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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019


MARVEL COMICS FOR APRIL

Marvel Comics has released its solicitations for April.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.



ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Marvel Studios' Black Panther earned seven Academy Award nominations on Tuesday morning, including Best Picture.

The film was also nominated Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, Production Design and Original Song.

Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story were nominated in Visual Effects.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Incredibles 2 were nominated in the Best Animated Film category.

The Oscars will be televised on ABC on Feb. 24.



IDW PUBLISHING FIRST LOOKS

For covers and six-page previews of IDW Publishing titles arriving in stores on Wednesday, January 23, click on the cover thumbnails above or the links below for the individual titles.

* DUCK TALES #17

* G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO: SILENT OPTION #3

* GO-BOTS #3

* JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: IDW 20/20

* MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #74

* MY LITTLE PONY: IDW 20/20

* RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4

* ROAD OF THE DEAD: HIGHWAY TO HELL #3



IDW'S STAR TREK: YEAR FIVE

IDW Publishing has announced its launching Star Trek: Year Five, a monthly comic book series debuting in April.

A sweeping space odyssey developed by a brain trust of exceptional writers, Year Five welcomes co-writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and artist Stephen Thompson for its opening story arc, and -- painting Star Trek for the first time in all his 60 years of professional illustration -- Greg Hildebrandt as cover artist for the debut issue.

Here's how IDW described the book:

"In Star Trek: Year Five, the crew of the Enterprise have traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But with the end in sight, they'll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura on a voyage towards an uncertain future!"

"Year Five will be a vital, hard-hitting, character-focused look at Captain Kirk on his last year in command," Lanzing said. "His actions will have huge ripple effects, from the outbreak of war in the Alpha Quadrant to an unprecedented strain of trust with Spock. We'll turn a mirror on our modern society, just as Trek did in the 1960s, and go boldly towards meaningful, heartfelt stories."

Star Trek: Year Five will be nurtured by a collaborative writer's room, including Brandon Easton, Jody Houser, Jim McCann and the aforementioned Lanzing and Kelly -- working together to craft the overall journey while swapping writing chores specific to each story arc. As Lanzing said, "We'll tell an ongoing narrative with a beginning, a game-changing middle, and a definite end... and do so with some of the best writers in comics contributing their unique, diverse voices and ideas."

"The opportunity to be a part of this monumental legacy is an unbelievable trust. With Year Five, we don't just want to thrill -- we want to channel the power of Roddenberry's original vision, to tell a story about the future that illuminates our present," Kelly said. "It's time for the Enterprise to come home... but first, they'll have to face an enemy that's been waiting in the shadows since 1968."

"I have been a fan of Star Trek right from the beginning in 1966," Hildebrandt said. "I admired the social, moral, and political statements that were obvious in Gene Roddenberry's plot lines. I feel that the original was and is one of the best shows ever on TV, and clearly the inspiration for all the Space Operas that have followed. It was an honor to paint this cover art of the original cast. Having never painted Trek before, it was a kick for me at 80 years old."



BRIEFLY

NEW ARROW: Here's how The CW describes "Emerald Archer," the episode of Arrow premiering Monday, Feb. 4:

The 150th episode of Arrow showcases a documentary entitled 'The Hood and the rise of vigilantism,' starring Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and the rest of Team Arrow. As a camera crew follows Oliver and team around to talk about their past as vigilantes and what the Green Arrow means to Star City, Oliver must also deal with William's (guest-star Jack Moore) return from boarding school as well as a new threat to the city. The episode will feature 'documentary footage' captured by the BTS crew and interviews from those who have worked alongside the Green Arrow. The documentary is narrated by Kelsey Grammer."

Glen Winter directed the episode, written by Marc Guggenheim & Emilio Ortega Aldrich.

NEW FLASH: Here's how The CW describes "Goldfaced," the episode of Arrow premiering Tuesday, Feb. 5:

"Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to purchase a device that could help them stop Cicada (Chris Klein). Once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world, eventually having to choose between committing a crime, or losing the means to defeat one of their greatest foes. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) investigates a lead on Cicadafs whereabouts and ends up in a dangerous situation."

Alexandra LaRoche directed the episode, written by Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza.

NEW RIVERDALE: Here's how The CW describes "Bizzarodale," the episode of Arrow premiering Wednesday, Feb. 6:

Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra (guest star Robin Givens) and Tom (guest star Martin Cummins) receive an unsettling message, which forces gThe Midnight Clubh to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Reggie (Charles Melton) take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created. Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) learns some unexpected news about the college she has set her sights on. Lastly, Kevin (Casey Cott) gives Moose (guest star Cody Kearsley) an ultimatum.

Harry Jierjian directed the episode, written by Britta Lundin.



MARCH 2019 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.

* AMIGO COMICS.

* ARCHIE COMICS.

* ASPEN COMICS.

* BOOM! STUDIOS.

* COMIXTRIBE.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* IMAGE COMICS.

* MAD CAVE STUDIOS.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* ONI PRESS.

* VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT.

* ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.









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