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"So Where Was Superman Born?" & Other Abandoned Comic Book Stories

Sat, December 29th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Every week, CSBG examines comic book stories & ideas that were abandoned and explained away by later writers, including the latest addition, the depiction of Superman's birth after DC's "Crisis on Infinite Earths!"

Conversing On Comics With David Aja

Conversing On Comics With David Aja

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant speaks with "Hawkeye" artist David Aja about his time on the critically acclaimed book, his views on original art, idea of creative teams and what his formula is for making a great comic.

Axel-In-Charge - 12/28/2012

Axel-In-Charge - 12/28/2012

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Our conversation on the year that was 2012 for Marvel Comics wraps as Axel Alonso says farewell to long runs by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis and more while reviewing what made "Daredevil" and "Hawkeye" hits.

11 Doctors Inhabit Scott & David Tipton's

11 Doctors Inhabit Scott & David Tipton's "Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time"

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The sibling writing team tell CBR about bringing all 11 incarnations of "Doctor Who" to life for the Doctor's 50th anniversary in "Prisoners of Time," their favorite Doctors, villains and more.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #49 - 25

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #49 - 25

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

We enter the Top 50 as CBR's rundown of the best and brightest comics of the year continues with multiple ongoing series saying their farewell, more great graphic novels breaking the ranks and inventive indies you may have missed.

POLL: Spider-Man's Single Status

POLL: Spider-Man's Single Status

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Five years following the erasure of Spider-Man and Mary Jane's marriage in the controversial "One More Day" storyline, CBR wants to know whether you think it worked out well for the wall-crawler!

PREVIEW: Remender & Cassaday's

PREVIEW: Remender & Cassaday's "Uncanny Avengers" #3

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a first look at John Cassaday's pages for "Uncanny Avengers" #3, written by Rick Remender. The Uncanny Avengers face off against the Red Skull's S-Men January 16.

The Buy Pile - 12/28/2012

The Buy Pile - 12/28/2012

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

2012 ends on a downbeat note as literally nothing was good enough to buy, while Spider-Man and the Justice League went out of their way to be terrible. "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," indeed...

"The Avengers," "Dark Knight Rises," "The Walking Dead" Among 2012's Most-Pirated

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic book media made a strong showing on 2012's most-pirated lists, with "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and AMC's "The Walking Dead" earning the dubious honor of having the most estimated illegal downloads.

CBR TV @ NYCC 2012: Mike Richardson & Joshua Williamson on Dark Horse Comics and Captain Midnight

CBR TV @ NYCC 2012: Mike Richardson & Joshua Williamson on Dark Horse Comics and Captain Midnight

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson and "Captain Midnight" writer Joshua Williamson spoke to CBR in New York about the time displaced hero's new journey and the company's future plans.

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

Comic Book Legends Revealed - Comic Creators Vs. The Government

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

This week, did Charles Schulz really write a famous "Peanuts" strip criticizing the IRS? Did the FBI really investigate Walt Kelly's "Pogo" for hidden subversive messages? Find out the answers and more!

Happy 90th Birthday, Stan Lee!

Happy 90th Birthday, Stan Lee!

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Comic book legend Stan Lee turns 90 today, and ROBOT 6 has a tribute to the beloved creator with some favorite photos and a brief history of one of comics' biggest and most well-known names. Excelsior!

Lepp Shakes off the

Lepp Shakes off the "Rust" for Volume Two

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Royden Lepp discusses the second volume of his critically acclaimed "Rust" graphic novels, keeping the overarching mystery going, how he's grown as a writer and the enigmatic Jet Jones.

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REVIEW: "Justice League" #15

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Justice League" #15 4.5 stars, calling the first "Throne of Atlantis" issue by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado "exactly what Justice League titles should deliver."

Commentary Track: Paul Pelletier On

Commentary Track: Paul Pelletier On "Aquaman" #15

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The new artist behind "Aquaman's" adventures dives into his half of "Throne of Atlantis," and Paul Pelletier explains how he's following Ivan Reis while making his mark on the Justice League, Darkseid and more.

Comics A.M. - Production of French-Language Comic Books Surges

Comics A.M. - Production of French-Language Comic Books Surges

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

European Francophone market sees 17th consecutive year of growth! Spider-Man twist leaps into mainstream media! U.K. publisher Nobrow Press launches children's imprint! "Deadman Wonderland" returning from hiatus! Plus more!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible" #99

Fri, December 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's "Invincible" #99. "The Death of Everyone" nears its conclusion January 2.

"Chuck Norris" #1: The Greatest Steve Ditko Comic?

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With "Amazing Spider-Man" ending, the book Steve Ditko launched fifty years ago, CSBG takes a look at another comic book Ditko launched, celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Chuck Norris and the Karate Commandos" #1!

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REVIEW: "Mara" #1

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Greg McElhatton gives "Mara" #1 by Brian Wood and Ming Doyle 4 stars, calling the inaugural issue of the Image series "a fun comic" with "an inventive take on the world of celebrity and sports."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Henrikson's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Henrikson's "To Hell You Ride" #2

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at "To Hell You Ride" #2 written by Lance Henrikson and Joseph Maddrey with art by Tom Mandrake. The small-town Colorado curse releases January 9.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #74 - 50

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #74 - 50

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Our annual countdown of the best comics of the year continues here! The second round of series, graphic novels and comic books from 2012 includes unexpected indie one-shots, heartfelt superhero stories, inventive memoir and more.

PREVIEW: Gillen & Land's

PREVIEW: Gillen & Land's "Iron Man" #6

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has released a first look at Greg Land's pages for "Iron Man" #6 written by Kieron Gillen. The first issue in Gillen's new "The God-Killer" arc begins February 6.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Sniegoski's

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Sniegoski's "Vampirella Strikes" #1

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Courtesy of Dynamite, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Vampirella Strikes" #1 written by Tom Sniegoski, with covers by Michael Turner & Milo Manara. Vampirella's monstrous nature threatens to take control January 2.

Alonso, Wacker & Brevoort Examine the End of

Alonso, Wacker & Brevoort Examine the End of "Amazing" #700

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 one era of Spidey's life came to an end and another began. CBR spoke with Editor Steve Wacker, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort about the issue.

POLL: How Long Will The

POLL: How Long Will The "Superior Spider-Man" Status Quo Last?

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The new status quo for Dan Slott's "Superior Spider-Man" and the man behind the Spidey mask has been revealed. In our latest poll, CBR wants to know how long you think it's going to last!

EXCLUSIVE: Ramos'

EXCLUSIVE: Ramos' "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 Second Print Cover

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Humberto Ramos' second print cover to the series-ending "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 written by Dan Slott.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Amazing Spider-Man" #700

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books, Comic Book Reviews

Doug Zawisza gives "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 4 stars, calling the end of the series by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos "an emotional, impactful and memorable Spider-Man story."

Reger Turns Up the Volume for

Reger Turns Up the Volume for "Emily and the Strangers"

Thu, December 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke recently with Rob Reger, creator of the iconic "Emily the Strange" about his upcoming miniseries with Dark Horse Comics and the connections between art and music.

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #100 - 75

CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012, #100 - 75

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Buckle up for CBR's annual countdown of the very best comics to hit the stands as part one runs the gamut from superhero satire to alternative memoir to horror manga and beyond!

In Your Face Jam - 12/26/2012

In Your Face Jam - 12/26/2012

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Columnist Brett White has just returned from his Christmas vacation, wherein he got a little taste of how the other half lives.

Geoff Johns Redefines

Geoff Johns Redefines "Justice League" With "Throne of Atlantis"

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As Ivan Reis and Joe Prado join DC's "Justice League" for the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover, Geoff Johns describes his long term plans for Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman and Wonder Woman's romance.

Pipeline - 12/26/2012

Pipeline - 12/26/2012

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Augie gives Manga Studio Debut 4 a run through, finds a nice way to create a workflow around creating digital comics and shows off some of his results. Also, who did DC fire by fax in the '90s? Augie has the answer!

When We First Met: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

When We First Met: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With their key role in the Avengers and their upcoming television series, CSBG spotlights the first appearances of the various notable members of S.H.I.E.L.D., from Nick Fury to Maria Hill to Phil Coulson.

POLL:

POLL: "Amazing Spider-Man" #700's Spoiled Ending

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

With Dan Slott's series-concluding issue of "Amazing Spider-Man" finally on comic stands, CBR wants to know if you had the end of the series spoiled for you due to an online leak.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #17

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9" #17 by Andrew Chambliss and Georges Jeanty. Buffy comes face-to-face with Illyria January 9.

Slott's

Slott's "Superior Spider-Man" Revealed

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

As "Amazing Spider-Man" #700 draws the series to a close, the identity of the new Spidey in Dan Slott's Marvel NOW! series "Superior Spider-Man" has been revealed.

Comics A.M. - Tokyo's Comiket to Lose $117,900 Due to Threat Letter

Comics A.M. - Tokyo's Comiket to Lose $117,900 Due to Threat Letter

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Precautions due to threat will cost Comiket $117,900! A closer look at Belgium's recent "Tintin in the Congo" decision! Interviews with Marc Sobel and Monkeybrain Comics co-founder Allison Baker! More best-of-the-year lists!

Stradley's K'Kruhk a

Stradley's K'Kruhk a "Fire Carrier" in "Star Wars: Dark Times"

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with writer Randy Stradley about the new Dark Horse miniseries "Star Wars: Dark Times - Fire Carrier," hope in dark places and exploring a universe without limitations.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/26/2012

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 12/26/2012

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than a dozen previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM!, Dynamite, Monkeybrain and more.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: BKV's

Last Week's Comics Reviewed: BKV's "Saga" #8, BMB's "All-New X-Men" #4

Wed, December 26th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Last week, the CBR Reviews staff looked at over 25 new releases, including the Marvel NOW! titles "Thor: God of Thunder" #3 & "Avengers" #2, plus Francesco Francavilla's "The Black Beetle" #0, "Nightwing" #15 and more.

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