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Kids' WB! has provided The Continuum a first look at artwork from its upcoming The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series.

The series originally had the working title of Amazing Spider-Man, and the official announcement of the "Spectacular" title came the same week Marvel Comics announced the reduction of its Spider-Man ongoing titles to just Amazing.

Spectacular Spider-Man was a title that ran for more than 200 issues.

"The use of the 'Spectacular' title is an homage to Marvel's wildly popular series of Spider-Man comics, and is very reflective of the enthusiasm and high regard we have for the production," said Betsy McGowen said, Kids' WB! senior vice presdient and general manager. "This promises to be a stand-out animated series that will perfectly complement both Sony Entertainment's box office-shattering films and the amped-up action on Kids" WB! every Saturday."

Here's how the network describes the show:

"The new animated series -- slated to premiere on Kids' WB! in early 2008 -- picks up the world-renowned web-slingeršs mythology at the beginning of his herošs journey as a not-so-typical 16-year-old with new-found powers engaging the multi-leveled pressures of teenage life while combating bigger, badder super-villains in the real world."

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Sci Fi Channel has released images of the 10 contestants for its second season of Who Wants To Be A Superhero?, the reality series hosted by Stan Lee.

The second season, from Nash Entertainment and Lee's POW! Entertainment., begins on Thursday, July 26 at 9 p.m (ET/PT).

The season will have eight episodes -- two more than the first season. The winner will be featured in a Dark Horse Comics book by Lee and as an action figure from Shocker Toys.

"I never thought anything could be more of a blast than writing stories about superheroes," Lee said. "I was wrong! Appearing on Who Wants To Be A Superhero? has been one of the most exciting, fun-filled experiences ever! Imagine, instead of looking at panels of costumed cavorters on a page, I'm looking at them and talking to them and reacting with them in real life! And the tremendous feedback from fans via letters, e-mails and blogs is half the fun!"

Contestants chosen from auditions around the country are:

* Basura (aka Aja De Coudreaux / Oakland) enlists the help of all bugs everywhere and uses her mystical powers to turn trash into treasures.

* Braid (aka Crystal Clark / Bloomington, Ill.) makes herself any age, race, or gender and can turn her hair into crime-busting tentacles.

* The Defuser (aka Jarrett Crippen / Austin, Texas) is an expert paramilitary superhero who uses non-violent weaponry to stop villains. He has the unique ability to function at 110 percent.

* Hygena (aka Melody Mooney / Sherman Oaks, Calif.) fights crime and grime making weapons from all types of cleaning utensils.

* Hyper-Strike (aka John Stork / Plainfield, Vt. and Chicago) is a martial arts expert with super strength and agility and he can project his Chi (life force) through his hands.

* Mindset (aka Phillip Allen / Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) is a telekinetic time traveler on a mission to end all war. Originally named Omnicron, Mindset is the viewers' choice on the show winning his place by Internet voters earlier this year.

* Mr. Mitzvah (aka "Sir Ivan" Wilzig / Miami, Fla. and New York City) is a real-life Bruce Wayne who lives in a castle, this multi-millionaire's mission, under the guise of Mr. Mitzvah, is to save the lives of children.

* Ms. Limelight (aka Trisha Paytas / Byron, Ill. and Los Angeles) is a captivating blonde caped-crusader absorbs the powers of action stars on TV and in movies.

* Parthenon (aka Dan Williams / Orlando, Fla.) is an archaeologist who gets his mystical powers from an ancient gauntlet he discovered in Greece

* Whip-Snap (aka Paula Thomas / Dallas and Los Angeles), raised in Texas, this superhero has a mastery of the whip and if her bare skin touches a villain that villain is turned into sand.

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For covers and five- to eight-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on June 27, CLICK HERE .

Titles include Black Panther #28, Daredevil #98, Fantastic Four #547, X-Men: First Class #1, Silver Surfer Requiem #2, Spider-Man Fairy Tales #2, Ultimate Fantastic Four #43, World War Hulk: Front Line #1, World War Hulk: X-Men #1, X-Factor #20, Immortal Iron Fist #6, Thunderbolts #115 and Wolverine: Origins #15.

For covers and four- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores in July and August, CLICK HERE .

Titles include Annihilation: Conquest -- Wraith #1, World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1, Ultimate X-Men #84, Annihilation: Conquest -- Quasar #1 and Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1.


For covers and five-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on June 27, CLICK HERE .

Titles include The Walking Dead #38, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #3, Invincible #43 and The Weird World of Jack Staff King-Size Special #1.


* ADV Films announced that it has acquired exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for Xenosaga, the sci-fi anime based on the PlayStation 2 game series.


* Friday, June 15: From Wizard World Philadelphia: Spider-Man: One More Day panel, Mondo Marvel panel and DC Countdown panel. Plus: May sales, The Dark Knight costume, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Top Cow's Pilot season and Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, June 14: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Image First Looks, Marvel First Looks and TwoMorrows Publishing for September.

* Wednesday, June 13: Marvel First Looks, Spider-Man animated and Witchblade.

* Tuesday, June 12: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four animated, Archie's Halloween comics and First Looks.

* Monday, June 11: Dark Horse Comics for September, Smallville and Image First Looks.

* Sunday, June 10: BlueWater's Sinbad and Marvel First Looks.

* Saturday, June 9: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and First Looks.

* Friday, June 8: Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Thursday, June 7: Top Cow First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Aspen Convention Exclusives, Spider-Man 3 and Incredible Hulk DVD.

* Wednesday, June 6: Flash Gordon, Painkiller Jane, Marvel First Looks and TMNT on DVD.

* Tuesday, June 5: Dynamite First Looks, Image First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Marvel's The Order.

* Monday, June 4: Dark Horse First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Sunday, June 3: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and First Looks.

* Saturday, 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.

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