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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007

COMING FRIDAY

Marvel First Looks -- and more!

THE DARK KNIGHT, WHITEOUT SYNOPSES

Warner Bros. has released synopses for The Dark Knight and Whiteout movies, noting that Whiteout will be a third quarter release.

Warner has also announced a new trailer for The Dark Knight that will be released online Monday.

Here's how the studio describes The Dark Knight, which arrives in theaters on July 18:

"Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in The Dark Knight. The film reunites Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime...until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace -- Batman's most personal and vicious enemy yet -- he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes."

Here's how the studio describes Whiteout:

"After two years stationed at Antarctica's South Pole research base, lone U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is as anxious as anyone to be going home. She's turned in her resignation and is counting the hours and minutes to the last plane out. But three days before departure, a body turns up on the ice and Carrie is immediately thrust into Antarctica's first murder investigation. As the death toll mounts, the mystery deepens with shifting loyalties, deadly whiteouts, and a relentless killer who will stop at nothing to protect a secret buried for over sixty years. Now with everyone around her packing up and getting out, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into six months of darkness and she is stranded with the killer on a land where nothing comes in and no one gets out."

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I AM LEGEND'S ALICE BRAGA

The Continuum continues its coverage of I Am Legend with a feature story on Alice Braga, who plays Anna, a survivor who comes to the rescue of Will Smith's Robert Neville.

To read the feature story, CLICK HERE.

Look for more on I Am Legend on Friday here in The Continuum.

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DC COMICS TRADE PAPERBACKS

DC Comics on Thursday released a list of trade paperbacks to be released in July and August.

For the rundown, with titles, creators, page counts and prices, CLICK HERE.

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FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four- to six-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Angel: After the Fall #2 from IDW Publishing and The Circle #2 and Witchblade #112 from Image Comics.

Look for more First Looks later on Thursday here in The Continuum.

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ONI PRESS' JUMPER: JUMPSCARS

Oni Press has released a 22-page preview of Jumper: Jumpscars, a 104-page graphic novel scheduled for Feb. 13. The book is tied to the theatrical release of Jumper, the movie starring Hayden Christiansen, Rachel Bilson, and Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Doug Liman.

Jumper tells the story of David Rice, a young man who discovers he has the ability to teleport himself distances both near and far with nothing more than a thought. David's powers aren't just a blessing though -- they also happen to put him in the sights of the Paladins, an ancient order dedicated to eliminating the genetic aberrations they deem too dangerous to exist in our world. Jumpscars looks back over twenty years as a new Paladin must deal with the perils of the job while honing her skills under one of the Paladins' top operatives -- the mysterious Roland (portrayed in the film by Jackson).

"When we first started discussing the possibility of Jumper comics with the fine folks at New Regency and Fox, one of the things that struck us most was the epic nature of the project and the vast scope the filmmakers had planned for the movie," said Oni Press publisher Joseph Nozemack. "The world that was being built around these characters was so well-realized and the mythology so interesting that other stories about this conflict would be plentiful and add to what the filmmakers were building."

The graphic novel is written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, with art by Brian Hurtt.

"There's the whole world that they've created, and there are corners of it that we were excited to flesh out," DeFilippis said. "We see Paladins in the film, but we don't see how hard their job is."

"We wanted to create a really personal story, but one that fits perfectly into this larger world," added Weir. "We wanted to show you this war from the ground level. What is it like to be swept up in this conflict? How does a Paladin get started and what is it like to have to do they things they have to do?"

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FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously published solicitations for February, click on the publishers' names below.

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Arcana Studio.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* Image Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Markosia Publishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Mirage Studios.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

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BRIEFLY

* Fox has released a promotional image from "Most Adequate Christmas Ever," Sunday's new episode of American Dad.

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* Marvel Comics' Exiles #100 will now be 72 pages, instead of 64 as originally solicited.

* Astonshing X-Men #24 will now be in stores on Jan. 23.



COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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.

* Saturday, December 8: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and First Looks.

* Friday, December 7: Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, December 6: Punisher War Zone, The Batman, First Looks and The Darkness. PokeOrder.com, World's Largest Trading Card Store

* Wednesday, December 5: Wanted on June 27, I Am Legend, Marvel press conference: Dan Slott, Smallville, Swamp Thing, Doctor Who and First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 4: The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Batman, Smallville, 10th Muse optioned, Dabel Brothers roundup and First Look.

* Monday, December 3: Heroes, Hulk, BlueWater Productions for March, Moonstone Books for March, First Looks, Alex Simmons at Archie Comics and Image Comics' Gutwrencher.

* Sunday, December 2: Heroes' Kristen Bell and First Looks.

* Saturday, December 1: Devil's Due Publishing for February, Archie First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Friday, November 30: Marvel First Looks, Legion of Super Heroes, Ape Entertainment for February and Fantastic Four animated.

* Thursday, November 29: Dynamite Entertainment for February, The Simpsons, Antarctic Press for February, First Looks, Kids' WB! in December and DC Comics second printings.

* Wednesday, November 28: Marvel press conference: Brian Michael Bendis, Legion of Super Heroes, Smallville, Avatar Press for February, Oni Press for February, Markosia Publishing for February and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 27: Justice League: The New Frontier, Blade: The Series DVD, DC Comics roundup, Marvel First Looks, Boom! Studios for February, Aspen Comics for February, Arcana Studio for February and Punisher: War Zone movie.

* Monday, November 26: Marvel First Looks, Hulk, Smallville, DC First Looks, IDW Publishing for February, Desperado Publishing for February and Red 5 Comics for February.

* Sunday, November 25: Teen Titans and Mirage Studios for February.

* Saturday, November 24: Groo panel at Mid-Ohio-Con, Bongo Comics for February and First Looks.

* Friday, November 23: Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons and First Looks.

* Thursday, November 22: Comics movies on television and Image Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, November 21: First Looks and Smallville.

* Tuesday, November 20: Marvel Comics for February and Image Comics for February.

* Monday, November 19: DC Comics for February, Smallville's Laura Vandervoort, Heroes and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Sunday, November 18: From Wizard World Texas -- Scott Porter on Justice League movie, Smallville's Laura Vandervoort, Top Cow panel, DC Universe panel and Ethan Van Sciver panel.

* Saturday, November 17: The Spirit's Deborah Del Prete, Marvel First Looks and from Wizard World Texas: Greg Pak and DC Nation.

* Friday, November 16: Marvel First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks, Bionic Woman and Legion of Super Heroes.

* Thursday, November 15: The Spirit's Gabriel Macht, Image First Looks and Transformers animated movie.

* Wednesday, November 14: The Spirit's Frank Miller, Legion of Super Heroes and First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 13: Top Cow Productions for February, Brian Reed, First Looks and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.




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