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REVIEW: "O.M.A.C." #7

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gives "O.M.A.C." #7 by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen 4 stars, saying "there truly is no other book on the stands that innovates while paying tribute so marvelously."

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PREVIEW: Willingham's "Fairest" #2

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has released a preview of "Fairest" #2 by Bill Willingham with art by Phil Jimenez. The adventures of Ali Baba, Sleeping Beauty and the Snow Queen continue April 4.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Glory" #24

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The rebirth of the Extreme Universe continues as Image Comics provides CBR with an exclusive preview of Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell's "Glory" #24, on sale March 14.

EXCLUSIVE: Rood & Wayne Reveal DC's February Digital Rankings

EXCLUSIVE: Rood & Wayne Reveal DC's February Digital Rankings

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of a February print performance that again took the top ten, DC Comics' John Rood and Bob Wayne share their digital rankings, discussing the strength of the "Beyond" line and the reality of market share.

The Avengers, The Walking Dead, Prometheus: March 12th Comic Reel

The Avengers, The Walking Dead, Prometheus: March 12th Comic Reel

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Joss Whedon on "The Avengers" at SXSW! "The Walking Dead" spoilers abound! A trailer preview for "Prometheus!" Plus, "Amazing Spider-Man" and more!

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SPINOFF RECAP: "The Walking Dead: Better Angels"

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

In the penultimate episode of the second season of "The Walking Dead," the survivors bid farewell to Dale and fortify the farm against increasing walker encroachment as Rick grapples with a threat a little closer to home.

Covers of the Week -- March 7

Covers of the Week -- March 7

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, the Green goes art nouveau, the War on Drugs goes psychedelic, Miles Morales goes to Aunt May and Gwen Stacy, "Fatale" goes for its gun and the title of "Fairest" cover goes to...

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REVIEW: "The Defenders" #4

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Ryan Lindsay gives Matt Fraction and guest artist Michael Lark's "Defenders" #4 4 stars, calling the series "the sort of comic you shouldn't define" while this issue will "have you thinking and feeling."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Locke & Key: Clockworks" #5

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW Publishing has provided CBR with an exclusive review of "Locke & Key: Clockworks" #5 by the Eisner-winning team of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. The issue hits March 14.

Comics A.M. - Single-Issue Sales Jump 22% in February

Comics A.M. - Single-Issue Sales Jump 22% in February

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Periodical sales rise 22.26% over February 2011! Marvel moves to "self covers" for $2.99 comics! A look at Archie Comics sales figures! Amy Reeder on her "Batwoman" departure! Plus much more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 14

Dynamite Comics On Sale March 14

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, March 14, including "Warlord of Mars" #16, "Dark Shadows" #4, "The Ninjettes" #2 and "Nowhere Man" #2.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Batwoman" #7

Mon, March 12th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Batwoman" #7 by JH Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder. "To Drown the World" continues Wednesday, March 14.

Marvel @ SXSW: Waid Takes Nova To Infinite Comics

Marvel @ SXSW: Waid Takes Nova To Infinite Comics

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The writer whose passion for digital comics has been well known brings his tablet-first findings to Marvel as Mark Waid explains how his Nova "AvX" tie-in story for Marvel Infinite Comics is just a first step.

Marvel @ SXSW: Quesada Opens The All-Digital

Marvel @ SXSW: Quesada Opens The All-Digital "Infinite Comics"

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel CCO Joe Quesada talks the launch of Marvel Infinite Comics, a new run of stories created specifically for tablet devices tying into "Avengers Vs. X-Men."

Marvel @ SXSW: A Digital

Marvel @ SXSW: A Digital "ReEvolution" Augments "AvX"

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Digital SVP Peter Phillips and EIC Axel Alonso outline the new products debuting at SXSW including an Augmented Reality app adding content to "Avengers Vs. X-Men" and the new Infinite Comics platform.

"Supurbia" & The Over-Analogued Superhero Industry

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

J. Caleb Mozzocco uses the release of "Supurbia #1" as an excuse to talk about superhero analogies, as he delves into analogues of popular superheroes and its place as a trope in comics.

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Development Deal: "Kirby: Genesis"

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

With superheroes all the rage for animated programming blocks, SPINOFF wonders whether someone should nab Dynamite's "Kirby: Genesis" books for future material.

"The Time Dr. Doom Tried to Force Himself on a Peasant Girl" and More of the Strangest Comics Ever!

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come check out CSBG's weekly collection of the strangest comics of all-time, including the lowest point in the comic book history of Doctor Doom!

The Comics Industry Remembers Moebius

The Comics Industry Remembers Moebius

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The international comics community lost one of its greats today with the passing of Moebius. ROBOT 6 has collected remembrances and tributes to one of comics most influential and ground breaking artists.

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale March 14, 2012

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale March 14, 2012

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale March 14, including "Adventure Time" #2, "Exile on the Planet of the Apes" #1, and "Elric: The Balance Lost" #9!

"Who Wants a Live Monkey?" and More of the Craziest Comic Book Ads of All-Time!

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Come see CSBG's collection of some of the craziest comic book ads of all-time, including live monkeys for sale in the pages of Warren Publishing's comic book magazines!

Grumpy Old Fan: Multiverses and Marvels

Grumpy Old Fan: Multiverses and Marvels

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With DC Comics set to bring back Earth 2 and Shazam! in the New 52, ROBOT 6's Grumpy Old Fan Tom Bondurant takes a look at the history of both concepts.

Building A Better (Animated) Block

Building A Better (Animated) Block

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

We're two weeks into DC Nation on Cartoon Network and weeks away from Marvel Universe on Disney XD, but does either block take advantage of the possibilities offered? SPINOFF considers the idea.

Legendary Artist Jean Giraud, Alias Moebius, Passes Away

Legendary Artist Jean Giraud, Alias Moebius, Passes Away

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, the influential French artist behind such comics as "Blueberry," "The Airtight Garage" and "Silver Surfer: Parable," has died after a long illness at age 73.

EXCLUSIVE: The Dirty Secret Behind

EXCLUSIVE: The Dirty Secret Behind "America's Got Powers"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In a CBR-exclusive teaser featuring a look inside the incoming Image series "America's Got Powers," Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch reveal a glimpse of the oppressive government backdrop of their super reality TV show.

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REVIEW: "The Manhattan Projects" #1

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "The Manhattan Projects" #1 4 stars saying the inaugural issue by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra is "fit to burst with powerful design work and unexpected developments."

"John Carter" Producer Jim Morris Embraces "Pulp Shakespeare"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

"John Carter" producer Jim Morris talks with SPINOFF ONLINE about the Disney action-adventure, his fondness for Edgar Rice Burroughs' century-old pulp classic and his hopes for a movie trilogy.

DC Dominates February Top Ten, Marvel Leads in Overall Dollars/Units

DC Dominates February Top Ten, Marvel Leads in Overall Dollars/Units

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC sweeps the top ten comics sold with "Justice League" #6 in first place while Marvel edges ahead in dollar and unit share for the month of February. UPDATED: The full Top 100 have been released.

"Aquaman's" Other League Gains the Mysterious Ya'wara

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The enigmatic and mysterious Ya'wara is the latest in the roster reveals for The Others, a super powered team with connections to Aquaman's past appearing in "Aquaman" #7 by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Digital Comic Resources: comiXology, Hickman and More

Digital Comic Resources: comiXology, Hickman and More

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ComiXology ruled the digital comics news this past week, announcing the long-anticipated arrival of Jonathan Hickman's catalog of creator-owned titles while passing the 50 million comics downloaded mark.

EXCLUSIVE: Fate of Haunted Elyan Debated in Scene From

EXCLUSIVE: Fate of Haunted Elyan Debated in Scene From "Merlin"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

SPINOFF ONLINE has an exclusive clip from this week’s episode of "Merlin," featuring a confrontation between King Arthur and Agravaine about the imprisoned (and haunted) Sir Elyan.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Doctor Who: Season 2" #15

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matthew Dow Smith's "Doctor Who: Season 2" #15, in stores March 14.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Comic Book Legends Revealed - John Carter vs Flash Gordon

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Just in time for Disney's big screen extravaganza, discover the amazing behind-the-scenes connection between John Carter and the creation of Flash Gordon! Plus, legends about Spider-Ham and Superman!

UPDATE: McCarthy Replaces Reeder on

UPDATE: McCarthy Replaces Reeder on "Batwoman," Benes Fills In On "Detective"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC has announced Trevor McCarthy will join "Batwoman" as guest artist beginning with issue #9, while Ed Benes will fill in for "Detective Comics" following "Night of the Owls." UPDATE: Amy Reeder is leaving "Batwoman."

Will the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe Collide in

Will the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe Collide in "Spider-Men?"

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has announced "Spider-Men," a new series written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Sarah Pichelli possibly bringing Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales to the Marvel Universe.

The Avengers, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games: March 9th Comic Reel

The Avengers, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games: March 9th Comic Reel

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: TV, Film

Joss Whedon, Tom Hiddleston and Cobie Smulders sound off on "Avengers!" Major spoilers for "The Walking Dead" hit the web! A new trailer for "The Hunger Games!" Plus, "Tron 3" plans and more!

Van Lente, Swierczynski Join Valiant Relaunch This Summer

Van Lente, Swierczynski Join Valiant Relaunch This Summer

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Valiant has released the full creative lineup for its "Summer of Valiant" relaunch including Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry on "Archer & Armstrong" and Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia on "Bloodshot."

WHEN TWO TRIBES GO TO WAR:

WHEN TWO TRIBES GO TO WAR: "AVX" - The Heavy Artillery

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In today's WHEN TWO TRIBES GO TO WAR, CBR's look at "AVX," writers Kieron Gillen, Christos Gage, & Jeff Parker plus the "AvX" editors look at some of the event's toughest characters.

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PREVIEW: "The Shade" #6

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released a preview of James Robinson's "The Shade" #6, illustrated by Javier Pulido. The issue, with covers by Tony Harris and Pulido, hits stores March 14.

Namco Bandai Gives a ShiftyLook to Comics

Namco Bandai Gives a ShiftyLook to Comics

Fri, March 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The game company responsible for "Tekken" and "Soul Caliber," Namco Bandai spoke with CBR about ShiftyLook, its new platform for resurrecting old and forgotten games as webcomics and mobile games.

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