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MARVEL'S TALK TO THE HAT: Fantastic Deaths & Kids Comics

MARVEL'S TALK TO THE HAT: Fantastic Deaths & Kids Comics

Marvel SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort kicks off his new CBR column TALK TO THE HAT with a look inside "Fantastic Four" #587's release, an exclusive preview of #588 and frank talk on comics for younger readers.

Meet Agent of D.A.N.G.E.R.

Meet Agent of D.A.N.G.E.R.

Individually, Shannon Eric Denton, Phil Hester, Jon Lewis, and Rob Worley are veterans of comics, animation, prose and other media; together, they are a new studio, Agent of D.A.N.G.E.R.

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REVIEW: "Action Comics" #897

Doug Zawisza gave "Action Comics" #897 4.5 stars saying of Paul Cornell and Pete Woods' latest chapter in the saga of Lex Luthor, "with Cornell guiding Luthor’s path, I don’t see [my] enjoyment diminishing any time soon."

DC Announces 14

DC Announces 14 "Flashpoint" Titles

In support of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert's upcoming five-issue event series "Flashpoint," DC Comics has announced titles for 14 tie-in mini series though creators details remain scarce for the "Whatever Happened?" style stories.

Rick Remender Reinvents

Rick Remender Reinvents "Venom"

In Marvel's press conference call with writer Rick Remender and editor Stephen Wacker on the upcoming "Venom" ongoing series illustrated by Tony Moore, the unscripted chat yielded the new Lethal Protector's identity and more.

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ADVANCE PREVIEW: "Fantastic Four" #588

Marvel Comics has released an advance look at "Fantastic Four" #588 by writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Nick Dragotta and Mark Brooks with an Alan Davis cover. The final issue of the series hits stores February 23.

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Finale

BEHIND BUFFY SEASON 8: Finale

Editor Scott Allie returns to CBR for an inside look at the final issues of Joss Whedon's "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8" as the cast deals with recent deaths, fights Slayer uprisings and prepares for "Season 9."

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Irredeemable" #22

Courtesy of BOOM! Studios, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Irredeemable" #22 written by creator Mark Waid with Peter Krause and Diego Barreto splitting art duties. The issue hits Wednesday, February 22.

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

comiXology's Steinberger On Digital Retail

With a new platform allowing retailers to sell digital comics on their own sites, the CEO of comiXology spoke with CBR to explain how the system works, why digital isn't a threat and why sales charts are unlikely.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's edition of CBLR, you'll learn the unlikely origin of the use of the term "grim and gritty" in connection with Batman! Also, discover what story famed TV writer Greg Weisman had to wait over two decades to tell!

Palmiotti and Gray on

Palmiotti and Gray on "Jonah Hex" and "Freedom Fighters"

The writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray spoke with CBR News about their continued tenure on DC Comics' "Jonah Hex" and rounding up their first big arc on "Freedom Fighters."

Runton on

Runton on "Owly and Wormy"

Cartoonist Andy Runton spoke with CBR News about February's “Owly and Wormy: Friends All Aflutter,” a new picture book starring his famously silent character, and the next "Owly" Top Shelf graphic novel.

Marvel Comics On Sale February 2, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale February 2, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Amazing Spider-Man" #653, "Deadpool & Cable" #26, "Hulk" #29, "Ultimate Comics Thor" #4 and more.

Moore Sends

Moore Sends "Namor" on a Hellacious Journey

"Namor: The First Mutant" #6 kicks of an all new arc of the series sending the titular Atlantean to Hell and forces him into a confrontation with Doctor Doom. We spoke with writer Stuart Moore about the series.

Shelf Life - 1/27/2011

Shelf Life - 1/27/2011

Today, Ron Marz delves into the concept of death in comics in light of the recently released "Fantastic Four" #587 and eulogizes his friend and creative partner on "Pantheon City," the late Clement Sauvé.

Wagner Brings

Wagner Brings "Green Hornet: Year One" to a Close

Matt Wagner bids farewell to the Green Hornet, discussing the hero's first year, hinting at what to expect from Green Hornet and Kato's climactic encounter with Chicago crime boss "Skid" Caruso.

Chandler Spins a Tale of

Chandler Spins a Tale of "Skrumps"

The newest additions to the Henson family, the Skrumps get their debut one-shot from Archaia this April. Creator John Chandler told CBR how the Skrumps made it to comics and what to expect from the upcoming issue.

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/27/2011

Winning ain't easy in this week's BUY PILE which is jam packed with mediocrity. Still, Steve Rogers gets a little smarter, Deadpool gets a new playmate and a flying monkey searches for adventure, and that ain't bad.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Invincible Iron Man" #500.1

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of "Invincible Iron Man" #500.1, a special jumping-on issue from the regular creative team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca. The issue hits February 2.

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

R.I.P. Clement Sauvé

The 33-year-old artist and former fixture of the CBR Fan Community has passed away after a battle with cancer, leaving behind a legacy of sharp, distinctive work in comics and animation.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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