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Just before midnight, Watchmen director Zack Snyder released the first images of characters from next year's film on his movie blog.

Snyder's statment:

"Here we are, officially one year and counting until the release of Watchmen on 03.06.09. Being a fan that follows production blogs, I know that the time a film is in post can often seem like an eternity with interesting bits of information few and far between. So to help pass the time, here is your first look at some of the Watchmen characters."

Shown are Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake / The Comedian, Malin Ackerman as Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre, Jackie Earle Haley as Walter Kovacs / Rorschach. Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias and Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl.

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In conjunction with the debut of a new trailer, Universal Pictures on Wednesday released 11 stills from the upcoming Wanted movie.

The two-minute, 10-second trailer spotlights Angelina Jolie in an early action scene, as well as the development of James McAvoy's Wesley.

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For coverage from the recent Wanted panel at WonderCon, CLICK HERE.


Robert Englund, who guest-stars in Saturday's series premiere of The Spectacular Spider-Man on Kids' WB!, said his voice for Vulture came organically from looking at the early designs of the character prior to the cast's first recording session.

"They gave us test drawings when we first came to record, and I used that for my inspiration, my basis for the choice of Vulture's voice," Englund said. "I sort of screech -- he is a large bird, after all. Mostly I've been doing a lot of screaming as Vulture because, as fans know, he flies -- and most of the time I'm chasing Spider-Man across the sky.˛

The series premiere, "Survival of the Fittest," airs Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a second episode at 10:30 a.m.

Englund, forever linked as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, previously voiced The Riddler on The Batman.

Englund worked with The Spectacular Spider-Man voice director Jamie Thomason and producer Greg Weisman to further craft Vulture's personality and particular vocal inflections. In Saturday's episode, Vulture seeks revenge against Norman Osborn.

"So far Išve been conversational, and wešve spent some time finding Vulture's sense of humor," Englund said. "He's older and a little frustrated, because he feels he's just as good as the other villains. He actually has a bit of pomposity about him -- so he can be a smart-ass at times with a one-liner here and there. It's really coming out more as the season progresses -- I've only just begun to explore that. I think ultimately I'd like to put in a little bit of Clifton Webb -- there's a bit of his kind of wit."

Englund finds Spider-Man's ensemble recording sessions appealing.

"Jamie is a great voice director -- he's very funny, and he keeps it all nice and loose, which is important because there's usually a lot of us around," Englund said. "This is a huge cast -- for every episode -- and that makes it more fun for everyone. We all get to participate and work off each other. It's wonderful to finally work with some of these actors -- like Peter MacNicol. I've been a fan of his since he did Dragonslayer. Peter really gets into it."

Look for a feature on Crispin Freeman, the voice of Electro, soon here in The Continuum.

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

Titles include Witchblade #116 from Image Comics and Power Pack: Day One #1 from Marvel Comics.

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12 Gauge Comics has announced a May 14 release from Image Comics for The Safest Place, an original graphic novel by writers Steven Grant and Victor Riches and artist Tom Mandrake.

"Producing our first original graphic novel has been quite an undertaking, but the payoff has been worth the effort," said 12 Gauge president Keven Gardner. "We knew this had to be a home run, and the creative team really answered the call. Išm very proud to say that all 112 pages of the novel have been delivered to the printer and look fantastic!˛

Here's how 12 Gauge describes the book:

"The Safest Place follows war photographer Matthew Castle, who suffered a brutal event in his past that closed him off emotionally, but granted him a special gift: He cannot feel physical pain.

"Allied with a beautiful, but secretive news reporter, Matthew uses his unique ability to track down the kidnapped daughter of a wealthy San Francisco family. His daring journey leads him to the Sudan, where a brutal showdown with the girl's sadistic father pushes Matthew to the brink. Forced to confront his past, not only is the kidnapped child's safety at stake, but Matthewšs sanity as well."

"This was a unique opportunity for me to experiment with a tough, gritty, black-and-white style," Mandrake said. "I'm very excited about both the project and the results!"

The book will cost $12.99.

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

* Archie Comics.

* Big City Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Digital Webbing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Markosia Pubishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Comics.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.


* Marvel Comics has released Brandon Peterson's variant cover for Young X-Men #1. The issue will be in stores on April 2.

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* Marvel also announced that Thor #6 has sold out. No second printing is planned.


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, March 1: The Batman, Legion of Super Heroes, Smallville, Marvel First Looks, Boom! First Looks, DC First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Friday, February 29: Smallville, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, DC First Looks, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Viper Comics for May.

* Thursday, February 28: Justice League: The New Frontier's Phil Morris, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Red 5 Comics First Looks and Radical Comics for May.

* Wednesday, February 27: Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Comics press conference, Marvel First Looks, The Simpsons, Batman: Gotham Knight and Digital Webbing for May. Free Shipping from!

* Tuesday, February 26: Oni Press for May, Markosia Publishing for May, DC Comics roundup, First Looks and Red 5's Atomic Robo.

* Monday, February 25: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Boom! Studios for May, Smallville and DC First Looks.

* Sunday, February 24: From WonderCon: Iron Man movie and WildStorm Productions, plus: First Looks and Red 5 Comics for May.

* Saturday, February 23: From WonderCon, DCU panel, Aspen Comics panel, Wanted presentation, DC Nation panel, Astro City panel and Terry Dodson panel, plus: IDW Publishing for May and Dabel Brothers for May.

* Friday, February 22: Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Devil's Due Pop and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Thursday, February 21: Bongo Comics for May, Columbia Pictures options The Boys, Dark Horse Firsts and Archie Firsts.

* Wednesday, February 20: Image Comics for May, Justice League: The New Frontier's David Boreanaz, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Smallville and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, February 19: X-Men Origins: Wolverine casting, Marvel Comics for February, DC Comics for February, Top Cow Pilot Season winners, First Looks and Marvel's Secret Invasion.

* Monday, February 18: Archie Comics for May, Painkiller Jane on DVD, Incredible Hulk toys and Fantastic Four.

* Sunday, February 17: Moonstone Books for June, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Knight Rider and First Looks.

* Saturday, February 16: Justice League: The New Frontier's Jeremy Sisto, Knight Rider's Justin Bruening, First Looks, Marvel Second Printings and Hasbro's Marvel toys.

* Friday, February 15: Top Cow Productions for May, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks and Knight Rider.

* Thursday, February 14: Justice League: The New Frontier's Brooke Shields, Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff, First Looks and Family Guy.

* Wednesday, February 13: Dark Horse Comics for May, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, First Looks, Hasbro's 2008 highlights and Bluewater Productions' Pistolfist.

* Tuesday, February 12: The Batman, The Simpsons, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and First Looks.

* Monday, February 11: Steve Gerber dies, Marvel Comics roundup, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Sunday, February 10: The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gnome.

* Saturday, February 9: Bluewater Productions for June and First Looks.

* Friday, February 8: Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks, Battlestar Galactica and Iron Man movie.

* Thursday, February 7: Family Guy, The Simpsons, Captain America and First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 6: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Marvel Comics roundup, NBC's Knight Rider and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, February 5: Chassis to Bluewater Productions, Dark Horse First Looks, MAD Magazine and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, February 4: The Batman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, First Looks, Archie Comics' Mayhem and Ben 10: Alien Force.

* Sunday, February 3: Iron Man and First Looks.

* Saturday, February 2: Smallville, The Spectacular Spider-Man and First Looks.

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