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MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008


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Viper Comics on Monday announced the launch of its new imprint, a horror-based line of comics and graphic novels entitled Black Mamba Books.

The imprintwill launch with the release of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! in October. A special advance edition of the first issue which will be available at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 24-27.

Here's how Viper describes the book:

"Not since the super-secret invasion of Canada (if we told you, we'd have to kill you) has military operative Mason Dixon faced such a grave challenge. They're red. They're high in lycopene. They are most certainly lethal...and they are among us. Dixon and his team of highly trained specialists are all that stand between us and The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!"

A ne film adaptation of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! is being developed by M. Dal Walton III's Second Wind Entertainment, with the creative forces behind the internet phenomenon "Ask A Ninja," Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, to adapt the property for the big screen and Nichols to make his feature film directorial debut. The Black Mamba Books comic book is being adapted from the original film by Dale Mettam with artwork by Erich Owen.

Viper is also in negotiations with Tony Todd, Christa Campbell, The Frog Brothers' Jamison Newlander and Corey Feldman to bring their original horror stories to Black Mamba Books.


The world premiere of The Incredible Hulk movie was held Sunday at Sunday at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.

Representing the film were director Louis Leterrier; cast members Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, Christina Cabot, Peter Mensah, Lou Ferrigno and William Hurt; producers Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd, Kevin Feige; screenwriter Zak Penn; and executive producers Stan Lee, David Maisel and Jim Van Wyck.

Also at the event was Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

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In other Hulk news:

* Sci Fi Channel is showing a block on the live-action television series through 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Monday's episodes are from the show's first season.

* Burger King's promotion with the film begins on Monday. Toys include Hulk-Out, Power Flex Hulk, Spike Up Abomination, Mirror Morph Hulk, Dumpster Toss Abomination and Hulk Smash.

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Lionsgate has provided The Continuum the new poster image from The Spirit.

The poster features Eva Mendes as Sand Saref.

"A week or so into shoot, I realized she had created her own Sand Saref and I was along for the ride," writer/director Frank Miller said about Mendes at the recent New York Comic Con.

Lionsgate will promote both of its December comics-based films, The Spirit and Punisher: War Zone, at Comic-Con International next month.

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For covers and six- to eight-page previews of Top Cow Productions titles arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

Titles include The Magdalena/Daredevil and Pilot Season: Lady Pendragon #1.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Boom! Studios titles arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

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For covers and four- to five-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Tiny Titans #5, Ex Machina #37, DC/WildStorm: Dreamwar #3, Green Arrow/Black Canary #9, The Programme #12, The New Dynamix #4 and Chuck #1.

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For covers a six-page preview of Dynamite Entertaiment's Red Sonja, arriving in stores on June 11, CLICK HERE.

Look for more Dynamite news soon here in The Continuum.

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Big City Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Bros. Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Digital Webbing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Platinum Studios.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.

* Zenescope Entertainment.



* Fox has set Monday, Sept. 8 as the Season 2 premiere date for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

The season premieres of The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy and American Dad will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.

* Wanted's James McAvoy will be a guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, June 19.

* Archie Comics has announced that September's Betty & Veronica Spectacular #85 and Tales from Riverdale Digest #30 will both be Halloween-themed issues.

Betty & Veronica Spectacular #85, by Dan Parent, featuers "An Axe to Grind," where Betty and Veronica stage a scray movie festival. Archie, Jughead and Reggie try to crash the party.

Tales from Riverdale Digest #30 features "For Monsters Only," by George Gladir and Fernando Ruiz. Archie and Jughead stumble into a Halloween party where the guests are not in costume but might be actual monsters.



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.

* Wednesday, June 4: Secret Invasion tie-ins, Wanted, Smallville, The Incredible Hulk, Image Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and IDW Publishing's Andy Schmidt.

* Tuesday, June 3: The Incredible Hulk's Liv Tyler, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Image Comics Firs Looks, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Fear Itself and World of Quest.

* Monday, June 2: Garth Ennis and First Looks.

* Sunday, June 1: Devil's Due Publishing for August and Desperado Publishing.

* Saturday, May 31: From Wizard World Philadelphia -- Marvel's Cup O' Joe, Aspen Comics, Secret Invasion and Dynamite Entertainment panels; Plus -- Antaractic Press for August, The Spectacular Spider-Man and First Looks.

* Friday, May 30: From Wizard World Philadelphia -- Spider-Man, Mondo Marvel and DC Nation panels; Also -- Batman Gotham Knight, The Incredible Hulk and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, May 29: The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton, G.I. Joe at IDW Publishing, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Digital Webbing for August and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 28: American Gladiators/Hulk, Zenescope Entertainment for August, Radical Publishing for August, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Fear Itself and World of Quest.

* Tuesday, May 27: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Avatar Press for August, Boom! Studios for August, Platinum Studios for August and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Monday, May 26: Dynamite Entertainment for August, Oni Press for August, Dabel Bros. Productions for August, Red 5 Comics for August and Transformers: Animated.

* Sunday, May 25: First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and Fear Itself.

* Saturday, May 24: The Middleman, Heroes, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Arcana Studio for September.

* Friday, May 23: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Viper Comics for August and Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

* Thursday, May 22: Batman Gotham Knight, Battlestar Galactica, The Middleman, Big City Comics for August, Aspen Comics for August and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 21: Bongo Comics for August, Bluewater Productions First Looks, Marvel Comics roundup, Iron Man box office and DC Direct's Watchmen.

* Tuesday, May 20: Marvel Comics for August and Dark Horse First Looks.

* Monday, May 19: DC Comics for August, IDW Publishing for August, Archie Comics for August, NBC's Fear Itself, Punisher: War Zone, Top Cow First Looks and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Sunday, May 18: Iron Man, The Cleveland Show and First Look.

* Saturday, May 17: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Witchblade movie and DC Comics First Looks.

* Friday, May 16: Top Cow Productions for August, Image Comics for August, Marvel Comics First Looks and World of Quest.

* Thursday, May 15: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Fox's 2008-2009 lineup, The Middleman's Natalie Morales, Image Comics First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 14: Incredible Hulk's Tim Roth, Batman Gotham Knight's Kevin Conroy, Battlestar Galactica, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Smallville, Archie Comics First Looks and The Dark Tower.

* Tuesday, May 13: The Middleman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Zen: Intergalactic Ninja, Devil's Due/Capcom titles, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Image Comics' The Roberts and Watchmen.

* Monday, May 12: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Wtichblade movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Bluewater Productions for September, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks, Archie's Katy Keen Special and Marvel Comics roundup.

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