Return to the Continuum home page


Become a fan of Comics Continuum on Facebook. CLICK HERE.

MONDAY, MAY 23. 2011


Dynamite Entertainment has released its solicitations for August.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.


Nicktoons has released a video preview for Voltron Force, its new series that launches with a commercial-free 90-minute movie, Voltron Force: New Defenders Triology, on Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

To view the preview, CLICK HERE.

The first original Voltron content in 10 years, Voltron Force will be from World Events Productions in association with Classic Media and Kickstart Productions and will feature never-before-seen Voltron configurations when the team's Lions unite.

"Voltron Force stays true to the concepts that made the original such a success, but also takes the action, adventure and fantastical robotic creations to the next level," said Keith Dawkins, senior vice president and general manager of Nicktoons and TeenNick. "As a fan myself, it's exciting to see the saga continue and for our network to be part of the brand's legacy."

The half-hour series, which features an all-new theme song produced and recorded by Swizz Beatz, follows the adventures of a new class of recruits as they join forces with the original team to fight evil by forming Voltron, the legendary super robot.

Here's how Nicktoons describes the series and movie:

"Set five years after Voltron: Defender of the Universe, Voltron Force follows three new recruits -- Daniel, Vince and Larmina -- as they get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to train alongside their heroes -- Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Allura -- and learn to fly incredible robot lions. The series will journey to new planets, discover new powers and unearth ancient secrets. Voltron will be needed once again to combat a rising evil in the galaxy and a tyrant from within. Bonds will be formed, friendships will be tested and plenty of laughs will be had as the Voltron Force gels together as a team in an epic battle of good versus evil.

"In the 90-minute movie premiere, Daniel and Vince are recruited into an underground resistance movement led by former members of the Voltron Force to recover the keys to the lions. They soon meet fellow classmate Larmina, and the three cadets are introduced to their Voltcoms, an advanced wrist device that acts as an activation key to the lions. Their Voltcoms are also capable of generating unique weapons and powers based on personality and fighting styles. As the new cadets explore the Castle of Lions and uncover clues to Voltron's origins, the original Force gets their groove back to form Voltron once more, determined to take on the duel-threat of King Lotor's Robeast and Sky Marshal Wade's war machine."


Marvel Comics has released a teaser image for X-Men: Schism, titled "X-Men: United No More."

X-Men: Schism #1 and #2 -- written by Jason Aaron with art and covers by Carlos Pacheco -- arrives in stores on July 13 and July 27.

In other Marvel news:

* The publisher has announced a third printing for Venom #1, to be in stores on June 22.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new Nintendo 3DS trailer and character renders for the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters game available June 7.

To view the trailer,CLICK HERE.

Here's how the game is described:

"In Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, players will fill the role of gifted pilot Hal Jordan, the first human Green Lantern, and create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Players will use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters -- an evil android race bent on destroying the Green Lantern Corps."

The game will also be available for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


* Archaia Entertainment has set July 25 for the release of Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, its first illustrated novel, through its new book trade distributor Publishers Group West.

Written by Andrew E.C. Gaska, and adapted from a story by Gaska, Rich Handley, Christian Berntsen and Erik Matthews, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes recounts what happened between the scenes of the classic 1968 Twentieth Century Fox film, centering on the astronaut John Landon, Chimpanzee scientists Dr. Milo and Dr. Galen, and Gorilla Security Chief Marcus.

The book contains 30 full-color paintings and another 19 black-and-white illustrations, including a cover by Jim Steranko and interior art from such talent as Ken Kelly, Mark Texeira, Leo Leibelman, Matt Busch, Brian Rood, Tom Scioloi, David Hueso, Dan Dussault and Dirk Shearer.

* Syfy has released a teaser for Alphas, its series slated for a July 11 debut. To view the promo, CLICK HERE.


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

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Oni Press.

* Moonstone Books.

E-mail the Continuum at RobAlls@aol.com

Return to the Continuum home page

Copyright © 2011, The Comics Continuum