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Image Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for November.

For a rundown with cover images, CLICK HERE.


Marvel Comics has provided The Continuum with its solicitations for November.

For a rundown with cover images, CLICK HERE.

For a rundown of trade paperbacks, CLICK HERE.

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Sci Fi Channel is declaring Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, Stan Lee's reality series, a hit.

According to Sci Fi, the series has shown week-to-week growth and has provided significant ratings gains for the network.

Season-to-date, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? is up 29 percent in Household ratings, 48 percent in Persons 18-49s and 44 percents in Persons 25-54s.

The fourth episode last Thursday delivered a 1.32 HH rating (plus-10 percent vs. previous week and plus-48 percent vs. its July 27 series premiere), 1.031 million viewers 18-49 (plus-27 percent vs. previous week), 899,000 viewers 25-54 (plus-28 percent vs. last week) and 1.815 million total viewers.

Since its premiere on Sci Fi, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? has grown at least 10 percent week-to-week in the 18-49 and 25-54 key demos. The fourth episode grew 62 percent from the premiere among viewers 18-49 and 61 percent among viewers 25-54.

In the new episode this Thursday, the three remaining superheroes -- Fat Momma, Feedback and Major Victory -- are judged by Lee's toughest critics: children. Then Lee tests their intellect and ingenuity in a time-based challenge following clues to locate their archenemy, the Dark Enforcer, at Universal Studio's City Walk.


The Detroit News' Comic Blog includes a new feature from The Comics Continuum.

To read The Continuum's feature on the new Gen13 series by Gail Simone and Talent Caldwell, CLICK HERE.

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For covers and five- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Sept. 13, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Claws #2 and Thunderbolts #106.

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Marvel Comics on Tuesday announced new printings for six Civil War titles and a collection of Civil War Amazing Spider-Man titles.

The first two issues of the core series Civil War will be receiving a second printing and a third printing respectively, with Civil War Captain America Unleashed Variant #1 having a new Captain America cover using a scene from the interior of Civil War #1 and Civil War #2 3rd Printing McNiven Sketch Variant featuring a sketch cover by Steve McNiven. They will be in stores on Sept. 13.

Issues #2 and #3 of Civil War: Front Line will also be receiving second printing variants, with new covers using interior art by Ramon Bachs. They will be in stores on Sept. 13 and Oct. 4, respectively.

Civil War tie-ins New Avengers #21 and Thunderbolts #104 will also be going back to press with all new covers by Howard Chaykin and Tom Grummett. Both will reach stores on Oct. 4.

Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man -- Decisions, in stores on Sept. 21, collects Amazing Spider-Man #529-532, Spider-Man's Road To Civil with a new sketch cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto. The 96-page book will cost $5.99.

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*To the right is a first look at the back package art from Warner Home Video's Batman Beyond: Season 2 DVD collection.

The four-disc set is scheduled for release on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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In case you missed The Continuum's recent coverage, here are some links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Thursday, August 17:Legion of Super Heroes' Shawn Harrison, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo on Cartoon Network, Superman DVDs, Aspen Seasons, IDW's Angel: Masks, Moonstone Books for December, Top Cow First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, August 16:Smallville: Season 6, Dwayne McDuffie at BET, DC First Looks, Image First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 15:X-Men: The Last Stand DVD, The Batman Season 2 DVD, Blade: The Series, Marvel First Looks and Civil War books delayed.

* Monday, August 14: Dark Horse Comics for November, Teen Titans DVD, The Fountain and First Looks.

* Sunday, August 13: Hellboy animated, Spider-Man action figures and Triumph Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, August 12: Legion of Super Heroes, Spider-Man 3's Topher Grace, Family Guy, Smallville and Chuck Dixon writes for TightLip Entertainment.

* Friday, August 11: The Simpsons, HBO/Cinemax in October, Image First Looks, Devil's Due First Looks, The Tick on DVD and July sales.

* Thursday, August 10: Hellboy on Cartoon Network, Avengers movie, Image Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, new Adult Swim series and Ultimate Fantastic Four press conference.

* Wednesday, August 9: DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Archie First Looks, Teen Titans and Battlestar Galactica.

* Tuesday, August 8: Legion of Super Heroes' Kari Wahlgren, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Soulfire: Chaos Reign, Darkness/Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SLG Publishing's Agnes Quill.

* Monday, August 7: Marvel Studios, Legion of Super Heroes and The Runaways' Mike Norton.

* Sunday, August 6: Wizard World Chicago -- Lynda Carter statue and WildStorm and Vertigo panels.

* Saturday, August 5: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and from Wizard World Chicago: DC Universe, Civil War and Ultimate panels.

* Friday, August 4: Top Cow, DC Nation and Mondo Marvel panels at Wizard World Chicago, X-Men: The Last Stand DVDs, Hellboy sequel and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, August 3: Spider-Man 3's Thomas Haden Church, Virgin Comics for October, Arcana Studio's OutlawScorn 3030 A.D. and Blade: The Series.

* Wednesday, August 2: DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, August 1: Doctor Strange animated movie, Spider-Man 3, Blade: The Series, Ultimate Spider-Man and Phoenix Warsong variants, Boom! Studios for October and Bongo Comics for October.

* Monday, July 31: Warner Bros. announces The Dark Knight movie, Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Iron Man animated movie, Claypool Comics ceases print operations, The Batman, Icon's Criminal and Top Cow's Madame Mirage.

* Sunday, July 30: David Lloyd's Kickback, Superman Returns and First Looks.

* Saturday, July 29: Heroes, Spider-Man 3, Teen Titans DVD, Transformers DVD and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Friday, July 28: Blade: The Series, Anita Blake, First Looks, Hellboy animated and Krypto the Superdog.

* Thursday, July 27: Legion of Super Heroes animated, The Batman, The Simpsons, Teen Titans, Marvel Comics First Looks, Aspen's Soulfire: Chaos Reign and TMNT.

* Wednesday, July 26: Marvel Comics First Looks, DC Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Blade: The Series, Aquaman pilot, Smallville, Spider-Man 3 and Aspen Comics convention specials.

* Tuesday, July 25: Image Comics for October, IDW Publishing for October, Marvel Comics First Looks, Blade: The Series' Jon Kroll, Fantastic Four animation and Aquaman pilot.

* Monday, July 24: From Comic-Con International -- Ghost Rider movie, Marvel Studios panel, Mondo Marvel panel, DC Universe panel and Blade: The Series.

* Sunday, July 23: From Comic-Con International -- Spider-Man 3, Iron Man movie, Image Comics panel, Todd McFarlane panel and The Batman.

* Saturday, July 22: From Comic-Con International -- Superman Returns sequel, Superman II DVD, Hellboy sequel, Spider-Man 3, Bruce Timm, Vertigo panel, C.B. Cebulski's Image books, IDW panel, WildStorm panel and Marvel Legends.

* Friday, July 21: From Comic-Con International -- Spider-Man 3, Ultimate Avengers 2, Teen Titans/Legion of Super Heroes, Marvel's Civil War, Aspen Comics and Fantastic Four sequel...

* Thursday, July 20: From Comic-Con International -- IDW's Transfromers, DC Nation panel, Legion of Super Heroes' Matt Wayne, Ghost Rider movie toys, Incredible Hulk director, Fantastic Four sequel, Dark Horse announements, Top Cow news and Avatar Press news.

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