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For covers and four- to nine-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on March 4, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Agents of Atlas #2, Black Panther #2, Cable #12, Daredevil #116, Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1, Dead of Night: Werewolf by Night #3, Deadpool #8, Hulk: Broken Worlds Book One, Marvel Illustrated: Kidnapped! #5, New Avengers: Reunion #1, Secret Warriors #2, Spider-Man & The Human Torch In...¡Bahía De Los Muertos!, Sub-Mariner: The Depths #5, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #3, War of Kings #1, X-Men: First Class Finals #2 and X-Men/Spider-Man #4.


"Wolverine vs. Hulk," a new episode of Wolverine and the X-Men pitting old foes, will debut on Nicktoons on Friday night.

Here's how Nicktoons describes the episode.

"When the Hulk is spotted in a destructive rampage in the Canadian wilderness, Nick Fury, director of the organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., blackmails Wolverine into taking the savage monster down. But as Wolverine confronts the Hulk, he begins to realize all is not as it seems -- there is more than one monster on the loose in the wild. And as if a full-on flight with the Incredible Hulk wasn't bad enough, Wolverine has to deal with a pack of the firece Wendigo."

The Continuum caught up with the series' head writer, Greg Johnson, to talk about the episode, the Hulk in animation and how the second season is coming along.

To read the short interview, CLICK HERE.

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The Continuum continues its series of features on Wonder Woman -- the next entry in the series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies, available on March 3 -- with a studio-provided interview with Rosario Dawson, who provides the voice of Artemis.

For the interview, CLICK HERE.

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The second season of The Spectacular Spider-Man will launch on Disney XD on Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and will get a boost from a promotion from McDonald's.

The Spectacular Spider-Man will have a specially branded Happy Meal program that will run from today through March 26 at participating restaurants in the United States while supplies last.

The program will feature a collection of eight action figures: Spider-Man Suction Cup, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man Swinging, Venom, Spider-Man Launcher, Green Goblin, Spider-Man Crawling and Sandman.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Happy Meal will be available in over 15,000 participating McDonald's restaurants in North America.

The promotion will continue to roll out in more than 10,000 McDonald's restaurants around the world throughout March, April and May in Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

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The CW has released a description of "Turbulence," the Thursday, March 19 episode of Smallville.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Tess (Cassidy Freeman) invites Clark (Tom Welling) to a press conference in New York, but, when an explosion rocks the private jet they are on, Clark must figure out how to save them without Tess learning his secret. Unbeknownst to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers. Meanwhile, Davis (Sam Witwer) discovers a surprising way to control the monster within."

"Turbulence" was written by Turi Meyer and Al Septien and was directed by Kevin Fair.

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Fox has ordered two additional seasons of The Simpsons, which will bring the longest-running series in primetime television history through its 22nd season.

The 44-episode pickup ensures the series will reach 493 episodes.

The series debuted on Jan. 14, 1990.

"Best. 20 Years. Ever.," a year-long global celebration honoring all things The Simpsons, launched in January 2009 and will culminate on Jan. 14, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the series' debut.

Look for more on The Simpsons this weekend here in The Continuum.

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Due to what is calling "an unprecedented number of unsolicited art and writing submissions," Marvel Comics has announced it halted its open submissions policy effective immediately to "review our strategies for accepting future submissions."

"If you look at our track record over the last 18 months, I think you'll find the names of more new writers and artists in Marvel books than ever before. Maybe more than at any other major comic book publisher, as a matter of fact," said C.B. Cebulski, Marvel talent liaison C.B. Cebulski.

"We pride ourselves on finding new voices and artistic styles to help us shape the Marvel Universe in original and exciting ways. And while the hunt for new artistic resources to help us ever expand the Marvel mythos will continue, we'll just be going about it in different ways. We've examined all our past practices concerning talent recruitment and it quickly became clear that more 'reactive' methods such as open submissions were the least effective ways to open the Marvel door for up-and-comers. So instead we'll be continuing with the more 'proactive' methods of artist and writer discovery that we've found so successful of late, including some soon-to-be-announced new outlets."

Marvel will continue its active recruitment of artists through its talent management department. Artists are also encouraged to bring portfolios for review to the major conventions at which Marvel will have a presence this year.

According to Marvel, it will be announcing a new submissions policy in the near future.


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

* Antarctic Press.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.


* Bluewater Productions has announced a second printing for the sold-out Female Force: Sarah Palin. The second printing will feature the same painted cover of Palin by Patricio Carbajal.


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.

* Sunday, February 22: Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Zenescope Entertainment for May, Dabel Brothers Publishing for May, Ape Entertainment for May and Iron Man action figures.

* Saturday, February 21: Devil's Due Publishing for May, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Watchmen's Carla Gugino and Smallville.

* Friday, February 20: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Comics First Looks and Oni Press for May.

* Thursday, February 19: The Middleman, Wolverine and the X-Men, Watchmen, Aspen Comics for May, Image Comics for May, Bongo Comics for May, Heroes, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 18: Watchmen's Zack Snyder, Red 5 Comics for May and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, February 17: Marvel Comics for May and DC Comics for May.

* Monday, February 16: IDW Publishing for May, Archie Comics for May, Battlestar Galactica, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Marvel Universe action figures.

* Sunday, February 15: Hasbro's Wolverine action figures, Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks and Heroes.

* Saturday, February 14: Heroes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Marvel First Looks.

* Friday, February 13: Watchmen, Marvel Comics First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, February 12: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John Malkovich joins Jonah Hex cast, January sales and Top Cow Productions First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 11: Archie Comics First Looks, The Human Target and Knight Rider.

* Tuesday, February 10: Wolverine and the X-Men, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Heroes, XIII, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and DC Comics roundup.

* Monday, February 9: Dollhouse, Marvel animation roundup, Brett Ratner to direct Youngblood movie, Watchmen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Battlestar Galactica, The Simpsons, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween and Marvel's Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic Con.

* Sunday, February 8: Michael Chiklis at IDW Publishing, Vertigo titles and XIII's Jay Firestone.

* Saturday, February 7: XIII's Caterina Murino and X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game.

* Friday, February 6: From New York Comic Con -- X-Men, Dark Reign and Wars of Kings, Marvel Comics First Looks, XIII's Stephen Dorff and Wolverine and the X-Men.

* Thursday, February 5: Dark Horse Comics for May, Black Panther voice cast, XIII's Val Kilmer, Radical Publishing's The Last Days of American Crime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, February 4: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Spectacular Spider-Man, XIII, Top Cow Productions First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Family Guy.

* 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.

* 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.

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