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Although the character was created long before Heroes, the media has been comparing Sci Fi's Painkiller Jane to the NBC series -- and specifically the healing cheerleader character, Claire.

Gil Grant, executive producer/showrunner of Painkiller Jane, said the shows are "completely different."

"First of all, Jane is a central character in the series, where I understand the cheerleader isn't," Grant said. "Everything is seen through her eyes. It's a completely different view.

"And she feels pain. She not only gets hurt, she obviously doesn't die, but she feel pain. It is what it is. I feel we have a completely different series in terms of tone and story telling. We go after a Nuero of the week. It's not a multi-storied series. It's completely different. Hopefully, wešll be as successful."

Painkiller Jane star Kristanna Loken doesn't see any influence of Heroes on Painkiller Jane.

"I havenšt seen the show yet," she said of Heroes. "There's always going to be another concept out there that's like yours. So if you buy into the opinion about something else, you're lessening the truth in the activity that you are doing. So just by doing my best job in my role is all that I can talk about. You know what I mean?"

Grant took a similar stance with Heroes.

"I can only do what I can do. I can only create what I create," he said. "I'm not sure it's going to be influenced by it. It happened to be one of those confluences of circumstances that happened. I have no control over it. It's a very popular show and God bless them, it's great. But it really doesnšt have any relation to me, to us or what we're doing."

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300 continued to show longevity, placing third at the box office over the weekend.

In its fourth week of release, 300 brought in an estmated $11.2 million, pushing its total to $179.7 million.

Blades of Glory was first over the weekend with $33.0 million, followed by Meet the Robinsons at $25.0 million.

Last weekend's box office champion, TMNT, slipped to fourth place with $9.1 million, pushing its total to $38.4 million.

Ghost Rider fell out of the top 15 and is now at $114.1 million.

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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.

* Tuesday, March 27: Virgin Comics for June, Marshall Rogers dies and First Looks.

* Monday, March 26: BlueWater Productions for July, Heroic Publishing for July, Moonstone Books for July, First Looks, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man's Todd Nauck and Avatar Press' Black Summer.

* Sunday, March 25: BlueWater Productions' Isis, TMNT tops weekend box office, First Looks and AC Ccomics for June. Save up to 75% off your new comics!

* Saturday, March 24: TMNT, Marvel First Looks and After Shock Comics for June.

* Friday, March 23: Dark Horse First Looks, Archie First Looks and The Simpsons.

* Thursday, March 22: Image Comics for June, Dynamite Entertainment for June, Marvel Comics First Looks, Spider-Man 3, Battlestar Galactica and Spider-Man: Back in Black.

* Wednesday, March 21: Wolverine and the X-Men, Image Comics First Looks, Fox's Them, Markosia Publishing for June, Dynamite's Zorro and The New Adventures of Superman on DVD.

* Tuesday, March 20: Marvel Comics for June, Marvel Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics second printings, Dynamite gets Terminator 2, Archie Comics for June, Wanted movie, The New Adventures of Batman on DVD, Witchblade anime, Green Hornet movie, Dynamite First Looks, Image's Armory Wars and V for Vendetta.

* Monday, March 19: DC Comics for June, 300 tops box office and from Wizard World Los Angeles -- Doug Jones, Heroes panel, KISS Comics panel and Man of Action panel.

* Sunday, March 18: IDW Publishing panel at Wizard World Los Angeles and Marvel First Looks.

* Saturday, March 17: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- X-Men panel, Aspen panel, DC Universe panel and IDW collects Terry and the Pirates.

* Friday, March 16: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- Mondo Marvel panel, DC Nation panel and Top Cow panel; Spider-Man 3, Avatar Press for June, Top Cow First Looks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mighty Avengers and X-Men: The Last Stand.

* Thursday, March 15: IDW Publishing for June Devil's Due Publishing for June, Aspen Comics for June and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, March 14: Painkiller Jane's Kristanna Loken, Image Comics First Looks, IDW Publishing's Simmons Comics Group, Oni Press' First in Space and Image's Dynamo 5.

* Tuesday, March 13: Painkiller Jane episodes, Marvel First Looks, 300 sets IMAX records, WildStorm's horror titles, TMNT, Desperado to self-publish and Marvel second printings.

* Monday, March 12: Smallville, Anita Blake and First Looks.

* Sunday, March 11: 300 sets box office record and Archie First Looks.

* Saturday, March 10: Dark Horse Comics for June and 300.

* Friday, March 9: Smallville, Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Dark Knight and The Boys at Dynamite.

* Thursday, March 8: Fallen Son: Death of Captain America titles, Marvel First Looks, Family Guy and Ape Entertainment's new anthology.

* Wednesday, March 7: Mattel's Super Friends, Legion of Super Heroes, 300 and Image First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 6: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Marvel First Looks, Spider-Man 3 busts, DC First Looks, Dynamite First Looks, Avengers: The Initiative and Spider-Man: Back in Black.

* Monday, March 5: Wonder Con -- 300 panel, DC Universe panel and Boom! Studios panel.

* Sunday, March 4: Wonder Con -- Spider-Man 3 and Superman Doomsday.

* Saturday, March 3: Wonder Con -- DC Nation panel, Marvel First Looks and Smallville.

* Friday, March 2: Marvel First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks and Legion of Super Heroes.

* 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.

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