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Grumpy Old Fan: The Obligatory Grumpy Old Superman Essay

Grumpy Old Fan: The Obligatory Grumpy Old Superman Essay

Sat, June 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the "Man of Steel" film and Scott Snyder & Jim Lee's "Superman: Unchained" #1 both releasing next week, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant considers the lofty ideas Superman has come to represent.

Abandoned Love: How Morrison Cleared the Deck for His

Abandoned Love: How Morrison Cleared the Deck for His "JLA"

Sat, June 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's latest spotlight on comic book writers jettisoning plots and characters of those who came before them explores Grant Morrison cleaning house on the Justice League when he debuted his new "JLA."

EXCL PREVIEW: Hickman & Pitarra's

EXCL PREVIEW: Hickman & Pitarra's "Manhattan Projects" #12

Sat, June 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR has an exclusive preview of "Manhattan Projects" #12 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra. June 12, find out why if someone is really out there we haven't heard from them yet.

HeroesCon 2013: Fraction & Lieber Bring

HeroesCon 2013: Fraction & Lieber Bring "Hawkeye" to Charlotte

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Hawkeye" writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Lieber gather at HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina for an end-of-the-day panel dedicated to the Avenging Archer's ongoing series.

Axel-In-Charge - 6/7/2013

Axel-In-Charge - 6/7/2013

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso returns to discuss summer plans for events like "Age of Ultron" and "Infinty," why DC's Villains Month isn't like Marvel's Point 1 and how to tread lightly when bombarding stores with new comics.

VIDEO:

VIDEO: "Ultimate Spider-Man" Tackles Juggernaut, the Destroyer

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Animation and Disney XD have released a pair of video clips from this weekend's new episodes of "Ultimate Spider-Man," featuring the Juggernaut, the Destroyer and chibi-Thor!

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Takes

EXCLUSIVE: Dark Horse Takes "Brain Boy" Monthly

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Fred Van Lente is ready to bring the Dark Horse revival of underground '60s superhero "Brain Boy" to his own mini series, and CBR has the first look with covers by Ariel Olivetti and Juan Doe.

McFarlane on

McFarlane on "Spawn" #250, Angela's Marvel Debut & Haunt's Return

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane shares his thoughts on the debut of Angela at Marvel, the upside of his and Neil Gaiman's settlement, Haunt's return and his hope that "Spawn" continues on long after he's gone.

Jock Goes Solo On

Jock Goes Solo On "Savage Wolverine"

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist behind "The Losers" and "Detective Comics" is turning writer/artist for a new science-fiction focused arc in Marvel's "Savage Wolverine" anthology.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ultimate Captain America's Ethnicity

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ultimate Captain America's Ethnicity

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Was Ultimate Captain America originally envisioned as a black man? Plus, two legends involving Conan the Barbarian, including how Marvel actually initially canceled "Conan" after just seven issues came out!

Marvel Adds

Marvel Adds "Mighty" New "Avengers" Series

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Al Ewing and artist Greg Land deliver on the promise of a "Mighty Avengers" title as Marvel Comics announces the new series featuring Luke Cage, Monica Rambeau, the Blue Marvel and more.

5-STAR REVIEW:

5-STAR REVIEW: "Daredevil: End of Days" #8

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawsiza gives "Daredevil: End of Days" #8 by Brian Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz 5 stars, saying "There is no doubt that this is perhaps one of the consummate Daredevil stories."

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Rupert's Back?

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 9: Rupert's Back?

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In our latest BEHIND BUFFY commentary, "Angel & Faith" writer Christos Gage discusses the long road to and surprise twist in the resurrection of Rupert Giles and what it means for the comic's cast moving forward.

"X-Men" #1, "Adventure Time" OGN Top Diamond's May 2013 Charts

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "X-Men" debuted at #1, leading Marvel to another month as top publisher, while BOOM! Studios' "Adventure Time" OGN topped the sales charts in a May which saw an increase of 16% over last year.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Walking Dead" Slips, Manga Rises in May

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC and Marvel don't benefit from "The Walking Dead's" loosening grip on bookstore sales chart! Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin talk "The Private Eye"! Nick Spencer on "Superior Foes of Spider-Man"! More!

DC Comics Shifts ComiXology Pricing Window

DC Comics Shifts ComiXology Pricing Window

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a move impacting the habits of digital comics consumers, DC Comics has shifted the window by which it reduces the price of new digital comics on ComiXology from four weeks to eight.

WB Debuts New Superman/General Zod Clip from

WB Debuts New Superman/General Zod Clip from "Man of Steel"

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest clips from the hotly-anticipated "Man of Steel," Christopher Meloni's Colonel Hardy gets some screentime while Superman and Zod trade blows in an action-filled, spoilery battle scene.

The Line It Is Drawn - It's Adventure Time!

The Line It Is Drawn - It's Adventure Time!

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, our artists mashed "Adventure Time's" cast with comic characters! Check out the mathematical results, including Finn-Mann and the Masters of the Oooniverse, Marceline & Vampirella and, of course, it's Avenger Time!

Venditti's

Venditti's "Green Lantern" Faces Off Against Relic, DC Villains Month

Fri, June 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With his first issue of "Green Lantern" on sale, writer Robert Venditti talks to CBR News about the new Green Lantern Corps recruits, Relic and plans for his DC Villains Month one-shot.

Marvel Comics On Sale June 12, 2013

Marvel Comics On Sale June 12, 2013

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Avenging Spider-Man" #22, "Savage Wolverine" #6, "Thor: God of Thunder" #9 and more.

Stegman Takes

Stegman Takes "Superior Spider-Man" Underground and Into the Future

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with "Superior Spider-Man" artist Ryan Stegman about bringing the subterranean world of the Goblin King to life in issue #10, the upcoming series arc featuring Spider-Man 2099 & more.

POLL: Which '90s Cover Gimmick Do You Want To See Come Back Next?

POLL: Which '90s Cover Gimmick Do You Want To See Come Back Next?

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics' Villains Month brings with it the return of the lenticular 3D cover, the latest cover gimmick to resurface in recent years. CBR asks, which '90s cover enhancement do you want to see resurface next?

Steven Grant Fires Back with

Steven Grant Fires Back with "3 Guns"at BOOM!

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Universal's "2 Guns" starring Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg arrives in August, and writer Steven Grant spoke to CBR about "3 Guns," his comic book sequel debuting the same month from BOOM!

EXCL PREVIEW: Hellfire Academy Opens Doors in

EXCL PREVIEW: Hellfire Academy Opens Doors in "Wolverine & the X-Men" #31

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

It's the grand opening of the all-new Hellfire Academy in "Wolverine and the X-Men" #31, and Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw oversee the ceremonies. CBR has an exclusive preview of the June 12 issue.

PREVIEW: Snyder & Lee's

PREVIEW: Snyder & Lee's "Superman Unchained" #1

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released the first lettered pages for "Superman Unchained" #1 given a first look at the story by Scott Snyder and colored art by Jim Lee. The new saga of Superman begins June 12.

The Buy Pile - 6/6/2013

The Buy Pile - 6/6/2013

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The good and bad cancel each other out in a week where Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson do it all in "Astro City" & Starscream rules supreme while Thanos dumbs it down and Batwing fails repeatedly.

EXCL. PREVIEWS:

EXCL. PREVIEWS: "Conan," "Dark Horse Presents," "Baltimore" & More

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews of titles on sale June 19 including "Baltimore: The Inquisitor" #1, "Conan" #17, "DHP" #25, "Dream Thief" #2 and more!

EXCL PREVIEW:

EXCL PREVIEW: "Joe Hill's Thumbprint" #1

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

IDW has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Joe Hill's new miniseries, "Thumbprint." The first issue, co-written by Jason Ciaramella with art by Vic Mahotra, hits stores June 12.

Alex Ross Reinvisions

Alex Ross Reinvisions "Astro City"

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the acclaimed series returning as a Vertigo title after a three-year absence from comic store shelves, painter Alex Ross explains how he worked to mature the look of "Astro City's" heroes

White Tiger & Power Man Finalize Marvel's

White Tiger & Power Man Finalize Marvel's "Mighty"

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released the final "Mighty" teaser for Luke Cage's defenders of Earth during "Infinity," finalizing the roster with White Tiger and Power Man.

Comics A.M. - HeroesCon Doubles Exhibition Space

Comics A.M. - HeroesCon Doubles Exhibition Space

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

HeroesCon increases exhibition space to 200,000 square feet! Alan Moore talks magic and comics! Geoff Johns looks back on "Green Lantern"! Brian Buccellato talks "The Flash" Plus more!

Rob Liefeld Kickstarts

Rob Liefeld Kickstarts "Brigade" Into the Future

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Rob Liefeld spoke with CBR about his decision to take to the Kickstarter route for his upcoming "Brigade" ongoing series in order to get free comics into peoples' hands, and get more people into comics.

DC Comics Resurrects

DC Comics Resurrects "Batman: Black and White" in September

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics will resurrect its well-regarded anthology "Batman: Black and White" beginning in September with six double-sized issues.

EXCL PREVIEW: Bendis & McNiven's

EXCL PREVIEW: Bendis & McNiven's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #3

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The first story arc of Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven's "Guardians of the Galaxy" comes to a close, questions are raised and "Infinity" - and Angela - looms on the horizon. CBR has an exclusive preview.

EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Heads Back to the Past in

EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Heads Back to the Past in "Shadowman" #10

Thu, June 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Justin Jordan discusses his plans for September's "Shadowman" #10, which continues the origin of Master Darque from #0 and how it links to the beginnings of the Shadowman loa.

In Your Face Jam - 6/5/2013

In Your Face Jam - 6/5/2013

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Brett braces for the online freakout surely set to accompany the latest death-filled issue of Dennis Hopeless' "Avengers Arena" as thousands of voices cry out as one on Twitter and Tumblr.

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Edith Bunker Tribute

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Edith Bunker Tribute

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In honor of the passing of Jean "Edith Bunker" Stapleton, CSBG's latest comic book easter eggs feature spotlights cameos by the "All in the Family" cast in your favorite comics.

"Justice League" Draws the Battle Lines of "Trinity War"

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics Editor Brian Cunningham gives CBR an inside look at "Trinity War," including which titles tie into the Justice League event, the shocking death that starts it all and looming battles with Secret Society & Shazam.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Mignola, Arcudi & Campbell's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Mignola, Arcudi & Campbell's "B.P.R.D." #108

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "B.P.R.D." Hell On Earth" #108 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi & Laurence Campbell. "Wasteland" Part 2 arrives June 19!

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's

REVIEW: Busiek & Anderson's "Astro City" #1 "Absolutely Worth The Wait"

Wed, June 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Astro City" #1 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson 4 stars, saying the anticipated launch issue "reminds readers just how much fun Busiek and Anderson's series can be."

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