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CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #100-76

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2009, #100-76

Wrap up 2009 with CBR as we present the first 25 comics to crack our coveted Top 100 of the Year, including senses-shattering superheroes, hilarious, historical alt comics, wondrous webcomics and more!

Gene Colan is Still

Gene Colan is Still "Invincible"

In February, the Hero Initiative will publish "The Invincible Gene Colan", a retrospective covering the career of one of the legends of the comics industry. CBR News spoke with Colan about the project and the long career that led up to it.

Sebastian Jones is

Sebastian Jones is "Untamed"

CBR spoke with writer Sebastian Jones, who is launching an ambitious new line of shared-universe fantasy titles through his publishing company, Stranger Comics. The first series, "The Untamed," will debut in Spring 2010.

Van Lente Writes His Own

Van Lente Writes His Own "Legacy"

Fred Van Lente and Steve Kurth travel into Marvel's leading futurist's past in the new ongoing "Iron Man: Legacy." CBR spoke with Van Lente about his plans for the series, which will tell stories from various points in Iron Man's history.

The Losers, Kick-Ass, Night & Fog: Dec 29th Comic Reel

The Losers, Kick-Ass, Night & Fog: Dec 29th Comic Reel

"Losers" stunt coordinator discusses the film's action. Mark Strong thinks "Kick-Ass" sequel is possible. "Night & Fog" to be a feature film. Stills from "Brave and the Bold" and "Human Target."

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

CBR Reviews Last Week's New Comics

Last week, CBR's review staff covered twenty-two new comics, including "Chew" #7, "Secret Warriors" #11, "Detective Comics" #860, "Avengers: The Initiative" #31, "Irredeemable" #9, "Blackest Night: JSA" #1 and many more.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold"

Cartoon Network has provided CBR with clips and pics from the next episode of "The Brave and the Bold," airing this Friday and featuring the Challengers of the Unknown, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner and the Green Lantern Corps!

Daniel Way Faces

Daniel Way Faces "Origins'" End

The third chapter in "Wolverine: Origins'" penultimate storyline, "7 the Hard Way," is in stores now, and CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about both it and "Reckoning," the next and final arc of the series.

John Allison’s

John Allison’s "Bad Machinery"

Longtime web cartoonist John Allison talks about ending his long-running strip “Scary Go Round” and his new ongoing project “Bad Machinery,” featuring the unusual adventures of schoolchildren and footballers.

Allie on “MySpace Dark Horse Presents”

Allie on “MySpace Dark Horse Presents”

Dark Horse's web comics platform is over two years old, and the fourth trade paperback hit stores in December. CBR spoke with Scott Allie to discuss “MySpace Dark Horse Presents” and show an exclusive first look at a new strip.

Rahner Gets

Rahner Gets "Rotten"

Seattle Times columnist Mark Rahner examines current events through zombies and cowboys in "Rotten," an ongoing Moonstone series co-written with Robert Horton and drawn by Dan Dougherty. CBR News spoke with Rahner about the project.

Green Lantern, Captain America, Flash Gordon: Dec 28th Comic Reel

Green Lantern, Captain America, Flash Gordon: Dec 28th Comic Reel

"Green Lantern" reveals key department heads. "Captain America" to start shooting in June? Ryan Reynolds for "Flash Gordon?" Also, "Thundercats" dead and "Justice League" stills.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Origins of Siege"

Courtesty of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of this week's free "Origins of Siege" prelude comic, plus a look at the 2010 Marvel calendar and free Avengers ID cards, available on Wednesday at your local comic shop.

The Complete Top 100 Storylines of All Time

The Complete Top 100 Storylines of All Time

You've seen which comic book stories settled in at #1 and #2, now check out COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's entire master list of the Top 100 Comic Book Storylines of All Time, as voted on by you, the readers!!

The year in digital and webcomics

The year in digital and webcomics

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson takes a look back at the highlights of the year for digital comics and webcomics, noting "While the rest of the world went to hell in a handbasket, webcomics did pretty well in 2009."

Mariah Huehner Discusses Girl Comics

Mariah Huehner Discusses Girl Comics

COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD's Kelly Thompson spoke with IDW's Mariah Huehner about "Girl Comics," the defunct MINX imprint, what female comic fans want, what comic book publishers give them and much more.

Comic College: Robert Crumb

Comic College: Robert Crumb

ROBOT 6 returns to class with an introductory look at the comix and career of Robert Crumb, providing an overview of where to start reading if you have never experienced the work of the underground legend.

Happy Holidays from CBR!

Happy Holidays from CBR!

All of us here at CBR would like to wish our readers a safe and happy holiday season! We'll be taking the day off Friday, but we'll be back to half-strength on Saturday and full strength Monday morning! Merry Christmas, everybody!

Child’s Play: Where Gamers Give Back

Child’s Play: Where Gamers Give Back

Child's Play's Kristin Lindsay talks about the charity that started as a toy drive for a single hospital and has grown into an international annual event showing that when gamers give back, it makes a huge difference.

Greg Tocchini's

Greg Tocchini's "Last Days"

The artist of Radical Comic's "The Last Days of American Crime" spoke with CBR News about the concept behind his and Rick Remender's new comics series, the challenges he faced in developing a new art style and more.

The Many Faces of

The Many Faces of "Legion"

Moviegoers will believe in (evil) angels next month as they see "Legion," but IDW's prequel comic provides background on the divine invasion and those who would try to stop it. CBR spoke with Tom Waltz about "Legion: Prophets."

"Blackest Night" #6 Leaks

Though not available for purchase until next week, some copies of the highly anticipated DC Comics series have worked their way out of retailers hands and onto the internet, as Geoff Johns responds to early spoilers.

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Comic Book Legends Revealed

Christmas arrives early with a new COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED! Find out the secret origins of P. Craig Russell's "Robin 3000," Stephen King's "Cycle of the Werewolf" and Steve Ditko's "Dragon Lord!"

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Zorro: Matanzas" #1

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of their new series, "Zorro: Matanzas" #1, written by Don McGregor and featuring covers and interior art by Mike Mayhew, hitting stores in February 2010.

The CBR Review:

The CBR Review: "Sherlock Holmes"

"Sherlock Holmes," opening December 25, is good mix of ideas and talents. With a winning onscreen duo and great production values, the film recasts the well known literary hero as an action star - a change which works quite well.

Vertigo's Marquee Sneak Peek

Vertigo's Marquee Sneak Peek

DC's Mature Reader imprint wraps the year with a pair of cover reveals for two of their 2010 offerings including the new series co-written by Stephen King and the OGN inspired by singer Neil Young

Hawkman, Scott Pilgrim, 30 Days of Night: Dec 24th Comic Reel

Hawkman, Scott Pilgrim, 30 Days of Night: Dec 24th Comic Reel

Hawkman to get his own movie? Another director praises "Scott Pilgrim." Steven Niles on changes in "30 Days of Night: Dark Days." Also, no "Supergirl" for Taylor Swift, "Human Target" pics and more.

The CBR Review:

The CBR Review: "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

Heath Ledger's final performance is captured on film in director Terry Gilliam's latest fantasy-filled epic. Does the movie live up to the hopes and expectations of Ledger's fans? CBR's review has an answer to that question.

To The Batcave With Grant Morrison

To The Batcave With Grant Morrison

In the second of a two-part interview, Morrison spoke about "Batman and Robin," "The Return of Bruce Wayne," how long he plans to stay on "Batman and Robin" and when we'll find out what's going on with Bruce Wayne's skull.

VIDEO:

VIDEO: "Kick-Ass" Hit-Girl Red Band Trailer

Lionsgate has released an uncensored, adults-only red band teaser trailer for "Kick-Ass" featuring none other than Hit-Girl in all her hyper-violent super heroine glory as portrayed by actress Chloe Moretz.

Ennis'

Ennis' "The Boys" Tackle "The Innocents"

The Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson superhero satire series moves into its next phase as genuine heroes hit the world of the supers and Wee Hughie's romance with Starlight moves into a new and potentially dangerous phase.

Diamond Releases FCBD Silver Title Checklist

Diamond Releases FCBD Silver Title Checklist

Diamond Comics has released the second half of their Free Comic Book Day titles, including "Atomic Robo," "Green Hornet," "Irredeemable," and more. ROBOT 6 has the list, complete with cover images.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Image United" #2

Series writer Robert Kirkman and "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane join forces to provide CBR readers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation process for the second issue of the highly anticipated "Image United."

CBR TV: Rick Remender

CBR TV: Rick Remender

CBR TV spoke with Rick Remender about his early indie comic days, his work at Marvel on "Punisher" and "Doctor Voodoo," his new series "The Last Days of American Crime" from Radical Comics, the "Fear Agent" movie and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield"

James Hunt reviews "Who Will Wield the Shield" and gives it a 5-star review, saying that the comic "knows what it wants to say about Captain America, and it does it with flair and brilliantly refined craft."

Shanower's

Shanower's "Little Adventures in Oz"

"Little Adventures in Oz," collecting Eric Shanower's original Oz stories, arrives in January from IDW. We spoke with the creator about his adventures on the yellow brick road, including his current excursion with Marvel.

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

Superman & Muhammad Ali Step Back In The Ring

The classic 1978 Denny O'Neil/Neal Adams comic that sees the Man of Steel team up with the Greatest emerges from rights limbo for two new editions in 2010 including a treasury-sized hardcover

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

X-POSITION: Duane Swierczynski

The writer of "Cable" joins X-POSITION to answer your queries about "X-Men: Second Coming" while developing the perfect post-apocalyptic buddy comedy and providing a recipe for a tasty holiday treat!

Lobo, Spider-Man 4, Priest: Dec 23rd Comic Reel

Lobo, Spider-Man 4, Priest: Dec 23rd Comic Reel

Producer Joel Silver says "Lobo" to be made into a film soon. Kirsten Dunst to be written out in "Spider-Man 4?" The first poster for "Priest" is out on the Internet. Also, "Suicide Squad" producer talks and more.

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2010

Image Comics Solicitations for March, 2010

Image has released cover art and solicitation information for new comics on sale in March, 2010, including "Image United: Interlude" #1, "Fade To Black" #1, "Chew" #10, "Elephantmen" #26 and much more.

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