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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011


IDW Publishing has released its solicitations for September.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

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The next Batman animated series to follow Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network will feature computer-generated animation, The Continuum has learned.

The series will become a companion to Green Lantern: The Animated Series -- also CG-animated -- as part of Cartoon Network's DC Nation programming initiative.

It is unclear if the Batman and Green Lantern series will take place in the same universe.

At last summer's Comic-Con International, it was announced that James Tucker, the producer of The Brave and the Bold, was developing the new series. However, The Continuum has learned that Glen Murakami is producing the CG Batman show.

Murakami has a long history with Batman and DC Comics characters. He began his career at Warner Bros. Animation in August 1991 as a character designer and storyboard artist on Batman: The Animated Series and was a producer on Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League and Teen Titans. He most recently was a producer on the Ben 10 franchise.

An official announcement on the new series could come as early as next month's Comic-Con International.

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For covers and four- to 10-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on June 22, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #520, Captain America #619, Carnage #5, Deadpool #39, The Incredible Hulks #631, Iron Man 2.0 #6, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #15, The Mighty Thor #3, Mystery Men #2, Namor: The First Mutant #11, New Mutants #26, Secret Avengers #14, Sigil #4, Silver Surfer #5, Thunderbolts #159, Wolverine #11, X-Men: Legacy #251 and Marvel Zombies Chrismas Carol #2.

And for a preview of Alpha Flight #2, arriving in stores on July 27, CLICK HERE.


The Hub has provivided The Continuum a description and three images from "Operation: Breakdown," the episode of Transformers Prime premiering Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET).

Here's how the episode is described:

"The Autobots roll out to rescue Breakdown, the Decepticon, who has been kidnapped by Silas and the sinister agents of MECH."

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The Hub has also announced an original special, The Making of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, to premiere on Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. (ET).

The special offers a sneak peek at footage from the film and features appearances by director Michael Bay and interviews with the cast, including Shia Labeouf and Josh Duhamel.

The special will also air on Sunday, June 26 (10 p.m. ET), Saturday, July 2 (12:30 p.m. ET), Sunday, July 3 (9 p.m. ET), and Monday, July 4 (12:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET).

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Samuel L. Jackson appeared on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday and talked about his stolen script for The Avengers.

"That was a big deal with me," said Jackson, who plays Nick Fury. "Marvel/Disney kind of really got upset about it. It set off sort of a minor storm of investigation."

Jackson said that he received a new version of the script while filming another movie in Toronto. His assistant shredded the previous version, but a copy made in a printer was still retrievable and that's how a copy was stolen. Jackson said an IP address was sought to find the person who offered the script online.

Jackson said security has been very tight on The Avengers, with actors in New Mexico having to leave their trailers for the soundstages in long black capes to hide their costumes.

"It's going to be a huge movie," Jackson said.

Later in the show, Jackson threw pitches to Letterman and Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers.


Green Lantern earned an estimated $3.4 million in midnight showings in its opening performance.

Green Lantern opens in 3,816 theaters on Friday, including 2,711 3D locations. The movie has received generally poor reviews.

In other Green Lantern news:

* Star Ryan Reynolds made an appearance at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to herald the opening of the film and introduce an advance screening in the on-base Bob Hope Theater. In appreciation of of the troops, Reynolds also announced that Warner Bros. will be hosting Father's Day weekend showings at 12 additional military bases around the country,

* Reynolds also appeared on TBS' Conan. In the picture above, Reynolds mocks hope for the movie after a clip from 1979's Legend of the Superheroes with Howard Murphy (Green Lantern) and Charlie Callas (Sinestro) was shown before a clip for Green Lantern.


* A 30 Days of Night ongoing series will begin in October from IDW Publishing.


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

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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