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Cover of the Week - January 2

Cover of the Week - January 2

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This week, Jean Grey strolls down memory lane, Terry McGinnis faces one of 10,000 clowns, Josephine goes on the run, magenta rules "The Manhattan Projects" and John Ka enjoys the sunrise.

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REVIEW: "Daredevil: End of Days" #4

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

James Hunt gives "Daredevil: End of Days" #4 4.5 stars, calling the issue by Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and Alex Maleev "simply a must-read for fans of the character."

Comics A.M. - Batmobile Case Heats Up; 600 X-Men Comics Stolen

Comics A.M. - Batmobile Case Heats Up; 600 X-Men Comics Stolen

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legal battle over Batmobile replicas revs up! Thief makes off with 600 X-Men comics in Nebraska! A look at the thriving "Star Wars" franchise! Test-driving Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited! Plus more!

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 9

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 9

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale Wednesday, January 9, including "Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin" #1 & "George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones" #12.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Death of the Family" Continues in "Detective Comics" #16

Mon, January 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics" #16, a "Death of the Family" tie-in by John Layman & Jason Fabok. Batman cuts a haunting deal with The Penguin January 9.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: David Schulner's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: David Schulner's "Clone" #3

Sun, January 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at David Schulner's "Clone" #3. The next issue of the Skybound title, illustrated by Juan Jose Ryp and Felix Serrano, appears in stores January 9.

"So When Exactly Did Lex Luthor & Clark Kent Meet?" & More Abandoned Comic Book Stories

Sun, January 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the return of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor's Smallville connection after "Crisis" erased it.

Back and forth with

Back and forth with "The Boys"

Sun, January 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

JK Parkin and Chris Mautner from ROBOT 6 go in deep on "The Boys," the recently wrapped superhero satire series by Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson and more.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jackie O, Comic Book Editor?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Jackie O, Comic Book Editor?

Sun, January 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the final installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn how Jackie Onassis was once the world's most famous comic book editor! Plus, the strange story of how Adam Strange first met the Justice League!

Shelf Porn from Malaysia

Shelf Porn from Malaysia

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Andy and Iylia from Kuala Lumpur share their collection of comics, statues and more with ROBOT 6. Also find out how you can submit your collection for inclusion in a future SHELF PORN!

TOYING AROUND:

TOYING AROUND: "Iron Man 3," G.I. Joe & Django All Unchained

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The end of 2012 and beginning of the New Year has brought plenty of newly announced toy lines like Power Lords and "Django Unchained," plus new additions to MiniMates, ARTFX and more!

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Mind the Gap" #7

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Mind the Gap" #7. Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo and Sonia Oback's out of body mystery continues January 9.

"People Other Than Thor Lifting Mjolnir" & More Comic Book Patterns

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CSBG's collection of recurring comic book events includes the most recent addition, all the times when Marvel characters other than Thor lifted his enchanted hammer, Mjolnir.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Was Alan Moore Going to Write Superman?

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the second installment of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, discover if Alan Moore was originally going to continue writing Superman after "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

Cullen Bunn & Joelle Jones Get Brutal with

Cullen Bunn & Joelle Jones Get Brutal with "Helheim"

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Brigid Alverson spoke with Cullen Bunn & Joelle Jones, the creative team behind Oni's upcoming "Viking-era Frankenstein" comic book, "Helheim." The first issue goes on sale in March.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan" #1

Sat, January 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Mateus Santolouco & Erik Burnham's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan" #1. The Shredder's origin is revealed January 9.

Axel-In-Charge - 1/4/2013

Axel-In-Charge - 1/4/2013

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

For his first column of the new year, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso looks forward to see how Cosmic titles will tie the Marvel U together, the 50th anniversary of the X-Men and some of the major goals for 2013.

DC Runs Down Most Ordered

DC Runs Down Most Ordered "JLA" State Variants

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following a marketing move that already made headlines, DC Comics is promoting its 53 variants for "Justice League of America" #1 as a state-by-state contest currently led by Texas.

Jon Lewis Returns to the

Jon Lewis Returns to the "True Swamp"

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Jon Lewis talks about the new edition of his classic comic "True Swamp" from Uncivilized Books, why he returned to the project years later, remembers the '90s Seattle comics scene, and more.

Misfits and Outsiders Form Humphries'

Misfits and Outsiders Form Humphries' "Uncanny X-Force"

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the first volume of "Uncanny X-Force" concluded, CBR spoke with incoming writer Sam Humphries about how Rick Remender's run will impact his run this January as part of Marvel NOW!

Conversing on Comics with Warren Ellis

Conversing on Comics with Warren Ellis

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

After the release of his latest novel "Gun Machine" earlier this week, writer Warren Ellis spoke with ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant about the future of his career, of comics and his place in it all.

PREVIEW: Charlie Adlard's 100th Issue of

PREVIEW: Charlie Adlard's 100th Issue of "The Walking Dead"

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Image Comics has released a preview of "The Walking Dead" #106 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard. The issue marks Adlard's 100th of the series and goes on sale January 9.

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REVIEW: "Punk Rock Jesus" #6

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "Punk Rock Jesus" #6 4.5 stars, calling the conclusion to Sean Murphy's Vertigo miniseries "breathtaking, fearless and exactly the kind of comics the medium needs more of."

POLL: Which of CBR's Top Ten Comics of 2012 Was Your Favorite?

POLL: Which of CBR's Top Ten Comics of 2012 Was Your Favorite?

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, CBR's staff gave our picks for the Top 100 Comics of 2012, and today CBR asks, which of our Top Ten titles was your personal favorite?

Inside

Inside "Hellboy In Hell" #2 With Mike Mignola

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

A mythologically heavy installment of Hellboy's journey to his homeland hit this week, and Mike Mignola explains the secrets of Satan, Hellboys' father, Dickensian story structure and more from "Hellboy In Hell" #2.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Ditko, Osborn and the Green Goblin

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the first of CSBG's three-part 400th edition celebration, learn whether Steve Ditko really disagreed with Norman Osborn being the Green Goblin! Plus, how did the Son of Sam investigation lead to DC Comics' offices?

Peter David

Peter David "Doing Better Every Day," Will Undergo Rehabilitation

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following a stroke just before the New Year, fan-favorite comic writer Peter David continues to recover and will undergo in-patient rehabilitation once he's released from the hospital.

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REVIEW: "All-New X-Men" #5

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Kelly Thompson gives "All-New X-Men" #5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen 4.5 stars, saying Bendis "writes with a confidence that announces he knows exactly where he wants the series to go."

Fraser Kicks Off

Fraser Kicks Off "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time"

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Artist Simon Fraser speaks out about penciling the first issue of IDW's ambitious new miniseries featuring a different artist drawing a different TV incarnation of Doctor Who every issue.

Remember When the Punisher Was A Supernatural Avenging Angel?

Remember When the Punisher Was A Supernatural Avenging Angel?

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In the debut of their new feature spotlighting notable dropped storylines, CSBG takes a look at the short-lived stint in the 1990s when the Punisher died and was resurrected as a supernatural avenging angel.

Comics A.M. - National Cartoonists Society Splits Webcomics Award

Comics A.M. - National Cartoonists Society Splits Webcomics Award

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

National Cartoonists Society splits fledgling webcomics award into short-form and long-form categories! Charles Chilton passes away. A look at manga censorship! Mike Mignola talks Hellboy! Plus much more!

The Buy Pile - 1/4/2013

The Buy Pile - 1/4/2013

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

For an unprecedented second week in a row, Hannibal found nothing was good enough to buy, despite Batman's swan song, Iron Man star-gazing and Cyclops feeling bad in two separate ages. Oy.

Remembering Peter Parker: The Importance of the Amazing Spider-Man

Remembering Peter Parker: The Importance of the Amazing Spider-Man

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following the release of the final issue of "Amazing Spider-Man," Howard Mackie, Danny Fingeroth, Fabian Nicieza, Mike Zeck and others share memories and anecdotes about Peter Parker and his costumed alter-ego.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 9, 2013

Marvel Comics On Sale January 9, 2013

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new titles on sale next Wednesday including "Avengers Arena" #3, "Thunderbolts" #3, "Superior Spider-Man" #1 and many more.

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EXCLUSIVE: "New Crusaders" Strike Back In "Dark Tomorrow" Variants

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

This spring, Red Circle's "New Crusaders" series sets down a new path with the "Dark Tomorrow" story, and Archie Comics shared exclusive variants from Ben Bates and Phil Jimenez.

Yost Explores

Yost Explores "Avenging Spider-Man's" Superiority Complex

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

With the true identity of the new "Superior Spider-Man" revealed, CBR News spoke with writer Chris Yost about his plans for the new wall-crawler in his "Avenging Spider-Man" series.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Supurbia" #3

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Grace Randolph's "Supurbia" #3. Featuring art by Russell Dauterman and covers by Dauterman and Stéphane Roux, the issue hits January 9.

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REVIEW: "American Vampire" #34

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire" #34 4.5 stars, calling Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's final issue before the series break "a collage of imagery that teases what is yet to come when [the series] returns from hiatus."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Fraction and Bagley's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Fraction and Bagley's "Fantastic Four" #3

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley's "Fantastic Four" #3. The off-Earth adventures of Marvel's First Family continue on January 9!

POLL: Which 2013 Series Debut Are You Most Looking Forward To?

POLL: Which 2013 Series Debut Are You Most Looking Forward To?

Thu, January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR asks which of 2013's upcoming series you're most looking forward to, from Johns and Finch's "Justice League of America" to Bendis and McNiven's "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Joe Casey's "Sex" and more!

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