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Comics A.M. - Manga Sales Slip in Japan For First Time Since 2009

Comics A.M. - Manga Sales Slip in Japan For First Time Since 2009

Sales of manga dip 1.5 percent in Japan! Scottish history, in graphic novel form! Kodansha Comics nabs "Sherlock Bones"! John Layman talks "Chew"! Sonny Liew on his Epigram Books work! Plus much more!

EXCL. PREVIEW: Layman & Fabok's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Layman & Fabok's "Detective Comics" #17

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics" #17 by John Layman and Jason Fabok. Batman hunts down The Joker-worshipping League of Smiles February 6.

Showtime's

Showtime's "Chew" TV Series Not Happening

John Layman unexpectedly announced late Friday evening that the Showtime adaptation of his creator owned series with Image Comics, "Chew," has been cancelled.

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REVIEW: "Chew" #31

Jennifer Cheng gives "Chew" #31 4 stars, saying writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory's follow-up to the game-changing "Chew" #30 "has remarkable emotional depth without being depressing."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Layman & Guillory's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Layman & Guillory's "Chew" #31

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Chew" #31 by John Layman and Rob Guillory. Bite into the beginning of the second half of the series January 23.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #15

Greg McElhatton gives "Detective Comics" #15 4 stars, saying John Layman and Jason Fabok "buck the trend" of "Death of the Family" tie-in issues "and go for an entirely different routine."

B&B - 1/14/2013

B&B - 1/14/2013

DC Comics EiC Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase debut B&B, an exclusive monthly talk with CBR. This month: New creative teams for "Constantine" and "Birds of Prey," 900 issues of "Detective" and more!

Guillory Calls Showtime's

Guillory Calls Showtime's "Chew" Script 'Shockingly Loyal to the Comic'

"Chew" artist Rob Guillory promises the planned Showtime adaptation of the Image Comics series has "an awesome script" that, stylistically, is "about as close as you can get to something as weird as [the comic]."

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Death of the Family" Continues in "Detective Comics" #16

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics" #16, a "Death of the Family" tie-in by John Layman & Jason Fabok. Batman cuts a haunting deal with The Penguin January 9.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Detective Comics" #15 by John Layman and Jason Fabok 4.5 stars, saying the creative team "hasn't made a misstep yet and continues to add some nice polish to Batman's world."

THE BAT SIGNAL:

THE BAT SIGNAL: "Detective Comics" Unveils Emperor Penguin

With his third issue now on stands, writer John Layman explains the long game for his "Detective Comics" run and how the book combines a major new villain, classic rogues, Bruce Wayne's personal drama and more of Batman's greatest hits.

Layman's

Layman's "Detective Comics" Shows Off Joker's Gotham

For his part in the "Death of the Family" event story, newly minted "Detective Comics" writer John Layman shows off what happens to Gotham when Joker hits town as his longterm plans for Batman take shape with issue #15.

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REVIEW: "Chew" #30

Augie De Blieck Jr. gives "Chew" #30 by John Layman and Rob Guillory 4 stars, calling the series' halfway point "a pivotal issue in the series, with plenty of hints being dropped for what's to come in the future."

CHEW ON THIS: A Wedding Turns To Funeral

CHEW ON THIS: A Wedding Turns To Funeral

This week, readers of John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" discover a shocking turn in the series' midway point issue #30, as Layman explains to CBR what the gruesome issue means for the book's future.

EXCL PREVIEW: Wedding Bells Ring in

EXCL PREVIEW: Wedding Bells Ring in "Chew" #30

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #30. The critically acclaimed title hits its halfway point and wedding bells are in the air on November 28!

John Layman Cooks Up

John Layman Cooks Up "Chew's" Half-Way Point

While Agent Tony Chu remains out of commission, the rest of the cast of Image's hit "Chew" have things to answer for as writer John Layman prepares for the milestone 30th issue mid-way point of the series.

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REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #14

Doug Zawisza gives "Detective Comics" #14 4.5 stars, calling the issue by John Layman and Jason Fabok "masterfully balanced with action, intrigue, character development and some damn good art."

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EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Danger Girl/G.I. Joe" #4, John Layman's "Mars Attacks" #5

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR has exclusive previews of John Layman's "Mars Attacks" #5 and "Danger Girl/G.I. Joe" #4. Bullets and laser beams ignite chaos November 7.

REVIEW: Layman's

REVIEW: Layman's "Detective Comics" #13

Greg McElhatton gives "Detective Comics" #13 4 stars, saying of John Layman and Jason Fabok's inaugural issue of the series, "if this first issue is any indication, we're in for some good times ahead."

Comics A.M. - Council OKs San Diego Convention Center Expansion

Comics A.M. - Council OKs San Diego Convention Center Expansion

San Diego City Council approves convention center expansion, but when would it be completed? New York Comic Con ticket sales up 190%! Interviews with Chris Ware, John Layman, Amy Reeder and Matthew Inman! Plus more!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Chew" #28

Courtesy of Image, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Chew #28 by John Layman & Rob Guillory. Take a bite out of Part 3 of "Space Cakes" on 9/12.

Comics A.M. - Update On

Comics A.M. - Update On "Cerebus" Negatives; Rise of "Foodie Comics"

More on status of "Cerebus: High Society" negatives after fire! "Chew" and the rise of "foodie comics"! Brandon Graham on "Multiple Warheads" and manga influences! Plus more!

FAN EXPO: DC All Access on

FAN EXPO: DC All Access on "Batman," "Detective" and Finch on "JLA"

DC All Access Sunday at Fan Expo Canada covered various topics including "Justice League of America," "Death of the Family," and the possible return of several Batman characters.

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FAN EXPO: "Chew" creators talk comics, television and the disgusting end

John Layman and Rob Guillory explained the origin of "Chew," their adventures in the world of television, casting choices and more at Fan Expo Canada.

CBR TV @ CCI: Layman On

CBR TV @ CCI: Layman On "Detective Comics," "Chew" & "Secret Agent Poyo"

John Layman spoke with CBR TV about his upcoming run writing Batman for "Detective Comics," the status of Showtime's "Chew" adaptation, working on more than on creator-owned title at a time and his dream DC Comics gig.

PRESS RELEASE: "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo" #1 Goes to Second Print August 29

CCI: Layman & Guillory

CCI: Layman & Guillory "Chew" Through San Diego

A rowdy crowd in San Diego enjoyed stories from behind the scenes of the hit Image Comics series "Chew" by writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory at Comic-Con International.

CCI: The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross

CCI: The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross treated Comic-Con International to a comics version of his British chat show featuring Robert Kirkman, John Layman and Ed Brubaker discussed writing comics, creator-owned properties and inspiration.

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek at Rob Guillory's Tri-Fold Cover For

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek at Rob Guillory's Tri-Fold Cover For "Chew" #30

ROBOT 6 has the exclusive first look at Rob Guillory's Easter egg-filled tri-fold cover for "Chew" #30, which writer John Layman teases marks the halfway point for the popular Image series.

PRESS RELEASE: Layman & Guillory's "Chew" Prop Replicas Announced

EXCLUSIVE: John Layman Serves Up

EXCLUSIVE: John Layman Serves Up "Detective Comics"

"Chew" co-creator John Layman spoke with CBR exclusively about his new gig writing "Detective Comics," his plans to focus on the detective aspect of the Dark Knight and working with Batman's infamous rogues gallery.

"Chew's" John Layman Takes A Bite Out Of DC's "Detective Comics"

"Chew" writer and co-creator John Layman has been announced as the new regular writer of DC Comics' "Detective Comics" as of issue #13, joining artist Jay Fabok on the Batman title recently vacated by Tony Daniel.

Layman Goes Under Cover With

Layman Goes Under Cover With "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo"

John Layman spoke with CBR about his and Rob Guillory's cybernetic luchador secret agent rooster-starring one-shot, "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo." Plus, an exclusive preview of the comic!

Layman Heads Out of This World with

Layman Heads Out of This World with "Mars Attacks"

"Chew" creator John Layman discusses driving the "Mars Attacks" spaceship for IDW's new ongoing comic based on the Topps trading card property. Plus, exclusive art!

Chris Ryall Looks Forward with IDW

Chris Ryall Looks Forward with IDW

IDW Publishing Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall spoke with CBR about the state of the publisher, long-running and new licenses, creator-owned comics and creator rights, and much more.

PRESS RELEASE: Immonen, Layman Heat Up Hero Initiative's Phoenix Comic Con Schedule

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Chew" #26 & "Witchblade" #156

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents exclusive advance looks at two of this week's new releases: John Layman and Rob Guillory's "Chew" #26 and "Witchblade" #156 by Tim Seeley, Diego Bernard and Fred Benes!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Mars Attacks" #1

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with an exclusive 8-page preview of the June-launching "Mars Attacks" #1 by the team of John Layman and John McCrea!

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Layman Makes "Mars Attacks" a Broadway Musical With "21st Century Slaughter"

IDW and Topps have announced an in-continuity "Mars Attacks" Broadway musical written by John Layman to celebrate the property's 50th anniversary.

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

CHEW ON THIS: Batter Up & Buttercup

"Chew" writer John Layman is back on CBR to discuss the most recent, most brutal chapter of the "Major League Chew" arc, from Tony's captive torture to Colby's new Lion partner Buttercup and more.

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