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DC Comics Responds To Orson Scott Card Backlash

DC Comics Responds To Orson Scott Card Backlash

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has issued an official response to the growing backlash over its hiring sci-fi author and vocal gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card to contribute to its "Adventures of Superman" anthology.

Way's

Way's "Thunderbolts" Uncover Shadowy and Sinister Forces

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Thunderbolts' current mission to depose a gamma powered dictator is about to plunge them into a world of shadowy secrets and sinister forces. CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about the future of the series.

Comics A.M. - Hedge Fund is Backing Stan Lee Media’s Disney Lawsuit

Comics A.M. - Hedge Fund is Backing Stan Lee Media’s Disney Lawsuit

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The hedge fund propping up Stan Lee Media's battle for Marvel characters! Wertham was wrong -- and apparently dishonest! Neal Adams looks back on his career! "Penny Arcade" team talks "Strip Search"! Plus more!

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Where's Waldo? In the Pages of

Comic Book Easter Eggs: Where's Waldo? In the Pages of "Gambit," Of Course!

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Meanwhile, In CSBG's latest collection of comic book Easter eggs, we find Waldo hiding in an issue of "Gambit" and Julie Schwartz and Diane Duane working as doctors in "Uncanny X-Men!"

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/13/2013

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/13/2013

Wed, February 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 90 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, BOOM!, Dynamite and more.

Pipeline - 2/12/2013

Pipeline - 2/12/2013

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Augie notices an unfortunate pattern in the pages of Garth Ennis' new series, "Red Team" #1. Also, a deposition shows lawyers having a hard time dealing with comics, comics will break your heart, bounding asterisks, and more.

X-POSITION: Wood Preps

X-POSITION: Wood Preps "X-Men" For Deployment

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Upcoming "X-Men" writer Brian Wood answers fan questions about his all-female mutant team, selecting the cast and the his desire to return to the "Generation X" crew. Plus, exclusive art!

OPINION: Orson Scott Card Hiring Sends Mixed Signals to DC Comics' LGBT Fans

OPINION: Orson Scott Card Hiring Sends Mixed Signals to DC Comics' LGBT Fans

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of DC Comics' hiring Orson Scott Card as a writer on "Adventures of Superman," Brett White discusses how damaging the author's anti-gay views are, to the project and society as a whole.

Zahler Trots Out

Zahler Trots Out "My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle"

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Thom Zahler discusses "My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle," with the writer/artist sharing his thoughts on the "brony" craze, revealing his pitch for "Mars Attacks My Little Pony" and sharing exclusive art.

"Death of the Family" Conclusion Revealed in "Batman" #17 Leak

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's conclusion to "Death of the Family" in "Batman" #17, set to hit comic stores this week, has been leaked online in advance of its release date.

EXCL. PREVIEW: Guggenheim & Kreisberg's

EXCL. PREVIEW: Guggenheim & Kreisberg's "Arrow" #19

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of DC's digital-first "Arrow" #19 written by Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Lana Cho & Ben Sokolowski with art by Allan Jefferson. The issue hits Feb. 13.

Bunn & Sliney Go Deep With

Bunn & Sliney Go Deep With "Fearless Defenders" Fans

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In a lengthy Q&A on the CBR forums, "Fearless Defenders'" Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney covered everything about the all-female Marvel team including the fates of Valkyrie, Dani Moonstar, Hippolyta and surprise guest stars.

PREVIEW: Mignola's

PREVIEW: Mignola's "Sledgehammer 44" #1

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has released a preview of Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's "Sledgehammer 44" #1 with art by Jason Latour. Mignola's newest "Hellboy" spinoff hits stores March 13.

DC Plans New Launches, More Superman As 2013 Sales Hit

DC Plans New Launches, More Superman As 2013 Sales Hit

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC's John Cunningham and Bob Wayne discuss what's next for the New 52 after six cancellations, why Superman graphic novels will reign in 2013 and what "Injustice: Gods Among Us" says about digital sales.

Comics A.M. - Diamond Returning to C2E2 For Retailer Summit

Comics A.M. - Diamond Returning to C2E2 For Retailer Summit

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Diamond Comic Distributors confirms Retailer Summit at C2E2! Judge splits with Glyph Awards over comics eligibility! Digital comics loom large at India Comic Con! Ann Nocenti talks "Katana"! Plus much more!

New York Toy Fair 2013: Walking Dead, DC Cover Girls & More

New York Toy Fair 2013: Walking Dead, DC Cover Girls & More

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Hasbro, Mattel, Diamond Select, DC Collectibles and more showed off a wide variety of comic-based toys and collectibles at Toy Fair, including new statues, Invincible MiniMates and an Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener!

DC Comics Targeted for Hiring Anti-Gay Author to Write Superman Story

DC Comics Targeted for Hiring Anti-Gay Author to Write Superman Story

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Days after announcing its latest digital-first anthology "Adventures of Superman," DC Comics faces a growing wave of criticism for hiring author and vocal gay-rights opponent Orson Scott Card to write the first chapter.

Martians Battle Zombies In Ryall's

Martians Battle Zombies In Ryall's "The Colonized"

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer and IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall spoke with CBR about "The Colonized," his new miniseries that finds a group of Martians accidentally creating an undead army of zombies on Earth. Plus, an exclusive preview!

EXCL FIRST LOOK:

EXCL FIRST LOOK: "Thor, God of Thunder," #8 "Journey Into Mystery" #652

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The casts of Marvel's Asgardian's books expand in May as Beta Ray Bill joins Sif in "Journey Into Mystery" while Thor meets the Girls of Thunder. CBR has an exclusive first look at the cover art and solicitation text.

"Ultimate Comic Spider-Man" Cover Hints At Major Status Quo Shake-Up

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

David Marquez's cover for "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #23 hints at a major change in the Ultimate Marvel title, adding context to comments made by Brian Michael Bendis in a recent AXEL-IN-CHARGE.

Milligan On Capitalism, Batman &

Milligan On Capitalism, Batman & "Legends Of The Dark Knight"

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Peter Milligan talks about his story, "Return Of Batman," for DC Comics' digital-first series "Legends Of The Dark Knight," his love of Batman, interest in Ra's al Ghul and the freedom of the digital format.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Lemire's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: Lemire's "Green Arrow" #17, "Fearless Defenders" #1

Tue, February 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Last week the CBR Reviews staff looked at 25 new releases, including "Superior Spider-Man" #3, "Harbinger" #0, "Fairy Quest" #1 with Humberto Ramos art, Diggle & Jock's "Snapshot" #1 and the return of Bendis' "Scarlet" #6.

Johns' Exit First Salvo In Complete Green Lantern Creative Exodus

Johns' Exit First Salvo In Complete Green Lantern Creative Exodus

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

According to DC's May solicitations, a mass exodus of creative talent is set for the "Green Lantern" family with Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Peter Milligan and Tony Bedard all concluding their time with the Corps.

Writers Best Suited To Take Over

Writers Best Suited To Take Over "Green Lantern"

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With Geoff Johns stepping down as "Green Lantern" writer, CBR puts together the top five most likely candidates to take over one of DC Comics' most beloved and valuable characters.

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2013

DC Comics Solicitations for May, 2013

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Comics has released their full solicitations text and images for product releasing in May, 2013, including the latest from "Justice League of America," "Batman," "Green Lantern" and more.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Hellboy in Hell" #3

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Jennifer Cheng gives "Hellboy in Hell" #3 4 stars, saying series creator Mike Mignola "keeps the humor and offbeat charm of Hellboy himself intact, making for unusual but haunting combination."

When Words Collide - 2/11/2013

When Words Collide - 2/11/2013

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Tim opens THE HELIX FILES and looks back on Howard Chaykin and Don Cameron's short-lived 'Cyberella" to see if the sci-fi satire of 1996 remains worthwhile today.

The X-Men and the Case of the Exploding Communion Wafers

The X-Men and the Case of the Exploding Communion Wafers

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the newest examination of the strangest comic book stories of all-time, CSBG explores when the X-Men foiled a plot involving the revelation that a mutant was pope and exploding Holy Communion wafers.

Stradley Strategizes Dark Horse's

Stradley Strategizes Dark Horse's "Star Wars" Empire

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Randy Stradley, Dark Horse Comics' Vice President of Publishing, shared exciting news on forthcoming Star Wars plans, teasing a "huge" announcement and sharing exclusive looks at upcoming cover art.

Garth Ennis Details His

Garth Ennis Details His "Red Team"

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the first issue of Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak's Dynamite series "Red Team" now on stands, the writer explains how crime is in the eye of the beholder as the story of lawless cops takes shape.

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Don Rosa Explains Why He Quit Comics

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Don Rosa, who drew Disney's "Scrooge McDuck" and "Donald Duck" comics for many years, has written a lengthy and fascinating piece on why he gave up creating comics and did not pursue creator-owned work.

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Carey's New BOOM! Series Is A Sure-Fire

EXCLUSIVE: Mike Carey's New BOOM! Series Is A Sure-Fire "Suicide Risk"

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Mike Carey spoke exclusively with CBR News about his decision to launch his ongoing "Suicide Risk" at BOOM! Studios, a story set to mine unexplored consequences of a world of super-powered people.

Geoff Johns Steps Down As

Geoff Johns Steps Down As "Green Lantern" Writer

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has announced he is stepping down as "Green Lantern" writer after over nine years with the ongoing comic. UPDATED with Doug Mahnke's cover for Johns' final issue.

Cover of the Week - February 6

Cover of the Week - February 6

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Frank Castle meets his maker, Hellboy meets more family members, the Phantom Stranger meets The Spectre, the Sacred Scrolls meet their soggy end and Riley Rossmo meets the dead.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Superior Spider-Man" #3

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Superior Spider-Man" #3 by Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman 4 stars, saying "the technical strength of this story alone is likely to make it one of the greats."

Abandoned & Forsaked: Nightcrawler Was A Priest?

Abandoned & Forsaked: Nightcrawler Was A Priest?

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In CSBG's latest spotlight on abandoned and retconned comic book plots, Brian Cronin takes a look at Nightcrawler's short-lived tenure as an ordained Catholic priest.

Comics A.M. - Graphic Novel Sales Jump 38% Over January 2012

Comics A.M. - Graphic Novel Sales Jump 38% Over January 2012

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Direct market sees big year-over-year gains in January! Dark Horse's "The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia" is top-selling book in U.S.! Interviews with Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Siegel, Steve Hamaker and more!

EXCLUSIVE: Way, Simon & Cloonan on

EXCLUSIVE: Way, Simon & Cloonan on "Fabulous Killjoys'" Evolution

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Announced in 2009, Gerard Way, Shaun Simon & Becky Cloonan's sci-fi epic, "True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," arrives in June and CBR spoke with the team about how the story changed, plus exclusive art.

EXCL PREVIEWS:

EXCL PREVIEWS: "Fatale" #12, "Morning Glories" #24

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image, CBR presents exclusive previews for two of this week's new releases: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' "Fatale" #12 and Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma's "Morning Glories" #24!

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 13

Dynamite Comics On Sale February 13

Mon, February 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale Wednesday, February 13, including "Red Sonja: Unchained" #1, "Garth Ennis' Battlefields" #4 and Jim Zub's "Pathfinder" #5.

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