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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

DC COMICS FOR MAY

DC Comics has released its solicitations for May.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of upcoming DC Direct products, with images, CLICK HERE.

Look for Marvel Comics' solicitations for May on Tuesday at noon (ET) here in The Continuum.



THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE

Columbia Pictures has announced that the title of the next Spider-Man film will be The Amazing Spider-Man.

The studio simultaneously released a photo of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, the first shot of Garfield in the full mask and suit.

The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo.

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GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the first trailer for the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Here's how the game is described:

"Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics super hero to the big screen for the first time and which stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps. In the videogame players will utilize over a dozen constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the Universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern power ring."

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GREEN LANTERN MOVIE TOYS

Mattel has released a video from Toy Fair in New York, spotlighting its line of toys based on the Green Lantern movie.

To view the video, CLICK HERE.



ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four-page previews of Zenescope Entertainment titles arriving in stores on Feb. 16, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Charmed #6, Grimm Fairy Tales #55 and Neverland #7.



MARVEL COMICS NEWS ROUNDUP

Marvel Comics has announced a May launch for X-Men: Prelude, a four-issue mini-series written by Paul Jenkins with art by Robert De La Torre and Laurence Campbell.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"There is a calm before every storm and in the months to come, the Children of the Atom will be faced with a decisive turning point. One that threatens to pit brother against brother, lover against lover, and mutant against mutant."

"To understand what is coming in the X-Men, you need to understand what has already transpired," said X-Men senior editor Nick Lowe. "The history of the X-Men is a huge tapestry and what were trying to do here is sum up the necessary info, while filling in blanks and adding new twists that will set fanboys a-Twittering. In this series, Paul lays out the complexities for the fans so they can see the foundation that is beginning to crack."

The first two issues will both ship in May.

In other Marvel news:

* Marvel has unveiled a new teaser image for Fear Itself.

* The published released the cover and details about May's Astonishing X-Men #38, by Christos Gage, and Juan Bubillo.

"For the first time since its inception, the events of Astonishing X-Men are happening in the current X-Continuity," said editor Nick Lowe. "Not only are they reflecting where the X-Men are, you will also see the debut of a character that is going to be an important part of the X-Universe at the end of 2011!"

In the story, Storm, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Beast have to pick up the slack as a Brood invasion threatens the other side of the Pacific coast. Lockheed be meeting Kitty Pride for the first time since the silver bullet, and S.W.O.R.D.s Agent Brand comes back into the X-fold.

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BRIEFLY

* The Green Hornet placed 10th at the box office over the weekend with $3.6 million, pushing its total to $92.3 million.



APRIL SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Radical Publishing.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

* Zenescope Entertainment.





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