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MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009

MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS

Marvel Comics has announced Marvel's Greatest Comics an imprint, spotlighting Marvel's most-acclaimed series with new printings priced at one dollar each.

The imprint launches in March, with initial offering of Invincible Iron Man #1 being free.

"We're proud of the books Marvel publishes and now not only are we giving retailers a great way to promote our top collections, but also giving consumers a chance to sample some of our top comics, maybe for the first time and at an unbeatable price," said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation. "Marvel's Greatest Comics represents one of the best values in comics today and with Free Comic Book Day only months after the initial launch, retailers will want to be well stocked."

Titles launching in March, at one per week, are:

March 3: Invincible Iron Man #1.

March 10: Captain America #1.

March 17: Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.

March 24: Thor #1.

March 31: Punisher MAX #1.

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TRON: EVOLUTION TRAILER

Disney Interactive Studios has released a trailer for TRON: Evolution the video game that will precede the release of the TRON: Legacy movie on Dec. 18, 2010.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Developed by Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios' action and role-playing game studio in Vancouver, the action/adventure video game is being created for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

The game will be set during the era between the two TRON films, TRON: Evolution conveys the story of significant events within the TRON mythology. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital world filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.

TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski consulted on the vision for the debut video game trailer, which includes computer graphics that were created by the same company that will provide the film's CG animations. Kosinski will advise on the game's vision during 2010 to ensure accuracy with the film.





MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For cover and seven-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Amazing Spider-Man #615 and Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom -- New Ways to Live #3.

For previously posted previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

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DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For cover and five-page preview of Justice League of America #40, arriving in stores on Dec. 16 from DC Comics, CLICK HERE.

For previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dynamite Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

For previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

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TOP COW PRODUCTIONS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six-page previews of Angelus #1, arriving in stores on Dec. 23 from Top Cow Productions, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Top Cow Productions titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16, CLICK HERE.

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ARCHIE COMICS FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Archie Comics has released details for its offerings for Free Comic Book Day.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.



FEBRUARY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* Ape Entertainment.

* 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.

* Mirage Studios.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

* Top Cow Productions.



BRIEFLY

* Above is a first look at covers -- with trade dress -- of DC Comics titles arriving in stores on Dec. 16.

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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, December 9: Iron Man 2 toys, Jonah Hex's Josh Brolin, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, Ape Entertainment's Scratch9, Bluewater Productions First Looks, Top Cow Productions First Looks and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, December 8: DC Comics roundup, Marvel Comics roundup, Radical Publishing First Looks, Archaia Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Monday, December 7: Watchmen on HBO, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks and DC Comics roundup.

* Sunday, December 6: Cartoon Network episodes and Dollhouse.

* Saturday, December 5: BOOM! Studios First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Harris Comics First Looks and Oni Press First Looks. Buy advance tickets to Avatar

* Friday, December 4: Jonah Hex, The Losers, Marvel Comics First Looks, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dynamite acquires Dabel Bros. titles.

* Thursday, December 3: Marvel Comics First Looks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Top Cow Productions First Looks and J.T. Krul talks Minefield.

* Wednesday, December 2: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earth's Chris Noth, DC Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks, The Super Hero Squad Show, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Dollhouse.

* Tuesday, December 1: Iron Man 2, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Super Hero Squad Show, Bluewater Productions for March, The Impaler and Archaia Comics First Looks.

* Monday, November 30: Iron Man 2, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and DC Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, November 29: Heroes and Antarctic Press for February.

* Saturday, November 28: Oni Press First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Friday, November 27: Wolverine and the X-Men, Devil's Due Publishing for February, Ape Entertainment for February and Mirage Studios for February.

* Thursday, November 26: BOOM! Studios First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Dollhouse, Iron Man: Armored Adventures and Aspen Comics for February.

* Wednesday, November 25: BOOM! Studios for February, Fox's mid-season schedule, Heroes, Thor movie and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, November 24: IDW Publishing for February, The Super Hero Squad Show, DC Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Archaia Comics First Looks, Marvel Comics roundup and Dark Horse Comics' Terminator.

* Monday, November 23 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, IDW Publishing First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, IDW Publishing's Mercy Thompson, Heroes and Avatar Press for February.

* Sunday, November 22: Oni Press for February, Marvel Comics First Looks and Boomerang episodes for December.

* Saturday, November 21: Image Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, IDW to publish Desperado titles and The Simpsons.

* 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.

* 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.



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