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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

MARVEL COMICS FOR AUGUST

Marvel Comics has released its solicitations for August.

For a complete rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For trade paperbacks, hardcovers and graphic novels, with images, CLICK HERE.



THE SIMPSONS -- "LISA GOES GAGA"

Fox has released a featurette from "Lisa Goes Gaga," the season finale of The Simpsons on Sunday guest-starring Lady Gaga.

To watch the clip, CLICK HERE.

Here's how Fox describes the episode.

"Lisa tries to reverse her status as one of the least popular girls in school by ghostwriting positive things about herself on the school blog. When her plan backfires, her social ranking plummets to a new low -- until a psychic force tells Lady Gaga (guest-starring as herself) that Lisa needs her help. With Gaga's assistance, Lisa and the entire town of Springfield realize that being yourself is better than being like anyone else."

Look for video from the episode later in the week here in The Continuum.



TRANSFORMERS PRIME: "TRIAGE"

The Hub has released an image from "Triage," the episode of Transformers Prime that premieres on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (ET)/5:30 p.m. (PT).

Here's how the episode is described:

"During the third relic hunt, the disabling of Soundwave's deployer creates a unique opportunity for both Ratchet and Wheeljack."

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BRIEFLY

* Shout Factory! has announced an August 14 DVD release for X-Men: Torn, the Marvel Knight Animation adaptation of the comics story by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.

The DVD will be prices at $14.97.

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* According to Variety, Rubicon star James Badge Dale has signed to play the villain Eric Savin (aka Coldblood) in Iron Man 3.

* Syfy has announced Season 2 of Alphas will launch Monday, July 23 at 10 p.m.

Here's how the network describes the upcoming season:

"Season 2 picks up eight months after last year's finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his revelation. The rest of the core team has disbanded and some, without Rosen's guidance and care, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons in order to reunite and try to save their own."

* Image Comics has announced new printings for Thief of Thieves. The third printing of Thief of Thieves #1 will be in stores on Wednesday and the third printings of #2 and #3 and the second printing of #4 will be in stores on May 23. There will be a fourth printing for the first three issues and a third printing for #3.





JULY SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

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

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Archie Comics.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Oni Press.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Valiant Entertainment.

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