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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008


September solicitations -- and much more!


Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for September.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.

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Marvel Comics has released the cover and two pages -- one edited -- from Guardians of the Galaxy #2.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue, which arrives in stores on Wednesday:

"As the newly formed Guardians of the Galaxy embark on a deadly mission, their only hope for success may rest with the return of a beloved Marvel hero...but just who? And why do they have Captain America's shield?"

In other Marvel news:

* The publisher has anounced a second printing for the sold-out Kick-Ass #3. The second printing will feature a new cover and will be in stores on July 16.

Including second printings, Kick-Ass has sold out five consecutive issues.

* Marvel is also going back to press with Skaar: Son Of Hulk #1 Second Printing Garney Variant and Skaar: Son Of Hulk #1 Second Printing Movie Variant. Both will be in stores on July 16.

* A second printing for Captain Britain & The MI: 13 #2 has been announced. The issue will feature Leonard Kirk's interior art on the cover and be in stores on July 16.

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Top Cow Productions has announced that artist Jorge Lucas, who worked on last year's Pilot Season: Ripclaw, will come on board for a guest stint on The Darkness starting with Augusts #7.

"Jorge's art has a dark edge to it that depicts some of the seamier sides of Jackie's life perfectly,˛ said Phil Hester, who writes The Darkness. "It's a nice thematic shift too, because we're taking a break from Jackie at the height of his strength as depicted by Michael Broussard's lush, powerful work and contrasting it with Jackie at a low ebb as depicted by Jorge's dark, graphic style. It's a blessing to have both guys at the book's disposal."

"I'm looking forward to working on The Darkness because he is my favorite Top Cow character,˛ said Lucas, who remembers reading The Darkness issues in Spanish in Argentina, where he still makes his home. "I like the horror genre a lot, and the darker the character, the better. Jackie Estacado is a soul tortured by his demons, a cursed being, and I love this about him."

Lucas and Hester have already started working together and are finding the process very smooth. "Phil is a great designer, and his scripts are so descriptive," said Lucas, whose other previous credits include Hulk Vs. Fin Fang Foom, Mystique, and Iron Man. "Plus, he supplies thumbnails, which are a great help!"

Lucas' stint kicks off in The Darkness #7 with Jackie encountering a pair of witches after the conclusion of the events in the "Empire" story arc. In #8, Jackie runs into an old nemesis, and there's a particular sequence in that issue that Hester points out Lucas was perfect to draw.

"I donšt think anyone could have handled the hog-lot shootout in issue #8 quite as well," Hester said. "You have to see it to believe it. We're all going to hell for that one."

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DC Comics on Tuesday afternoon announced that All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder #11 and #12 will both be resolicited.

DC did not offer new release dates for the issue.

All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder #10 is scheduled to be in stores on July 16.

In other DC news:

* A short story scheduled to appear in House of Mystery #3 with art by Bernie Wrightson now will appear in a future issue of House of Mystery to be determined.

House of Mystery #3 will now feature a short story with art by Sean Murphy.

* The release of Legion of Super Heroes #43 has been pushed back a week to July 2.

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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.

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* Superman Doomsday, the film that kicked off Warner Bros. Animation's current series of PG-13 animated movies, will premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, July 12 at 9 p.m.

The film, loosely based on the "Death of Superman" comics story, was released on DVD last September. It stars the voices of Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche and James Marsters

To read a roundtable interview with Superman Doomsday producer Bruce Timm, CLICK HERE.

* Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica's "Revelations" episode which capped the first half of the show's last season, scored big ratings, according to the network.

The one-hour episode scored a 1.4 Household rating, 1.8 million total viewers, 1.2 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49.

* Hancock's Jason Bateman will be a guest on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday.


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, June 12: The Incredible Hulk, the Middleman, Bluewater Productions' Vincent Price comics, Ultimate Origins and Red movie.

* Wednesday, June 11: The Middleman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Oni Press' Local.

* Tuesday, June 10: The Incredible Hulk's William Hurt, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Archer & Armstrong.

* Monday, June 9: The Spirit's Eva Mendes, Viper Comics' horror imprint, The Incredible Hulk, Top Cow Productions First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, June 8: The Middleman and First Looks.

* Saturday, June 7: Wanted's Angelina Jolie, The Middleman, Spawn, Boom! Studios First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Fear Itself.

* Friday, June 6: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* Thursday, June 5: Dark Horse Comics for September, Batman Gotham Knight's Josh Olson and Top Cow's Starfall.

* 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.

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