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SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2008

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

Wanted slipped one position at the box office in its second weekend of release, placing third.

The film, based on the Top Cow series by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, brought in an estimated $20.6 million, pushing its total to $90.7 million.

Hancock topped the box office with $66.0 weekend, pushing its opening week total to $107.3 million.

The Incredible Hulk placed sixth with $5.0 million, pushing its total to $124.9 million.

Iron Man placed 12th with $1.5 million, pushing its total to $311.7 million.

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THE DARK KNIGHT ROUNDUP

Morgan Freeman stars in his second comic-book film within a month, returning as Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight.

After playing Sloan in Wanted, Freeman takes on another important supporting role.

"I see Lucius as practical-minded in doing what has to be done in order to facilitate this man's mission," Freeman said. "Batman has set himself up as a champion of justice, and once he's established that idea and the world is counting on him, he has to step up to the plate and deliver. But Lucius questions if there are limits to what he will do to help Bruce meet that challenge."

"Working with great veterans like Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, I benefit massively from their experience," director Christopher Nolan said. "They have a calm presence on the set that everybody responds to, and they just inspire everyone around them to be on their best game."

Freeman's double-duty in summer comic-book movies isn't unprecedented. James Marsden starred in X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns in 2006.

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SEPTEMBER SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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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BRIEFLY

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COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

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.

* Tuesday, July 1: The Middleman's Natalie Morales, The Dark Knight and First Looks.

* Monday, June 30: Punisher: War Zone, The Dark Knight, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and The Middleman.

* Sunday, June 29: Wanted, Vampire Hunter D and The Corps!.

* Saturday, June 28: Michael Turner dies, Wanted box office. Batman - Dark Knight

* 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.

* 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.



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