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Marvel's "Hunger" Grows with Fialkov & Kirk; Cancels "Red She-Hulk"

Marvel Comics's August solicits held a few surprises, including the details of "Hunger," an "Age of Ultron" follow up which may or may not include Galactus, and an end for "Red She-Hulk."

Marvel Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

Marvel Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

Marvel has released its solicitations and cover images for titles shipping in August, 2013, including the latest from "Infinity," "Superior Spider-Man," "Avengers," "Iron Man," "X-Men" and much more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Adventures of Superman" #3

Doug Zawisza gives the digital-first "Adventures of Superman" #3 by Justin Jordan and Riley Rossmo 4 stars, saying the series "presents consistently high quality craftsmanship and entertaining stories that show Superman at his best."

EXCL PREVIEWS: Hickman's

EXCL PREVIEWS: Hickman's "Avengers" #12, Slott's "Superior Spider-Man" #10

CBR presents exclusive previews for "Avengers" #12 by Jonathan Hickman, Nick SPencer and Mike Deodato, plus Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman's "Superior Spider-Man" #10, featuring the return of the Green Goblin!

IDW Publishing Solicitations for August, 2013

IDW Publishing Solicitations for August, 2013

IDW Publishing has released images and solicitation information for new comics on sale in July 2013 including new "Star Trek," "GI Joe," "Locke & Key," "TMNT," "Transformers" and more!

SPINOFF RECAP:

SPINOFF RECAP: "Arrow - Sacrifice"

As the first season of "Arrow" comes to an earth-shaking end, Malcolm Merlyn's scheme is exposed, Oliver and Laurel finally demonstrate why they belong together and one of the characters makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's ... a Bunch of Conventions

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's ... a Bunch of Conventions

Previews of Maine Comic Arts Festival, Dallas Comic Con, Motor City Comic Con and East Coast Comics Expo! Interviews with Robert Crumb, Will Sliney and America’s Greatest Otaku! Plus more!

Snyder & Capullo: No Fear For Batman's

Snyder & Capullo: No Fear For Batman's "Zero Year"

With the start of their eleven-part "Zero Year" origin for "Batman" just around the corner, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are going for a Rock N Roll revival of the Dark Knight's first adventure in Gotham with surprises to spare.

The Not-So-

The Not-So-"Brave" Makeover And Subtle Backpedaling

Following Disney's redesign of "Brave's" protagonist Merida after her induction as the 11th Disney Princess, ROBOT 6's Corey Blake discusses why the redesign isn't true to the spirit of the character.

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR exclusively with solicitation information and images for comics shipping in August 2013, including the latest from the Buffyverse, "Star Wars," "B.P.R.D." and "Itty Bitty Hellboy!"

Grant & Zeck's

Grant & Zeck's "Damned" Crime Story Gets A New Life

Steven Grant's 1997 thriller "Damned" told the tale of ex-con Mick Thorne, and BOOM! Studios will reprint it this summer. CBR spoke to Grant about the story and his history with artist Mike Zeck.

TV Legends Revealed: Were McCoy's

TV Legends Revealed: Were McCoy's "Star Trek" Instruments Salt Shakers?

This week, Brian Cronin beams aboard to determine whether Dr. McCoy's medical instruments on the original "Star Trek" were really just fancy salt shakers.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Dream Thief" #1

Greg McElhatton gives the debut issue of "Dream Thief" by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood 4.5 stars, saying the issue "hits each beat at just the right moment, in a way that builds the suspense and surprises perfectly."

J. August Richards Is Not Luke Cage in

J. August Richards Is Not Luke Cage in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

In a recent interview, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." executive producer Jeffrey Bell denied the theory that "Angel" alum J. August Richards is playing fan-favorite Marvel hero Luke Cage.

Brevoort Prepares for the End of

Brevoort Prepares for the End of "Age of Ultron" & Looks to "Infinity"

CBR News spoke with Editor Tom Brevoort about "Age of Ultron's" recent developments and the coming conclusion, as well as what readers can expect from Marvel's "Infinity" event starting in August.

Castellucci & Varon Find the

Castellucci & Varon Find the "Odd Duck" in All of Us

Writer Cecil Castelluci and artist Sara Varon spoke with CBR News about their new children's book "Odd Duck," and how the story manages to find the odd in even the most normal of ducks -- and humans.

'Sexy'

'Sexy' "Hawken" Prank Shifts Focus to Gender in Comics, Games

An anonymous employee's prank in the offices of "Hawken" video game developer Meteor Entertainment resulted in a commendation from CEO Mark Long and an open discussion about gender in comics and gaming.

CBLDF, CBR Host Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern

CBLDF, CBR Host Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern

CBR teams with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to host Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern, an intimate look at Johns' epic DC Comics run with all proceeds benefiting the CBLDF.

"Scribblenauts Unmasked" Is a DC Character Encyclopedia

The latest installment of 5th Cell's "Scribblenauts" franchise, "Scribblenauts Unmasked" explores the DC Universe, allowing players to summon over 2000 DC characters at will to solve puzzles and battle villains.

Jason Aaron Takes

Jason Aaron Takes "Wolverine & The X-Men" To "The Hellfire Saga"

Marvel Comics and writer Jason Aaron discuss the rebellious students of "Wolverine & The X-Men" and how defections from the Jean Grey School bring Mystique, Sabertooth, Sauron and more to "The Hellfire Saga."

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Wolverine: May 15th Comic Reel

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Wolverine: May 15th Comic Reel

More "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." news hits the web! Hayley Atwell discusses Peggy Carter's return in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier!" New photos from "The Wolverine" revealed and more!

Coulson Lives, But How?

Coulson Lives, But How? "S.H.I.E.L.D." Star Clark Gregg Teases, "We'll Have to See"

Addressing the seemingly miraculous return of Agent Coulson following his death in "The Avengers," star Clark Gregg assures ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." won’t "undermine what we achieved there."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Giles' Resurrection Continues in

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Giles' Resurrection Continues in "Angel & Faith" #22

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Angel & Faith" #22 by Christos Gage & Rebekah Isaacs. Angel and Faith take on the twisted Pearl, Nash and Whistler May 29.

Comics A.M. - Why Aren't There More Canadian Superheroes?

Comics A.M. - Why Aren't There More Canadian Superheroes?

Jim Zubkavich considers the lack of Canadian superheroes! Did Mark Millar's print-first stance play a role in high sales of "Jupiter's Legacy" #1? Interviews with Gary Erskine, Michael DeForge and more!

Grant Morrison's

Grant Morrison's "Action Comics" Easter Eggs

In this week's spotlight on comic book Easter eggs, CSBG takes a look at some found in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' "Action Comics" run, including a number of references to 1938, the year of Superman's debut!

Van Jensen Powers Up John Stewart In

Van Jensen Powers Up John Stewart In "Green Lantern Corps"

Incoming writer Van Jensen shares his plans for testing John Stewart's life as a GL in "Green Lantern Corps," explaining exactly how he'll change Oa, Fatality and more.

Visit FindAComicShop.com, Find Comics Near You

Visit FindAComicShop.com, Find Comics Near You

Since today is New Comics Day, be sure to visit FindAComicShop.com, the best way to find a comic shop in your area for all your new comic needs. Click for more info.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/15/2013

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/15/2013

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, BOOM! and more.

X-POSITION:

X-POSITION: "Deadpool Kills..." with Cullen Bunn

"Deadpool Kills Deadpool" & "Ultimate Comics Wolverine" writer Cullen Bunn joined X-Position this week to answer all questions about the Merc With A Mouth, Jimmy Hudson & more. Plus, exclusive art!

Marvel Releases Full

Marvel Releases Full "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Trailer

In a day full of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." promotional material, Marvel and ABC have released a full 3-minute trailer for the anticipated Joss Whedon show starring Clark Gregg.

"Avengers Assemble" is NOT Cancelled

Contrary to reports circulating online, Marvel has not cancelled its Kelly Sue DeConnick-scripted "Avengers Assemble" series.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Welcomes You To Level 7

Marvel has released a new viral video featuring a close-up look at J. August Richards' mystery character as well as a new look at Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

EXCLUSIVE: Casey & Richardson Get Weird with

EXCLUSIVE: Casey & Richardson Get Weird with "Catalyst Comix"

CBR spoke with Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson and series writer Joe Casey about the upcoming miniseries "Catalyst Comix" and pushing the superhero genre to its weird, wild extremes.

Jai Nitz Reanimates

Jai Nitz Reanimates "Green Hornet Legacy"

"Dream Thief" writer Jai Nitz maintains the superhero feel of Kevin Smith's original Dynamite run on "Green Hornet Legacy" with a new wave of supervillains including ice cold zombies while romance for Kato looms.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Nocenti Talks

THE BAT SIGNAL: Nocenti Talks "Prison Life," Joker's Daughter & "Catwoman"

"Catwoman" writer Ann Nocenti spoke with THE BAT SIGNAL about the upcoming Annual, juggling the JLA, introducing the Joker's Daughter to the New 52 and her past work with real world prisoners.

Evil Stands Triumphant in New

Evil Stands Triumphant in New "Age of Ultron" Variant

Hank Pym's evil android creation stands poised for mayhem in artist Rock-he Kim's "Age of Ultron" variant cover for the time-traveling crossover event's penultimate issue.

Is J. August Richards Actually Luke Cage on

Is J. August Richards Actually Luke Cage on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?"

There’s a lot of speculation that "Angel" alum J.. August Richards may be playing fan-favorite Marvel hero Luke Cage on ABC’s "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." SPINOFF has the details.

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's

Nebraska Library Refuses to Pull Moore & Bolland's "The Killing Joke"

A Nebraska public library has rejected a request to either remove Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s "Batman: The Killing Joke" from shelves or move the 1988 DC Comics one-shot out of the young-adult area.

Adams' Variant Brings the Avengers to

Adams' Variant Brings the Avengers to "Infinity"

Marvel Comics has released Art Adams' variant cover for "Infinity" #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, which features a handful of Hickman's Avengers floating in the vast expanse of space.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Arrow" #32

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Arrow" #32 by Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle, Ben Sokolowski & Allan Jefferson. The origin of the Dark Archer is revealed May 15.

The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Arrow: May 14th Comic Reel

The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Arrow: May 14th Comic Reel

Chad Coleman theorizes on a "Walking Dead" movie! Zoe Saldana discusses "Guardians of the Galaxy!" Andrew Kreisberg teases the "Arrow"/"Booster Gold" connection! Plus, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" & more!

"Days of Future Past" Welcomes Jackman and Hoult to 1973

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has released a photo of stars Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult in 1970s costumes on the set of the Fox sequel.

Busiek's Triumphant Return to

Busiek's Triumphant Return to "Astro City"

Writer Kurt Busiek spoke with CBR about this summer's return of his multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winning series, "Astro City" with new publisher Vertigo Comics.

Comics A.M. - TCAF Wrap-Up; Robocop License Moves to BOOM!

Comics A.M. - TCAF Wrap-Up; Robocop License Moves to BOOM!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival's international flair! BOOM! Studios acquires Robocop license! Spotlight on Valiant! Interviews with Kieron Gillen, Danielle Corsetto and Sterling Gates! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE: Jock Covers

EXCLUSIVE: Jock Covers "Zero Year" In "Batman" #21 Variant

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo recruit Snyder's frequent collaborator Jock to draw the cover to "Batman" #21, part one of their "Zero Year" origin story.

Gillen Celebrates Iron Man's 50th Anniversary with

Gillen Celebrates Iron Man's 50th Anniversary with "Secret Origin"

CBR News spoke with "Iron Man" writer Kieron Gillen about his plans for the character's 50th anniversary and his current story arc, "The Secret Origin of Tony Stark." Plus, exclusive art!

Last Week's Comics Reviewed:

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Batman" #20, "Uncanny Avengers" #8

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including Niles & Harris' "Chin Music" #1, "Justice League of America" #3, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #21 and "Thor: God of Thunder" #8.

PRESS RELEASE: Sara Pichelli's "The Bounce" #2 Variant Cover Revealed

PRESS RELEASE: Dan Parent's "Kevin Keller" Wins GLAAD Media Award

CBR TV: Stan Lee Goes MAD (TV)

CBR TV: Stan Lee Goes MAD (TV)

CBR TV spoke with comic book legend Stan Lee about his upcoming voice-over work for an episode of "Mad TV" and some of his favorite memories of the magazine.

It's A Gotham City Wedding For Two Nightwing & Batgirl Fans

It's A Gotham City Wedding For Two Nightwing & Batgirl Fans

What happens when a Nightwing fan and a Batgirl devotee meet and fall in love? They have a Batman-themed wedding, naturally. ROBOT 6 has the details on the superheroic event.

DC Ends

DC Ends "Legion of Super Heroes," "Demon Knights" & More In August

DC's August solicitations herald the end of New 52 launch titles "Legion of Super Heroes" and "Demon Knights" along with second wave book "Dial H" and the recently-debuted "Threshold."

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

DC Comics Solicitations for August, 2013

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product releasing in August, 2013, including the latest on "Trinity War," new issues of "Batman Zero Year," "Green Lantern" and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Harbinger" #12

Jennifer Cheng gives "Harbinger" #12 by Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans and Trevor Hairsine 4 stars, saying Dysart "pulls off the feat of creating suspense when the reader already knows something of the outcome."

Dave Roman Returns with

Dave Roman Returns with "Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry"

Cartoonist Dave Roman discusses "Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry," his new book from First Second, and his experience serializing it online. Plus, a guide to the multitude of pop culture references in the book.

Thanos Rules On Adam Kubert's

Thanos Rules On Adam Kubert's "Infinity" #1 Cover

Marvel Comics has released Adam Kubert's main cover for "Infinity" #1, beginning the publisher's event series by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver. The series begins this summer

Target Rolls Out Justice League Summer Collection

Target Rolls Out Justice League Summer Collection

Target has partnered with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for an exclusive summer collection of Justice League merchandise, including the Wonder Woman Camp Chair and the Batman Snack Cup.

Roberson, Kowalchuk & Jackson Go Super Spy with

Roberson, Kowalchuk & Jackson Go Super Spy with "The Strangers"

Writer Chris Roberson, artist Scott Kowalchuk & colorist Dan Jackson tell CBR about "The Strangers," their new ongoing series from Oni Press about a team of '60s super spies with super powers.

Mignola & Allie Recruit Albuquerque & Campbell For

Mignola & Allie Recruit Albuquerque & Campbell For "B.P.R.D."

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie discuss the next phase of "B.P.R.D.," as "American Vampire" artist Rafael Albuquerque provides covers and Laurence Campbell tackles interiors. Plus, an exclusive look at Albuquerque's debut.

THE KICKSTAND: Celebrating Office Romance

THE KICKSTAND: Celebrating Office Romance

Jamie Noguchi talks about bringing his webcomic "Yellow Peril" to print via Kickstarter. Plus: A biting satire set in post-Katrina New Orleans, an action story with a pre-teen protagonist and more.

PREVIEW: FINAL ISSUE of

PREVIEW: FINAL ISSUE of "Sword of Sorcery" #8

DC Comics has released a preview of "Sword of Sorcery" #8 by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti, the series' final issue. Eclipso brings destruction to the heart of House Amethyst May 15.

Eastman & Waltz Send

Eastman & Waltz Send "TMNT" on a "City Fall"

Co-writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz discuss IDW's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #22, the start of the seven-part saga "City Fall" which sees the Shredder and Leonardo team to take over the NYC underworld.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead: May 13th Comic Reel

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man 3, The Walking Dead: May 13th Comic Reel

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." official picked up for fall 2013! "Iron Man 3" hits #1 at the box office for its second week! The first "The Walking Dead" season four photo hits! Plus, "Man of Steel" & more!

Cover of the Week - May 8

Cover of the Week - May 8

This week, "Suicide Squad" goes boom, Sunfire gets heated, "Prophet" goes pulpy, Valkyrie gets a paper cut and "Chin Music" clings to its Tommy guns.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Williams, Blackman & McCarthy's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Williams, Blackman & McCarthy's "Batwoman" #20

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Batwoman" #20 by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Trevor McCarthy. See who's pulling Batwoman's strings May 15.

WB Releases Dynamic New Posters, TV Spot For

WB Releases Dynamic New Posters, TV Spot For "Man of Steel"

Warner Bros. has released two new posters for "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder’s upcoming franchise reboot, along with a new U.K. television spot jammed-pack with explosions.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Avenging Spider-Man" #20

Doug Zawisza gives "Avenging Spider-Man" #20 by Chris Yost and Marco Checchetto 4 stars, calling Checchetto's art "surprisingly lively despite his intense dedication to detail and the stark tone of the setting."

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Betty & Veronica" & Fiona Staples Go "Little Mermaid"

As part of their run of "Betty & Veronica" fairy tale stories, Archie Comics has tapped "Saga" artist Fiona Staples for a "Little Mermaid" inspired variant, and CBR has an exclusive first look.

Comics A.M. - Archie Comics Experience Book-Market Boom

Comics A.M. - Archie Comics Experience Book-Market Boom

Archie Comics sees big growth in book market! Kodansha Manga Awards winners announced! Ryan Sands talks Youth in Decline! Matt Kindt on "Red-Handed"! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE ART: Gene Ha Illustrates

EXCLUSIVE ART: Gene Ha Illustrates "Justice League" #20

In a surprise change, artist Gene Ha is taking up the reins for the Despero battle at the heart of next week's "Justice League" #20. CBR has an exclusive first look and first word of Ha's creator-owned future.

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 15

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 15

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale Wednesday, May 15, including Abnett & Lanning's "Battlestar Galactica" #1, "The Shadow" #13 and "Mark Waid's Green Hornet" #2.

Mark Millar Draws a Bloody Curtain on

Mark Millar Draws a Bloody Curtain on "Kick-Ass"

Mark Millar teases what to expect in the final volume of his smash hit series, "Kick-Ass," which kicks off in June, as he compares Hit Girl to Han Solo and himself to Dave Lizewski and Big Daddy. Plus, exclusive art!

Watch the full trailer for

Watch the full trailer for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Following the teaser that came out earlier, ABC debuted the full trailer for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." during the season finale of "Once Upon a Time."

VIDEO: Meet the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

VIDEO: Meet the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

A short teaser video and official website give another look at Agent Coulson and his "small, highly trained team of agents" from this fall's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC.

"Iron Man 3" remains No. 1 film in North America

The third film in Disney/Marvel's "Iron Man" franchise brought in $72.5 million this weekend, with its worldwide total hitting $950 million.

"The Black Panther Has ESP?" & More Awesome Comic Book Retcons

Comic book writers are constantly retconning the stories that came before theirs, and CSBG has a collection of the most notable examples, including the brief time the Black Panther had ESP!

If Robert Downey Jr. Is Tony Stark, Where Does That Leave Iron Man?

If Robert Downey Jr. Is Tony Stark, Where Does That Leave Iron Man?

Robert Downey Jr.'s multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios helped make the "Iron Man" series and "The Avengers" into blockbusters. But with his contract fulfilled, his future as Tony Stark is now in question. Where does Marvel go from here?

Reeder, Montclare Ignite

Reeder, Montclare Ignite "Rocket Girl" on Kickstarter

ROBOT 6 spoke with creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare about their Kickstarter project "Rocket Girl," a new series about a teenage cop from the future.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Morning Glories" #26

Following a misprinting recall, Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Morning Glories" #26 by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma. The series' Second Season officially launches May 15.

Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

In today's edition of SHELF PORN, Kris from Maine shares "the culmination of about 12 years of trade paperback, graphic novel, hardcover and other random superhero collectible buying."

Check Out CBR's Previews Index

Check Out CBR's Previews Index

CBR's previews index is updated daily with the latest from Marvel and DC, Image and IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, Monkeybrain Comics and a whole lot more! Check them all out today!

Marc Webb reveals the first look at the Rhino from

Marc Webb reveals the first look at the Rhino from "Amazing Spider-Man 2"

The film's director releases the first image of Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, the alter-ego of the Rhino.

TOYING AROUND: Comic-Con International Exclusives, Power Rangers

TOYING AROUND: Comic-Con International Exclusives, Power Rangers

Mattel & Hasbro get Comic-Con International in San Diego attendees excited early with exclusive announcements, plus lots of merchandise from "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and even the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!

"Arrow's" Hits and Misses

As we head toward Wednesday's season finale of "Arrow," Spinoff looks at five instances in which the show's writers have hit their target ... and five areas in which they've fallen short.

"The Time Dan Slott Predicted Penance's Creation" & More Hindsight Hilarity

Check out CSBG's collection of old comic books that are now hilarious in hindsight, like the 1991 Speedball story by Dan Slott which eerily predicted the character's future as Penance.

The Death of

The Death of "Floppies" was a Premature Prediction

Reports of monthly print comic books, commonly referred to as "floppies," reaching their end were premature, says ROBOT 6's Corey Blake, who notes "the single issue is on the rebound and flourishing."

EXCL PREVIEW: Jordan & Moore's

EXCL PREVIEW: Jordan & Moore's "Legend of Luther Strode" #5

As "The Legend of Luther strode" hurtles towards its bone-shattering conclusion, Image Comics shares an exclusive preview of the fifth chapter of Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore's hit miniseries.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Krul's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Krul's "The Owl" #1

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Owl" #1 by J.T. Krul and Heubert Khan Michael, with covers by Alex Ross and Ardian Syaf. The Owl returns July 3!

OFFICIAL: Whedon's

OFFICIAL: Whedon's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." a Go on ABC; Logo, Cast Photo Revealed

ABC has officially picked up the "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." television show for its fall 2013 season, revealing the new logo. UPDATED with cast photo.

PRESS RELEASE: 2013 Manning Award Nominees Announced by Comic-Con International

EXCL PREVIEW: Nathan Edmondson's

EXCL PREVIEW: Nathan Edmondson's "Dream Merchant" #1

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Nathan Edmondson and Konstantin Novosadov's double-sized first issue of "The Dream Merchant," a six-issue miniseries debuting May 15.

"American Vampire Anthology" Includes Rucka, Cloonan, Simone & More

Vertigo Comics has announced "American Vampire Anthology," an 80-page special based in the world of Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire" releasing August 7.

Hester's

Hester's "Mars Attacks" Invades "Moby Dick"

Phil Hester talks about his contribution to IDW Publishing's upcoming anthology "Mars Attacks: Classics Obliterated," where he writes the "Moby Dick" mash-up story. Plus, exclusive interior art!

Director Burton Talks

Director Burton Talks "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite"

Director Jon Burton tells CBR about making LEGO games and how the need for a storyline in their second Batman-inspired offering led to an animated feature, a path he has been eager to walk for some time.

"The Walking Dead" Season 4 First Look: Rick Grimes Has a Stalker

To mark the start of production this week in Atlanta, AMC has debuted the first image from the upcoming fourth-season premiere of "The Walking Dead."

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing The Black Order of

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing The Black Order of "Infinity" Part Three

Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and "Infinity" writer Jonathan Hickman provide commentary on the final duo of super powered beings in Thanos' Black Order: Supergiant and Proxima Midnight.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Sam Jackson's Nick Fury & Spider-Man 2099

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Sam Jackson's Nick Fury & Spider-Man 2099

This week, learn the history of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury! Plus, what accidental hint during Spider Island did Marvel give towards the return of Spider-Man 2099?

Superman Vs. He-Man: Round 2 in

Superman Vs. He-Man: Round 2 in "DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe"

Joined by their teammates and allies, Superman and He-Man will face off again this summer in Keith Giffen and Dexter Soy's "DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe."

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past: May 10th Comic Reel

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past: May 10th Comic Reel

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." likely headed to series! Scarlet Witch casting rumors begin for "The Avengers 2!" A first look at James McAvoy in "X-Men: Days of Future Past!" Plus, "Guardians of the Galaxy" & more!

EXCLUSIVE: Superman Family Solicitations for August 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Superman Family Solicitations for August 2013

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive advance look at the solicitations and covers for Superman titles shipping in August, including "Superman Unchained," "Batman/Superman" and more!

Wonder Woman Makes Her

Wonder Woman Makes Her "Smallville Season 11" Debut in August

After introducing DC Universe staples ranging from Batman and Nightwing to Monsieur Mallah and the Brain to the world of "Smallville Season 11," writer Bryan Q. Miller is turning his attention to Wonder Woman.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Uncanny Avengers" #8

Kelly Thompson gives Rick Remender & Daniel Acuna's "Uncanny Avengers" #8 4 stars, saying the issue "levels up the playing field in a devastating way, and there's no arguing that it's a hell of a beautiful book."

First Look at McAvoy's Professor X in

First Look at McAvoy's Professor X in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Twitter-addicted director Bryan Singer has revealed a photo of James McAvoy as a very ’70s Charles Xavier on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Joe Quesada Sets Sights On Angela &

Joe Quesada Sets Sights On Angela & "Big Hero 6"

CCO Joe Quesada shares his vision for how Neil Gaiman's Angela had to appear in the Marvel U and the behind the scenes story of Disney's animated "Big Hero 6." Plus, a peek at Angela in "Guardians of the Galaxy"" UPDATED with new art.

DC Sends off

DC Sends off "Batman Incorporated" with One-Shot Special

Though Grant Morrison draws down the curtain on "Batman Incorporated" in July, DC Comics will give the series a final hoorah in August with a one-shot anthology featuring work by Chris Burnham, Dan DiDio and others.

EXCL PREVIEW:

EXCL PREVIEW: "Mark Waid's The Green Hornet" #2

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Mark Waid's The Green Hornet" #2 by Mark Waid and Daniel Indro with a cover by Paolo Rivera. The issue goes on sale May 15.

The Line It Is Drawn - Comic Characters Clash with

The Line It Is Drawn - Comic Characters Clash with "Game of Thrones"

This week, our artists mashed-up comic book characters with the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones!" Deadpool guarding Tyrion Lannister, Kitty Pryde as Daenerys Targaryen, the cast of "Watchmen" and more!

EXCLUSIVE: Pak Launches

EXCLUSIVE: Pak Launches "Eternal Warrior" Series For Valiant

Writer Greg Pak announces the launch of "Eternal Warrior" for Valiant, exploring the life of an immortal, working in the same universe as "Incredible Hercules" cohort Fred Van Lente and more.

New Details, Art Released for Morrison's

New Details, Art Released for Morrison's "Multiversity," "Wonder Woman Earth One"

New art and details have surfaced online for "Wonder Woman Earth One" and "Multiversity," Grant Morrison's post-"Batman Incorporated" projects for DC Comics.

Marvel Comics On Sale May 15, 2013

Marvel Comics On Sale May 15, 2013

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Age of Ultron" #8, "FF" #7, "Nova" #4, "Wolverine & the X-Men" #29 and many more.

ABC Orders Whedon's

ABC Orders Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Series, First Teaser Leaks

After months of speculation, Joss Whedon's ABC pilot "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been ordered to series by ABC and the first teaser featuring the Hulk has also leaked online. CBR has more details.

EXCL PREVIEWS:

EXCL PREVIEWS: "Star Wars: Legacy," "Lobster Johnson" & "DHP"

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews of "Star Wars: Legacy" #3, "Dark Horse Presents" #24 & the "Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells a Rat" one-shot! UPDATED with "The Massive" #12 & "Mind MGMT" #11 previews.

Seagle & Rouleau Discuss

Seagle & Rouleau Discuss "Big Hero 6's" Big Debut

With the news of "Big Hero 6" as Disney Animation's first big Marvel animated film for 2014, CBR News spoke with character creators and Men of Action Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau about the announcement.

Inside

Inside "Suicide Squad's" New Member with Ales Kot

The new creative team for DC's "Suicide Squad" fired out the gate with a resurrected Deadshot, a manipulative Unknown Soldier and a surprising new member. Ales Kot explained it all to CBR News.

Redford Reveals Potential

Redford Reveals Potential "Captain America: Winter Soldier" Spoiler

In a recent interview, Robert Redford seems to have inadvertently given away a major detail about his role in Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Thor: God of Thunder" #8

Ryan K. Lindsay gives "Thor: God of Thunder" #8 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic 4 stars, calling the issue of the Marvel NOW! series "a warped look at how intricate and involved myths can sometimes become."

EXCL PREVIEW: Tony Stark's Origin Continues in

EXCL PREVIEW: Tony Stark's Origin Continues in "Iron Man" #10

The secret origin of Tony Stark continues to unfold in "Iron Man" #10, and CBR has an exclusive preview of the second chapter by Kieron Gillen and Dale Eaglesham! The issue goes on sale May 15.

Marvel Debuts Quesada's Angela Redesign

Marvel Debuts Quesada's Angela Redesign

The angelic warrior of the '90s makes her Marvel debut in a few short weeks, and today the publisher revealed CCO Joe Quesada's redesign for Angela's arrival in "Age of Ultron."

POLL: Which Character Has Marvel's

POLL: Which Character Has Marvel's "Iron Man" Movies Adapted Best?

Of all the characters to appear in Marvel Studios' "Iron Man" films to date, which has made the most successful leap from the page to the silver screen?

First Official Clip from

First Official Clip from "LEGO Batman: The Movie" Unites DC Superheroes

Warner Bros. Home Enertainment has provided CBR the first official clip from "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite," a full-length animated feature on sale May 21 on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital.

Artist Kris Anka On How to Draw 'Sexy' Without Being Sexist

Artist Kris Anka On How to Draw 'Sexy' Without Being Sexist

After CSBG's Kelly Thompson discussed several redesigned superheroine costumes, artist Kris Anka opened the floor to an interesting debate about the look of superheroes.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Corey Taylor's

COMMENTARY TRACK: Corey Taylor's "House of Gold & Bones" #1

The heavy metal singer behind Slipknot and Stone Sour digs into his comic book meets concept album as Corey Taylor explains the musical cues driving the dreamlike imagery of his new Dark Horse horror series.

Big Hero 6, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Sixth Gun: May 9th Comic Reel

Big Hero 6, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Sixth Gun: May 9th Comic Reel

"Big Hero 6" gets the animated treatment in 2014! Did Robert Redford reveal something about his role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier?" NBC passes on "The Sixth Gun!" Plus, "Arrow" & more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Regular Show" #1

Courtesy of BOOM!, CBR presents an exclusive preview of kaboom!'s "Regular Show" #1 based on the hit Cartoon Network animated series. The first issue goes on sale May 15.

OFFICIAL: Disney Animating Marvel's

OFFICIAL: Disney Animating Marvel's "Big Hero 6"

Walt Disney Animation Studios' first Marvel film has been confirmed to be "Big Hero 6," the previously-rumored animated film based on the Japanese super team created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau.

Andy Diggle's

Andy Diggle's "Uncanny" Crime Tale

With a loner of a thief who can borrow the abilities of others, Andy Diggle plans to give readers a different sci-fi twist on crime comics as he describes the idea behind his "Uncanny" series for Dynamite's Crime line.

NBC Passes on

NBC Passes on "The Sixth Gun" Pilot

NBC has passed on the television pilot based on Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurrt’s "The Sixth Gun," but Oni Press suggests the project isn’t dead yet.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Batman" #20

Doug Zawisza gives "Batman" #20 4 stars, saying the issue by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo "reads like a breath of fresh air, albeit one tinged with loss and lament" following the death of Damian.

Batgirl Revealed As Next

Batgirl Revealed As Next "Injustice" DLC Character

NetherRealm Studios and WB Games has revealed Batgirl as the second DLC character for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" in a trailer showcasing Barbara Gordon beating down The Joker in his "The Killing Joke" threads.

EXCL PREVIEW: Deadpool Rises in

EXCL PREVIEW: Deadpool Rises in "Thunderbolts" #9

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusivepreview of Daniel Way and Phil Noto's "Thunderbolts" #9. Tbolts member Deadpool is an unhappy camper on May 15.

SPINOFF RECAP:

SPINOFF RECAP: "Arrow - Darkness on the Edge of Town"

In "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the penultimate episode of "Arrow's" first season, Oliver finally learns what the Undertaking is, Fyers reveals what he's up to, and Malcolm Merlyn ties up loose ends.

Comics A.M. - Silver Age Artist Dan Adkins Passes Away

Comics A.M. - Silver Age Artist Dan Adkins Passes Away

Silver Age artist Dan Adkins dies at age 76. Why the "Code Monkey Save World" Kickstarter was destined for success! "Princeless," and the lack of strong female characters! Plus much more!

Pak Discusses

Pak Discusses "Jaws," Jae Lee & "Batman/Superman"

CBR News spoke to writer Greg Pak who shares images and gives new details about his and Jae Lee’s upcoming "Batman/Superman" ongoing series, as well as what readers should expect from the book.

Neil Gaiman Discusses Rebooting

Neil Gaiman Discusses Rebooting "Doctor Who's" Cybermen

Acclaimed author and comics writer Neil Gaiman explains the development of this week's episode of "Doctor Who," "Nightmare in Silver," which reintroduces the Cybermen.

Pak & Coulton Stretch For

Pak & Coulton Stretch For "The Princess Who Saved Herself"

Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton & Takeshi Miyazawa spoke to CBR about "Code Monkey Save World" reaching its first Kickstarter stretch goal: a children's storybook based on Coulton's "The Princess Who Saved Herself."

PRESS RELEASE: Joe's Comics Flagship "Ten Grand" #1 Gets 2nd Printing

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Nimoy Request Spock's Death in

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Nimoy Request Spock's Death in "Star Trek II?"

This week, Brian Cronin transports us back to 1980 to determine whether Leonard Nimoy made the death of Spock a condition of his participation in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

POLL:  Is Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark Replaceable in Future Iron Man Films?

POLL: Is Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark Replaceable in Future Iron Man Films?

In light of the current talk about contracts and Robert Downey Jr. hinting that he may not return for more Iron Man films, CBR asks if you feel the actor is replaceable as Tony Stark.

Waid Brings Silver Surfer to

Waid Brings Silver Surfer to "Daredevil" In August

Marvel Comics has released Chris Samnee's cover to "Daredevil" #30 written by Mark Waid that teases an encounter between the Silver Surfer and the Man Without Fear. The issue hits stores in August.

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing The Black Order of

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing The Black Order of "Infinity" Part Two

Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and "Infinity" writer Jonathan Hickman introduce two more members of Thanos' Black Order: Black Dwarf and Ebony Maw.

Marvel Reportedly Has Scripts for

Marvel Reportedly Has Scripts for "Blade" Reboot, "Captain Marvel" Film

In addition to the previously mentioned "Doctor Strange," "Iron Fist," "Black Panther" and "Runaways" projects, Marvel reportedly has scripts for a "Blade" reboot and a "Captain Marvel" feature.

"Iron Man 3's" Shane Black Closes "Doc Savage" Deal

Sony Pictures has greenlit "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black’s long-standing dream project "Doc Savage," which he will also co-write. SPINOFF ONLINE has more details on the project.

Shen & Hicks Go Back to High School with

Shen & Hicks Go Back to High School with "Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong"

Writer Prudence Shen and artist Faith Erin Hicks, the creators of First Second's "Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong," spoke to CBR about their new high-school set graphic novel.

Matt Kindt is

Matt Kindt is "Red Handed"

The man behind "MIND MGMT" and the writer of "Justice League of America's" Martian Manhunter stories, Matt Kindt spoke with CBR News about his latest graphic novel, the Dick Tracy-inspired "Red Handed."

Ostrander Returns The Others to

Ostrander Returns The Others to "Aquaman"

Writer John Ostrander spoke with CBR News about his one-shot issue of "Aquaman" featuring The Others, introducing a new character to the team and more.

She-Hulk Sought After McDonald’s Assault

She-Hulk Sought After McDonald’s Assault

A green woman with dyed-red hair is wanted in connection with a "wholly unprovoked assault" on a 17-year-old girl outside a McDonald’s in York, England in the early hours of April 26.

Marvel Studios, Arrow, Man of Steel: May 8th Comic Reel

Marvel Studios, Arrow, Man of Steel: May 8th Comic Reel

The financial side of Marvel Studios gets explored! Marc Guggenheim on the "Arrow" season finale! A nod to Booster Gold in the "Man of Steel" trailer! Plus, "The Wolverine" & more!

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy" Tops 105K

DC topped the charts with "Batman" #19, and Marvel's "Thanos Rising" debuted strong, but the big news is Image Comics placing two titles in the Top Ten with "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 topping 105K in sales.

The Mayo Report: DC Comics' Gatefold Cover Gambit

The Mayo Report: DC Comics' Gatefold Cover Gambit

John Mayo looks at Image Comics' expanded presence in the Top 50 and analyzes the level of success DC experienced with its initially-branded "WTF Certified" gatefold cover promotion.

Lapham's Got a Taste For Blood with

Lapham's Got a Taste For Blood with "The Strain: The Fall"

David Lapham discusses his and Mike Huddleston's "The Strain: The Fall," the second Dark Horse Comics series adapted from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire plague novels.

Downey Contract Talks Leave

Downey Contract Talks Leave "Avengers 2," "Iron Man 4" in Question

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may look a bit different in future films as contract talk from Robert Downey Jr. and the cast of "The Avengers" could lead to new actors donning the now-familiar costumes.

Comics A.M. - Moulinsart Launches Tintin App; Jesse Santos Dies

Comics A.M. - Moulinsart Launches Tintin App; Jesse Santos Dies

Complete Tintin adventures go digital (in French)! Filipino creator Jesse Santos passes away. "Slam Dunk" and Japan's love of the NBA! Interviews with Duane Swierczynski, Jamal Igle and more!

Shapiro & Herndon Take

Shapiro & Herndon Take "Terra Tempo" On An Educational Adventure

Writer David Shapiro and artist Christopher Herndon talk about the recent release of "Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time," telling educational adventure stories in comics and more.

Guggenheim Lights the Fuse for

Guggenheim Lights the Fuse for "Arrow's" Explosive Season Finale

The CW's take on DC Comics Green Arrow is in the home stretch, and Marc Guggenheim explains why "Arrow" is set for an explosive confrontation with Merlyn, a rocky love triangle for Oliver Queen and island revelations.

Visit FindAComicShop.com, Find Comics Near You

Visit FindAComicShop.com, Find Comics Near You

Since today is New Comics Day, be sure to visit FindAComicShop.com, the best way to find a comic shop in your area for all your new comic needs. Click for more info.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/8/2013

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 5/8/2013

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, BOOM! and more.

Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky "Batman: Year One" Concept Art Surfaces

Designs for costumes, characters, the Batmobile and gadgets revealed for Darren Aronofsky’s proposed superhero film "Batman: Year One." SPINOFF has all the images of what might have been.

New Details On

New Details On "The Wolf Among Us" "Fables" Video Game

A recent feature in Game Informer magazine reveals new screenshots and details for "The Wolf Among Us," Telltale Games' upcoming video game based on the "Fables" Vertigo Comics series.

X-POSITION: Spurrier Seeks to Cure

X-POSITION: Spurrier Seeks to Cure "X-Men Legacy"

"X-Men Legacy" writer Si Spurrier answers your questions on continuity, family and the mystery of Legion in the new arc of the Marvel NOW! ongoing series. Plus, exclusive art!

Kevin Feige Offers Warner Bros. Advice on

Kevin Feige Offers Warner Bros. Advice on "Justice League" Movie

Prompted to give Warner Bros. advice regarding its long-troubled "Justice League" film, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige suggests executives "have confidence in the characters, believe in the source material."

Frederik Peeters Builds an Unforgettable

Frederik Peeters Builds an Unforgettable "Sandcastle"

Artist Frederik Peeters spoke with CBR News about "Sandcastle," his startlingly haunting sci-fi collaboration exploring the inevitability of death with writer/filmmaker Pierre Oscar Lévy.

John Noble Takes on Brainiac in

John Noble Takes on Brainiac in "Superman: Unbound"

CBR News spoke with actor John Noble about his role as Brainiac for the DC Animated Film "Superman: Unbound," moving on from "Fringe" and his love of science, music and teaching.

Making the Most of A Comic Con's Kids' Day

Making the Most of A Comic Con's Kids' Day

Sunday Kids' Days at conventions has given parents the opportunity to share their love of comics with the next generation of fans -- or wear them out by trying to fit it all in, theme-park style.

Visual-Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen Passes Away

Visual-Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen Passes Away

Influential visual-effects producer Ray Harryhausen, whose body of work includes "Mighty Joe Young," "Jason and the Argonauts" and "Clash of the Titans," passed away this morning at age 92.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Brian Wood's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Brian Wood's "Star Wars" #5

It's X-Wings versus TIE Fighters in this exclusive preview of Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda's "Star Wars" #5! The latest issue of Dark Horse's hit series goes on sale May 8.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Arrow" #31

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Arrow" #31 by Marc Guggenheim, Emilio Aldrich & Omar Francia. Tony's forced to choose between his conscience and his career May 8.

Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Walking Dead, Star Wars: May 7th Comic Reel

Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Walking Dead, Star Wars: May 7th Comic Reel

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" screenwriters discuss villain selection! Greg Nicotero takes "The Walking Dead" zombies to school! "Star Wars Episode VII" hopes to start production next year! Plus, "The Crow" & more!

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Christos Gage on

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Christos Gage on "Angel and Faith" #21

Writer Christos Gage spoke with CBR about the latest issue of "Angel & Faith" from Dark Horse Comics, checking in with the cast as they enter the final arc of the series.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Jupiter's Legacy" Debuts to More Than 100,000

"Jupiter's Legacy" #1 tops 100,000 copies! Matt Groening's mother, Marge Simpson's namesake, passes away. ComicsPRO loses executive director! Irritating convention-panel questions! Plus more!

Four Great Comic Book Movie Heroines

Four Great Comic Book Movie Heroines

CSBG's Kelly Thompson is excited for what the future might hold in the wake of the recent flourish of great comic book film heroines. She chooses four stand-out performances and explains why each one means so much.

Soule Seeds

Soule Seeds "Swamp Thing" With New Major Villain

Comparing Swamp Thing's new nemesis to Darth Vader, Charles Soule discusses his big plans for what he calls Season 1 of his run on DC Comics' flagship superhero/horror series.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: JMS & Templesmith's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: JMS & Templesmith's "Ten Grand" #1

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 20 new releases, including "Shadowman" #0, "Thanos Rising" #2, "Sesame Street" #1 and DC's digital-first series "Adventures of Superman" #1.

Image Unveils Seven

Image Unveils Seven "Morning Glories" #27 Variants

A who's who lineup of creator-owned comic artists including Rob Guillory, Emma Rios, Jenny Frisson and more join Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma in celebrating the launch of "Morning Glories" second season with #27.

Snyder, Lee Discuss

Snyder, Lee Discuss "Zero Year," "Superman Unchained"

CBR spoke with Scott Snyder and Jim Lee during a Free Comic Book Day signing about their upcoming title, "Superman Unchained," and Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman: Zero Year" origin story.

EXCLUSIVE: Superman and Batman on Patrol in March's

EXCLUSIVE: Superman and Batman on Patrol in March's "Batman/Superman" #1 Variant

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Guillem March's variant cover for "Batman/Superman" #1 by Greg Pak and Jae Lee.

Revisit Free Comic Book Day 2013 With CBR Live!

Revisit Free Comic Book Day 2013 With CBR Live!

Check out what happened across the globe during Free Comic Book Day with CBR Live's photo coverage from stores and events in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and more!

"Superman Unchained" Variants Celebrate 75 Years of Superman

DC has released an array of "Superman Unchained" #1 variant covers by Bruce Timm, Dave Johnson, Neal Adams and more that celebrate Superman over the course of 75 years.

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing the Generals of Marvel's

EXCLUSIVE: Introducing the Generals of Marvel's "Infinity"

Following the release of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's "Infinity" FCBD issue, Marvel Senior Editor Tom Brevoort discusses the consequences of the issue and teases Thanos' five lieutenants for the event.

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" Set Photos Reveal A Potentially Huge Spoiler

The latest photos from the set of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" may confirm a rumored story development regarding a major player in the film.

C2E2: Derf Backderf Remembers

C2E2: Derf Backderf Remembers "My Friend Dahmer"

Acclaimed cartoonist Derf Backderf spoke at C2E2 about his most recent work, "My Friend Dahmer," a memoir looking back at his high school friendship with notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Cover of the Week - May 1

Cover of the Week - May 1

This week, Animal Man goes Americana, "Hawkeye" gets tearful, "X-Men Legacy" gets happy, Peter Parker gets lost and Utopia looks a lot like Dr. Frankenstein's lab.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman and Red Hood" #20

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman and Red Hood" #20 by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason & Cliff Richards. The Red Hood tries to prevent Batman from plunging into insanity May 8.

Read Action Lab's Full FCBD Comics: NFL Rush Zone, Molly Danger

Read Action Lab's Full FCBD Comics: NFL Rush Zone, Molly Danger

In case you missed out on Action Lab Comics' Free Comic Book Day issues, the publisher has provided CBR with its full FCBD 2013 issues: "Molly Danger, "Princeless," "NFL Rush Zone" and "Skyward"

THE BAT SIGNAL: Higgins on

THE BAT SIGNAL: Higgins on "Nightwing's" New Reality

From a fresh supporting cast in his new city of Chicago to the cyber judgement of an all-new Prankster and mobster Tony Zucco walking the straight and narrow, Kyle Higgins steers "Nightwing" in a different direction.

POLL: What Did You Think of

POLL: What Did You Think of "Iron Man 3?"

With "Iron Man 3" debuting to the second largest opening weekend ever behind Marvel's "The Avengers," CBR asks what you think of Robert Downey Jr.'s latest turn as Tony Stark!

Star Wars, Doctor Strange, Amazing Spider-Man 2: May 6th Comic Reel

Star Wars, Doctor Strange, Amazing Spider-Man 2: May 6th Comic Reel

Simon Kinberg discusses "Star Wars" spinoff films! Kevin Feige teases the development of "Doctor Strange!" Emma Stone is classic Gwen Stacy in new "Amazing Spider-Man 2" photos! Plus, "Man of Steel" & more!

EXCLUSIVE: Dixon Adapts Abercrombie's

EXCLUSIVE: Dixon Adapts Abercrombie's "The First Law" Trilogy

Writer Chuck Dixon spoke about adapting Joe Abercrombie's violent fantasy trilogy "The First Law," Blind Ferret Entertainment's first foray into licensed material. Plus, exclusive art!

First Look at Kitty Pryde in

First Look at Kitty Pryde in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Director Bryan Singer has released the first look at Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde on the Montreal set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Indestructible Hulk" #7

Greg McElhatton gives "Indestructible Hulk" #7 by Mark Waid and new series artist Walter Simonson 4 stars, saying "the idea of the Hulk being a coiled spring held in reserve is a perfectly legitimate take on the character."

New

New "Man of Steel," Banner, Photos Surface

Warner Bros. has released a dramatic new banner for "Man of Steel," while a a children’s book reveals eight photos chronicling Kal-El’s journey from an infant on Krypton to a hero of Earth.

CBR TV: Miller Brings Lana Lang to

CBR TV: Miller Brings Lana Lang to "Smallville: Season 11"

"Smallville: Season 11" writer Bryan Q. Miller discusses bringing Lana Lang back to the world of the CW's hit Superman series and his plans and goals for Clark, Lois and the rest of the cast.

Comics A.M. - C2E2 Draws Record 53,000 Attendees

Comics A.M. - C2E2 Draws Record 53,000 Attendees

Record 53,000 attend C2E2! The rise of graphic novels in libraries! Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks talk "Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong"! Investing in comics (the companies, not the actual books)! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 8

Dynamite Comics On Sale May 8

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale Wednesday, May 8, including "Grimm" #1, "Damsels: Mermaids" #1 and "Vampirella" #29.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Constantine" #3

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Constantine" #3 by Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes and Renato Guedes. Constantine's quest for a powerful mystic artifact brings him to London May 8.

Luke Evans in Negotiations to Play

Luke Evans in Negotiations to Play "The Crow" in Relativity's Remake

The "Fast & Furious 6" villain is up for the title role in the remake of the 1994 film that was based on James O'Barr's comics.

CSBG's 25 Greatest Iron Man Stories Ever Told

CSBG's 25 Greatest Iron Man Stories Ever Told

You voted and just in time for the release of "Iron Man 3" in theatres, here are your picks for the 25 Greatest Iron Man Stories Ever Told, including "Armor Wars," "Extremis" and "Stark Disassembled!"

"Iron Man 3" Opening Weekend Tops $175 Million in North America

A big opening weekend for the Marvel film gives it the No. 2 domestic debut of all time, second only to last summer's "The Avengers."

In Times of Crisis, We Need Heroes

In Times of Crisis, We Need Heroes

A Boston resident, Spinoff's Anna Pinkert reflects on the Marathon bombing, the good that people have done in the wake of the tragedy, and why myth matters.

Conversing on Comics with Chris Roberson

Conversing on Comics with Chris Roberson

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with writer Chris Roberson about his upcoming sci-fi series with Image Comics titled "Reign," the publisher Monkeybrain Comics and much more.

CSBG's Greatest Stories Ever Told Master List

CSBG's Greatest Stories Ever Told Master List

CSBG's Greatest Stories Ever Told month is over! Here is a collection of the greatest stories ever told starring your favorite comic book characters, written and drawn by your favorite creators!

A Comics Professor Shows us his Shelf Porn

A Comics Professor Shows us his Shelf Porn

Matt Silady, chair of the California College of the Arts’ MFA in Comics Program, shares his lending collection of graphic novels and trade paperbacks with Robot 6.

"A History of Iron Man's Armor" & More Pieces of Comic Book Lore!

Check out CSBG's collection of first appearances of various parts of comic book history, including the latest addition -- the introduction of each version of Iron Man's armor!

Celebrating Free Comic Book Day in Photos

Celebrating Free Comic Book Day in Photos

Our mobile army of comic fans & creators are uploading photos from FCBD events around the world including Sydney, London, Chicago, Edmonton and much more!

"Strip Search" Delivers Low-Budget Reality TV With a Big Punch

"Penny Arcade's" new online reality series "Strip Search" won't appeal to everyone, but it's a nice change from the polished and predictable television competition shows.

DC's

DC's "The Movement" is Subversive All Over

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant takes a look at DC Comics' newest title, "The Movement" #1 by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, noting it "succeeds by playing with familiar superhero tropes."

"Iron Man 3" Earns $68.3 Million on First Day of Release in North America

The latest Marvel film opens strong domestically, with box office experts predicting it might be able to pull off the second-biggest opening weekend of all time after "Avengers."

"Uglydoll Comics" Debuts on Free Comic Book Day

Much cuter than their name suggests, Uglydolls make their comics debut with Viz Media on Free Comic Book Day. CBR spoke with co-creator David Horvath and "Uglydoll Comics" artist Ian McGinty about the series.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With FindAComicShop.com!

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With FindAComicShop.com!

It's Free Comic Book Day! Celebrate with CBR's FindAComicShop.com and discover a store near you!

C2E2:

C2E2: "2000 AD" Heads to Dredd and Beyond

Excitement and enthusiasm filled the room during the 2000 AD panel at C2E2 as creators and fans discussed and debated the iconic status of Judge Dredd, the anniversary of Slaine and upcoming projects.

Free Comic Book Day Previews!

Free Comic Book Day Previews!

CBR has previews of today's Free Comic Book Day releases, including "Star Wars," "The Walking Dead," "Mega Man," "Sesame Street," "TMNT: New Animated Adventures" and many more!

Bendis Reverse-Engineers Pym's

Bendis Reverse-Engineers Pym's "Age of Ultron" Death

"Age of Ultron" writer Brian Michael Bendis has shared a document detailing the ripple effect Hank Pym's death has on the Marvel Universe presented in the event miniseries.

C2E2: Felicia Day Plays Favorites

C2E2: Felicia Day Plays Favorites

Felicia Day's evening Q&A session at C2E2 was a high-energy discussion of acting, writing, video on the web, girl geekdom -- and pizza. Lots to do with pizza.

Sony Commissions Script for

Sony Commissions Script for "Men in Black 4"

Following the success of last summer's "Men in Black 3," Sony is moving forward with another installment of its lucrative franchise, commissioning a script for a fourth film.

VIDEO: Romance Blooms on

VIDEO: Romance Blooms on "Teen TItans Go!

Cartoon Network has released video clips and images from next week's all-new "Teen Titans Go!" episode, featuring Robin and Starfire's blossoming romance and double trouble for Cyborg and Beast Boy.

DC Debuts A

DC Debuts A "Dramatic New Look" for He-Man

DC Comics has debuted Ed Benes’ cover for "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" #4, which reveals a radically new look for the hero of television, film and toyboxes.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Polarity"#1 With Max Bemis

Writer Max Bemis takes CBR behind-the-scenes of "Polarity," his new, semi-autiobiographical miniseries from BOOM! Studios, with a COMMENTARY TRACK for the first issue.

Kunkel's

Kunkel's "Herobear and the Kid" returns on Free Comic Book Day

Summary: Eisner Award-winning "Herobear and the Kid" creator Mike Kunkel returns to his popular all-ages creation with BOOM! Studios on FCBD, and teased his plans for the character in 2013 and beyond.

Who Is THE Definitive Iron Man Writer?

Who Is THE Definitive Iron Man Writer?

Of all of those who have guided the life of Tony Stark over the decades, which is your choice for the definitive Iron Man writer?

"Iron Man 3" Estimated For $180 Million Opening Weekend

After opening to a non-record $15.6 million at midnight, analysts state "Iron Man 3" is currently set for $165 million to $180 million opening weekend.

Spencer Goes Deeper Into

Spencer Goes Deeper Into "Bedlam"

The star of Nick Spencer's serial killer procedural "Bedlam" keeps his Madder Red mask hidden in a second arc by new artist Ryan Browne, and the writer shares his plans for more murder, less mystery. Plus, exclusive art.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Batman/Jigglypuff crossover?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: A Batman/Jigglypuff crossover?

This week, was there really a Batman/Pokemon crossover?! Did Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz really make Dan Quayle the villain of "Elektra: Assassin?" Find out!

CBR Ink: Iron Man Tattoos FTW!

CBR Ink: Iron Man Tattoos FTW!

In honor of today's U.S. debut of "Iron Man 3," CBR Ink presents a massive gallery of tattoos dedicated to all thinks Iron Man, including cover homages and an arc reactor chest tattoo.

Comics A.M. - Inaugural 9th Art Award Accepting Entries

Comics A.M. - Inaugural 9th Art Award Accepting Entries

Graphic Scotland and Edinburgh International Book Festival establish new graphic fiction award! Howard Chaykin remembers Carmine Infantino! Interviews with Art Spiegelman, Gerard Way, Mike Kunkel and more!

C2E2: IDW Publishing Presents The Greatest Panel in History

C2E2: IDW Publishing Presents The Greatest Panel in History

IDW's Greatest Panel in History at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, showcased a number of licensed books and creator owned series to come in 2013.

Hugh Jackman Sinks his Claws into Free Comic Book Day

Hugh Jackman Sinks his Claws into Free Comic Book Day

Following in the footsteps of "Punisher" star Thomas Jane, "The Wolverine‘s" Hugh Jackman has released a video in support of Free Comic Book Day, which will be held Saturday at comic stores around the globe.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Ender's Game: May 3rd Comic Reel

Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Ender's Game: May 3rd Comic Reel

Zoe Saldana discusses her role in "Guardians of the Galaxy!" Kevin Feige teases "Ant-Man!" The first footage for "Ender's Game" hits the web! Plus, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" & more!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #19

Doug Zawisza gives "Aquaman" #19 written by Geoff Johns with art by Paul Pelletier 4 stars, calling the issue "one of the most enjoyable books on the racks nowadays, and certainly a reliably entertaining read from DC."

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 -

Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy," "Walking Dead" Land in Top Ten

Marvel and DC Comics took eight of the top ten spots in Diamond's April, 2013 sales chart, but Image Comics' landed in #3 and #8 respectively with "Jupiter's Legacy" #1 and "The Walking Dead" #109.

The Line It Is Drawn - Comic Characters in Classic Music Videos

The Line It Is Drawn - Comic Characters in Classic Music Videos

One of our Line artists just had his music video directorial debut. In honor of this, we present mash-ups of comic characters in classic music videos! Michonne in "Single Ladies," Riddle in "Smooth Criminal" and more!

Ghost Rider Returns to Marvel

Ghost Rider Returns to Marvel

Marvel confirms it has reclaimed the film rights to Ghost Rider, but studio President Kevin Feige appears in no hurry to move quickly on the Spirit of Vengeance or the recently returned Daredevil.

Hickman Guides the Avengers to

Hickman Guides the Avengers to "Infinity" - Part 2

As Marvel's "Infinity" draws near, Jonathan Hickman explains how the event came to be and the ways in which his current "Avengers" and "New Avengers" series are leading up to it. Plus, exclusive art!

CBR TV: Kyle Higgins on

CBR TV: Kyle Higgins on "Nightwing" in Chicago, "Batman Beyond"

Kyle Higgins discusses his run on DC Comics' "Nightwing," moving the character from Gotham City of Chicago, taking over the writing chores on the digital first "Batman Beyond" and more.

Marvel Comics On Sale May 8, 2013

Marvel Comics On Sale May 8, 2013

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Avengers" #11, "Avenging Spider-Man" #20, "Fearless Defenders" #4, "Uncanny X-Force" #4 and more.

C2E2: Layman & Guillory on

C2E2: Layman & Guillory on "Chew's" Past, Present and Future

Co-creators John Layman and Rob Guillory gathered in front of a packed house at C2E2 to talk about their hit Image comic, its roots, their favorite moments and where the series is headed next.

Library Hopes to Raise $30K for Life-Size Hulk Statue, Comics

Library Hopes to Raise $30K for Life-Size Hulk Statue, Comics

A suburban Chicago library hopes to raise $30,000 through an Indiegogo campaign to purchase a 9-feet-tall statue of the Incredible Hulk, graphic novels and a comics-creation station. ROBOT 6 has details.

Hickman Guides the Avengers to

Hickman Guides the Avengers to "Infinity" - Part 1

CBR spoke with writer Jonathan Hickman about the interconnected cosmic saga he's telling in "Avengers" and "New Avengers" and how those books lead right into Marvel's "Infinity" event. Plus, exclusive art.

THE KICKSTAND: We Interrupt this Kickstarter…

THE KICKSTAND: We Interrupt this Kickstarter…

A pair of creators call off their Kickstarter because of its success, plus: Code Monkey saves the world, kiddie vampire hunters take to the graveyard and funny comics teach about global warming.

PREVIEW: Wood & Coipel's

PREVIEW: Wood & Coipel's "X-Men" #1

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an advance preview of "X-Men" #1 by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel featuring an all-female squad of mutants. The book goes on sale May 29.

RUMOR:

RUMOR: "Chronicle's" Jordan In Running for "Fantastic Four's" Johnny Storm

Casting rumors for Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" point to "Chronicle" star Michael B. Jordan as a favorite to play the Human Torch with "Girls" actress Allison Williams shortlisted for the role of the Invisible Woman.

Davis' Quixotic Journey Parallels

Davis' Quixotic Journey Parallels "The Complete Don Quixote"

Artist Rob Davis talks to CBR about the intertwining of life and art during his two years adapting Miguel d Cervantes' "Don Quixote" to comics in SelfMadeHero's "The Complete Don Quixote."

Jackman Answers

Jackman Answers "The Wolverine" Twitter Questions

During a special Twitter question and answer session, "The Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman recorded video responses to 11 questions about his experience playing the best there is at what he does.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Spencer & Ross'

EXCL. PREVIEW: Spencer & Ross' "Secret Avengers" #4

Courtesy Marvel Comics, CBR has an exclusive preview of "Secret Avengers" #4 written by Nick Spencer with art by Luke Ross. The Indestructible Hulk joins the ranks of the Secret Avengers May 8.

POLL: Which of Dark Horse's C2E2 Announcements Are You Most Excited About?

POLL: Which of Dark Horse's C2E2 Announcements Are You Most Excited About?

Dark Horse Comics made a number of big announcements during last weekend's C2E2, and CBR wants to know: which one are you most excited about?

Comics Writer Zachi Telesha Passes Away at Age 12

Comics Writer Zachi Telesha Passes Away at Age 12

In August 2008, age 7, Zachi Telesha was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Telesha set himself a series of personal goals, and he died this week, at age 12, a published comics writer.

"Star Trek's" Zoe Saldana Confirmed For "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says "audiences will respond to an alien Zoe Saldana," confirming what had previously been a rumored "Guardians of the Galaxy" casting decision.

Silvestri Decodes

Silvestri Decodes "Cyber Force"

Top Cow founder and fan-favorite artist Marc Silvestri discusses the first arc of his successful Kickstarter-funded "Cyber Force" revival and what fans can expect from the initiative moving forward.

Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2, Iron Man 3: May 2nd Comic Reel

Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers 2, Iron Man 3: May 2nd Comic Reel

Zoe Saldana confirmed for "Guardians of the Galaxy?" Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch are in the current "Avengers 2" draft! Details on the China-only cut of "Iron Man 3!" Plus, "Arrow" & more!

C2E2: Brian Wood Discusses

C2E2: Brian Wood Discusses "Star Wars," "The Massive" & More

Fan-favorite creator Brian Wood discussed his vast library of work during a panel at C2E2, covering everything from "Star Wars" & "Conan" to "The Massive" & "X-Men" and beyond.

Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch Confirmed For

Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch Confirmed For "The Avengers 2"

The "brother-sister act" writer/director Joss Whedon teased for "The Avengers 2" is indeed Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch, although Marvel's Kevin Feige cautions the script "could change six months from now."

SPINOFF RECAP:

SPINOFF RECAP: "Arrow - The Undertaking"

In "The Undertaking," Oliver finally gets around to rescuing Walter, Moira's involvement in Malcolm's scheme is exposed, Team Arrow gets back together and we stop feeling so bad about the death Frank Chen.

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