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Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #148

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #148

Art imitates life -- or does it? Was Superman based on a body builder? Were "Wolverine" characters named after comics retailers? And were the Guardians of the Universe based on a Prime Minister of Israel?

Westerman & Chamberlain Fire Up the

Westerman & Chamberlain Fire Up the "Pretty Baby Machine"

Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly were the original original gangsters, and now these classic criminals team to take down Al Capone in "Pretty Baby Machine," a new mini from Shadowline.

Alex Ross talks

Alex Ross talks "Avengers/Invaders"

"Avengers/Invaders," a 12-issue miniseries by writers Alex Ross & Jim Krueger and artist Steve Sadowski, hits stores this May, and CBR News spoke with Ross about the story and dynamic covers he's created for the project.

Transformers 2, Hancock, Speed Racer: March 28th Comic Reel Wrap

Transformers 2, Hancock, Speed Racer: March 28th Comic Reel Wrap

Decepticon sightings on the west coast, Will Smith's got a new website, fast paced photos plus "Surrogates," "Lone Ranger" and more to finish off the week.

Marvel Comics On Sale April 2, 2008

Marvel Comics On Sale April 2, 2008

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next week including "Kick-Ass" #2, "Logan" #2 and "Young X-Men" #1.

Labyrinths and Monsters: Kibuishi talks

Labyrinths and Monsters: Kibuishi talks "Amulet"

Comics auteur Kazu Kibuishi talks with CBR NEws about his new graphic novel series from Scholastic, the soon-to-be-a-motion-picture "Amulet," as well as the future of "Flight," "Copper," and the influence of Jeff Smith on his work.

PRESS RELEASE: PREVIEW: Kid's WB! releases new pic from the Sandman's debut on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

Kid's WB! has released a new image of Sandman from his debut episode of "Spctacular Spider-Man" airing this weekend.

PRESS RELEASE: PREVIEW: More screenshots from the "Legion of Super-Heroes" series finale

Kid's WB! has released three new images from this weekend's "Legion of Super Heroes" episode, "Dark Victory, Part 1," which is the first half of the series finale.

Marvel Releases

Marvel Releases "Secret Invasion" Animated Webisode

Presenting perspective from both the Skrulls and Iron Man, this Marvel Comics "Secret Invasion" webisode is filled with clues as well as insight into the coming invasion.

Andy Schmidt talks Life After (and Back at) Marvel - <I>UPDATED!</I>

Andy Schmidt talks Life After (and Back at) Marvel - UPDATED!

After founding The Comics Experience school, former editor Andy Schmidt returns to Marvel with two feature stories in "Marvel Comics Presents #8," and "X-Men: Divided We Stand #2," and gives CBR an update on both.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Cable" #2

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an advance look at "Cable" #2 by Duane Swierczynski and Ariel Olivetti, on sale next week in comics stores everywhere.

"Five Color Comics" Jams Over 50 Comics & Animation Greats

The proprietors of House of Secrets, a comics store in the heart of LA's comics and animation community, have put together "Five Color Comics," a jam of 50 talents including Steve Rude, Bruce Timm, Bill Sienkiewicz and more.

Welcome to Earth-2, Power Girl

Welcome to Earth-2, Power Girl

"Justice Society of America" writer Geoff Johns posted this morning a new Alex Ross image depicting the stranded-on-New-Earth Power Girl reunited with her old Earth-Two friends, promoting this summer's new Annual issue.

"Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash" #1-4 Reprint Covers

The Wildstorm/Dynamite crossover to end all crossovers, "Freddy Vs. jason Vs. Ash," has sold out and got back to press, and CBR has all the new covers for you.

Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Afterburn: March 27th Comic Reel Wrap

Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Afterburn: March 27th Comic Reel Wrap

Who's the man tossin' around that sedan? Talkin' bout Stane? Damn right -- also Dent rally photos, more comics for Maguire, "Speed Racer," "LSH" and more.

PRESS RELEASE: PREVIEW: "X-Men: Divided We Stand" Book 1

In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no more X-Men…but what does this mean for those mutants who once united under Xavier's dream? X-Men Divided We Stand Book 1 (of 2) sets up the new status quo for mutantkind, with an all star creator lineup including Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy), Matt Fraction (upcoming Uncanny X-Men, Immortal Iron Fist), Craig Kyle (X-Force), Christopher Yost (X-Force), Skottie Young (New X-Men), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision), Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram) and Sana Takeda (Drain)!

PRESS RELEASE: "Sheep In The Big City" creator, Mo Willems, announced as NY Comic Con Guest of Honor

New York Comic Con (NYCC) has announced that Mo Willems will appear as a Guest of Honor at its 2008 event which takes place April 18 – 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Mr. Willems, a celebrated artist, creator, script-writer and author, has written Emmy-Award winning scripts for Sesame Street, created Sheep in the Big City for Cartoon Network, and been awarded the Caldecott Honor, among many other accomplishments.

PRESS RELEASE: Devil's Due announces "Pogrom" #1 sell out

Devil's Due Publishing is rushing out more of its genre-bending horror series Pogrom on the heels of a distributor level sellout this week. Diamond has confirmed that Pogrom #1, the first issue of Matthew Tomao and Josh Medors' new post-apocalyptic conspiracy tale, has sold out as more copies are presently on their way from the book's printer to fill remaining orders.

PRESS RELEASE: Devil's Due, uclick announce new cel phone initiative

On Wednesday March 26, Devil's Due Publishing will begin shipping comics to cell phones, as well as to comic book stores. Partnering with uclick, the top-ten comic book publisher will offer a selection of back issues available for mobile devices on uclick's GoComics Mobile Store at m.gocomics.com.

Moline Returns to the <I>Fray</I> in

Moline Returns to the Fray in "Buffy: Season 8"

Karl Moline, the artist who co-created Fray with Joss Whedon in 2003, joins the top-selling "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8" for a long-awaited and highly anticipated story arc later this year, and CBR News is talking to him first.

PRESS RELEASE: PREVIEW: "Incredible Hercules" #116 sets the plate for next month's "Secret Invasion" tie-in

One of Marvel's most critically-acclaimed series continues in Incredible Hercules #116 as Hercules and Amadeus Cho must deal with the revelation that Earth is headed towards a war it may not survive! Written by Greg Pak (World War Hulk) & Fred Van Lente (Wolverine: First Class), with art by hot new talent Rafa Sandoval and a cover by the legendary John Romita Jr, this issue sets the stage for next month's Secret Invasion tie-in.

STUDIO TOURS: Tommy Lee Edwards

STUDIO TOURS: Tommy Lee Edwards

"1985" and fan-favorite Star Wars illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards invites CBR readers into his North Carolina studio for an in-depth look at how and where he creates his striking and distinctive artwork.

EARTH'S MOST WANTED: The Threes

EARTH'S MOST WANTED: The Threes

"Secret Invasion" writer Brian Michael Bendis rejoins CBR News to unveil The Threes in the Skrull poker deck, including a descendant of Genghis Khan, a living weapon, a classic Avenger, and a notorious underworld figure.

Paul Pope Teams with DKNY Jeans for New Fashion Line

Paul Pope Teams with DKNY Jeans for New Fashion Line

"Pulphope" and "Heavy Liquid" author Paul Pope has collaborated with fashion label DKNY Jeans to produce a new line of apparel featuring original illustrations by the celebrated artist.

Classmates: Van Lente talks

Classmates: Van Lente talks "Wolverine: First Class"

X-Men fans are taken back to a time before Kitty Pryde and Wolverine developed their famous friendship with this week's debut of "Wolverine: First Class." CBR News spoke with writer Fred Van Lente about the new ongoing series.

Top 100 Comic Book Runs Polls Close Monday

Top 100 Comic Book Runs Polls Close Monday

Comics Should Be Good is polling the Top 100 Comic Book Runs as determined by you, and voting expires on Monday. If you haven't made your voice heard, now is the time.

EW Previews First Ten Pages of

EW Previews First Ten Pages of "Secret Invasion" #1

One week before its official release, Entertainment Weekly has the first ten pages of "Secret Invasion" #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Yu, as well as a new interview with Bendis.

PRESS RELEASE: PREVIEW" "Captain America" #37 kicks off Act Three of "Death Of Captain America"

Act Three of the epic "Death Of Captain America" storyline begins right here, as Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker takes things from bad to worse for the new Captain America! Acclaimed artists Steve Epting and Jackson Guice join Brubaker for Captain America #37, as the Red Skull targets the very soul of America with his latest gambit!

PRESS RELEASE: DC offering free Johnny DC Digests to retailers

Qualifying retailers will be eligible to receive free Johnny DC digest collections from DC: Order a minimum of three copies of any new Johnny DC comic book solicited in April, and you can receive matching quantities of Johnny DC Digests of DC Comics' choice - Free!

G.I. Joe, Wonder Woman, Iron Man: March 26th Comic Reel Wrap

G.I. Joe, Wonder Woman, Iron Man: March 26th Comic Reel Wrap

Cobra Commander and Duke have something to say, Themiscira's Finest finds direction, Tony Stark invades your desktop plus "The Dark Knight" and much more.

X-POSITION: Mike Carey's

X-POSITION: Mike Carey's "Legacy"

UPDATED Writer Mike Carey answers your questions about Xavier's head wound and "X-Men: Legacy" and previews exclusive new artwork from issue #210 and "X-Men: Divided We Stand" #1.

REFLECTIONS #238: Jeff Katz

REFLECTIONS #238: Jeff Katz

Writer/producer Jeff Katz may be in Australia making the "Wolverine" film, but he's also stopping by REFLECTIONS to talk about what got him into comics and what's ahead as his first year on "Booster Gold" rockets toward its conclusion.

LeFevre Crafts a New Mythology In

LeFevre Crafts a New Mythology In "Aletheia"

If having your lover killed and your hometown destroyed by the Gods sounds like a Greek tragedy, you're not wrong, but creator Bob LeFevre puts a Sin City-esque spin on mythology with the ambitious "Aletheia."

History in the Making: Bendis Talks

History in the Making: Bendis Talks "Ultimate Origins"

The secret history of the Ultimate Universe will be revealed in June, when "Ultimate Origins" finally hits stores. CBR News speaks with writer Brian Michael Bendis and previews exclusive new artwork from the miniseries.

New Images from

New Images from "Legion of Super-Heroes" Finale and "Spider-Man"

Courtesy of Kids' WB!, CBR brings you new images from the series finale of "The Legion of Superh-Heroes," as well as the first image of Flint Marko from this weekend's new episode of "Spectacular Spider-Man."

EXCLUSIVE:

EXCLUSIVE: "Gravel" #2 Preview

Courtesy of Avatar Press, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Gravel" #2 by Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer and Raulo Caceres, on sale this week.

PRESS RELEASE: Archaia Studios Press' "Mouse Guard" and "Okko" nominated for Book of the Year

Archaia Studios Press (ASP) is once again honored to have a book nominated for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards. But this time, it's not just one book, it's two---the only publisher this year earning such a distinctive honor. Both MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 by David Petersen and OKKO: THE CYCLE OF WATER by Hub are among the ten finalists for ForeWord's Award in the Graphic Novel category.

PRESS RELEASE: IDW's "Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer" expands the Speed Racer mythos

In April, IDW Publishing will debut the "Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer" trade paperback, which expands the decades-old mythos of the iconic Speed Racer into an exciting new direction as it tells the stories of Racers throughout the generations.

Justice League, Dragonball Z, G.I. Joe: March 25th Comic Reel Wrap

Justice League, Dragonball Z, G.I. Joe: March 25th Comic Reel Wrap

Green Lantern speaks, Emily Rossum's done filming and Stephen Sommers talks ninjitsu, plus "Legion of Super-Heroes," "Street Fighter" and more.

Nowhere Plans: Guggenheim and Jackman Team Up for a New Comic Series

Nowhere Plans: Guggenheim and Jackman Team Up for a New Comic Series

What's bringing the "Eli Stone" co-creator together with the silver screen's Wolverine? It's a new comic series that's anxious to get adapted before ever seeing print.

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