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For covers and three- to five-page previews of DC Comics titles, arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Batgirl #12, Batman and Robin #12, Batman #12, Demon Knights #12 and Fairest #6.


For covers and three- to six-page previews of Image Comics titles, arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

Titles include Blue Estate #12, Creator-Owned Comics #3 and Hoax Hunters #2.

For previews of Marvel Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Oni Press titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of Dark Horse Comics titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.

For previews of BOOM! Studios titles arriving in stores on August 8, CLICK HERE.


According to Variety, Marvel Studios is offering 20th Century Fox a deal to extends its Daredevil movie rights past an Oct. 10 production deadline in exchange for use of characters from Fantastic Four, another property set up at the studio.

According to the report, Fox is in discussion with director Joe Carnahan for its reboot of the Daredevil property. In order to keep the rights to the character, the studio must start production by the Oct. 10 deadline.

Marvel is eyeing cosmic characters connected to the Fantastic Four franchise, including Galactus and Silver Surfer. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to take a cosmic approach spinning from The Avengers and continuing into Guardians of the Galaxy.

A Fantastic Four reboot is also being developed at Fox, with Chronicle's Josh Trank attached.

Marvel representatives did not respond to inquiries about the report.


The Continuum continues its preview of DC Comics' #0 issues in September with comments from writer on Tony Bedard on Blue Beetle #0.

To watch Bedard talking about the issue at the recent Comic-Con International, CLICK HERE.

To watch Scott Snyder talking about Batman #0, CLICK HERE.


Marvel Comics has unveiled the first art from Iron Man #1, the Marvel NOW! relaunch slated for November.

The series is written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Greg Land.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"Technical visionary. Unparalleled engineer. Avenger. Iron Man has done it all, from combating the greatest threats facing the Marvel Universe to dealing with his own inner demons. Now, when his greatest invention becomes his greatest mistake, Iron Man must act fact...and build faster! The lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild and for grabs to the highest bidder! It's up to Tony Stark to contain it and that means creating a new suit of armor!"

"Kieron and Greg are about to take Iron Man on a journey unlike anything he's ever experienced," said Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso. "This creative team took the X-Men to the next level, and with Iron Man they'rre taking everything you know and love about the character and putting a spin on it that will have readers buzzing. Wait until you see what the new suit -- I mean, suits ----of armor can do!”

"The story will focus on him questioning things about himself and trying to find out exactly how the universe ticks, what’s this all about and why he does this anyway," Gillen said. "There will be a lot of changes in the armor throughout the series; in the first five issues there will be a different armor every issue."

Iron Man #1 goes on sale on Nov. 7.

Iron Man 2 Costumes


IDW Publishing has announced it has signed a deal to publish a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) comic book, Joe Palooka, which will launch in stores and online in late 2012.

"This represents a huge moment for me, and is a culmination of a real team effort," said Joe Palooka creator Joe Antonacci. "To sign on with a tremendous publisher like IDW and to have the opportunity to bring Joe Palooka to comic book and MMA fans worldwide is a tremendous opportunity. We're also proud to have sponsored many UFC fighters and plan to expand our relationship with them by having UFC fighters appear in the comic book as well."

"Team Palooka is bringing a ton of fire and energy to this book and we think it'll really strike a chord with comic fans and MMA fans alike," said IDW's Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall.

The Joe Palooka comic series tells the story of Joe Palooka, an MMA fighter who travels the world desperately trying to clear his name while fighting to earn a spot in the legendary "Legion of Combat" fight series that features team matches between fighters representing countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Russia, Japan, China and others.

Plans for international distribution including the creation of multi-language versions of the series are also underway.

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* AMC has added to its gallery of high-resolution images from the Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

* BOOM! Studios has announced a second printing for The Hypernaturals #2. The new priniting will feature a cover by Kris Anka.

BOOM! did not reveal the initial print run for the issue.


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

* 12-Gauge Comics.

* Antarctic Press.

* Ape Entertainment.

* Antarctic Press.

* Archie Comics.

* Ardden Entertainment.

* Aspen Comics.

* Big Dog Ink.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Bongo Comics.

* BOOM! Studios.

* DC Comics.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* Dynamite Entertainment.

* IDW Publishing.

* Image Comics.

* Marvel Comics.

* Oni Press.

* Valiant Entertainment.

* Zenescope Entertainment.

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