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The Continuum continues its daily coverage of The Dark Knight with an audio video with Aaron Eckhart, who plays Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE.

In other Dark Knight news:

* John Caglione Jr. described how he applied the makeup for Heath Ledger's Joker: "Heath would scrunch up his face in specific expressions, raising his forehead and squinting his eyes, and I would paint on the white over his facial contortions. This technique created textures and expressions that just painting the face a flat white would not.

"Then I used black make-up around Heath's eyes while he held them closed very tight, which created consistent facial textures. After the black was on, I sprayed water over his eyes, and he would squeeze his eyes and shake his head, and all that black drippy, smudgy stuff would happen."

* Eckhart will be a guest on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Friday, July 18.

* Look for more on The Dark Knight on Thursday here in The Continuum.

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Universal Pictures has released 42 pictures from Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which opens in theaters on Friday, July 11.

Although some of the images have been previoiusly released, they are all presented here.

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In other Hellboy news:

* Selma Blair, who returns as Liz Sherman, will be a guest on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Monday, July 9.

* Carl's Jr./Hardee's is currently offering cups based on the film.

* Look for news from the Hellboy junket soon here in The Continuum.



ABC Family has provided The Continuum a description and five images from "The Boy-Band Superfan Interrogation," the Monday, July 21 episode of The Middleman.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"The Middleman and Wendy learn that there is more than just good looks and marginal talent behind a boy-band.

"As little warp holes are popping up throughout the city, Wendy and The Middleman are on the hunt for the culprit. Their search soon leads them to a foul-mouthed, boy-band obsessed 14-year-old who is more than she seems. Realizing that this little girl is actually an alien warrior sent to prevent an exiled alien dictator and his generals, who are posing as a world famous boy-band named Varsity Fanclub, from returning to their home plant and wreaking havoc, The Middleman and Wendy step aside.

"But when they find out that if the little girl's plan to stop the boy-band succeeds, their loyal sidekick Ida becomes toast, they can't just wait idly by. Can The Middleman and Wendy stop Varsity Fanclub from warping back to their home planet with their curiously catchy tunes and slick dance moves without destroying Ida?"

The boy-band members are played by Bobby Edner, David Brandt, Thomas Fiss, Drew Richard and Jayk Purdy.

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For covers and two- to seven-page previews of titles arriving in stores on July 10, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Sonic the Hedgehog #190, Archie's Double Digest #190 and Archie & Friends #121.

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NBC has released a description and 11 images from "Eater," Thursday's new episode of Fear Itself.

Here's how NBC describes the episode:

"A rookie cop (Elisabeth Moss) must spend her first night in the precinct watching over a serial killer, coined 'The Eater' (Stephen R. Hart). When her fellow cops start acting bizarre, she quickly learns that no one is who they seem."

The episode was directed by Re-Animator's Stuart Gordon and was written by Cemetery Dance Magazine publisher and editor Richard Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech.

Russell Hornsby, Pablo Schreiber and Stephen Lee also star.

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

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big City Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios .

* Dabel Brothers Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Viper Comics.

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* Hasbro has announced that it is updating the Millennium Falcon for the first time since 1979 for the new Star Wars Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon, due in stores on July 26 with a price of $149.99.

The new version includes electronic lights and sounds, and is approximately 30 percent percent larger than the original version of the toy and will accommodate 18 action figures.

The toy will have its public debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 23-28.

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* Zenescope Entertainment has announced that artist J. Scott Campbell has completed a cover for Beyond Wonderland #1, which debuts at Comic-Con in San Diego.

David Finch also provided a cover for the issue, which kicks off the sequel to Return To Wonderland.

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* Image Comics has announced that Erik Larsen is stepping down from his position as publisher and will be replaced by executive director Eric Stephenson, effective immediately.

"Being the publisher has been a blast, but it's long past time I put my focus on what matters most to me - creating new comics," Larsen said. "We accomplished the goals I set out for the company, and it's long past time for me to go back to doing what I do best. Even more so, I feel Eric deserves the position as he's completely instrumental in our company's recent success. It's an honor to hand him the reins."

Stephenson's background with Image goes back to the inception, as Jim Valentino's assistant. He later went on to work as the managing editor of Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios before returning to Image as director of marketing in 2001. Stephenson became executive director in 2004.

"Even after over 16 years of working with Image off and on, I'm more excited about the company now than I've ever been," Stephenson said. "The unprecedented variety of creators, genres and formats we've been publishing really reflects what I love so much about this medium, and I'm looking forward to carrying on and growing upon this tradition."

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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, June 27: From Wizard World Chicago: Ultimate Universe panel, Mondo Marvel panel, DC Nation panel and Vertigo panel; plus -- The Dark Knight and Marvel First Looks.

* Thursday, June 26: Wanted's James McAvoy and Image Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, June 25: Boom! Studios for September, Dynamite Entertainment for September, Marvel Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

* Tuesday, June 24: The Middleman, Aspen Comics for September, Wanted and First Looks.

* Monday, June 23: Wanted's Common, Uncanny X-Men, Image Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Radical Publishing for September and Big City Comics for September. Incredible Hulk

* Sunday, June 22: Oni Press for September, Viper Comics for September, The Incredible Hulk and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

* Saturday, June 21: Smallville's Allison Mack, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Virgin Comics First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks, Dabel Brothers Productions for September and Fear Itself.

* Friday, June 20: Marvel Comics First Looks, Smallville's new villains and Red 5 Comics for September.

* Thursday, June 19: Bongo Comics for September, Aspen Comics First Looks, The Middleman, Batman Gotham Knight, Spike, Devil's Due's Serpo and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, June 18: Image Comics for September, Top Cow Productions for September, IDW Publishing for September, Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and Teen Choice nominations.

* Tuesday, June 17: Marvel Comics for September, Marvel Comics roundup, Jorge Lucas on The Darkness and DC Comics roundup.

* Monday, June 16: DC Comics for September, Archie Comics for September and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, June 15: Bluewater Productions for October and The Incredible Hulk box office.

* Saturday, June 14: The Incredible Hulk, Batman Gotham Knight, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Friday, June 13: Marvel Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* 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.

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