CBR's Guide to Free Comic Book Day 2016
What it is. My name is Kiel, former News Editor of CBR, now staff writer and teacher.
Before I worked for CBR, I was a staff writer at something called Wizard Magazine that used to be around comic shops and stuff.
Aside from the comics stuff, I'm somewhat diligently pursuing a masters degree in writing for children. I live in Chicago now but originally hail from the hardest working town in America: Flint, Michigan. If you ever meet me, remember that I give great high fives.
FIRST COMIC: It's a toss up between "Batman" #436 and "Web of Spider-Man" Annual #4. I bought them both in the same summer, and liked Batman WAY better is all I can recall.
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Tim Drake, Bleu L. Finnegan, Jack Knight, Scott Pilgrim
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Apparantly adding to its staple of pop culture properties turned comic books, Dynamite Entertainment has reportedly inked a deal to bring the lion-combining anime icon back to comic books.
Following on the heels of their blockbuster bi-weekly, DC Comics has announced "Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search" centering on a mystery hero moving against the protector of earth by Jonathan Vankin and Marco Castiello.
The architect of Marvel's next mega-event Matt Fraction and SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort talk about the seven-issue series and its consequences for both Captain Americas, Thor and his entire Norse pantheon and much more.
The writer of "Iron Man 2.0" and soon "Secret Avengers," Nick Spencer discusses how the collaboration of Marvel's fabled creative summits helped sway his decision to sign exclusively with the publisher while continuing his current ongoings.
On the heels of announcing a new Image series with Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld explains the story behind "The Infinite" and how he's moving forward with new characters, pouches, shoulderpads and guns. UPDATED WITH EXCLUSIVE ART
Writer Nick Spencer returns to CBR for an all-new installment of MORNING GLORY DAYS, explaining the daring and drastic actions Zoe takes in "Morning Glories" #7 while revealing one of the key visual clues to the entire series.
DC Comics releases the covers and creators for the first eight "Flashpoint" event tie-in mini series throughout this Flashpoint Friday. UPDATED: Adam Glass and Rodeny Buchemi explore "Flashpoint: Legion of Doom"
The editor of the X-line speaks on this week's news and expounds upon the future of the line including the debut of the "Schism" event and teaser as well as word on "X-Factor," "X-Men" and "Astonishing X-Men."
Marvel Comics book-by-book rollout of their new X-Men plans rolls on into Thursday with "Uncanny X-Men" writer Kieron Gillen addressing his plans for the franchise's core from the return to Breakworld to a major "Fear Itself" tie-in.
The first full-body shot of actor Hugo Weaving in character as the Red Skull from Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger" hits the web as director Joe Johnston discusses Steve Rogers character and the Avengers.
Marvel Comics continues its week of X-Men related news as "X-Men: Legacy" writer Mike Carey takes his cast beyond "Age of X" and CBR News was on hand to see how Rogue's newly formed team would take on a run of new villains and more.
The legendary comics art family of Joe, Adam and Andy Kubert explain the current changes to their art school, from its new name to its redesigned website and how those elements reflect the school's 35 years of history.
Writer Rick Remender joins the discussion for day two of Marvel's week of X-Men related calls, revealing the secrets of "Uncanny X-Force's" future as the team travels to the Age of Apocalypse's world on a top secret mission.
Dc Comics Executive Editor Eddie Berganza returns to discuss how the Justice League's battle with Doomsday takes over their home base, tease big plans for Superman and show off some exclusive art from the battle!
Marvel Comics announces the incoming team for the "New Mutants" monthly starting with May's issue #25 as Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Leandro Fernandez in their latest conference call with CBR on hand for all the news.
The newly appointed gatekeeper for Marvel Comics focused on attracting younger readers, Steve Wacker spoke with CBR News about the joys of done-in-one stories and his search for the next Rob Liefeld.
One obstacle that may lie in the way of BOOM! Studios relaunch of their kids comic line as kaboom! Comics is Rob Liefeld's trademark on "Kaboom," a teen superhero series he published through Awesome Entertainment.
Dwayne McDuffie, the acclaimed writer behind Milestone superheroes including "Static Shock" has passed away suddenly, just a day after the premier of his latest project, DC's "All Star Superman" DVD. [UPDATED 1:25 PM PST]
Yesterday's rumor looks to step up to today's headline as the "Lethal Weapon" creator and "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" director Shane Black is reportedly in final negiciation's to direct Marvel "Iron Man 3" for pal Robert Downey Jr.
Alan J. Porter and Allen Gladfelter, the creators beind the BOOM! comics soon to be reprinted in Marvel's Pixar magazine, talk about hearing the news online and how they'd like to move forward if possible.