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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008

CHASSIS TO BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS

Bluewater Productions has picked up the comic-book rights to Hurricane Entertainment's Chassis, which was previously published at Image Comics.

Chassis, due later this year, will be written by co-creator William OšNeill and drawn by French artist Juan Chavarriga.

"We welcome Chassis to the Bluewater family with open arms," said Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Productions. "I have been a fan of this title from the beginning and have always wanted to be a part of it and this is the perfect time for both Hurricane and Bluewater."

Here how's the book is described:

"Rocket car racing, also known as the Aero-run, is the world's most popular sport. It's a high stakes spectacle of speed and peril where flying rocket cars race at brake-neck speeds around hairpin turns and gut-wrenching drops. Its drivers are legendary, but the money and power behind the sport is deeply corrupt. Chassis, the 17-year-old daughter of Charles Foster McBain, one of the Aero-run founders, desperately wants to be a rocket racer but her father won't allow it. Partly due to the dangers of the sport, but mostly because of the nefarious gangsters and corporate thugs who control it. So the brash young girl, with the help of her robotic mechanic and best friend, SLIC, devises a plan to enter the race under an alias in hopes to prove to her father she's up to the challenge. But Chassis' daring decision only leads to more danger for her, her friends, and her father!"

"William and I are thrilled to have Chassis rocket on over to Bluewater Productions," said Hurricane Entertainment's CEO Jan Utstein-O'Neill. "We've watched Darren Davis' Bluewater grow into a burgeoning premiere company. With his eye for quality and story, as seen in his new line of books, we feel this is a perfect place to re-launch of our flagship title.

"Even though this will be the first time that Bluewater has taken on a Hurricane Property it feels like a family reunion. We've known Darren Davis since his days at WildStorm. Even back then Darren was a fan and a staunch supporter of our red-headed racer. He went out of his way to help us land our very first big studio DVD advertisement, a really big deal for Chassis when she was but a small indie book."

William O'Neill said he is looking forward to introducing Chassis to new readers in addition to entertaining previous readers.

"It's been a few years since we've released a new Chassis story, so I thought this would be a golden opportunity to reboot the series and start fresh," he said. "One of the more exciting changes for me is the new rocket car designs. The new cars will be based on concept art done exclusively for Hurricane by Star Wars: Episode III art director and illustrator Ryan Church."

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DARK HORSE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and three-page previews of upcoming Dark Horse Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Evil Dead #2, The Goon #21, The Deadlander #2, Grendel: Behold the Devil #4 and The Scream #4.

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS CONTRIBUTE TO MAD MAGAZINE

DC Comics on Tuesday announced that 10 Pulitzer Prize winners are contributing to MAD #487.

The concept of assembling such an esteemed group of cartoonists to work on a singular article was hatched by MAD Art Director Sam Viviano. "I frequently suffer delusions of grandeur,˛ he said, "so the idea came very naturally to me."

Each of the award-winning cartoonists was invited to illustrate one-panel in "Why George W. Bush Is In Favor of Global Warning," a satire focusing on the Bush administration's environmental policies -- or lack thereof.

The article was written by veteran MAD Jacob Lambert.

The complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners who contributed includes:

* Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Pulitzer Prize 2002

* Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, Pulitzer Prize 1998

* Matt Davies, Journal News, Pulitzer Prize 2004

* Jack Higgins, Chicago Sun-Times, Pulitzer Prize 1989

* Dick Locher, Chicago Tribune, Pulitzer Prize 1983

* Jim Morin, Miami Herald, Pulitzer Prize 1996

* Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News, Pulitzer Prize 1981

* Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader, Pulitzer Prize 2000

* Michael Ramirez, Investor's Business Daily, Pulitzer Prize 1994

* Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman, Pulitzer Prize 1982

MAD #487 will be in stores on Feb. 20.

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MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and three- to four-page previews of upcoming Marvel Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Ultimates 3 #1 Black & White Variant and Young Avengers Presents #2.

For covers and four- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 6, CLICK HERE.

For covers and five-page previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 6, CLICK HERE.

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APRIL SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Big City Comics.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Digital Webbing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Markosia Publishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.

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BRIEFLY

* TMNT comes to HBO in March. Air dates and times include Saturday, March 8 at 3 p.m.; Tuesday, March 11 at 6:25 a.m. and Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 a.m.

* DC Comics has scheduled Countdown to Mystery #6 for a March 5 release, two weeks after its original solicited date.



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.

* Thursday, January 31: X-Men: Legacy, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Middleman on ABC Family, Moonstone Books for May and Bluewater Productions First Looks.

* Wednesday, January 30: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Bluewater Productions teams with Legend Films, First Looks and Markosia Publishing for April.

* Tuesday, January 29: The Spectacular Spider-Man's Tricia Helfer, The Batman, DC Comics roundup, The Simpsons, Antarctic Press for April, Arcana Studio for April, Marvel Comics First Looks and Dynamic Entertainment First Looks.

* Monday, January 28: Smallville, Boom! Studios for April, Ape Entertainment for April, Red 5 First Looks, Dark Horse First Looks, Marvel First Looks and DC First Looks.

* Sunday, January 27: Dynamite Entertainment for April, Avatar Press for April, Aspen Comics for April, Dabel Brothers Productions for April, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, January 26: Family Guy, Desperado Publishing for April and Big City Comics for April.

* Friday, January 25: Marvel First Looks, The Simpsons, Image First Looks, Marvel/WGA deal, Digital Webbing for April, New Exiles, Dabel Brothers' Mercedes Thompson and Marvel/Soleil deal.

* Thursday, January 24: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, X-Force, Devil's Due Publishing for April, Bongo Comics for April, Oni Press for April and Meet the Spartans.

* Wednesday, January 23: X-Men: Divided We Stand solicitations, Red 5 Comics for April, Smallville, Bluewater Productions' 2008 titles, The Stranded, First Looks and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Tuesday, January 22: The Dark Knight's Heath Ledger dies, DC Comics for April, Marvel Comics for April, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Archie Comics for April, Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and Boom Studios' Cthulhu Tales.

* Monday, January 21: IDW Publishing for April, Turok: Son of Stone, The Spectacular Spider-Man, First Looks and Cinemax's Month of 300.

* 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.

* 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.

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