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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009

NEW YORK COMIC CON: VERTIGO PANEL

DC Comics announced several new series and original graphic novels at its Vertigo panel at New York Comic Con.

For a rundown, CLICK HERE.

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NEW YORK COMIC CON: MICHAEL CHIKLIS AT IDW PUBLISHING

Michael Chiklis, star of FX's The Shield and the Fantastic Four movies, has signed a deal with IDW Publishing to develop a graphic novel series, Olympus, based on an original idea by Anny Simon Beck.

The parties anticipate the project being developed for other entertainment media, including film, television and games, through Chiklis' company, Extravaganza Productions.

Here's how IDW describes the property:

"Dark and stylized, Olympus tells the story of ancient Greek gods returning to a ravaged, chaotic present-day earth where they battle for the future of mankind. Olympus features Zeus' Olympians against the Titans in an epic battle of good vs. evil, and father vs. son. Breaking The Golden Rule of Greek mythology -- never to reveal themselves -- the supposedly mythic gods Zeus and Aphrodite, Pandora and Cronus, Prometheus and Jason, have returned to renew their timeless battles ... as Armageddon beckons."

"As a kid, I was always fascinated by the Greek gods," said Chiklis, a third generation Greek-American, "so the chance to bring my childhood heroes and villains to life in the modern world is irresistible. Besides, I couldn;t say no to Zeus. No one in the family would ever talk to me again.

"Not only is Michael Chiklis a truly gifted actor," said Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Publishing, "but his passion for comic books will be invaluable in creating what we hope will be a new classic of graphic storytelling."

Star Trek Tricorder at Entertainment Earth


XIII: JAY FIRESTONE

The Continuum continues its coverage of XIII, which debuts on NBC on Sunday, with a video interview with executive producer Jay Firestone.

To view the video, CLICK HERE.

Look for more on the second half of the XIII mini-series soon here in The Continuum.



APRIL SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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.



BRIEFLY

* Bluewater Productions has unveiled Vinnie Tartamella's final cover for Female Force: Hillary Clinton.

The issue will be released later this month. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.



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.

* Tuesday, February 3: Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics roundup and Vincent Price Presents.

* Monday, February 2: The Middleman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Spider-Man 4, Knight Rider and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, February 1: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, January 31: Smallville, Dollhouse, Watchmen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Bluewater Productions for May and Image Comics First Looks.

* Friday, January 30: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Heroes, Boom! Studios First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Wolverine and the X-Men.

* Thursday, January 29: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Necessary Evil, IDW Publishing First Looks, Bluewater Productions page counts and Family Guy. Official Shop of Marvel!

* Wednesday, January 28: Moonstone Books for May, Wonder Woman's Nathan Fillion, Heroes, Wolverine and the X-Men, BOOM! Studio's Irredeemable, Marvel Comics First Looks, Top Cow Productions First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, January 27: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics First Looks, Heroes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel Comics First Looks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Knight Rider and El Zombo Fantasma movie.

* Monday, January 26: Avatar Press for April, Antarctic Press for April, Dollhouse, The Simpsons and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, January 25: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, BOOM! Studios First Looks, The Simpsons, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dabel Brothers Publishing for April.

* 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.

* 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.



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