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Tilting at Windmills - 6/9/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 6/9/2011

Is 52 the magic number? Brian Hibbs is back with an in-depth look at DC Comics' September relaunch and how it all fits in to the modern-day realities of the Direct Market.

Marvel Comics on Sale June 15, 2011

Marvel Comics on Sale June 15, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Daken: Dark Wolverine" #10, "Generation Hope" #8, "Hulk" #35, "Uncanny X-Men" #538 and many more.

DC's Relaunch: All the News So Far

DC's Relaunch: All the News So Far

With only four more announcements remaining, catch up on all the news thus far regarding DC's line-wide September relaunch of its superhero titles from new titles and creative teams to how this affects retailers.

Cornell Summons

Cornell Summons "Demon Knights"

Etrigan rises again in "Demon Knights," a new ongoing series by Paul Cornell and Diogenes Neves, part of DC Comics’ September relaunch. CBR News spoke with Cornell about the Medieval DCU series.

EXCLUSIVE: Bedard & Guara Launch

EXCLUSIVE: Bedard & Guara Launch "Blue Beetle"

As part of DC Comics 52-series relaunch of their line, the publisher is bringing back El Paso's finest teen hero as Tony Bedard and Ig Guara kick off a new "Blue Beetle" monthly, and CBR has the EXCLUSIVE first look.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Ghost Rider" #0.1

Doug Zawisza gives 4.5 stars to Rob Williams and Matthew Clark's "Ghost Rider" #0.1, calling the book "exactly what the 'Point One' initiative from Marvel should be... makes me want more. Now."

Way Institutionalizes

Way Institutionalizes "Deadpool"

When Deadpool provokes the Hulk into a fight, the resulting melee lands the Merc with a Mouth in a British insane asylum for super villains. CBR News spoke with writer Daniel Way about his plans for the book.

The Buy Pile - 6/9/2011

The Buy Pile - 6/9/2011

Loki, Deathstroke, Deadpool and The Crusader all brought it home for a week where tennis comics failed powerfully, mini-Hulks don't amuse and DC titles trundle on towards obsolescence.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Alpha Flight" #1

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive 6-page preview of Greg Pak, Fred van Lente and Dale Eaglesham's "Alpha Flight" #1. The "Fear Itself" tie-in mini launches on June 15.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Fear Itself" #4

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR News presents an unlettered preview of "Fear Itself" #4 by Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen. With the country in flames, Steve Rogers enters the fray on July 20, 2011.

Playing With The Walking Dead

Playing With The Walking Dead

CBR News spoke with the makers of the upcoming "Walking Dead Board Game" to see how they captured the intensity of the comic in a playable format.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Avengers" #14

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Avengers" #14, a "Fear Itself" tie-in from the team of Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. The issue, with a Alan Davis cover, hits June 15.

The Line It Is Drawn: New DC Comics #1s

The Line It Is Drawn: New DC Comics #1s

The Line It Is Drawn sets its sights on DC Comics' current relaunch news with a gallery of your suggestions for brand-new DC #1 titles! Check them out and make your suggestions for next week's topic!

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Makes Final Changes

Spider-Man musical in "frozen" form ahead of Tuesday's opening! Another potential bidder emerges for Borders! History of DC reboots! Interviews with Diana Schutz, Scott Snyder, Chris Sprouse!

Valiant Names Publisher, Executive Editor in Pierce & Simons

Valiant Names Publisher, Executive Editor in Pierce & Simons

A former executive from the original Valiant run as well as a longtime Wizard Magazine leader and the editor behind Marvel hits like "Thor" have joined Valiant Entertainment as Fred Pierce and Warren Simons speak exclusively to CBR.

Martian Manhunter's

Martian Manhunter's "Stormwatch," "Deathstroke" In DC's Latest

The next wave of relaunch titles from DC Comics includes Paul Cornell's DC/WildStorm mashup of "Stormwatch," new series for "Deathstroke" and "Sgt. Rock" and Dan Didio's "OMAC."

Jurgens Takes Aim at

Jurgens Takes Aim at "Green Arrow," "Justice League International"

Dan Jurgens spoke with CBR News about writing the adventures of the new "Justice League International" while illustrating a revamped "Green Arrow" as part of DC Comics line-wide September relaunch.

"Uncanny X-Men" Ends In October

As part and parcel of the incoming "Schism" crossover, Marvel Comics will effectively end the last series whose number has been continuous from the Silver Age to now with "Uncanny X-Men" #544 in October.

DC Launches Green Lantern App

DC Launches Green Lantern App

With just over a week until the theatrical release of "Green Lantern," DC Entertainment releases a dedicated iPad/iPhone app to contain the emerald warrior's adventures, from comics to film and more.

Daredevil Returns To

Daredevil Returns To "New Avengers"

Brian Bendis puts the character he broke down back on the path to Marvel Universe redemption as Daredevil joins the New Avengers in September in advance of the anticipated "End of Days" series. UPDATED

Bunn Confronts the Fears of the FF and Black Widow

Bunn Confronts the Fears of the FF and Black Widow

"Fear Itself" has given rise to a Marvel Universe-wide series of crises. In the "Fear Itself: Black Widow" and "Fear Itself: FF" one-shots, writer Cullen Bunn examines two of them in detail.

Moore on

Moore on "Rachel Rising," "Echo," Digital Comics and More

Terry Moore spoke with CBR about the conclusion of "Echo," the premiere of "Rachel Rising," his "How to Draw Women" book and "Fables" before offering a critique on the status of digital comics.

The Avengers Invade

The Avengers Invade "Spider-Island"

Christopher Yost & Mike McKone take Earth's Mightiest Heroes to "Spider-Island" in "Spider-Island: Avengers" #1, debuting in September with a Leinil Yu cover, and the team of Hawkeye, Jewel, Ms. Marvel and...Frog-Man?

Pop! - 6/8/2011

Pop! - 6/8/2011

George examines superstar artist Ron Garney's career path from re-discovering the medium with "Secret Wars" to working on titles like "Captain America" with Mark Waid and "Wolverine" with Jason Aaron.

Lemire Discovers the Dark Sides of

Lemire Discovers the Dark Sides of "Animal Man" & "Frankenstein"

Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Lemire sheds light on his two DC Comics "dark side" titles, "Animal Man" and "Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.," set to launch alongside 50 other new books in the revamped DCU.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Beechen Expands The World of

THE BAT SIGNAL: Beechen Expands The World of "Batman Beyond"

The DC series based on the animated favorite grows bigger as Adam Beechen explains why the Justice League's missions, the return of Blight and shadowy hackers all impact what's next for "Batman Beyond."

Marvel:

Marvel: "'Schism' is the X-Men's 'Civil War'"

Marvel has released a new teaser for the upcoming Jason Aaron-scripted "Schism" event calling it the X-Men's "Civil War" and hinting at its ties to the company-wide "Fear Itself" storyline.

Teen Titans, Legion Highlight Latest DC Comics Relaunch News

Teen Titans, Legion Highlight Latest DC Comics Relaunch News

Today's DC Comics' relaunch announcement is teen-centric, with news on new Legion titles, Static, a Scott Lobdell-helmed "Teen Titans" and a Rob Liefeld-illustrated Hawk & Dove ongoing series.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/8/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 6/8/2011

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

What We Know (and Don't) About the DC Relaunch

What We Know (and Don't) About the DC Relaunch

With all the news about DC's upcoming relaunch coming in fast, ROBOT 6's Sean T. Collins takes a look at what we've learned about DC plans for September and beyond based on current information.

X-POSITION: Yost Talks Mutants and Evolution

X-POSITION: Yost Talks Mutants and Evolution

"X-Men" writer Christopher Yost swings by X-POSITION this week to answer questions about his current "First to Last" arc and discusses the threat that could end humanity altogether!

EXCL. PREVIEW:

EXCL. PREVIEW: "Kevin Keller" #1

Courtesy of Archie Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Kevin Keller" #1 by writer/artist Dan Parent. Find out what Kevin's life was like before he moved to Riverdale this Wednesday, June 8!

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PREVIEW: "X-Men: Schism" #1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an unlettered preview of "X-Men: Schism" #1 by Jason Aaron and Carlos Pacheco. With Cyclops and Wolverine at odds, the X-Men civil war ignites on July 13, 2011.

Pipeline - 6/7/2011

Pipeline - 6/7/2011

Augie rounds up his thoughts on the big DC Comics news of the past week. Are their digital comics good enough? Is this just the DC Ultimate Universe or a potential "Watchmen" #1? Plus, more!

Gillen Maps Out His

Gillen Maps Out His "Journey Into Mystery"

In "Journey Into Mystery," the Asgardian god Loki has set out on a spy mission against the Serpent, the all-powerful antagonist of "Fear Itself." We spoke with writer Kieron Gillen about his plans for the series.

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Glass Overhauls the

FLASHPOINT FACTS: Glass Overhauls the "Legion of Doom"

"Supernatural" producer Adam Glass is re-imagining some of the most sinister villains of all time for "Flashpoint: Legion of Doom," featuring Heat Wave, Black Manta, Animal Man and a repurposed Hall of Doom.

Langridge Adapts Burroughs

Langridge Adapts Burroughs "John Carter" for Marvel

This September, Roger Langridge will adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs "John Carter: A Princess of Mars" in a 5-issue Marvel Comics miniseries with art by Filipe Andrade and covers by Skottie Young.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "The Scourge" #4

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Scourge" #4, by Scott Lobdell and Eric Battle. New York City finds itself under siege this Wednesday, June 8!

"Voodoo," "Resurrection Man" Join DC's Dark Side

Five new DC Comics series focus on the darker side of the DCU including Scott Snyder's "Swamp Thing" and Peter Milligan's "Justice League Dark." UPDATED: Wildstorm joins the new DCU with "Voodoo," "Resurrection Man."

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Boondock Saints: Mob War" #2

12 Gauge Comics has given CBR an exclusive look at "Boondock Saints: Mob War" #2, the finale of the latest Boondock Saints saga by Troy Dufffy, J.B. Love and Guus Floor, in stores June 8.

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