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PRESS RELEASE: "Spectacular Spider-Man" raises ratings for Kids' WB

"The Spectacular Spider-Man" swung to new heights for Kids' WB! on The CW for Saturday, March 8, scoring season high household numbers in its timeslots and raising ratings by significant percentages during the series' premiere weekend for the No. 1 rated broadcast network kids lineup, according to Nielsen Research Media.

PRESS RELEASE: IDW to release "Ghost Whisperer" comic written by show's writers

Fans of Ghost Whisperer may not be able to communicate with the dead, but come March they will get to see more ghosts who are stuck between earth and the afterlife. That's because IDW Publishing is presenting a five-issue monthly comic series that spins out of the hit CBS television show starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon, the medium who helps ghosts cross over.

PRESS RELEASE: Preview: "Annihilation: Conquest" #6 is a double-sized finale

The double-sized conclusion to "Annihilation Conquest" answers the questions: Who will survive? Who will fall? And what is the price of victory?

PRESS RELEASE: Cold Cut Distribution renamed Haven Distributors

Rogue Wolf Entertainment announced today a new name to go along with the new face of Cold Cut… now known as Haven Distributors, or Haven Distro for short.

PRESS RELEASE: FX International announces charity celebrity poker game

FX International, LLC is proud to announce its Inaugural FX Celebrity Poker Challenge. The event will be held on Friday, February 6, 2009 as part of the 20th Anniversary of FX International. FX is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on February 6 - 8, 2009. The venue for the poker tournament has yet to be announced.

PRESS RELEASE: Warner Brothers announces final "Harry Potter" book to be split into two movies

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released in two parts.

Dysart & Azaceta talk

Dysart & Azaceta talk "B.P.R.D. 1946"

With issue #3 on sale now, writer Joshua Dysart and artist Paul Azaceta stop by CBR News to talk about "B.P.R.D. 1946," which depicts an early mission of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

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PREVIEW: "The Phantom" #22

Courtesy of Moonstone Books, CBR brings you an advance look at "The Phantom" #22 by Mike Bullock and Silvestre Szilagyi & Tomas, on sale March 19.

Michael Turner's Health Delays

Michael Turner's Health Delays "Soulfire" #8

Michael Turner and Aspen Comics have announced the release date of "Soulfire" #8 will temporarily be postponed due to Turner's recurring health complications.

Hayward Hears a Who - Director talks New Dr. Seuss Film

Hayward Hears a Who - Director talks New Dr. Seuss Film

The director of "Horton Hears a Who!," Jimmy Hayward talks to CBR News about adapting the Dr. Seuss classic, CGI animation, his cast of comedy all-stars, and the film's anime sequence.

Smallville, Wolverine, Speed Racer: March 13th Comic Reel Wrap

Smallville, Wolverine, Speed Racer: March 13th Comic Reel Wrap

Is something fishy in Kansas' strangest town? We wonder while checking Logan's poker face, racing along with the Mach 5 plus "The Dark Knight" and more.

Dynamite Entertainment to Launch

Dynamite Entertainment to Launch "Buck Rogers" Series

Dynamite Entertainment has announced the latest license to be added to their growing line, the classic sci-fi/adventurere, "Buck Rogers."

"Incredible Hulk" Trailer Debuts

MTV has posted "The Incredible Hulk" trailer featuring our first good look at the Edward Norton fueled film. We've go the screen grabs of Hulk vs. Abomination for ya. Updated

PRESS RELEASE: Preview: Cable faces off with Bishop in "Cable" #2

The past, present and future of mutankind are at stake as Bishop and Cable wage war for the new mutant child in the near future! "Cable" #2, from the acclaimed team of novelist Duane Swierczynski (Moon Knight Annual) and Ariel Olivetti (Punisher War Journal) continues the sold-out series as Cable and Bishop do battle!

PRESS RELEASE: Steven Parke, Tim Sale create comic artwork for "Heroes" soundtrack

NBC Universal Television DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group has commissioned comic book icon Steven Parke to help create and illustrate the CD packaging for the the upcoming "Heroes" soundtrack. In addition to Parke's comic renderings of each featured band, the "Heroes" soundtrack also features some of artist Tim Sale's images that were seen in the second season of the hit series.

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EXCLUSIVE: "Punisher" #56 Preview

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you an exclusive preview of "Punisher" #56 by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov with cover by Tim Bradstreet, on sale April 9.

PRESS RELEASE: The Heroes Initiative releases their 2008 Wizard World Los Angeles schedule

The Heroes Initiative has announced their Wizard World Los Angeles booth schedule, featuring appearances from Matt Fraction, Darick Robertson, Joe Benitez and more.

PRESS RELEASE: Mordru puts the Legion of Super-Heroes through "Trials"

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes face Mordru in this weekend's episode, "Trials."

PRESS RELEASE: The Lizard debuts on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

This weekend, the Lizard makes his debut on the "Spectacular Spider-Man" cartoon.

NERD RAGE: Wamester talks

NERD RAGE: Wamester talks "A+" at "MySpace Dark Horse Presents"

What happens when school bully picks on a kid who's really a mad scientist with monsters in his garage? Artist Jeff Wamester answers that question in "A+," a new story in the latest "MySpace Dark Horse Presents."

PRESS RELEASE: "Salvation Run" #7 increases in size to 40 pages

"Salvation Run" #7, the finale to the explosive DCU miniseries, will arrive in stores as a 40-page issue, with a cover price of $3.50 U.S.

PRESS RELEASE: DC issues recall/replacement plan for flawed copies of "Showcase Presents: Superman Family" Vol. 2

In SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. 2 TP (NOV070244), several pages from SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #2 were accidentally swapped. DC Comics will provide retailers with new, corrected copies of this title in quantities equal to their orders to date on the current printing.

PRESS RELEASE: DC announces new Canadian pricing structure

Beginning with items arriving in Direct Market stores on March 19, DC Comics periodicals will feature a single price for both U.S. and Canada.

PRESS RELEASE: DC announces "House of Mystery" #1 ordering incentive

A classic DC Comics title is reinvented this May with "House of Mystery" #1, the debut issue of the new Vertigo series written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham with art by Luca Rossi. This issue features a cover by Sam Weber and a variant cover by Bernie Wrightson, as well as a second story with art by Ross Campbell.

PRESS RELEASE: Top Cow announces Wizard World LA schedule, convention variants

Top Cow has released their schedule for portfolio reviews and signings for the 2008 Wizard World Los Angeles, as well as the convention exclusive variant covers they'll have on hand.

PRESS RELEASE: "Logan" #2 available in regular and B&W pencils editions

Exploring an important tale from Wolverine's past, Marvel's critically acclaimed new Marvel Knights series continues with Logan #2, from the dream team of Brian K Vaughan (Runaways) and Eduardo Risso! This issue is also available as Logan #2 (of 3) Black & White Variant, featuring the same thrilling story and Risso's raw pencils in all their glory!

PRESS RELEASE: "Hack/Slash," "Voltron" omnibuses to be released March 19

Two hotly anticipated Devil's Due collections will hit stores on March 19. The first ever "Hack/Slash Omnibus" and newly collected "Voltron Omnibus" bind more than two trade paperbacks apiece together with previously unreleased artwork and bonus content.

PRESS RELEASE: Preview: "Young X-Men" #1 hits the shelves April 2

Marvel's "Young X-Men" will be hitting the stands on April 2, featuring a cover by Terry Dodson and a variant cover by Brandon Peterson.

EARTH'S MOST WANTED: The Fives

EARTH'S MOST WANTED: The Fives

Editor Tom Brevoort and "Secret Invasion" mastermind Brian Michael Bendis join CBR News to help unveil The Fives in the Skrulls' Secret Invasion poker Ddeck, which includes two mutants, a literal hothead, and a certain web-slinger.

Jeff Parker is Guy Ritchie's New

Jeff Parker is Guy Ritchie's New "Gamekeeper"

Virgin Comics has tapped Jeff Parker to write the second series of "Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper." The writer talks to CBR about top secret scientific equations, Russian military and Big Chris-inspired jabs. What's not to love?

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EXCLUSIVE: "Secret Invasion" #1 Variant by Yu

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at Leinil Francis Yu's "Secret Invasion" #1 variant cover.

The Lizard Debuts on

The Lizard Debuts on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

Kids' WB! has provided CBR News with an early look at The Lizard, the latest villain to appear on the new animated series "Spectacular Spider-Man."

Incredible Hulk, Monster Zoo, The Man of Steel: March 12th Comic Reel Wrap

Incredible Hulk, Monster Zoo, The Man of Steel: March 12th Comic Reel Wrap

Marvel might find out what it's like when Ed Norton is angry, Douglas TenNapel cashes a check, Bryan Singer promises bodies plus "Heroes," "Spider-Man" and more.

PRESS RELEASE: Oni Press announces new all-ages series from the creator of "Sidescrollers"

Oni Press is proud to announce "Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures Of Jack and Benny," a new ongoing series of all-ages graphic novels by Matthew Loux.

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski on

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski on "Cable"

For the very first time, "Cable" writer Duane Swierczynski answers your questions and premieres exclusive artwork from issues #2 and the cover for "Cable" #4!

James Kochalka Explores Silliness in

James Kochalka Explores Silliness in "Johnny Boo"

Venerable "Superf*ckers" cartoonist James Kochalka talks to CBR News about upcoming projects including "Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost In The World," the first in a series of children's books.

REFLECTIONS #236: Aaron Lopresti

REFLECTIONS #236: Aaron Lopresti

With his upcoming stint on "Wonder Woman" about to commence, Aaron Lopresti stops by REFLECTIONS to talk to CBR's Robert Taylor about the Amazon princess and his career up to this point.

Jim Pascoe Explores

Jim Pascoe Explores "Undertown" at TOKYOPOP

Jim Pascoe, writer of the hit TOKYOPOP series "Undertown," talks with CBR News about serializing the story in newspapers across the country and what fans can expect in volume two.

Santiago Authors Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente Biography in

Santiago Authors Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente Biography in "21"

In an era when baseball was arguably more than just a game, Puerto Rican-born Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente occupied his own place in the American consciousness. We spoke with author Wilfred Santiago about "21."

"The Rocketeer" Creator Dave Stevens Dies at 52

After a long battle with Leukemia, "The Rocketeer" creator and "good girl" artist Dave Stevens has passed away. He was 52. Updated with a statement from Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson.

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