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April solicitations -- and more!


For covers and six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 30, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Avengers: The Initiative #9, Captain America: The Chosen #6, Daredevil #104, Fantastic Four #553, House of M: Avengers #4, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #32, Mighty Avengers #8, Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker #12, Spider-Man: With Great Power... #1, Ultimate Spider-Man #118, Ultimate Spider-Man #90, What If? Spider-Man vs. Wolverine, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #5 and The Zombie: Simon Garth #3.

Look for many more First Looks this weekend here in The Continuum.

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Fox has released a video preview of the guest appearance of MTV's Kurt Loder from "That 90's Show" episode of The Simpsons.

Here's how Fox describes the episode, scheduled to air on Sunday:

"When Bart and Lisa discover Marge's diploma from Springfield University, Marge reveals that she had attended the university back when she and Homer had first started dating. In a flash back, Homer gives up his dreams of becoming a musician and takes a job at his father's laser tag warehouse to support Marge attending Springfield University. However, when Marge finds herself attracted to an offbeat professor named Professor August, Homer decides he has had enough of Marge¹s wandering eye. Homer instead focuses his emotions on his music, inventing a new sound called 'grunge.'

"As Marge continues to date the pretentious professor, Homer becomes the hottest grunge artist around, as evidenced by Weird Al's parody of his music. But when Marge sees a special news report on MTV with Kurt Loder announcing that Homer's band, Sadgasm, has broken up and that Homer is holed-up in a mansion hopelessly addicted to drugs, Marge must choose between her new life and her old love."

For the video preview, CLICK HERE.

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For covers and four- to five-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 30, CLICK HERE.

Titles include The Circle #3 and Suburban Glamour #3.


Marvel Studios and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced on Friday that they have reached an interim comprehensive agreement that will put writers immediately back to work on the Marvel Studios development slate.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We're very excited about our summer releases, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, and look forward to resuming work with writers on our future projects including Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, and The Avengers," said Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel.

"Marvel Studios' signing of an interim agreement with the Writers Guild is more good news for our membership," said WGAE president Michael Winship and WGAW president Patric M. Verrone. "Marvel is committed to fairly compensating their writers and now they can move forward with their planned production schedule."

The WGA recently entered into interim agreements with The Weinstein Company, United Artists, Lionsgate, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

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Digital Webbing has released its solicitations for April.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

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

* Archie Comics.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.


Marvel Comics on Friday announced that New Exiles #1 has sold out at Diamond.

Marvel is going back to press with New Exiles #1 Second Printing Variant, featuring the interior art of Tom Grummett on a new cover. It is scheduled for a Feb. 27 release.

Marvel also announced a Feb. 27 release for New Exiles #0, reprinting key stories from Exiles #100 and Exiles: Days Of Then & Now, plus other bonus material.

The special provides a look into key moments from the Exiles¹ past and sets the stage for a major story that will rock their world -- and multiple universes -- in 2008. It will cost $4.99.

Click on the thumbnails above for covers for the second printing of New Exiles #1, New Exiles #0 and New Exiles #2.


The Dabel Brothers on Friday announced they have signed with paranormal fantasy writer Patricia Briggs to bring the world of her Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson books to comics.

Mercedes Thompson: Homecoming is a four-issue mini-series and slated for the second half of 2008. The series will be collected in hardcover and distributed by Del Rey in 2009.

Here's how the publisher describes the concept:

"Mercedes 'Mercy' Thompson is a Volkswagen mechanic. She¹s also a coyote shapeshifter, an observer of the supernatural community, but not part of it: the perfect intermediary between the things that go bump in the night . . . and the things that bump back."

The comic-book series will be a prequel to the novels. According to Briggs, the comics will focus Mercedes fresh out of college when she's offered a job as a mechanic. . . by a 9-year-old boy.

"My first exposure to werewolves goes back to the old Marvel comic Werewolf by Night, which I read when I was still in grade school," Briggs said. "The image of the werewolf as a good guy, a tormented hero who could be dangerous to anyone around him, stuck with me all these years and manifested itself in the Mercedes Thompson series. To have Mercedes and her world become comics is almost karmic -- having the Dabel Brothers producing them is nothing less than fabulous good luck."


Marvel Comics on Friday announced it is teaming with French comic publisher Soleil to publish some of Europe's most popular comics in English for the first time.

Some of Soleil's most popular releases, such as Sky Doll, Universal War One, Samurai and Le Fleau Des Dieux, make their English language debuts beginning in May. The first release will be Sky Doll #1, a socio-political thriller in which a young android must decide her destiny by challenging the very government -- and faith -- that has controlled her life.

"Marvel's proud to bring Soleil's innovative stories to new audiences," said Dan Buckley, Marvel president of publishing. "These books represent some of the world's top talent telling cutting-edge stories in a variety of genres, demonstrating the power of the comic medium."

"At a time when French comics need to reach new markets, I am very proud to bring the iconic heroes of the Soleil catalogue to the publishing adventure of Marvel in the USA," said said Mourad Boudjellal, founder and CEO of Soleil / MC Productions. "Leader of the American comic book entertainment, Marvel is a very powerful symbol of our medium built on innovation and entrepreneurship, two of my most treasured values."

Soleil is producing more than 250 new books per year and keeps expanding in other worldwide markets. Over the years, the company has positioned itself as both a leader in the fantasy genre and a major force in the European comic book market.

Lanfeust, Soleil's flagship fantasy title, has sold more than 5 million books since 1994.

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* Summer Glau, who plays Cameron in Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, will be appearing at Wizard World Los Angeles on Saturday, March 15. An autograph signing and a panel are planned as part of the appearance.


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.

* Sunday, January 20: Justice League of America and First Looks.

* Saturday, January 19: Smallville's Black Canary and First Looks.

* Friday, January 18: Flash Gordon, Fantastic Four, Marvel First Looks, Transformers Animated, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Image First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Thursday, January 17: Image Comics for April, Top Cow Productions for April, Viper Comics for April, Smallville, Dabel Brothers' Wild Cards and Marvel First Looks. Valentine Costumes & Party Supplies

* Wednesday, January 16: Justice League movie on hold, Jeph Loeb press conference, Dark Horse First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Flash Gordon and The Spirit.

* Tuesday, January 15: The Simpsons, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Blade: The Series, Archiblad Saves Easter and First Looks.

* Monday, January 14: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Iron Man movie, Smallville, Perhapanauts and First Looks.

* Sunday, January 13: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Image Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, January 12: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and First Looks.

* Friday, January 11: Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Thursday, January 10: Bluewater Productions for May, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, IDW Publishing's children's division and Boomerang for February.

* Wednesday, January 9: Dark Horse Comics for April and First Looks.

* Tuesday, January 8: Incredible Hercules, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, World of Warcraft and The Blackbeard Legacy.

* Monday, January 7: X-Men: Legacy, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Boom! Studios First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Sunday, January 6: Dark Horse First Looks.

* Saturday, January 5: First Looks and Zenescope's new Sinbad title.

* Friday, January 4: Marvel First Looks and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Thursday, January 3: Whiteout, DC Comics second printings, Red 5 First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Top Cow's First Born: Aftermath and NBM for 2008.

* Wednesday, January 2: IDW Publishing's Star Trek plans, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dark Horse First Looks, Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, January 1: Incredible Hercules and First Looks.

* Monday, December 31: Sonic X and Iron Man movie.

* Sunday, December 30: Bluewater Productions for April and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Saturday, December 29: Image First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Friday, December 28: The Incredible Hulk, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Thursday, December 27: Devil's Due Publishing for March, Antarctic Press for March, SLG Pubishing for March, Archie Comics First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 26: Dynamite Entertainment for March, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles, DC Comics roundup, Dynamite Entertaiment for March, IDW Publishing First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 25: Family Guy, Markosia Publishing for March and First Looks.

* Monday, December 24: Boom! Studios for March, Desperado Pubishing for March, Ape Entertaiment for March and Arcana Studio for March.

* Sunday, December 23: Red 5 Comics for March and Digital Webbing for March.

* Saturday, December 22: The Simpsons, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Oni Press for March, Aspen Comics for March and First Looks.

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