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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009

BOOM! STUDIOS FOR FEBRUARY

BOOM! Studios has released its solicitations for February.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.



FOX ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PLANS

Fox has announced its mid-seasons plans, including the beginning of Human Target and the end of Dollhouse.

Following is a rundown:

Human Target: The series, based on the DC Comics property, will launch on Sunday, Jan. 17 following an NFC Divisional Playoff football game at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

The show, starring Mark Valley, then moves into its regular time period of Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Jan. 20, where it will follow American Idol.

To watch the trailer for Human Target, CLICK HERE.

Dollhouse: The finale of the Joss Whedon series will air Friday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m., following two new episodes on Friday, Jan. 8.

The Simpsons: Fox will present a special Simpsons event on Sunday Jan. 20, beginning at 8 p.m. with the series' 450th episode, "Once Upon a Time in Springfield," in which Bart and Milhouse try to help Krusty regain his popularity after network executives force him to restructure the format of his television show by hiring a female sidekick, Princess Penelope (guest voice Anne Hathaway).

Following that is the one-hour special, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!, a documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.

Family Guy: New episodes resume on Sunday, Jan. 31.

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HEROES: "THE FIFTH STAGE"

NBC has released eight images from "The Fifth Stage," the Monday, Nov. 30 episode of Heroes.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) is greeted by some unexpected visitors and Samuelšs (Robert Knepper) grand plan begins to come to fruition.

"Meanwhile, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) struggles to accept the truth and takes extreme measures to get what he wants. Elsewhere, Clairešs (Hayden Panettiere) journey leads her to an unexpected destination."

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KAT DENNINGS JOINS THOR CAST

Marvel Studios has announced that Kat Dennings has joined the cast of the Thor movie.

Marvel did not specify her role, but reports indicate she will play Darcy, a colleague of Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman.

Dennings, 23, is best known from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

She joins a cast that also includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki , Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Stuart Townsend as Fandral, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun and Ray Stevenson as Volstagg.

Production is expected to begin in January.

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ARCHIE COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and seven- to eight-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 3, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Archie's Double Digest #204, Betty #183 and Sonic the Hedgehog #207.



FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Archie Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.



BRIEFLY

* TNT will premiere 300 on Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.

Other air times include Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 p.m.



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.

* Friday, November 20: Top Cow Productions for February, Marvel Comics First Looks, Last Days of American Crime movie, Heroes, BOOM! Studios First Looks and The Super Hero Squad Show.

* Thursday, November 19: Bongo Comics for February, Image Comics for February, Unthinkable movie, Star Wars: Legacy, Heroes, Dollhouse, DC Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, November 18: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Heroes, Nicktoons episodes, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Top Cow Productions First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 17: Marvel Comics for February, Dynamite Entertainment for February, DC Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks and Marvel Comics roundup. 300x250 MovieGoods banner

* Monday, November 16: DC Comics for February, Archie Comics for February, Marvel Comics First Looks and DC Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, November 15: Moonstone Books for March and Smallville.

* Saturday, November 14: Radical Publishing for February, The Simpsons, Oni Press' Cold City and Oni Press First Looks.

* Friday, November 13: Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and The Super Hero Squad Show.

* Thursday, November 12: Heroes, Top Cow Productions First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Wednesday, November 11: Marvel Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Super Hero Squad Show and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

* Tuesday, November 10: Batman: The Brave and The Bold, The Phantom/Captain Action, DC Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics roundup.

* Monday, November 9: Dark Horse Comics for February, Heroes, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cartoon Network episodes, DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Family Guy.

* Sunday, November 8: IDW Publishing First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, November 7: BOOM! Studios First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Oni Press First Looks.

* Friday, November 6: Smallville, Marvel Comics First Looks and The Super Hero Squad Show.

* Thursday, November 5: Heroes, Image United, Top Cow Productions First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics roundup and Halo Legends.

* Wednesday, November 4: Bluewater Productions for February, Heroes, The Simpsons, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 3: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Harris Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Archaia Comics First Looks, Spawn, Superman, Smallville and S.E. Hinton writes for Bluewater Productions.

* Monday, November 2: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Image Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, November 1: Zenescope Entertainment for January and IDW Publishing's Polly and Her Pals.

* Saturday, October 31: Oni Press First Looks and DC Comics First Looks.

* Friday, October 30: Marvel Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Bluewater Productions First Looks, Anthony Hopkins in Thor movie and The Super Hero Squad Show.

* Thursday, October 29: Image Comics First Looks, Marel Comics First Looks, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Heroes and Antarctic Press for January.

* Wednesday, October 28: BOOM! Studios for January, Aspen Comics for January, Arcana Studio for January, Smallville, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Fantagraphics' collections.

* Tuesday, October 27: Bluewater's Michael Jackson book gets second printing, DC Comics roundup, Avatar Press for January, Ape Entertainment for January, Family Guy, IDW Publishing's Archie collections, DC Comics First Looks and Archaia Comics First Looks.

* Monday, October 26: IDW Publishing for January, Dynamite Entertainment for January, Spike TV SCREAM 2009, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Simpsons, Dynamite Entertainment, First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Image Comics' Proof.

* Sunday, October 25: Devil's Due Publishing for January, Spike TV SCREAM 2009 red carpet interviews, Heroes and Smallville.



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