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Edmondson Asks,

Edmondson Asks, "Where Is Jake Ellis?"

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

"Who Is Jake Ellis?" writer Nathan Edmondson and artist Tonci Zonjic return to their mysterious spy thriller with "Where Is Jake Ellis?" The new series launches in December from Image Comics.

CCI:

CCI: "666 Park Avenue" Promises Mysteries, Devilish Terry O'Quinn

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

The stars and executive producers screened the pilot for ABC's "666 Park Avenue" at Comic-Con International, and teased a series filled with dark secrets, soul-selling and a struggle between good and evil.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Detective Comics" #12

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

DC Comics has released a preview for "Detective Comics" #12, written and drawn by Tony S. Daniel. The issue goes on sale August 1.

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: John Layman on

CBR TV @ CCI 2012: John Layman on "Detective Comics," "Chew" & Waiting for Showtime

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

John Layman spoke with CBR TV about his upcoming run writing Batman for "Detective Comics," the status of Showtime's "Chew" adaptation, working on more than on creator-owned title at a time and his dream DC Comics gig.

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REVIEW: "Green Lantern" #11

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

Doug Zawisza gives "Green Lantern" #11 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke 4 stars, saying Mahnke "continues to draw up some of the most grotesquely detailed characters Green Lantern has ever fought."

CCI: IDW Celebrates Ray Bradbury with

CCI: IDW Celebrates Ray Bradbury with "Shadow Show"

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

Originally intended to promote IDW's upcoming "Shadow Show" anthology, the Comic-Con panel instead became a tribute to the book's inspiration, the late Ray Bradbury.

Arrow, The Wolverine, Powers: July 30th Comic Reel

Arrow, The Wolverine, Powers: July 30th Comic Reel

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

Deadshot clashes with Oliver Queen on "Arrow!" Behind-the-scenes pictures from "The Wolverine" surface. FX continues development on a new "Powers" pilot. Plus, a "Runaways" update and more!

Covers of the Week -- July, 25

Covers of the Week -- July, 25

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

This week's Cover of the Week contenders find a racing Goon, a flying owl demon, a dissected astronaut, a creepy Sith Lord and a bleeding Comedian.

"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.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

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."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

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.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

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.

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