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A two-parter featuring Owlman highlights the February episodes for Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Following is a rundown:

Friday, Feb. 6, "The Eyes of Despero!": The Green Lantern Corps is MIA after a battle with Despero and Batman must team with G'Nort, Guy Gardner and Sinestro to defeat Despero before he turns the living Green Lantern planet into a weapon.

Friday, Feb. 13, "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!": Batman and a reluctant Bronze Tiger fight to prevent Fox, Vulture and Shark from invading an ancient Chinese temple and stealing the sacred animal totem from within.

Friday, Feb. 20, "Deep Cover for Batman!": Batman swaps places with Owlman -- his criminal counterpart in an alternate Universe -- to stop the Crime Syndicate from taking over the world.

Friday, Feb. 27, "Game Over for Owlman!": On Earth, Owlman has been perpetrating crimes disguised as Batman and assembled all the villains to join him.

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Cartoon Network has announced that it optioned Necessary Evil, a monthly comic book series created by Joshua Williamson and Marcus L. Harris and published by Desperado Publishing. The comic book is being developed as a live-action weekly television series.

The television series' writers are Max Burnett, Chris Borelli and Jonathan Davis. Attached to produce the series are Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles of H2F Entertainment, and Brendan Deneen and Jarred Weisfeld of Objective Entertainment.

"Being a part of the Cartoon Network's new programming is an amazing opportunity," said Necessary Evil's co-creator Joshua Williamson. "The writers are doing a terrific job translating the book and the story to the small screen. I think people will be surprised how close the personalities of the characters in the comics are to their live action counterparts."

Deneen said, "As soon as I read the first issue of Necessary Evil, I knew Josh and Marcus had a multi-media hit on their hands. I'm proud to be involved with this piece of material, and I look forward to working on the TV series with this talented group of creators."

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For covers and five-page previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on Feb. 4, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Sir Apropos of Nothing #4, 30 Days of Night: 30 Days Til Death #3, The Dreamer #4 and The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #7.

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Bluewater Productions has announced it is adding a bonus 22-page flipbook to some of its titles in February. The original $3.99 cover price will remain despite the page-count increase to 48.

Following are titles getting the free bonus stories:

* 10th Muse 800 #1 comes with Judo Girl/ Venus #1

* Judo Girl/ Venus #1 comes with 10th Muse 800 #1

* Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops comes with Pit and the Pendulum.

* Pit and the Pendulum comes with Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops.

* Missile to the Moon #1 comes with Imaginaries #2.

* Imaginaries #2 comes with Missile to the MoonČ #1.

To avoid confusion, Bluewater has made a special cover for the back of the flipbook. The original covers, UPC codes and order codes have remained the same.

"With the economy the way that it is, we realize that $3.99 is a lot to spend on a 22-page comic book," said Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Productions publisher. "I buy comics every week and I see how expensive they have become. With that in mind we are making sure that people that buy our books get the most for their money."

Other titles, such as Plan 9 From Outer Space...Strikes Again, will have 28 pages of sequential content.

"It is rare that you will find one of our books with only 22 pages," Davis said. "We want to do more than just put in a pin-up to take up space. For example with the Ray Harryhausen titles we showcased some of Harryhausen's original artwork."

The Vincent Price Presents series will include 4-page back-up stories and pin-ups, along with an framing sequences featuring Vincent Price. - Shop now!


Jennifer Tilly reprises her role of Bonnie Swanson in "Ocean's Three and a Half," the Sunday, Feb. 15 episode of Family Guy on Fox.

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After being pregnant for seven years, Bonnie finally gives birth to a beautiful baby girl named Susie! Stewie quickly falls for the little tyke and vows to do anything to win her heart and get in her diaper.

Meanwhile, Joe borrows $20,000 from a bookie to pay for Bonnie's medical bills, but then plans to steal the money from Mr. Pewterschmidt to pay his debt."


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

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dabel Brothers Publishing.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Radical Publishing.

* Studio 407.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Zenescope Entertainment.


* Marvel Comics has unveiled Billy Tan's wraparound cover and Adam Kubert's variant cover for New Avengers #50. The issue is on sale on Feb. 25.

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* According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Johnson has been hired to adapt Red 5 Comics' Afterburn for a feature film from Neal Moritz's Original Films and Toby Maguire's Maguire Entertainment.

Johnson's credits include Torque and Into the Blue.

* Paramount Pictures has released posters for its upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra movie.

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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.

* Saturday, January 24: BOOM! Studios for April, Wonder Woman, Battlestar Galactica, Watchmen, Disney XD schedule and Image Comics First Looks.

* Friday, January 23: Marvel Comics First Looks, Heroes, Zenescope Entertainment for April, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and IDW Publishing First Looks.

* Thursday, January 22: Image Comics for April, Bluewater Productions' Warlock, Heroes, Ape Entertainment for April, Smallville, The Dark Knight's Academy Award nominations, Archie Comics First Looks and Top Cow Productions First Looks. Enter to win a trip to Hong Kong

* Wednesday, January 21: Smallville, Dynamite Entertainment for April, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and The Simpsons.

* Tuesday, January 20: Marvel Comics for April, DC Comics for April, Smallville, DC Comics First Looks and DC Comics' Origins and Omens.

* Monday, January 19: Watchmen, IDW Publishing for April, Archie Comics for April, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Mirage Studios First Looks.

* Sunday, January 18: Hulk vs. and Boom! Studios First Looks.

* Saturday, January 17: Top Cow Productions for April, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse.

* Friday, January 16: Marvel Comics First Looks, Watchmen, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Smallville and Hulk vs. Thor.

* 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.

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