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The Spectacular Spider-Man, First Looks -- and more!


With The Incredible Hulk trailer debuting on Wednesday, Universal Pictures provided The Continuum 16 new images from the film.

The trailer and images provide the first look at the Hulk, as well as the Abomination.

Here's how Universal describes the film:

"The Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.

Living in the shadows -- cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) -- Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.

"As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk's creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as The Abomination (Tim Roth), whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk's own. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice: accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or find heroism in the creature he holds inside -- The Incredible Hulk."

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Greg Weisman, producer of Kids' WB!'s The Spectacular Spider-Man, told The Continuum he is dipping deep into the history of the character for the series.

"One thing that we take some pride in is that we haven't created a single original character," Weisman told The Continuum. "We've got 26 episodes at vary stages of development, ranging from complete to premise-approved. We've got a cast literally of hundreds, and not one of those is original. They all came from somewhere in the Spider-Man canon.

"Because that canon is so rich, if I want a drama teacher, why would I make up a drama teacher when I can get St. John Deveraux? Granted an obscure character that a lot of fans wouldn't remember of heard of, but at least two or three will have."

Weisman said the one character he could not use was Kingpin, whose rights are connected with the Daredevil franchise, even though he was part of MTV's Spider-Man series.

Look for more from Weisman soon here in The Continuum.

In other Spectacular Spider-Man news:

* Culver Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment are partnering with Toys R Us for a promotion on Sunday, March 16.

At the 589 Toys R Us outlets, those who buy any Spider-Man toy will received a Spectacular Spider-Man lenticular mask that changes from the classic red suited Spidey to black suited Spidey.

* Kids' WB! has released the first image of Lizard from Saturday's new episode, "Natural Selection." Click on the image above for a larger image.

* Look for the first Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus fight in the show's eighth episode.

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Moonstone Books has released its solicitations for July.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

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For covers and five-page previews of upcoming titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include The 99 #6 from Teshkeel Comics; and Logan #2 and Cable #2 from Marvel Comics.


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 cover images to Secret Invasion #1, due in stores on April 2. The covers are by Gabrielle Dell'Otto, Leinil Francis Yu and Steve McNiven.

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* According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has acquired the feature-film rights to Monster Zoo, the upcoming graphic novel by Douglas TenNapel that will be published in May by Image Comics.

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will be among the producers.

* Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum a new teaser image from Young X-Men #1, on sale on April 2.

The image was accompanied by the tag line: "The Return Of Old Friend...Or New Enemies?"

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* Top Cow's June Pilot Season titles will be Genius, by Marc Bernadin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson; and Alibi, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Jeremy Haun.


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.

* Friday, March 7: Heroes' Eriko Tamura, The Spectacular Spider-Man's Crispin Freeman and Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, March 6: Watchmen, Wanted, The Spectacular Spider-Man, First Looks and Image Comics' The Safest Place.

* Wednesday, March 5: The Spectacular Spider-Man's Victor Cook and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 4: Smallville, World of Quest, Bluewater Productions for July, Marvel Comics roundup, DC Comics roundup, IDW's BlueDream imprint and First Looks. StarWarsShop.com - More Product. More Exclusives.

* Monday, March 3: Iron Man's Jon Favreau, The Spectacular Spider-Man, NBC's Fear Itself, First Looks and Image's Pretty, Baby, Machine.

* Sunday, March 2: Devil's Due Publishing for May and Dark Horse First Looks.

* 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.

* 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.

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