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REVIEW: "Iron Man" #500

Benjamin Bailey looks at "Iron Man" #500 by Matt Fraction, giving it a four star review, praising the four artists and saying the issue "shows what a great creative team can do when it’s given the room to stretch its legs."

CBR's Comics Twitter Directory

CBR's Comics Twitter Directory

Wondering which of your favorite creators and publishers are on Twitter, sharing their wisdom in 140 characters or less? CBR has you covered with our comprehensive Twitter Directory.

Scott Allie Speaks of “The Dead Remembered”

Scott Allie Speaks of “The Dead Remembered”

“Hellboy” editor Scott Allie tries on his writing hat for “B.P.R.D.: The Dead Remembered,” a three-issue miniseries exploring Liz Sherman's past. CBR spoke with him about the book and switching roles with Mike Mignola.

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

Comic Book Legends Revealed!

In this week's CBLR, learn about the strange team-up of Spider-Man and Planned Parenthood! Plus, the history of Marvel's rating system and the bizarre story of Rulah, Jungle Goddess and Tegra, Jungle Empress!

Gage Looks to the Future in “Avengers Academy”

Gage Looks to the Future in “Avengers Academy”

“Avengers Academy” #8, in stores now, is the first of several big issues for the series. We spoke with writer Christos Gage about his plans for the book, which include a glimpse at the future selves of the teen protagonists.

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REVIEW: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" #40

Greg McElhatton gives the final issue of "Buffy Season 8" by Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty three and a half stars, praising the finale for the "recriminations, second-guessing, and glances ahead on what's to come."

J.H. Williams III Addresses

J.H. Williams III Addresses "Batwoman" Delay

After the revelation this week that the long-awaited "Batwoman" would be delayed until April, J.H. Williams III discussed the series' schedule on his blog, noting that the new date was more realistic from the start. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Marvel Runs Early With

Marvel Runs Early With "Fantastic Four" #587

In anticipation of a mass media push for the issue where one of the team is killed off, Marvel Comics is allowing retailers to sell "Fantastic Four" #587 on Tuesday of next week, one of a number of changes allowed by early shipping.

TOTAL RECHARGE: Milligan on “Red Lanterns”

TOTAL RECHARGE: Milligan on “Red Lanterns”

Peter Milligan says Atrocitus is a murderous, ancient monster, but now he’s his murderous ancient monster and it’s his job to make readers empathize with him in the new ongoing “Red Lanterns” series from DC Comics.

Tilting at Windmills - 1/20/2011

Tilting at Windmills - 1/20/2011

This month, Brian Hibbs discusses Patton Oswalt's recent Geek Culture rant/dissertation, deciding the actor didn't go far enough, especially with regards to the role of today's day comics industry in pop culture.

Marvel Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Marvel Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Courtesy of Marvel, CBR brings you advance looks at new comics on sale next Wednesday including "Age of X: Alpha" #1, "Chaos War" #5, "New Avengers" #8, "Thunderbolts" #152, "X-Men #7 and many more.

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

DC Comics Solicitations for April, 2011

DC Comics has released solicitation information and images for new comics and products shipping in April 2011, including the latest from "War of the Green Lanterns," "Brightest Day" and much more.

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Characters and Movies

The Line It Is Drawn: Comic Characters and Movies

Harold and Kumar Escape from the Negative Zone! Nick Fury's Howling and Inglourious Basterds! Check out these comic book/movie mash-ups and more in this week's reader-suggested art gallery! And make your suggestions for next week's edition!

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS: "Avengers" #9 and "Captain America" #614

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, CBR has exclusive previews of "Avengers" #9 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita, Jr., and "Captain America" #614 by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice. Both are in stores January 26.

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

The Buy Pile - 1/20/2011

It was Hannibal's birthday on Wednesday, and the comics industry delivered the gift of not being terrible, led off by the complicated genius of Tony Stark, teenaged terrorism and the duplicity of soldiers and spies.

Campbell Charts the Danger Girl Crossover

Campbell Charts the Danger Girl Crossover

Artist and "Danger Girl" co-creator J. Scott Campbell spoke with CBR News about the upcoming crossover miniseries with Dynamite Entertainment's "Army of Darkness," raining upon comic stores this April.

Talking Comics with Shawn Crystal

Talking Comics with Shawn Crystal

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with SCAD professor and artist Shawn Crystal about "Wolverine & Deadpool: The Decoy," a digital-only comic written by Stuart Moore, as well as writers and artists to watch this year.

DC Drops The Comics Code

DC Drops The Comics Code

In a move towards a in house set of ratings for everything from kids comics to the mature readers material of Vertigo, DC Comics will no longer carry the decades-old Comics Code Seal of Approval on its monthly titles.

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REVIEW: "Brightest Day" #18

Doug Zawisa reviewed "Brightest Day" #18, giving it a perfect five stars for artists Ivan Reis and Ardian Syaf's "visual spectacle," and the mysteries established by Geoff Johns and Pete Tomasi "start to click into place."

AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Berserker, Hellion, Nightmare

AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS: Berserker, Hellion, Nightmare

In our penultimate installment of AGE OF X COMMUNIQUÉS, our look at the major mutant players of the “Age of X” storyline, writer Mike Carey reveals Gyrich's intelligence on the fugitive mutants Berserker, Hellion, and Nightmare.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Artist Fights Taxman, "Dick Tracy" Cartoonist Retires

French officials say Albert Uderzo isn't eligible for author tax breaks! Cartoonist Dick Locher to retire from "Dick Tracy"! San Antonio comic store rebounds! Plus much more!

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REVIEW: "The Boys" #50

Ryan Lindsay gives the landmark 50th issue of Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson's "The Boys" a four-star review, saying "a stand-off between The Seven and The Boys is always going to be one of my favorite things."

An All-Star Team-Up For

An All-Star Team-Up For "Action Comics" #900

An A-list team of creators including Damon Linelof, Richard Donner and Alex Ross bring the Man of Steel back home from his cross-country journey to "Action Comics" where Doomsday and Lex Luthor await.

G.I. Joe Enters the

G.I. Joe Enters the "Cobra Civil War"

IDW held a press event to discuss its G.I. Joe line following the death of a major character in this week's “Cobra” #12. CBR has the details of the coming “Cobra Civil War,” which launches a new Snake Eyes ongoing series.

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Angel" #41

Courtesy of IDW Publishing, CBR is pleased to share an exclusive preview of "Angel" #41 by David Tischman, Mariah Huehner, Elena Casagrande, and Jenny Frison. The issue hits stores next week, January 26.

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Where The Hell Am I - 1/19/2011

Responding to a controversial quote from "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, Jason provides some solid advice for screenwriters looking to bring their scripts to comics with a ten-point checklist of things to look out for.

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

TOTAL RECHARGE: Bedard on “Green Lantern Corps”

With Sinestro poised to enter the fray, fan favorite writer Tony Bedard checks in to discuss his run on “Green Lantern Corps” and teases what’s ahead in the upcoming crossover, "War of the Green Lanterns."

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

Remender Cranks the Metal in “Uncanny X-Force”

In coming months, the cast of “Uncanny X-Force” will face off against an onslaught of cybernertic enemies. We spoke with writer Rick Remender about the series, including a special 5.1 issue featuring art by Rafael Albuquerque.

Whedon Hints at

Whedon Hints at "Buffy Season 9"

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8" concludes this week with #40, but Joss Whedon gave several hints about Season 9 in an interview with EW's Shelf Life blog. ROBOT 6 has the details.

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

Aragones Celebrates Five Decades of “Mad”-ness

The legendary cartoonist talks with CBR about his long career on"Mad Magazine," “The Simpsons,” “Groo,” as well as “Sergio Aragones: Five Decades of His Finest Work,” the new retrospective book from Running Press.

Thom Zahler Returns with “Love and Capes”

Thom Zahler Returns with “Love and Capes”

Thom Zahler's superheroic sitcom “Love and Capes” returns in February, now flying under the IDW banner. CBR News spoke with the cartoonist about the “Ever After” miniseries, in which the Crusader and Abby begin married life.

FIRST LOOK:

FIRST LOOK: "Age of X" Chapter 2

Marvel Comics has released an unlettered preview of "New Mutants" #22, the second chapter of the "Age of X" crossover with "X-Men Legacy," written by Mike Carey with art by Steve Kurth. The issue hits stores in February.

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PREVIEW: "Green Lantern Corps" #56

DC Comics has released a five-page preview of "Green Lantern Corps" #56, continuing the "Weaponer" story arc by Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham. The issue is in stores today.

Jimenez Enrolls in the Legion Academy

Jimenez Enrolls in the Legion Academy

New DC exclusive artist Phil Jimenez spoke with CBR News about his upcoming work on "Adventure Comics" and the start of the "Legion Academy" arc that introduces the future to the possible Legionnaires of tomorrow.

ROBOT 6:

ROBOT 6: "Batwoman" Delayed?

ROBOT 6 has an unconfirmed report that DC Comics will delay the debut of the eagerly-anticipated "Batwoman" until April. The series, by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, and Amy Reeder, was set to launch in February.

McNeil Talks

McNeil Talks "Finder" at Dark Horse

Carla Speed McNeil's long-running “Finder” moves to Dark Horse in February with "Voice," followed by collections and a strip in "DHP." CBR caught up with the cartoonist to talk about the future.

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/19/2011

PREVIEWS: New Comics on Sale 1/19/2011

It's New Comics Day in the States, and CBR has more than 50 previews of new titles on sale today from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Archaia and more!

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

X-POSITION: Jason Aaron

In this week's X-POSITION, “Wolverine” writer Jason Aaron answers your questions about hell, Logan’s evolving spirituality, and shares some "Astonishing" teases. Plus exclusive art by Daniel Acuña.

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EXCL. PREVIEW: "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever" #1

Courtesy of Dark Horse, CBR presents an exclusive first-look preview of Sir Edward Grey in "Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever" #1 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and John Severin.

Pipeline - 1/18/2011

Pipeline - 1/18/2011

Archie’s move to day and date digital comics makes a lot of sense for a Direct Market that does little for them, leading to “De Blieck’s Digital Divide,” Skottie Young's eBook and a rally for digital "Savage Dragon."

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