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Sturges Enchants

Sturges Enchants "Doctor Who: A Fairytale Life"

A long-time fan of the iconic British character, writer Matthew Sturges tells CBR about his enthusiasm for writing the Doctor and what he has planned for the miniseries drawn by Kelly Yates.

THE BAT SIGNAL: Bryan Q. Miller

THE BAT SIGNAL: Bryan Q. Miller

Bryan Q. Miller discussed plans for the ongoing "Batgirl" series, including the current year's major arc, increasing Stephanie's support network beyond Gotham and what the "Death of Oracle" means for Team Batgirl.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Bob Kane -- pop songwriter? Judd Winick -- Pulitzer Prize winner? Find out the truth in this week's COMIC BOOK LEGENDS REVEALED, along with an interesting hidden message from the last issue of a Marvel Comics title!

"Oh, Brother!," it's Jay Stephens

Award-winning cartoonist Jay Stephens spoke with CBR News about his move to the daily comics page with "Oh, Brother!," working in a new medium and the upcoming AdHouse collection of "Oddville."

"Captain America" Poster Debuts

Chris Evans sets out to "Avenge" in the first full theatrical poster for "Captain America: The First Avenger" – Marvel Studios' summer period action epic whose trailer will debut during the Superbowl.

ADVANCE PREVIEW:

ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Captain America" & Crossbones"

Marvel Comics has released an advance look March's "Captain America and Crossbones" one-shot, written by William Harms with art by Declan Shalvey and a Greg Tocchini cover.

Comics A.M. - Bad January for Direct Market; Online Piracy Helps Anime Sales?

Comics A.M. - Bad January for Direct Market; Online Piracy Helps Anime Sales?

Sales plummet in January -- but is it because fewer comics shipped? Study concludes online piracy of anime increases DVD sales! "One Piece" breaks another record! Dark Horse at 25! More!

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Sweet Tooth" #18

CBR reviewer Greg McElhatton gave "Sweet Tooth" #18 4 stars calling Jeff Lemire's experimental sideways children's book issue a "shift [which] fit the series overall both artistically and thematically."

DC Unveils Five

DC Unveils Five "Flashpoint" Icons

As possible tie-ins to DC's 14 support mini series for Geoff Johns' next event, the alternate lives of heroes and villains from Cyborg to Deathstroke are hinted at in the latest "Flashpoint" icons.

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Cover Homages

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Cover Homages

Cover homages are the theme for this edition of our reader-suggestion art gallery! check out the mash-ups our artists drew based on your suggestions and be sure to subim your idea for next week's Valentine's-inspired theme

PREVIEW:

PREVIEW: "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #7

DC Comics has released a preview of "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors" #7 by Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin with Rodolfo Migliari and Felipe Massafera on covers. The prelude to "War of the Green Lanterns" hits February 9.

TEASER: Bendis & Maleev's

TEASER: Bendis & Maleev's "Moon Knight"

Marvel has released a teaser image for Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's "Moon Knight" series incorporating aspects of Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America and saying "All the Avengers You'll Ever Need."

The Hoebers Embark On

The Hoebers Embark On "The Mission"

"RED" screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber make the leap to the paneled page with "The Mission," a new Image Comics and Collider Entertainment title about a man recruited to participate in the war between good and evil.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale February 9, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "New Avengers" #9, "Onslaught Unleashed" #1, "Ultimate Comics Captain America" #2 and many more.

Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

Voting Opens For Stan Lee Awards

The cornerstone contest of Mark Millar's incoming Kapow! Comic-Con is open for voting, and ROBOT 6 has all the information on which creators, comics and movies are nominated for the Stan Lee Awards.

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In

Aaron Hits the Bullseye In "PunisherMAX"

"PunisherMAX" returns from its hiatus with next week's release of issue #10, the penultimate issue of the current arc. We spoke with writer Jason Aaron about "Bullseye" and the next arc, a story simply titled "Frank."

"Chew" Goes Scratch N' Sniff For San Diego

John Layman and Rob Guillory's delectable Image Comics series will get an interactive twist come July as the pair announce Scratch N' Sniff variant cover for sale at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Wiebe Launches

Wiebe Launches "The Intrepids"

We spoke with Kurtis J. Wiebe, writer of "The Intrepids," a new Image miniseries about a group of technologically-enhanced orphans that chase down mad scientists at the behest of their leader, an inventor named Dante.

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

Are Teasers Big Comics Pleasers?

In light of the industry's increased use of teaser campaigns this past year, ROBOT 6's Chris Arrant spoke with several comic book marketing experts about the use and effectiveness of them in promoting comic book sales.

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

The Buy Pile - 2/3/2011

Peter Parker and Ayla Ranzz bring some of the biggest surprises in a week that also took us to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and played a board game, despite Invincible and Ultimate Panther embarrassing themselves.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #153. Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli and David Lafuente present "Death of Spider-Man: Prelude" on February 9.

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

2010 Year End Sales Analysis

John Mayo breaks down direct market comic book and graphic novel sales trends for 2010, with "Avengers" #1 leading the pack of monthly comics and "The Walking Dead" vol. 1 easily topping the trade paperback charts.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #19

Doug Zawisza gives "Brightest Day" #19 4 stars, saying that the Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi scripted event series is consistently entertaining while providing wonderful art as the Aquawar kicks into high gear.

Williams Soars with

Williams Soars with "Captain America and Falcon"

This March, Marvel will release a series of one-shots in honor of Captain America's 70th Anniversary. CBR caught up with Rob Williams about the book, Falcon's past and the character's homecoming.

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Registration Tips, Pledge for "a Strong Borders"

Primer for Saturday's online registration for Comic-Con! Borders responds to bankruptcy reports! Marvel goes Chrome! Archie's Kevin Keller returns! Eric Powell removes video! Plus more!

Tony Harris Kickstarts

Tony Harris Kickstarts "ROUNDEYE: For Love"

"Ex Machina" and "War Heroes" artist Tony Harris spoke with CBR News on how he took his labor of love adventure comic from a fully self-published project to an IDW serial through the use of Kickstarter.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Fathom: Blue Descent" #2

Courtesy of Aspen Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Fathom: Blue Descent" #2 by David Schwartz and Scott Clark with covers by Clark, Billy Tan and Michael Turner. The adventure continues on February 9.

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Dan DiDio

REIGN OF THE DOOMSAYERS: Dan DiDio

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio stops by CBR News to talk writing "Outsiders" as it runs into the Eradicator-crushing "Reign of Doomsday" event. Plus, an exclusive first look at Batman's return to the team!

Zhang & Johnson Explore Chinese Horror with

Zhang & Johnson Explore Chinese Horror with "Daomu"

Concept Art House and Image Comics present American edition of "Daomu," a graphic novel series based on the best-selling "Dao Mu Bi Ji" Chinese novels as adapted by James Zhang and Colin Johnson.

"G.I. Joe" Writers Declare "Cobra Civil War"

Writers Chuck Dixon and Mike Costa and editor Andy Schmidt spoke with CBR News about life after Cobra Commander, "Cobra Civil War" and what to expect from IDW's new ongoing "Joe" titles.

FIRST LOOK: Hellboy, Witchfinder Covers

FIRST LOOK: Hellboy, Witchfinder Covers

Dark Horse has provided CBR News with an exclusive First Look at Richard Corben's cover for "Hellboy: Being Human" featuring Roger the Homunculus and Mike Mignola's cover for "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever."

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In a special bonus edition of CBLR, learn which Silver Age Green Lantern villain was based on one of Batman's creators! Also, how close did Humphrey Bogart come to appearing in an issue of "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos?"

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

X-POSITION: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way

X-writers Marjorie Liu and Daniel Way stop by X-POSITION to answer your questions and share a surprising announcement regarding the future of "Daken: Dark Wolverine."

Comics A.M. - Borders Bankruptcy Looms;

Comics A.M. - Borders Bankruptcy Looms; "Mystery Men" Trademark?

Borders Group may file for bankruptcy as early as next week! Marvel's "Who Are the Mystery Men?" teaser sparks trademark questions! Archie resolves dispute over Indian film! Stolen "Venom" pages!

Marvel's Taco Bell Comics Sport Beefy Creative Teams

Marvel's Taco Bell Comics Sport Beefy Creative Teams

The creative teams for Marvel and Taco Bell's kids meal comic books sports a line-up of talent including Paul Tobin, Steve McNiven, Brian Clevinger, Craig Rousseau and more. ROBOT 6 has details.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/2/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 2/2/2011

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, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

Pipeline - 2/1/2011

Pipeline - 2/1/2011

Augie has an early review of this week's "Daytripper" collection from Vertigo and likes what he reads. A lot And what can/should we do for creator owned comics in a distribution system that's not built for them?

EXCL Previews:

EXCL Previews: "Doctor Solar," "Mighty Samson"

Dark Horse, CBR presents exclusive previews of Jim Shooter's "Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom" #5 and "Mighty Samson" #2, featuring art by Roger Robinson and Agustin Alessio on "Solar" and Pat Oliffe on "Samson."

TEASER: Introducing The Red Hulk's Rogues Gallery

TEASER: Introducing The Red Hulk's Rogues Gallery

Marvel Comics has released a teaser image introducing fans to a sneak peek at the Red Hulk's new rogues gallery as depicted by Ed McGuinness. Meet the new bad guys starting with March's "Hulk" #30.1.

DC Teams with Hero Initiative for JLA #50 Project

DC Teams with Hero Initiative for JLA #50 Project

The Hero Initiative is teaming with DC Comics for the first time with 100 copies of "Justice League of America" #50 customized by artists including Alex Ross, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Parker and more.

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