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MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT ON JULY 21

The street date for Green Lantern: First Flight, the fifth entry in the DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, has shifted to July 21.

The original release date was July 28.

A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video. Green Lantern: First Flight will be available as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-ray for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single-disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).

Christopher Meloni leads the cast as the voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. The cast includes Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen. The film is writtned by Alan Burnett, directed by Lauren Montgomery and produeced by Bruce Timm.

Here's how the movie is described:

"Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe."

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HEROES: "INVISIBLE THREAD"

NBC has released a description of "Invisible Thread," the "Volume 4: Fugitives" finale of Heroes scheduled to air on Monday, April 27.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) faces off against Sylar (Zachary Quinto) to keep him from meeting the President (guest-star Michael Dorn). Sylar has his own plans for his new partner.

"Meanwhile, Hiro (Masi Oka) learns that there are repercussions to regaining his ability. Elsewhere, Matt (Greg Grunberg) is forced to go to extraordinary lengths to protect his future with his family."

The episode was written by Heroes creator/executive producer Tim Kring.

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BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS FOR JULY

Bluewater Productions has provided The Continuum its solicitations for July.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.



SMALLVILLE: "STILETTO"

The CW has released a description from "Stiletto," the Thursday, April 23 episode of Smallville.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Lois (Erica Durance) believes that she needs a big story to secure her reputation as a star reporter, but the red/blue blur continues to elude her. However, after Chloe (Allison Mack) is mugged, Lois steps in to fend off one of the attackers and uses the opportunity to pretend a new superhero, Stiletto, has come to town and is giving exclusives to Lois. Clark (Tom Welling) is concerned Lois will hurt herself pretending to be a superhero but after he is captured by thugs with kryptonite, Lois steps in to save the day."

The episode was written by Caroline Dries and directed by Kevin Fair.

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FAMILY GUY: "STEW-ROIDS"

Fox has released a description of "Stew-Roids," the Sunday, April 26 episode of Family Guy.

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"After Stewie gets his baby butt kicked by Joe's infant daughter, he starts hitting the gym with Peter. It seems like all of Stewie's hard work is paying off until Peter drops a bombshell when he reveals just how Stewie got those six-pack abs.

"Meanwhile, Chris starts to date a popular girl at school and quickly realizes that popularity is like physics -- as in what goes up must come down."

Look for more on Family Guy soon here in The Continuum.



MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD: STEVE BLUM

Steve Blum, the voice of Wolverine in Nicktoons' Wolverine and the X-Men, is also providing the voice of Wolverine in Cartoon Network's upcoming Marvel Super Hero Squad.

Wolverine will be one of the show's regular characters.

In addition to Wolverine, Blum provides the voice of Abomination in Super Hero Squad.

Blum also provided the voice of Wolverine in the Hulk vs. movie. His other credits include Green Goblin in The Spectacular Spider-Man.

For an interview with Steve Blum, CLICK HERE.

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IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES EPISODES

Nicktoons has released descriptions of the first seven episodes of Iron Man: Armored Adventures, the animated series that premieres on Friday, April 24.

For a rundown, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS -- UPDATED!

For covers and five- to seven-page previews of upcoming DC Comics titles, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Action Comics #876 and 100 Bullets #100.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Aspen Comics titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on April 8, CLICK HERE.

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MARVEL COMICS ROUNDUP

Marvel Comics has announced a second printing for the sold-out Cable #13.

The new printing will feature Ariel Olivetti's interior art on the cover and will be in stores on May 6.

In other Marvel Comics news:

* A second printing for the sold-out Deadpool #9 will be in stores on May 6. It features Paco Medina's interior art on the cover.

* Marvel has announced that Immortal Iron Fist is going on hiatus beginning in July, to be replaced by five extra-sized Immortal Weapons one-shots each by a different creative team and focusing on a member of Iron Fist's fellow champions.

The first issue features Fat Cobra, by Jason Aaron and Mico Suayan.

* Punisher writer Rick Remender has signed an exclusive with Marvel Comics.

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FRANK SPRINGER DIES

According to Newsday, longtime comic-book artist Frank Springer died Thursday at his home in Damariscotta, Maine, of prostate cancer. He was 79.

For more details, CLICK HERE.



JUNE SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Antarctic Press.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dabel Brosthers Publishing.

* DC Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Mercury Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Zenescope Entertainment.



BRIEFLY

* FX will air Spider-Man 2 on Monday at 8 p.m.; Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19 at 9 a.m.

* Saturday's episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back to the Sewers on The CW 4Kids will be a repeat of "Incredible Shrinking Serling."



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.

* Wednesday, April 1: Heroes, Aspen Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Red 5 Comics for June.

* Tuesday, March 31: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Vertigo trades in the fall, Dragonball: Evolution, Heroes, Antarctic Press for June, Mercury Comics for June, Dynamite Entertainment's Green Hornet and Marvel Comics First Looks. Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers for sale

* Monday, March 30: Avatar Press for June, Dabel Brothers Publishing for June, Arcana Studio for June, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Bluewater Productions' Female Force.

* Sunday, March 29: Oni Press for June, Devil's Due Publishing for June and First Looks.

* Saturday, March 28: BOOM! Studios for June, Zenescope Entertainment for June, Aspen Comics for June and The Incredible Hulk on Cinemax.

* Friday, March 27: Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Bongo Comics for June and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Thursday, March 26: Famly Guy, IDW Publishing First Looks, Image Comics for June, Image Comics First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, March 25: IDW Publishing for June, Dynamite Entertainment for June, Cartoon Network's Firebreather, Smallville and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 24: Marvel Comics for June, Top Cow Productions for June, Dragonball: Evolution, Freedom Formula movie, Heroes and BOOM! Studios First Looks.

* Monday, March 23: DC Comics for June, The Phantom TV movie, Marvel Comics First Looks and Watchmen: Tales of the Freighter.

* Sunday, March 22: Watchmen box office and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

* Saturday, March 21: Dollhouse, The Simpsons, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Comics roundup and BOOM! Studios First Looks.

* Friday, March 20: Marvel Comics First Looks, Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Image Comics' Liberty Comics.

* Thursday, March 19: IDW Publishing First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Heroes and Batman and Robin.

* Wednesday, March 18: Dollhouse, Archie Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics roundup.

* Tuesday, March 17: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics First Looks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, DC Comics roundup, Marvel Comics' Wolverine Art Appreciation month and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Monday, March 16: Archie Comics for June, Top 300 for February, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Comics First Looks, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Sci Fi to become Syfy.

* Sunday, March 15: Watchmen box office, Punisher: War Zone on DVD and DC Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, March 14: Watchmen box office, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, February sales and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Friday, March 13: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Smallville, Heroes and Watchmen.

* Thursday, March 12: IDW Publishing First Looks, Marvel movies, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Marvel Super Hero Squad.

* Wednesday, March 11: Smallville, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Watchmen, Dark Horse Comics First Looks nnd Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 10: Dark Horse Comics for June, Bluewater Productions for June, DC Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dollhouse and Devil's Due to publish Jericho comic book.

* Monday, March 9: DC Comics movies, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Battlestar Galactica, The Darkness and First Looks.

* Sunday, March 8: Watchmen box office and DC Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, March 7: Watchmen box office, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Family Guy and Marvel Comics First Looks.



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