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The Buy Pile - 4/21/2011

The Buy Pile - 4/21/2011

It's even sailing as there're no jumps, very few true tragedies and nothing seriously wrong. Storybook legends in fancy costumes and Tony Stark humbled by a punchline led the charge to the land of "okay."

The Line It Is Drawn: Fairy Tales

The Line It Is Drawn: Fairy Tales

"Once upon a time" is today as our artists draw your suggested mash-ups of comic book characters and classic fairy tales! Catwoman and Puss 'n' Boots! Kitty Pryde in Wonderland! And more!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #659

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive first look at "Amazing Spider-Man" #659 by Dan Slott, Fred Van Lente and Stefano Caselli. Spidey continues his adventures as a member of the FF on June 27!

Image Comics Solicitations for July, 2011

Image Comics Solicitations for July, 2011

Image has released artwork and solicitation information for new comics on sale in July 2011, including new issues of "The Walking Dead," "Morning Glories," "Shinku," "Super Dinosaur," "Skullkickers" and more. UPDATED WITH NEW ART

Comics A.M. - Kindle to Offer Library Lending; Familiar Faces at DC Entertainment

Comics A.M. - Kindle to Offer Library Lending; Familiar Faces at DC Entertainment

Amazon announces Kindle Library Lending! Former DC Comics editors at DC Entertainment's Creative Affairs division! Japanese man arrested for illegally uploading manga, anime! Plus more!

"Invincible Iron Man's" Stark Future

Once Tony Stark finishes a deadly game of wits with Doctor Octopus, he'll become embroiled in "Fear Itself." We spoke with "Invincible Iron Man" editor Alejandro Arbona about the future of Marvel's brilliant playboy.

Where The Hell Am I - 4/20/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 4/20/2011

This week, Jason Aaron offers aspiring writers a simple piece of advice necessary for anyone who wishes to improve their scripting chops -- Write like your parents are dead.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Super Dinosaur" #1

Doug Zawisza gives Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard's "Super Dinosaur" #1 4.5 stars, calling it "the type of all ages comic that truly plays well to all ages without pandering, demeaning, or flat-out lying."

FIRST LOOK: McCarthy's

FIRST LOOK: McCarthy's "Batman: Gates of Gotham" Art

DC Comics shares an exclusive first look at artist Trevor McCarthy's work on "Batman: Gates of Gotham," the Scott Snyder/Kyle Higgins crime thriller focused on Gotham's past and future.

READ THE FULL ISSUE:

READ THE FULL ISSUE: "Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom" #1

In anticipation of the fourth hardcover collection of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's acclaimed series, IDW Publishing has released the first issue of "Locke and Key: Keys to the Kingdom" #1 in its entirety.

Marvel Releases New

Marvel Releases New "X-Men Evolutions" Variants

Marvel Comics has released new "X-Men Evolutions" variant covers for books shipping in May, featuring the work of artists Patrick Zircher, Paul Renaud, Greg Tocchini, David Yardin and more.

Lee Scores in

Lee Scores in "Doctor Who"

With a new season debuting this week on BBC, Tony Lee spoke with CBR about a certain Time Lord's adventures in comics, including an unexpected foray into football with artist Mark Buckingham.

CBR TV: Jason Rubin Discusses His

CBR TV: Jason Rubin Discusses His "Mysterious Ways"

The creator of "Crash Bandicoot," Jason Rubin, dropped by CBR TV to discuss writing comics, his serial-killer starring Top Cow miniseries "Mysterious Ways" with Tyler Kirkham and Francis Manapul and much more.

Wan and Nelson Create A

Wan and Nelson Create A "Malignant Man"

"Saw" director James Wan and Michael Alan Nelson discuss "Malignant Man," a four-issue miniseries debuting today from BOOM! Studios, in which a terminally ill man finds that things can get worse.

EXCLUSIVE: Full Story from

EXCLUSIVE: Full Story from "Mega City Masters"

Courtesy of Rebellion, CBR exclusively presents John Wagner and Trevor Hairsine's complete "No More Jimmy Deans" story from "Mega City Masters" #3. Featuring an Eric Powell cover, the book is in stores today.

Snyder Sinks His Teeth into

Snyder Sinks His Teeth into "Fittest"

Writer Scott Snyder talks to CBR News about his “American Vampire” miniseries “Survival of the Fittest” with artist Sean Murphy and plans for the ongoing series about a new breed of vampire.

Comics A.M. - Lithuanian Publisher Fined Over

Comics A.M. - Lithuanian Publisher Fined Over "The Simpsons" Comic

Duff Beer gets Lithuanian publisher in hot water! Mike Richardson talks Dark Horse layoffs! Tokyopop's achievements and failures! More on $1 million collection spared by fire! Plus more!

Kirkman Remains

Kirkman Remains "Invincible," Part 2

In part-two of our discussion on his core Image Comics series, Robert Kirkman tells CBR about the supervillain smash-ups ahead for "Invincible" in the wake of "The Viltrumite War" and plans foe #100.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 4/20/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 4/20/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has nearly 60 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, and more!

X-POSITION: Peter David Talks Paying Off Threads in

X-POSITION: Peter David Talks Paying Off Threads in "X-Factor"

"X-Factor" writer Peter David answers emails about team-ups, upcoming surprises, reveals a hero's shocking secret identity and teases that "nothing is forgotten" as far as upcoming stories go.

Pipeline - 4/19/2011

Pipeline - 4/19/2011

TokyoPop is now living the future of comics non-publishing! Are trade sales down because on-line sales are up? Free comic! Phototracing! And Augie's 1978 Batman costume!

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Supergirl" #64

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR News presents an exclusive first look at Mahmud Asrar's cover to "Supergirl" #64, the final part of James Peaty and Bernard Chang's "Good-Looking Corpse" arc.

WC11: Saturday Photo Parade

WC11: Saturday Photo Parade

CBR News presents Day Two of the 2011 WonderCon through our traditional photo parade of cosplayers, Hollywood celebrities, the creme de la creme of comics creators and much more!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Gotham City Sirens" #22

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Gotham City Sirens" #22, chapter three of "Judgment on Gotham." The issue, by Peter Calloway and Andres Guinaldo, hits stores April 20.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Alpha Flight" #0.1

Marvel has released and advance look at "Alpha Flight" #0.1, featuring the return of Canada's greatest superhero team by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Ben Oliver. Featuring a cover by Phil Jimenez, the issue hits May 18.

Mayo Report: March 2011 -

Mayo Report: March 2011 - "FF," "The Walking Dead"

John Mayo crunches the numbers for March 2011, focusing on event marketing, traditional performances by "The Walking Dead" and "Fantastic Four," IDW's Godzilla cover gimmick and more.

The Many Worlds of Molly Crabapple

The Many Worlds of Molly Crabapple

CBR News spoke with Molly Crabapple about her digital comic "Puppet Makers," the Kickstarter-funded animation project "I Have Your Heart," designing the bag for this year's SXSW Interactive Festival and more.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tony Daniel on Dick Grayson, Two-Face & Classic Villains

THE BAT SIGNAL: Tony Daniel on Dick Grayson, Two-Face & Classic Villains

THE BAT SIGNAL returns for a conversation with writer/artist Tony Daniel about the creation of Catgirl, the return of Two-Face and the artistic process behind "Batman."

Talking Comics with Laura Allred

Talking Comics with Laura Allred

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with Laura Allred, Mike Allred's longtime colorist and collaborator, about how she began working together with her artist husband, the power a good colorist has over a comic's art and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "X-Men" #12

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "X-Men" #12, the second chapter in Christopher Yost's "First To Last" storyline. The issue, featuring art by Paco Medina and Dalibor Talajic, hits stores June 1.

Matt Wagner Returns to

Matt Wagner Returns to "Zorro"

Matt Wagner returns to pen more tales of Johnston McCulley's famous swashbuckling hero in Dynamite Entertainment's new series, "Zorro Rides Again," which hits stores this July.

Comics A.M. - Mike Keefe Wins Pulitzer; BOOM! Loses Classic Disney Titles?

Comics A.M. - Mike Keefe Wins Pulitzer; BOOM! Loses Classic Disney Titles?

Denver Post editorial cartoonist wins top prize! BOOM! Studios stops soliciting Classic Disney titles! More on Tokyopop! Stan Sakai honored by Japanese American National Museum! Plus more!

Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman "Walks" On, Part 1

Hard at work on Season 2 of his hit AMC TV series, Robert Kirkman shares with CBR how his Hollywood work has impacted the big plans for his "The Walking Dead" comics work as well as the upcoming zombie video game.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's reviewers weighed in with their thoughts on two dozen new releases, including the latest from "Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish," "Uncanny X-Force," "Batgirl," "Incredible Change-Bots," and more.

EXCLUSIVE:

EXCLUSIVE: "Dark Horse Presents" Grows With Gibbons & Powell

Dark Horse Comics shares with CBR an exclusive first look at Dave Gibbons and Eric Powell's upcoming contributions to its flagship anthology, announced this weekend at Stumptown.

Brian Wood Talks

Brian Wood Talks "Citizen Zee"

Writer Brian Wood spoke with CBR News about "Citizen Zee," the last one-shot issue of "DMZ," and the continuing political relevance of his long-running Vertigo series as it heads towards it's conclusion.

Montclare Assembles the

Montclare Assembles the "Fearsome Four"

CBR spoke with writer Brandon Montclare about his June miniseries, "Fear Itself: Fearsome Four," which sends Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Nighthawk and Frankenstein's monster on a mission to save the Man-Thing.

When Words Collide - 4/18/2011

When Words Collide - 4/18/2011

Tim digs into Jonathan Hickman's "Secret Warriors" and talks about Nick Fury, Brian Michael Bendis and where the lies, conspiracies, double-crosses and other spy-goodness in the Marvel Universe all began.

Aragonés Dips Groo into Conan's Cimmeria

Aragonés Dips Groo into Conan's Cimmeria

Legendary creator Sergio Aragonés shared exclusive details about the upcoming Groo/Conan crossover from Dark Horse, the long-rumored Groo movie, "MAD" TV and much more.

What Do You Think of New Ultimate Spider-Man's Costume?

What Do You Think of New Ultimate Spider-Man's Costume?

We don't know who will end up under the mask after the "Death of Spider-Man," but we know what they'll be wearing. CBR asks what your take is on the new Ultimate Spidey's threads!

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