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THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

THE KICKSTAND: What's Hot on Kickstarter This Week?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Brigid Alverson weighs in on the current crop of comic book projects currently on Kickstarter, from the return of Kaz Kibushi's "Daisy Kutter" to Lea Hernandez's kiddie vampire saga, "The Garlicks" and more.

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Alan Scott: From Golden Ager To Iconic Gay Green Lantern

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics newest gay hero has been grabbing headlines, but Alan Scott's long journey to iconic status has many twists and turns from Mart Nodell's original mystic engineer to his relationship with his gay son Obsidian.

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REVIEW: "Incredible Hulk" #8

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Incredible Hulk" #8 by Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon 4.5 stars saying, "If you've got any interest in the character, now is a good time to start reading."

PRESS RELEASE: Preview of Image's "Revival" #1 Shambles Into "The Walking Dead" #99

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

PRESS RELEASE: Jessica Blute's Origin Revealed in "Jennifer Blood: First Blood" #1

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

When Did Spider-Man First Thwip?

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's explores the comic book debuts of the first time Spider-Man's webshooters went "thwip," the appearance of the spider-tracer and the first time Spidey was called "the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."

Parks Brings

Parks Brings "Witchblade: Demon Reborn" to Dynamite

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ande Parks spoke to CBR News about Top Cow's "Witchblade" returning to Dynamite Entertainment and the continuation of the original Mark Millar/Jae Lee "Demon" story.

"Dark Knight Rises" Debuts Trailer During MTV Movie Awards

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

During last night's MTV Movie Awards, director Christopher Nolan and the stars of "The Dark Knight Rises" introduced a new 90-second clip for "The Dark Knight Rises." SPINOFF has the details.

Marvel Releases First Official

Marvel Releases First Official "Iron Man 3" Photo

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Marvel has released the first image from the Shane Black-directed "Iron Man 3" along with the official announcement of production having commenced on the Robert Downey Jr.-starring sequel.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Si Spurrier's "Extermination" #1

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Si Spurrier and Jeffrey Edwards' "Extermination" #1. The series, with a special $1 intro price and an all-star line-up of cover artists, debuts June 6.

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5-STAR REVIEW: "Monocyte" #4

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jorge Solis gives "Monocyte" #4 by Menton3 and Kasra Ghanbari 5 stars saying the issue "excels as a worthy endeavor in fantasy storytelling and artwork."

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Pro-Gay Group Rises After One Million Moms Leaves Facebook

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Following the temporary retreat from Facebook by the anti-gay One Million Moms, a pro-gay group - also calling itself One Million Moms - has sprung up the social-media site, hoping to capitalize on the original's absence.

Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Arrow: June 4th Comic Reel

Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Arrow: June 4th Comic Reel

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

New footage from "The Dark Knight Rises!" Logan Marshall-Green talks his role in "Prometheus!" Stephen Amell expounds on "Arrow!" Plus, Joel Kinnaman on "Robocop" and more!

PRESS RELEASE: Diamond Select Toys Announces Comic-Con International 2012 Exclusives

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Covers of the Week -- May 30, Plus Cover of the Month

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

A return appearance by Loki, Peter Panzerfaust taking a break from the war, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim keeping watch over the city, the world's worst - or best - tailgater, and Hollywoodland's fastest-rising star.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Secret," "Creator-Owned Heroes"

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR presents exclusive previews for Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim's "Secret" #2 and the first issue of "Creator-Owned Heroes" by Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon!

"Avengers" Surpasses "Harry Potter," Becomes Third-Biggest Film Ever

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Upping its total box office take to $1.331 billion worldwide over the weekend, Marvel’s "The Avengers" has become he third highest-grossing film of all time behind "Titanic" and "Avatar."

Hands-On - Taking Activision's

Hands-On - Taking Activision's "The Amazing Spider-Man" Out For A Swing

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Video Games

CBR News spent some time helping the web-slinger take out the Rhino and explore a digital New York City in Activision and Beenox's new game based in the world of director Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" film.

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Comics A.M. Judge Refuses to Suppress Evidence in Justiniano Case

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Update in child-pornography case against artist Josue Rivera (aka Justiniano). John Reppion and Leah Moore take polite approach to addressing piracy! The secret of Anime North's success! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Dynamite Comics On Sale June 6

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, June 6, including "Prophecy" #1, "The Boys" #67 and more.

"Before Watchmen" TV Commercial Debuts

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of its 30-second TV commercial for "Before Watchmen" that will debut Tuesday on BBC America, IFC and G4. "Minutemen #1" arrives Wednesday.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #10

Mon, June 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Green Arrow" #10. The stand-alone issue by Ann Nocenti and Oliver Nome lands in stores June 6.

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REVIEW: "Angel & Faith" #10

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Angel & Faith" #10 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Christos Gage and Chris Samnee "the perfect introduction to the comic series."

Aw Yeah,

Aw Yeah, "Superman Family Adventures!"

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

J. Caleb Mozzocco shares seven thoughts on the new kid-friendly Superman title, noting "Would I recommend it? Aw yeah."

"J. Jonah Jameson Goes Insane!" and More Abandoned Comic Book Storylines!

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines abandoned comic book stories that were later explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, a short-lived Spider-Man storyline where J. Jonah Jameson literally goes insane!

Development Deal:

Development Deal: "Alpha"

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

SPINOFF wants a movie version of Greg Rucka's latest novel. As soon as humanly possible.

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Andrew Chambliss

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Buffy" writer Andrew Chambliss joins CBR for another SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

Downey Wanted Bill Murray For

Downey Wanted Bill Murray For "Iron Man," But Couldn’t Find Him

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Robert Downey Jr. apparently had a role in mind for Bill Murray in Marvel’s "Iron Man," but didn’t know how to track down the famously inaccessible actor.

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REVIEW: "Animal Man Annual" #1

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Animal Man Annual" #1 4 stars, calling the annual issue by Jeff Lemire and Timothy Green II "a perfect case of a comic that both stands on its own as well as fits well into the greater picture of the series."

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Giving Valiant a New Look: A Conversation with Designer Rian Hughes

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Robot 6's Brigid Alverson speaks to Rian Hughes about his redesign of the Valiant logo and cover elements for this year's new series including "X-O Manowar," "Harbinger" and more.

What Actually Counts As A Spoiler, Anyway?

What Actually Counts As A Spoiler, Anyway?

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

As GI Joe: Retaliation gets reworked for spoilery reasons, SPINOFF asks: Is something still a spoiler if you know that it's not going to end up happening?

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

One Million Moms Drops Off Facebook After Green Lantern Post Backfires

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

One Million Moms abruptly removed its Facebook page after a post warning followers about the reintroduction of Green Lantern Alan Scott as gay was inundated by comments supporting DC Comics.

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

When Is It Okay For Comics To Be Late?

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan notes the "strange, hypocritical and entirely arbitrary attitude" he has toward the shipping schedules of superhero books versus creator-owned comics. It may be ridiculous.

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Behold: The Thanos-Copter!

Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With millions of fans around the world awaiting the next appearance of Thanos in the Marvel Avengers film franchise, spend your time marveling at the greatest moment in Thanos' history, the debut of...the Thanos-Copter!

PRESS RELEASE: Albany Comic Con to Host Original Art Auction for Ronald McDonald House

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Despite a menacing performance by Charlize Theron and breathtaking cinematography, the Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart-starring fairy-tale reimagining "Snow White and the Huntsman" doesn't so much enchant as it bores.

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on

COMMENTARY TRACK: Seeley on "Witchblade: Rebirth"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With the first TPB of his ongoing run on Top Cow's "Witchblade" hitting shops, Tim Seeley tells CBR what inspired the action of his "Rebirth" arc from Chicago clubs to "Akira" and more.

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Who Are CSBG's Greatest Spider-Man Creators of All Time?

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

You voted and now the results are in! Who is CSBG's greatest Spider-Man writer and greatest Spider-Man artist of all-time?

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For

Arcudi, Mignola Prepare The B.P.R.D. For "The Return Of The Master"

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

John Arcudi and Mike Mignola discuss "B.P.R.D. - Hell On Earth: The Return Of The Master," artist Tyler Crooks' stepping into Guy Davis' shoes and Cameron Stewart's upcoming "Hell On Earth: Exorcism" one-shot.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: "Spider-Men" #1

Fri, June 1st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Spider-Men" #1 4.5 stars, calling the inaugural issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli "technically excellent with well-judged pace and tone, it's everything a Spider-Man fan could want."

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