According to Variety's MultiChannel, "An episode of Spike TV original series Blade will be offered free-of-charge on iTunes for one week beginning Aug. 15, according to the showÕs production company, New Line Television. The episode, entitled 'Sacrifice,' spotlights the vampire-killing Blade's zealous pursuit of the murderer of Flannigan, a cop who helped to care for him as a young boy."
Meanwhile, Comics Continuum has the scoop on tonight's new episode, complete with production stills. The network describes the episode, "Turn of The Screw," as follows: "Krista's newly-turned mother escapes from the hospital. In Vegas, Chase meets up with old flame Alex, a wealthy Pure Blood who encourages her to leave Marcus. Blade and Krista try to track down Krista's mother to get her on the serum that can keep her from killing. Detective Collins meets with Marcus to inquire about Boone. Alex is in for an unfortunate surprise when Chase takes him to Chthon.
How about a look at the character Xerxes, from the Frank Miller adaptation? eagle-eyed reader (well, Panther-eyed, given where he works) Stephen Herbster pointed out this page on Brazilian site Omelete, but it's all Greek to us. Or Portuguese. Hard to tell.
Who needs to be picked up by the network? The news coverage on Arthur Curry's erstwhile series continues with The Detroit News, fanning the flames of the series' nascent popularity.
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One note that's not purely comics-related is the new deal inked by friends of this column, comics writer Dwayne McDuffie, his old pal the VP of Animation for BET, Mr. Denys Cowan and that cable net, to produce original content. Grats on getting that Viacom money! Thanks to Erwin Heinek for pointing that out.
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