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Transformers 2, Watchmen, Sin City 2: January 12th Comic Reel

Transformers 2, Watchmen, Sin City 2: January 12th Comic Reel

Sideswipe's ready to roll, Zack Snyder's got cause to be hopeful and Frank Miller's finished, plus news about "G.I. Joe," "Heroes" and much more in today's news summary.

PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World Cancels Texas, LA Shows

Willingham:

Willingham: "No More Superhero Decadence"

In an editorial on the Web site Big Hollywood, acclaimed comics writer Bill Willingham says he's had enough of "superhero decadence" and says the superhero genre should have "higher standards, loftier ideals."

PREVIEW: Witchblade #123

PREVIEW: Witchblade #123

Courtesy of Top Cow Productions, CBR brings you an advance look at "Witchblade" #123 by writer Ron Marz and artist Stjepan Sejic, on sale next week in finer comics stores everywhere.

ROBOT 6: Annotations for

ROBOT 6: Annotations for "Trinity" #32

ROBOT 6' returns with your weekly dose of rivia and cursory analysis of DC Comics' "Trinity." The grim specter of death haunts this week’s issue, as we look at characters who have died, might die, and should be dead.

Talking With Studio 407 Director Alex Leung

Talking With Studio 407 Director Alex Leung

Studio 407 formed two years ago with one foot in Asia and the other in the US. We chatted with Managing Director Alex Leung about the young publisher's plans for 2009.

Re-Reading Watchmen: Issue #4

Re-Reading Watchmen: Issue #4

This week Carr D’Angelo & Atom! Freeman are joined by Cal State Northridge's associate professor of English, Charles Hatfield, as they analyze chapter 4 of "Watchmen" in anticipation of the upcoming movie adaptation.

ROBOT 6: Watchmen Settlement Likely

ROBOT 6: Watchmen Settlement Likely

In what seems like promising news, The New York Times is reporting a federal judge has postponed today’s hearing on the status of the "Watchmen" lawsuit so attorneys for Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox may pursue settlement talks.

EXCLUSIVE: Spidey/Obama Second Printing Variant

EXCLUSIVE: Spidey/Obama Second Printing Variant

In response to national media attention and concerns over availability, Marvel has gone back to press on "Amazing Spider-Man" #583, guest-starring Barack Obama, and CBR has the Diamond order code and variant cover!

PRESS RELEASE: "Incognito" #1 sells out, reprint announced

PRESS RELEASE: New York Comic Con releases 2009 event schedule

PRESS RELEASE: William Shatner joins Free Comic Book Day line-up

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Thunderbolts

THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Thunderbolts

CBR talks with “Thunderbolts” writer Andy Diggle about what readers can expect now that the team has become Norman Osborn's clandestine kill-squad, and we also preview exclusive artwork by Roberto De la Torre!

MEN ON ACTION: Joe Casey Cracks

MEN ON ACTION: Joe Casey Cracks "Codeflesh" Code w/ Duncan Rouleau

Joe Casey, a writer with a foot in the mainstream and the creator-owned world, discusses with Duncan Rouleau maintaining a creative balance and the return of his cult sci-fi series "Codeflesh."

VIDEO: Quesada Talks Spidey/Obama on CNN

VIDEO: Quesada Talks Spidey/Obama on CNN

Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada appeared on CNN’s “American Morning” on Friday to discuss “Amazing Spider-Man” #583, the upcoming issue featuring U.S. President Elect Barack Obama sharing a fist-pound.

PRESS RELEASE: Billy Tucci, "Sgt. Rock" honored by U.S. Army

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

This week, a very special SWIPE FILE, with the culprit being.... Jack Kirby!? Plus some shocking truths about Stan Lee and the Silver Surfer, and even more bizarre back-story behind Jughead Jones' idiosyncratic wardrobe.

PRESS RELEASE: Hardcover "Flash Gordon" collection celebrates character's 75th anniversary

EXCLUSIVE: Avengers/Invaders #8 Variant

EXCLUSIVE: Avengers/Invaders #8 Variant

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive first look at Steve Epting's variant cover for "Avengers/Invaders" #8 by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross and Steve Sadowski, on sale January 28.

Heroes, Smallville, Transformers 2: January 9th Comic Reel

Heroes, Smallville, Transformers 2: January 9th Comic Reel

Changes from Pinehurst to Primatech, Clark Kent might be looking for a pen, Cybertronians keep their visual receptors on you, plus "Dark Knight," "Watchmen," "Dragonball Evolution" and more.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 14th, 2009

Marvel Comics On Sale January 14th, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "X-Infernus" #2, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" #2, "Punisher: War Zone" #5, "X-Men/Spider-Man" #3 & more.

Kreisberg On

Kreisberg On "World of New Krypton"

In this exclusive first interview about “World of New Krypton,” writer Andrew Kreisberg gives CBR the guided tour of his upcoming 12-part Superman miniseries and reveals he’s joined FOX’s smash genre hit “Fringe.”

Bond & Naraghi Chase Archibald in New One-Shot

Bond & Naraghi Chase Archibald in New One-Shot

His brother is dead, and in a stunning, Fleischer-esque world of darkness and deception, he will see justice done. Oh, and he’s an aardvark. Creators Grant Bond & Dara Naraghi talk to CBR about "Archibald Chases the Dragon."

ROBOT 6: Zuda's

ROBOT 6: Zuda's "Black Cherry Bombshells" Goes Analog

Writers Johnny Zito and Tony Trov talk to ROBOT 6 about their buzzy web series "The Black Cherry Bombshells" heading to the printed page, but not before a new season premieres at Zuda.

Return of Boingthump: Piskor Talks “Wizzywig” Vol. 2

Return of Boingthump: Piskor Talks “Wizzywig” Vol. 2

With "Wizzywig Vol. 2: Hackers" on sale now, we spoke with creator Ed Piskor about adventures in hacking computers and BBSes in the 1980s and what's in store for Kevin “Boingthump” Phenicle.

A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments

A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments

Comics Should Be Good has and will be listing every day in 2009 a different cool comic book moment from throughout comics history. Catch up with the first week of the new year and check back every day for more.

War Stories: Sgt. Richard Meyer on “No Enemy, But Peace”

War Stories: Sgt. Richard Meyer on “No Enemy, But Peace”

CBR News caught up with writer/artist Sergeant Richard Meyer to discuss "No Enemy, But Peace," a new comic book based on the true story of a U.S. Marine serving in Iraq.

ROBOT 6: New York Comic Con Panels

ROBOT 6: New York Comic Con Panels

CBR's new blog ROBOT 6 takes a look at the just released panel schedule for February's New York Comic Con, giving you the highlights, oddities and what not to go to.

EXCLUSIVE: Captain Britain and MI:!3 #9 Preview

EXCLUSIVE: Captain Britain and MI:!3 #9 Preview

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR brings you an exclusive first look at "Captain Britain and MI:13" #9, written by Paul Cornell with art by Leonard Kirk and a cover by Stuart Immonen.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Tim Ervin

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Tim Ervin

We continue our conversations with the Dark Horse editors with Tim Ervin, editor of such manga titles as “Lone Wolf and Cub,” “Gantz,” "Appleseed," and webcomic collections like "Megatokyo" and "Basic Instructions."

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Madsen interviewed about playing Hippolyta in "Wonder Woman"

PRESS RELEASE: Peter Bagge launches new webcomic for DISCOVER

PRESS RELEASE: Marvel's "War Machine" is a hit!

PRESS RELEASE: Tentacle Grape samples to be free at NY Comic Con

PRESS RELEASE: Asylum Press expands their Free Comic Book program

Wonder Woman, Watchmen, Iron Man 2: January 8th Comic Reel

Wonder Woman, Watchmen, Iron Man 2: January 8th Comic Reel

The queen of the Amazons speaks up, the legal battle heats up and Stark-related casting rumors start up, plus a web address for the Pit, Kristin Kreuk on YouTube and more.

Barack Obama Saved by Spider-Man? - UPDATED

Barack Obama Saved by Spider-Man? - UPDATED

USA Today is reporting that next week’s issue of “Amazing Spider-Man” will feature President Elect Barack Obama being saved by the web-slinger with artist Phil Jimenez providing an Obama variant cover.

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VIDEO: "Watchmen" Minutemen Featurette

Warner Bros. has released a video journal from "Watchmen," including interviews with Director Zack Snyder and stars from the film discussing the recreation of the iconic Minutemen photo.

OOPS: “X-Men: Manifest Destiny” #5 Actually “X-Men/Spider-Man” #3

OOPS: “X-Men: Manifest Destiny” #5 Actually “X-Men/Spider-Man” #3

A printing error has resulted in the contents of next week's "X-Men/Spider-Man" #3 being transposed with that of this week's "X-Men: Manifest Destiny" #5. Fixed versions will go on sale next week. UPDATED

Brunswick & McDaid on

Brunswick & McDaid on "Jersey Gods"

"Jersey Gods" creators Glen Brunswick and COMIC BOOK IDOL's Dan McDaid talk their new sci fi rom-com series, which comes with covers by Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke and praise from Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek.

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