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Rozum Exits

Rozum Exits "Static Shock"

With only one issue on the stands, the co-writer of DC's relaunch of the iconic teen superhero "Static Shock" has opted to step off the book saying "My issues for leaving had nothing to do with the character or with DC Comics." UPDATED

PRESS RELEASE: DC Comics Extends Incentives for Retailers through December

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batwoman" #1

Greg McElhatton gives JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman's long-awaited "Batwoman" #1 4.5 stars, stating, "it's very clear that 'Batwoman' is in excellent hands."

Another New 52 Casualty: Amanda Waller’s Weight

Another New 52 Casualty: Amanda Waller’s Weight

Among the many changes to hit the characters of the DCU in the wake of "Flashpoint" and the launch of the New 52, one most fans didn't see coming was Amanda Waller's dramatic weight loss. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Commentary Track: JH Williams III On

Commentary Track: JH Williams III On "Batwoman" #1

Co-writer and artist of the long-awaited "Batwoman" title from DC's New 52, JH Williams III goes in depth with CBR News on the building blocks of the heroine's first issue.

PRESS RELEASE: "Action Comics" #1, "Batgirl" #1 Get Third Printings

New 52 Pickup - Week 3: GL, Batwoman & More

New 52 Pickup - Week 3: GL, Batwoman & More

Three weeks into his New 52 experiment and Steve Sunu thins the field further. Which of this week's new releases will make the cut and which will find themselves out in the cold after a single issue?

Cully Hamner's

Cully Hamner's "The Shade" #1 Variant Cover

DC Comics has released Cully Hamner's variant cover for "The Shade" #1, written by James Robinson with art by Hamner and a standard cover by Tony Harris. The series debuts in October.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Green Lantern" #1

Doug Zawisza calls Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's "Green Lantern" #1 "enjoyable, entertaining, and fast-paced...everything that a comic book should be," and gives the issue a 4 stars review.

Fox Developing

Fox Developing "The Spectre" TV Series

Fox has picked up the rights to DC Comics' The Spectre, with "John Doe" creator Brandon Camp writing a drama about an ex-cop serving in limbo who seeks earthly vengeance of behalf of the dead.

Lemire Revives

Lemire Revives "Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E."

"Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E." writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about the series he calls a "black comedy," promising to explore the history of the seven-foot tall green monster.

DC Comics Promises Major

DC Comics Promises Major "Birds of Prey" Twist

With the appearance of Batgirl in December's "Birds of Prey" #4, DC Comics and series writer Duane Swierczynski promise readers a "status quo-altering revelation" while unveiling Dave Finch's cover for the issue.

Pipeline - 9/13/2011

Pipeline - 9/13/2011

Augie runs down 10 of last week's New 52 and asks questions about the necessity of a relaunch, the fussiness of costumes while backgrounds are lacking and the importance of a good last page reveal.

POLL: What Was <i>Your</i> Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

POLL: What Was Your Favorite New 52 Launch Week Title?

With DC Comics' New 52 relaunch titles flying off the shelves and the second wave set to hit stores tomorrow, CBR News wants to know which of the initial fourteen titles was your favorite!

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

DiDio on Wonder Woman, the Justice League's Collars & More

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio spoke frankly with CBR News about the DC Relaunch, tackling topics from Wonder Woman's most recent reboot to the online controversy over Jim Lee's costume designs and more.

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

DC's New 52: Retailer Report 1

After the first full week of comic shops sales, CBR talks to retailers across the country about DC Comics New 52 titles to see what the fan response was, what shop owners want to see next and what books beyond "Justice League" hit big.

FIRST LOOK COVERS:

FIRST LOOK COVERS: "Justice League" #4, CBR EXCLUSIVE "Action Comics" #4

DC Comics has released Jim Lee's cover for his and Geoff Johns' "Justice League" #4 while providing CBR with the exclusive debut of Rags Morales' cover for the Grant Morrison-scripted "Action Comics" #4.

Rood & Wayne: DC Sales Exceed Predictions

Rood & Wayne: DC Sales Exceed Predictions

With over 200K copies for "Justice League" #1 and ten books rocketing past 100K in sales, DC's New 52 seems a major sales success as John Rood and Bob Wayne tell CBR how the company will adjust to demand and move forward.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Action Comics" #1

James hunt has given "Action Comics" #1 5 stars calling Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' relaunch of Superman's long-running title "a complete success...it's tough to imagine a comic more worthy of the legacy."

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52

The DC Comics New Reader Litmus Test: The New 52

DC Comics claims its relaunched number one issues are new reader-friendly, so CBR News asked non-comic book readers to weigh in on this week's batch of New 52 comics.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batman and Robin" #1

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Batman and Robin" #1, the first issue of the relaunched series by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Father and son team-up on September 14.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batwing" #1

"Batwing" #1 gets 3.5 stars from Doug Zawisza who says of Judd WInick and Ben Oliver's new title, "if you’re looking for a new DC book to latch onto, this one just might be what you’re looking for."

Lemire Cuts To The Heart Of

Lemire Cuts To The Heart Of "Animal Man"

Writer Jeff Lemire spoke with CBR about his first issue of "Animal Man," explaining his goals for the title character, his family, the book's ties to Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing" and more.

Video, Images from

Video, Images from "Young Justice: Targets"

Cartoon Network has released screengrabs and a pair of videos from September 16's episode of "Young Justice," featuring the return of Red Arrow and the League of Shadows.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batgirl" #1

Greg McElhatton gives "Batgirl" #1 3.5 stars, saying of Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf's re-introduction of Barbara Gordon to the Bat-family, "strong enough to make me want to read a second issue."

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Justice League" #1 Second Printing Allocated, Pushed Back

Retailers to receive 32 percent of their orders for second printing of "Justice League" #1! Artist Dave Hoover passes away. Michael Chabon on his new superhero children's book! Plus much more!

"Swamp Thing" Envelops Yanick Paquette

"Swamp Thing" artist Yanick Paquette spoke with CBR News about his and Scott Snyder's resurrection of the DC Universe's avatar of the Green, the book's horror roots and more.

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

New 52 Pickup - Week 2: Animal, Super & Bat-men

Steve Sunu weighs in on the first full week of DC Comics' New 52 releases, cutting two titles outright from his pull list while three more find themselves sitting on the fence.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #1

Greg McElhatton gives Tony Daniel's "Detective Comics" #1 4 stars saying, "Daniel has brought his A-Game to 'Detective Comics,' and it's most definitely paid off."

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's

DC Comics Releases Van Sciver's "Action Comics" #2 Variant

With the first issue of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" #1 hitting stands today, DC Comics has released Ethan Van Sciver's variant cover for the second issue.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Swamp Thing" #1

Doug Zawisza gives the new "Swamp Thing" #1 4.5 stars, calling Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette's opening chapter of the new life of Alec Holland "an interesting take...disturbing and unnerving."

Comics A.M. - Jury Selection Begins in Michael George Murder Trial

Comics A.M. - Jury Selection Begins in Michael George Murder Trial

Jury selection starts today in second trial of retailer Michael George! Sales bump has retailer optimistic about DC relaunch! Atlanta's Criminal Records may close! Brian K. Vaughan, J.H. Williams III and more!

Pipeline - 9/6/2011

Pipeline - 9/6/2011

Augie takes a turn looking at "Justice League" #1 and likes it for many of the reasons others didn't. Plus, "Green Lantern" sports a new copy protection format, a college football uniform controversy and more

Simone Adds

Simone Adds "Batgirl," "Fury of Firestorm" to DC's New 52

Writer Gail Simone spoke with CBR News about her plans for the new "Batgirl" and "The Fury Of The Firestorm" series, as well as her reservations and hopes for DC Comics' New 52.

"Batman: Arkham City" Announces Extra-Difficult New Game Plus Mode

The newly-announced New Game Plus mode will take the challenge of "Batman: Arkham City" to a whole other level, adding even more replay value to the heavily anticipated Rocksteady title.

When Words Collide - 9/6/2011

When Words Collide - 9/6/2011

Tim reunites with Chad Nevett for a special conversation about Flashpoint, the DC Comics relaunch, the new Justice League and what looks worth reading from DC's New 52.

Comics A.M. - Kids Comic Store Opens; Questioning DC's Digital Sales Claims

Comics A.M. - Kids Comic Store Opens; Questioning DC's Digital Sales Claims

Toronto's The Beguiling opens kids comics store! A call for DC to release digital sales figures! More on DC's New 52! What makes a good first issue! Matt Fraction talks "Casanova"! Plus much more!

CBR TV @ CCI: Montgomery, Liu Animate

CBR TV @ CCI: Montgomery, Liu Animate "Batman: Year One"

Animation directors Lauren Montgomery and Sam Liu boarded the CBR Yacht at CCI to discuss the perils of adapting "Batman: Year One" and the burden of fan expectations.

This is the Way the World Begins

This is the Way the World Begins

Tom Bondurant, ROBOT 6’s Grumpy Old Fan, looks at “Flashpoint” #5 and “Justice League” #1 as the page turns on the DC Universe.

The Top 100 DC/Marvel Comic Book Character Countdown Has Begun!

The Top 100 DC/Marvel Comic Book Character Countdown Has Begun!

Based on your overwhelming turnout and responses, CSBG begins our countdown of your favorite DC and Marvel comic book characters of all-time!

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