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"The Dark Knight Rises" Breaks $500 Million Worldwide

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Despite the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Saturday, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" had a strong second weekend, breaking $500 million box office gross worldwide.

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SPINOFF RECAP: "Breaking Bad: Hazard Pay"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

In this week's episode of "Breaking Bad," Walt learns that killing Gus Fring was the easy part -- keeping a clandestine meth operation running is a far more difficult proposition.

Marvel NOW! Brings Gillen & Land To

Marvel NOW! Brings Gillen & Land To "Iron Man"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics is ready to roll out the next wave of their Marvel NOW! relaunch titles, and today the publisher teased a new start for "Invincible Iron Man" from creators Keiron Gillen and Greg Land.

Bedard Readies For Third Army & Scarab History In

Bedard Readies For Third Army & Scarab History In "New Guardians" And "Blue Beetle"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Green Lantern: New Guardians" and "Blue Beetle" writer Tony Bedard spoke with CBR about his #0 issues, the history of the scarab and how the Third Army will change Kyle and his team.

CCI: Tye & Waid Discuss the Storied History of Superman

CCI: Tye & Waid Discuss the Storied History of Superman

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Larry Tye discusses his new book "Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero" with Mark Waid at CCI 2012, highlighting the creation and lasting legacy of the Man of Steel.

Comics A.M. - Vertical Snags

Comics A.M. - Vertical Snags "Gundam: The Origin," "Wolfsmund"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Vertical Inc. acquires "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" and "Wolfsmund"! Kodansha executives talk "Sailor Moon" and state of manga market! How to make San Diego more artist-friendly! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale August 1

Dynamite Comics On Sale August 1

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, August 1, including "The Boys" #69, "Dark Shadows/Vampirella" #1 and more.

Abbott Explores an

Abbott Explores an "Untold Tales of the Punisher MAX"

Mon, July 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning crime novelist Megan Abbott makes her comics debut in "Untold Tales of the Punisher MAX" #3. CBR spoke with her about the issue and her unpublished Vertigo graphic novel.

CCI: CBS's

CCI: CBS's "Elementary" Brings Sherlock Holmes to New York

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A CCI audience was treated to a screening of the pilot for "Elementary," CBS's modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes, followed by a Q&A with stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and the executive producers.

CCI: Crystal Dynamics Updates Lara Croft for 2013

CCI: Crystal Dynamics Updates Lara Croft for 2013

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Video Games

Journalist Geoff Keighley and the team from video game developer Crystal Dynamics discuss what makes the newest "Tomb Raider" different and similar to past incarnations.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Spawn" #222

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Spawn" #222, featuring the return of Tremor. The issue, written by Todd McFarlane with art by Szymon Kudranski, is available August 1.

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REVIEW: "National Comics: Eternity" #1

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "National Comics: Eternity" #1 4 stars, saying of the revival by Jeff Lemire, Cully Hamner and Derec Donovan, "This initial taste has me wanting more."

All Those Wonderful Toys (Well, Their Commercials)

All Those Wonderful Toys (Well, Their Commercials)

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

It's a trip down memory lane as SPINOFF remembers some of the great (and not-so-great) toy commercials from the 1980s including Transformers, DC Super Powers, Masters of the Universe and more!

CCI: The World of Capcom Panel

CCI: The World of Capcom Panel

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Capcom released new information on a number of hotly anticipated games at its CCI 2012 World of Capcom panel including "DMC," "Resident Evil 6" and HD remakes for several of its classic franchises.

Conversing with Ryan Kelly

Conversing with Ryan Kelly

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant chats with "Saucer Country" Ryan Kelly about his work on the Vertigo series, his webcomic "Cocotte," being a foodie, what superheroes he'd like to draw and more.

"When Did Alfred Start Working for Batman?" And More Abandoned Storylines

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the ever-changing pre-Crisis history of when Alfred first began working for the Waynes.

CCI: Archie Unites Sonic and Mega Man

CCI: Archie Unites Sonic and Mega Man

Sun, July 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Archie Comics discussed the upcoming comics crossover between gaming icons Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man and teased future developments for both characters during a special at CCI 2012.

CCI: Captain Action Expands, Gets Animated

CCI: Captain Action Expands, Gets Animated

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Captain Action made a comeback in a big way at CCI 2012 as Ed Catto presented upcoming developments for the classic hero, including a first look at an in-development "Captain Action" animated series.

Aurora Colo. comic shop plans fundraiser for shooting victims

Aurora Colo. comic shop plans fundraiser for shooting victims

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

All C’s Collectibles is putting together a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the July 20 shootings during the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Infected" #1

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Infected" #1. The miniseries, based on the novel trilogy by Scott Sigler, goes on sale August 1.

CCI: Udon Brings Back

CCI: Udon Brings Back "Street Fighter" in Print and Online

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Udon Entertainment charged into San Diego with news of new "Street Fighter" graphic novels, a new line of anime artbooks and one of the hottest items of the con, a "Marvel Vs. Capcom" hardcover.

Women of Action: Glory

Women of Action: Glory

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Michael May takes a look at the relaunched "Glory" comic by Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell, noting that in each issue, "Keatinge has introduced some twist or development that immediately made me crave the next issue."

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CCI: "Farscape's" Rockne O'Bannon Invites Fans to Join "Cult"

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A CCI crowd was treated to a screening of "Cult," the upcoming drama from "Farscape" creator Rockne S. O'Bannon that delves in the shadowy depths of obsessive fandom.

"Batman's Moron College Friends" and More of the Strangest Comics of All-Time!

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the latest addition, when Batman went on a cruise with a few of his dumbest college friends.

What Comes After

What Comes After "The Dark Knight Rises?"

Sat, July 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Christopher Nolan may have finished with his Batman trilogy, but would you like to see someone else continue to explore that world, a reboot, or no more Batman movies at all? SPINOFF wants to know.

CCI: Penn & Murphy Talk Avatar's

CCI: Penn & Murphy Talk Avatar's "Hero Worship," Marvel Movies

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Screenwriters Zak Penn and Scott Murphy discussed the origins of their Avatar Press superhero comic "Hero Worship," and Penn described his experience working on Marvel's various movies.

WB Animation Changes

WB Animation Changes "Beware The Batman" In Light of Shootings

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The fallout from the tragic Aurora, Colorado shootings continues to impact Warner Bros. plans for the Dark Knight as the studio's animation department announces changes to its incoming "Beware The Batman" animated series.

Nation Reacts to Aurora, Colorado Shooting at

Nation Reacts to Aurora, Colorado Shooting at "Dark Knight Rises" Showing

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

While a children's hospital has cancelled an appearance by Batman over concerns of upsetting young patients, "Dark Knight Rises" composer Hans Zimmer donates proceeds from sales of one of his songs to the Aurora Victims Relief fund.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Mind The Gap" #3

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo's "Mind The Gap" #3. The mystery continues to unfold Wednesday, August 1.

CCI: Stars of The CW's

CCI: Stars of The CW's "Nikita" Deliver Intel On Third Season

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

The stars and executive producer of "Nikita" shared secrets at Comic-Con International about the upcoming season of The CW action-drama and the changing character dynamics.

20% to 25% of Moviegoers Afraid to Go to Theaters This Weekend

20% to 25% of Moviegoers Afraid to Go to Theaters This Weekend

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Twenty percent to 25 percent of moviegoers are leery of going to theaters this weekend following the shootings last week in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," a new survey finds.

X-POSITION X-TRA: Remender Unleashes

X-POSITION X-TRA: Remender Unleashes "Uncanny Avengers"

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a special X-TRA edition of X-POSITION, "Uncanny Avengers" writer Rick Remender answers your questions about one of the most anticipated titles for Marvel NOW!, with the fate of "Uncanny X-Force" and more.

CCI: Activision's

CCI: Activision's "Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" Panel

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Video Games

"Transformer: Fall of Cybertron" director Matt Tieger and several voice talents, including Peter Cullen, Nolan North and Gregg Berger spoke with fans about the upcoming game during Activision's CCI panel.

Marvel Cancels

Marvel Cancels "Thanos: Son of Titan" #1

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics' most recent Marvel Mailer retailer update lists the upcoming "Thanos: Son of Titan" #1 by Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson as cancelled. Update: Marvel's Stephen Wacker clarifies cancellation.

EXCLUSIVE: Fialkov Celebrates

EXCLUSIVE: Fialkov Celebrates "Amazing Spider-Man's" 50th

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a new stand alone story debuting as part of "Amazing Spider-Man" #692's 50th Anniversary celebration, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati spin a story of Spidey going solo to face down bullying.

EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED PREVIEW: Sam Humphries'

EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED PREVIEW: Sam Humphries' "Higher Earth" #3

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR has an exclusive extended preview of Sam Humphries' "Higher Earth" #3, on sale August 1.

CCI: Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton Talk Geek & Sundry, Return of

CCI: Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton Talk Geek & Sundry, Return of "The Guild"

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton appeared at Comic-Con International to promote the new YouTube channel Geek & Sundry, and to discuss the return of "The Guild."

CCI: Dave McKean on Dawkins, Christ and

CCI: Dave McKean on Dawkins, Christ and "The Magic of Reality"

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Dave McKean detailed his relationship with scientist and Atheism proponent Richard Dawkins and his experience documenting Michael Sheen's passion play, "The Gospel of Us."

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: Joss Whedon on Buffy,

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: Joss Whedon on Buffy, "The Avengers" & Nick Fury

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Joss Whedon spoke with CBR TV from the floor of Comic-Con International about "Buffy Season 9," "Angel & Faith" and Nick Fury's Machiavellian approach to saving the world in "The Avengers."

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

Batman's Comic Book Legends Revealed

Fri, July 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

An all-Batman edition of CBLR! Did DC Comics actually cancel Detective Comics in the late '70s?! Was there almost a Batman/Jon Sable crossover? Plus, discover the amazing tale of Bill Finger's only living heir!

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