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SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019



BLACK LIGHTNING: "THE BOOK OF THE APOCALYPSE: CHAPTER ONE: THE ALPHA"

The CW has released images and details from "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha," the episode of Black Lightning premiering Monday, Feb. 11.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"Lynn (Christine Adams) counsels former pod kid, Wendy (guest-star Madison Bailey), in how to live in a world that's new to her but the fate of the other pod kids remains in doubt. Meanwhile, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) figures out Grace's (guest=star Chantel Thuy) secret. Lastly, Jefferson (Cress Williams) tries to install a superhero code for his metahuman offspring, but Jennifer (China Anne McClain) insists on taking revenge on Tobias (Marvin Jones III) for her boyfriend's death."

Salim Akil directed the episode, written by Jan Nash.

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TITAN COMICS FOR MAY

Titan Comics has provided The Continuum its solicitations for May.

For the listings, with images, CLICK HERE.



CAPTAIN MARVEL TOPS BOX OFFICE

Captain Marvel topped the domestic box office on Friday with an estimated $61.3 million.

The movie dominated, pulling in 20 times that of runner-up How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World's $3.3 million.

Based on Friday's box office, Captain Marvel should become the top movie of 2019 by weekend's finish. Glass is current the top movie with $109.7 million.

Alita Battle: Angel was fifth with $0.8 million, pushing its total to $75.9 million.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part also brought in $0.8 million, pushing its total to $94.0 milion.



BRIEFLY

STUDIO EDITIONS: Fantagraphics Books had announced an October release of two additions to its Studio Edition series: Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition and Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition.

Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition draws from Clowes's nearly 35 years of comics art, ranging from some of his earliest published work, 1986's Lloyd Llewelyn, to his seminal one-man anthology, Eightball (in which Ghost World was originally serialized), and includes samples from his most recent graphic novel, 2016's best-selling time travel thriller, Patience.

Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition highlights the work of the cartoonist, focusing on his two best-known series: Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design. In addition to excerpts from these two major comics projects, this edition features dozens of other gems from Piskor's archives, including commercial art, designs for a line of Public Enemy action figures and much more.

"Studio Editions that are constructed directly from an artist's original artwork have been the greatest new idea in comics the past ten years, and I had to jump at the chance to have my very own," Piskor said. "As a newer cartoonist in comparison to living legends like Jaime Hernandez and Charles Burns, there's still lots of evidence of discovery on my pages -- lots of figuring things out, brush strokes, white-out, and general process, which is my favorite part of these kinds of editions. And I felt like it would add value to include some annotated chatter about each page as well. Readers are going to dig looking at this stuff in a different context."

THE ORVILLE COMIC: Dark Horse Comics has announced a July 17 launch for a comic book based on Fox's The Orville.

The Orville executive producer/writer David A. Goodman, artist David Cabeza and colorist Michael Atiyeh are teaming up for The Orville Season 1.5: New Beginnings. These new adventures will consist of two, two-issue "episodes," bridging the gap between the events of the first season of Seth MacFarlane's television series, and the second season now airing on Fox.

The first of these episodes starts with The Orville #1: New Beginnings Part 1 (of two). On their way to a fleet conference, Ed and Gordon investigate a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship. Back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school despite him being only a few months old.

The second episode begins with The Orville #3: The Word of Avis Part 1 (of two), which sees the Orville intercept a small Union ship en route to the interstellar territory of the easily aggravated Krill. The passengers, originally thought to be a group of xenoanthropologists, turn out to be much, much more interesting and dangerous than the crew of the Orville could've imagined.

WAR VARIANT: Marvel Comics has released a variant cover image for War of The Realms #1 by Pyeong Jun Park. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

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BOOM! FIRST LOOKS: For covers and five-page preview of Firefly: Bad Company #1, arriving in stores on Wednesday, March 20, CLICK HERE.



MAY 2019 SOLICITATIONS

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

* BOOM! STUDIOS.

* DARK HORSE COMICS.

* DC COMICS.

* DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT.

* IDW PUBLISHING.

* MARVEL COMICS.

* VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT.









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