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Marvel Comics has announced a July launch of Captain America an ongoing series from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve McNiven.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"Steve Rogers is back as Captain America but when a mysterious figure from his past returns with the Sentinel of Liberty in his crosshairs, deadly secrets will surface -- and send shockwaves through the lives of everyone Steve holds dear."

"I gave myself a few challenges for this new #1 - I wanted to do the perfect Cap comic for anyone who walks out of the Cap movie and wants to know what's next, but it also had to build on everything I've done on the book beforehand, too, and feel like the natural next step," Brubaker said. "Thank God (editor Tom) Brevoort wrangled me Steve McNiven to pull all this off. Steve is at the top of his game, and no one draws action like him. I can't wait for these issues to start coming out."

"Captain America has been a character I've wanted to work on in more depth since Civil War, a real icon of the Marvel Universe," McNiven said. "Not only do I get to run with Cap, but Ed Brubaker, a guy who has redefined the character at Marvel, is writing the books and he's come up with an absolutely brilliant storyline that I can't wait for folks to read."

The oversized first issue will feature variant covers by Olivier Coipel and Neal Adams.


As part of its Whedonverse titles, Dark Horse Comics over the weekend announced Faith & Angel as a new 25-issue series, written by Christos Gage with art by Rebekah Isaacs.

On Sunday at WonderCon, The Continuum talked to Gage about the book.

To view the interview, CLICK HERE.


At its premiere screening of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights at WonderCon over the weekened, Warner Home Video announced the next DC Universe animated movie will be Batman: Year One.

Producer Bruce Timm talked briefly to The Continuum about the movie on Sunday, including when it will premiere.

To view the interview, CLICK HERE.

Warner also announced that the next movie after Batman: Year One will be the tentatively titled Justice League: Doom, written by Dwayne McDuffie and based on the Justice League: Babel comics story.

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In conjunction with its panel at WonderCon on Sunday, Warner Bros. Animation has released a new trailer for the upcoming ThunderCats series on Cartoon Network.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

Look for interviews with the creators of the series soon here in The Continuum.


The CW has released a description for "Booster," the Friday April 22 episode of Smallville.

Here's how the episode is described:

"After everything that happened with the VRA, Lois (Erica Durance) tells Clark (Tom Welling) it's best to make Clark Kent forgettable and awkward so people don't suspect he's The Blur. However, the two are stunned when a fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis. Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur's place as the 'World's Greatest Superhero' and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she's not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster's saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (guest star Jaden Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis."

The episode was written by Geoff Johns and was directed by Welling.

Look for more on "Booster" this week here in The Continuum.


Activision has released a trailer for the Spider-Man: Edge of Time video game.

To view the trailer, CLICK HERE.

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* Warner Home Video has announced a July 26 release for Supernatural: The Anime Series, a 22-episode collection based on the Supernatural series airing on The CW.

The series, animated by Madhouse, first aired in Japan and will be translated for American audiences.

Supernatural star Jared Padalecki reprises his role as Sam Winchester for all 22 episodes. Co-star Jensen Ackles also provides the voice of Dean Winchester in select episodes. They both will provide video introductions to the episodes.

Here's how the series is described:

"Supernatural: The Anime Series revisits the Winchester brothers' journey down the backroads of America as they search for clues to their father's disappearance, hunt down the supernatural in all its unearthly forms, and enter into the unexpected mystery of their destinies. The Supernatural anime episodes mirror the story arc of the series' first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the Supernatural mythology."

* Hop topped the weekend box office with an estimated $38.1 million.


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

* Archie Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Radical Publishing.

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