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TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009

COMING WEDNESDAY

Batman news -- and much more!

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five- to six-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Detective Comics #852, The Authority #6, Secret Six #5, Trinity #32, Faces of Evil: Grundy, Terror Titans #4 and Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade #2.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Top Cow Productions titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Boom! Studios titles arriving in stores on Jan. 7, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS EXPANDS FINAL CRISIS FINALE

DC Comics has announced it is adding seven extra pages for story for Final Crisis #7, the mini-series' conclusion.

The price of the 48-page issue will remain at $3.99.

The issue is written by Grant Morrison, with art by Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy and Tom Nguyen and covers by J.G. Jones and Marco Rudy.

Here's how DC describes the issue:

"In this issue, the saga concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity that must be seen to be believed! Can the heroes of 52 Earths save the multiverse? And is the only way to save the multiverse to change it forever?"

Final Crisis #7 is scheduled to be in stores on Jan. 28.

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MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Feb. 4, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Secret Warriors #1 and Black Panther #1.

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MARVEL'S SUPER HERO SQUAD: THOR

Dave Boat is providing the voice of Thor in Marvel's upcoming Super Hero Squad animated series, The Continuum has learned.

Boat also provided the voice of Thor in the two direct-to-DVD Ultimate Avengers animated movies.

Boat's credits also include Family Guy and more than a dozen video games.

The series is based on the Marvel Super Hero Squad toys from Hasbro, and will have a more comedic slant that previous Marvel shows.

Voice recording is well underway in California, with Jamie Simone directing. Angry Beavers creator Mitch Schauer is producing.

Look for more on the series soon here in The Continuum.

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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: "THE GUNGAN GENERAL"

Lucasfilm has released a video preview from "The Gungan General," Friday's new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.

To view the clip, CLICK HERE.

Here's how the episode is described:

"Anakin and Obi-Wan are negotiating Count Dooku's ransom when they are also taken prisoner and placed in holding with the Separatist leader. Their only choice: Work together to escape.

"A clone contingent is dispatched to deliver a ransom in exchange for Dooku -- unaware that the Jedi are with him. But misfortune befalls their mission, and circumstance finds them with the unlikeliest of leaders: Jar Jar Binks."

The episode was written by Julie Siege, a staff writer on The CW's Supernatural. Siege said her handling of the two-brother central relationship in that series helped her understand the bond between Anakin and Obi-Wan -- particularly when forced into an untenable situation like aligning themselves temporarily with Dooku.

"The lure of writing for Star Wars: The Clone Wars is right there on the screen: It is a fantastic story, and this was a great episode. The heroes and the villain are forced to pool their brain power and fire power in order to escape," Siege said.

"Especially at this stage of the saga, it was fun to show the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin -- particularly knowing where Anakin is ultimately going. But at this point in the story, he is clearly a hero. I love that dichotomy."

The episode features the newest bad guy in the series, pirate chief Hondo Ohnaka.

"Creating words for that character for the first time was a thrill," Siege said. "Here's this leader of the pirate colonies and he's faced with a paradox that most of us would be uncomfortable with, but he handles easily: He's trying to protect his own people, and if that means he has to resort kidnapping, then so be it. There's an audacity to him that I really liked."

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MARCH SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Publishing.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Del Rey Manga.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Digital Webbing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Studio 407.

* Top Cow Productions.

* UDON Entertainment.

* Zenescope Entertainment.



BRIEFLY

* Warner Bros. has released another image from the Watchmen movie.

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* According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Hayward, who directed the animated Horton Hears a Who!, has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct the live-action Jonah Hex movie.

* Marvel Comics has announced Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #1 and #2 for an April release.

The issues will be written by Chris Eliopoulos, Jason Aaron, Chris Yost, Chris Giarrusso, Adam Warren, Wyatt Cenac and Brian Patchett, with art by Jacob Chabot, Richard Isanove, Joh James, Giarrusso, Todd Nauck and Xurxo Penalta and covers by David Williams.

Both books will cost $3.99.

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* Batman Returns returns to HBO in February.

Air dates and times include Sunday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 13 at 2:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 a.m.; and Monday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.

* DC Comics has announced it is re-soliciting The Spirit Archives Vol. 26 HC.

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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, January 1: DC Comics roundup and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, December 31: Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 30: Wonder Woman's Michael Jelenic, DC Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Knight Rider.

* Monday, December 29: Marvel Comics First Looks and IDW Publishing First Looks.

* Sunday, December 28: Moonstone Books for April and The Spirit.

* Saturday, December 27: Studio 407 for April and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

* Friday, December 26: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Spirit, Battlestar Galactica, Boom! Studios First Looks and Hulk vs.

* Thursday, December 25: Judges grants Fox's Watchmen claim, Antarctic Press for March, Dabel Brothers Publishing for March and Desperado Publishing for March.

* Wednesday, December 24: Dynamite Entertainment for March, The Spirit and Smallville.

* Tuesday, December 23: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and UDON Entertainment for March.

* Monday, December 22: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Paradox movie, Boom! Studios for March, Zenescope Entertainment for March, Knight Rider and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, December 21: Digital Webbing for March, Oni Press for March, Ape Entertainment for March and Smallville.

* Saturday, December 20: Del Rey Manga for March, Red 5 Comics for March and The Spirit.

* Friday, December 19: Avatar Press for March, The Spirit, Marvel Comics First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Red 5 Comics First Looks and The CW 4Kids' new lineup.

* Thursday, December 18: Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, Radical Publishing for March, Bongo Comics for March, The Spirit and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Wednesday, December 17: Surrogates movie, Top Cow Productions for March, Image Comics for March, Wonder Woman, DC Universe collections, Archie Comics First Looks and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Tuesday, December 16: Marvel Comics for March, DC Comics First Looks and Bluewater Productions First Looks.

* Monday, December 15: DC Comics for March, IDW Publishing for March, Archie Comics for March, and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, December 14: Whiteout, Watchmen, Heroes and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, December 13: Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Image Comics First Looks, Punisher: War Zone and Archie Comics.

* Friday, December 12: Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroes Boom! Studios First Looks and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Thursday, December 11: Wolverine and the X-Men, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Aspen Comics for March, Studio 407 for March and Wonder Woman's Alfred Molina.

* Wednesday, December 10: XIII, Free Comic Book Day titles, Marvel Legends, Marvel Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Boom! Studio's Farscape.

* Tuesday, December 9: The Spirit, DC Comics First Looks, Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Star Wars: The Clone War, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Monday, December 8: The Spirit, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Legends Icons, Boom! Studios First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Archie Comics' Salem.

* Sunday, December 7: Punisher: War Zone and First Looks.



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