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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018


MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and four- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Jan. 17, click on the thumbnails above or the links below for the individual titles.

* AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM INC. OMEGA #1.

* AMERICA #11.

* AVENGERS #676.

* CHAMPIONS #16.

* DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN #4.

* DOCTOR STRANGE #384.

* GENERATION X #86.

* THE MIGHTY THOR #703.

* MONSTERS UNLEASHED #10.

* PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #299.

* SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #4.

* STAR WARS #42.

* WEAPON X #13.

* X-MEN GOLD #20.



CONAN RETURNING TO MARVEL COMICS

Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International have announced that the Conan franchise will return to Marvel next year.

With more than 650 issues from 1970 to 2000, Marvel brought fans the adventures of Conan The Barbarian, Conan the Adventurer, Conan the Savage and Savage Sword of Conan among other popular titles. Conan was most recently published by Dark Horse Comics.

*"From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary line-up of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics," said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel. "It's a legacy we're now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian's homecoming in early 2019. We’'e excited!"

*"We’re thrilled to be working with Marvel and look forward to the new adventures in store for Conan," said Fredrik Malmberg, president of Conan Properties International. "As the most well-known and creative publisher in the industry, we think Marvel is a great fit for our stories."

Details on upcoming comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

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THE CW'S DC SHOWS: WEEK OF JANUARY 29

Following are episodes of DC television series airing on The CW the week of Jan. 29.

SUPERGIRL

"For Good," Monday, January 29

Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest-star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she's losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what's going on with her new friend.

Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode, with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Cindy Lichtman and Alix Sternberg.

THE FLASH

"Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash," Tuesday, Jan. 30

A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (guest-star Hartley Sawyer) get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile (guest-star Danielle Nicolet) realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people's thoughts, which unnerves Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen.

Chris Peppe directed the episode, written by Sam Chalsen and Judalina Neira.

BLACK LIGHTNING

"LaWanda: The Book of Burial," Tuesday, Jan. 30

As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.

The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Mark Tonderai.

"ARROW

"All for Nothing," Thursday, February 1

Oliver (Stephen Amell) continues his battle with Cayden James (guest-star Michael Emerson). Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) and Oliver have a major disagreement that endangers the life of one of their own.

Mairzee Almas directed the episode, written by Beth Schwartz and Oscar Balderrama.



DC, MARVEL SPLIT TOP SALES POSITIONS

DC Comics and Marvel Comics again split the top sales position, according to December figures released by Diamond Distributors on Friday.

DC had 34.54 percent of the dollar share to 33.80 percent for Marvel. Marvel had 38.81 percent of the market share to 37.65 percent for DC.

To see the sales figures chart, CLICK HERE.

The top 10 books for the month were:

1.) Doomsday Clock #2, DC Comics.

2.) Dark Nights Metal #4, DC Comics.

3.) Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #3, Marvel Comics.

4.) Batman #36, DC Comics.

5.) Batman #37, DC Comics.

6.) Batman: White Knight #3, DC Comics.

7.) Amazing Spider-Man Venom, Inc. Alpha #1, Marvel Comics.

8.) Marvel Two-in-1 #1, Marvel Comics.

9.) Hawkman Found #1, DC Comics.

10.) Amazing Spider-Man #792, Marvel Comics.



BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released another clip and two more images from Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.

To watch the clip, CLICK HERE.

Here's how Warner Bros. Home Entertianment describes the movie:

"Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America's continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World's Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham's technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city's darkest shadows. Preying on the city's women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon (Scott Patterson) tries to calm the fears of Gotham's citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman (Bruce Greenwood ) indulges in his own detective work -- with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle (Jennifer Carpenter) -- to stop the Ripper's murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer's controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight."

The movie is written by Jim Krieg and directed by Sam Liu. Sam Register, Bruce Timm, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

The movie will be available digitally on Jan. 23 and on Blu-Ray/DVD on Feb. 6.



BOOM! STUDIOS FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six-page previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, Jan. 17, click on the cover thumbnails above or the links below for the individual titles.

* ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #19.

* FENCE #3.

* KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3.

* MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #23.

* RUGRATS #4.

* THE STORYTELLER: FAIRIES #2.

* WWE #13.

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BRIEFLY

TONIGHT WONDERS: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and played charades.

VERY BRIEFLY: Spider-Man Homecoming premieres on Starz on Saturday, Feb. 10.



MARCH 2018 SOLICITATIONS

Below are solicitations posted for March. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and look for more listings soon here in The Continuum.

* AFTERSHOCK COMICS.

* AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS.

* AMIGO COMICS.

* ANTARCTIC PRESS.

* ARCHIE COMICS.

* ASPEN COMICS.

* BONGO COMICS.

* BOOM! STUDIOS.

* CHAPTERHOUSE PUBLISHING.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* IMAGE COMICS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* ONI PRESS.

* TITAN COMICS.

* VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT.

* ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.









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