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Bongo Comics has released its solicitations for September.

For a rundown, with images, CLICK HERE.

For previously posted September solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Archie Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* DC Comics.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Top Cow Productions.

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For covers and a four-page preview of Aspen Comics' Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews #1, arriving in stores on June 25, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Image Comics titles arriving in stores on June 25, CLICK HERE.

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ABC Family has provided The Continuum a description and six images from "The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum," a new episode of The Middleman scheduled to air on Monday, July 7.

Here's how the network describes the episode:

"The Middleman and Wendy are called to look into the strange disappearance of a rich socialite during a fateful shopping trip. As their trail leads them through the world of plastic surgery addiction, they realize that they are dealing with a group of exiled aliens who are being hunted by an unknown entity. But who would hunt down a peaceful species of aliens whose only affliction is the appearance of too much facial work?

"Meanwhile, Wendy is upset to find out that Ben has posted their break-up video online and tries to avoid Lacey, who is channeling her inner therapist."

Beginning June 30, The Middleman is moving to 10 p.m. on Mondays.

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Warner Home Video has released three more images from Batman Gotham Knight, the animated movie that will be released on July 8.

The images are from three of the film's six segments -- "In Darkness Dwells," written by David Goyer; "Have I Got a Story for You," written by Josh Olson; and "Working Through Pain," written by Brian Azzarello.

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Batman Gotham Knight will premiere at Wizard World Chicago on Saturday, June 28 at 7 p.m. (CT) in the 1,500-seat hall within the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The screening will be followed by a panel featuring executive producer Bruce Timm and a quartet of the film's writers: Olson, Azzarello, Greg Rucka and Alan Burnett.

The panelists will be available for a 90-minute autograph session on Sunday, June 29 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Fountain Area. An encore presentation of the film will screen Sunday at 2 p.m.


Brian Lynch, scripter of IDW Publishing's July-debuting Spike: After the Fall said character creator Joss Whedon provided a solid direction for the series.

"Joss laid the groundwork with me, a very specific outline, and now I'm carrying it out," Lynch said. "He did the heavy-lifting in the beginning, and now I'm the spokesman, I'm the mouthpiece."

Here's how IDW describes the four-part series:

"In IDW's Angel: After the Fall, all of the characters who survived the melee that concluded Joss Whedon's TV series have had to find their way in a Los Angeles cast into hell. As befit his character, the vampire Spike seemed to have it all at the start -- he was set up in a certain Beverly Hills mansion, surrounded by a cadre of female warriors and Illyria, too. But it wasn't always so easy for him.

"Spike: After the Fall tells the tale of what happened in the intervening months since that alleyway cataclsym. Along for the ride in this series are Illyria, who has a tendency to revert back to Fred at inopportune times, as well as Angel's Dragon, and a new cast of characters as well. Most importantly, the series introduces a character who will come to be see as Spikešs arch-nemesis. Even more than Angel."

Series artist Franco Urru provides two issues in a 50/50 split for the first issue, and the Australian art team of The Sharp Brothers offer a grindhouse-inspired incentive cover.

"I cannot express how great this is coming out," Lynch said. "I didn't want to dilute Angel: After the Fall or the previous Urru/Lynch Spike tales, so we didn't plan this until we saw whether or not it would work. It worked. It works soooo well. This is gonna be goooood. All the hell! None of the Angels!"

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Devil's Due Publishing has announced an August release for Serpo, an original graphic novel in collaboration with Invisible Hand Studios and executive producer Vin Di Bona.

Combining rumors, purported U.S. government files, and first-hand accounts, Serpo will unveil a shocking story of 12 Americans taken to live on an alien planet.

"If you're a conspiracy or black ops believer, Serpo will knock your socks off and even make you question your mother for the truth," Di Bona said.

The 120-page book is written by Jason Burns, with art by Joe Eisma and a cover by Roger Robinson.

"Working on Serpo was a really unique experience for me as a writer because, unlike other adaptations, this one being based on fact or fiction is still unresolved," Burns said. "Conversely, it's also a unique story for the reader because it challenges them to make up their own minds as to whether or not they believe the events actually took place."

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For covers and two- to eight-page previews of Archie Comics titles arriving in stores on June 25, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Archie Americana Series: Best of the Sixties Book 2, Archie #586, Archie Digest #245 and Sonic X #34.

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The Hero Initiative will have an on-site auction at Wizard World Chicagon on June 26-29 for the first 10 Hulk #1 covers.

The first 10 covers are Chris Bachalo, Tom Brevoort, Michael Choi, Alan Davis, Mike Deodato, Leonard Kirk, Joseph Michael Linsner, Whilce Portacio, Javier Pulido and Arthur Suydam.

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* Upcoming repeat episodes of Smallville on The CW include "Lara" on Thursday, June 26 and "Wrath" on Thursday, July 3.

* Look for a panel to spotlight The Spectacular Spider-Man next month at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

* The Incredible Hulk placed first at the box office on Wednesday with $4.5 million, pushing its total to $70.7 million.

Iron Man placed seventh with $0.7 million, pushing its total to $300.0 million.


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.

* Saturday, June 14: The Incredible Hulk, Batman Gotham Knight, Image Comics First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Friday, June 13: Marvel Comics First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* Thursday, June 12: The Incredible Hulk, the Middleman, Bluewater Productions' Vincent Price comics, Ultimate Origins and Red movie.

* Wednesday, June 11: The Middleman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Oni Press' Local.

* Tuesday, June 10: The Incredible Hulk's William Hurt, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks and Archer & Armstrong.

* Monday, June 9: The Spirit's Eva Mendes, Viper Comics' horror imprint, The Incredible Hulk, Top Cow Productions First Looks, DC Comics First Looks and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Sunday, June 8: The Middleman and First Looks.

* Saturday, June 7: Wanted's Angelina Jolie, The Middleman, Spawn, Boom! Studios First Looks, Dark Horse Comics First Looks and Fear Itself.

* Friday, June 6: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* Thursday, June 5: Dark Horse Comics for September, Batman Gotham Knight's Josh Olson and Top Cow's Starfall.

* Wednesday, June 4: Secret Invasion tie-ins, Wanted, Smallville, The Incredible Hulk, Image Comics First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and IDW Publishing's Andy Schmidt.

* Tuesday, June 3: The Incredible Hulk's Liv Tyler, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Image Comics Firs Looks, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Fear Itself and World of Quest.

* Monday, June 2: Garth Ennis and First Looks.

* Sunday, June 1: Devil's Due Publishing for August and Desperado Publishing.

* Saturday, May 31: From Wizard World Philadelphia -- Marvel's Cup O' Joe, Aspen Comics, Secret Invasion and Dynamite Entertainment panels; Plus -- Antaractic Press for August, The Spectacular Spider-Man and First Looks.

* Friday, May 30: From Wizard World Philadelphia -- Spider-Man, Mondo Marvel and DC Nation panels; Also -- Batman Gotham Knight, The Incredible Hulk and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Thursday, May 29: The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton, G.I. Joe at IDW Publishing, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Digital Webbing for August and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 28: American Gladiators/Hulk, Zenescope Entertainment for August, Radical Publishing for August, Dark Horse Comics First Looks, Fear Itself and World of Quest.

* Tuesday, May 27: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Avatar Press for August, Boom! Studios for August, Platinum Studios for August and Dynamite Entertainment First Looks.

* Monday, May 26: Dynamite Entertainment for August, Oni Press for August, Dabel Bros. Productions for August, Red 5 Comics for August and Transformers: Animated.

* Sunday, May 25: First Looks, The Incredible Hulk and Fear Itself.

* Saturday, May 24: The Middleman, Heroes, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Arcana Studio for September.

* Friday, May 23: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Viper Comics for August and Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

* Thursday, May 22: Batman Gotham Knight, Battlestar Galactica, The Middleman, Big City Comics for August, Aspen Comics for August and Archie Comics First Looks.

* Wednesday, May 21: Bongo Comics for August, Bluewater Productions First Looks, Marvel Comics roundup, Iron Man box office and DC Direct's Watchmen.

* Tuesday, May 20: Marvel Comics for August and Dark Horse First Looks.

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