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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010


Dark Horse Comics has released its solicitations for August.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.



Marvel Comics has announced an ongoing Namor: The First Mutant series to premiere in August.

The series is written by Stuart Moore, with art by Ariel Olivetti and covers by Jae Lee. Shown here is a variant cover to the first issue by Joe Quesada.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"Vampires are hunting mutants and the only hope for the X-Men may be the Sub-Mariner, as he boldly launches into a new ongoing series with the extra-sized Namor #1! In this 'Curse of The Mutants' tie-in spinning out of X-Men #1, Moore and Olivetti set the world's first mutant on his most dangerous mission ever! Namor may be able to end the vampire threat, but is he willing to sacrifice Atlantis? And what can stop the threat of the Atlantean vampires? Namor #1 marks the beginning on a new chapter in Namor's life...or his death."

In other Marvel news:

The publisher has released another image from its upcoming Shadowland mini-series by Andy Diggle and Billy Tan.

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* Marvel has updated the contents of Thor #611.

Here's the new solicitation information:

"Just days after the Siege, the best-selling, fan-favorite Thor written by Kieron Gillen continues...and the God of Thunder goes to Hell! The war dead of Asgard are not resting easily. How did Loki contrive to rob these departed heroes, even in death? What do the wandering spirits want now...and what will they do to get it? The events of Siege, Thor and Siege: Loki have profound repercussions!"

* Rob Liefeld is the artist of Deadpool Corps #3.

* Mirco Pierfederici is the artist of Dark Wolverine #87.

* The X-Factor Forever mini-series will now run five issues.

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

Titles include Justice League of America #45, The Spirit #2 and Green Arrow #1.


For covers and seven-page preview of The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles #1 from BOOM! Studios, CLICK HERE.

Look for more BOOM! First Looks soon here in The Continuum.


Shout! Factory has announced a July 13 release date for its first volume on episodes from Marvel Animation's The Super Hero Squad Show.

The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword! Volume 1 DVD will feature the first six episodes from the first season the series and bonus features including a new interview with Stan Lee and heroes and villains profiles.

The DVD is priced at $14.93.

Episodes included are "And Lo...A Pilot Shall Come!," "This Silver, This Surfer!," "Hulk Talk Smack!," "To Err Is Superhuman!," "Enter: Dormammu!" and "A Brat Walks Among Us!"

In other Super Hero Squad news:

* Nebula and Annihilus will be appearing in the same episode in Season 2.

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Image Comics has announced an August 4 launch for Murderland, from Stephen Scott and David Hahn.

Here's how Image describes the book:

"Murderland unfolds on the 'complicated' streets of Baltimore. The Arabber is a reformed killer bent on bringing peace to his hometown. Method is his lover and partner in crime, but she may not be long for The Arabber's crusade."

"In Murderland, I wanted to do several things," Scott said, "One, Teach people what an Arabber is before they are all gone. Two, show why Baltimore is more like a difficult lover than a crack head relative. And, three, stir funny feelings about a bearded woman. All I'm sure we did was mix some comedy with solid action and strangely authentic characters."

"Method is the money character," Hahn said. "Not just another pretty face, but one with the most unusual body issues I've ever seen. She is at one moment beautiful, then unexpectedly repulsive. I have a certain squeamishness regarding Method's 'hair powers,' but I have to say, I have never seen a writer so unafraid to 'ugly-up' his female lead without just beating her up. This is like nothing else I've drawn or even seen in mainstream comics."

Boo Cook provides a flip cover for the first issue.

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The Batman animated series will be featured on Boomerang's Boomeroyalty weekend blocks throughout June.

Following is a rundown of episode:

Saturday, June 5: "Bat in the Belfry" at 2 p.m.; "Traction" at 2:25 p.m.; "Call of the Cobblepot" at 2:50 p.m.; "The Man Who Would Be Bat" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Big Chill" at 3:40 p.m.

Sunday, June 6: "The Cat and The Bat" at 2 p.m.; "The Big Heat" at 2:25 p.m.; "Q&A" at 2:50 p.m.; "The Big Dummy" at 3:15 p.m.; "Topsy Turvy" at 3:40 p.m.

Saturday, June 12: "Bird of Prey" at 2 p.m.; "The Rubberface of Comedy" at 2:25 p.m.; "The Clayface of Tragedy" at 2:50 p.m.; "The Cat, The Bat and The Ugly" at 3:15 p.m.; "Riddled" at 3:40 p.m.

Sunday, June 13: "JTV" at 2 p.m.; "Swamped" at 2:25 p.m.; "Pets" at 2:50 p.m.; "Meltdown" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Butler Did it" at 3:40 p.m.

Saturday, June 19: "Fire and Ice" at 2 p.m.; "Ragdolls to Riches" at 2:25 p.m.; "Strange Minds" at 2:50 p.m.; "Grundy's Night" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Laughing Bat" at 3:40 p.m.

Sunday, June 20: "Night and the City" at 2 p.m.; "The Bat in the Belfry" at 2:25 p.m.; "Traction" at 2:50 p.m.; "Call of the Cobblepot" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Man Who Would Be Bat" at 3:40 p.m.

Saturday, June 26: "The Big Chill" at 2 p.m.; "The Cat and the Bat" at 2:25 p.m.; "The Big Heat" at 2:50 p.m.; "Q&A" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Big Dummy" at 3:40 p.m.

Sunday, June 27: "Topsy Turvy" at 2 p.m.; "Bird of Prey" at 2:25 p.m.; "The Rubberface of Comedy" at 2:50 p.m.; "The Clayface of Comedy" at 3:15 p.m.; "The Cat, The Bat and The Ugly" at 3:40 p.m.

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* Nickelodeon has announced it is teaming with Saban to make the cable network the United States television platform for Power Rangers, which is heading into its 18th season.

Twenty new episodes of Power Rangers are coming to Nickelodeon and Nicktoons in 2011, with the catalog of 700 episodes launching on Nicktoons later this year.


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

* Archaia Comics.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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