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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!

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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.

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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.

Marvel Reveals FF Death

Marvel Reveals FF Death

Marvel has unveiled which member of the Fantastic Four will be meeting their untimely demise in the final chapter of Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting's "Three," featuring covers by Alan Davis and John Cassaday.

Mainstream Media Leaks

Mainstream Media Leaks "Fantastic Four" Death

In a move that's become routine for major shockers in the Marvel Comics Universe, news organizations across the country have started revealing the death at the heart of this week's "Fantastic Four" #587. SPOILERS ahead!

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PREVIEW: "Takio"

Marvel has released a new seven-page preview of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's all-ages graphic novel "Takio," which is due in stores March 2 under the creator-owned Icon imprint.

Bendis Gets Furious with the “New Avengers”

Bendis Gets Furious with the “New Avengers”

Brian Michael Bendis is set to tell two very different “New Avengers” stories with three different artists. We spoke with him about his plans for the series, including a tale that unfolds through Nick Fury's past and present.

Mike Raicht on “G.I. Joe: Infestation”

Mike Raicht on “G.I. Joe: Infestation”

IDW's “Infestation” event sets the heroes of G.I. Joe and the ruthless agents of Cobra against a threat from the publisher's own “Zombies vs. Robots” cross universe. CBR spoke with writer Mike Raicht about the series.

Marvel Releases New

Marvel Releases New "Fear Itself: Throne of Blood" Teaser

Marvel Comics has released a teaser for "Throne of Blood: Birth of a Vampire," which ties into the "Fear Itself" event. The series, by Victor Gischler and Goran Parlov, debuts in April.

The Daniel Lieske Saga

The Daniel Lieske Saga

Digital artist and writer Daniel Lieske spoke with CBR News about the first chapter of his breakout online graphic novel "The Wormworld Saga" and his hopes to finish the planned 60-chapter title before it's too late.

Rostan and Valeza Deliver “An Elegy for Amelia Johnson”

Rostan and Valeza Deliver “An Elegy for Amelia Johnson”

Writer/Creator Andrew Rostan and artist Dave Valeza talk their upcoming black and white graphic novel from Archaia and how it strikes a chord with the average reader. With exclusive art!

POLL: Who Will Die In

POLL: Who Will Die In "Fantastic Four: Three?"

The final chapter of Jonathan Hickman's "Fantastic Four" epic, "Three," hits stores tomorrow and CBR wants to know: which member of Marvel's First Family do you think will be the storyline's casualty?

Parker Plots a General Strike in

Parker Plots a General Strike in "Hulk"

When Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman began their run on "Hulk," the creators forced the title character, the Red Hulk. upon to the road to redemption -- a bumpy road that's about to get much, much rougher.

Wizard Magazine Closes, Will Relaunch Online

Wizard Magazine Closes, Will Relaunch Online

ROBOT 6 has the breaking story that Wizard Magazine will cease publication and founder Gareb Shamus has moved the convention tour to a new company called Wizard World, a brand that will also launch a new magazine online.

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REVIEW: "Memoir" #1

Chad Nevett reviews the first issue of Ben McCool and Nikki Cook's "Memoir," giving it three and a half stars and highly praising Cook's art for an engaging depiction of townspeople "scarred or simply made ugly by events."

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Dynamite Comics On Sale January 26, 2011

Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with advance looks at new comics on sale this Wednesday, January 26, including ""Red Sonja" #54, the final issue of "The Boys: Highland Laddie" and more.

Comics A.M. - Archie Joins DC in Dropping Comics Code, Marking End of Era

Comics A.M. - Archie Joins DC in Dropping Comics Code, Marking End of Era

Archie joins DC in abandoning Comics Code Authority, signaling end of 56-year-old regulatory body! Tor Books expands graphic novel line! Tenn. comics store hit by fire! Plus much more

Wood Plus Kelly Equals

Wood Plus Kelly Equals "New York Five"

CSBG's Kelly Thompson talks to Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly about their new Vertigo series, "The New York Five," the sequel to their previous collaboration for DC Comics' short-lived Minx imprint, "The New York Four."

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PREVIEW: "Action Comics" #897

DC Comics has released a five-page preview of "Action Comics" #897 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods. The issue features a showdown between Lex Luthor and the Joker, and is on sale January 26.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW:

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: "Detective Comics" #873

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR is pleased to present an exclusive preview of "Detective Comics" #873 by Scott Snyder and Jock, concluding their first story arc "Black Mirror." The issue goes on sale this week.

Revisiting DC History

Revisiting DC History

ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at several of DC's history-setting miniseries, including "Atlantis Chronicles," "Superman: The Secret Years," and "The Golden Age," and the influence these had on the direction of the line.

A Month of Odd Comic Book Ads

A Month of Odd Comic Book Ads

CSBG continues a month-long look at all the strange and odd comic book ads that have appeared throughout comics history! Come check out the ads featured so far, including the interesting evolution of X-Ray Spex ads!

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale January 26, 2011

BOOM! Studios Titles On Sale January 26, 2011

BOOM! Studios has provided CBR with advance looks at new titles on sale January 26, including "Stan Lee's The Traveler" #3, "Incorruptible" #14, "Dracula: The Company of Monsters" #6, and "Walt Disney Comics" #715!

Testing the Age of Availability

Testing the Age of Availability

Greg Hatcher tests the theory that we are living in the "age of availability" by attempting to see if every comic, book and film that he was reading and watching in March 1978 is accessible today! Come find out how well he did!

Investigating Dynamite's Hornet Sting

Investigating Dynamite's Hornet Sting

With the "Green Hornet" film in theaters, ROBOT 6's Graeme McMillan gives tips on where to start reading Dynamite's army of "Green Hornet" comics, including which titles give the fullest picture of the hero's legacy.

MARVEL T&A: New Readers, New Methods

MARVEL T&A: New Readers, New Methods

Tom and Axel are back with an all-new Marvel T&A loaded with information on how the House of Ideas views their readership, how they look to draw fans in with "Mighty Thor" and the sales picture of 2011.

Waid and Busiek Discuss

Waid and Busiek Discuss "Dracula: Company of Monsters"

Veteran writers Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek sit down to discuss Busiek's "Dracula: Company of Monsters," which sees its first trade paperback arrive next week from BOOM! Studios.

Powell and Marsh Enter Godzilla's “Kingdom of Monsters”

Powell and Marsh Enter Godzilla's “Kingdom of Monsters”

Co-writers Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh spoke with CBR about “Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters,” the new ongoing series launching in March from IDW starring at least one rampaging Toho monster.

DC Preps Green Lantern/ Flashpoint FCBD Issue

DC Preps Green Lantern/ Flashpoint FCBD Issue

Hoping to draw in fans of Hal Jordan's incoming movie, DC Comics is representing his most recent origin telling for Free Comic Book Day along with an early look at the Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert "Flashpoint" event for die hard readers.

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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.

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