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Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for June.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For upcoming trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.

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

* Archie Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Moonstone Books.


Top Cow Productions has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for June.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE. - More Product. More Exclusives.


Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation channel, has teamed with Marvel Entertainment for two new animated series: Iron Man: The Animated Series, a co-production with French based Method Films; and Wolverine and the X-Men, a co-production with Toonz Entertainment and First Serve International.

Both shows will premiere in the first quarter of 2009, with 26 half-hour episodes.

"Nicktoons Network is first and foremost about showcasing the most creative and unique animation there is, and this partnership with Marvel is another crucial way to super-serve our audiences with something fresh and new," said Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons Network. "The fact that these Marvel characters span books, feature films and TV speaks to their massive appeal. We hope this deal signals to the marketplace and our audience, particularly boys, that we are the home for big hits and exciting, adrenaline-fueled animation."

"Nicktoons has a reputation for delivering some of the highest quality animation programming to the youth entertainment market, and Marvel is thrilled to be joining hands with such a dynamic channel," said Eric Rollman, executive vice president, animation and television for Marvel Studios. "Marvel is uniquely positioned to bring two shows with incredible brand momentum and awareness to this partnership, and we look forward to being in business with Nicktoons to launch this programming."

Here's how Nicktoons describes Wolverine and the X-Men:

"The story begins as an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, Professor X. The beaten heroes, including Beast, Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler, walk away from it all but then they are given a rare glimpse into the future, where they see a world in utter ruin ... ruled by giant destructive robots. They discover the world has spiraled out of control because the X-Men have given up. So now the most legendary of all X-Men, Wolverine, must take the lead on the ultimate mission -- to prevent the world's destruction -- while fending off enemies Magneto and The Brotherhood."

Here's how Nicktoons describes Iron Man:

"Tony Stark, heir to a billion-dollar corporation, lives a life of luxury, free to pursue his chief interests -- seeking extreme thrills, solving scientific mysteries and creating mind-boggling inventions. But everything goes horribly wrong when a tragic accident robs Tony of his father and nearly costs him his own life. Now dependent on his own impressive technology for survival and dedicated to battling corruption, Tony must reconcile the pressure of teenage life with the duties of a Super Hero. Inside his remarkable invention, Tony Stark is geared for high-speed flight, high-tech battles and high-octane adventure! He is Iron Man."



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Buoyed by sell-outs of the first four issues of Angel: After the Fall, IDW Publishing on Tuesday announced it is expanding the stories told in this universe with special interlude issues, a new spin-off mini-series and new artists on the title.

Angel: After the Fall #6-8 begin a special three-part "stories-within-the-story" adventure, "First Night." The issues feature multiple stories featuring Angel's large cast of characters, as readers get a chance to see just how the apocalyptic fight in the alley that concluded the television series affected each character.

Angel: After the Fall #6 looks at Spike (featuring art by David Messina), Connor (art by Stephen Mooney) and Lorne (art by John Byrne).

All the stories in this issue and the next two will also feature a framing sequence featuring Betta George, illustrated by Tim Kane.

Angel: After the Fall #7, featuring a wraparound cover by Rebecca A. Wrigley and a variant cover by Mike Oeming, looks at Wesley (art by Nick Runge) and also features the surprise return of a long-absent character from the Whedonverse. The concluding "First Night" tales in #8 feature Gwen (art by Fabio Mantovani), the effect on L.A. being thrust into hell on the city's denizens (art by Kevyn Schmidt) and a heart-wrenching tale of Gunn's fate (art by Mirco Pierfederici).

Angel: After the Fall #9 picks up with the cliffhanger at the end of issue 5, and features an all-new art team, Nick Runge and Art Lyon. Angel: After the Fall #8 and #9 will ship bi-weekly in June.

Spinning out of the events of his story in First Night, Spike will be getting his own mini-series debuting in July, Spike: After the Fall, written and illustrated by the team that Joss Whedon hand-picked to handle Angel: After the Fall, Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. The four-part serie takes Spike from the events in "First Night" and explores his changing relationship with Illyria in the new city, and answers many questions, foremost of which has been "How did Spike end up taking over a certain mansion in Westwood?"

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Kids' WB! has released the first image of the Shocker from "Market Forces," Saturday's new episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"While Peter Parker resists taking on the responsibility of helping Aunt May pay the bills, Montana -- the Big Man's Enforcer -- becomes thestunning Shocker to fulfill his responsibility: eliminating the Spectacular Spider-Man."

Jeff Bennett provides the voice Shocker.

"Market Forces" was written by Andrew Robinson and directed by Dan Fausett.


Kids' WB! has released three images and a description from "In Your Dreams," this Saturday's new episode of Legion of Super Heroes.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"With the power to see the future in her dreams, Dream Girl warns the Legion of attacks by the criminal organization The Dark Circle aimed to take down the United Planets. However, Lightning Lad wonders if Dream Girl or her visions can be trusted."

"In Your Dreams was written by Stan Berkowitz and directed by Brandon Vietti.

Legion of Super Heroes conclude with a two-part episode, which is scheduled to air on Kids' WB! on consecutive Saturdays -- March 29 and April 5.

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SciFi Channel has released 10 images from "He That Believeth in Me," the Friday, April 4 episode of Battlestar Galactica.

The images show Katee Sackhoff as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Jamie Bamber as Lee "Apollo" Adama, Michael Trucco as Anders, Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin, James Callis as Gaius Balta, Tricia Helfer as Number Six, Aaron Douglas as Tyrol, Grace Park as Sharon Valerii and Rekha Sharma as Tory Foster.

The network has yet to release a description of the episode.

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* Marvel Comics on Tuesday released two preview images from its upcoming Squadron Supreme series by Howard Chaykin and Marco Turini.

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* Marvel has announced that New Exiles #3 has sold out. The publisher currently has no plans for a second printing.


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, March 13: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Aspen postpones Soulfire, Bluewater Productions First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, March 12: Incredible Hulk movie, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Moonstone Books for July and First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 11: The Spectacular Spider-Man's Ben Diskin, X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Dominic Monaghan, Legion of Super Heroes, Paramount options Harbinger, First Looks and DC Comics roundup.

* Monday, March 10: Incredible Hulk movie, First Looks, IDW's Snaked optioned and Transformers on Cinemax.

* Sunday, March 9: Dark Horse First Looks, Boom! First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Saturday, March 8: Smallville's James Marsters, Dark Horse Comics for June and First Looks. - More Product. More Exclusives.

* 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.

* 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.

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