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REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #873

CBR reviewer Doug Zawisza gave "Detective Comics" #873 a 4.5 star review, saying that the current creative team of Scott Snyder and Jock "are doing a great job [of] making this title a must-read."

Living Like A (Tony) Millionaire

Living Like A (Tony) Millionaire

Acclaimed cartoonist Tony Millionaire spoke with CBR News about his new book "Little Maakies on the Prairie," working with Elvis Costello, the difference between writing for adults and children and much more.

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

comiXology Announces Retailer Resale Program

Digital comics distributor comiXology has announced a Digital Storefront Affiliate program which is designed to allow comic store owners to sell digital releases through an integration with the store's website.

J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze

J.G. Jones: Man of Bronze

J.G. Jones discusses his love of Doc Savage, how he came to write the pulp character's title for DC Comics instead of drawing it, teased the forthcoming original graphic novel he's creating for the publisher and more.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Incredible Hulks" #623

Marvel has released an advance look at "Incredible Hulks" #623, by longtime series writer Greg Pak and his new creative partner, artist Dale Eaglesham. Prepare to enter "Planet Savage" on Wednesday, February 23!

Comics A.M. - Day-Early Debut Axed for

Comics A.M. - Day-Early Debut Axed for "Formic Wars," More on Wizard

Marvel cancels day-early debut for "Formic Wars: Burning Earth"! Wizard World's twisting path to becoming a public company! More on Top Cow shake-up! The Comics Code's last years! More!

Busiek And Ross Plot

Busiek And Ross Plot "Kirby: Genesis"

CBR News takes readers inside the story summit behind Dynamite Entertainment's gathering of Jack Kirby's creator-owned characters in one epic by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with an exclusive first look at the #0 issue.

TEASER: The Final Issue of

TEASER: The Final Issue of "Fantastic Four"

Marvel Comics has released a teaser image hinting at the events to come in next month's "Fantastic Four" #588, the final issue of the publisher's long-running series.

Kleefeld on Death, Comics and the Fantastic Four

Kleefeld on Death, Comics and the Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four expert Sean Kleefeld joins CBR for a guest commentary on the concept of death in the Marvel Universe, specifically as seen through the lens of stories starring Marvel's First Family.

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Frenzy, Magma, Cypher

THE AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Frenzy, Magma, Cypher

"Age of X" begins this week and writer Mike Carey joins us for one last installment of AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS. Today, Carey leak's anti-mutant government operative Henry Peter Gyrich's profiles on Frenzy, Magma and Cypher.

Marvel Unleashes

Marvel Unleashes "Herc" In April

Marvel has announced that Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente will follow up "Chaos War" with an all-new series starring the Prince of Power. "Herc," featuring art by Neil Edwards, faces off against "Fear Itself" in April.

Where The Hell Am I - 1/26/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 1/26/2011

Jason Aaron is joined by some of his comic book friends to illustrate the importance of having your own work space when you live a freelancer's life, be it a room in your house, an office park rental or something else.

Four More

Four More "Fantastic" Death Ideas

In light of yesterday's media frenzy surrounding the death of a Fantastic Four member, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan offers up four more comic book characters whose deaths might elicit similar responses.

COMMENTARY TRACK:

COMMENTARY TRACK: "Skullkickers" #5

Writer Jim Zubkavich joined CBR News for an exclusive and extensive analysis of the latest issue of "Skullkickers," his critically acclaimed swords-and-sorcery buddy comedy published through Image Comics.

Espenson and Kessler on

Espenson and Kessler on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales"

Whedonverse veteran Jane Espenson and novelist Jackie Kessler spoke with CBR about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Tales," an oversized hardcover collecting stories of Slayers and vampires beyond the usual cast.

Retailers Respond To

Retailers Respond To "Fantastic Four" #587

CBR News reaches out to comic shop owners and managers from coast to coast to see what kind of business they drew on Tuesday for Marvel's nationally-promoted "Death Bag" issue of "Fantastic Four" and how it affects their stores.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Emma" #1

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Emma" #1 by NYT best-selling writer Nancy Butler and "Dapper Men" artist Janet K. Lee. The world of nineteenth century romance comes to comics Wednesday, March 2.

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

The Line It Is Drawn: Star Trek

Spock and Namor! Oprah and Uhura! Magneto vs. the Borg! See your favorite comic characters interact with your favorite Star Trek characters, as drawn by our artists! And be sure to make your suggestions for next week's topic!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Batman & Robin" #20

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman and Robin" #20, the first issue by the new creative team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. The issue, sporting covers by Gleason and Gene Ha, hits stores Wednesday, February 9.

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Return

Jeffrey Brown spoke with CBR about his process, humor, how the new volume of "Change-Bots" is more than just parody and why transforming robot comics aren't as different a project for him as it might seem to his fans.

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

X-POSITION: Nick Lowe

Marvel Comics' newly-promoted Senior Editor and X-Men Group Editor Nick Lowe returns to X-POSITION and answers emails directly from you, the fans! Come and see what he has to say!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

DC Comics has released a preview of "Brightest Day" #19, the first battle in the long-brewing Aquawar by Geoff Johns Peter Jomasi, Ican Rei and more. The war for the Earth's oceans breaks out on Wednesday, February 2.

Quesada Illustrates

Quesada Illustrates "Fantastic Four" #587 Second Print Cover

Marvel Comics has released the Joe Quesada illustrated second printing variant cover for the sold out "Fantastic Four" #587, written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Steve Epting.

Beyond

Beyond "The Boys" #50

Writer Garth Ennis unpacks the revelations at the heart of the current arc, explaining how 9/11 looms large in his superhero satire, Butcher's past and how Wee Hughie prepares for the end.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/26/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 70 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Is There a Special Surprise in

Is There a Special Surprise in "Fantastic Four" #587?

Reports began circulating late Tuesday afternoon that Marvel had included a little surprise inside those poly bagged issues of “Fantastic Four” #587 – a limited number signed by writer Jonathan Hickman.

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

MORNING GLORY DAYS: Tricks of the Trade

In this month's installment, we spoke with writer Nick Spencer and artist Joe Eisma about their work on "Morning Glories" #6, an issue filled with new characters, new stories and at least one game-changing revelation.

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Green Arrow" #8

DC Comics has released a preview for "Green Arrow" #8 by J.T. Krul and Diogenes Neves with covers by Mauro Cascioli and David Mack. The "Brightest Day"-linked storyline continues tomorrow, January 26.

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

Pipeline - 1/25/2011

It's time to say good-bye to "Wizard Magazine," and also time to dance on its grave. Also, is the two dollar digital comic the wave of the future? Augie has a proposal for potential digital publishers to mull over.

Hickman's

Hickman's "Fantastic" Theorem of "Three"

"Fantastic Four" #587 is in stores now, and one member of the titular team is no longer among the living. We spoke with Jonathan Hickman about the issue, the character that dies and the resulting fallout in the Marvel U.

Burnham Haunts “Ghostbusters: Infestation”

Burnham Haunts “Ghostbusters: Infestation”

When there're inter-dimensional zombies in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? CBR spoke with writer Erik Burnham about the two-issue “Ghostbusters: Infestation,” which ties into IDW's first crossover event.

When Words Collide - 1/25/2011

When Words Collide - 1/25/2011

Tim begins a lengthy look at Daredevil with the help of CBR reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay. From Stan Lee to Ann Nocenti and Ed Brubaker, they discuss the essentials of the Man Without Fear in "The Daredevil Dialogues."

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Fantastic Four" #587

CBR reviewer Benjamin Birdie gives "Fantastic Four" #587 a 4.5 star review saying the finale to Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Three" storyline is "worthy of the attention it’s getting, but for all the right reasons."

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "The Darkness" #89

Courtesy of Top Cow and Image Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "The Darkness" #89 by Joshua Fialkov and Matt TImson with a cover by Timson. The issue hits stores tomorrow, January 26.

Milligan Sharpens the Swords of the

Milligan Sharpens the Swords of the "5 Ronin"

In March, Peter Milligan and a bevy of talented artists kick off the weekly miniseries "5 Ronin." We spoke with Milligan about the project which reimagines five of Marvel's most dangerous characters in feudal Japan.

Comics A.M. - More Details on

Comics A.M. - More Details on "Wizard" Closing; Did Comics Code End in 2009?

Details emerge on "Wizard" and "ToyFare" folding, industry reacts! Did Comics Code Authority fade away in 2009? Graphic.ly raised $3 million! Massive layoffs at Disney Interactive! Plus more!

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Wonder Woman" #606

DC Comics has released a preview for "Wonder Woman" #606, the continuation of J. Michael Straczynski's re-imagining of the Amazonian princess. Written by JMS and Phil Hester, the issue hits stores tomorrow, January 26.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Thor" #620

Marvel Comics has released an advance preview of "Thor" #620 by writer Matt Fraction and artist Pasqual Ferry. The issue, featuring a cover by Ferry, hits stores Wednesday, February 23.

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last Week's Comics Reviewed

Last week, CBR's review staff weighed in with their thoughts on two dozen new releases, including "Scarlet" #4, "Memoir" #1, "Wolverine and Jubilee" #1, "Young Justice" #0 and others.

Parks Talks “The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro”

Parks Talks “The Lone Ranger/Zorro: The Death of Zorro”

Series writer Ande Parks spoke with CBR about the challenges of bringing the two iconic heroes from different eras together through the ages for an unforgettable team-up – and no, time travel is not involved.

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