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For covers and four- to six-page previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 7, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Astonishing X-Men #23, Annihilation: Conquest #1, Fantastic Four #551, Howard the Duck #2, New Avengers: Illuminati #5, Immortal Iron Fist #10, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #33, Ms. Marvel #21, Omega the Unknown #2, The Order #4, Shanna the She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #4, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1, Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm #1, Annihilation: Conquest -- Star-Lord #4 and Super-Villain Team-Up/M.O.D.O.K.'S 11 #5.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 7, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on Nov. 7, CLICK HERE.

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Fantagraphics Books has announced a June release of the first critical retrospective of Steve Ditko, the co-creator and original artist of the Amazing Spider-Man, timed for the release of Ditko's 80th birthday.

Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, by Blake Bell, will be a 220-page hardcover that will cost $39.99.

"For the non-comic- book reader," said Bell, an author and essayist for the Marvel Comics line of Ditko-related Omnibus reprint projects, "we tell the narrative of Steve Ditko, the artist, from humble beginnings in Johnstown Pennsylvania; to the dizzying heights of co-creating Spider-Man; to the spectacular Howard Roark-like determination, and tribulations, in bringing his personal and philosophical vision to a recalcitrant audience.

"There's a fantastic, dramatic storyline running through Ditko's career; the artist having walked away from the Spider-Man franchise -- and the billions it was to generate -- as it was reaching the height of its popularity. What price did Ditko pay, and what was the impact on his work?"

The book is also geared for hardcore Ditko fans.

"We explode many of the myths surrounding key moments in Ditko's career, as well as present reams of rare and unpublished Ditko artwork," Bell said. "For the comic art scholar, we also break down the 'hows' of Steve Ditko as a great sequential storyteller, dissecting his work in depth for the first time, also with analysis and commentary by some of the most skilled and articulate comic creators of the day."

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For previously published solicitations for January, click on the publishers' names below.

* Arcana Studio.

* Archie Comics.

* Avatar Press.

* BlueWater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* Boom! Studios.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* Desperado Publishing.

* Devil's Due Publishing.

* Boom! Studios.

* Heroic Publishing.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Markosia Publishing.

* Marvel Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Red 5 Comics.

* Slave Labor Graphics.

* Top Cow Productions.

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* The Black Cat will be appearing in Kids' WB!'s upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. The character will be featured during the final arc of episodes among the group of 13. The stories will introduce the black suit.

* According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Wright, creator of ABC's Dirty Sexy Money, has been tapped to write The Flash movie for Warner Bros. Contrary to previous reports, the film, directed by David Dobkin, will not spin out of the Justice League film.

* Kids' WB! has released three more images from "Who Am I?," this Saturday's new episode of Legion of Super Heroes.

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

* Sunday, October 28: Bluewater Productions First Looks and Flash Gordon.

* Saturday, October 27: The Batman, Bones' Emily Deschanel talks Wonder Woman, Smallville, Adam West talks Family Guy and First Looks.

* Friday, October 26: Family Guy's Seth Green, Bionic Woman, Image First Looks, Marvel First Looks, Battlestar Galactica and Jerry Robinson named DC consultant. Free Shipping from!

* Thursday, October 25: The Simpsons for November, Flash Gordon, Boom! Studios for January, Devil's Due Publishing for January and Archie First Looks.

* Wednesday, October 24: Bones' Halloween episode, Family Guy, Red 5 Comics for January, Slave Labor Graphic for January, Markosia Publishing for January, Arcana Studio for January and First Looks.

* Tuesday, October 23: World War Hulk, Legion of Super Heroes, Bongo Comics for January, Spider-Man: One More Day delay, Heroes, Bionic Woman and Marvel First Looks.

* Monday, October 22: Heroes, Spider-Man 3, Avatar Press for January, First Looks, Spike TV Scream Awards, 30 Days of Night and Ben 10: Race Against Time.

* Sunday, October 21: Heroes' Kristen Bell, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians on DVD and Avatar Press' Gravel.

* Saturday, October 20: 30 Days of Night, Boom! First Looks and Marvel First Looks.

* Friday, October 19: 30 Days of Night's Josh Hartnett, Marvel First Looks, Desperado Publishing for January and Heroic Publishing for January.

* Thursday, October 18: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Smallville, Family Guy, Marvel's Ultimates Saga and First Looks.

* Wednesday, October 17: IDW Publishing for January, Marvel First Looks, Image First Looks and Bionic Woman.

* Tuesday, October 16: Marvel Comics for January, 30 Days of Night's Ben Foster, Batman and the Outsiders, Marvel's Secret Invasion and First Looks.

* Monday, October 15: DC Comics for January, Legion of Super Heroes, The Batman, Archie Comics for January, Bluewater Productions for January, Image Comics for January, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Dynamite First Looks.

* Sunday, October 14: Heroes' Dana Davis and First Looks.

* Saturday, October 13: Smallville, Heroes and Jack Staff.

* Friday, October 12: Marvel First Looks, Legion of Heroes and Smallville.

* Thursday, October 11: I Am Legend comics, Captain America, Legion of Super Heroes, Heroes, Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters and First Looks.

* Wednesday, October 10: Smallville, The Batman, First Looks and Devil's Due Publishing.

* Tuesday, October 9: Annihilation: Conquest press conference, Family Guy, Bionic Woman, Jack Kirby's Fourth World, Zenescope's big October and First Looks.

* Monday, October 8: Top Cow Productions for January, Smallville, Heroes, Angel and Scary Godmother.

* Sunday, October 7: Heroes' Hayden Panettiere and First Looks.

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