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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five- to seven-page previews of upcoming Top Cow Productions titles, CLICK HERE .

Titles include Madame Mirage #1 and Witchblade Takeru Manga #5.



MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five-page previews of upcoming Marvel Comics titles, CLICK HERE .

Titles include Daredevil #98 and Anita Blake - Vampire Hunter: The First Death #1.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on June 13, CLICK HERE .

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ASPEN COMICS PHILADELPHIA EXCLUSIVES

Aspen Comics has provided The Continuum a look at its exclusives for Wizard World Philadelphia next week.

They include:

* Iron and the Maiden #0, limited to 3,000 copies.

* Wizard World Philadelphia Soulfire: New World Order Beginnings #1 issue, limited to 2,500 copies, and offering an original tale and a sneak peek at the New World Order series.

* Aspen Comics Exclusive World War Hulk #1, featuring a cover by by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, and limited to 5,000 copies.

* Fathom: Kiani #2 Wizard World incentive, available for advance ticket holders.

*An exclusive Fathom: Killian's Vessel #1 will be given to Wizard World VIP ticket holders.

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SPIDER-MAN 3 ROUNDUP

IMAX and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced that Spider-Man 3 has grossed more than $20 million worldwide since premiering on May 3 in the IMAX format.

Spider-Man 3 reached the $20-million milestone faster than any other 2D digitally re-mastered IMAX release, between its opening on May 3 and June 3.

Spider-Man 3 is currently playing on 84 domestic IMAX screens and 34 international IMAX screens, the largest opening in IMAX's 40-year history. The film's overall worldwide box office total is now more than $844 million, making Spider-Man 3 the highest grossing film in the Spider-Man franchise and the highest grossing movie in Sony Pictures' history.

"We're very impressed by the box office success of Spider-Man 3 in IMAX venues," said Rory Bruer, President, Domestic Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing. "The IMAX release clearly has been well-received by Spider-Man fans, and we anticipate they will continue to fill theatres around the world to experience Spider-Man 3 in a unique and compelling way."

In other Spider-Man 3 news:

* The film brought in $0.7 million on Tuesday, pushing its domestic total to $319.8 million.

* According to a source, a likely fourth installment in the franchise won't be in theaters any earlier than 2010.

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INCREDIBLE HULK DVD

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced a July 17 release for The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season on DVD.

The five-disc set collects 22 episodes from the CBS series, that starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.

The collection includes an Emmy Award-winning performance from Mariette Hartley in the "Married" episode. Other guest-stars during the season included Gerald McRaney, Sally Kirkland, Brion James, Pat Morita, Shelly Fabares, Dana Elcar, Mako, Fred Ward, Sherman Helmsley, Kim Cattrall and Markie Post.

The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season features a new on-camera interview with Kenneth Johnson, producer, director and writer, and creator of the series. Johnson also provides exclusive commentary for Season Two's two-part opening episode, "Married," plus a special preview episode from Season Three.

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AUGUST SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted August solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* Fangoria Comics.

* Heroic Publishing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Mirage Studios.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Platinum Studios.

* TwoMorrows Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.

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BRIEFLY

* Warner Bros. has provided The Continuum a first look at the teaser one-sheet for I Am Legend, the film that stars Will Smith and will be in theaters in December.

The teaser for the film, directed by Constantine's Francis Lawrence and based on the novel by Richard Matheson, will go live on apple.com on Thursday night.

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* Jim Shooter, has written a new Harbinger story for the upcoming Valiant Entertainment hardcover collection, Harbinger: The Beginning. The hardcover collects the full Harbinger origin story (Harbinger #0-7) for the first time, and includes a new "Origin of Harada² story by Jim Shooter that features the first appearance of a new key Valiant character!

Harbinger #0-7 have been digitally recolored and remastered, and the new "Origin of Harada" story features art by former Valiant creator Bob Hall.

The 192-page book will be in stores on August 29 and will cost $24.95.

* Warner Home Video has announced a Sept. 18 release for Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series on DVD. The two-disc set collects all 22 episodes of the animated series based on the Archie Comics property.

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* According to Variety, producer Tom DeSanto has secured the film and television rights to City of Heroes.

* Hachette Book Group's newly established imprint Yen Press has announced a November release for The World of Quest graphic novel by Jason Kruse. The property is becoming an animated series on Kids' WB! this fall.



COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

* Friday, June 2: Marvel Comics First Looks and Heroic Publishing First Looks.

* Friday, June 1: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Battlestar Galactica, World War Hulk, X-Men's Endangered Species, Archie Comics First Looks, Platinum Studios for August and Speed Racer.

* Thursday, May 31: The Dark Knight, Image Comics First Looks, Mattel's Summer Exclusives, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics December Collected Editions and Dynamite Entertainment for August.

* Wednesday, May 30: Smallville, The Flash, Top Cow First Looks, Freshmen II, Marvel Comics First Looks, Teen Titans, Fangoria Comics for August and DC Collected Editions for November.

* Tuesday, May 29: Cartoon Network's Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Don Payne, The Dark Knight, Painkiller Jane, Marvel First Looks, Avatar Press for August, BlueWater Productions for September, Moonstone Books for September, Heroic Publishing for September and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Monday, May 28: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Oni Press for August and First Looks.

* Sunday, May 27: Spider-Man 3 and Incredible Hulk movie.

* Saturday, May 26: First Looks and Dark Horse's Elfquest busts.

* Friday, May 25: Marvel First Looks and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

* Thursday, May 24: Image Comics for June, Image First Looks, Sci Fi's Flash Gordon and DC Comics collections.

* Wednesday, May 23: Top Cow Productions for August, Legion of Super Heroes DVD, BlueWater Productions First Looks and Spider-Man 3.

* Tuesday, May 22: Marvel Comics for August, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Devil's Due Publishing for August.

* Monday, May 21: DC Comics for August, IDW Publishing for August, Archie Comics for August, Aspen Comics for August, First Looks and April sales.

* Sunday, May 20: DC Comics for August preview and Spider-Man 3.

* Saturday, May 19: Spider-Man 3 and DC First Looks.

* Friday, May 18: New Avengers #31, Digital Webbing for August and First Looks.

* Thursday, May 17: Smallville, Thor, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Tomb Raider and The Dark Knight.

* Wednesday, May 16: Doctor Strange movie, The Spirit movie, 300 DVD, Dark Horse First Looks, Top Cow First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, May 15: Smallville, Super Bad James Dynomite movie, Incredible Hulk and First Looks.

* Monday, May 14: Aspen Comics' Iron and the Maiden, Heroes: Origins, Painkiller Jane, First Looks and Image Comics' PX! Book One.

* Sunday, May 13: Heroes, Spider-Man 3, Cinemax for July, Avatar Press' 2001 Maniacs.

* Saturday, May 12: Spider-Man 3 box office, Devil's Due First Looks, Dark Horse First Looks.




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