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Comics A.M. - DiDio and Lee Talk State of DC and Industry

Comics A.M. - DiDio and Lee Talk State of DC and Industry

DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio discuss New 52, gay characters, creator rights and more! Alternative Comics returns! How to improve Comic-Con! Mark Millar, spider-victim! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Sticking With Hardcover-First Policy

Why DC doesn't play to change its collections policy! Why piracy isn't the same as borrowing comics from a library! What New 52 titles might be on the chopping block! Plus much more!

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

DC's September Debuts Will Push Its Line Past 52 (At Least For Now)

With the addition in September of "Talon," "Sword of Sorcery, "The Phantom Stranger" and "Team Seven," DC Comics' core line will at least temporarily expand beyond its 52-title goal.

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales

Comics A.M. - Eight Months in, New 52 Isn't Sales "Game-Changer"

A look at “solid but not spectacular" sales of DC's New 52! The success of the "Pocket God" digital comic! Tacoma, Washington, comic store closes! Interviews with Stan Lee and Adam Warren! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Marvel's Big Push For

Comics A.M. - Marvel's Big Push For "AvX"; New 52 Hurting GN Sales?

Marvel making its biggest-ever marketing investment for "AvX"! Sales of DC's pre-New 52 collected editions drop! Government files more charges against Megaupload founder! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Belgian Court Won't Ban

Comics A.M. - Belgian Court Won't Ban "Tintin in the Congo"

Belgian court rules "Tintin in the Congo" doesn't violate anti-hate laws! DC's John Rood on the New 52 reader survey! Fifteen years of Oni Press! Bill Sienkiewicz’s 1980s run on "New Mutants"! Plus more!

Travel Foreman Explains

Travel Foreman Explains "Animal Man" Departure

Stopping by the CBR forums, Travel Foreman explained the reason behind today's announcement that he's leaving DC Comics' "Animal Man" in May for "Birds of Prey." ROBOT 6 has details.

Comics A.M. - Creators, Publishers Speak Out Against SOPA, PIPA

Comics A.M. - Creators, Publishers Speak Out Against SOPA, PIPA

Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Peter David and Fantagraphics join in opposition to SOPA and PIPA! More on split of "Ashes" collaborators Alex de Campi and Jimmy Broxton! Dan DiDio and Jim Lee discuss DC relaunch! Plus more!

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Justice League" #1 Sells 360K Copies in Four Months

First issue of DC's relaunched "Justice League" has sold 360,000 copies since August! Eagle Awards nominations open! Mike Gold on SOPA! Profiles of Paul Levitz and Mark Bagley! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Comics A.M. - More on Occupy Comics; New 52's Relative Rankings

Matt Pizzolo talks Occupy Comics! Looking at the relative positions of DC's New 52 titles! DC backs off digital debuts! Jim Zubkavich on writing "Skullkickers"! Ramon Perez on adapting Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Named One of America's Hottest Brands

Comics A.M. - DC Comics Named One of America's Hottest Brands

Advertising Age names DC among America's Hottest Brands! "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" now expected to turn a profit on Broadway! Alan Moore on the use of Guy Fawkes masks in protests! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Fan/Pro Bill of Rights; Comics Used in Major Drug Ring

Comics A.M. - Fan/Pro Bill of Rights; Comics Used in Major Drug Ring

Peter David suggests a fan/pro Bill of Rights for conventions! Meth ring used comics to launder drug money! Comics-WWE parallels! Chester Brown talks "Louis Riel"! Retailers talk DC's New 52! Plus more!

DC Comics Dominates October Sales

DC Comics Dominates October Sales

According to Diamond Comics' numbers, DC Comics increased its market and dollar share in October, accounting for half of all books ordered by retailers. UPDATE: The Top 100 has been released with DC taking 17 of the Top 20.

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Comics A.M. - Comics Market on Verge of Turnaround?

Comics market poised for turnaround, but graphic-novel picture is more complex! Kieron Gillen reflects on "Generation Hope"! The pitch process! Matt Murdock enters 21st Century! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Other Publishers Benefit from DC's New 52 Bump

Comics A.M. - Other Publishers Benefit from DC's New 52 Bump

IDW, other publishers see September sales boost! Belgian judicial adviser says "Tintin in the Congo" shouldn't be banned! Interviews with Lee Bermejo, Peter Milligan, Scott Snyder and more!

New 52 Pickup - Week 8:

New 52 Pickup - Week 8: "Batman," "Justice League, "Wonder Woman" & More

As DC's New 52 rolls into Week 8, Steve Sunu casts a critical eye over the second issues of "Batman," "Justice League," "Supergirl," "Wonder Woman" and more.

Comics A.M. - Dwayne McDuffie's Website to Focus on Writer's Legacy

Comics A.M. - Dwayne McDuffie's Website to Focus on Writer's Legacy

Dwayne McDuffie's website to be overhauled to reflect legacy of late writer! Wizard hires new online editor! An ethnography of New York Comic Con! Plus much more!

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Giffen & Jurgens Make the Leap to

NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Giffen & Jurgens Make the Leap to "Superman"

Writer/artists Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens give CBR News the exclusive scoop on their plans for "Superman," which they take over from George Perez with issue #7 next March.

"Supernatural's" Adam Glass Commits "Suicide Squad"

DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" #2 hits stores October 12th and CBR News spoke with writer Adam Glass about his plans for the U.S. government's team of super villains turned black ops agents.

Comics A.M. - DC, Marvel Tease Big Announcements as NYCC Looms

Comics A.M. - DC, Marvel Tease Big Announcements as NYCC Looms

New York Comic Con kicks off Thursday! Direct market dips slightly in September, despite DC's New 52 boost! Disney plans 2015 exit for CEO Robert Iger! Plus much more!

THE BAT SIGNAL: Snyder Brings Fear to Life in

THE BAT SIGNAL: Snyder Brings Fear to Life in "Batman"

Writer Scott Snyder spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about the villains and twists as well as the role of Gotham at the center of his first "Batman" story arc with artist Greg Capullo.

"Batman" Tops September Sales Charts

With "Batman" #1 leading the way, DC Comics took 17 of the top 20 sales spots in September's sales charts, with "Fear Itself" #6 the first Marvel title to chart, at the #8 position. ROBOT 6 has more.

Pipeline - 10/4/2011

Pipeline - 10/4/2011

The last thing you want to read is a boring comic, and Augie finds "Holy Terror" anything to be anything but. Also, which books were worth reading from the final week of DC Comics' New 52 launch?

Comics A.M. - Alibi Witnesses Testify in Michael George Trial

Comics A.M. - Alibi Witnesses Testify in Michael George Trial

Defense testimony begins in Michael George murder trial! Ian Culbard’s "At the Mountains of Madness" wins British Fantasy Award! Art Spiegelman talks "MetaMaus"! Craig Thompson talks "Habibi"! Plus much more!

In New DCU,

In New DCU, "Crisis" Events Never Happened

DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio sent fans reeling over the weekend when he announced that "there have been no Crisis events in the New DCU." ROBOT 6 has details.

CSBG Reviews <em>Every</em> DC New 52 #1!

CSBG Reviews Every DC New 52 #1!

Join CSBG's Greg Burgas as he sets off on an epic quest to weigh in on every single #1 released as part of DC Comics' New 52 relaunch initiative!

Crossing the Finish Line with DC's New 52

Crossing the Finish Line with DC's New 52

Tom Bondurant, ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan, sifts through the final week of DC's New 52 premieres, and recommends "All-Star Western," "Aquaman," "The Fury of Firestorm" and "Justice League Dark."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Justice League Dark" #1

Kelly Thompson gives "Justice League Dark" #1 4 stars calling Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin's integration of Vertigo characters back into the DCU "well executed...edgy and modern."

Comics A.M. - Should Feminists Give Up on Superhero Comics?

Comics A.M. - Should Feminists Give Up on Superhero Comics?

Is it a waste of time to push for better portrayals of women? Sneak peek at "Batgirl" #2! Alex Ross art exhibit opening at The Warhol! A look at the growth of webcomics! Mikel Janin goes exclusive with DC!

New 52 Pickup - Week 5: It's Decision Time!

New 52 Pickup - Week 5: It's Decision Time!

With the arrival of the final wave of premieres from DC's New 52, including "Aquaman" and "Superman," Steve Sunu turns his attention to which titles will make it to his pull list for next month.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #1

Greg McElhatton gives Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' "Aquaman" #1 4 stars, calling the first issue from the "Blackest Night" creative team "A strong debut from all parties involved."

DC Comics, Bunker & the Current State of LGBTQ Superheroes

DC Comics, Bunker & the Current State of LGBTQ Superheroes

Blogger Brett White mulls over the announcement of the flamboyantly gay Bunker joining Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth's "Teen Titans" while exploring the overall status of LGBTQ characters in comics.

DC Comics Responds to Starfire Complaints

DC Comics Responds to Starfire Complaints

DC Comics issued a statement in response to online complaints about the New 52 depiction of former Teen Titan Starfire, encouraging readers to "pay attention to the ratings" when gauging a title's age-appropriateness.

Nielsen Runs Survey for DC Comics New 52

Nielsen Runs Survey for DC Comics New 52

Looking beyond across-the-board sellouts and critical reaction in gauging response to the New 52, DC Comics has hired Nielsen National Research Group to survey readers and retailers about the line-wide relaunch.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "The Flash" #1

Doug Zawisza gives "The Flash" #1 4 stars, saying Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's story "gave me a Barry Allen that I could actually care about."

PRESS RELEASE: THE FLASH co-writer Brian Buccellato joins CBR/Golen Apple's DC New 52 Wrap Party this Friday

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 3

DC's New 52 Retailer Report: Week 3

In a week when DC declared sellouts and bloggers decried certain content, retailers continued to move New 52 launches like "Batman," noting the challenge of matching books to fans in the longterm was yet to come.

DC Announces Complete New 52 Sell Out, 52 Second Printings

DC Announces Complete New 52 Sell Out, 52 Second Printings

DC Comics has announced that its entire slate of New 52 titles is going back to press for second printings with "Aquaman" becoming the eleventh series to break 100K and "Batman" crossing the 200K threshold.

Johns Fights For The Underdog In

Johns Fights For The Underdog In "Aquaman"

DC Comics CCO and writer Geoff Johns spoke with CBR about his take on "Aquaman" and the mysteries of Atlantis, explaining exactly why people should care about the aquatic Golden Age character.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Co-Creator Retires; Publisher Sergio Bonelli Dies

"Asterix" artist Albert Uderzo retires after 52 years! Italian publisher Sergio Bonelli passes away. Witness in Michael George trial testifies to argument on day of murder! Plus much more!

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