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Warner Home Video followed its announcement of a Witchblade DVD set on Wednesday with another comics-inspired collection, Birds of Prey.

WHV will release Birds of Prey: The Complete Series on July 29. The four-disc set will include all 13 episodes from the 2002 series as well as new bonus features.

The series -- featuring Ashley Scott as Huntress, Dina Meyer as Oracle and Rachel Skarsten as Dinah-- averaged 7.6 million viewers per week and was the largest audience in the 18-34 demographic for The WB at that time.

Here's how the show is described:

"While the world was sleeping at night, the Birds of Prey flock together to fight crime on the streets of New Gotham City. Several years after the city was abandoned by Batman, the awesome threesome of Huntress, Oracle (and Dinah was formed. Huntress is the daughter of Batman and Catwoman and can smell danger from miles away. Dinah has the gift of clairvoyance and Oracle leads the team through her cyber experience, despite being wheelchair bound by the Joker. During the course of the show, the girls are often confronted with schemes masterminded by Dr. Quinzel, but always prevail and beat him at his own game."

"The Birds of Prey continues the legacy of Batman in an action-packed show with a trio of female heroines that are adored by fans," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV Marketing, "We are delighted to finally release Birds of Prey: The Complete Series for the very loyal fan base and a new generation of comics lovers."

Bonus features will include the Gotham Girls animated shorts.


NBC on Wednesday announced that Knight Rider will become a weekly series beginning next season.

As part of its plans for the next year, NBC also announced the mini-series XIII, based on the European graphic novel series recently translated into English by Dabel Brothers/Marvel Comics.

The Knight Rider series, spinning out of the Feb. 17 movie starring Justin Bruening, will air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., with encores airing on Saturdays at 9 p.m. through the fall.

The Knight Rider movie in February scored the highest 18-49 rating for any movie on any network in nearly three years.

The series continues the 1980s franchise that starred David Hasselhoff.

Here's how NBC describes Knight Rider:

"As the sequel resumes, KITT is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body -- thanks to its creator's work and nanotechnology -- is capable of actually shifting shape and color. It is the ultimate car -- and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it."

The series will also star Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Bruce Davison. David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gary Scott Thompson are executive producers, with David Andron as supervising producer and writer.

XIII will star Val Kilmer, who played Batman in Batman Forever and was the voice of KITT in the Knight Rider movie, and Stephen Dorff, who played Deacon Frost in Blade.

Here's how NBC describes the project:

"This adrenaline-charged mini-series begins dramatically as the first female U.S. President is shot dead by a sniper during her Veteran's Day speech. Three months later, a wounded man is found tattered in a forest with no memory of his identity. The only clue is a tattoo on his neck, 'XIII.' Could his lightning-fast reflexes and killer instincts betray him as the presidential assassin that the U.S. is desperately searching for? Submerged in a far-reaching conspiracy, which threatens to overthrow the entire government, XIII's identity becomes the key to unraveling a complex and dangerous secret that will shock and excite."

XIII is produced by Prodigy Pictures and Cipango.

As part of its plans for the next year, NBC also announced Heroes will return to its Monday 9 p.m. time period for its third season.

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Titles include The Darkness #3 from Image Comics and Lazarus: Immortal Coils #1.

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Image Comics has announced a July release for Howard Chaykin's America Flagg! hardcover, commemorating the series' 25th anniversary.

"This hardcover goes well beyond my wildest initial expectations," Chaykin said. "The past few years consisted of remastering and restoring every line of every panel on every page to ensure this is the best edition possible. I have been extremely fortunate to have both Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment working hard on this hardcover, and they have made me, as a creator of one of my most personal works, as happy as possible."

Here's how Image describes the book:

"In American Flagg!'s dystopian future, America and its corporations have fled the Earth for the relative safety of Mars. Their abandoned planet has been ravaged by war and a recently fired television star, Reuben Flagg, becomes its reluctant champion."

The series' first 14 issues will be collected in the hardcover, designed by Chip Kidd. It will feature contain Chaykin's never-before-seen sketchbook, a new, 12-page story written and illustrated by Chaykin, an introduction by Michael Chabon and afterword by Jim Lee.

The first softcover volume of American Flagg! (collecting issues #1-6 and the new story) will arrive in September, with the second volume (#7-14) arriving in winter.

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Big City Comics .

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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* Warner Home Video has relased the box art for Batman: Gotham Knight, the direct-to-DVD movie reaching stores on July 9.

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* According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Stiller will produce and possibly star in The Return of King Doug, the DreamWorks adaptation of the upcoming Oni Press graphic novel.

* Marvel Comics has announced an April 23 release for Iron Man/Hulk, a free book that highlights upcoming projects for both characters.

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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 28: Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* Thursday, March 27: The Batman, Teen Titans, Dark Horse First Looks, Radical Publishing for June and Arcana Studio for June.

* Wednesday, March 26: Dynamite Entertainment for June, Antarctic Press for June, Desperado Publishing for June, First Looks and Image Comics' Aletheia. - More Product. More Exclusives.

* Tuesday, March 25: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Legion of Super Heroes, Hugh Jackman at Virgin Comics, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Zenescope Entertainment for June and Battlestar Galactica.

* Monday, March 24: Battlestar Galactica: "Six of One," Avatar Press for June, Red 5 Comics for June, Dabel Brothers Productions for June, First Looks, Image Comics' War Heroes and

* Sunday, March 23: Boom! Studios for June, Big City Comics for June, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, March 22: Marvel First Looks, Viper Comics for June and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer on HBO.

* Friday, March 21: Devil's Due Publishing for June and Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, March 20: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Y: The Last Man movie, Batman Gotham Knight voices, Oni Press for June, First Looks and The Incredible Hulk video game.

* Wednesday, March 19: Image Comics for June, Bongo Comics for June, IDW's Transformers: All Hail Megatron, SciFi Channel's new projects, First Looks and Transformers: Animated in April.

* Tuesday, March 18: Marvel Comics for June, Top Cow Productions for June, Marvel Comics First Looks, IDW Publishing's Angel plans, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Legion of Super Heroes and Battlestar Galactica.

* Monday, March 17: DC Comics for June, IDW Publishing for June, Archie Comics for June, Sgt. Rock movie and Marvel Studios/FX deal.

* Sunday, March 16: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- Mondo Marvel and Avatar Press panels; and DC First Looks.

* Saturday, March 15: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- Secret Invasion, X-Men, DC Universe, Lou Ferrigno and Aspen Comics panels.

* Friday, March 14: From Wizard World Los Angeles -- Cup O' Jeph, Spider-Man, DC Nation and Arthur Suydam panels; Universal/Dark Horse deal, Marvel First Looks and Image First Looks.

* 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.

* 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.

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