DC Comics' "Rebirth" Character Designs for Batman, Wonder Woman and More
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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In anticipation of a mass media push for the issue where one of the team is killed off, Marvel Comics is allowing retailers to sell "Fantastic Four" #587 on Tuesday of next week, one of a number of changes allowed by early shipping.
After its many years bounding between studios and actors, one of Marvel Comics most prominent Black superheroes is back in the development mill as Kevin Feige calls for a "Black Panther" screenplay.
In a move towards a in house set of ratings for everything from kids comics to the mature readers material of Vertigo, DC Comics will no longer carry the decades-old Comics Code Seal of Approval on its monthly titles.
An A-list team of creators including Damon Linelof, Richard Donner and Alex Ross bring the Man of Steel back home from his cross-country journey to "Action Comics" where Doomsday and Lex Luthor await.
The star of such films as "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Brokeback Mountain" will join Christian Bale for the next installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise as the eventual Catwoman along with Tom Hardy's Bane.
From James McAvoy's Charles Exavier to January Jones' Emma Frost, the mutants of director Matthew Vaughn's flashback adaptation of Marvel's Merry Mutants lineup and strike a pose as the first X-Men.
In advance of the thundergod's big screen debut, Marvel Comics is relaunching Thor in an all-new ongoing "Mighty Thor" series by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel in April while Kieron Gillen starts "Journey Into Mystery."
Axel Alonso, Marvel's new #1 editor, spoke with CBR News about his new appointment, from his view of the Marvel Universe and characters to the immediate changes he'll look to make and the mission of his staff in 2011 and beyond.
Adam Beechen, the writer behind the new "Batman Beyond" ongoing series, returns to THE BAT SIGNAL to catch fans on up on how day-and-date digital and the future Justice League combine to draw in readers new and old.
CBR News has gathered the full run of hidden teaser images for Marvel's upcoming Mike Carey-written "Age of X" X-Men event, including the alternate present versions of the Sentinels, Phoenix and the Avengers.
From the creators who have worked with him across his careers to the competing executives who welcome him into their ranks, the comics industry responds to Axel Alonso's ascension to Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics.
UPDATED: CBR is back with Round 2 of our New Year's celebration as some of the biggest names in comics from Paul Pope to James Robinson share what they are looking forward to in 2011.
Hand-in-hand with the news that his "T&A" cohort has been made Marvel Editor-in-Chief, longtime staffer Tom Brevoort has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Publishing for the company.
Ten-year veteran of Marvel and long-standing overseer of the X-Men line, Axel Alonso has been tapped to fill the shoes of Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada who will continue on in his role as the company's Chief Creative Officer.
To help ring in the New Year with a bang, CBR News reached out to some of the biggest names in comics from Warren Ellis to Robert Kirkman for a look at what the creators are looking forward to in 2011 in the first of a two-part blowout.
The "Hellblazer" writer will bring his brand of high concept storytelling to the DC Universe again in 2011 with a "Red Lanterns" series described as looking into "the boiling brains of his napalm-blooded corps."
From the "Watchmen" movie you didn't get a chance to see to the crossover conversations of the industries biggest talents, CBR News presents our own picks for the biggest, brightest and bestest features we published across 2010.
The fan forum at the back of DC Comics is back this year, and DC's Co-Publishers explain to CBR News exclusively how the move builds community, ties in with $2.99 and goes along with other big plans for 2011.
As 2011 gets ready to take over the talk of the comics business, CBR News places its top 100 comics of last year together to crunch the numbers on the big critical winners of 2010 and prepare for what's next.
As the clock ticks down on 2010, CBR ranks the top ten stories that had readers, retailers and creators buzzing from the past 12 months from DC's restructuring to the advent of a major legal digital marketplace and more!