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CBR Year-End Round-Up: Looking Ahead to 2008

CBR Year-End Round-Up: Looking Ahead to 2008

The CBR staff anticipates developments in digital comics, with looks at moves by Dark Horse, MySpace, DC and Marvel, and delves into some titles and projects they're looking forward to reading in 2008.

Schifrin, Hama & Salvatore Form

Schifrin, Hama & Salvatore Form "Spooks" Squad

Film director Ryan Schifrin, along with Larry Hama and R.A. Salvatore, assemble a team of special operatives called "Spooks" to fight the things that go bump in the night. We speak with all three.

PREVIEW: Warren Ellis'

PREVIEW: Warren Ellis' "Gravel" #0

Avatar Press has provided CBR News with a lettered preview of "Gravel" #0, by Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer, on sale this Friday.

The Man of Steel, Spectacular Spider-Man: January 3rd Comic Reel Wrap

The Man of Steel, Spectacular Spider-Man: January 3rd Comic Reel Wrap

Trouble for the Man of Tomorrow, direction for Ralph Hinkley, clips from Peter Parker's new animated adventures plus "Watchmen," strike coverage and more.

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The "One More Day" Interviews with Joe Quesada, Pt. 3 of 5

CBR's exclusive interview with Joe Quesada continues as he reveals what was changed from the original script for "One More Day," clarifies what is in continuity and discusses the motivations behind the story.

X-POSITION: Week Thirty-Two

X-POSITION: Week Thirty-Two

Mike Carey talks about "Messiah CompleX" and the traitor in X-Men's midst. Plus, an exclusive peview of "Uncanny X-Men" #494, on sale this Friday. All in the latest X-POSITION.

CBR Year End Round-Up: The Best of 2007

CBR Year End Round-Up: The Best of 2007

What writers, artists, and titles did CBR's reporters feel were the cream of the crop in 2007? Was any one writer, artist or book consistently praised? Yup. Come in and find out who our favorites were.

IDW Outlines 2008

IDW Outlines 2008 "Star Trek" Plans

IDW has released their plans for the Star Trek license in 2008, which includes the return of legendary Trek writer D.C. Fontana, making her comics debut, plus Peter David gets into the mix.

Sales Estimates for November, 2007 Books

Sales Estimates for November, 2007 Books

CBR's John Mayo has the estimated sales figures for the Top 300 Comics and Top 100 Trades with Market Share in November, 2007. Marvel Comics led all in comics with "World War Hulk" #5 taking the top position, while DC led in trades.

T-MINUS:

T-MINUS: "Countdown To Final Crisis" #18

Justin and Brain recount the new world Ray Palmer finds himself in and they like what they see as the countdown continues in "Countdown to Final Crisis" #18.

Smallville, Free Fall, Conan: January 2nd Comic Reel Wrap

Smallville, Free Fall, Conan: January 2nd Comic Reel Wrap

The year starts off with news from Kansas' strangest town, an indie comics rumor, possible direction for everybody's favorite Cimmerian and much more.

Around Comics & CBR Celebrate The New Year with Alex Ross

Around Comics & CBR Celebrate The New Year with Alex Ross

Those guys at the Around Comics podcast share with CBR a very special New Year show featuring an interview with Alex Ross.

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The "One More Day" Interviews with Joe Quesada, Pt. 2 of 5

CBR continues our exclusive discussion with Marvel EiC Joe Quesada about "One More Day." In part 2, Quesada goes into detail about the book's delays and discusses his reaction to Straczynski's infamous Usenet post.

CBR Year-End Round-Up: The Trends of 2007 Part II

CBR Year-End Round-Up: The Trends of 2007 Part II

The CBR staff conclude its analysis of the trends of '07 with a look at the influx of film & tv writers and popular musicians into mainstream comics, as well as zombies, late books, anthologies and omnibuses.

MySpacing Comics: Image Getting Friendly in 2008

MySpacing Comics: Image Getting Friendly in 2008

Virgin's MySpace profile grew the most in December, likely due to their Coalition Comix project with Mike Carey, while Image saw a surge of new friends and is poised to break into the Top 10 Publishers list in '08.

REFLECTIONS: Creators' Favorites of 2007

REFLECTIONS: Creators' Favorites of 2007

Robert returns to ask your favorite creators --from Kurt Busiek to Jeph Loeb and so many more-- to chime in on their favorite comic books from 2007. Some of the answers will surprise you!

Transformers 2, Punisher: War Zone, Hancock: December 31st Comic Reel Wrap

Transformers 2, Punisher: War Zone, Hancock: December 31st Comic Reel Wrap

The kids from Cybertron may have to wait a little longer, Lexi Alexander calls it a wrap and Will Smith wears a hat, plus strike coverage and more.

CBR Year-End Round-Up: The Trends of 2007

CBR Year-End Round-Up: The Trends of 2007

In this first of a two-part look at the trends of 2007, the CBR News staff discusses at length the most visible and controversial mainstream comics phenomenon: the Superhero Crossover Event.

More Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

More Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you more previews of new comics shipping next week including "Howard The Duck" #4, "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures" #7, "Omega: The Unknown" #4 and much more.

Image Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Image Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Courtesy of Image, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics shipping next week, including an exclusive preview of "Lucha Libre" #3, with peaks at "The Overman" #2 and "After The Cape II" #3.

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The "One More Day" Interviews with Joe Quesada, Pt. 1 of 5

CBR's Jonah Weiland sat down for an in-depth, exclusive interview with "One More Day" artist and Marvel EiC Joe Quesada to discuss everything related to one of the most controversial Spider-Man stories in years. Spoilers!

THE COMMENTARY TRACK:

THE COMMENTARY TRACK: "Countdown: Arena" #4 w/ Keith Champagne

Keith Champagne provides THE COMMENTARY TRACK with an in-depth look behind the scenes of DC Comics' "Countdown: Arena" #4, on sale now. SPOILERS!

Robert Kirkman Leaves

Robert Kirkman Leaves "Ultimate X-Men"

Writer Robert Kirkman has announced his departure from "Ultimate X-Men," ending his 28-issue run with April's #93, the conclusion of the "Apocalypse" storyline.

MAD AS HELL: Hickman talks

MAD AS HELL: Hickman talks "The Nightly News"

With his new Image Comics project "Pax Romana" in stores now, writer-artist Jonathan Hickman goes in-depth with CBR News about his visionary debut, "The Nightly News," one of 2007's best comics.

PRESS RELEASE: Comics Experience Welcomes Klaus Janson, Sean Chen, Fabian Niceza

Comics Experience Welcomes Comics Legends Klaus Janson, Sean Chen, and Fabian Nicieza for January Introductory Art and Writing Courses!

Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics shipping next week including "Annihilation: Conquest" #3, "Ultimate Human" #1, "Ms. Marvel" #23, "Moon Knight" #14 and more.

SKRULLS!

SKRULLS!

Leading up to 2008's "Secret Invasion," CBR News received this morning a Leinil Francis Yu illustration depicting a number of Marvel characters as Skrulls.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" #24

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR brings you a preview of "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" #24, part 3 of the "Knights of Suffering" storyline, on sale now.

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #135

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #135

This week, read an entry out of Phil Jimenez's unpublished bible of all DC's international heroes! Plus the real story behind Bendis' "Spawn" spin-offs and the original "Secret Wars" artist!

Incredible Hulk, X-Men Origins: Wolverine: December 28th Comic Reel Wrap

Incredible Hulk, X-Men Origins: Wolverine: December 28th Comic Reel Wrap

It's a dreadfully slow news day with a nice look at Doctor Banner and Logan perhaps getting the wrong impression plus strike tidbits to finish the week.

Gone in a Flash: Waid Out, Peyer in for

Gone in a Flash: Waid Out, Peyer in for "The Flash"

Mark Waid is officially out as the ongoing writer of DC Comics' "The Flash," with pal Tom Peyer stepping in for six issues (or maybe more?) CBR News spoke with Peyer about his run on the book.

Tom Beland talks

Tom Beland talks "Fantastic Four: Isla De la Muerte"

Romance, danger, adventure, and hordes of goat-sucking monsters await the Fantastic Four in the pages of "Isla de la Muerte," in stores this week. CBR News spoke with writer Tom Beland about the one-shot.

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Casey "Flips" for "The Next Issue Project"

With forgotten hero Flip Falcon, Joe Casey & Bill Sienkiewicz take a break from the 21st century to revisit a Golden Age obscurity in Image Comics' bold experiment, "The Next Issue Project."

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Thunderbolts" #118 Preview

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you an exclusive first look at "Thunderbolts" #118 by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato, Jr., shipping next week to comics stores everywhere.

Wolverine, Justice League, Hellboy 2: December 27th Comic Reel Wrap

Wolverine, Justice League, Hellboy 2: December 27th Comic Reel Wrap

Is this the face of Remy Lebeau? We wonder while getting mythical with George Miller, toughing it out with Guillermo del Toro and more.

X-POSITION: Week Thirty-One

X-POSITION: Week Thirty-One

Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost fill us in on "Messiah CompleX" details and get chatty about "X-Force." Plus, exclusive lettered pages from Friday's "X-Men" #206!

Dave Gibbons'

Dave Gibbons' "Watchmen" Set Visit - Part 2

Dave Gibbons posted the official "Watchmen" blog more remarks about his visit to the set of Zack Snyder's "Watchmen," based on Gibbons and Alan Moore's legendary graphic novel.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Usagi Yojimbo" #108

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR brings you an eight-page preview of Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" #108, shipping this Friday to finer comics stores everywhere.

T-MINUS:

T-MINUS: "Countdown to Final Crisis" #19

Justin and Brian have enjoyed their Holiday break and are back to catch you up on everything "Countdown to Final Crisis" related.

Dragonball Z, Coraline, The Dark Knight: December 26th Comic Reel Wrap

Dragonball Z, Coraline, The Dark Knight: December 26th Comic Reel Wrap

Goku's girl has something to say, Neil Gaiman has new footage to show and everybody loves a Joker, plus a scattering of strike coverage.

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