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Adam Warren Talks "Empowered"

Tue, June 23rd, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

With the fifth volume of "Empowered" on sale this week, CBR sat down with creator Adam Warren for an in-depth and extremely candid chat about the critically acclaimed Dark Horse series, and why he doesn't consider himself a "real" artist.

NYCC: Wildstorm

Wed, February 11th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Lee and the editors and creators behind Wildstorm discuss the DC Comics imprint's plans for 2009, including new collections of "Sleeper," more licensed comics, the return of "Astro City," and more.

NYCC: Comics Writers on Comics Writing

Tue, February 10th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

Walt & Louise Simonson, Colleen Doran, Christos Gage, Tom DeFalco and Jimmy Palmiotti met with fans in New York to discuss their careers as comics writers and the challenges of working in the singular medium.

NYCC: 10 Years Later: IDW Expands Past Its Horror Roots

Sat, February 7th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

In a celebration of its first decade as a publisher, Chris Ryall’s IDW shows how far it’s come with a massive slate of announcements across nearly every genre in comics.UPDATED WITH IMAGE GALLERY

Talking With Colorist Pete Pantazis

Fri, January 30th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

The colorist of such titles as "Justice League of America," "House of M" and "Powers," Pete Pantazis goes in-depth with CBR about the nature of the colorist, the subject of recognition, and the challenges of the weekly "Trinity."

Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish #1

Mon, April 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

Kevin Nowlan draws the interiors of a comic book. That should be all you need to know already…

Uncanny X-Force #7

Mon, April 18th, 2011 | Category: Review

Fantomex steals the show again in a series that's replete with Morrisonian themes and characters.

Morning Glories #7

Thu, February 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

How is “Morning Glories” like “Lost?” And how is it becoming “Glee?”

Batman & Robin #20

Thu, February 10th, 2011 | Category: Review

Not a strong start, but a worthy effort with some nice character moments.

Uncanny X-Force #4

Mon, January 31st, 2011 | Category: Review

X-Force is a much stronger title than you'd think it'd have any right to be.

Fantastic Four #587

Tue, January 25th, 2011 | Category: Review

Hickman and Epting's "Three" is a story worthy of the attention it’s getting, but for all the right reasons.

Scarlet #4

Mon, January 24th, 2011 | Category: Review

Bendis and Maleev work well together. While the going might be slow, it's still worth reading.

Ultimate Comics Captain America #1

Thu, January 6th, 2011 | Category: Review

Not all that different from the "regular" Captain America, and the digital inking is unfortunate, but otherwise a good read.

Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #4

Fri, December 31st, 2010 | Category: Review

While this issue is a little underwhelming, it's still a great read with a great final page reveal.

Fantastic Four #586

Mon, December 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

Someone's gonna die soon. And this issue shows that it could be ANY one of the Four.

Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special #1

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 | Category: Review

It may try a little too hard at the end and have some awkward art, but it's not a bad Christmas tale all together.

Green Lantern #60

Sun, December 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

Has “Green Lantern” gotten so big and wide scale that it’s lost its soul? And is Doug Mahnke the solution?

Amazing Spider-Man #650

Thu, December 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

Perhaps crassly commercialized, but still a fine story from Slott with nice art by Ramos.

Incredible Hulks #618

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Dead want Marlo?!?

The Flash #7

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Captain Boomerang is still a silly character, no matter how serious Geoff Johns tries to make him.

Chaos War: Ares #1

Mon, December 13th, 2010 | Category: Review

Ares comes back to unlife, in a pointless story.

King City #12

Mon, December 6th, 2010 | Category: Review

The series ends its run at Image Comics, as brilliant as ever.

Thor: The Mighty Avenger #6

Mon, November 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

There's a "Thor" romance comic? And it's great?!? Go figure.

Uncanny X-Force #2

Sat, November 27th, 2010 | Category: Review

'Uncanny X-Force' is both a throwback and a new twist on a classic formula, which is why it's so successful.

Batwoman #0

Thu, November 25th, 2010 | Category: Review

This is a new reader-friendly introduction to Batwoman, as J.H. Williams prepares a new series to continue her adventures.

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