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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008

THE SPIRIT TV SPOTS

Lionsgate has provided The Continuum the three new television spots for The Spirit.

For the "Power" spot, CLICK HERE.

For the "Believe" spot, CLICK HERE.

For the "Angels & Demons" spot, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Trinity #28, Justice League of America #27, Nightwing #151, Green Arrow/Black Canary #15, Green Lantern Corps #31, Secret Six #4, Titans #8, Superman/Batman #54, Gen13 #25, Superman and Batman vs. Vampires and Werewolves #5, 100 Bullets #98 and DMZ #37.

Look for more DC First Looks within the half-hour here in The Continuum.

Click for the Warner Bros. Online Shop-WBShop.com


WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN EPISODES

Nicktoons has released descriptions for the first 13 episodes of the new animated series, Wolverine and the X-Men.

The series will premiere on Friday, Jan. 23 with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m. (ET) and will air every Friday at 8 p.m.

For a rundown of the episodes, CLICK HERE.

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X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE ROUNDUP

Activision has released new details on its X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game, scheduled for release in May, to coincide with the global debut of Twentieth Century Fox's film.

From Raven Software, the video game enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond. The game is currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Wii home video game system, Nintendo DS, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PSP system, and is not yet rated by the ESRB.

"We have an amazing team with Raven Studios at the helm, creating what will undoubtedly be the quintessential, true-to-character Wolverine video game experience that fans have been craving," said Rob Kostich, vice president, global brand management, Activision Publishing. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine amps up the action by bringing to life Wolverine's wholly unique skills such as his brute strength, regenerative mutant abilities, and indestructible adamantium claws and skeleton in an immersive experience that is fitting to one of the most enduring and popular characters of all time."

Here's how Activision describes the game:

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an epic action-adventure featuring a true-to-character Wolverine gameplay experience that takes gamers through and beyond the movie's storyline. Set in a variety of vivid real-world locales, the title challenges players to hone their animal instinct as they uncover hidden dangers, hunt and destroy enemies, and take on seemingly insurmountable situations while discovering the truth about Wolverine's tragic past. With razor-sharp adamantium claws unsheathed, the future X-Man enacts lightning-quick combat, evasive maneuvers, in-depth combo attacks, and an array of brutal finishing moves. Wolverine doesn't just deliver massive damage, either -- he also takes it, thanks to his mutant regenerative power that heals him in real time right before the player's eyes."

In other X-Men Origins: Wolverine news:

* Twentieth Century Fox is using the X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer as part of its promotions for The Day the Earth Stood Still.

The Wolverine trailer will be attached exclusively to the film that opens on Friday.

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WONDER WOMAN TO PREMIERE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Wonder Woman, the fourth entry in the DC Universe animated original movie series, will premiere at New York Comic Con on Feb. 6 in the IGN Theater at the Javits Center. The 8:30 p.m. screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of the film's cast and crew.

The film's producer, Bruce Timm, has been announced as a guest of honor at the convention, joining Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, George Perez, J. Michael Straczynski and Michael Uslan.

Presented by Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, the all-new Wonder Woman animated original movie will be distributed by Warner Home Video on March 3. Wonder Woman will be available as a Single Disc DVD, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The animated original movie will also be available OnDemand and Pay-Per-View, as well as available for on March 3.

Warner Bros. Animation has released two more images from the film. Click on the thumbnails above for larger images for looks at Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor.

For an interview with Wonder Woman director Lauren Montgomery, CLICK HERE.

For an interview with voice director Andrea Romano, CLICK HERE.

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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: "LAIR OF GRIEVOUS"

Lucasfilm has released an image and a video preview from "Lair of Grevious," a new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars scheduled to air on Cartoon Network on Friday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

To view the clip, CLICK HERE.

Here's how the episode is described:

"Jedi Master Kit Fisto steps from the shadows of the live-action films and into a Separatist trap.

"In the episode, General Grievous must prove himself worthy of the Separatists after repeatedly being defeated by the Jedi. As a test for his cyborg subordinate, Count Dooku lures Jedi Master Kit Fisto and Fisto's former Padawan, Nahdar Vebb, to Grievous' enclave as deadly sport for the Separatist general."

Episode writer Henry Gilroy said he's always been intrigued by the concept of "where evil actually lives," and this tale of attempted redemption for General Grievous presented the perfect opportunity to explore the idea.

"I went back to the old serials of the 1930s and looked at the terrible old places they used to create for the villains," Gilroy said. "They were houses full of booby traps and monsters, with eyes knocked out of the paintings so the villain could look through and spy. It was fun to explore the home of the bad guy, to create a place so terrible that even the hero doesn't want to be in there.

"It's a great set-up because when the Jedi arrive, they're expecting to find Nute Gunray -- they don't realize they're in the lair of Grievous. From that point on, once they're inside and realize they can't get out, it's basically a struggle to survive.

The episode also provides a vehicle for the series introduction of Kit Fisto, a popular Jedi Master who appears in both Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Like many other Jedi, his character was relegated to the background in the films.

"Kit isn't one of the most serious Jedi. He tends to be more jovial," Gilroy said. "To put him in a dire, life-or-death situation makes for a fun adventure because he tends to look on the more positive, naturally humorous side. Dread kind of rolls off him."

Kit's voice is done by Phil LaMarr.

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT FIRST LOOKS

The Continuum has added The Death-Defying 'Devil #1 to its previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10.

For all the Dynamite previews, CLICK HERE.

Other titles include The Lone Ranger #16, Army of Darkness #15, New Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts #3, Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad and The Uglier #6, Painkiller Jane vs. Terminator Vol. 1: Time to Kill Trade Paperback, Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword Vol. 5: World on Fire Hardcover and Trade Paperback and New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol. 1 Trade Paperback.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Boom! Studios titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10, CLICK HERE.

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IMAGE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

The Continuum has added Witchblade #122 to its previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 10.

For all the Image previews, CLICK HERE.

Titles also include I Kill Giants #6, Invincible #56, PX! Book 2: In the Service of the Queen OGN, Savage Dragon #142 and The Darkness: Lodbrok's Hand.

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FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Tokyopop.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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BRIEFLY

* Marvel Comics has released a trailer and cover images for Dark Reign, its post-Secret Invasion stories. Click the thumbnails above for larger images.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

* Marvel has announced a second printing for the sold-out X-Men Noir #1. The new printing will be in stores on Jan. 7.

* DC Comics has announced the All-Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder #11 and #12 will be resolicited.

* The Thursday, Dec. 25 episode of The CW's Smallville will be a repeat of the "Committed" episode.



COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

If you missed The Continuum's coverage over the past month, following are links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Thursday, December 4: Dark Horse Comics for March, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, NBC's XIII, Image Comics First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 3: Steve Blum: the voice of Wolverine, DC Comics First Looks, Wonder Woman's Andrea Romano, Punisher: War Zone and Boom! Studios First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 2: Eternals, Bluewater Productions for March, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Caprica, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Top Cow Productions First Looks. Free Shipping from WBShop.com!

* Monday, December 1: Punisher: War Zone's Ray Stevenson, Marvel Comics First Looks, Battlestar Galactica and Mirage Studios for February.

* Sunday, November 30: Dabel Brothers Publishing for February, Radical Publishing for February, Ape Entertainment for February and Tokyopop for February.

* Saturday, November 29: Avatar Press for February, Antarctic Press for February and Boom! Studios for February.

* Friday, November 28: Wanted, Zenescope Entertainment for February, Bongo Comics for February, Arcana Studio for February and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, November 27: Oni Press for February and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Wednesday, November 26: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Comics First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 25: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, DC Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroes, The Simpsons and Studio 407 First Looks.

* Monday, November 24: Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Heroes and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Sunday, November 23: Image Comics for February, Heroes and First Looks.

* Saturday, November 22: Wanted, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Friday, November 21: Smallville, Marvel Comics First Looks, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Moonstone Books for March.

* Thursday, November 20: Heroes, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, November 19: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dynamite Entertainment for February, IDW Publishing for February, Josh Schwartz linked to new X-Men movie, Gearhead movie and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 18: Marvel Comics for February, Heroes, DC Comics First Looks, The Spirit, Wonder Woman animated movie, DC Comics roundup and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Monday, November 17: DC Comics for February, Bluewater Productions for February, Archie Comics for February, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and The Spirit.

* Sunday, November 16: Heroes, First Looks and Fathom.

* Saturday, November 15: Punisher: War Zone, Aspen Comics for February, Top Cow Productions for February, Heroes and The Simpsons.

* Friday, November 14: Smallville, Watchmen, Marvel Comics First Looks, Thor animated series, Hero by Night television series and Image Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, November 13: Smallville, Heroes and The Roberts.

* Wednesday, November 12: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 11: Watchmen, DC Comics First Looks, Savage Dragon, Bluewater Productions' Michelle Obama comic book, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Simpsons, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Devil's Due Publishing First Looks.

* Monday, November 10: Watchmen, Black Panther, Captain America, People's Choice nominations, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Boom! Studios First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and The Cleveland Show.

* Sunday, November 9: Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Saturday, November 8: Dark Horse Comics for February and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Friday, November 7: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Family Guy, Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Street Fighter IV and The Drinky Crow Show.

* Thursday, November 6: Dollhouse, Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroes and The Simpsons.



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