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For covers and two- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Oct. 11, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Annihilation #3, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #17, New X-Men #31, Stan Lee Meets Dr. Strange, Thunderbolts #107, Ultimate X-Men #75, Uncanny X-Men #479 and Wolverine: Origins #7.

For covers and three- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Oct. 25, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Black Panther #21, Daredevil #90, Sensational Spider-Man #31 and X-Men #192.


NBC continues to trumpet strong ratings for Heroes, which has helped the network gain 18 percent in viewers 18-49 on Monday nights.

Heroes' debut episode on Sept. 26 was No. 6 for the week among all shows in 18-49.

As previously reported, the debut episode delivered NBC's highest 18-49 rating and overall viewer total for any fall drama premiere in five years. It was also the highest-rated 9 p.m. (ET) drama premiere on any network since the launch of ABC's Desperate Housewives on Oct. 3, 2004.

For images from the upcoming "One Giant Leap" episode of Heroes, CLICK HERE.


Virgin Comics on Wednesday announced that there will be alternate covers for the first five issues of John Woo's Seven Brothers, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Jeevan Kang.

"The response to Seven Brothers has been incredible," said Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan. "When two creative titans like John Woo and Garth Ennis are working together it is always a special event."

Seven Brothers #1 reaches stores on Oct. 18. The issue features covers by Yoshitaka Amano and Greg Horn.

Amano will provide a cover for every issue, while different artists will provide the alternate covers.

Click on the thumbnail for a larger look at the cover to #2.


The Continuum has updated its Image Comics First Looks for titles arriving in stores on Oct. 11.

For covers and five-page previews, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Emissary #5, The Pirates of Coney Island #1, Umbra #3 and Sam Noir: Samurai Detective #2.


* Donal Logue, who plays Mack in the Ghost Rider movie, will be a guest on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Friday, Oct. 13.

* Chris Ryall and Simon Furman are writing a four-issue mini-series that will serves as a prequel to next summer's Transformers movie. IDW Publishing is targeting it for a February launch.

IDW will also adapt the movie.

* Arcana Studio has announced that Sean OšReilly's Kade: Sun of Perdition #1 is going back for a second printing. For the new printing, Ben Templesmith's variant cover, which was only offered as a retailer incentive, will get a new color scheme.

Future incentive covers for the series will showcase artwork from Liam Sharp, Nat Jones, and Ashley Wood.


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, September 28: Legion of Super Heroes, Superman Returns, Image Comics' Lower Orbit, Archie First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel/Bullet Points press conference.

* Wednesday, September 27: Occult Crime Taskforce movie, Marvel First Looks, Diamond Select Toys and Smallville.

* Tuesday, September 26: Heroes, Fear Agent to Dark Horse, The Scribbler, Batman Beyond and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, September 25: Legion of Super Heroes' Andy Milder, Justice League Unlimited DVD and Image First Looks.

* Sunday, September 24: Heroes, Image's The Nightly News and Casper on Cartoon Network.

* Saturday, September 23: Smallville, Image Comics' Drain, Dark Horse First Looks and Fantastic Four.

* Friday, September 22: The Batman Season 4, Superman DVDs, Oni Press for December, IDW's Dick Tracy, Scary Godmother and First Looks.

* Thursday, September 21: Smallville, Legion of Super Heroes, Arcana Studio for December, Marvel First Looks and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, September 20: Image Comics for December, Devil's Due for September, DC First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks and Ron Marz's Russian Sunset.

* Tuesday, September 19: Marvel Comics for December, Heroes, Supergirl and X-Men: Phoenix -- Warsong.

* Monday, September 18: Smallville, DC Comics for December, IDW Publishing for December, Archie Comics for December, Legion of Super Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, First Looks and August sales.

* Sunday, September 17: IDW's 24: Nightfall, Smallville and Josh Howard's Viper titles.

* Saturday, September 16: Heroes, First Looks and solicitations.

* Friday, September 15: X-Men's Hugh Jackman, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Image First Looks and Devil's Due First Looks.

* Thursday, September 14: Aspen Comics for December, Hellboy 2, Anita Blake, Archie First Looks and Spider-Girl press conference.

* Wednesday, September 13: Smallville, Marvel First Looks, DC First Looks and Supergirl DVD.

* Tuesday, September 12: Blade: The Series, Heroes, Transformers and DC First Looks.

* Monday, September 11: Legion of Super Heroes' Yuri Lowenthal, Hellboy animated, Marvel announcements, Dark Horse First Looks, Image First Looks, Ion's Kalman Andrasofszky, Moonstone Books for January and Claypool Comics for December.

* Sunday, September 10: The Simpsons, Painkiller Jane and First Looks.

* Saturday, September 9: Dark Horse Comics for December, Boom! Studios for December and Smallville Season 6 opener.

* Friday, September 8: The Batman Strikes!, Spider-Man animated, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer's Michael Chiklis, Oni Press' Wasteland, Devil's Due First Looks and Marvel's First Looks.

* Thursday, September 7: Family Guy, Civil War: Choosing Sides, DC First Looks, Archie First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Wednesday, September 6: Fantastic Four ratings, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Blade: The Series, Heroes, Image First Looks, DC First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

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