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Follwing the recently announced creative shift on Batman and The Outsiders, DC Comics on Tuesday announced updated contents for the second issue of the title.

Here's how DC describes the issue:

"Batman and his Outsiders -- Catwoman, Metamorpho, Katana, Martian Manhunter, Grace and Thunder -- investigate the appearance of a strange Omac-like entity at Jardine Tower in Central City. And to further complicate things, Batman's newest recruit makes her dramatic entrance at the end of the issue -- but the Outsiders arenąt too sure they want her on their team!"

The issue is written by Chuck Dixon, with with art by Carlos Rodriguez and Bit and a cover by Doug Braithwaite. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on Nov. 28.

In other DC news:

* The publisher has released Neal Adams' variant cover for All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #8. The issue will be in stores on Nov. 28.

Adams' variant cover replaces the solicited Frank Miller variant cover.

* Green Lantern Corps #18, part 10 of the "Sinestro Corps War" will now feature a cover by Andy Kubert, replacing the solicited cover by Pat Gleason and Prentis Rollins. The issue is scheduled to be in stores on Nov. 28.

* Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Wedding HC will be resolicited.

* New in-store dates for DC titles include Nov. 28 for Justice League of America #15, Faker #5 and Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #2 and Dec. 26 for The Brave and The Bold #9 and Tales of The Batman: Tim Sale HC.


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

Titles include 2 Guns #3 from Boom! Studios; Witchblade #111 from Top Cow Productions/Image Comics; Supergirl #23 from DC Comics; and Highlander #12, New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #3 and Terminator 2: Infinity #4 from Dynamite Entertainment.

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

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

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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Marvel Comics on Tuesday announced that X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot has sold out at Diamond.

The publisher is going back to press on the issue, with a new wraparound cover by Simone Bianchi. The issue will be in stores on Nov. 28.

In other Marvel news:

* Marvel announced a Dec. 12 release for Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless TPB, collecting the second story in the Icon series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. The book will cost $14.99.

* The publisher released the cover art and three inside pages for Marvel Atlas #1, on sale on Nov. 28.

"The Marvel Atlas is the first of its kind, a complete guide to all the lands real and imagined which make up Marvel's Earth," said head writer Michael Hoskin. "Latveria, Symkaria, Wakanda and more are brought to vivid life through the illustrations of Eliot R. Brown. This is an invaluable reference for fans who take the world-building of the Marvel Universe seriously."

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Artist Paul Norris, best known as the co-creator of Aquaman, has died at age 93, according to DC Comics.

"Paul Norris was one of the quiet, dedicated artists who sustained comics through the decades," said Paul Levitz, DC Comics president and publisher. "His most important contribution to DC was long before I was born, but it was my pleasure to reconnect him to DC and Aquaman."

Born in 1914, Norris worked as a cartoonist for the Dayton Daily News before beginning his career in comic books in 1940, when he started freelancing for Prize Publications on features including Yank and Doodle and Futureman. Norris moved to DC Comics in 1941, where he introduced Aquaman in More Fun Comics #73. After his stay on the Aquaman feature ended, he moved on to other features, including The Sandman and Johnny Quick.

After serving in the Army, Norris joined King Features, where he contributed to comic strips including Flash Gordon, Secret Agent X-9 and Jungle Jim. He took over writing and drawing the Brick Bradford strip in 1952 and continued drawing it through 1987, establishing a reputation for never missing a deadline. In the 1960s and 70s, Norris also drew comics for Western Publishing including Tarzan of the Apes and Magnus, Robot Fighter.

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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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* Top Cow has announced it will debut its new ongoing series starring The Darkness at Wizard World Texas and make available three exclusive variant covers: X-Men: Messiah CompleX Top Cow Exclusive Cover by Marc Silvestri, Madame Mirage #3 WWTX Variant Cover by Kenneth Rocafort, and Witchblade #111 WWTX Variant Cover by Michael Broussard.

The Darkness First Look WWTX Variant Cover by Silvestri will serve as the showąs VIP cover, and Top Cow will also make available an exclusive limited edition lithograph by Eric Basaldua.

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* The Dec. 3 episode of NBC's Heroes is titled "Powerless."

* Michael Golden will debut his art book from Vanguard Productions, Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, at at Big Apple's The National Convention on Friday, Nov. 16-18 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York.

Vanguard is offering the book in softcover, hardcover and a limited deluxe volume, which features a slipcase and bonus material.

* Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Peter Snejbjerg will be guest-artist of The Boys #13-14.

Click on the thumbnails for Darick Robertson's covers from the two issues and two interior pages from #13 by Snejbjerg.


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.

* Thursday, November 1: Smallville's Black Canary, Aliens vs. Predators: Requiem, Flash Gordon, First Looks and The Batman.

* Wednesday, October 31: Wanted movie, The Simpsons, Spider-Man 4, Legion of Super Heroes and Archie First Looks.

* Tuesday, October 30: Bluewater Productions for February, Steve Melching talks The Batman, First Looks, Heroes for November and Bionic Woman for November.

* Monday, October 29: Moonstone Books for February, First Looks, Family Guy and Green Lantern movie. Free Shipping from!

* 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.

* 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.

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