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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009

COMING WEDNESDAY

April solicitations -- and much more!

MARVEL COMICS FOR APRIL

Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for April.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of trade paperbacks, with images, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS FOR APRIL

DC Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for April.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of DC Direct products, with images, CLICK HERE.

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SMALLVILLE: "REQUIEM"

The CW has released a description of "Requiem," the Thursday, Feb. 5 episode of Smallville that introduces Toyman to the series.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"An explosion at LuthorCorp kills all the Board members and injures Oliver (Justin Hartley), who was there to announce the merger of his company with LutherCorp. Oliver believes that Lex is responsible for the blast, but Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) learn that the bomber is Winslow Schott (guest star Chris Gauthier), a toymaker and former Queen Industries employee with a grudge against Oliver."

The episode was written by Holly Henderson and Don Whitehead and was directed by Michael Rohl.

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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 Deadpool #7 and Punisher #2.

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DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and five- to six-page previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

Titles include StormWatch PHD #18, Mysterius: The Unfathomable #1, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2, Trinity #34, The Brave and the Bold #21, Justice League of America #29, Green Lantern #37, Supergirl #37, Superman/Batman Annual #3, Robin #182, Vigilante #2 and Tiny Titans #12.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Devil's Due Publishing titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Mirage Studios titles arriving in stores on Jan. 21, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS ANNOUNCES "ORIGINS AND OMENS" CREATIVE TEAMS

In February, 19 core DC Universe titles will feature "Origins and Omens" backup stories, setting the stage for 2009 and beyond.

DC has revealed the writers and artists for the "Origins and Omens" stories. Following is a rundown:

In stores on Feb. 4:

* Adventures Comics #0, written by Geoff Johns with art by Francis Manapul

* Nightwing #153, written by Peter Tomasi with art by Joe Bennett.

* Secret Six #6, written by Gail Simone with art by Pete Woods.

In stores on Feb. 11:

* Action Comics #874, written James Robinson with art by Renato Guedes and Josť Wilson Magalhaes.

* Booster Gold #17, written by Dan Jurgens with art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

* Green Arrow/Black Canary #17, written by Andy Kreisberg with art by Mike Norton and Joe Rubinstein.

* Green Lantern #38, written by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis.

* Green Lantern Corps #33, written by Peter Tomasi with art by Patrick Gleason.

* Titans #10, written by Judd Winick with art by Jesus Saiz.

In stores on Feb. 18:

* Birds of Prey #127, written by Kevin Van Hook with art by Fernando Pasarin and Matt Ryan.

* Justice League of America #30, written by Len Wein with art by Marco Rudy.

* The Outsiders #15, written by Peter Tomasi with art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott.

* Robin #183, written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Freddy E. Williams II.

* Supergirl #38, written by Sterling Gates with art by Matthew Clark.

* Vigilante #3, written by Marv Wolfman with art by Rick Leonardi and John Stanisci.

In stores on Feb. 25:

* Justice Society of America #24, written by Matthew Sturges with art by Fernando Pasarin and Matt Ryan.

* Superman #685, written by James Robinson with art by Pablo Raimondi.

* Teen Titans #68, written by Sean McKeever with art by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.

* Wonder Woman #29, written by Gail Simone with art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan.



APRIL SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Moonstone Books.

* Radical Publishing.

* Studio 407.

* Top Cow Productions.



BRIEFLY

* TBS will air 1997's Batman & Robin on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8:15 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3 a.m.

* According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brandon Routh and Brie Larson have joined the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.



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 15: Wonder Woman, IDW Publishing First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Final Crisis, December sales, Emily Blunt in Iron Man 2? and Image Comics roundup.

* Wednesday, January 14: Aspen Comics for April, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Hulk vs. Thor.

* Tuesday, January 13: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics First Looks, Hulk vs. Wolverine and Top Cow Productions First Looks.

* Monday, January 12: Wolverine and the X-Men, Heath Ledger wins Golden Globe, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, 2008's top sellers, Bluewater's Caroline Kennedy comic and Archie's Freshman Year collection.

* Sunday, January 11: Eva Longoria Parker talks Avengers movie and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

* Saturday, January 10: Smallville, The Simpsons and Top Cow Productions First Looks.

* Friday, January 9: IDW Publishing First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks, The Dark Knight wins at Critics' Choice Awards and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Thursday, January 8: The Dark Knight dominates People's Choice Awards, Watchmen movie and Spider-Man/Barack Obama.

* Wednesday, January 7: Dark Horse Comics for April, Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell in Iron Man 2 talks, Wonder Woman's Virginia Madsen, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Disney XD launch, Watchmen, Archie Comics First Looks and Shrugged.

* Tuesday, January 6: DC Comics First Looks, Final Crisis, Marvel Comics First Looks, Super Hero Squad and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Monday, January 5: Wolverine and the X-Men, Radical Publishing for April, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Farscape, Devil's Due Publishing's schedule and Archie Comics for Free Comic Book Day.

* Sunday, January 4: Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

* Saturday, January 3: Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Boom! Studios First Looks.

* Friday, January 2: Hulk vs.' Fred Tatasciore, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Bluewater Productions for April, Night Projectionist movie and Knight Rider.

* 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.



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