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Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With

Lobdell Builds Up Gay Teen With "Titans" Bunker

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the much discussed, more flamboyant gay teen superhero Bunker debuting this week in DC Comics "Teen Titans" #3, writer Scott Lobdell discusses the metaphorical underpinnings of a series that turns young heroes into outlaws.

CBR TV 2011: Emma Caulfield & Camilla Rantsen on

CBR TV 2011: Emma Caulfield & Camilla Rantsen on "Ripped"

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Digital Comics

Co-writers Emma Caulfield and Camilla Rantsen discuss the genesis of their current webcomic, "Ripped," plans for the future and Caulfield's return to the world of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by way of Anya's bunny suit.

Venom Variants Infect Marvel in January

Venom Variants Infect Marvel in January

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In anticipation of February's weekly Venom-themed crossover series, "Venom: Circle of four," Marvel is covering January's releases with Venom variants, including "Secret Avengers, "X-Men" and more.

With

With "Power-Up Heroes," You Save the Day

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Video Games

The Kinect-enabled "Power-Up Heroes" allows gamers to use their own super powers. CBR looks at the new Ubisoft title and finds plenty for super hero fans to enjoy.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men" #3

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver's "The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men" #3, in stores November 23.

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REVIEW: "Severed" #4

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft and Attila Futaki's "Severed" #4 4.5 stars and says the period horror series is "a phenomenal read."

Comic Studies: Autobiographical Comics and Trauma

Comic Studies: Autobiographical Comics and Trauma

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

For this week's Comic Studies class, Laura Sneddon read and weighs in on the autobiographical "Epileptic" and "Stitches," coming away with very different feelings for both works.

PRESS RELEASE: Bluwater Announces Kirby Bio-Comic

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

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SPINOFF RECAP: "The Walking Dead - Secrets"

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

As the search for Sophia languishes, Dale takes being a busybody to new, dangerous heights, Shane offers Andrea some "advanced training" and Rick finally catches on that Lori's hiding something.

New Photos of Batman, Bane Debut on

New Photos of Batman, Bane Debut on "Dark Knight Rises" Magazine Covers

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

The new issue of "Empire" magazine sports covers featuring Christian Bale as Batman and Tom Hardy as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises." Inside, Christopher Nolan reveals details about the movie's timeline. Warning: Spoilers!

PRESS RELEASE: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Sign "Archie Meets KISS" at Golden Apple

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics Solicitations for February, 2012

Marvel Comics Solicitations for February, 2012

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released solicitation information and cover art for titles shipping in February, 2012, including the upcoming "Venom" event, "Winter Soldier," "The Twelve," "Defenders" and more.

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PREVIEW: "The Ray" #1

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of "The Ray" #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Jamal Igle. The series, reimagining the classic character in the New 52, debuts December 14.

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Terry Moore on

CBR TV @ NYCC 2011: Terry Moore on "Rachel Rising," Self-Publishing & More

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Terry Moore spoke with CBR TV at NYCC about the special challenges of self-publishing, his plan to eventually dovetail all of his creator-owned work together, his almost-rock star turn and more.

Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, Akira: November 21st Comic Reel

Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, Akira: November 21st Comic Reel

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

"Dark Knight Rises" to take place eight years after the "The Dark Knight?" New "Spider-Man" set photos appear online! Also, additional actors audition for Tetsuo, new "Ghost Rider" poster art and more.

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REVIEW: "Punisher" #5

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "The Punisher" #5 4.5 stars, praising Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto, calling them "the perfect creative team, perfectly suited to this character."

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit

Comics A.M. - Alvin Schwartz Passes Away; Marcos Martin to Exit "Daredevil"

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Alvin Schwartz passes away. Mark Waid confirms Marcos Martin is leaving "Daredevil"! "Out" spotlights new Teen Titan Bunker! Texas Library Association names its “2012 Maverick Graphic Novel List"!

Dynamite Comics On Sale November 23, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale November 23, 2011

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, November 23, including "The Last Phantom" #10," "Red Sonja" #59 and more!

"The Muppets'" Nick Stoller Reveals Film's Origins, His Beaker Obsession

Mon, November 21st, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

"The Muppets" co-writer Nick Stoller spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about the genesis of the big-screen revival, his lifelong love for the characters, and the challenges of an enormous cast.

More of the Greatest Comic Book Stories Ever Told!

More of the Greatest Comic Book Stories Ever Told!

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG continues their Greatest Stories Ever Told month by revealing your choices for the greatest stories starring Catwoman, Luke Cage and the Martian Manhunter! Plus, the Greatest Neal Adams Stories Ever Told!

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

Should Heroes Use Lethal Force?

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Caleb Mozzocco brings up the age-old fan debate, "Should heroes kill?" after reading the latest issues of "Justice League," "Aquaman" and "Green Lantern."

"Fringe" Season 4: 5 Questions About "Wallflower"

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

People are turning up dead and ghostly-white, but maybe this week's "Fringe" was all about Olivia's past holding some secrets. SPINOFF has its usual five questions about Friday's "Wallflower."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Vescell" #4

Sun, November 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Vescell" #4. Enrique Carrion and John Upchurch's series continues November 23.

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea talks to former "Incredible Hulk" writer Greg Pak about the influence Bill Mantlo has had on his writing, as well as Pak's efforts to bring attention to Mantlo's heartbreaking health condition.

"Doctor Who" Extra: 5 Thoughts About This Year's "Children-in-Need" Minisode

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

British TV viewers got an extra slice of Timelord as part of the annual charity telethon "Children-in-Need" last night, and SPINOFF wants to tell you all about it.

Do You Prefer Spidey Married or Single?

Do You Prefer Spidey Married or Single?

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

With the four-year anniversary of Brand New Day soon upon us, CSBG wants to hear your thoughts - do you like Spider-Man single or did you prefer him in wedded bliss?

Gaiman on His

Gaiman on His "Simpsons" Appearance, Teen Lit and Trolls

Sat, November 19th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Author Neil Gaiman talks about lending his voice to this week's episode of "The Simpsons," his thoughts on "Twilight" and teen literature, and his own career. Link Fixed

Marvel Bringing

Marvel Bringing "Daken: Dark Wolverine" To An End

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics today revealed to CBR News that the Rob Williams-penned "Daken: Dark Wolverine" series will be coming to a conclusion, though the specific end date is as yet unknown.

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SPINOFF REVIEW: "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

Despite an absurd plot, wooden performances and clunky dialogue, "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is made bearable, maybe even entertaining, by director Bill Condon, who seems to revel in the franchise's campiness.

Digital Comic Resources -Marvel Season One, Alan Moore & More

Digital Comic Resources -Marvel Season One, Alan Moore & More

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

This week in digital comics, Marvel ups the download ante with Season One, Top Shelf takes Alan Moore and the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" digital, Viz's "Shonen Jump" leaps into the future and more!

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PREVIEW: "New Mutants" #35

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early preview of "New Mutants" #35, by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and David Lopez. The search for Blink continues December 21!

Batgirl Joins

Batgirl Joins "Birds of Prey" Full Time

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In next month's "Birds of Prey" #4, former Oracle Barbara Gordon will return to the team he helped start as Duane Swierczynski makes cloak and dagger plans for Batgirl and the rest of the on the run cast.

Whedon Plans

Whedon Plans "Fresh" Take on "Avengers" Bruce Banner

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

"Avengers" director Joss Whedon says he and star Mark Ruffalo used Bill Bixby’s television performance as a template for Bruce Banner, a character who’s busy helping others rather than fixated on curing himself.

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: "The Fearless" #7

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Wolverine faces off against Crossbones in an exclusive preview of Marvel's January-shipping "The Fearless" #7, featuring art by series co-artist Mark Bagley.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible" #85

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Invincible" #85, in stores November 23. Original series artist Cory Walker joins Robert Kirkman for a 2-issue arc featuring Omni-Man!

IDW Unleashes

IDW Unleashes "Infestation 2"

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

IDW CCO Chris Ryall leads a call on the return of "Infestation" – the crossover heavy event whose second installment features Transformers, Ninja Turtles, GI Joe and more battling it out against invading monsters straight out of Lovercraft.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Captain Britain, Steve Gerber & More

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Captain Britain, Steve Gerber & More

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

In this week's CBLR, learn the amazing story of how Alan Moore decided to let Marvel reprint his Captain Britain stories! Plus, legends involving Captain America, a showgirl and an ostrich!

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REVIEW: "Wonder Woman" #3

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "Wonder Woman" #3 4.5 stars saying Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang are crafting "a powerful tale, tinged with horror and filled with adventure."

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PREVIEW: "Wolverine and the X-Men" #3

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an early look at Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's "Wolverine and the X-Men" #3. The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning looks to Quentin Quire to save it on December 21!

The Avengers, I, Frankenstein, 300 Sequel: November 18th Comic Reel

The Avengers, I, Frankenstein, 300 Sequel: November 18th Comic Reel

Fri, November 18th, 2011 | Category: TV, Film

New "Avengers" posters online as Joss Whedon talks collaboration! Yvonne Strahovski joins "I, Frankenstein!" Also, Joel Edgerton passes on lead role in the "300" follow-up, "Powers" news and more.

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