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Comics A.M. - "Brenda Starr" to Retire; Women and Superhero Comics

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

"Brenda Starr" to end after 70 years! Steep losses for Borders! Amazon offers BookScan data to authors! The appeal of superhero stories to women! Neil Gaiman, Nicholas Gurewitch and much more!

FIRST LOOK: Kaluta Covers

FIRST LOOK: Kaluta Covers "Astonishing X-Men"

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at comic book legend Michael Kaluta's variant cover for "Astonishing X-Men" #36 featuring Wolverine squaring off against Fin Fang Foom.

"Spider-Man" Finds New Flash Thompson

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

"Hannah Montanna" actor Chris Zylka has officially been confirmed as playing Peter Parker's high school bully and Spider-Man's biggest supporter as Flash Thompson comes to the Sony reboot.

The Flash, Spider-Man, Barbarella: Dec 10th Comic Reel

The Flash, Spider-Man, Barbarella: Dec 10th Comic Reel

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

"Flash" writer talks darker tone! "Spider-Man" cast grows! Anne Hathaway for "Barbarella?" Also, "Thor" poster online, new photos from "Dredd," official description of "First Class," and more.

PRESS RELEASE: "Echoes" #1 Creeps Its Way Into Stores This Month

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

What Is Kapow! Con's

What Is Kapow! Con's "Movie X"?

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Mark Millar and company announce plans for screening an incoming blockbuster superhero comic book movie at their April London convention...but which one it will be remains a mystery until showtime.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men" #7

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "X-Men" #7 by the creative team of Victor Gischler and Chris Bachalo. Marvel's premiere mutant team visits Spidey in New York City on Wednesday, January 26.

Guggenheim Builds a New

Guggenheim Builds a New "Society"

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

New "Justice Society of America" writer Marc Guggenheim spoke with CBR News about his plans for the DCU's veteran heroes, villains old and new and taking the term "society" to brand new levels.

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REVIEW: "New Avengers" #7

Fri, December 10th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Doug Zawisza gave Marvel's "New Avengers" #7 4 stars, calling the latest issue from the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen "good, clean comic book fun...an enjoyable read."

Marvel Comics On Sale December 15, 2010

Marvel Comics On Sale December 15, 2010

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Avengers Academy" #7, "Chaos War" #4, "Loki" #2, "Strange Tales II" #3, "Wolverine" #4 and more.

PRESS RELEASE: VIP Tickets for C2E2 On Sale Tomorrow, 12/10

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

THE BAT SIGNAL: Kevin Smith

THE BAT SIGNAL: Kevin Smith

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Film director and comic fan Kevin Smith swings by THE BAT SIGNAL to look inside "The Widening Gyre," from its shocking Volume 1 finish to the controversy over Batman's bladder problems and a hint at what comes next.

Anthrax's Ian Goes to Hell with The Demon

Anthrax's Ian Goes to Hell with The Demon

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR has the first word from Anthrax founder and guitarist Scott Ian as he returns to DC Comics to write a two-part Etrigan the Demon series featuring art by his "Lobo: Highway to Hell" creative partner, Sam Kieth.

Kirkman Vs.

Kirkman Vs. "The Walking Dead," Part 2

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News talks further with creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman about the difficulties of killing television characters, rumors of behind-the-scenes problems and his own future with "The Walking Dead."

PRESS RELEASE: China Mieville is Liiterary Headliner at C2E2

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Black Panther: Man WIthout Fear" #513

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Black Panther: Man Without Fear" #513. The issue, by David Liss and Francesco Francavilla, hits December 15, 2010.

Remender, Moore Launch All-New

Remender, Moore Launch All-New "Venom"

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Rick Remender and Tony Moore will launch an ongoing "Venom" series for Marvel in March, 2011 featuring an all-new version of the character set to debut in "Amazing Spider-Man" #654.1.

HELL(BOY) ON EARTH: B.P.R.D. 2010

HELL(BOY) ON EARTH: B.P.R.D. 2010

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's interviews with Mike Mignola continue as the creator discusses the end of "Plague of Frogs," the beginning of "Hell on Earth" and watching his "B.P.R.D." collaborators John Arcudi and Guy Davis bring it all to life.

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REVIEW: "Fables" #100

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Greg McElhatton gave "Fables" #100 a 4 star review, calling the oversized package helmed by by creator Bill Willingham and longtime artist Mark Buckingham "a great celebration of 'Fables' hitting its 100th issue."

CBR Games Roundup: December 2010

CBR Games Roundup: December 2010

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

December is a sparse month when it comes to noteworthy, top-tier titles, but there are still a few releases in the pipeline that help make the holidays bright for gamers, not the least of which is "WoW: Cataclysm."

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VIDEO: "Batman: Arkham City" Teaser

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Video Games

Rocksteady Studios, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive have released the first official teaser trailer for the heavily anticipated "Batman: Arkham City" video game, due in stores Fall, 2011.

Waid Leaves BOOM! as CCO, Returns to Freelancing

Waid Leaves BOOM! as CCO, Returns to Freelancing

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Five months after being named CCO of BOOM! Studios, Mark Waid is returning to full time freelance writing. We spoke with Waid exclusively to ask what's next and what happens with "Irredeemable" & "Incorruptible."

Marvel Announces Five $2.99 Titles

Marvel Announces Five $2.99 Titles

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has announced the first five limited series of 2011 to carry the $2.99 price point, including "Captain America: Hail Hydra," "Wolverine & Jubilee," "Hawkeye: Blind Spot" and two others.

Lemire Checks Up on

Lemire Checks Up on "Sweet Tooth"

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

With "Sweet Tooth" Vol. 2 in stores this week, CBR News checked in with writer/artist Jeff Lemire to see what lies ahead for the nine-year old boy with antlers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

Deadpool, Spider-Man, Iron Man 3: Dec 9th Comic Reel

Deadpool, Spider-Man, Iron Man 3: Dec 9th Comic Reel

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Rob Liefeld wants his "Deadpool" movie now! First photo of "Spider-Man" reboot Gwen Stacy! Jon Favreau hopes for The Mandarin in "Iron Man 3." Also, new "First Class" set pics and more.

First Emma Stone Gwen Stacy Pics Hit

First Emma Stone Gwen Stacy Pics Hit

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

The newly blonde actress shows off her tresses at a funeral scene for Marc Webb's incoming reboot of the "Spider-Man" movie franchise, though Peter Parker Andrew Garfield has yet to be seen.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Tintin" Hearing Delayed, Copyright Ruling Ignored

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Hearing postponed in "Tintin in the Congo" case! Cartoonist frustrated by "worthless" copyright judgment! Dissecting Marvel's "Architects" initiative! Lincoln, NE, comic shop to close! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #650

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Amazing Spider-Man" #650 by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. "Big Time" continues next Wednesday, December 15.

SPINOFF: Kelley Not Committed to

SPINOFF: Kelley Not Committed to "Wonder Woman"

Thu, December 9th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

While the acclaimed writer/producer has plans to tackle Wonder Woman's live action TV series, David E. Kelley has said he is not "necessarily committed" to the project. SPINOFF has details.

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SPINOFF: "Walking Dead" Writer Eyes "Powers"

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Recently released from his duties as a writer on "The Walking Dead," Charles "Chic" Eglee is in talks with FX to produce the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's superhero police procedural, and Spinoff has all the facts.

Phoenix Lands In

Phoenix Lands In "Age of X"

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Eagle-eyed readers from the CBR Forums have uncovered the latest clue to Marvel's incoming alternate reality story from writer Mike Carey: the inclusion of the long lost heroine Phoenix in the proceedings.

Liu Leads

Liu Leads "X-23" to Self Discovery

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

The mutant known as X-23 has been both assassin and hero, but she's never been allowed to be herself. We spoke with Marjorie Liu about the self-discovery arc of the popular mutant's series starting later this month.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "TRON: Legacy"

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Releasing to almost impossible levels of hype, "TRON: Legacy" arrives in theaters next Friday after a year and a half of continuously increasing fan fervor, but ultimately fails to deliver on admittedly lofty expectations.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Wolverine: The Best There Is" #3

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel has released an advance look at "Wolverine: The Best There Is" #3 by Charlie Huston and Juan Jose Ryp. With a cover by Bryan Hitch, Logan's most violent adventure to date continues in February.

The Great

The Great "Fables" Crossover Interview

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

As "Fables" reaches its landmark issue #100, CBR spoke with with creator Bill Willingham about the Eisner Award-winning title with "Jack of Fables" writer Matt Sturges stopping by to discuss the spinoff series' finale.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers Prime" #5

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers Prime" #5, written by Brian Michael Bendis, illustrated by Alan Davis and covered by Davis and Arthur Adams. The epic concludes January 5, 2011.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Marineman" #1

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and illustrator Ian Churchill provided CBR News with a behind-the-scenes look at the first issue of "Marineman," his new ongoing Image Comics series about world famous oceanographer Steve Ocean.

Kirkman Vs.

Kirkman Vs. "The Walking Dead," Part 1

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: TV, Film

Comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman spoke with CBR about his hit television series, the exhausting promotion process and deviations the show has taken from the original source material.

PRESS RELEASE: UDON announces Mega Man™ Tribute Art Project

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

Superboy's Pal, Pier Gallo

Superboy's Pal, Pier Gallo

Wed, December 8th, 2010 | Category: Comic Books

In his first interview with CBR News, "Superboy" artist Pier Gallo shared which American and European artists he calls upon as influences in his work, what he loves most about drawing Conner Kent and more.

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