics for May and Zero-G.

* Wednesday, February 14: Ghost Rider's Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes, Devil's Due Publishing for May, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Red 5 Comics.

* Tuesday, February 13: Marvel Comics for May, Lynda Carter on Smallville, Battlestar Galactica renewed, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer toys, Fallen Angel, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Action Comics and Heroes.

* Monday, February 12: DC Comics for May, Smallville's Miles Millar and Al Gough, Zack Snyder talks Watchmen movie and Legion of Super Heroes.

* Sunday, February 11: DC Comics for May preview, The Simpsons Toys and Wanted movie.

* Saturday, February 10: Battlestar Galactica, Ocean movie?, Zen's 20th anniversary and First Looks.

* Friday, February 9: Ghost Rider, Heroes, The Batman, First Looks and Smallville.

* Thursday, February 8: New seasons for Legion of Super Heroes and The Batman, Marvel Comics First Looks and Whiteout movie.

* Wednesday, February 7: 300, The Boys at Dynamite Entertainment, First Looks and World of Warcraft action figures.

* Tuesday, February 6: Dark Horse Comics for May, Aspen Comics for May, Jeff Bridges joins Iron Man movie, DC Comics First Looks, Black Panther and 300's Gerard Butler.

* Monday, February 5: Painkiller Jane, Spider-Man 3, Shawn Levy to direct The Flash, Smallville, Image Comics First Looks and Battlestar Galactica.

* Sunday, February 4: IDW Publishing for May, The Amazing Screw-On Head and Heroes.

* Saturday, February 3: Stan Lee on Heroes, Legion of Super Heroes and The Batman renewed, Smallville, The Simpsons and First Looks.

* Friday, February 2: Joss Whedon off Wonder Woman and David Goyer off Flash, The Batman's Alan Burnett, WildStorm/Vertigo collections, BlueWater Productions for May, Heroic Publishing for May and Moonstone Books for May.

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